In 1961 I embarked on an epic train ride across Europe, from
Moscow to Paris where I lived and discovered there was only
one Japanese restaurant. It became my dream to share
Japanese cuisine and culture with the world. From
Osaka Japan I travelled to Montreal, and my dream
became a life journey when Sakura restaurant
opened on Crescent street July 3rd 1973.
At the time, there were only three Japanese
restaurants in Montreal. My love of seafood
drove me to buy Desjardins Seafood
restaurant which I also owned from
1993 to 2005. Following two locations
on de la Montagne street, Sakura
moved to 3450 Drummond street
where we are celebrating our
40th anniversary July 3rd 2013.
To celebrate, we are giving everyone
1 free drink* per person with any meal
for the entire month of July.
To all of our wonderful customers and friends:
Thank you so much for all of your support!
*Hakutsuru sake, glass wine, Sapporo beer or soda.