The Japanese restaurant at the Pearl Continental, Lahore offers a lavish spread at its all-you-can-eat sushi night by the poolside.

Chilly winter nights call for a sumptuous meal. And nowhere can you get a feast as indulgent and satisfying as the one on offer during weeknights at Sakura’s all-you-can-eat sushi buffet. Set up by the pool side, the space is elegantly done up with low lighting, flickering heaters and live cooking stations to inject a sense of warmth and cosiness to the al-fresco venue.

Fans of Japanese cuisine will be spoilt for choice by what’s on offer. The platters of sushi on display feature everything from the standard seaweed and tuna roll to the deliciously crunchy California roll to nigiri with various toppings of fresh seafood. The sashimi is delicately cut as it should be and tastes extremely fresh.

For those of you who prefer their food cooked, there is a wide variety of piping hot delicacies to choose from. The Miso soup is subtly flavoured and a comforting start to the meal. The live tempura station unrolls a constant stream of golden battered prawn and chicken and not surprisingly, is the most popular spot along the buffet. For something more filling, there’s the beef teppanyaki prepared on the spot, best had with the fried rice peppered with a variety of vegetables. You can also opt for chicken teppanyaki. The seafood nabe, the Japanese version of a one-pot dish, is a filling broth laden with an assortment of seafood such as fish and mussels as well as vegetables, a perfect antidote to the winter chill. The bite-sized desserts, served with your choice of coffee or green tea, are the perfect way to round off the meal.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening under the stars or a cosy night out with friends and family, Sakura provides a unique dining experience. Make sure to book your tables in advance because the outdoor section fills up quickly.


Fridays and Saturdays,

7:30pm to 11:00pm.

For reservations, call

(042) 111 505 505