1012 Shiki Sakura
Adrian, Anna and Chef Peter Wang at their new sushi, hibachi and Chinese restaurant that opened in Mt Laurel this summer. Photos by Madoline Markham.
Mt Laurel’s new Asian restaurant is smaller and more intimate than large hibachi restaurants yet offers an extensive selection of sushi, hibachi and Chinese foods.
The restaurant business runs in the blood of Peter Wang, owner and chef at Shiki Sakura. His father was a chef in Hong Kong, where Wang grew up learning the restaurant business.
“I can cook Chinese food, American food, everything,” Wang said.
More than 20 years into the restaurant business himself, Wang most recently had a restaurant in Lincoln, and his siblings run several Asian restaurants in the Birmingham area.
Keeping the business in the family, his son Adrian and daughter Anna, both students at Oak Mountain schools, helped him open his new Mt Laurel restaurant this summer and act as translators for their dad.
“The people here are great,” Adrian said about Mt Laurel.
Shiki Sakura offers a long list of sushi rolls from which to choose. We tried the Spicy Tuna Roll and the Black Dragon Roll for something different, and both disappeared quickly. Adrian Wang told us his favorite sushi rolls are the Lobster Roll and California Roll. Most rolls costs between $4.50 and $8.95, but special rolls run a little higher. Large combination sushi “boats” and combinations are also available.
Hibachi dishes are cooked in the kitchen and delivered hot and fresh to the table. We tried a lunch portion, which came with fried rice and crisp, flavorful veggies.
Other popular items on the restaurant’s extensive menu are Sesame Chicken and Samurai Steak. Lunch specials come with fried rice and an egg roll for $7.95 and are served 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Chef Specialties range from $10.95 to $12.95 and include dishes like General Tso’s Chicken.
Shiki Sakura delivers orders after 5 p.m. and delivery orders must be a minimum of $25. Take out is available as well. It also caters and delivers food to the Red Shamrock Pub for interested customers.