Sakagura

4.3
596 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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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K
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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FP
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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

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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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

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C
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.

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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.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Good food but terrible service and so would not return

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and outstanding food

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S
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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice Japanese food

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t
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.

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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!

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JM
Cambridge
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.

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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
19 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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a
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Good ambience but service was very slow for a business lunch and the food was quite poor for the Chirashi don that I ordered. Being Japanese I know the basic standards and my sashimi had bones in it. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but plenty of other genuine Japanese places with better food.

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TS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This was a nice place. I thought the food was a bit safe. The menu seems aimed at people who like Japanese food but don't really get into the more authentic stuff (probably because it isn't available here). The usual fish for the sashimi. The yakitori didn't include most of the chicken organs. The peppers were huge. I thought the value was lacking a bit for what you got which was similar to a grab and go but placed on nice plates. My waitress was very nice but seemed new to Japanese food. This was more of an izakaya, so I get that they don't understand sashimi/sushi too well, but some of my questions were fairly basic.

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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was so so but very overpriced for what it was. The ambience was nice enough but not for the price that we were paying. I probably wouldn't go back. There are much better places for Japanese food in London

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Staff don’t look - saw customers waving to get attention including me!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food but quite expensive

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SZ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good services and we had a great time for our birthday! Thanks 🥰

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi ScarlettZhao, Thank you for your feedback about your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you had a lovely time for your birthday and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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RJ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It is ok. Nothing to write home about. The wagyu beef dish wasn’t worth the price premium, giving no differentiated texture or taste. The sake list wasn’t very extensive, either. It was good; not great or amazing.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommended. If you like Japanese quality food go there!

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi Certainmost, Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Sakagura again. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

terrible service

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A
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly and helpful staff and a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Will be coming back again. Many thanks.

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi Anon, Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Sakagura soon! Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

This was the second time for me and my husband. The first time was amazing both food and service that’s why we took our friend there this time. But it became really disappointing experience. Service was terrible. Rack of waitress/waiter. 30min after we sat down the table finally someone came to take order. No one came to ask drinks order before that. And we had to wait for a long time for the bill. Anyone asked how food was. And they brought their card machine 15min later... We really didn’t want to pay for the service charge though we paid. Not sure if we go back again or not...

Sakagura
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi Anon, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you had a great experience the first time however was disappointed the second time by the service. We will be forwarding 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great authentic food. Very tasty, very original. Great for a date.

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and hope to welcome you back to Sakagura again. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Not the authentic take I was expecting. The menu style made me feel like I was at a chain pub restaurant. What really let it down was the disorganised service. They placed down drinks without asking who's was who. They also got the birthday message I requested put on the wrong dessert. I rang to ask for a "nicer" two-person table for my husbands birthday and they just stuck us in the middle of the room - certainly wasn't a great seat, and I had to ask 3x for the bill then chase down someone to pay it. The sashimi was good though.

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F
London
41 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time as always! Second time we returned for our friends get together and birthday! Our server Christoper is amazing - patience and very friendly and made our dining experience at best. Food is fresh and high quality sashimi/sushi! - never disappointed with their signature wagyu beef! It’s so delicious!! Service is efficient and with good ambient for catch up and date!

For sake lover this is a heaven and the Japanese whiskey collection is awesome! General manager Cristian and the Manager Alex are also welcoming and give their best service for the customers! Love the place and will definitely return and try everything on the menu!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good as always. Great service and ine of the best japonese spots at the price point.

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Sakagura in the future. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We had to ask for a bottle of water several times, the food was over priced and the service wasn’t the best

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your visit. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience especially in regard to the service. Could you please send us more details about your visit including the time? We hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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LT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Over priced and the service is awful but they charged service charge

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi LondonTigger, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Sakagura. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience especially in regard to the service. Would you be able to email us details about your visit including time? We hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious bento box with incredible attention to detail. Cocktails were good, and the cherry blossom was a lovely touch. Staff very welcoming and food was good value for its standard. Would recommend!

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Hannah, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks, service and our cherry blossoms installation at the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back to Sakagura again. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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SB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is really great. Sushi was fresh and delicious, tempura was amazing and must try the pork gyoza. Even the mochi ice cream for dessert was delicious.

Servers could have been slightly more attentive.

Be prepared to pay £100+ for two diners with 1 or 2 drinks each.

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi SheenaB, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food however was disappointed with the servers. We forward your feedback to our team to review. We hope to welcome you back to Sakagura again. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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KL
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food is nice, especially the Yakka Tofu and the stone steak. People work there are polite and willing to discribe how the food and drinks will be. Will come again! hope they will keep the good quality and service.

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi KidmanL, Thank you for providing us feedback on your visit to Sakagura. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service and hope to welcome you back to Sakagura again. Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Disgusting sushi. Huge portions, sticky gross rice. Horrible service, food took around an hour to arrive. Only good thing is their big sake collection.

Sakagura
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi, Thank you for letting us know about your visit to Sakagura. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience especially in regards to the sushi and service. Would you be able to send us further details of your visit for us to investigate further? Kind regards, Sakagura Team

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H
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ! Food was delicious

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