350 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Best Of
Sakura +

Bre McGee


  • Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun 12pm-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-9:30pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Accepted
Sakura is the one Japanese restaurant you would want to have in your city if you could have only one Japanese restaurant: It does that much. Look inside the deep red walls on a typical night, and you'll find legions of different customers. In one corner, Wild hockey fans seek the next spicy sushi sensation, daring the chefs to make them sweat. Near a front window, Japanese expats from local universities, 3M, and Unisys drink and snack till the wee hours. Elsewhere, graduate students take advantage of the thrifty yakizakana teishoku meals, the blue-plate specials, the meat-loaf-and-mashed-potatoes of everyday Japan. Vegetarians confer around the most reliable vegetable sushi in the state. Miyoko Omori, Sakura's owner, has been creating these layers of community for years now, and if you get a table near the window on a Sakura Saturday night, you might understand the brick-built weave of St. Paul in a way you never did before.

Upcoming Events Here (1)

Related Stories (2)

  • Top 10 Japanese restaurants in the Twin Cities
    3 years ago by CP Staff

    One hears "Japanese food" and immediately images of raw fish clinging delicately to pillows of plump and sticky balls of rice come to mind. But believe it or not, the good people of Japan do eat more than sushi and edamame. From gyo...

  • Sakura Blossoms
    11 years ago by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    After years of renovations St. Paul's longtime treasure Sakura cries out for rediscovery. Sakura Restaurant, St. Paul


View All

More Japanese Restaurants in St. Paul (Downtown)

View All

More Japanese Restaurants in Minneapolis & St. Paul


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >