My mom loves everything Japanese. So on my day off, I took her out to eat lunch at Sakagura.Sakagura
211 E 43rd St
New York, NY 10017
b/t 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave
It certainly adds a sense of mystery having to walk into a mundane office building and directed to stairs that led to the basement.
You walk into this small space that transports you to a street in Japan (or what you would imagine it to be like)
Special of the day (Thursday) $11.50: Bara Chirashi Don / raw fish and dried squash over rice + hot/cold soba
I opted for the “Lunch Tasting Course” $33, which includes:
Sashimi / scallop was my favorite.
Mini cold handmade soba / It tasted so fresh and had a hint of wasabi!
Plus 3 main dishes on a 3 tiered stand.
Tempura (shrimp, white fish and jalapeño)
Grilled miso black cod.
Beef fillet steak.
Everything was tasty and so fresh! My lunch tasting course also included a dessert, and my mom also ordered an additional sorbet:
Lychee sorbet / my mom didn’t care for this because it was too syrupy tasting
Sake panna cotta / I liked my dessert better…
With tax and tips, it came out to $60 for 2 people. Not bad for midtown lunch.
After that, we walked a few blocks to Ippodo. No, NOT Ippudo the ramen place.
125 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016
b/t Park Ave & Lexington Ave
Don’t be fooled by the tables in the back; that’s for the restaurant Kajitsu. Ippodo takes up the front where they serve matcha in front of you for you to take to-go…
They have so many different green teas! I had the light matcha, usucha.
They sell these too.
They have stamp cards which I was very excited about… definitely coming back to try them all!
I adoreboth of these places! Really enjoyed reading your blog, I’ll definitely have to try some of the NYC recommendations!
Thanks so much! Where are you from? I’m checking out your blog and I LOVE IT!