4011 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL | Directions 6000842.062951 -88.030027
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10:30pm
best sushi – I have been going to this spot religiously for ten years. their best chef left about a year ago but the sushi is still a 9/10 versus 10/10. Fish is always super fresh on the weekends when we are there. I highly recommend this place if you are serious about sushi.
Sakura restaurant in Rolling Meadow, l -- Not recommend – The sushi roll was not fresh and too wet.
The UDON was too salty
The waitress was rude, and confronted me for small tips(I gave $30 tips for $138 bill, but she was not happy, and their waitress and waitors gave me a bad look all together for small tip.)
The food what I ate was not worthy for $138 bills.
Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay;-)
Since we remember what happened at your table,
we would like to recap some things that you left out.
You finished everything on the plate that was served, and
we strongly suggest that you call one of us to discuss about that issue. We can take some plates off from your bill, and sometimes we go far beyond that.
Also, our restaurant is NOT a place to argue about "what Japanese did to your country (She was from Korea.) more than a half century ago".
People are smart enough not to pin down on a 20-something at the table to give a lecture about that issue for more than 10 minutes.
Manager was upset for the waitress not coming back, and if you thought that they gave me a bad look, we are sorry for the misunderstanding.
At last, you did not leave any tip at the beginning - we asked you if there was anything wrong at your stay, and you threw the money at me.
I hope this refreshes your memory. ;-)
Sorry this is so off topic – Women can now train in Japan to be Sushi Chefs in Japan. The actual reason why women weren't allowed to be sushi chefs is the belief among sushi chefs that a womans hands are too warm to handle sushi, that, and most Japanese men are sexist tools. I'm guessing the "scent" thing probably was just made up here because the "warm hands" thing won't fly in the U.S.
As for a review: Sakura has pretty good sushi, go at lunch for the better pricing.
BEST JAPANESE FOOD IN CHICAGO – This is by far the best japanese food in Chicago! Everytime I go to this wonderful place I feel like I am back in Japan. I have eaten at many a Japanese restaurant in the US and I have never found a place that reminds me more of Japan than here. The entire staff make you feel welcome and, just like restaurants in Japan, the staff welcomes everyone who enters and offers everyone who leave a sincere "Arigato gozaimasu". Ahhhhh..... Sakura, Okini!
This bustling Northwest suburban sushi house serves oodles of noodles plus
everyone's favorite rolls. – In Short
Dark wood, moody abstract artwork and a low glow from track lighting set the tone at this popular, longtime Asian eatery. A multicultural mix of regulars nosh on chilled edamame, while efficient servers breeze through the dining room serving tempura udon soup. The basics--tuna sashimi, hamachi sushi, sea eel nigiri--are options, plus creations like the 911 roll, a blend of tuna, jalapeno, extra wasabi and spicy sauce. Other options include hot pots and salads.
Not the original but still one of the best – It is an unfortunately thing that Japanese people are moving out Chicago and because of that Its hard to find a decent Sushi house after Hatsuhana is closed due to the property issue. Fortunately, theres Sakrura. Therere actually two Sakura sushi restaurants in Chicago. The Prospect is the original and the Woodfield is a spin-off. Depending on how deep you understand the Sushi culture, heres how I help you to evaluate. For general customers, since you cant really tell the difference, so you really dont have to worry. For pros and Asians people, just mark my word, you cant find any other sushi house better than those two in IL. By the way, if youve been to a lot sushi houses and think you're using chopsticks pretty good but you cant tell (by look) an Asian if he is a Japanese or not, please throw yourself under the category general. Keep in mind that in Japan, women can't be a sushi chef. Thats why I didnt say he or she. The reason why women cant be a sushi chef in Japan? Well, women use cosmetics with scent. In Japan, a master chef consider kitchen a holy place and he and his costumer cant allow any other scent get into the nigiri. Therefore, women are out. Now, the differences 1. The interior of Prospect is very tradition while the WoodFiled counterpart is more westernized. Since the chef also the owner at the Prospect location is very traditional, only Japanese waitresses can work in that restaurant. On the other hand, youll see non-Japanese servers at the Woodfield location. 2. The rank for Woodfield is 95 while the Prospect is 91. That's B.S. How can you tell the difference between twins? I guess that is the result of monkeys judging pandas. If one scores 95, theres no reason the other one has less than that. 3. The Woodfield offers Sat Specials, therefore, you can get better deal. Ill have to pick the one at Prospect.
Love the service! – At first when I saw this restaurant from the outside, I was a bit hesitant because of how it looked. I guess this proves "don't judge a book by its cover". This place is great! Food and service was pretty good. What I loved the most about this place is their service. Everyone there was very tentative and very friendly. The women there had these old fashion-type japanese dresses (sorry i dont know what that's called). I thought that was kinda cute. When we were seated down, the waiter gave us fresh warm towels to wipe our hands and he even held the drink menu for us. Our waiter didn't bother us when we eated, which is very important for me, and he was quick and very helpful when we needed him. I would definetly recommend this place.
Heavenly – This is by far my favorite restuarant!!! I have been going to Sakura for years and I venture out to many restuarants, but Sakura is my #1 favorite. The sushi and sashimi is so freshest you can get in Chicago area. The hot pot is full of seafood as well. The bento box is the best for those of you who like a little bit of everything. If you get a chance, I recommend going on Saturday for dinner and trying the special dinner set. It comes with sashimi, sushi, salad (with the best japanese dressing), miso soup, rice, tempura, udon, side dishes...etc...so much food...you will think you are in heaven.
This is "My Place" – My family and I had been their customers for more than 10 years, and we always enjoy so much. Also, they had remodeled their place lately, and it's looking even better.
They have so many good appetizers, and the servers are usually very helpful to find you the things you wanna try. We always ask them for suggestions, and try at least one "new thing".
You might look for spicy pork, which is my favorite, and it goes great with muscat wine they have. Also, for the seafood lovers, they have golden crab or tuna lovers... Their sushi is the freshest that I've ever had in Chicago area, and especially my sister wouldn't eat anywhere else!!
I signed up for Sakura's customer list and they sometimes give you the coupons to use via email. I just received the Birthday Certificate, and I am looking forward to visit there again!!
YUMMERS – I went with my friends and we all liked the food a lot. The sushi was very fresh and melted in my mouth. The spicy tuna rolls were the best. The service was very fast and friendly. We were all very satisfied.
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