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Megu New York
Megu New York

Megu New York Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.megurestaurants.com
  • Phone: (212) 964-7777
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi, 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Megu is all around wonderful. But the outstanding feature is their green tea crepe: a multilayered bit of heaven!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Very nice but too pricey for another Japanese place"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great service, dish presentation was excellent, food is also prepared well. for that special occasion,this is definitely on the list!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food....pricey though, dinner for 6 was $900.00, but well worth it. Great place for clients."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Every year we come to NY we go to MEGU it always delivers great food and high standards"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The 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)."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This 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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The 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 ..... "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had 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"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Got a 7 course pre-fix voucher on Gilt. The food was amazing, and so was the service. Will def. return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Recently celebrated an anniversary and chose to dine at Megu. Dinner was great, the food was delicious, and the drinks were fantastic. Our night was exactly what we were looking for. Yet Megu found a way to make it even better. I had mentioned our anniversary to the staff when I made our reservation and they were more than happy to accommodate us and our special occasion. We had one of the best tables in the place and they surprised us after dinner with a special dessert and wine toast. Megu has always been a great place which just got better in my book. Thanks again for everything Megu and staff, can't wait to dine with you again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Megu remains a special place in a magnificent city. Great Japanese food, good wines, good ambience. Must-do experience!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We sat at the sushi bar and were treated to the sushi omakase meal, which was an amazing experience! The presentation and quality of the food was amazing! We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This reveiew is for Megu Tribeca location: - Extremely poor customer service - Long wait time for food to come out (took 2 hours to bring out 20 pieces of sushi) - Fish was smelly and too much vinegar in every food This list can go on..."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "What a great experience for dinning! The menu is fantastic and very varried! Its great for a romantic escape!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Megu seemed like a husk of its former early 2000's glory. Dishes like tuna tartare is served on shaved ice while blue glowsticks beamed beneath their plates, and our kobe steak dishes were inconsistent as my partner's stone to cook the dish was cool to the touch. DJ music also played in the background to perhaps cater to the mostly European crowd. Our waiter was very respectful and efficient, but seemed a bit forlorn as if Megu was on its way to a slow death. The restaurant, although beautiful with its buddha ice sculpture and Japanese Buddhist temple bell lights, still seemed dated with its white, lounge seating and white curtain partitions. I recommend going elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food here is excellent. Though it is high priced it certainly delivers. No complaints here. I will say the service was POOR and lacking. I hate when I have to wave down the waiter to get things taken care of such as cleaning the dirty dishes from the table which had been sitting for over 20 minutes. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I utilized a 5 course Groupon given to me for my birthday. The service was friendly but terrapin slow. The food was unremarkable/mediocre and I had to return an over battered "spicy" shrimp tempura that wasn't crispy or spicy. The wine list is insultingly overpriced. I had been to Megu 15 years earlier and it will be longer before I return. I'm of this opinion due to the fact that we (diners) can get a far better meal for less within a five block radius of Megu. This establishment reeks of corporate expense account excess simply for effect instead of charging guests for quality dining with top ingredients and brilliant execution."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Phenomenal setting and decor and terrific food to boot! A real find!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Nothing spectactular for the price tage that you pay..."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We like dining at Megu, but the last two times we have been here it has been almost empty, I don't know the reason because the food is still wonderful."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This restaurant was great, I have no complaints the food was great the service was outstanding, I brought my wife for her birthday and she loved it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Interesting place but not set up well. Restaurant is downstairs and restrooms are upstairs down the hall. Not convenient. First course came out pretty quick but after that waited quite a bit for other course. Food was very good. Very pricy and would not have gone without a deal."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Megu after looking for a truly special place to eat. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Our waiter, Lorenzo, was very knowledgeable about the menu and easily answered any questions we had. The atmosphere was very relaxing and romantic. At no point did we feel rushed. I had noted on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday and when my boyfriend's dessert was brought to the table, the plate had "Happy BIrthday" written in chocolate & there was a candle in the whipped cream. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others & look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went for the Kobe Experience, sorry the Kobe Sirloin was no different if not worse than any sirloin you would get at a fine steak house at a 1/3 of the price very tough piece of meat . The sushi was good. The sliced Kobe Appetizer on a stone was good. Service was very slow took 2 hours for appetizer and dinner the place was not that busy and it was a Wednesday night . Took 40 minutes just to get a bottle of Sake to the table asked for it warm came cold by that time parched so we took it cold we literally sat at the table with nothing but water for 40 minutes! , at $150.00 plus a head not even close to meeting its mark."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "nice place, food was really good but too many mistakes between various servers made this more of an annoying experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014