Thursday, March 15, 2018
Robataya to become Sakagura on 9th Street
The former Robataya space on Ninth Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue is staying in the family.
Shuji Bon Yagi, who owns six nearby Japanese establishments, including Soba-ya, Curry-Ya and Rai Rai Ken, has plans to convert the restaurant to Sakagura ...
The address is on this month's CB3-SLA docket for a new liquor license. (The meeting is Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.)
The questionnaire on file with CB3 shows that Sakagura will have a lunch and dinner service daily. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. The proposal calls for 10 tables seating 42 diners (and a 16-seat counter).
There's also an extensive sample menu on the questionnaire (PDF here) showing a variety of dishes, including housemade soba noodles and rice bowls.
Robataya, which featured the robata technique of cooking proteins over a charcoal grill, closed at the end of 2017 after nine years in operation.