Adelaide, SA

Found down a side-street in Unley, Sakura Teppanyaki is a popular Japanese eatery where bookings are imperative to secure a seat. The timber benches and gleaming hotplates take centre stage at this cosy diner, where guests can sit and enjoy the table theatre - and light-hearted banter - from the Chef. Perfect for a fun night out, you may want to advise your guests to reconsider wearing white if their catching skills are a little rusty.
Opening Times

190 Unley Road
Tel: +61 8 8272 7833
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
Licensed & BYO (wine only)
Timber bench seating and gleaming hotplates take centre stage at Sakura Teppanyaki. The star performer orchestrating over this setting is chef Tony Lim. He delivers 30 years of cooking experience with showmanship to boot. Families don't have to worry about keeping children occupied in this restaurant – Tony does it for them. Much flashing and slashing of knives entertains all around. Here it is the grown-ups who are known for scribbling on the walls. Panels of mini whiteboards form a visitors' book; texta'ed testimonies become more humorous after one too many sakes.

The menu will also put a smile on your face. You can enjoy Sakura's Japanese cuisine a la carte style or in fixed price sets. The Rolls Royce of these is the Sakura Special. Part with $180 and be rewarded with your choice of entree, whole lobster, beef or chicken, mixed vegetables and salad. Fried rice and miso soup serve as sides. Its pancake dessert will please those who like theirs extra thick. Alternately, select individual items to be cooked a la minute before your eyes. Seafoodies will find themselves in heaven. In fact, there are only two beef listings, albeit one of them is the hallowed Wagyu. Summon a portion of barramundi or salmon to the hotplate and follow it through with scampi, scallops and cuttlefish. Moreton Bay Bugs and oysters sit beside market price abalone and lobster; ponzu sauce and Japanese tartare are offered as sides. Soba noodles really are the best, so have some close by. Finish with a cleansing bowl of green tea ice-cream. Not that you need it; the clean, fresh flavours of Sakura's produce should be savoured.
Roz Taylor
Cheap & Cheerful
Suitable for Families with children
This restaurant does not have any awards.
190 Unley Road
Unley SA 5061
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
HAVE YOU DINED AT Sakura Teppanyaki Restaurant?Write your review
Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience.
You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*
(will be displayed on the site)
(will NOT be displayed on the site)
Currently there are no reviews for this restaurant.
Be the first to share your experience.
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia © de Groots Media 1996 - 2014