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Sakura Portsmouth, Southsea, Hampshire

Sakura Portsmouth

4.8
4.8
146 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
Sakura was established in 2009 as the first Japanese restaurant in Portsmouth. Since our opening night we have always strived to bring the taste of true Japanese cuisine to our customers, while adding friendly service, knowledge and a lot of enthusiasm for what we do.

We have retained a lot of the features that made our restaurant popular in the Southsea area. These includes tasty food that comes in a great variety, and fast and reliable service. We strive to maintain our standards whilst constantly refining ourselves to meet the demands of every customer.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Ramen

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–14:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–17:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–22:30

  • Phone number

    023 9275 6277

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Contact the restaurant directly for information on private events.

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hampshire

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely gorgeous. The sectioned off seating was quirky with good privacy. Felt a little rushed to begin with, but all the staff were very friendly. The food felt good value.
  2. SC

    SamanthaC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous food and service as always! We went here to celebrate our anniversary and as a surprise we were given a dessert treat and music played for us! Very kind and thoughtful. Definitely recommend this place for delicious sushi!
  3. S

    Sweep

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality of raw fish and wide variety of menu. Atmosphere is fantastic and fast service. Absolutely loved having dinner there and revisited the next day! I’m Japanese living in uk for 25 years and it was the best Japanese meal I’ve had here.
  4. BL

    BrianL

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Japanese restuarant we've eaten in outside of Japan. The Sashimi was fantastic. Thank you. We will be back when we visit Portsmouth again. Keep it up.
  5. KR

    KristieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing and the staff are always lovely despite being very busy. Never feel like anything is too much trouble.
  6. PG

    PippaG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere, they made special effort for celebrating my partners birthday too. Really wish we lived closer to Sakura so that we could visit frequently
  7. S

    Silentpatron

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  8. D

    Dolphingirl45

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unpretentious, great food, good service and lovely staff - new fave!
  9. ML

    MichealL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service from staff was great. Can’t wait to go back
  10. M

    Mizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent in quality and extremely reasonable in price - the portion sizes are also bigger than you might expect from the pictures on the menu, so if you order 4 different things expecting them to be tiny and altogether make one meal then be prepared to take some home!
  11. PW

    PaulW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Other than than crazy covid portions which makes it feel as if you are eating in a stable stall.
  12. CE

    ChrisE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday, we both really enjoyed the whole experience. Would definitely recommend and go again.
  13. DE

    DanicaE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Good Food , but customer service was bad moody waitress
  14. SR

    SilviaR

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service, thank you. I will repeat the experience.
  15. BD

    BiancaD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant little place! Great food and love the private booths. Will be going back again and again! :-)
  16. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eat here often. Great place to eat and try great Japanese cuisine. Small restaurant so best to book ahead. Great service from staff and alot of choice on offer.
  17. LL

    LindaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time to a sushi restaurant. The food was amazing. Really quick service and the waitresses were really lovely and friendly. They helped us choose our food. The atmosphere was really friendly .
  18. AM

    AnitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous good and service! Great menu with lots of variety. Really great service, food comes really quickly. What’s not to like?
  19. GB

    GoodBoiandCake3

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sakura is always great value and service each time we go! Even though we go once a month or so, they always seem to remember us which is nice. The drinks are pretty standard price, but I'd say the food itself is really good value for money, and usually about £15 of food is enough to fill a very hungry belly.
  20. SD

    StuartD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food, drink and service. I visit every time I'm in Portsmouth, and I'm always happy.
  21. BB

    BigBeard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We said it was our birthday and they made it special, we will definitely be back!
  22. DD

    DannyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a tasty inexpensive meal very quick service despite restaurant being fully booked on a Friday night. It was quite noisy and ventilation was probaly not sufficient for Covid anxious people.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Authentic Japanese. Friendly staff. Recommended!
  24. KC

    KevinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Japanese food , great place, great friendly staff. Reasonable price
  25. DH

    DannyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was incredible but felt like we were rushed to leave so the table could be available for the next people.
  26. R

    Rachel

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellent dining experience, the food was delicious, staff were friendly, one of my favourite places to eat
  27. DB

    DebB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great range of food prepared and served quickly. Tasty vegetable tempura
  28. PB

    PaulB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, very efficient service and reasonably priced
  29. CM

    ClaireM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to eat in Southsea, the food is always excellent and the atmosphere is really lovely inside - so beautifully decorated and laid out. The service is fantastic and the prices are really reasonable too.
  30. N

    Natasha

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it - Sakura always transports us somewhere else, it feels really authentic, great value and service, and really delicious food!
  31. PM

    PaulaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love this restaurant. Food is amazing. Felt slightly pressured at the beginning to place our order and we clearly took to long to decide but after that everything was great!
  32. CC

    CassandraC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were out celebrating my friend's engagement, and the staff could not have done more for us! Fantastic from start to finish, and the food is great. We had 12 dishes between 5 of us and it came to £25 a head, so great value too!
  33. IW

    IainWMcF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went here for my birthday and the staff were absolutley amazing. The food and service were top notch, especially for the price. The takoyaki was the highlight of the menu in my opinion, and they have my favourite beer, Asahi, on tap. Cannot wait to go back here again and work my way through the menu. I will say, booking a table is a must as it is fairly cramped inside although you get your own booths.
  34. WS

    WhiteSocks

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staffs are nice, food are delicious too. I’ve got happy dinner because when they bring out birthday cake with birthday song, also turn off a part of night, and different color lights had turned on. We have a wonderful dinner
  35. BM

    BethM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to disappoint. Buzzing on a Monday night. Love it in here
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went to Portsmouth on our day out we did drive from London. I love Japanese culture so we decided to go to Sakura. Food amazing hot and fresh. Service was good with only one downside the server was to often looking at our table we felt a bit rush, and my wife had chipped glass for wine and as she is manager in hospitality she was a bit disappointed. But generally amazing
  37. SD

    StuartD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sakura was fantastic, as usual. You can always rely on excellent food and service. I always visit when I'm in Portsmouth and I'm never disappointed.
  38. SM

    StephenM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food delivered in typically Japanes hectic style. Definitely one to revisit.
  39. E

    Emma

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve waited for our booked table for 20 mins, the food came pretty quick but had no taste at all.
  40. r

    rssss

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, very good authentic atmosphere. Would recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sakura Portsmouth does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sakura Portsmouth also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9275 6277.

Sakura Portsmouth is rated 4.8 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sakura Portsmouth

9 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2SE

Additional information

  • Area

    Southsea

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–14:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–17:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Ramen

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    023 9275 6277

  • Private party facilities

    Contact the restaurant directly for information on private events.

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