Review on Sakagura
Sakagura Japanese restaurant is located on pedestrianised Heddon Street, an oasis of calm after the hustle and bustle of Regent Street. The driving force behind this venture is Shoryu Ramen founder, Tak Tokumine together with two-Michelin starred sushi restaurant The Arkaki and Gekkeikan, holders of a Japanese Royal Warrant for sake.
Laid out over two floors, the décor has been created by the acclaimed B3 Designers, who have worked on a number of restaurants including Trishna in Marylebone and Bubbledogs in Fitzrovia. A sleek and modern décor featuring a trellised wooden ceiling, curved back chairs are set against dark wooden tables, and diners can also choose to sit in partially screened booths for more intimate dining. There's a subterranean kappo counter in the sake cellar, where you can watch all the action of the chefs at work using the robata grill.
The kitchen emphasises traditional Japanese cuisine known as washoko which incorporates elements of rice, miso, pickled vegetables, fish and meat into each meal using fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu offers a selection of grilled wagyu with tosasu black truffle, maguro avocado tartare with Cotswold legbar yolk and yuzu lemongrass or Hokkaido scallops with shichimi spice and mayo sesame. When it comes to desserts there's matcha fondant gateau served warm with cream or the delicious raindrop cake, a refreshingly delicate clear agar umeshu jelly with cherry blossom and gold flake.
Sakagura has a concise wine list as well as an extensive selection of sakes from all over Japan, plus Japanese whiskies and rum, shochus, craft beers and cocktails such as Furano Fields, a floral and fruity concoction of lavender, gekkeikan namazake, jinzu gin, apricot brandy and passion fruit, shaken and served straight up.
Japanese / Sushi / BBQ
Kanji Furukawa & Yackshin Jin
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.30pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat & 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express