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3/5

Sakura Japanese

14 Rheinland Place, Colombo 03


You've heard of Sri Lankan Chinese food, but Sri Lankan Japanese? Well it exists and using the island's abundance of fresh sea food, Sakura has been serving up consistently good and affordable Japanese dishes since 1983.



You've heard of Sri Lankan Chinese food, but Sri Lankan Japanese? Well, it exists, and using the island's abundance of fresh sea food, Sakura has been serving up consistently good and affordable Japanese dishes since 1983.

World beating sushi it isn't, but the fish is fresh and tasty, the portions are generous, and for Japanese food it's down right cheap.

The sushi ranges from above average to good, the Nigiri Sushi (particualrly the one with the raw tuna fat), and Teka Don (rice and raw fish) are good value, as is the big plate of Maguro Sashimi.

Some of the cooked dishes are excellent. The Japanese style Katsu Curry, Suki Yaki, Tempura and Japanese Cream Cutlets can equal those found at much more expensive restaurants.

The restaurant's quality is testified to by the fact that it still attracts homesick Japanese expats, especially for its good value lunch deals. There are standard seats and private rooms where you sit Japanese-style on tatami mats. Wonderfully, the place has been showing the same Japanese TV shows they recorded in the 80's for about 30 years.

The private room overlooking the garden is particularly pleasant - the whole place could probably use some refurbishment but the slightly faded look is part of charm.

We challenge you to find Japanese food of equal quality at this price.

TIP

They do a great lime soda and try to make it for one of the lunch deals.

Address

14 Rheinland Place, Colombo 03

Directions

From Galle Road, it's the left turn just past Alfred Place (Durdan's Hospital). Rheinland place is on the sea side.

Contacts

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Cuisine

Japanese

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Sushi

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3

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