Megu Midtown
Megu Midtown

Megu Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.megurestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 2129647777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Tuesday- Friday 12:00 - 3:00

    Dinner
    Tuesday- Saturday 6:30-10:00

    Sunday - Monday, Closed.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For inquiries on outside catering, please contact Events Dept. at 212.964.2171 x114.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining and cocktail reception spaces available to suit every party size. We will ensure your special occasion is one to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Jaime Davalos 2129642171x114
  • Special Events: For inquiries, please contact Events Dept. at 212.964.2171 x114.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First Avenue at 47th Street
  • Public Transit: Near the 6, V, E trains 53rd / Lexington Avenue Stop. M15 bus stop near 50th.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Garage Parking is available nearby on 48th street between First and Second Avenues.
A word from Megu Midtown
With a well-deserved reputation for spectacular food and attentive service, Megu's innovative Japanese cuisine will delight your aesthetic senses and awaken your taste buds. Alongside some of the freshest sashimi and sushi, Megu offers soups and salads, seafood and is most well-known for it's Waygu Kobe beef. All dishes are made with the freshest ingredients available. Megu's Kobe beef, prepared in 'precise medium rare slices' was hailed in The New York Times as 'delectably, meltingly tender and
rich as it can get.

A sommelier is always on hand to help choose from the award-winning list of 600 wines and 60 sakes and pair the perfect complement to your dinner.
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Megu Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)romantic (16)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (7)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great for dining -- but too
    Lebo
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Great for dining -- but too expensive for regular lunch... Hence, I always look forward to restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over rated
    xbox
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    I heard rave reviews of Megu.. A friend from out of country was visiting and we were quite disappointed... We both enjoyed the wine but that's it. I had better similar dishes at others restaurants. I didnt see anything that representated The infamous Megu. Sorry we will not returning...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend TriBeCa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    The menu was falling apart and it was too warm. Had to ask the waiter twice to raise the AC. The TriBeCa location is defiantly a lot nicer. But over all the Kobe was still fabulous.
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  • Great food. Lacking service.
    KenV99VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    I ate here with a friend and we were using a voucher from Gilt for a four course tasting menu. This immediately caused confusion for the server. Then we were told that the hostess was going to help. We were starving and asked what the courses were actually going to be. No one seemed to know. The servers kept asking to see my phone as if it was going to tell them what to serve. We were about to order something in addition to the voucher just so that we could eat ANYTHING. Finally, they seemed to be able to figure it out. After that, the food was brought out promptly and was very good, but a bit touristy with lights in the ice of the dishes. In the end we still enjoyed ourselves despite the rocky beginning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Midtown heaven
    Snejniibars
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We loved everything about this place, from the elaborate decor, to the service and the food! The yellowtail carpaccio was the best I ever had in my life and will be one of my treasured food memories. We all ordered the Megu Bento Platter and were delighted as each piece was beautifully presented and delicious! . The Gindara Cod was outstanding and my absolute favorite. The Kobe steak was as described by all reviewers - exceptional and I am highly recommending it! The kobe beef croquette had the lightest and in the same time the crunchiest batter I tasted..... The Yuzu creme brulee was good, but not wow, as the burnt crust was soft unfortunately, which made me a bit sad . The chocolate cake was dry and disappointing. I will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so Great
    JustinMeme
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    The decorations are so nice, the service was perfect and the food was extraordinary!! I am a sushi lover and there I ate one of the best sushi in my life!!!!!! My boyfriend ordered a steak (not keen on sushi) and that was so good too. It was served in a spectacular way!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went to Megu for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    I went to Megu for dinner during restaurant week. The decor is beautiful and the service was outstanding. I thought that the food was very good, however the portions were very small. I would go back to Megu Midtown for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Slow service
    Mignon
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    The food was great as usual, but the service was quite slow and they mixed up our appetizer order. it took a while for the bill to arrive and we had to rush back n the rain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    The choices were delectable. I felt full but not beyond full. I went with 3 girlfriends so we were able to get all 4 dessert choices. These were probably the highlight of the meal. Chocolate cake, cheesecake, creme Brulee (my favorite) and mango cake. They weren't too big and having a little bite of each was easy on my diet! The sushi was pretty good but it was nothing to rave about. My friends all got he Kobe beef and the presentation and taste were amazing! Appetizers of salad were light and airy. I loved getting to try out a fancy restaurant for a total of $51 (included tax and tip after $38 restaurant week charge). Only downfall - Japanese restaurants usually give FREE hot green tea with your meal, but our green tea was $8 a teapot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    MW24VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    The food is very good but the service was lacking for such an expensive restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    We had the Restaurant Week menu which was fine but not outstanding. We did not taste anything that would justify the high prices that would normally apply. We were also presented with the check before we asked for it, a no-no for a restaurant with pretentions to elegance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my second visit and
    Mignon
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    This was my second visit and the service was much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Happy
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    This was my second visit to Megu. The first visit was for lunch and this visit was for dinner. Dinner was just as excellent as lunch in terms of food and service, but the atmosphere was even better because it was night time. The interior of the restaurant is really lovely. There was enough buzz for the place to feel vibrant, but it was quiet enough to have meaningful conversation. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Good
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Megu is one of the biggest and high-end japanese restaurant in nyc. However do not expect too much. If you want to go high-end japanese restaurant, megu is not a right choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    good service. The steak is very delicious and I love it. Even the rice is very delicate and I like very much.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My friend and I had dinner
    mochamochaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    My friend and I had dinner there and both of us ordered Restaurant week menu. The food was just O.K., nothing was really impressed us at all.... and portion is so little. Main dish was Kobe beef, but I did not see that meat tastes like REAL KOBE BEEF... just beef.... :( And they served tiny 5 or 6 slices... I do not recommend this place for GOOD FOOD at all. They overcharged for both food and drinks.... one glass of wine is $22!!!! You can find other restaurants which serve better food and lower costs in NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Come for restaurant week dinner.
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Come for restaurant week dinner. The miso cod is really tender and of full flavor. I like it very much. Cobe beef is just so so though. Strawberry short cake is nice too. New york cheesecake and chocolate cake are just normal standard. However, the seeervice is VERY VERY slow. Waited a long time between two courses. Also, they forgot rice that should come with main entree! I didn't expect this kind of service at Megu. After negotiation, they offered to make up for this by drink, but we opted for another dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great - this
    gourmet
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    The food was great - this is a keeper. They just need to pay attention to the orders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but some issues
    Nick
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    First off, each dish was not as advertised. If it says crispy shrimp, you'd expect crispy, if it says yuzu creme brûlée, you'd expect yuzu flavor. Second, the crispy shrimp appetizer was very one-note: sweet. The cod was perfectly cooked (although not cod), but a very one-note sweet glaze. Finally, the 4 pieces of veggies on the side of the cod should have been phenomenal. They weren't. I don't think there was even salt or oil.
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  • Overpriced
    Jenny
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    The food was okay, but it was pretty overpriced. I felt incredibly rushed even though there were practically no other diners. I was served my entree while I was only halfway through my appetizer salad that was served on a really big plate. I ordered the Kobe Beef that was a tiny portion (I expected this) on a huge wooden tray, so I had to give up 1/3 of the salad because it just looked really awkward to have more than one of those things on the small table we were seated at. The Yuzu Creme Brulee was really good and the only thing I didn't have to worry about not getting to finish because my friend ate it slowly. But right when she was about to finish, they promptly came with the check asking if they could clear our dishes.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beef was overcooked and not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Beef was overcooked and not as tender as previous visit but yellow was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Happy
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    The menu choices were excellent, the food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Megu is more than I expected
    MrRandall
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    We chose the 7-course menu (Omakase and Osusume)--and each course was beautiful to look at and presented exquisitely. If I had to be critical, I was not a fan of the MEGU Oriental Salad (3rd course), however, the sashimi on it and the dressing was delicitous. What I didn't like was the peanuts--I love the contrast and combination, however, it is so difficult eating peanuts with chop stickes. A minior set-back. The Sweet Five was the best dessert I've had in a restaurant like Megu's in a long time. It looked absolutely delicious and tasted even better. The service was fantastic--impeccable. Our dinner lasted a little over 2 hours--and I was glad both for the experience and not feeling rushed to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Not Great
    BetsyKMVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Everything was fine...but the grandiosity of the decor and the prices suggested something much more fabulous than what emerged.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was just amazing.
    Angela27
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Everything was just amazing. The detail to the food and appearance cannot be beat. Wish the space was larger but it was still great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Great food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Best sushi I've had anywhere, fantastic service. The sashimi inside an ice igloo was probably the highlight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seating
    Raehel
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Megu's selection is great as alway. The seating arrangement is interesting. If you like to people watch request to sit upstairs toward the front. You will overlook the downstairs dining area and sushi bar which provides a quick lesson in food preparation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The venue is lovely and the
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The venue is lovely and the presentation is gorgeous. Service was excellent, and the prix fixe menu offers good selections and delicious dinners. Asparagus and shrimp were both good starters; steak and cod were delicious. Green tea crepe is unbelievable!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is so slow!!!
    happysky
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    It is so pricy! The service is sooooooooo slow while one course follow another.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer Service
    Oishii
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Receptionist can be more passionate, smile friendly and professional. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative Japanese cuisine;
    Lucia
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Innovative Japanese cuisine; excellent service, atmosphere has an upscale, magical elegance to it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    A great dining experience. We actually sat next to the owner of the restaurant. Could not have had a better meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • east side japanese gem
    raquelleVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    A pity the restaurant cannot be seen from the street, as it is truly beautiful inside. Attentive service, excellent menu and delicious food. The sushi/sashimi platter and Kobe beef grilled at the table were perfect, and the green tea crepes for dessert were delectable. A change in the background music might be a good idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Megu Experience
    Robin410
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We purchased a Gilt City dining voucher for the 7 course tasting menu. The best course was the Edamame Soup with Rosemary. It was creamy and delicious. The dessert, consisted of an assortment of things which were quite tasty. The green tea cake was not too sweet and very light.. Although each course seemed quite small, at the end we were definitely satisfied. The service was outstanding. The wait staff was quite attentive and even from across the room noticed that I had dropped my chopstick and ran over with a replacement. The decor was nice with a corporate feel and the noise level was moderate. You definitely can carry on a conversation with out yelling or competing with others. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience!
    Aquagem620VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    I had a wonderful experience at your restaurant yesterday afternoon. I felt very welcomed by all of the staff. Everyone was very friendly and super attentive. The food was delicious! Highly recommended. I will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good and inovative,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    The food was good and inovative, but the total bill came out very high.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    My friend and I had a wonderful night at Megu last Monday. We each did a tasting menu and the food was excellent. The courses were well paced and beautifully presented. Our waiter, I can't recall his name exactly, Tarih (something like that) was so nice, attentive (but not overbearing--just right) and he made excellent suggestions for wine & food. We met the manager and the head sushi chef and they were so nice too. Everyone seemed to really care that we had a great time. I would absolutely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • A paragon for Asian food
    nybebbiVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    One of my favorite restaurants. Excellent food, quality service and a nice atmosphere where - and this a rare find in Manhattan - you can actually have a conversation at a normal voice level. You need a little time however, because it is the opposite of fast food. But then again, everything is freshly prepared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderrn and elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Atmosphere and food presentation are Wow. Great drinks list too. Perfect for expense account meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worst experience ever.
    Kennix
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Bad food, terrible service, the waiters didn't even remember what we ordered. Compared to their price, it's totally not worth a try. We spent the most unhappy birthday dinner with our friends. If you value your time and money, do not even think of coming.
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