Sakura at Sake no Hana Review

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Sakura Menu at Sake no Hana

Sake no Hana is celebrating Sakura, cherry blossom season with a Limited Edition menu created by Chef Hideki Hiwatashi.

The downstairs bar has been transformed into a beautiful cherry blossom garden with pretty floral displays. By day the garden has moving blossom projections, falling petals, and grass flooring.

By night Yosakura is celebrated which means ‘night sakura’ where the garden is lit up by twinkling lights, incredibly pretty to see.

To begin with we enjoyed a tasty Kaori Arpège cocktail made with Beefeater 24 Gin containing yuzu sake, cherry liqueur, peach bitters, grapefruit juice and agave.

To my excitement each cocktail came with three perfume containers containing scents to tailor your cocktail to suit your tastebuds! A quirkyΒ touch πŸ™‚
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sakuramenusakenohanasakenohanasakenohanasakenohanasakenohanaIMG_2464sakenohanaFirstly we started with the Shiro Misosiru Uguisu Tofu soup which was light and refreshing. To my surprise the tofu at the bottom of the soup was shaped like a flower, a nice added touch.

Next on the menu we enjoyed a Sushi and Sashimi box and our main dish alongside.

The bento box contained three beautiful sashimi cuts, salmon, tuna and sea-bass, each delicious piece melted into your mouth.

The sushi option offered prawn with nigiri, salmon with wasabi, tuna with caviar.

For the main dish I opted for the Chicken Sumiyaki which came in a spicy shichimi sauce, and my partner went for the Salmon Miso Yaki with egg mustard sauce.

The chicken was incredibly flavoursome and the spicy sauce complimented it nicely. The salmon was delicious!

A lovely added touch was a tasty piece of sea bass sushi wrapped up in a banana leaf!

It was great to enjoy such a beautiful array of flavours all together mixing hot and colder options together to create quite the taste sensation in your mouth!

We enjoyed our meal with a glass of Slybaner Sylvacello Cave De Turckheim, a white wine containing red apple and white flower notes.sakenohana

sakenohanashehearts sakenohanaNext it was time to enjoy dessert which was presented to perfection, a real treat for the eyes!

For dessert we had Cherry Chocolate Sake Mousse which came with cherry sake mousse, cherry chocolate mousse, chocolate crumble and sake jelly.

On the side we chose two Cherry Blossom Macarons. The macarons were vanilla flavoured containingΒ cherry blossom tea ganache. Delicious!

To accompany our tasty sweet we chose a Grand MarnierΒ liqueur on ice, the orange flavours work very nicely with any sweet dessert especially chocolate infused.sakenohanashehearts sakenohanasakenohanasakenohana

sakenohanasakenohanaOverall the Sakura menuΒ at Sake no Hana really impressed. The picturesque cherry blossom garden transformation is incredibly beautiful and very worthwhile seeing if you’re in London. The Sakura menu is on until the 18th June πŸ™‚

The little added touches such as the haiku on the dinner table were rather lovely and it’s the little things that make an experience memorable.

What do you think of the Sake no Hana’s Sakura menu judging from the photographs?

I would love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for reading!

Laura xo

  • Everything look incredible. Especially love the sushi. I’ve been getting into molecular cuisine lately and love making it so far. I love Sakura! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, lovely. πŸ™‚ /Madison
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    • Thanks it really was, I really love sushi it’s such a tasty dish! Molecular cuisine sounds interesting, haven’t tried anything like that (yet)

      Thanks for stopping by Madison!

      Laura xo
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  • Beautiful photos, the flowers look so lovely ☺
    Nati xx
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  • Oh wow! Amazing photos too. Xx

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  • I’m so so disappointed that I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to this before it runs out as I think it’s only on for another week or so because I saw the cherry blossoms in Japan in April this year and really wanted to relive those memories with this menu, not to mention the fact that the menu sounds absolutely amazing! I’d have struggled to choose between the chicken and salmon!

    • That’s a great shame you’re not able to make it this year, however I’m sure they’ll be holding the same celebrations there next year πŸ™‚

      I haven’t visited Japan before, it must have been an amazing experience!

      For me I loved both the chicken and salmon but if I had to choose? I would have gone for the chicken on this occasion as it was seasoned perfectly and so delicious!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • OMG this place looks absolutely stunning, love the design. The food also looks delicious! You captured the feel of the place so well in your photos x

    Beauty with charm

    • Thanks Alina! Really glad you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚ The design for Sakura was really impressive and enjoyed the experience and added quirks.

      Thanks for reading and so glad you liked the photographs!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Wow, this place looks amazing, hun! Looks like you had such an amazing time. <3 How cool is it that you were able to scent your own cocktails? I've never heard of anything like it before, but it seems like such a fun idea. All the food looks yummy too, I love salmon so I'm sure I'd enjoy it there. You look beautiful, also! Kisses. x x x

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    • Sake no Hana was a great place to visit for Sakura, really enjoyed the floral decor!

      The scented cocktails filled me with excitement, very unique and like you I hadn’t come across anything like this before.

      The food was lovely especially the salmon!

      Aw thanks, that’s very sweet of you to say!

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Helena S. de Ilenczfalva

    It looks super cool and yummy! πŸ™‚ x
    Helena – Swedish girl in Tokyo
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  • Wow how cool is this place! The flowers are just stnning and the food looks delish!

    Annessa
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  • Whenever I go out to eat its as much about the venue as it is the food and this place looks out of this world!!!! x

    • Yes I agree, decor is really important as it adds to the overall experience. The atmosphere is so important too, and it was great that they were very friendly too. Hospitality is everything!

      Glad you enjoyed the review πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

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  • Wow, Laura!

    Perfumes to go with your cocktail? Flower-shaped tofu? It is great that a chef really put in thoughts into creating these delicious looking meals and special menu and the beautifully-lit Sakura cherry blossom tree ambience do add to the whole dining experience!

    My two boys are a HUGE fan of sushi and Japanese food! This would be heaven for them *_^

    Looks like you had such a wonderful time!

    Have a lovely rest of the week, my dearie and thanks so much for dropping by and say hi! Appreciate your time!

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
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    • Thanks Jeann πŸ™‚

      It really was a lovely experience and loved all the attention to detail to go with Sakura, I do love it when a restaurant goes all out with their decor especially for occasions.

      Like you I love sushi and Japanese food it’s one of my favourites, it’s so healthy too which is an added benefit! I’m sure your two sons would love it there as would you.

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Such a beautiful place! And the food looks great!!

    Adi xx
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  • Kate

    This looks so beautiful – the decorations and the food! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Such a lovely restaurant- thanks for sharing!

    -Ashley
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  • such a great placeeee πŸ˜€

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  • Great post!

    Much love,

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  • Wow, such a picturesque setting! The food looks yummy πŸ™‚

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  • Gellie Abogado

    Your shots gave justice to the beauty of this place. Now I’m craving for Japanese food. xD

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  • Nadia

    What a beautiful place & look at that fab presentation of food! Wow!
    So stunning! I would probably go there every day if I could πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing, sweetie <3
    xox Nadia
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    • Thanks Nadia, it really was a beautiful place to visit. Very pretty and such a glorious setting for Sakura!

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Siffat Haider

    The food looks drool worthy and the flowers are breathtaking!
    xo
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  • I love this place! Thanks for sharing & Happy Weekend!
    xx OHIAMIHT BLOG

  • Such a nice place! The food looks very delicious!

    Sun and Sany – Bulgarian travel and leisure blog

    • Sake no Hana was very pretty indeed and the food was lovely, beautifully presented too as I’m sure you can see πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • I like the theme and the food and setting look so amazing!

    LUXESSED

  • This looks incredible, I love the cherry blossom decor, it sounds like a wonderful menu. Gemma x
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  • Carina Vardie

    The food looks delicious and the interior looks gorgeous!

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  • Interior and all these flower decorations look adorable, it is like being in the flower garden! Food is well presented and looks so yummy. Also how cute the flowers on macaroons look πŸ™‚ x

    Ela BellaWorld

    • The decor inside was really beautiful πŸ™‚ Really enjoyed being surrounded by all the pretty floral decor to celebrate Sakura!

      Thanks for stopping by Ela!

      xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This place is already on my bucket list thanks to you!! the interior decor is to die for, the menu has exotic and delicious foods and pastries especially the macaroons!! I love your explanation because it gave me an idea of the hotel even though i have never been there!!
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    • Sake no Hana is a really is a such a lovely restaurant to visit. The interiors really are gorgeous for Sakura at the moment.

      The food was lovely and the dessert was very tasty indeed, especially the macarons!

      Thanks so much for reading, this isn’t a hotel though it’s a restaurant πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

      • Thank you for the correction dear, I honestly thought it was a hotel as I was reading though. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Trang Do

    Food looks so delicious!! Love this place!

    Xoxo,
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  • This looks so yummy!
    xo
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  • I went to this last year and really enjoyed it – looks like a similar menu and equally photogenic!

  • It all sounds delicious, but the dessert appeals most to me. Always the sweets.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • It really was delicious and the dessert was delicious! I have a sweet tooth too and love chocolate infused desserts, really tasty!

      Thanks so much for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This looks amazing,when I see flowers I am instantly happy!

    Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

    • Thanks so much I’m really glad you enjoyed the review πŸ™‚

      Flowers make me happy too and such a pretty compliment to the restaurant!

      Thanks so much for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • leah rachel

    WOW! The food looks absolutely amazing!!!
    Gorgeous pictures too!! x

    Leah And Rachel
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  • This place looks so cool and food made me super hungry x

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  • Oh my gosh this place looks SO AMAZING!!!!! Absolutely love the decor! You look incredible, as always lovely! Xx

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    • Sake No Hana was a lovely place to visit πŸ™‚ The decor for Sakura was charming!

      Thanks so much for the kind compliment and for stopping by!

      Laura xo

      http://www.shehearts.net

  • OMG, that place looks divine, Laura! And the perfume containers are a quirky but very unique touch. Love it!

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  • Jodi-Kay Edwards

    Oh my gosh, such beautiful photos. The atmosphere looks so peaceful, def. perfect for a casual night out or date night!
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  • The food looks and sounds incredible, Laura! I also love the decor and ambiance, which reflects the style and presentation of the food perfectly, especially the dessert. Sometimes when I dine out, the atmosphered just doesn’t work well with the presentation and cuisine at all. For instance, my husband and I dined at an Indian restaurant that was new to us, locally. The food was great, but the whole setting and ambiance was completely off, it was way too contemporary and gave off a bit of a lounge vibe. They nailed it at Sakura from what I can see! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your new month, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    • Thanks Jalisa, I’m really glad you like the sounds of the food at Sake No Hana, a great place to visit and the ambiance of the restaurant was really lovely for Sakura season.

      I think it’s so important for both the ambiance and the food to be perfectly matched in terms of quality, it’s so important. I’ve been in places where the setting was truly amazing however the food didn’t match up.

      Sake No Hana really did nail it that’s for sure, loved the floral design!

      Thanks for reading and hope you’re doing well πŸ™‚

      Happy June!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Most of the foods/ingredients mentioned in this post are new introductions for me as I’m not too familiar with this cuisine! However, I can certainly appreciate the beyond beautiful setting of flower arrangements – you fit in wonderfully with your surroundings Laura πŸ™‚ Hope your week is going well!

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    • Sushi is great to try and a wonderful food especially when it comes to fitness food, I ate sushi almost daily on holiday in Cancun and the fish really helped combined with working out with results πŸ™‚

      Really glad you enjoyed the setting of Sake No Hana, it’s gorgeous inside the bar for Sakura πŸ™‚

      My week is going well so far, more blog posts to come soon!

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

      • Thanks for the tip Laura! Looking forward to your upcoming posts! πŸ™‚

        Gabrielle x

  • Wow, this place looks incredible! And the food look great! You’re so gorgeous!!!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Glad you enjoyed the review Tamara, was a great place to visit and really pretty inside πŸ™‚

      The food was tasty indeed.

      Thank you, that’s very kind of you!

      Thanks for stopping by to SheHearts!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Nina

    This place looks so impressive, you look gorgeous in this dress and how beautifully they have presented your dessert, very pretty.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

    • I’m really glad you enjoyed the review Nina! It was a beautiful restaurant and really liked the Sakura set up πŸ™‚

      Yes the dessert was beautifully presented though it didn’t last too long, it was demolished pretty quickly πŸ˜‰

      Glad you like the dress!

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura!

      xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • wow, this place looks amazing!

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  • Trang Do

    Great review! Love it so much!

    Xoxo,
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  • This looks like such a beautiful place to be at, so jealous!

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  • Shauna C

    Wow, this place looks beyond gorgeous!!! The food looks divine too!

    Shauna

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    • Yes Sake no Hana is a beautiful place, the cherry blossoms in the bar downstairs are only temporary until June 18th however the main restaurant is also lovely πŸ™‚

      Really glad you enjoyed the review!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Beautiful photos! The cherry blossom macarons look divine πŸ™‚ x

  • What am amazing and beautiful meal and location!

    Amy Ann
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