The Japan Group is to partner with two-Michelin-starred chef Mitsuhiro Araki on a new restaurant on London’s Heddon Street.
Sakagura will be the first venture between the Japan Centre Group, sake manufacturer Gekkeikan, the Toridoll Corporation and two-Michelin-starred Edomae Sushi restaurant, the Araki.
The menu, created by Shoryu Ramen executive chef Kanji Furukawa, will be based on southern Japanese recipes, or ‘washoku’, meaning “the food of Japan”.
Dishes will include Hakata yakitori (grilled skewers), hand-made udon and soba noodles and freshly made sushi.
A bar dedicated to serving Japanese sake will be manned by Japanese mixologists.
Tak Tokumine, CEO of Japan Centre and Sakagura, said: “We are very excited about bringing Sakagura to this prestigious part of London, and joining the thriving dining destination of Heddon Street. Working alongside some of Japan’s most experienced food and drink partners, we will be able to offer a truly unique and authentic dining and sake experience.”
The robata grill will be visible from the dining area in the open-plan kitchen, while customers can either sit in booths or at the traditional wooden kappo counter to observe the chefs preparing each dish.
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