Sakura Sushi has celebrated its first year, and for the sake of all of us foodies and customers, I truly wish them many but many more years to come.
The lovely Sakura cherry trees blossom in springtime in Japan. They heavily adorn its streets and bring joy for people who gather around them to celebrate the occasion. Here in Peru, Sakura trees show their beautiful pink flowers right in the middle of winter, bringing color and beauty to Lima’s grey skies. The spirit of these blossoming trees can also be felt outside of Sakura Sushi, the Nikkei restaurant under the hands of Verónica and Andrea Baca.
On the occasion of its first year anniversary, Sakura Sushi threw the house through the windows and pampered friends, foodies, and customers alike with a large variety of amazing makis, appetizers, and delicious cocktails that were all top-notch.
During the event, they presented some of their new maki creations, including the Jaguar Maki with shrimp, avocado, black quinoa, and tuna that leaves you with a wonderful spicy taste behind; the Chimichurri Maki with tare, breaded shrimp, avocado and cheese cream that was quite nice too; the Teri Maki with salmon and lime peels, quite refreshing; and the Crunch Maki with trout tartare, avocado, creamy cheese, kiuri and covered with a breaded cereal layer that gave the maki a very special crunchy texture, it was surely delicious.
We also had some classics like the Maki Acevichado, wonderfully refreshing and spicy, the Veggie Gyozas that were super crispy and spectacular, the Salmon Tartare Wontons, crispy and flavorful, and the Ebi furai, breaded shrimp that were beautifully crispy and exceptional, and come with an amazing and addictive oyster sauce. Everything was mouth-watering and I was glad to confirm that the food remains just as good as when they opened their doors exactly one year ago.
“Having a restaurant is no easy task. It involves enormous challenges as the market is highly competitive,” Verónica tells us. She continued to explain that “In spite of the multiple challenges we have faced throughout the year and will continue to face, there is no way we will ever risk compromising the use of high-quality ingredients and well-trained service to lower costs. Every product that is offered at Sakura Sushi is carefully tested many times by the itamae Juan Carlos Durante and his team as well as by Andrea and myself until perfection is obtained and everybody is pleased with the end result.”
Sometimes dishes may take months before they make it to the menu. This is because they want to make sure clients enjoy the best food and service they can get and do come back. Not only do clients come back, and I am one of them, but they make of Sakura Sushi a place for special occasions, including marriage proposals, as we found out.
Avenida del Ejército 820, Miraflores
Telf. 483 6357, WhatsApp: 915935530
Parking – yes
Opening hours – Tuesday to Saturday – 12.30 – 3, 30, 7 – 10.30, Sunday 1 -10 pm
Delivery apps: Rappi, Glovo, Uber Eats
Cover photo: Marco Simola