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211 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4707 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-953-7253
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enter tokyo streets and ambiance for a unique japanese experience. Huge sake menu and tasty a la carte japanese specialties in small portion so that you can try many of them !

Thank Raphaël D
York, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This slightly hard-to-find izakaya probably features more types and brands of sake than anywhere outside Tokyo. For that, and the helpful staff who make the phonebook-sized wine list navigable, it is worth a visit. The food is fine and very well prepared but not particularly imaginative and some portions are tiny (apart from the crazily rich pork belly). It is... More 

Thank Westow_Yanks
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with a group (4) of wrk colleagues. We all had different dishes some soba noddles hot, cold, some fried pork or chicken, others sashimi but all of the meals where presented very well, came quickly and amazingly tasty. The couple next to us had the sake tasting plate which if it hadn't been a work lunch I... More 

Thank Michelle A
Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable professional restaurant which we have visited before. They seemed to have improved even. I tried a glass of Sake recommended to me by the barkeeper. He let me try 3 different ones and this one was WOW...!

Thank henry8008
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a must if one likes different sake and great desserts along with delicious Japanese food- great for dinner also - its well below ground you enter through the office building and you will be surprised as to how long the line is and how good the food is

Thank portotrip2015
Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Make a reservation! And follow the counsel of other reviewers. The restaurant IS hard to find. You must go through the lobby of a typical New York office building and go downstairs. There you will be transported in time and space.

Thank ATINA157
Washington, DC
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441 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Met some friends for dinner here. One of my friends is a regular visitor to Japan and recommended we met here. It is a bit hard to find, being in the basement of a nondescript office building with guard, but there's a small sign beside the main door. The restaurant is relatively small with a very long sushi bar lined... More 

Thank Decoamie
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Loved our visit here last week for dinner! The food is best described as "small plates" and so it's great to order a selection of different tastes and flavours! My husband and I chose around 4 plates between us which we found sufficient (as we wanted to leave room for dessert!). We enjoyed sake cocktails to start (which were very... More 

Thank Sunny R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ok, for those who don't understand izakaya, it is a type of Japanese joint that offer alcoholic beverages (particularly sake) and food that good well with it. Portion sizes are smaller than your average American size, so more like tapas. So dishes like tofu are a Japanese soul food. You may not understand why it is on the menu and... More 

Thank Kelvin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant came as a recommendation to me, and met all my expectations. Sakagura is an authentic Japanese experience that boasts more than 200 varieties of Sake and No Sushi!! That's right, no sushi. But I didn't miss it, instead enjoyed a wonderful bowl specialty with shrimp, vegetables and rice. Delicious, I look forward to visiting again and will recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
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

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