Washoku is the traditional food of Japan, and has recently been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Washoku dishes are known for their harmonious mix of rice, miso, pickles, sides and main dishes, that cover the five flavours and stimulate all senses. Emphasis is also placed on seasonality using the freshest ingredients and beautiful presentation.
This is all to be nourished by Japanese style omotenashi hospitality, ensuring a unique dining experience that is both relaxed, yet steeped in tradition and harmony.
Sakagura is the first authentic Japanese restaurant owned by sake brewery companies in the UK. As a symbol of this joint partnership we have placed a sugidama outside the restaurant. It means 'cedar ball' and is made from fresh cedar branches and was used to show customers of sake establishments that the sake was ready to drink as the cedar branches aged. Now it is a symbol of and the pride we take in working with the best local producers of sake from across Japan allowing us to bring a vast range of some of the best premium and exclusive sakes to our diners.
Our sake cellar or ‘sakagura’ in Japanese is stocked with some of the best premium sakes from Gekkeikan - Royal Warrant Holders and one of oldest sake companies in the world as well as exclusive sakes sourced from some of the best local producers from across Japan.
Alongside our sake we offer over twenty-two varieties of Japanese whisky, a selection of umeshu, flavoured sake, shochu, craft beers as well as wines by the glass and bottle.
Sit at the bar and enjoy our signature house cocktails devised by expert mixologists and sake sommeliers made with passion and skill for a truly Japanese experience.
Executive Chef, Kanji Furukawa and Head Chef, Jin Yackshin bring together a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for Japanese washoku cuisine.
They will create new and exciting seasonal menus using the freshest ingredients to bring you an authentic Japanese dining experience.
Restaurant Manager & Sake Sommelier, Mimi Tokumine with her passion for her country’s cuisine and expertise in Japanese hospitality will ensure that each diner experiences a true sense of Japan in London.