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“A hidden charm”
Review of Sakagura

Sakagura
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Ranked #395 of 14,732 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: 4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central Station
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The entrance to Sakagura is a little off putting; it feels like you're heading to the basement as you wander past firehoses and down a rather dank stairway before you finally enter the little oasis that is the restaurant. And charming oasis it is. The decor is lovely, full of cherry blossoms and hip art. The service was no only attentive but our waitress was very helpful with making our choices off the varied menu. The food, served tapas style, came out so beautifully plated it was hard for us to create any disarray! We enjoyed every bite from the amazing seaweed salad, to the duck, to the Japanese eggplant. If they are still serving the cherry blossom flan for dessert, don't miss this divine treat.

Thank Marla M
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

May be difficult to find, but more than worth the effort. Interesting menu, amazing sake offerings, very helpful staff and outstanding food.

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Thank Denis B
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is located in the basement of the building and looks more like a bar than a restaurant.

Nevertheless it was our last night in NYC and my wife really wanted to give a japanese restaurant a try. This place was recommended by her friends whom live in Brooklyn.

We ordered the sashimi moriawase, chawamushi, and some udon.

Overall, the sashimi was very fresh and the selection was a good variety. One of the better places we've been to and we have been to many. . .all over the world from Tokyo, to Hong Kong, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

The udon was just ok. They don't use the thick white noodles, rather the thinner yellow noodles.

The chawamushi was very good.

Overall, glad we chose it and if we ever go back to NYC again, will consider coming here again.

Thank Eddy L
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went there with my family and we loved it. We tried various dishes and the steamed Kinmedai Nitsuke is by far our favorite. The chocolate lava cake, cotta (forgot its full name), and green tea ice cream are must-try desserts. The service was pretty good as well.

Thank Mauser98k
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Such a great place for a business lunch. My lunch companions and I all shared a seaweed salad for a starter, then had ten don set and tekka don set. Very flavorful and perfectly prepared. Udon noodles were so tender! Sake recommendation was also wonderful

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Thank curleykate
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