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211 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4707
+1 212-953-7253
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (35 reviews)
“soba noodles” (10 reviews)
“salmon roe” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Japanese menu, jazz music, Japanese tapas (A tapa in "Spanish" cuisine, is an appetizer, or snack), pricey for what you get, and all in a basement of an office building. We're too old for this.......seriously.

Thank TexasCynic
Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the raving reviews my expectations were high. It's a cool place and atmosphere is good. But the food is expensive for very minute helpings. The food was good but not amazing at all and really overpriced. Black coffee at 22$ for literally 2...More

Thank Danifinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found out about Sakagura on a travel show and we are so happy we went! The food was delicious and authentic. Sadly some of the dishes were unavailable so go early!

Thank Layla R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have patroned this restaurant every now and then for over ten years and are delighted to see that it never fails to maintain its good standard. It is still a top player in terms of extensive and well chosen sake lists among NYC izakayas....More

1  Thank Miumiu88
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you want other Japanese food than sushis try this restaurant. Very good soba and a very large choice of sakes

Thank MOR70
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We came to the right address but wondered were the restaurant was, well hidden inside an office building in the basement, super cool. Services was great, make sure to be seated in the main dining room. If you are a sake lover you will never...More

1  Thank calwah
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Love this place with their excellent sake collection, including flights, great atmosphere, plus great food. Gindara, Nasu Dengaku, Onigiri, etc. all great. Sea Bream special was excellent. Black sesame creme brulee with black sesame ice cream is awesome.

Thank John R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This underground restaurant has a large room with tall ceilings. The bar is lined with sake bottles. Eating solo at the bar, you have plenty of room for all the foods and drinks. I always drop by when in New York City for their wonderful...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Sakagura is a really well decorated and tasty Japanese restaurant. It's hidden in the basement of a midtown building and you pass a security guard booth and go down a stairwell before reaching the restaurant's main door. Once inside, the place is adorned with pine...More

Thank Dimitrios D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Authentic japanese restaurant in NYC! No sushi here (just few sashimi dishes), the menu is quite complex and I would have loved to be here with a Japanese or an expert to choose food. We managed to order 5 dishes for 2 people and it...More

Thank roundaround
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25 March 2016|
Response from Leah S | Reviewed this property |
They serve sushi for dinner.
Mike C
16 January 2015|
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Response from IndahNS | Reviewed this property |
I didn't that experience as well because I live in NYC. But I guess the staff of the restaurant can help with it, although they didn't really have big space down there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4707
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-953-7253
  • E-mail
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