Best Japanese - 2013
The Japanese take their food so seriously that even snacks at convenience stores are carefully wrapped and presented. So it's no surprise that cooks have a keen eye for every detail at a fine restaurant like Sakagura. The artful presentation of inspired fare, the vast selection of sake brought to the tables in botanical vessels, the subterranean location's secret garden ambience, or even the washlet in the men's room all speak to the meticulous attention to authenticity here. But it's the menu of innovative takes on classic Japanese izakaya fare and, without a doubt, the most impressive sake list in New York City, that will make a meal at Sakagura one that you'll remember.