Great Sake selection along with yummy dishes.
Must go while in NYC. I’ve been coming back and forth since third day of their opening in 1996.
I ate here a year and a half ago and am glad that they have signage now. I had trouble finding it the first time but when I did it was worth it. I thought this time was just as good.
I commend the waiter we had as he suggested we switch the sea urchin for the salmon and the salmon was incredible. the sake flight are fun and tasty.
Amazing sake bar with glorious Japanese tapas. The sake selection is second to none. The food is very similar to traditional Japanese bar food, but elegant and amazing flavors and innovation. I eat here every night when I am in Manhattan. Must try on your trip.
Amazing food and attentive service. Didn’t even need to mention outright that it was a friend’s birthday; our server simply paid attention and brought us a lovely dessert with an awesome birthday presentation. Great experience and would highly recommend.
Authentic experience in a cool basement locale. Food is not amazing but presentation is good and service is attentive
Their service and food was perfect‼︎
But the table was a bit small.
I liked the ambiance of the restaurant.
Very unique and fun experience! Tucked away in a basement, we enjoyed our date night. Service was great, food was authentic, and overall an amazing experience.
Wonderfully authentic and excellent value. Attentive service. The next best thing to hopping a plane to Tokyo.
I asked from recommendation for sake. We loved the sampler sake where we could try variety of medium-dry sake among three of us. As always food was great, I highly recommend beef tataki, black cod, cold udon :)
GREAT JAPANESE FOOD AND SERVICE IN AN EXQUISITE UNDERGROUND SET UP
Interesting setting (in an office building basement)....but very cool inside. Food was just delicious and the sake list is impressive.
Authentic setting, menu/dishes. Service staff’s English is below sufficient. No uni available and do not allow take out a salmon sashimi-order for my friend, which is odd! Maybe will give the dinner menu a try
The food was amazing. Every dish was unique and delicious. Sakagura is one of the most authentic and amazing Japanese restaurants In NYC.
Best Japanese fusion in town without doubt!
First time trying sake seriously. Great service by our waiter and fantastic recommendation of sake. Definitely will go again in a special occasion.
My third visit, and it has been excellent every time. Love the authentic cuisine and opportunity to try things unavailable elsewhere. This time there were three special fish dishes available, fish that is usually available only in Japan.
I am 39.5 weeks pregnant and we decided to have a nice date night out before the baby arrives. Everything was spectacular. We were seated right away at a table that perfectly accommodated us and my full size belly.
Service was outstanding from start to finish and our food was delicious and impeccably timed.
Can’t wait to go back!
Very affordable Japanese food with great service and an extensive Sake selection. Unlikely spot in the basement of a midtown building.
Very good and the food and service was excellent. Will definitely return.
The food is consistently good. The space, in a basement, is a bit grim. The front staff are unnecessarily rigid and un-accommodating. They won't seat incomplete parties even when the restaurant is half empty. They seem to go out of their way to select undesirable tables when others are available.
I've resigned myself to putting up with the schtick, but it grows old....
Excellent service and food as always. Been eating here almost every month since discovering this place last year, and will definitely be coming back!
As a person who has experience true, authentic Japanese food-- this place was very good. The sake selection was impressive. Food was pretty good. Service was good.
Only bad thing about Sakagura-- super expensive for authentic Japanese food, however I guess that was to be expected since it is right in the middle of the city.
We had read about this restaurant in a NYC newspaper guide and it was recommend by a local as a hidden gem. It definitely is hidden well and it is a nice little place in terms of decor and ambience but the portion sizes are very very very small, hence the 'tapas' label that came with the recommendation so we went to dinner expecting smaller portions but not that small. The quality of food was good but in terms of value for money I think in NYC there must be better experiences.
Best Japanese restaurant in NY
Pricey but worth it
food is fresh and delicious
This remains my go-to in NYC for sake. It's not a sushi restaurant but has outstanding warm stews and grilled items - all 100% Japanese in authenticity. But the sake is why you are there: the best of the best breweries are shown at Sakagura. Not to be missed.
Great chocolate souffle, still good food, and service, before provided hot-towels, no more.
Most reliable Japanese lunch spot in the neighborhood
good: waiters were very nice
bad: bathroom lines
Really nice place with wonderful food and staff. Extensive menu, great noodles. Both of us enjoyed It! Highly recommended!
Fantastic experience. We ordered daikon radish salad, salmon and sea urchin sashimi, and beef on hot stone. Everything tastes fantastic. Sake was very good too. Only wish the server had asked us if we prefer our sake warm or cold. That would be more authentically Japanese
This was my favorite restaurant when I lived here 10yrs ago. It's still as fantastic as I remember.
Great sake list. Really feels like you’re in a Japanese setting. Food was great, but portions are small to keep that in mind!
We reserved Sakagura for the thanks giving dinner and we sat at the bar.
The food was ok but far from being the best Japanese restaurant I've been to. The dessert were nevertheless spectacular!
Service was a disappointment. The waitress seemed to be annoyed by us, she never smiled once throughout the dinner and when I asked for a suggestion for the sake, she just pored me a glass without giving any options. The restaurant has a very good reputation but I think it's now a little bit overrated since the staff seems to take it for granted.
Very nice ambience. Good service; interesting menu and generally very good food, tho sashimi could be bettered.
Quite pricy, especially the sake
What an incredible meal! The black cod was unforgettable. Each and evry thing we ordered was memorable and brought my experience of Japanese cuisine to new levels of appreciation and sheer enjoyment. The fluke sashimi! The shredded beef back ribs!
Our server guided us through three different beautiful carafes of sake. New appreciation for all things Japanese. Will be coming back!
Service was great. Food was good but not amazing for the price. Sake was really good but pricey. Could probably find best value for the same price.
Love the food and sake at Sakagura! It was my boyfriend's birthday and we both had a blest !