What You'll Get
The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drink at Sakura Home Japanese Restaurant.
Sakura Home satisfies stomachs with a menu of traditional and trailblazing Japanese cuisine. Start your own Tokyo drift with an order of fried vegetable, shrimp or chicken tempura ($6.50) and miso soup (1.99), or Pompeii-ize pabulum by cooking your own Asian marinated steak atop volcano rocks that are heated to 750 degrees and placed at your table ($20). Sakura Home's hibachi helpings offer diners a front-row seat for fiery feast-forging, with a chef that utilizes utensils and Promethean discoveries to grill up shrimp ($18.99), salmon ($17.99), veggies ($12.99), and numerous other options. Diners desiring confined cuisine can opt for Sakura Home's colorful sushi selections, including 10 specialty rolls ($11.99-$14.99) presented with all the artistic flair of a Picasso-baked casserole. The angry dragon roll ($14.99), for instance, contains shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, king crab salad, sliced papaya and honey mayo. Using only the freshest fish, Sakura Home also serves traditional sushi favorites, such as the neatly rolled spicy tuna ($4.50) and the salmon skin roll ($3.99). Split the "sushi for two" entree ($33.50)—14 pieces of sushi, a California roll, a tuna roll and a dragon roll—to make a truce with the tenacious telemarketer who leapt out of your phone last week.
Asian artwork and vibrant greenery adorn the gold-and-red walls of the interior, with alcoholic beverages available to adorn the taste buds of diners. Jaunt into the Japanese eats of Sakura Home and deliciously distract yourself from the sun and her unending insults.
- The breadth of the menu is impressive. While the focus is on sushi and rolls, there are enough other options for people that shy away from anything raw or wrapped in seaweed. The haru maki was a crispy spring roll full of vegetables, and the avocado salad pleased, with the deep green fruit sliced across the entire bowl. The real stars of the show were the rolls, with a presentation that rivals some of the best I have seen. – Tricia Seymour, Rochester City Newspaper
- The service was easy going, and helpful with selections and answering questions. The fish used for the sushi was absolutely wonderful, easily the best sushi in Rochester that I have found yet. The ambiance was especially lovely, with a lot of texture and fun things to look at. I recommend eating at the Sushi bar because the chefs are very friendly. Will certainly return soon! – LKD, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required. Limit 1 per table, 2 for table of 5 or more. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sakura Home
Sakura Home serves up a variety of specialty sashimi and sushi rolls such as Toro, which is comprised of tuna belly fat and uni. Guests further experience a Japanese dining tradition in the restaurant's tatami room, where they sit atop plush cushions on the floor and eat at low-resting tables. But the restaurant isn't entirely chair-free—a private hibachi room seats diners around a table with an inset grill, where skilled chefs make a show of slicing and sizzling steak, lobster, and vegetables. Out in the main dining room, sushi makers also put their skills on display while crafting specialty rolls with ingredients such as tuna and honey mayo.