Sakura

Restaurant Ong Lang Bay Ap Ong Lang, Kiến Giang, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
2.00 - 5.00 USD

Sakura is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Sakura is a small and unassuming wooden hut that manages to turn out fantastic food, set back amongst the trees on Ong Lang Road. It is a Vietnamese restaurant serving some of the country's favourite dishes.

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Why Sakura is special ?

Sakura is owned by a half Vietnamese, half Japanese woman names Kiem. Kiem, the owner, shops for ingredients at the local markets every day, so everything is fresh and you can taste that in her cooking.


If seafood isn't your thing, that's ok - Kiem makes everything. From seafood to meat to rice, noodles, and vegetables, she can do it all (and she makes hot pots too). If you call a day in advance, she can make you a whole crab as well. She also speaks perfect English, after having worked with US soldiers in the war, so she's nice to talk to and can always provide recommendations.


Must try dishes


Red snapper, cooked in tomato sauce


Fried rice with prawns, and a huge platter of sautéed mixed vegetables.


The tofu and vegetable curry


Euro style pancake


Homemade mango and pineapple jam


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How to get to Sakura?

Sakura is located near Mango Bay Resort - you can have a taxi driver (or rent a bike and drive yourself) to Mango Bay and you'll see signs pointing to her restaurant. Taxi drivers seems to know it too, so you can even get dropped off right in front of the restaurant. Depending on where you're staying on the island, it can be a trek to get there, but you won't regret it for a second. My only regret is that I didn't find out about Sakura until my last night on Phu Quoc.

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Selling points

  • Incredibly tasty food
  • Family-run value
  • Great little discovery
  • Unexpected delight off the beaten track
  • A break from your resort!

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Speciality
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
89.48 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
13 places

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Ong Lang Bay Ap Ong Lang, Kiến Giang, Vietnam

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Phu Quoc is littered with expensive resort food or very basic cafes and street food. Sakura strikes a careful balance of good value, honest food whilst being incredibly tasty and plentiful.Sakura is situated in close proximity to Chen Sea resort (barely a 5 minute taxi ride) and Mango Bay, although it's a little out of the way so a cab makes sense during the night so you're not walking in the dark.Whilst Sakura on face value looks a little basic, you'll soon be welcomed in by Thomas who will get you set up with everything you need. The menu is, of course, traditional Vietnamese food and done extremely well. The food is fresh, wholesome and tastes so good. The spring rolls are probably some of the best I've ever had. We tended to go for the stir fried beef, chicken and noodle dishes which were so full of flavour. The noodles to be honest I think were instant, but they were cheap and prepared with plenty of fresh ingredients.And of course the bill is pleasantly surprising at the end, my wife and I completely pigged out here on our last night with several courses, noodles and drinks for around 400,000d all in, including tip (around ÂŁ12 / $18).Sakura was very handy for us as it was close by, you will be situated in a simple but friendly restaurant which provides a wide variety of great tasting Vietnamese cuisine. It doesn't claim to be or bill itself for anything but this, there won't be any airs and graces, and you'll be sitting on plastic chairs, but you'll get a great meal. And if you don't come here for the food, come for Mrs Kiem's delightfully sarcastic sense of humour.

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After seeing Sakura at #4 on TripAdvisor we decided to visit. The experience was all-round average. We ordered the vegetarian spring rolls which were ok, but I found a long black hair in the first one I bit into. I showed the owner who didn't apologise or offer anything in return. But that's just Vietnamese culture for you. The chicken curry was average, and the morning glory was just average too. Nothing special at all, and prices reflected that. One of the owners/workers was sitting near our table topless smoking a cigarette which wasn't a nice sight/small while eating lunch. The restaurant is far away from the main centre, and only worth visiting if you are in the area and are budget conscious - the MUCH better Mango Restaurant is a few mins away and may cost 2x more but it's 10x better

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Sakura is worth a visit. It is simple, honest and reasonably priced food. Most of all, its delicious. We stayed at Mango Bay and visited Sakura 3 times during our holiday. We tried something different every time and the food was always great.

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Phu Quoc is littered with expensive resort food or very basic cafes and street food. Sakura strikes a careful balance of good value, honest food whilst being incredibly tasty and plentiful. Sakura is situated in close proximity to Chen Sea resort (barely a 5 minute taxi ride) and Mango Bay, although it's a little out of the way so a cab makes sense during the night so you're not walking in the dark. Whilst Sakura on face value looks a little basic, you'll soon be welcomed in by Thomas who will get you set up with everything you need. The menu is, of course, traditional Vietnamese food and done extremely well. The food is fresh, wholesome and tastes so good. The spring rolls are probably some of the best I've ever had. We tended to go for the stir fried beef, chicken and noodle dishes which were so full of flavour. The noodles to be honest I think were instant, but they were cheap and prepared with plenty of fresh ingredients. And of course the bill is pleasantly surprising at the end, my wife and I completely pigged out here on our last night with several courses, noodles and drinks for around 400,000d all in, including tip (around £12 / $18). Sakura was very handy for us as it was close by, you will be situated in a simple but friendly restaurant which provides a wide variety of great tasting Vietnamese cuisine. It doesn't claim to be or bill itself for anything but this, there won't be any airs and graces, and you'll be sitting on plastic chairs, but you'll get a great meal. And if you don't come here for the food, come for Mrs Kiem's delightfully sarcastic sense of humour.

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