Sakuratei Harajuku

Sakuratei: An Artsy Okonomiyaki Restaurant in Harajuku

Updated October 31, 2019, by C. Thiele, 23 year veteran of Tokyo.

Sakuratei is a fantastic okonomiyaki restaurant with a diverse menu — connected to an experimental art gallery called Design Festa, located in Harajuku.

With some fifteen variations of okonomiyaki on the menu, there’s bound to be something you’ll love.

Wait… don’t know what okonomiyaki is? Check out my complete okonomiyaki guide where I explain in-depth everything you need to know (and probably more honestly).

The interesting thing to note here is the water used to make the batter is actually soba-yu! This is the water that is left after boiling soba noodles.

This brings up an interesting flavor you won’t find at many okonomiyaki restaurants throughout Japan. One that you may want to sample during your time here — especially if you’ve already tried okonomiyaki elsewhere.

How much does Sakuratei cost?

This really depends on your appetite, but I would budget for between ¥1,000-¥2,000 per person.

And as with most places in downtown Tokyo, there is no parking lot here. So budget for paid parking — or train/taxi fare to get here.

Is is good for groups?

Sure… small groups will be fine at the normal tables, which seat roughly six people — but large framed people may feel a bit of a squeeze (which is something I’m used to with shops of this size, but still oh so worth it).

There are private rooms for larger parties, but you should make reservations ahead of time to ensure space is available.

Is Sakuratei English friendly?

Yes! Actually one of the more English friendly places you’ll find. It has an English menu and some staff speak English too.

This place also offer vegan/vegetarian and even halal/gluten-free options!


Map pin to: Sakuratei
6 minute walk from Meiji Jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station

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