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“A Japanese surprise in the cellar” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sakagura

Sakagura
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Ranked #219 of 13,478 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: 4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central Station
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Japanese surprise in the cellar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

It was a bit of a difficult find in the cellar of a business-type building. Sakagura is the first Japanese restaurant i visited where they don't serve sushi. However, the food they did serve were special dish by dish. On top of that, with every dish they served they had a different sake-recommendation. Eating at Sakagura was a rare culinary experience. I would recommend to make reservations.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a really nice japanise restaurant.
It is second time I visited and hope There will be a third.

Visited April 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful tapas and sake experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We selected to go to this place based on the great reviews. Great japanese tapas and the longest list of sake selection I've ever seen! The maguro tuna, black cod, eggplant and fried ell were delicious. And the black sesame creme brule, wow out of this world! And the sake that our waiter had recommended (Daiginjo Dassai 39) was so good and full of flavors that we went out to buy the same bottle the next day lol I would recommend this place without hesitation.

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Thank Keydeee
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a wonderful dining experience, will definitely return. I was skeptical at first as the restaurant is located in the lower level, down the stairs in an office building. But don't let that stop you as I said in my title, Sakagura is "One of the best!" A must when you are in NYC!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Skinwitch
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Oslo, Norway
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Hidden magic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

You need to know where to find this restaurant. When you get to the place there is nothing to tell you outside, but in the lobby there is a neutral door to this hidden gem.
You can normally get a seat even without reservation, but a reservation i preferable.
The food i pure and simple Japanese with no concessions to it being in NY.
The helpful staff will advice you how many of the small courses you need. (We normally take 4-5 to share) and then advice you on choice of sake or beer to go with it.
It is reasonably priced and the food is just magic!.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank docCH
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