Saturday, March 13, 2010


This meal originally took place on 10/2/2009.

Dave and I love Sakagura. It used to have more cache in the past than it does now because it was really hard to find, and once you found it, it would be filled with Japanese customers. Nowadays, it seems like everyone knows about it. But it's still worth a visit. We think of it as a more upscale version of Hagi with a great sake list and beautiful and delicious small dishes.

Sakagura is really hard to find because the entrance is via a nondescript office-type lobby.

You have to go down the stairs...

to get to the restaurant.

Once you get there, you have to order the Sakagura Special - an amazing chunk of pork belly in a savory broth. You are not going to want to share this dish because it is so good.

On our last visit, we got a number of other dishes including this beautiful tuna tartar.

We also got grilled Japanese eggplants served with three kinds of miso (egg yolk, spinach, sweet red), soft boiled egg topped with sea urchin and salmon roe in cold soup, and grilled rice balls brushed with miso paste. It was all extremely delicious.

211 East 43rd Street (Basement Level)
New York, NY 10017

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