Food! It’s one of the best things about Sakura Matsuri. You will find it hard to resist the tantalizing smell and taste of the array of food on offer at the festival.

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.

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.

  • Hanaro Sushi
    TakoYaki, Pork Gyoza, Shrimp Shumai, Ika Geso, Mochi Ice Cream
  • Kusshi Sushi
    Tako Yaki, pork gyoza, shrimp shumai, ika geso
    Matcha Soft Serve, Matcha Parfait, & Variety of Matcha Drinks
    Kara-age, furi furi potato, takoyaki , japanese milk tea, Okonomiyaki, Ikayaki
  • Poke Dojo
    TakoYaki, Shrimp Shumai, Pork Gyoza, Karaage Ika Geso TemNoaki, Seaweed Salad, Ramune – assorted flavors Green tea Mochi Ice Cream – assorted flavors
    Ramen by UZU
    Okonomiyaki, nikuman
  • Sushi Express
    Yakisoba, Onigiri, Drink, Mochi snack
  • Sushi Taro
    Grilled Octopus, Grilled Scallop, Grilled skewered meats, Onigiri, Yakisoba
  • Tako Grill
    Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, and Ikayaki
    Chicken teriyaki, Veggies fried rice, Veggies yakisoba, Veggies spring roll, Sodas, Water, Lemonade
  • Yosaku Restaurant
    Veggie Sushi, Gyu-Don ,Japanese Curry, Taiyaki, bubble tea, Japanese Dango.
  • Yoshi
    Chicken teriyaki over rice, chicken satay, veg-fried noodle, veg-tempura, veg-fried rice, steamed pork bun, veg-spring roll, fresh lemonade, boba tea
  • Yummy Food Corner & Grill
    Yakitori, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki, Matcha green tea smoothies
  • Asian Taste
    Chicken Teriyaki, General Tso's chicken, Veg. Fried Rice, Veg. Yakisoba, Drunken Noodles, Veg. Egg Roll, Deep-fried wontons, Lemonade, Thai Tea, Water, Soda
  • Ekiben
  • Food Fest
    Cooking up grilled chicken on a stick and pad thai. Vegetarian: lo mein, fried rice, egg rolls. Polish off with sweet mango with sticky rice.  Accompanied by fresh fruit smoothies, bubble milk tea with boba, fresh lemonade and sodas/water.
  • Oriental-Grilled
    Enjoy the tastes of Southeast Asia and try some bun that nuong, honey sesame grilled chicken, garlic noodles, chicken fried rice, and Vietnamese spring roll.  Also serving fresh squeezed lemonade!
  • Phowheels
    Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich), PHO (Vietnamese beef noodle soup), Tacos 2 (Vietnamese Style Tacos), Curry Rice
  • Swasdi Grill
    Offering delicious pad Thai, drunken noodles, chicken teriyaki, vegetable lo-mein, fried rice, and egg rolls. We will have soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed lemonade, and Thai iced tea.
  • T.K. Grill
    Fresh chicken teriyaki, and vegetable options such as fried rice and stir-fry noodles and egg rolls.
  • The Chicken Smells Good
    Serving up grilled chicken, pasta, rice, and vegetable rolls.  Top it off with funnel cake or accompany with Thai tea, soda, lemonade, or water.
Western Style Food
  • Nader's Food Services
    Grilling up fresh burgers: The Big Juicy, available with bacon or as a veggie burger. Cheesesteaks, gyro, Italian or kielbasa sausage, also a jumbo hot dog, corn dog, and chicken tenders.  Also serving Greek salads, Boardwalk fries and butterfly chips (both available with cheese). Drinks are freshly squeezed lemonade and soft drinks.
Simply Sweet!
  • Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
    Variety of ice cream flavors available in cups and cones!
  • Dolci Gelati
    Homemade gelato and sorbettos – offering several Japanese flavors!
  • Nut n Better
    Enjoy cinnamon roasted almonds, pecans, and various other nuts, fresh and hot!