8 Heddon Street
London, United Kingdom
Mondays – Wednesdays: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 23:00
Thursdays – Sataurdays: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 00:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:30
Usually no queues, but went during lunch hours.
We’ve been meaning to try this restaurant for awhile now, and we finally went on Friday to try their Wagyu Lunch Special at £20.
Sakagura has beautiful interiors. The wooden ceiling beams were exquisite and they have a deceptively large restaurant, so queues should be unlikely.
Sakagura has a wide selection of Japanese sake and shochu* and if you’re just starting out on Japanese alcohol, this is the place to come, as they do sake pairings for their tasting menu at an additional £35.
Their lunch time special looked amazing when it first came out of the kitchen (I went for the steak set and he went for the Yakiniku** set), it really made us want to eat it and for £20, it was worth it, but we wouldn’t pay much more for that. This is because his beef was a little over charred and you couldn’t really taste the beef nor the seasoning. Miso soup was better than some and the rice was decent. It also came with a good serving of edamame and salad. She loved the salad sauce and it reminded her of the sauce her father used to use when he used to cook for her back home.
We also tried the special sakura martini. Again, it looked charming and very inviting, but it wasn’t something to scream about. It certainly was an interesting sounding concept as they used sake and Calpis*** in it, but it wasn’t something that we were ready to put down £15 for.
By the way, they do a bottomless lunch for £45 for unlimited champagne, house wine or Japanese Bloody Mary. Probably worth looking into!
Overall, we did enjoy our trip there, but it wasn’t something we were ready to say YES! We want to go back there in a heartbeat. We might return to try their dinner menu though!
*See definition here.
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***See definition here.
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