My New Fave Japanese Restaurant!
I was so blown-away by the quality and tastiness of the food the first time I was there, that I couldn't wait to go back again.
Everything that we ordered was fresh and delicious. Staff were attentive and efficient. Even though it was busy, the restaurant was not loud and the environment was just right for an evening of good conversation.
I'm looking forward to my next visit there, soon.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is refreshing to find authentic
It is refreshing to find authentic Japanese cuisine at Sakagura amidst other so called Japanese or Japanese fusion restaurants in NY which serve pretentious Japanese cuisine.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE ultimate Japanese bar
Love Sakagura. Just wish it wasn't so hard to get reservations. If you do not appreciate seafood and fish in general, do not go. If you do, try things you normally don't and be surprised.
4/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't let the location dissuade you
In the basement of an office building on 43rd is this little gem: a noodle-oriented place with good sashimi and a great sake list.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Japanese food lovers paradise.
If you've experienced Japanese cuisine & have an idea what flavors & textures you like, you'll be impressed with this excellent restaurant & sake bar. Great food drink experience.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is phenomenal for lunch and is a well kept local secret! Get their tasting menu- its a death row meal for me! The sesame Creme Brûlée with sesame ice cream is a must.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food / Service a bit awkward
Food was great except for Yuba Shumai, which was very dry and tough. I think I could have made the same thing with ingredients from my local supermarket back in the boring Midwest! Otherwise, most of the seafood dishes had good flavor and tasted fresh. Grilled chicken with salt was also excellent.
Our waiter was a little awkward, however. He showed his emotions a little too much (being a little dismissive, which is a bit impolite ) because my friend was not familiar with the Sake list. He was also a bit impatient when we were ordering food, although the restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived (so what's the rush?). Not sure if he was handed other tasks to complete so he had to rush through everything.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was really great and
Food was really great and deserts. Hostess and service was just ok.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food although service
Great food although service could be a little better. We were sake novices and waiter was unable to guide us on what to order, so ended up with beers and other drinks. Otherwise, great place! I've been a few times now and always enjoy the food.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Japanese dining at itbest
I can't say enough good things about Sakagura. The instant you walk in, the decor transports you to Japan. The exquisite food makes you forget where you are. There's only you and your taste buds, reveling in the magic the chefs manage to conjure out of the simplest ingredients.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sake Listing plus good food
Sake lovers must try this place. They have 200+ sake. The food is very good, too.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Through an anonymous Midtown East office building... down a concrete stairwell that looks like you're heading to a boiler room... through another door, and... you're in a cozy Japanese bistro with quietly efficient service, delicious (cooked, no sushi here) food, and a very impressive sake list, which you can experiment with via their 'pre-programmed' flights... It is very good, was a lot of fun, and my whole gang wants to go back next time we're in NYC.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Real Japanese food
One of my very favarite Japanese restaurants in the city. Never disappoint me.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM