Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
New York / Tri-State Area restaurants
> Shalom Japan information
Reserve at Shalom Japan
on 1,234 lists
Keep track of the places you want to try and share wish lists with friends!
310 S 4th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Getting there ›
$31 to $50
More Details ›
Shalom Japan Details
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
Please email Micaela@ShalomJapanNYC.com for catering inquires.
Private Party Facilities:
Please email Micaela@ShalomJapanNYC.com for private party inquires.
Private Party Contact:
Micaela Grossman x
Marcy JMZ, Broadway or Metropolitan G, Lorimer L
A word from Shalom Japan
Two chefs, two backgrounds, one restaurant. An ever-changing menu of New American cuisine drawing from Jewish and Japanese influences.
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Fit for Foodies
Diners' Choice Winner
Very creative modern blend of
Japanese and Jewish inspired dishes. We were so impressed with each meal that we tried. I highly recommend this restaurant. Sit at the bar if no reservations are available."
Dined on 12/4/2013
Wasn't really sure what to expect
with such a strange mashup of ethnicities. Was better then I could imagine. The mix did lean more toward the Japanese side not that there is anything wrong with that. Tasting menu was the way to go that way you could experience a decent amount of the menu."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Unusual and unusually delicious
food. The audacious combinations work wonderfully. The lox bowl is the quintessence of lox, and the challah bread pudding is beyond description good."
Dined on 2/13/2014
Great and unique food and
delicious Japanese beer on tap."
Dined on 2/12/2014
Went for the prix fix holiday menu
Christmas 2013. Horribly inadequate portions. Salad to share was maybe 3-4 tablespoons per person for our party of 3. Dumplings with pastrami were OK in taste but again only 1-2 pieces per person. Hot pot (seafood) for two was NOT ENOUGH for the two who shared. One not so big chunk of fish and some vegs to feed two! Really disappointing meal. The the quantity and quality of food made this meal feel like a rip-off even if $45 is considered "low" for NYC prix fix. In a desolate and still gritty part of S Williamsburg so I am not sure the rent calls for the menu pricing of this restaurant. Will not return for another meal here. (I am on a # of forums and never written off a restaurant like this before.)"
Dined on 12/25/2013
put your self in their hands, you
wont be disapointed"
Dined on 1/30/2014
really more than just the obvious
pairings. ankimo with soy gelatin was a delicious spin on gefilte fish. same with the panko crusted lamb ribs which hinted a bit at brisket and rye bread. but the real winner was the challah bread pudding. game changer."
Dined on 1/10/2014
This was my third visit to Shalom
Japan, and it won't be the last. Why? Amazing food beautifully presented, friendly and knowledgable staff, vibrant atmosphere."
Dined on 1/26/2014
Shalom Japan is a quiet but cool
neighborhood gem. Everything on the menu was very fresh, delicious and unique. The Lox Bowl was the standout dish of our meal, but everything we ordered (we got a lot) was very good. This was one of the more memorable dining experiences I have had as of recently. The specialty cocktails were great. The service was excellent. Server was very helpful, very friendly, and always there if we needed anything. All around great meal I would definitely go back. Standout food items: Challah bread, Hen Terrine, Tuna Tataki, Low Bowl, Mochi Blintz dessert."
Dined on 1/25/2014
I wanted to like this place more.
Was very crowded and loud. Staff was friendly enough, but maybe overwhelmed. Miso tile fish was cooked nicely, but tempura on top was oily. Corn beef stuffed chicken just isn't a good combo. Tuna tataki was ok, but overpriced. Think it was katsuo too, so not truly tuna."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Impeccable dining experience --
great atmosphere, great menu, great food, great atmosphere! The bartender Peter has a really impressive menu and is very passionate —and knowledgeable—about what he serves. Can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
Fantastic crafted cocktails and a
gorgeous omakase from the chefs made this the best surprise Saturday night dinner for us. Each course contained a clever surprise (more Japanese than Jewish), like lox over sushi rice. The omakase was the perfect way to try a little bit of everything delicious on the menu. Great place!"
Dined on 1/17/2014
I used to live down the street and
my roommates thought this was goofiest new fusion restaurant concept -- after reading positive reviews, one friend and I decided to try it -- so delicious and fun! The okonomiyaki and chrysanthemum greens in particular were delicious."
Dined on 1/14/2014
A tad small - dishes so
interesting they should be sized for some sharing"
Dined on 1/11/2014
It's basically what you'd think it
would be - a mix of Japanese and Jewish flavors. However, it seemed to me that the two cuisines by and large appeared in separate dishes, without much mixing within the same dish. That's because the two cuisines don't actually blend that well."
Dined on 10/20/2013
We loved the food. It was creative
and unique--lots of flavor combinations I had never experienced before. Everyone in my party of 4 was extremely happy."
Dined on 12/28/2013
I've eaten at some of the best
restaurants in the world, and Shalom Japan is right up there with any of them. I have dined here twice, and they managed to outdo themselves the second time. The food (starters of challah, tuna tataki, aburage pouches, mains of the lox bowl, the duck, the tile fish and desserts of chocolate-banana bread pudding, fruit ices, mochi blintz) was absolutely delicious, inventive, and flawlessly executed. The bartender is extremely knowledgable. Our group felt his suggestions for the saki choices was spot on. The service is outstanding yet friendly. While SJ has a casual feel and is reasonably priced, food is serious."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Interesting combination of
Japanese?Jewish cuisine. My family enjoyed the food very much."
Dined on 12/12/2013
The food was absolutely delicious,
and the service was great. I will definitely be back, especially because they change their menu all the time. A true neighborhood gem!"
Dined on 12/18/2013
They just nail each dish and make
it delicious From start to end including great chala."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Lots of fun, delicious food, very
nice space and feel to the room. I would definitely eat there again. We even parked in front of the restaurant. That said, 6 of us were seated at a table for 4, despite reservation made nearly one month earlier, pretty noisy, and the ramen that so many reviewers praised was not on the menu."
Dined on 11/30/2013
My boyfriend and I wanted to try
something special for a date. We have been out to many restaurants all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. We had delicious appetizers and entrees but as we were about to order more drinks, the hostess came over and said, " You've been here an hour and a half and the next party of 2 was waiting to take our table so I'm going to have to ask you to leave." UNBELIEVABLE! We might as well have gone somewhere else to enjoy a leisurely meal together. Moral of the story, only go to this place if you don't mind being asked to leave or you're a quick eater."
Dined on 11/22/2013
We loved the challah and the
okonomiyaki with lamb's tongue, but had a few complaints otherwise. Although none of the four entrees were over $27, we felt that the food was generally overpriced given the portion sizes. The lamb ribs (small plate) were certainly tasty, but not worth $16 for three ribs. They also didn't taste particularly Japanese or Jewish. The matzo ball ramen was the most inexpensive entree at $16, and while the portion was decent, it was overpowered by too much salt. I think with time this place could become great, but the food should be priced differently (just making things a few dollars less would seem justified), and the fusion of Japanese and Jewish cooking could be more pronounced. Great concept, though!"
Dined on 11/20/2013
took about 30 minutes after our
reservation to be seated and there's very little space to stand around. once sat the small plates delivered variety and taste. the mains were less interesting, but well cooked. enjoyable top end neighbourhood place"
Dined on 11/16/2013
Cool concept! We loved the matzah
ball ramen, the lox rice bowl, the challah and the Aburaage (which tasted like Japanese pizza). Everything was a TOUCH too salty and a major miss for us was the chawanmushi, which had a strong smoked flavor and what tasted like liquified scallops. This is a really small space and we were seated right in front of the front door on a really cold evening, so we got a draft every time the door opened. I would go back but would request a table away from the door, especially during the winter months! Service was lovely, but I did have to track our waitress down to get our jackets at the end of our meal."
Dined on 11/12/2013
Menu is unlike anything I've seen
or tasted before. A lot of different flavors in each dish, and they all just work together. The plates are definitely intended for sharing style--which is a good thing there are so many delicious things to try."
Dined on 10/31/2013
From the food to the service to
the atmosphere, an amazing place"
Dined on 11/2/2013
My boyfriend and I were SO excited
to try Shalom Japan, and we loved everything about it! Drinks were great, and the food was creative. Our server took good care of us. We live in the neighborhood and will most certainly return!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the
great quality of everything. There wasn't much surrounding the restaurant on the same street, but once inside I knew it was the streets gem. The experience was great and I have never enjoyed Israeli food as much. They have a great fusion style."
Dined on 9/28/2013
The food was delicious and very
innovative... all dishes were amazing and different from everything else I had ever tasted. The service is very good. Highly recommended."
Dined on 9/27/2013
We tried everything on the menu
and from being to end it was just amazing!"
Dined on 9/21/2013
great food, service, and wine,
this place is terrific."
Dined on 9/13/2013
I like the Jewish / Asian concept
and I give the chefs props for putting together a creative (small) menu which touches on both food cultures without overdoing it. The atmosphere of the restaurant was good as well and the service was too. My real problem is with the food. The tuna tataki was very solid but the udon dish was very weak. I've had cold udon noodles before, and that's fine. But this was like cold version of udon noodles in ramen soup, which also had some fish stock in it...my wife described it as "cold fish noodle soup". The meat on the ribs was tough and chewy and the sauce was overpowering. We left a little hungry and dissatisfied. BUT, we like the spot and their crew and will give it another go in a few months."
Dined on 9/7/2013
We ate at Shalom Japan on the last
night of a major holiday weekend and therefore the restaurant was not too populated and was very quiet. It was not much of a barometer for what, I would imagine, a normal weekend night would be at this charming, friendly restaurant. The wait-staff were welcoming and attentive and the cocktail and food menus were inventive and quite delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who has an adventurous palate. I look forward to my return visit to Shalom Japan!"
Dined on 9/2/2013
Amazing, my husband and I were in
town for his birthday. He can be tough to please, most places are "ehhhh" in his book. He ADORED this place: food, drinks, dessert, service, everything! Fusion restaurants can be a recipe for disaster (pardon the pun) but this place was unbelievable."
Dined on 8/26/2013
What a great dining experience: a
clever and well-executed menu, personable and gracious service, and a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Fantastic!"
Dined on 8/24/2013
Every dish I had was amazing! The
stuff is great, very welcoming. I love the chickpea tofu, that was fantastic. And the name of the restaurant is just brilliant. Congratulations on opening your restaurant. I will definitely come back and I live in Forest Hills but the trip is worth every bite."
Dined on 8/17/2013
The two chefs Sawa Okochi and
Aaron Israel always impress! I'm glad they now have their own place to fully explore their talent."
Dined on 8/18/2013
Limited menu, small plates made
for sharing. Everything was was very good and we had almost everything on the menu! Service was the best we've experienced in awhile. Truly informative, and welcoming. Tried a interesting wine from Serbia we never would have experienced We are still thinking about the lamb ribs and chicken stuffed with pastrami! Hope they do a brunch with the great homemade challah. Strange combination of two very different cuisines that really works. Worth a try!"
Dined on 8/18/2013
Shalom serves inventive, carefully
prepared, beautifully plated food that offers surprising combinations and tastes as good as it looks. We tried most of the dishes and all were delicious. The fish and vegetables all seemed very fresh and of the highest quality. Some of the appetizers are small, in the Japanese tradition, but so worth it. Order several and take your time as they are served one by one. Though the restaurant had only been open for a couple of weeks, it was completely packed, the service seemed up to speed, and the staff really knew their wines already. It is cozy inside but has ambience. While the bar crowd gets noisy, it is still a great date restaurant IMO. We can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 8/18/2013
More reviews ›
Larger map ›
Smaller map ›
Diners' Choice Awards
Fit for Foodies
Learn more ›
Like Shalom Japan
See Full Restaurant List
New York / Tri-State Area American Restaurants
Make a Reservation at Shalom Japan
Las Vegas Restaurants
Los Angeles Restaurants
New England Restaurants
New York Area Restaurants
San Francisco Restaurants
Washington DC Restaurants
Restaurateurs: Join Us
Diner's Choice Winners
Reserve for Others
Help & Support
© 2014 OpenTable, Inc.