Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 13, 2018 9FOOD AND DRINK & MORE Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 13, 2018 9FOOD AND DRINK & MORE 

La Canada has a few prime spots for good cuisine;taste was right on!! If you are in the mood forTaylor’s and Los Gringos come to mind. Now I lobster they have that too, so I went for the “surf 
have another favorite: 
Sakura Japanese SteakHouse and Sushi Bar. 

It is located in 
the Town Center on 
Foothill Blvd and offers 
ample free parking. 
Splendidly decorated, 
the restaurant is 
divided up into sectionsthat serve sushi, shabu 
shabu and teppanyaki.
I sat in the main diningroom and ordered from 
the teppan menu.

The restaurant was 
established in Virginiain 1989, and all of their 
teppanyaki chefs are 
trained on the east coast 
and brought out hereonce their training iscomplete. Since I made 
my home in Maryland for a few years, our chef andand turf ”. It cost a bit more than other menu items, 
I shared some east coast stories. I remember how but hey, you’ve got to live a little. The rest of the 
the cherry trees blossomed, and those trees aremenu includes scallops, chicken, shrimp, steak andwhere the name “Sakura” (meaning cherry tree ora variety of vegetables. Prices for dinner in the 
blossom) comes from. The flower represents themain dining room can reach up to $45 per person,
first sign of spring or the renewal of life. Teppan but they offer Facebook and email discounts, Imeans “iron grill”, and while there are a number of suggest checking those out. I also recommend 
restaurants that offer similar food, few can match bringing a group so you can share and enjoy thethe variety of dishes (plus they serve my favoriteentertainment. All entrees come with miso soup 
beer, Sapporo). Our grill master was amazing and and a salad. 
fast as a cat. We became part of his act early onWhat You need to Know 
as he skillfully knifed through an onion to make a- Kid Friendlyvolcano complete with fire! Next, our master chef- Moderate Noise level 
performed a seal act complete with flying shrimp.- Full Bar 
I cheated just a bit and ordered a spicy hand roll- Lunch and Dinner 
from the sushi bar - perfect presentation and the - 985 Foothill Blvd. La Canada (818) 790-1013 

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