Saturday, February 28, 2015


Sakura has Renewed the rich tradition of Japanese cuisine by adopting a new look, a new menu and a whole new attitude…

Sakura is a gem of a beautiful restaurant in a neighbourhood shopping centre, offering the enlightened diners of Gurgaon to a great choice as well as adds to their repertoire of preferences and meets the needs of guests who have to drive a long way to reach Sakura at The Metropolitan Hotel. Soft yellow lighting sets you in a mellow mood while the soft plunking Shamisen music wafts through the place. Japanese elements such as the window blinds are deliberately designed to resemble with Japanese interior accents common to most houses in Japan. The rich fabrics and highest grade wood furniture gives the space a current and warm look, but also maintains the balance between tradition and modernity. Dining here is to dine in a setting of tradition and artistry.
Coming to the food, here guests can unravel their own part of the enigma and experience Japanese food, lovingly prepared by Japanese Master Chef and his team, as it was always meant to be. For me this is the only Japanese restaurant in the city that specialises in the art of yakitori. The Japanese sense of order and aestheticism prevails even in this humble little restaurant as the food arrives in skewers with everything cut to bite sizes.
Delightfully delicate artistry seen in the handiwork of the chef on the Sushi whets your appetite for more as on offer is a repertoire of over a dozen fillings, including mackerel and yellow tail.
 All sea food and sashimi are fresh and of immaculate quality, artfully presented and down to the finest detail. Each category of Teppanyaki; seafood, meat and vegetables, comes with its own selection of sauces for dipping your grilled bite sized treat. Some are tart, some tangy, others sweet or savoury- all are marvellous. Recommendations also go all out for the Sakura style Tantanmen aka hot egg noodles topped with spicy ground meat sauce or the ever popular Ginmutsu Saikyoyaki, cod fish marinated with white soy bean paste, mirin, and sake and grilled to perfection. All this washed down with a range of Sake including Taru sake, Hakutsuru, Kiku Masamune Nama and Tamanohikari Bizen to name a few. To end on a sweet note go for the green tea ice-cream…its divine!
Sakura, Time Tower Building, Main Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon
TEL: (0124) 42500951
TIMINGS: Open for lunch and dinner.