Sakagura East Village
As a pioneer izakaya established in 1996, we have placed importance in passing on the story and passion of toji sake brewers to our myriad patrons. In our new location, we continue the same tradition while highlighting premium ingredients in our menu, which also emphasizes delicious pairings with exciting sakes. Our Taste of Japan series explores prefectures in Japan and the unique regional cuisines through the lens of sake, rice and miso. Whether you choose to explore our menu highlights through the omakase, or through the a la carte menu, our food will be sure to wow you.
About the Chef
Sakagura East Village Executive Chef Masaru Kajihara focuses on regional washoku of various Japanese prefectures in the Taste of Japan Series, and he deeply cares about promoting Japanese food culture in New York City through the lens of sake, rice and miso.
Over the past two decades, Masaru Kajihara has honed his skills as a Japanese chef and has demonstrated his expertise in Japanese cuisine at various establishments across New York City, including a Michelin Star restaurant.
As the current executive chef at Sakagura East Village, Kajihara has created a menu that explores ingredients across various Japanese prefectures. In November 2018, Kajihara had the honor of representing Japan at a cross-national culinary event with both the Italian and Japanese embassies.
Number of Guests Seated: Up to 6
*FOR PARTIES OF 7+ OR FOR RESERVATIONS FOR OUR PRIVATE ROOMS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT (212) 979-9678 OR RESERVATIONS@SAKAGURAEASTVILLAGE.COM
Interested in having your next event at Sakagura?
Contact us at EVENTS@sakagura.com, we'd love to host your next work event, celebration, or even collaborate with your sake/brand for a great experience.