CH and I tried Sakura for the first time last night. We normally like to try and catch Fuji-Ya in DT St Paul for HH-but decided to venture elsewhere.
Space is open and large, decor is minimal but pleasant, ambience is low-key...a little quieter and less crowded than Fuji-Ya and some of the other venues. We were there about 5:45. Gyoza (pass -not as good as other sushi places), a Bento Box with teriyaki salmon (tempura veggies, salad, miso soup, broccoli rabe and 3 pieces of sashimi sushi), and 2 large rolls-Brent Burns and uh, I can't remember the other one but it was interesting-tempura chicken wrapped around super white and albacore tuna. Interestingly enough, it was really good.
All that - Two Tiger beers and two pinot grigio's later, the bill after tax was $83.14.
Not bad at all.
Caveat-I am allergic to shellfish (so sad) so I'm pretty much limited to the tuna varietals and standard fish...hubs often will get a few pieces containing shellfish for himself. So, in determining how it compares to others-I'm basing it more off the tuna aspect of sushi rather than the shellfish sushi. We have only been to Fuji-Ya St Paul, Fuji-Ya Mpls, Origami, Kum Gan Sang, Tiger Sushi and Saji-Ya. Still need to visit Midori's and Seven.
Rolls are very reasonably priced.
But, we'll definitely go back. Only wish they had some HH deals. Anyone else had some good experiences here?