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211 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4707 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-953-7253
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Paris France
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dinner. The food is very fresh and tasty. We had the udon soup with tempura shrimp. There is a good range of choices from the traditional sushi/sashimi to the more original

Thank jbeebee
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting menu. Don't go for the specials - they are pricey and not as good as the other stuff. Small portions. But certainly worth visiting once.

Thank Ruby N
Montclair, New Jersey
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235 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a rushed lunch not because we were in a hurry but because the waitress was. The menu is long and she asked three time if we were ready but it was a group of friends and we were chatting and looking at the menu and didn't know we were on a timeline. We ordered different sobas and donburi... More 

Thank Been2Bagan
Harrison, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the basement of 211 E 43rd Street, you'll find a Japanese oasis of delicious food and drink. On a recent evening at Sakagura, two of us dined on Ika Shioraka (sliced raw squid cured in salt and a squid liver marinade), Onsen Tamago (soft boiled egg topped with sea urchin and salmon roe in cold soup), Tomago Yaki (sliced... More 

Thank ErikZen
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Japan, this place really takes you there in a matter of seconds. Excellent food, reasonable prices, great Japanese vibe.

Thank Elena A
Lugano, Switzerland
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176 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the basement of an office building, a little hard to find! But once you get inside, it is like a different world. Both very homey, and foreign at the same time. The food is really good. They have seven or so items for the day, some run out if you are late. We tried four of... More 

Thank Mehdi J
Mexico City, Mexico
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very surprising place and even if I have eaten a lot of Japanese food this was amazing and new. The service was excellent and the Sake list goes on forever. We will definitely be back.

Thank mab333
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice with a good genuine Japanese atmosphere. The food is fantastic and confirmed our expectation. The quality of the sashimi is excellent although the quantity is not very generous. Gluten free option available. Highly recommend.

Thank milandrea
Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a hidden gem downstairs in an office building right by Grand Central Station. But the room was nicely decored and had good lighting. The food was great and great for sharing. Totally like tapas. Lots of interesting tastes and flavors, both cold and hot dishes. Something for everyone. If you like sake there's a ton of sake choices... More 

Thank Uncleputter
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The food here was amazing! The wait staff was friendly and helpful. Will assuredly dine here ever time I'm in the city from now on. MAKE SURE YOU GET RESERVATIONS!

Thank Christopher K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4707
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-953-7253

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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