Sakura Sushi: Get Your Half-Off Sushi On!
By Brian Pitre
Originating in Southeast Asia, contemporized in Japan, and popularized all over the world, sushi has become a new favorite for the Lake Area over the last decade. With sushi houses popping up all over the city, the demand for quality plates with reasonable prices is a growing issue for enthusiasts looking to explore the cuisine. As daily consumers, we tend to equate the quality of goods and services to how much they drain our wallets, but anyone who has ever eaten at Sakura Sushi can tell you that could not be further from the truth .
Opening their doors just two months ago, Sakura has already begun building a long list of regular customers. Offering a variety of sushi, sashimi, and authentic Japanese appetizers served by a professional and knowledgeable staff are part of what keeps their customers returning day after day. From the soups to the specialty rolls, every bit of every bite on every dish is plated beautifully with a style and design that is unique to Sakura’s sushi chefs.
The chefs are dedicated to making each roll with precision and care, priding themselves on their customers’ happiness. Using their extensive knowledge on flavors and fish, they have also begun blending age-old traditions with those rooted here in our own kitchens. Masterpieces such as the “Big Easy Roll,” a rice-out roll of yellow tail, and Cajun spicy tuna covered in sweet but bold honey wasabi are a perfect example of the blending of cultural flavors.
The mixing doesn’t stop with sushi; Sakura runs a full bar complete with wines, wells, and top shelf selections as well as a talented staff who are blending a lot more than just culture in a cup. Mai Tais, daiquiris, sake bombs and more, Sakura has everything you’re looking for at a Japanese-themed bar. The drinks are known to make you hungry, so if you find yourself needing to load up on finger foods, be sure to sample one of their many appetizers. Items such as their soul-warming miso soup and their deliciously pan-seared gyoza make the perfect drinking companions for you and your friends. Friends are something you can never have too many of at Sakura.
Boasting a grand party room with an assortment of seating arrangements, Sakura’s party section allows you to host any type of event for up to 75 guests. And remember, when you order within a large group you can enjoy the made-to-share specials. Any four orders of sushi and/or sashimi are built into a special-order boat with a variety of toppings and side sauces that make sharing and sampling the entire menu a real possibility. Paired with one-of-a-kind cocktails and plenty of room to mingle, the event room is one of Sakura’s most attractive features.
In addition to sushi and sashimi, Sakura also offers Bento boxes, Udon rice dishes and Mongolian bowls.
All of the greatness the décor, cuisine, and service seems to be trumped by their greatest selling point…the sushi and sashimi are HALF OFF! Bring your friends and jump on these outstanding prices.
Sakura Sushi, 211 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, (337) 564-6922. Open seven days a week.