Review: Sakura

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 6, 2011

Denny chose the shrimp and vegetable tempura, one of the $8.25 à la carte lunch choices. Served over rice, the lengths of zucchini and string beans and such were numerous and the stretched-out pieces of shrimp, curiously, were battered differently, the texture as ragged as coconut shreds. My bowl of udon noodles had plenty of pieces of duck, spoon-size, which made the dark broth remarkably rich.

We shared a fire dragon roll ($12.95), which also contained shrimp tempura, as well as eel and buttery avocado, each piece topped with salmon, white tuna, and a sprinkling of pink roe at one end. Highly recommendable. Thumbs up also for the oyster tempura roll — again that contrasting warmth and crunch — and the "spicy lobster sandwich" ($8.25) I sampled the following day. Nori seaweed triangles above and below rice and minced lobster made the latter an array of hors d'oeuvres-sized "sandwiches," though not spicy hot. Lobster roll, move over.

Nice place, Sakura. Got to try it for dinner.

Bill Rodriguez can be reached atbill@billrod.com.

Sakura | 401.331.6861 | 231 Wickenden St, Providence | Daily, 11:30 am-11 pm | Major Credit Cards | BYOB | Sidewalk-Level Accessible

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