We’re thrilled to have attended the launch of our latest restaurant, the eagerly anticipated Japenese dining experience, Sakagura.

Planting itself on famed Heddon Street, the concept originates from the man who brought you Shoryu Ramen, Tak Tokumine. The first joint partnership between the Japan Centre Group; the sake Royal Warrant holders – Gekkeikan; Japanese plum wine brand Choya and the Toridoll Corporation, Sakagura offers renowned, authentic Japanese cuisine but with a modern, relaxed twist.

Press and friends & family of Sakagura poured in across the two floors from 6pm onwards, enjoying a selection of Sakagura’s finest canapes, champagne and sake cocktails, all set off against a backdrop of Japanese entertainment – from silhouette and calligraphy artists to authentic Japanese drums. The highlight of the evening by far was the breaking of the Sake Barrel, which signified the beginning of a very special new endeavor and occasion.

Guests enjoyed exploring the intimate booths and sake bar in the basement, where they were met by an 11-seater dedicated wooden kappo bar where Executive Chef, Kanji Furuwaka, cooked up a Sakagura shaped storm. Tasters from the menu incorporated a range of highlights from the menu, from yakitori, sushi, sashimi and bento boxes to an extensive list of saké-based cocktails: oninawan dragon to furano fields. The truly unique offering created by Executive Chef, Kanji Furukawa celebrates his passion for authentic cooking with an intrinsic eye for detail, and will showcase the classic elements of washoku cuisine, harmony and balance, taste, texture, presentation and seasonality.

Now it’s doors are officially open to the public from Saturday 19th, Sakagura will be serving up authentic Japanese washoku dining all year round. Honoured by UNESCO, on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the exclusive dining destination will aim to tempt, educate and delight diners from all around the world.