Craving for bowls of proper Japanese cuisine in Davao? I know just the place. Sakurazaka over at Damosa is your best place to be.
It’s nothing fancy like a posh restaurant but it’s quaint and colorful set-up is what makes it one of the best places to dine, wine and enjoy the night away with your family and friends. What’s more, you’d get to see the pinkest cherry blossom tree in full bloom. Now, that’s something you’d surely love.
Why do I love Sakurazaka? Well, for one, it’s not located in some overly populated centre, their servings are biiiigggg and of course, they have some of the most delicious Japanese dishes in town. Also, I love the fact that everything about Sakurazaka speaks forth of Japan. Not to mention, the ingredients they use are all from Japan.
With Sakurazaka, not only will you taste the flavours of Japan (trust me, their dishes will literally take you in the streets of Japan – it’s that authentic!) but will allow you to experience Japan minus the travelling expenses. More so, the ingredients they use are imported from Japan. Want more? They have a Japanese chef that transforms your cravings in delectable munchies in an instant. Now, that’s something to always look forward to, right?
Their menu is one of the most colorful I’ve seen — literally and figuratively, that is. It’s packed with Japanese goodness that’ll have you salivating in an instant. Theirs is composed of an array of selections that will urge you to make a choice one after another. One other best feature of their menu? The images at the back — making it easier for you to trim down your choices…or not.
Also, they have the friendliest and most accommodating staff on this side of the city.
Some of Sakurazaka’s sought after dishes include their Japanese curry, beef steak, hamburger steak, garlic steak, sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. Not to mention, their ramen choices are superb thus making you crave even more.
If you want some meat and rice to end your day, then better try their Gyudon. What sets them apart from the rest is their timpla. More so, I love that the meat strips are thinly sliced yet still very juicy. It literally melts in your mouth. Not to mention the rice that comes with it – perfect food combo!
For the pork meat lovers, try their Butadon and you’ll surely love every bite. My good friend, Chef Lllerma of Green Rocks Pastries, swore how the meat was well cooked and juicy with every bite. It comes with rich and some shredded veggies for a complete meal in one bowl.
For our good friend Julius, it was a bowl of Hot & Spicy Ramen that made him sweat, smile and satisfied in an instant. From a distance, you can verily see that their ramen is packed — with both broth and meat goodness. Accordingly, it is the broth that sets this ramen apart from the others. Theirs has that distinct taste that you won’t find elsewhere.
Matcha ice cream — this is the ultimate sweet treat. It’s not too overpowering, not too sweet but is creamy like heaven in a bowl. This, to me, is one treat you shouldn’t miss.
So, the next time you want something to satisfy your cravings, go ahead and indulge at Sakurazaka.
Sakuraka Japanese Restaurant is located at Door 6, Rowi Square (near 7-11), Damosa, Davao City
For orders and reservations, you may call them at 082 321 0566
They are open Mondays to Saturdays 11:00am-11:00pm and Sundays 5:00pm-11:00pm
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