2016 – Eating and Drinking


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Eating and Drinking

Sponsors_KirinSponsors_HakutsuruFood! It’s one of the best things about Sakura Matsuri. Our visitors find it hard to resist the smell and taste of the many kinds of food that Sakura Matsuri offers.

We will have two Kirin Ichiban Beer Gardens, where you can enjoy Japan’s best draft beer on tap and relax in our garden area with your friends and family.

Kirin, which traces its roots to 1870, is Japan’s best-selling beer and has been a favorite of Sakura Matsuri visitors since it became the official beer in 2007.*

Hakutsuru Sake, one of Japan’s most famous sake brewers (founded in 1743), is again sponsoring the Sakura Matsuri’s Sake Tasting Pavilion. Come in and learn all about Japanese sake as you sample six different varieties of sake from Nada, the “Napa Valley” of Japanese Sake.*

For snacks and drinks on the go, we have three Matsuri Markets where you can grab a Japanese soda, bottle of Honest Tea, soda, or water and browse our wide selection of Japanese snacks.

The Sakura Matsuri is also excited to present its inaugural Culinary Arts Pavilion, which will have cooking demonstrations and beer and wine pairing discussions taking place throughout the day! Read more about this exciting addition to the Festival!

We have over 25 restaurants and food vendors in our Taste of Japan area and many of them are Japanese food vendors.  Keep reading to see that there is something for every taste! The restaurants and their varied menus are listed below - detailed information and locations will also be available at each of our Information tents and in our mobile app.

* Drink responsibly! A 100% ID check will be enforced.


icon Hama Sushi
Presenting yakitori, sushi, ika gesso, yakisoba and miso soup.

icon Maneki Neko
Cooking up fresh takoyaki, okonomiyai, yakisoba, tempura udon, ramen soup, and onigiri.

icon Matcha Time Cafe
Offering authentic Japanese favorites such as brewed hot and/or iced Japanese teas, onigiri (rice balls) with salmon or ume (Japanese plum), inarizushi, oshiruko (red bean soup with mochi), yakisoba, melon pan, matcha baum, and dorayaki.

icon Satsuma
Japanese street favorites of oden, rice cakes, taiyaki, and tonjiru.

icon Sushi Express
Speedy service of sukiyaki don, sushi, and onigiri. We also serve mochi (rice cakes) and other Japanese snacks.

icon Sushi Taro
Preparing fresh grilled octopus, grilled pork belly, tempura onigiri, osaka ikayaki, yakitori, pork bun.

icon Tako Grill
Japanese favorites takoyaki, okonomiyaki, okonomi yakisoba and ikayaki.

icon Tokyo Grille
Presenting fresh yakisoba, chicken teriyaki, chahan (fried rice), California and cucumber sushi rolls and spring rolls.

icon Umami
Presenting a variety of Japanese dishes including chawanmushi, ebi shumai, seaweed salad, edamame, and hot green tea.

icon Yosaku Restaurant
Presenting taiyaki, sukeroku - sushi (futomaki, inari), gyu-don, chicken donbori, and curry rice.


icon Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
Preparing fresh chicken yakitori, yakisoba and teriyaki buns. Freshly prepared Pom lemonade and green tea for drinks.

icon Asian Grille
Serving up fresh grilled chicken, crispy rolls, fried rice and lo-mein. We will have soda and water to drink.

icon Food Fest
Dishing up two booths of hot chicken on a stick, vegetable fried rice and lo-mein; vegetable egg roll and pad thai. Topping off for dessert you can choose a smoothie or sticky rice with mango.  To drink we’ll have thai iced tea; soda and water.

icon Greedie Chicken / Moom Maam
Tempting you with chicken on a stick, lo-mein, pad thai, fried rice, egg roll, and corn dogs. Come quench your thirst with lemonade, thai tea, soft drinks and bottled water.

icon Oriental-Grilled
Offering a wide variety of delicious Asian dishes including Pho, garlic noodles, chicken fried rice, vietnamese spring roll, honey sesame chicken skewer.  fresh squeezed lemonade

icon Sawasdi Grill
Two booths of pad thai; vegetable lo-mein and fried rice; grilled chicken on a stick; egg rolls. We will have soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed lemonade and strawberry lemonade and thai iced tea.

icon T.K. Grill
Hot and fresh chicken teriyaki, fried rice and noodles; and egg rolls.

icon The Chicken Smells Good
Cooking up stir fried beef or chicken with rice; chicken on a stick; vegetable pad thai and vegetable rolls. For dessert we offer warm, sweet funnel cakes. We have thai tea, lemonade, soda, and water.

icon Yoshi
Two locations serving chicken or beef teriyaki over rice; vegetable tempura or fried rice, lo-mein noodles and chicken wings.  Also offering fresh squeezed lemonade and soft drinks.

icon Yummy Food Corner & Grill
Cooking up two locations of chicken yakitori, yakisoba, fried rice, spring rolls, pad thai, and corn dogs. We also offer fruit smoothies, lemonade and for a tasty dessert - snow cones!


icon Eastern Star Catering
Offering a wide range of tastes, including chicken/lamb/beef gyro, chicken tenders/fries, chicken wings/fries, shrimp basket/fries, Italian Sausage (hot or mild); Polish sausage; Philly steaks; hot dogs, hamburger, corn dog, turkey legs, french fries, homemade potato chips. To top off your meal, we have both funnel cakes and fried Oreos! For drinks we have freshly squeezed lemonade, soft drinks and smoothies.

icon Nader's Bistro and Grill
Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to the Festival, serving up gyros, grilled chicken Greek salads; falafel with pita bread, Mediterranean sausages. Also serving up US favorites Philly cheesesteaks; hot dogs and corn dogs, butterfly chips.  For dessert we have funnel cake and Mediterranean pastries and to drink, we have freshly squeezed lemonade and soft drinks.


icon Dolci Gelati
Two locations serving delicious gelato with a Japanese flair: red bean, vanilla, cherry blossom, green tea, mandarin and dark chocolate.  Also serving mango sorbetto.

icon Nut n Better
Tempting your sweet tooth by serving fresh cinnamon roasted almonds, pecans, and various other roasted nuts.