Don’t be alarmed when the staff of Sakagura shout at you. This is a traditional Japanese welcome and will happen each time a new guest arrives throughout your meal. I haven’t decided how I feel about it.
My husband and I visited the restaurant on Valentine’s Day without the baby but that’s not to say you couldn’t bring one. They have highchairs and enough space for a few buggies so it is workable. It isn’t so fancy that it’s deathly quiet and the staff are accommodating.
I discovered Sakagura thanks to the timeout 50% off cards, an arrangement between timeout and some of London’s well reviewed restaurants where, for roughly £50 you’re sent twelve 50% off vouchers to use at any time. You earn the money back in discounts after less than 2 meals and also discover some new restaurants in the process. (This is not an ad, just a heads up. Eating out is expensive and I am not getting any richer.)
Sakagura does sushi and robata and yakitori in a similar manner to Sticks n Sushi but at a higher quality. They also do the highly instagramable raindrop cake which I’d been dying to try for about 6 months. It’s jelly. Sorry I know that’s probably disappointing to some to hear but it’s just clear jelly. Perfectly nice yeah? But jelly nonetheless.
What’s good? The yakitori and the chicken karaage were highlights but everything was delicious. Also, the sake.
Kid friendly? It’s workable.
✗ baby change facilities
✓ highchairs available
✓cool with breastfeeding
✗ loads of other parents
✓space for buggies
✗ children’s menu
✗ toys/play area