Restaurant: Sakagura London – Mayfair, London

Heddon Street – a haven of fantastic restaurants and bars nestled behind the bustling and frantic Regent Street in Central London. It is home to Piccolino, the Ice Bar, and perhaps more interestingly, Sakagura. Here they serve up the most delicious and high quality Japanese barbecue you could hope for… or in fact they don’t… you, the guests do!

With the Yakiniku Barbecue set, you can choose 3 from a list of meat, seafood and vegetables, which also includes steamed white Koshihikari Rice, Tofu and Wakame Miso Soup, and Wafa Salada, plus a choice of Ice Cream for dessert. With aprons at the ready, we cooked what was an amazing dinner!

As all good Wednesday nights go, we kicked things off with cocktails and enjoyed a glass of Furano Fields, a floral and fruity drink with both gin and brandy. It was good, but with a price tag of £15 each, we couldn’t justify another.

Amongst the prawns, sausage, courgettes and mushrooms was our stand out winner of the evening – the Japanese wagyu. Perhaps expected with a massive £11 surcharge for the pleasure of having it, but the meat was succulently tender and if you’re looking to treat yourself, this is definitely the way to go.

With the three selections from the barbecue set, the rice, soup and salad completed the meal and left us just enough room for a fantastic ice cream dessert, which was included in the price of the meal. Dark chocolate wasabi and soy sauce caramel had us a little skeptic, but they proved to be amazing and gave our taste buds one last tickle. 

We had a fantastic evening at Sakagura and we do imagine it to be a great meal to have with friends and family who are up for the cooking experience. Although on the pricey side even for Central London standards, the quality of the meat and vegetables is there for all to see and therefore also serves as a fantastic occasion venue. 

A massive thank you to all at Sakagura for having us along!

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

Toilets: ★★★

Disclaimer: we were invited to the restaurant for a complimentary meal in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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22 Comments

  1. Pinkiebag Pinkiebag
    September 14, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Hi, I so want to visit somewhere like this. I loved the idea of seeing what you have chosen being cooked. The portion size looks spot on and I love anything with rice. I am book marking this a place to visit in the future. Thanks for sharing.

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      It was such a great experience, we'd really recommend it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Morgs
    September 14, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I've been to quite a few restaurants in Mayfair but omg this looks delicious! Love the theme it's beautiful xMorgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Where else would you recommend there? It was so delicious, I'm sure you'd love it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. onthesubwaywall
    September 14, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    This looks so delicious and like a really fun activity too! I've had Korean bbq but never Japanese and now I'm dying to try! Mary Lane @NewYorkClichehttp://newyorkcliche.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      Oh we love Korean BBQ – very similar style but different layout and options!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Corinne & Kirsty
    September 14, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    This looks like such a cool experience! We have the same kind of thing in France with "fondue" but this diy barbecue style restaurant sound really cool 🙂 it's maybe a shame that it's a little pricey even if the quality of the food is amazing :/ xKirstywww.corinneandkirsty.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      It's very pricey but the did have a deal price at the time which you can find!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Emily
    September 15, 2017 / 1:34 am

    Oh my goodness, I'm drooling! Yakiniku was one of my favorite things to go out for when I spent a semester in Japan. I wonder if there's anywhere to get it in Chicago…xxEmilyemilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Amazing, it was our first time trying it and it was so delicious! Even more amazing that you spent a semester in Japan!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Jenny
    September 15, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Goodness me, I couldn't afford to eat here! But it sounds like a great experience and the food looks incredible. I'd love to go to Japan and try proper sushi! <3

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      It's so worth it though – defo an occasion type place!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. abbeylouisarose
    September 15, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    This looks absolutely wonderful! I love the idea of having the freedom to cook your own dish, meaning that you're guaranteed to get it exactly as you like it! I'm sure this is a lot of fun and a great bonding activity too! I definitely agree about it being a perfect occasion venue, perhaps a little too expensive for me to become a regular but wouldn't it be lovely to celebrate a special anniversary or a birthday here? I'm so glad that you both had a wonderful experience!Abbey 🍂 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Exactly – it was scary to think that we may under cook it too but it's easier than it looks! Defo an occasion venue for it's price but very much worth it for a celebration!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Kate Winthrop
    September 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Wagyu beef is SO popular right now hey?! I see it *everywhere*! I know Mayfair can tend to be more pricy – I don't think restaurants could get away with being *so expensive* in other parts of London. Cooking your own dish sounds increeeedible! I agree with Abbey this sounds like the perfect place for a special celebration! Glad you guys had such a lovely time, also killing it on your photo front; you guys def need to write a post on how to nail food photography in spite of restaurant lighting, yours is always amazing! Kate x http://www.findingkate.co

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      It is really popular now isn't it? It was only our first time but man it was so tasty! Haha very very true, defo an occasion venue.Aww thank you – it was such hard lighting with that heater but I'm glad you think it worked, that would be such a good post if we actually knew what we were doing – will have to make some notes and hope it can help!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Sarah Ann
    September 25, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    This sounds like a real restaurant experience and that's what I love about it. My other would love this, it's right up his street! Your photos are making me so hungry.

    • Food and Baker
      September 25, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      It was defo an experience! We hope you can experience it too with your other half!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. kate h
    September 26, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    I havent tried Japanese food before but I would be up to trying to sometime. Glad to hear you had a a nice time at the restaurant. It sounds like a lovely place to go with family or a group of friends as it seems like a fun experience to cook the meal together.

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      OMG you need to! It's defo one you'll have to try at least once in your life to know if you love it or not! Defo a great place to social and have fun!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. Ashlee Moyo
    October 27, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    So… I will definitely be coming here! This place looks amazing – not just a meal, an experience – haha.Ashlee | ashleemoyo.com

    • Food and Baker
      November 7, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Definitely an experience and really good for someone who talks a lot ;)Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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