Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is one of Amarillo’s premier locally owned restaurants and has been serving quality Japanese cuisine since 1998. Our restaurant boasts four unique dining areas, each with a distinct dining experience:

  • Teppanyaki Room: Sit at our teppanyaki tables where skilled chefs prepare your meal in front of you. Perfect for parties or large groups!
  • Sushi Bar: At our award-winning sushi bar, our master chefs will gladly guide you through a personalized dining experience.
  • Traditional Dining: If your prefer a bit more privacy, enjoy our traditional dining area.
  • Bar and Lounge: The bar and lounge area is a perfect place to get a drink and watch the game.

In addition, Sakura also has a banquet area for private parties or events. Give us a call or email us to book now.


In 1998, Bob Schaben and his wife Nida opened Sakura with one goal in mind: provide their community with delicious Japanese-inspired cuisine. More than 20 years later, Bob and Nida – and their extended Sakura family – work hard every day to meet that goal by cooking good food and creating a friendly family atmosphere. Come in and meet our family today!

Our Mission

At Sakura, on top of our cooking, we pride ourselves on being members of the Amarillo and West Texas community. Our threefold mission is to serve good food, create a warm and friendly environment for both customers and employees, and strive to be an active and contributing part of a local community.