Megu New York
Megu New York

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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church and West Broadway
  • Public Transit: 2,3,A,C,E trains.

    Closest station: Chambers St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Several public lots nearby: West Broadway between Leonard and Worth Streets
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.


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
120 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)romantic (68)fit for foodies (61)hot spot (37)good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (18)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Enter the Dragon
    BESTEAK
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is my new Favorite dinning experience. The chef is to Sushi what Bruse Lee is to Kung Fu. Nuff said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion
    JoniBeeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Megu-our#1 choice for many yrs, we dined here several times a year. Whether dinner for 2 or 12, we have never been disappointed UNTIL THIS TIME! It has been several months since our last visit but only due to our schedules. Colleagues from Italy were visiting, they too considered Megu #1 thus our party of 6 on Fri. 9/5. We sensed a difference from the moment we arrived. We were not greeted in the usual manner & escorted to the table in a most casual way. Our waiter /clearly inexperienced. Wine arrived warm, we asked to have it chilled-20 min. later we asked where the wine was we were told in the refrigerator chilling! The temp barely any different. The food was NOT up to par- had this been our first time there would never be a second!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enticing. Expensive.
    jamdoc1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was as delectable as always. A bit pricey though. Save for a special occasion. 3 appetizers,2 rolls,1 glass of wine and a glass of sparkling water.... $165 for two persons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe beef is not to be missed
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've heard about kobe beef for quite some time and decided to try it at Megu. It was beyond my wildest expectations. It was the most tender, flavorful and juicy meat I've ever had. I would definitely go again just for the kobe sirloin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dinner
    Albi23
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very good dinner with original japanais meet and many other delicous things.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    FiDiLadyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Perfection 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ROMANTICE DINNER FOR TWO :)
    minyoungie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My 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:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Lefty
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here is bland, the ambience & presentation outdated. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor; skip Megu and head to Nobu instead.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my Usual Experience
    LisaLegal
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I 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:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second try, still mediocre food
    gtg699uVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had 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:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    had 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...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Megu Restaurant Week 2014
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Love 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great Food and Service!
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Megu 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, middling service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cool 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:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fals Advertising
    SantokiVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The 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.
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  • Not recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food 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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EPIC!
    amida
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Taste 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vega
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food as usual. Price Fixe rw menu was bigger and better than usual too. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way over priced. Tourist central
    FarmtoforkVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Way 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.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mindy
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Overpriced 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:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    Tuttifruity
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My 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:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • restaurant week dinner 2014
    SimonM
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern lower level sushi restaurant
    wildalloys
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We 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:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service can be improved
    beccaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    High 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return again and again
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience all around
    murdoch
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food 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:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best desert in town!!!
    evdinesout
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Megu is all around wonderful. But the outstanding feature is their green tea crepe: a multilayered bit of heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top NYC Disappointment
    Matt
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Not 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come celebrate at Megu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Megu 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite.
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice but too pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very nice but too pricey for another Japanese place
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great trendy place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great service, dish presentation was excellent, food is also prepared well. for that special occasion,this is definitely on the list!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Omakase
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • A wonderful experience
    JankossVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We 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 food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    TeddyNYC
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great food....pricey though, dinner for 6 was $900.00, but well worth it. Great place for clients.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese food at highest level
    Lovefood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Every year we come to NY we go to MEGU it always delivers great food and high standards
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way
    sidney
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate