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“I'll bring sushi fresh from Japan to the festival!" – Sakura-chan

Food! 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 several Kirin Ichiban beer serving areas, where you can enjoy Japan’s best draft beer on tap and either relax in our garden area with your friends and family, or walk around the Matsuri. We will also have the Hakutsuru Sake Tasting Pavilion where you can sample and learn about 6 different sakes and a plum wine.

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 two Matsuri Markets where you can grab either a US or Japanese bottle of soda, or water and browse our wide selection of Japanese snacks.

The Sakura Matsuri is also excited to present the Culinary Arts Pavilion, which will have cooking demonstrations, food seminars and sake 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 menu information and locations will also be available at each of our Information tents.

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


2019 Sakura Matsuri – List of the food vendors

  • Genki Rice
    Onigiri 😀
  • Hanaro Sushi
    Tako Yaki, Shrimp Shumai, Pork Gyoza, Ika Geso, Chicken Kaarage, Canned Green tea, Ramune – Strawberry and Original, Hawaii Kona Coffee, Cali Handroll, Spicy tuna Handroll, Salmon Handroll
  • Kombini
    Onigiri Flavors(Teriyaki Mushroom, Kombu Tsukudani, Spicy Salmon, Miso Whitefish)
  • Poke Dojo
    TakoYaki, Shrimp Shumai, Pork Gyoza, Karaage Ika Geso TemNoaki, Seaweed Salad, Ramune – assorted flavors Green tea Mochi Ice Cream – assorted flavors
  • Sushi Taro
    Onigiri, Grilled octopus, Grilled skewered meats, grilled scallops, Yakisoba
  • Tako Grill
    Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba, Mitarashidango
  • Yosaku Restaurant
    Beef Donburi, Curry, Taiyaki,Veggi Sushi, Bubble Green Tea,
  • Food Fest
    Foods: Grilled Chicken On A Stick, Vegetable Lo Mein, Vegetable Fried Rice, Pad Thai Noodles, Vegetable Egg Rolls / Beverage: Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Bubble Milk Tea with Boba, Fresh Lemonade, Soda, Water / Dessert: Sweet Mango with Sticky Rice
  • Oriental-Grilled
    Bun that nuong, honey sesame grilled chickens, garlic noodles, chicken fried rice, Vietnamese spring roll, fresh squeezed lemonade
  • Swasdi Grill
    Thai food.
  • T.K. Grill
    Chicken teriyaki, Veggie Fried Rice, Veggie Noodle Stir Fry, Egg rolls, Drinks
  • The Chicken Smells Good
    Grilled chicken, Pasta, Rice, Vege rolls, Funnel cake, Thai tea, Soda, Water 
  • Yoshi
    Chicken teriyaki over rice, Chicken satay, Veg fried noodle, Veg tempura, Veg Fried rice, Steamed pork bun, Veggie spring rolls, Fresh lemonade, Boba tea 
  • Yummy Food Corner & Grill
    Chix yakitori, Fried rice, Yakisoba, Egg rolls, Corn dogs, Okonomiyaki, Smoothies, Green Tea smoothies.
Western Style Food
  • Nader’s Food Services
    Foods: The Big Juicy, The Big Juicy Bacon, The Big Juicy Veggie Burger, Greek Salad, The All American Philly Cheesesteak, Gyro, Italian or Kielbasa Sausage, Jumbo Hot dog, Corn Dog, Boardwalk Fries, With Cheese, Butterfly chips, Deep fried and crispy potatoes, Butterfly Chips with Cheese, Chicken Tenders / Beverage: freshly squeezed lemonade, soft drinks
Simply Sweet!
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
    Ice Cream, Waffle cones
  • Dolci Gelati
    Home made Gelato and Sorbetto serving. Japanese flavors option.