Sako's, the Best BLT in the World

May 28, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Associated Content

Sako's, The Best BLT in the World Sako's is a small Mama-san and Papa-san restaurant located in the small city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan, which is about 30 kilometers southwest of Hiroshima.

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Manny

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Jun 14, 2010
 

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I was stationed in Iwakuni with the Navy doing a tour with the Marines between 82 and 83. I've been to Sako's and its so very true that they have the best BLT if not the world, but in Asia/Pacific. The thick bacon, bread and huge tomatoes tasted so good. I wish I had a chance to get back there.
Bill

Newport, OR

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Jun 19, 2010
 

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I and my Buddie Ken, would go there alot little place, man in the kitchen back was curved, he was pretty old as was his wife who took the orders, not sure how they made the mayo but the whole sand was delicious, you must have the coke in the old glass bottle with it.
Mike Mondary

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I was stationed at Iwakuni in 74-75,and 77-78,I agree that Sako's had the best BLT I've ever had. He would mix mustard with the mayo. The bacon was fantastic,as was the whole sandwich. They had other items on the menu,but I never found out if they were good,I only had eyes for the BLT.
Rob Schoon

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Sako's was awesome, I was stationed there in '78-'79, '81-'82, '87-'88 and lastly in the summer of '89. Great sandwhich. I don't remember anything else that was on the men
Rob Schoon

Orland Park, IL

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May 18, 2011
 
Sako's was awesome, I was stationed there in '78-'79, '81-'82, '87-'88 and lastly in the summer of '89. Great sandwhich. I don't remember anything else that was on the menu
paul shykora calgary

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...WELL..ME Women and I would sure like to go dhere...eh....thankyou's...GOD Bless...yada u...
Fred Crowder

Portland, OR

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Aug 1, 2011
 

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I was TAD to MCAS Branch Hospital in 88 and I had heard about the World's "BEST BLT". That is expressing it mildly, their BLT is to die for! If I ever visit Iwakuni, I WILL most definitely go there again.
Woody

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Oct 20, 2011
 

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Best darn BLTs I ever tasted. In 1971-72, you could get a BLT and small, old-style bottle of Coke for 200 yen total. Just think, enough to fill you up for about 67 cents!
GySgt J Jones USMC Ret

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UDP many times to MCAS Iwakuni. Stationed with VMFA-212 and family. Took wife to Sako's, she and I love the BLT and Coke. Her favorite thing to say is the Japanese make their food to look like the picture on the menu. And the BLT is picture perfect.
M Ziola

Hiroshima, Japan

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Nov 21, 2011
 

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Sakos (although under new management) was recently refurbished and is still serving those BLTs up today. Im currently stationed in Iwakuni...
paul SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

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Nov 21, 2011
 
...AHHhhh...I's can already ''taste'' it ,here..(+)...eh...yada u u
Mike Beard

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Dec 23, 2011
 
I was in Iwakuni in 74-75 with 1st MAW. The Sako BLT is by far the best anywhere in the world, and any marine stationed there will probably say the same. Semper Fi!
Patrick Dailey

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Feb 27, 2012
 
1983 I was in Iwakuni with MAG-15 Ordnance. I have never had a better BLT anywhere in the world than at SAKO's in Iwakuni.
Mike Guillory

Japan

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Feb 2, 2013
 
Mike Beard wrote:
I was in Iwakuni in 74-75 with 1st MAW. The Sako BLT is by far the best anywhere in the world, and any marine stationed there will probably say the same. Semper Fi!
Currently with 1st Maw, the old place has been sold and mama and papa are no longer there, but the new owners have kept it going.
Hope it goes on forever..
Aron 1

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May 15, 2013
 
Did two tours at MCAS Iwakuni. '89-90 and again in '92-93. Used to hit Sako's regularly. Their BLT's really are that good.
Missie Hamano

Japan

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Sep 3, 2013
 
Fred Crowder wrote:
I was TAD to MCAS Branch Hospital in 88 and I had heard about the World's "BEST BLT". That is expressing it mildly, their BLT is to die for! If I ever visit Iwakuni, I WILL most definitely go there again.
Hello, I just read your comments. 3 years ago, my husband and I took over SAKO from previous owner as they retired. Many people come to our such a tiny shop and very thankfully they say *wonderful BLT* I work at medical clinic on the base, MCAS Iwakuni now almost 35 years. Please send me your mail to Missie.hamano@med.navy.mil. CMC Gen Amous came to Iwakuni last year and this year. He ordered 14 BLTs both time to take them on an airplane!! I would like to send you pictures of us and our BLTs. Thank you so much for your comment. Sincerely Missie from Iwakuni. Do you remember me? I was there when you came but i don:t rememer you.
Celeste Suitt Hayes

Aledo, TX

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Mar 17, 2014
 
SO MANY fond memories of Iwakuni!!!! Two tours--1977-78/ 1992-96:::Loved Sako's BLT AND LEMONAIDE!!!--glad to see it has continued-- too good to let the experience end for others!! Yum!!!!

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