Sakagura

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82 Good

An expansive oasis of Japanese tranquility tucked away in the subterranean guts of midtown.

211 E. 43rd St., New York, NY, 10017

212-953-7253

http://sakagura.com

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The lowdown

Wander through the subterranean guts of an office high-rise and enter an expansive and tranquil room filled with screens, plants, and smooth blond woodwork. Although the booths are reserved for diners (mostly sedate midtown suits and their clients), the elevated bar is inviting enough for an after-work drink, or several: A color-coded, cross-referenced menu offers an imposing selection of more than 200 sakes, along with some well-intentioned hints about which foods they go best with. You’ll need a degree in comparative cryptography to make much sense of it, but, fortunately, the staff can guide you just as expertly.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelCivilized