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Sakagura- cant't miss dishes

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thesteiner Jan 16, 2014 08:41 AM

Been looking forward to check out Sakagura for some time: any favorite or can't miss dishes; very open-minded food wise

  1. Monica Jan 16, 2014 09:10 AM

    black sesame creme brulee.

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      sam1 Jan 16, 2014 10:43 AM

      i actually think their chocolate souffle is one of the best in the city.

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        Monica Jan 16, 2014 10:53 AM

        never had...now I gotta go and try it...but i am sure I will end up ordering black sesame creme brulee again. all my friends are so addicted to it too.

    2. MVNYC Jan 16, 2014 10:58 AM

      I usually get the shikara, tongue, and a few onigiri to soak up all that sake.

      The fried items can be good too.

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        Bkeats Jan 16, 2014 01:02 PM

        I love the kamo and tori kara age. Have them every time.

        1. Ttrockwood Jan 16, 2014 03:13 PM

          I really like the daikon salad app- it sounds overly simple but has some great flavors. The grilled eggplant with three kinds of miso is another re-order for me when i go.

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            Simon Jan 16, 2014 04:37 PM

            i'd go w/ low expectations -- it's a fun space but food and service have been mediocre/uneven every time i've been within the past 5 years...there is no dish i'd specifically recommend there...

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              jessbnjess Jan 16, 2014 04:59 PM

              Our favorites are the tofu salad (really simple but very good fresh tofu), hirame ponzu, sanshoku nasu dengaku, and ika shiokara. We usually try to get a dessert that has the black sesame ice cream on it.

              Not fans of the jaga dango

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                foodwhisperer Jan 16, 2014 10:18 PM

                I second the ika shiokara, especially if you are drinking sake or shochu

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                r32nissan Jan 16, 2014 05:13 PM

                I went there for lunch and they had an awesome sea urchin soba special. Is this the same sakagura in the east 40's?

                1. Ziggy41 Jan 16, 2014 06:37 PM

                  Maguro Tartar
                  Onsen Tamago
                  Hirame Ponzu
                  Saikoro Steak
                  crème Brule with black sesame

                  Skip:
                  Sanma Onigiri
                  Snow Crab with steamed rice

                  1. t
                    thesteiner Jan 18, 2014 07:37 AM

                    thanks for the suggestions: will report back.

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