Megu New York
62 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10013Neighborhood:
TriBeCa - Downtown
JapanesePrice: $50 and over
Megu New York
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.megurestaurants.com/
- Phone: 2129647777x
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday-Saturday, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: For private catering needs, please contact Jaime Dávalos - Events Dept, at 212.964.2171 x114.
- Special Events: Jaime Dávalos - Events Dept, at 212.964.2171 x114.
A word from Megu New York
Rated by the New York Daily News as the most stunning restaurant in New York, Megu takes each diner on a sensual journey through the culinary delights of Japan! The finest organic ingredients from across the globe arrive in our kitchen daily. Dishes are brought to your table as an array of dazzling culinary creations. Enjoy delicacies like our premium sushi & sashimi & Kobe Beef, cooked slowly using our unique Bincho-Tan Charcoal Grill. You'll be in ecstasy as flavors mingle to tease & tantalize, ending in a taste bud climax that releases UMAMI, the intensely satisfying flavor concealed within.Continued
Our elegantly appointed dining room is the perfect backdrop for dinner, with a wine list featuring over 400 selections, and 50 Sakes by the glass!
Our elegantly appointed dining room is the perfect backdrop for dinner, with a wine list featuring over 400 selections, and 50 Sakes by the glass!
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Megu New York reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 1, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (75)romantic (67)fit for foodies (59)hot spot (34)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (15)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (7)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
- Very good dinnerAlbi23Dined on 8/25/2014Very good dinner with original japanais meet and many other delicous things.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SpectacularFiDiLadyVIPDined on 8/24/2014Perfection in every way. The flavors are clean, which the Japanese have always embraced as the highest level of perfection. The presentation of the food is absolutely gorgeous (although blue light ice cubes give a nod to Modern Japan). The service is spot on; water and wine are refreshed without ever being intrusive or leaving the diner feeling a refresh is overdue. Can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ROMANTICE DINNER FOR TWO :)minyoungieDined on 8/16/2014My fiancé and I celebrated our last anniversary at Megu before we start a new chapter together. The food, the service, the atmosphere... You name it!! Everything was excellent. Everybody was so polite.. they truly made our day more special with all there service and kindness.Special Features:
- DisappointedLeftyDined on 8/15/2014The food here is bland, the ambience & presentation outdated. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor; skip Megu and head to Nobu instead.
- Not my Usual ExperienceLisaLegalDined on 8/14/2014I have been going to Megu for years and before my last experience had nothing but incredible things to say. This time the food was amazing as usual even though the menu had changed a bit and some of my favs were gone (beef bacon wrapped brussel sprouts and a particular dessert wine),however my service was not at all what I am used to at what I would call my favorite upscale dining establishment. Our server was new, however I should never wait 26 minutes to someone to notice we are done with our meals and ready for dessert, nor should you not know the menu so that every question that was asked you have to run to the back for an answer and lastly be familiar with your wine pairings so that when asked for a suggestion you can offer one.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Second try, still mediocre foodgtg699uVIPDined on 8/13/2014Had gone on restaurant week a year or so ago and had a pretty unspectacular experience with the food. Nothing was bad, nothing was great, just expensive and well presented food that wasn't that flavorful. Came back to try again and did a tasting menu which was largely the same experience. The ambiance is nice and the server was decent but the food certainly isn't worth the price point.Special Features:
- disappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/13/2014had omakase dinner. given reputation and price, we expected a lot. sad to say but it was nowhere near our expectation. ive been a lot of high end sushi places around the world but megu omakase was one of the worst. granted im comparing to high standard, still megu has some serious work to do...
- Megu Restaurant Week 2014LiveToEatDined on 8/11/2014Love this place. Friendly staff and delicious food. The green tea crepe cake with the green tea sauce is to die for - highly recommend it. Got the kobe steak and brinzion ?, some fish, for the restaurant week - both were delicious. Staff was knowledgeable about the menu and although it was a full house and super busy the night my party went, service was very attentive. Only complaint is probably the light air conditioning, it was was a little stuffy a one point. The noise level was on the high side but this was on a Friday night. Overall, a great experience and will def be returning.Special Features:
- Always Great Food and Service!PatrickVIPDined on 8/9/2014Megu never disappoints with their great food and sake list. HIGHLY recommend this place for and evening of great food and service. My wife and I try to explore the neighborhood more but nothing seems to compare to Megu!Special Features:
- Great food, middling serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/8/2014Cool spot, excellent food. However, for the price you pay, the service is pretty bad - my dining companion asked to taste a chardonnay, dropped off a taste in a shot glass and didn't stick around to ask if she liked it/wanted a full glass/wanted a different wine. It took a while for them to get back around to us to ask about the wine. We also felt a little rushed with the order and then when we needed a little more time, it took a while to get back to us - timing was a little off. It was also a little unusual to not have little forks with the oysters we ordered as an appetizer. Also, no explanation of the fish on the sashimi that was ordered. It honestly felt like 5 star food with diner service.Special Features:
- Fals AdvertisingSantokiVIPDined on 8/8/2014The food, service and setting were excellent. However, the reason we tried Megu was because they were part of restaurant week. There was no restaurant week menu nor any mention of it and we ended up spending way more than we anticipated. Restaurant week is a great way for us to try out new restaurants without great expense, initially, as we have been very disappointed in the past. Confirming they are part of RW for dinner, I feel we were led under false pretenses. Because of this, we will not frequent them, or return. The first 2 courses were ok at best and something I make myself. The rest were great courses but it would be nice to get more than 2, one inch pieces of crab legs and 1 asparagus.
- Not recommendedOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/3/2014Food portion is SUPER SMALL. We had to go out for another dinner after this. Food wasn't super impressive or anything. It was just normal. Service was a little messed up. Environment good. But the smell of the steak is everywhere in the dining area. When they fired it in the dining area in front of every table we could smell it the entire time. And the smell stick to our clothes, hair so we could still smell it after dining.
- EPIC!amidaDined on 8/2/2014It was a night to remember! Quite frankly, it was one of best Japanese experiences I had. Even tried a Japanese whiskey, Hibiki 17 Years Old, they had hidden in the bar.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WastingfoodisasinVIPDined on 8/1/2014Taste of food is ordinal, but presentation is incredible. Ambience is modern and cool as featuring Japan. Servers are very friendly. Enjoyed tuna tartar, cognac flambé steak, and raspberry mousse of RW menu.
- VegaDined on 7/31/2014Great food as usual. Price Fixe rw menu was bigger and better than usual too. Everything was great.Special Features:
- Way over priced. Tourist centralFarmtoforkVIPDined on 7/30/2014Way over priced for sub par quality food. All farmed fish and staff had no answers to any basic questions about food origins. Waited many times to to get staffs attention.
- MindyDined on 7/28/2014Overpriced if you check its regular menu. The restaurant week food is very so so. But the service is quite decent. Probably won't go back for its regular menu since it's far too expensive.Special Features:
- MediocreTuttifruityDined on 7/28/2014My friend and I came during Restaurant Week (knowing beforehand that they have a restaurant week specific menu) and we were both not at all impressed. The dessert (we ordered the creme brûlée) was the highlight of the entire meal. We each ordered the tuna tartar, which wasn't bad, and the Kobe steak and brandzino as our entrees. The ambience and service were great, but neither of us were impressed with the food. Overall, the place wasn't good enough for either of us to make a second visit.Special Features:
- restaurant week dinner 2014SimonMDined on 7/27/2014It was very busy due to the restaurant week, therefore the service was quite slow. Food was great and the staffs were as attentive as they could be.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Modern lower level sushi restaurantwildalloysDined on 7/27/2014We went to Megu for a date night during restaurant week. On the restaurant week menu we had tuna tartare and seaweed salad appetizers, kobe beef and branzino entrees, and finished with creme brulee and mango cake desserts. There was also a wine and sake pairing. I tried the wine while my boyfriend tried the sake. I think the wine pairing could've been better, it seemed generic to fit any of the entree options on the restaurant week pre fixe. We were expecting sushi and were surprised that there were no sushi options on the restaurant week menu. All in all, food was good, but not over-the-top amazing. The ambience was very modern and dark, and felt a little forced.Special Features:
- service can be improvedbeccaVIPDined on 7/27/2014High expectation based on online review makes my visit during the restaurant week. I got my drink pretty fast after seated by the bar, but then I wait for almost 20 minutes and finally have to approach someone to tell them that I am ready to place my order. The food was good and luckily I was being able to watch the sushi chief’s work during the intermission. But again I waited for a long time during the check out, and the sushi chief by the bar must observe it so he took my credit card in the end rather than the waiter. I understand it’s a very busy restaurant but their services need to up on speed with the fancy décor and cuisine.Special Features:
- Return again and againLisaVIPDined on 7/27/2014The ambiance and service are stellar....everything exudes a delightful harmony. Add to that their famous tender beef, and you have a perfect night.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent experience all aroundmurdochDined on 7/26/2014Food was superb and service was on point. Went early on a Saturday night and beat the busy time. A Gilt certificate helped to bring the price down, which is always a plus. Highly recommended to those who have never been.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not worth the moneyOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 7/25/2014Our experience there was lovely enough.... food was good but the portions were miniscule and the wines were overpriced. The smallest amount of food, three glasses of wine (three because the pours were so short that it was the equivalent of a normal glass and a half) for $100 per person. Not worth it. And to add insult to injury, our last stop was the rest rooms and the hallway to the bathrooms smelled like a latrine - like the worst smelly NYC subway corridor. Really disgusting. At that price point, the bathrooms and hallways should smell fresh.
- Best desert in town!!!evdinesoutDined on 7/25/2014Megu is all around wonderful. But the outstanding feature is their green tea crepe: a multilayered bit of heaven!Special Features:
- Top NYC DisappointmentMattDined on 7/24/2014Not much I can say. Very expensive all around - on top of pricey food, sake starts at over $100 a bottle (unless you want sparkling?) for bottles that do not taste remotely at that level. Food was mediocre to bad depending on the course.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/24/2014It was a great experience at Megu. The staff are very attentive and the Buddha ice sculpture made the restaurant have a great vibe. I would definitely be going back here again with my boyfriend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Come celebrate at MeguOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 7/24/2014Megu is the place where we celebrate all the good fortune we get. The must haves from the menu are the Kobe Beef and green tea crepe. The rest of the menu is deliscious also be those dishes are the top of the line. I was a little sad that they didn't offer their selections of garlic rice sides. Their garlic rice dishes were definitely worth the bad breath afterwards.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exquisite.finedinerVIPDined on 7/24/2014Very enjoyable dinner in pretty setting (loved the melting ice Buddha). Service was well-paced. attentive and knowledgable and table-side preparation of tuna tartare was enjoyable (although it wasn't my favorite dish - very good, but predictable flavors). The hamachi/jalapeno, while not unique, was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The tuna/truffle sashimi was a favorite, as was the spicy edamame. The salads were good but not memorable. I'm usually not a fan of rolls (too much rice and inferior fish), but my dinner companions wanted to share and they were surprisingly delicious, especially the one with the hamachi on the outside. The various charred vegetables we had were all perfectly cooked and seasoned. I would definitely return.Special Features:
- Very nice but too priceyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/23/2014Very nice but too pricey for another Japanese place
- great trendy placeOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/22/2014Great service, dish presentation was excellent, food is also prepared well. for that special occasion,this is definitely on the list!Special Features:
- OmakaseLLum83VIPDined on 7/18/2014We had the Sushi Omakase at Megu and it was delicious! We were happy to sit at the bar and have the sushi chefs directly make our sushi and serve them to us! SO GOOD and we learned a lot about Sushi making!Special Features:
- A wonderful experienceJankossVIPDined on 7/15/2014We had the 7 course Price Fix and each course was better than the last. The presention was lovely and our server explained all to us. An amazing array of serving pieces and foodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great PlaceTeddyNYCDined on 7/14/2014Great food....pricey though, dinner for 6 was $900.00, but well worth it. Great place for clients.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Japanese food at highest levelLovefoodDined on 6/27/2014Every year we come to NY we go to MEGU it always delivers great food and high standardsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect in every waysidneyDined on 6/24/2014The service here matches the quality of the food and drinks. I was previously here for my sister's birthday but came back with a pulsd voucher this time. I tend to find that when you are redeeming a voucher at a restaurant, the staff tends to dislike you. However this was NOT the case. The service was just as great as when I came here without vouchers. The tuna appetizers are delicious and I highly recommend it. After redeeming the voucher, my boyfriend and I had to come back and did so in just 2 days!Special Features:
- Better than expected from reviewsOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 6/24/2014The restaurant is not doing well, in spite of the excellence of the food, the quiet ambiance and the friendly service. Many tables were empty. The reason is straightforward: the expense ($250 per person, with very modest drink) seems high. My hunch is that the expense is also the reason for the frequently bad reviews we had read. People who pay this price show that they do not mind spending extravagantly for luxury, and they expect to be surrounded by people like them (we had a gift coupon).Special Features:
- Inattentive Service--SurprisingArthurDined on 6/23/2014This restaurant has wonderful food and a marvelous ambience. So it was unpleasant to have inattentive service. The servers were pleasant but they ignored us throughout the whole meal. The restaurant was not busy at all. It even took time to get their attention for the bill.
- Very ExpensivedigimanDined on 6/7/2014The food and service is very good quality and tasty. The prices are not! We had an enjoyable evening with friends until the check arrived. Be prepared to spend upwards of $200 p.p. (and that included teenagers). Our check came to $250 p.p. and 5 out of 8 didn't drink alcohol. I felt for this kind of money you rather go to Nobu and enjoy a more modern atmosphere and watch some people .....
- EEHHHPoolside16Dined on 6/6/2014Had bought a voucher from travel zoo 4 drinks & apps thought we would give it a try .it also gave us 15% off dinner if we chose so we ordered just a few things to try & the only thing that was worth it was the special soft shell crab but pricey $26. For 1 crab !! Kobe beef 4 ways a waste of money to chewy.. Drinks ok apps so so . Would def not go back or recommend to others it was a disappointment . I don't mind spending $$ but give me a good product & I would def come back with friends once in a while