Infamous for its diverse selection of fresh and delicious seafood, Nha Trang has an extensive list of delicious restaurants to satisfy visitors and local taste buds. Amongst the top of the list for quality cuisine are the popular Sakura Restaurants. Native to Nha Trang the Sakura Brand has taken its humble beginnings to a lustrous and extraordinary apex in a relatively short period of time. With its first location opening in Nha Trang in 2010 by Pham Van Dinh, former sushi chef of acclaimed 5-star Renaissance Riverside hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, popular demand has since expanded restaurants to multiple locations across the city, as well as to Vung Tau and now Da Lat. A real-life success story, Sakura Sushi is proof positive that high-quality ingredients and vision are paramount priorities in the restaurant business.
As legend has it, Mr. Dinh was travelling to Nha Trang on vacation when he noticed a deficit in the food options being offered. At the time, there seemed to be very few people in the city with any knowledge of sushi. From that moment, Dinh saw his opening and his chance to create change in a growing city that offered equal parts potential and promise. As a coastal city, there has never been a shortage of fresh delicious seafood offered to the people of Nha Trang and therefore no better place to enjoy the internationally celebrated Japanese-inspired cuisine, sushi. Mr. Dinh then put his plan to introduce this popular food to the region into motion opening a small restaurant offering the first authentic Japanese sushi restaurant in Nha Trang. With Japanese trained chefs, customers were able to enjoy the delicious and healthy flavours of the freshest catch of each day through techniques that were new and exciting to the Province of Khanh Hoa. From there the business steadily expanded through word of mouth recommendations and within three years Sakura Sushi had opened a much larger location at 50 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street to meet the surging demand.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Dinh has continued to expand his restaurant and brand to include the opening of the aptly named Sakura BBQ in 2015 on Tran Hung Dao Street. A slight departure from Sakura Sushi, Sakura BBQ specializes in the delicious and popular traditions of Japanese and Korean styled barbecue and has been a popular addition to the ever-expanding Sakura name. Now the brand is going to new heights both literally and figuratively as it opens its latest location in Dalat in June 2017. Conveniently situated near the famous night market, Sakura Sushi seeks to continue and expand its already illustrious reputation for providing an exceptional dining experience in the beautiful city of Dalat. As a popular destination for international and Vietnamese tourists, the unofficial cultural and artistic hub of Vietnam is surely the perfect match for a restaurant like Sakura Sushi, a place where the food itself is a work of art. With this unparalleled ambition and confidence in his products, there is no question Mr. Dinh will continue his expansion of the Sakura Brand to the eager delight of food lovers across the country.
SAKURA NHA TRANG
50 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai – 2A Tran Hung Dao – Tel: 0909 112058
Lot 34 KQH Phan Dinh Phung or Nguyen Cong Tru – Tel: 09868 33555
SAKURA VUNG TAU
18 G2 Nguyen Thai Hoc – Tel: 0909 112058