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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
Open now
All hours
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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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 2 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
432 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Valerie S
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were travelling from Australia and decided to visit this restaurant for dinner. We had the seafood salad, this was delicious. We also had the agedashi tofu, pork belly signature and hot udon. These dishes were average. Customer service was not great. We called for our waiter and he said he would be back in a minutes....although... More 

Thank Grace L
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936 reviews
697 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sakagura is a pretty decent Japanese tapas place. The setting inside is pretty Japanese and not pretentious, with a long bar against one side, cozy booths against the other, and other seating organized in between. Love the variety here. Some choices are great hits, while others are not so much. I'd say the pork belly and uni soba are winners,... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my boyfriend without a booking on a busy night and we were lucky enough to get a table. We had great advices on both the food and Sake from our friendly waiter and the dishes were tasty and original. The decor was also very atmospheric yet intimate. Highly recommended!

Thank Zmhcote
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an awesome sushi place. I would highly recommend it. Fresh fish!! I had their 5 course meal which comes with tasting menu of sake. I think they have one of the best Sashimi in town.

Thank Sameer G
New York City, New York
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228 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place makes you feel like you are in japan. underground, quiet place that has a long sushi bar area. you must make reservations and be on time. after 15 mins they will not honor your reservations anymore. lunch is also pretty busy. they have special menu such as "first XX people get this for $X" for lunch deal. i... 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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