Things have changed at Sakura Japanese Cuisine since I last stopped by. Hours have been shortened to close at 8 p.m. and the prices have increased to reflect the ever-changing economy and cost of goods. Even with all that, I still made it a point to visit one of my favorite restaurants in town.
605 W Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67213
Monday – Friday: 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 8pm
Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
Closed on Sunday
I go there because the food is always phenomenal and the people at Sakura are so kind. It’s always a win/win on every visit.
For my latest stop, I was tasked with grabbing dinner to go somewhere. Instead of arguing about where, I knew one place that would draw immediate smiles… Sakura!
I ordered the Five Spice ramen, which is a staple for every visit. It comes with pork belly, egg, and bean sprout. And while I was there, I ran into a group of people there. One gentleman, Johnny, highly suggested getting the Teriyaki Salmon dish. Without hesitation, I didn’t bother looking at the menu description, price or any details. I just said OK and ordered it. Come to find out, it was pan-fried breaded salmon with bell pepper, bamboo shoot, Kiruage mushroom, onion, scallion in teriyaki sauce.
It didn’t take long to get both meals to go, and I was headed home, ready to look like a knight in shining armor with two containers of Sakura food in hand.
The food certainly delivered. We shared both meals and were very pleased. The Five Spice ramen never fails, and is a big, heaping bowl of ramen that could satisfy anybody. There were huge pieces of pork belly which was fantastic. Some places give you one or two dinky pieces and call it a day. Sakura throws in pieces bigger than my biceps (which isn’t necessarily hard to accomplish).
As for the Teriyaki Salmon. Big thanks to Johnny for the suggestion. That was fantastic. I had a few bites of it as Megan decided that was the dish she liked more. Sharing is caring, right?
Be sure to put Sakura Japanese Cuisine in your rotation or list of places to go to prevent arguments for where to dine with your significant other.
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