This relaxed Japanese kitchen is home to an intimate dining room which bears the traditional hallmarks of Japanese culture – think a vibrant cloth curtain depicting mythical creatures hanging over the entrance, and a whole host of paper lanterns dangling from the ceiling.
The menu here is surprisingly short of a Japanese restaurant (where menus are usually pages-long affairs), but the offering has been thoughtfully curated. The range of appetisers include portions of chicken gyoza, king prawn katsu and chicken yakitori.
Once you have polished off your small plates, you can follow the virtuous route and order one of two salads: chicken teriyaki or a medley of mixed Japanese vegetables. If you would rather pursue carnivorous pleasures, instead opt for the wok dishes, which include chicken fried rice or chicken yakisoba noodle.
Naturally, Senbon Sakura also offers a variety of futo-maki, maki and nigri sushi rolls, with fillings including salmon, tuna, spicy chicken and avocado. If you are visiting for lunch, you can tuck into a Japanese take on the classic lunchtime dish of an omelette, or order a rice or noodle box, where your chosen grain will be accompanied by your choice of meat – think chicken in black pepper sauce, beef in teriyaki sauce or Korean-style chicken in a spicy kimchi sauce.
There are a few vegetarian options available too, while the drinks selection at Senbon Sakura is all about the Japanese teas and soft drinks, including watermelon soda and an aloe vera drink. If you are not feeling too adventurous though, you can still rely on the more conventional likes of Coca Cola and 7UP.
There is no need to worry if you find yourself short of time either, or if you are just feeling a little lazy. Much of Senbon Sakura’s menu is available to takeaway, with diners either able to collect their food or have it delivered straight to their front door.