Sakagura

4.3
619 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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.

Special Offers

Enjoy 25% off Shokado bento boxes every Monday 12-3pm

Served in a traditional kaiseki bento box, beautifully balanced bentos are perfect for busy office lunches or just catching up with friends. With a choice between meat, fish and vegetarian boxes, everyone is happy!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 10 June 2019

Ends: 10 December 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00-15:00

Stone Steak Lunch Set: 2 for £49

2 for £49 Ishiyaki stone steak lunch set offer is valid only on Argentinian Sirloin 200g and Argentinian Ribeye 200g. Each lunch set also includes one sauce, one side and green salad. Offer is valid Monday - Friday lunchtime 12pm-3pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 10 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

Bottomless Brunch: £60

3 courses and unlimited Prosecco, Japanese Bloody Mary or House Wine. £60 per person. If you choose to order the Bottomless Brunch menu, this must be taken by all guests at the table. Unlimited drinks will be served for 1.5 hours only. One glass at a time will be served to each guest.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 10 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 619 People Are Saying
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The sushi is great but the service let the place down.

w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very nice booths! Perfect for a business meeting or something more intimate.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went to Sakagura to celebrate my fiancé birthday and need to say we not regret. Restaurant from very beginning can give you oriental feel thanks to how it look , style and atmosphere service provide. Food was very delicious, full of flavours and quality, small portions but that what you have to expect when going to Japanese restaurant. That’s why you should order few dishes to share. Definitely recommend if you are looking for nice, oriental experience with delicious food rather then just normal big diner.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious, Service was very very slow and had to had to ask for many items several items. We were even told more than once that our table was needed within 2 hours!

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was OK, seaweed salad had more cress than seaweed, got the mixed grilled skewers which took agessss to come after all our other dishes we had to chase it up and when it finally did arrive - one of the prawns were undercooked. Place was quite noisy. Good agedashi tofu and sushi. Was not worth price paid.

RH
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing dinner at Sakagura, the food and cocktails were brilliant. Service was slower paced than other restaurants but we enjoyed not being rushed. Would definitely return as all the food was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is just ok. We were very disappointed

NC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely evening and was well looked after by staff. Would recommend the yakiniku bbq. Looking forward to my next visit.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Poor food, over priced drinks. The best part was the bill.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant had a nice buzz, food was very nice. Staff were attentive and helpful. What I didn’t expect was to be told after 1.5 hrs (booking was for 7pm) that our table needed to be cleared shortly for the next round of guests. We had barely our main courses. For the pricing and quality of restaurant this was a disappointment, and spoilt what was otherwise a great experience.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very bad experience with this place. WILL NOT RETURN.

Overall food was acceptable. Beef tongue was very nice and tender, but beef teriyaki was a let down - tough and dry. For the price, we could have gone to a far better place with better service and quality.

Their waiter and waitresses staffs were nice and helpful BUT however the managers were rude and ignorant.

Upon booking on opentable at the time of booking, no where on opentable or their website said anything about keeping your booking for 2 hours. Upon arrival bang on at 18.00 no one told us about the 2 hours dining time either. We were a party of 3 and 2 of us was there to have some drinks and wait for the last of us who will join later on at 19.30.

So when the last of us arrived we proceed to order starters and mains to eat. At this point no one informed us about the timing still, until around 19.40 one of the management member came to us and told us that we have to leave the table by 20.00 because there’s another customer who booked this table.

We kindly told her we weren’t told we can sit here for only 2 hours and we even just ordered food. She then tried to make an argument said that we have to vacate this table and move to the bar before 20.00 for the next customer (no apology whatsoever) she said this is the rule and we were told when we walked in (which we weren’t) and it was written everywhere (which wasn’t) and other restaurants are the same (which again isn’t true?) and that we should have read it. And we’ve already ordered the food and we’re forced to eat our food on the counter and we can’t do anything about it.

We wanted to still wait for a table and asked if there’s a chance we can wait and she wouldn’t even try to do something or even apologise to us. We asked to speak to their manager which he apologised briefly and said "that's just her personality and she didn't mean it, can I get you something or a drink and we can forget about this” as if they weren’t taking us seriously.

Sakagura
Responded on 23 July 2019

Hi Penny, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your recent visit to Sakagura. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience especially in regard to the service and food. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the beef tongue and the service with the waiter and waitresses were positive. Please note we have now escalated your feedback to our management team to investigate the matter further. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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HR
London
63 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious food. Very much overpriced so only for special occasions.

ME
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic experience with unreal food. The quality of the fish was outstanding for the sashimi. Also tried waygu steak for the first time and cooking it yourself was a cool experience. The waitress was helpful with talking through Sake as well and that was interesting to try. Would go back

M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly Staff. Authentic Place. Great Cocktails. Sushi is the Bomb. Don't Order too much. Order as you go along. Quality overall.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is great, but the service was pretty poor, very slow, polite and friendly at least.

Also quite expensive for what you’re getting.

SM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! Food was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice place good food price too high

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Dirty place, food is not that good and very expensive

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Having lived in Japan for a number of years I often crave Japanese food that isn’t sushi. Sakagura delivers excellent versions of other Japanese foods, particularly Japanese BBQ (robota and yakitori), although they do have sushi as well. They’ve put a little Western spin on the dishes but not so much as to make them inauthentic. The meat dishes are great, but my favorites are the grilled trumpet mushrooms as well as the eggplant (nasu dengaku).My wife and I love coming here. The service can be a bit slow but it doesn’t bother me that much as I’m usually picking over different dishes. I’ll keep coming back.

M
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I visited Sakagura with my girlfriend the other day and it’s a nice and welcoming place. However the service can be slow. Was waiting for our drinks for 7-8 mins and it wasn’t busy at all. Just needs to improve more on customer checks every so often. Also, my girlfriend had a cashew nut allergy. The staff were giving the right information but they said there’s nothing they can do and can’t be sure due to cross contamination; should have different equipment for these things. A nice place all around just needs improving.

JL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth the shout out even before knowing it appeared on Chef's Table! The servers were all very friendly once we arrived at the restaurant and all the food, including cooked and sashimi, were cooked and made to perfection. Definitely would recommend it to people celebrating for a special event if not a normal bento lunch!

SP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

For the price, there are many other better options out there. You really pay for the location at this restaurant. Sushi wasn't bad but the Tempura and Karaage was too deep fried, fatty and overall a bit tasteless. Would check out other restaurants in future.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Some of the food, especially the skewers were very chewy. Rest was pretty decent. Service was very slow and my wife had sake poured all over her dress. Desserts were disappointing. Ambience was nice and was a very good vibe. Would definitely go back but would order something different. Need to give it another shot.

FP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food and the atmosphere is great. Food does come quickly so it seems like they need the tables back asap. For the rest really nice night.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The staff are kind and helped with my allergies too. Will certainly go again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The worse service I have ever experienced. Failed in every department.

KK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always, my boyfriend and I come here every time we’re in London. They have the absolute best Japanese food we’ve had outside of Japan. The staff are friendly, the place is beautiful and there is a lot of variety on the menu, everything from fish, to meats to veggie options.

OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Japanese experience - impressive list of sakes and sake based cocktails

C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brilliant food and lovely people, but repeatedly had serving staff try to take away plates with (quite expensive!) food still on them! Was a bit odd, but overall the staff were lovely and very helpful andwering questions.

C
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

For the price and for what this restaurant claims itself to be, I have expected much more.

The tempura dish I was served had a very hot, chilli-like, padron pepper, which I wasn't warned about or expected.

We didn't receive wet towels at all.

When a waitress came to collect our starter plates, she pushed my chopsticks, which I have been using, away from the plate, on which they were resting, directly on the table. Instead, I would have expected either (a) fresh pair of chopsticks, or (b) a chopsticks rest (hashioki) on which to place chopsticks in use, so that their tips don't directly touch the table.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Good food but terrible service and so would not return

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and outstanding food

S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is just great , simple as . Slow start getting served but once served food came quickly, bartenders recommendation for whiskey was spot on also , will always go back for more

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice Japanese food

t
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food but service was indifferent. No drinks order taken prior to ordering food just taken all together. No check back after food delivered and no offer of further drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. We were treated to a glass of champagne for our anniversary!

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious wagyu and sushi. Friendly service, nice ambiance. Good sake too. One of the better Japanese restaurants in London and its prices reflect that.

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi JayM, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your recent visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to welcome you back to Sakagura in the future. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but a bit expensive.
The staff shortage in the afternoon.

l
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience. We had a booking for 9pm but they agreed to move it later for us to get a table outside. We had the bbq and the volcanic stone meat combinaison and everything was really nice. It is great to be able to cook the meat yourself.

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi lauriea, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you had a lovely time especially with our bbq. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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SM
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I've dined here twice and while the food was excellent, the staff was inattentive, despite it being a quiet time; I frequently had to seek people out to order drinks and to clear the table of plates.

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi SassyMz, Thank you for your feedback about your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food however had a disappointing experience with the service. We will forward your feedback to our store management team to review and improve our customer's dining experience. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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