Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Signage arrives for East Village outpost of Sakagura



Over at 231 E. Ninth St., signage is up for Sakagura here between Second Avenue and Third Avenue ...



This former Robataya space will be the second outpost of Sakagura, which has been serving sake to New Yorkers since 1996 in Midtown.

Sakura Yagi, COO of the TIC Restaurant Group, confirmed the news in an email. "Customers will be able to enjoy selections from our renowned sake list as well as familiar, Sakagura-signature dishes as well as new dishes specific to our downtown location," she said.

Sakura and her father, Shuji Bon Yagi, operate a handful of nearby Japanese establishments, including Soba-ya, Curry-Ya, Rai Ken and Hi-Collar.

Expect a September opening date.

Robataya, which featured the robata technique of cooking proteins over a charcoal grill, closed at the end of 2017 after nine years in operation.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah, looking forward to it. Bon Yagi rules, I celebrate the man's entire catalog.

Greg Cellamare said...

Great. Another Asian food/dining establishment in Chinatown North (formerly known as the East Village). Don't get me wrong, I like a good dumpling or ramen now and then, but it's getting ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

These aren't the droids you are looking for Greg. Bon Yagi is not some newcomer but rather the opposite. He has been operating numerous restaurants here in the East Village since the 80s. From what I have read he is something of a pioneer of Japanese cuisine in the whole city. He might not have appeared on a season of Top Chef or whatever, but I consider him the greatest restaurateur of this whole neighborhood, and us lucky to have this new outpost of Sakagura.

Anonymous said...

Still missing the great restaurant that was there BEFORE Robataya: Col Legno, with its wood-fired pizza oven and incredibly delicious Mediterranean food!

Christopher Pelham said...

Sakagura in midtown has delicious food and probably the best sake selection in the city, and I for one cannot wait for this to open. There is nothing like it in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Col Legno was freakin awesome

Anonymous said...

I find your assessment of "Chinatown North" to be offensive. Not all Asians are Chinese. Not all Asian restaurants are Chinese Restaurants. The family running these restaurants have been bringing authentic Japanese cuisine to NYC for over 20 years.