Permanently Closed - Sakagura

4.3
767 reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
This restaurant is permanently closed. Based on the old style drinking houses of Japan known as izakayas. A place to unwind and relax in the company of great food, drink and friends.


Serving casual authentic izakaya style food from Japan, our menu is designed to be shared with the table. Our small bites range from fresh sushi and sashimi to light crispy tempura and hot charcoal grilled robata skewers.


Larger plates include salmon and vegetable poke bowls, assorted donburi rice bowls, and gozen bento sets served in a traditional kaiseki tray with steamed white koshihikari rice, wafu salada, tofu and wakame miso soup.


Sake is king at Sakagura, choose from a wide selection of sake from some of the best artisan breweries in Japan or get fruity with our unique range of Japanese inspired sake cocktails. We also have a great selection of virgin cocktails and soft drinks.
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I was quite disappointed with my experience tonight. The food was mediocre and so overly priced.

Really really sad to see that dent in my bank balance which was meant to be a treat for a friend Iv Met after so long.

The restaurant was empty so they had no excuse not to deliver excellence.

Miso cod was so tiny, it wasn’t enough to feed a child.

extortion.

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DSPro
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and an amazing place. Can't wait to go back again

EP
ElainePatricia
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this brunch as staff were amazing g and food excellent

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Ashley
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was friendly and fast, the restaurant looks as beautiful as you would expect

NC
NathalieC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looks magical. It’s Sakura season in full bloom. The staff were helpful and friendly. The food is amazing! We loved our yakiniku diner. Loved the cocktails too. Highly recommend !

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vipVero
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Food was alright, service was really poor. Had asked for the bonus prosecco but never received it, was not offered desserts even if in the notes I mentioned there was a birthday person and will sing at dessert time

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AURELIJAS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food1service1ambience5

First of all, as a regular customer I always choose to sit in the booth. Our booking specified that we had a complimentary Prosecco and booth seat upon reservation. We did not get the booth seats however it did not bother us and we just sat were the hostess accommodated us. After ordering our food, I also asked if they had a portion of fries. The waitress had told me they do sweet potatoes fries and hakasara fries , I ordered the hakasara fries after she told me they were regular french fries with mayo sauce, which I assumed to he sirachi mayo sauce. I also made it clear that I’m vegetarian after she asked if we had an allergy concerns. After eating all our food and the fries, I ordered another portion of the same fries and more sushi. I then proceeded to ask a man who looked like the manager , what was in the sauce as I had never tasted something like that. He then told me it’s fish mayo sauce. I was absolutely furious, as somebody who has not eaten meat and fish for 4 years, it had made me sick to my guy and I had then lost my appetite and mood. Although they apologised, and I appreciate it I believe what the waitress did was careless and not excusable in certain circumstances , considering somebody may have a very severe allergy to fish , unlike in my situation , and would have ended up in hospital. More precautions should be taken to ensure customers know what they are eating, considering the menu is very vague and does not specify. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter who served us was very nice and approachable. The food was really good too.

LM
LMIJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Great experience cooking your own steak on hot stone

JH
JasonH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Japanese Wagyu BBQ was amazing, but be careful when you put it on the lava stone as it is incredibly marbled and its fat will cause the oil to splash.

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vipeplau
London
330 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is extensive but no longer offers inventive Japanese fare. Menu is very boring and for the price there is far better in London. Sake choice is amazing, but that doesn’t save it’s unoriginal menu from disappointing.

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Jenn
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wagu beef was excellent. Unfortunately my rack of lamb cutlets were cold which I sent back. I received a newly cooked rack which was good but it meant we were not eating together. The half price cocktails before 7.00 were good. The staff were stretched later in evening but managed well when we caught their attention. Just one observation - our main courses were served and the first course used plates were not cleared. We had to request this service.

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sighrina
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a warm welcoming ambiance. Worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was really tasty and great value. Everything we had was excellent. Unfortunately the service was really not great we had to ask for several things twice and had to wave down staff for service. Staff were very polite but there was no organisation or not enough of them.
I would still go back for the food

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vipJoglow
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good but for the price not good enough quality of food

MT
MichelleT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch bbq menu was good, three types of meat where you cook yourself on a lava stone.

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vipJames
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very slow. Also the restaurant was ice cold, as if the heating was not working

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinn authentic experience - felt like being back in japan!

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BethS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were quite busy it was clear so the waitress seemed quite stressed however, she did her best! we had the bottomless brunch , starter was amazing but the main was just beef on 3 sticks which we didn’t enjoy. Overall though , enjoyed the atmosphere and the restaurant was modern.

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Loki
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Excellent food and dessert. Had omakase sushi and good good quality fish. Appreciate the vast number customers but only downside was the slow services..

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I ordered the prawn tempura for starter it was very flavourless. For mains I ordered the black cod which again had no flavour, it was not cooked properly at all so I mentioned it to the waiter he gave me a lot of excuses and pretty much forced me to eat it, I thought that was rather rude and not professional at all. He was pretty much saying I was lying that it was uncooked and have absolutely no flavour.

Would not recommend at all. Poor service and poor quality of food.

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IndiraP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!
Cant wait to come back again.
Food was nice, extensive sake options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good and the service they provide is decent.
The only things that I found out is the table is too small. If you planning to get 2 lava meal, basically the table is full and you can’t put more stuff. But it just a little thing that won’t affect much.

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RosyO
London
4 reviews