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About Megu

Megu, the eponymous fine Japanese concept that left an enduring impression on New York's dining scene, marks its highly-anticipated return reincarnated with a fresh culinary perspective and curated bar presentation, set amidst an evolving cinematic schema that exquisitely harmonizes the art and science of contemporary gastronomy.

355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
9th Avenue

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 885-9400

Website:
http://www.meguworldwide.com/

Entertainment:

Catering:
Private Dining Room (PDR) for 20 seated guests, 30 standing.
Kimono Room (KR) for 60 seated guests, 175 standing.
Main Dining Room (MDR) for 63 seated guests, 125 standing.
Exclusive private dining for 140 seated guests, 250 standing.

Private Party Contact - events@meguworldwide.com

Parking Details:
2

Public Transit:
2

Executive Chef:
2

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Corporate Dinners
Employee Appreciation
Networking Events
Birthday Celebrations
Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
Sweet Sixteens
Graduation Parties
Bridal Showers
Rehearsal Dinners
Engagement Parties
Wedding Receptions
Baby Showers
Movie Premieres
Fashion Shows
Photo Shoots
Cocktail Receptions
Buffet Dinners
Seated Dinners
Cooking Classes
Mixology Workshops

Private Party Contact - events@meguworldwide.com

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Megu can accommodate all your special event needs. Private dining with bar for 20 seated guests, 30 standing. Exclusive private dining for 140 seated guests, 250 standing.

Megu Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

59% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (7)
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Good for Groups (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We where very lucky to have Josh as our Waiter, he was Awesome! He made our experience much more memorable! The food was Delish!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Cool place, has its price, my food was cold

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

What a place! To start, ambiance is superb from the second you walk in! Gorgeous stairway followed by a sexy room.. We were greeted by Dante, made you feel immediately comfortable!! Brought us to the bar while we waited for our table.. the appetizers were my favorite part (tuna tar tar cones and edamame lollipops to be specific) and they have some vegan options as well! George the director took amazing care of us and was extremely hospitable! The staff makes you want to come back and the food and drinks seel the deal. Must try!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service. Great recommendations on what to get from the Menu. Food was amazing.
Very cool music.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Used to love Megu but it has gone downhill. I’ve eaten at this restaurant when it was downtown many years ago. Since the reopen nothing is the same. Horrible service. Food delivery slow. Charged for items we did not order. Brought out drinks & food we didn’t order. Will not be returning.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very unprofessional service, food is so so and is so expensive for no reason. Will never go back again.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've eatin at Akai both locations in New Jersey hundreds of times, I've eatin at Nobu in New York, Miami, and Las Vegas, hundreds of times, those are 1st rate top of the line resteraunts. The food was so bad at Megu I can't even believe it still. Ordered 5 dishes, 4 were Not editable , and the lollipop edamame tasted like dry falafel balls at a middle eastern fast food deli. Horrible experience is too kind a review. They should return the cook to the insane asylum and hire an actual chef.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This place is a trip. We walked down the mysterious stairway for a late dinner reservation, and walked into a club scene. The host did not have our table ready and instructed us to wait at a very overpacked bar. After 20 minutes of awkward standing around, I inquired about our table. The host then led us to a tiny super neon lit pink room right off of the larger bar area.

The menu looked interesting, and prices were extremely high for the atmosphere. I hoped the food would make up for that. The food was ok but not worth the charge, and coupled with the garish atmosphere, we were disappointed.

The DJ music (middle eastern in a Japanese fusion restaurant) became even louder, and it was hard to communicate. At least our surroundings were amusing. Women began dancing at their tables, and couples began dramatically fighting. The contrast of joy and tears was symbolic of the restaurant’s overall aura.

There were a few mishaps with service, like our food possibly being forgotten, and our first server disappearing without a word. There was nothing special done for my birthday. However everyone we encountered was very lovely, especially the food runner. Our first server gave us a round of drinks on the house to make up for the food lapse before he disappeared, and thank god.

I do not know if I’d return for dinner, but possibly I’d come for the after party.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Two out of six pieces of hamachi roll had bones in them. Seriously, bones in sushi at these prices? The music was awfully loud.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great experience and the live music was exceptional. Overall couldn’t have asked for a better time out. Will definitely have to make this a repeat for meatpacking!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ambiance sexy... Food just ok and drinks suck. Ordered 300ml of sake the waiter recommended and it was $125 when i git the bill. That was absurd.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were sat 40 minutes after our reservation and unless you have more $ than you know what to do with and can afford over-priced food and drink, you are not attended to. The food tasted well, that’s about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was delicious, ambiance was great. Would definitely come back! The Skirt steak and the Japanese potato ravioli are MUST HAVES! Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

While the food was amazing, the service did not make me want to return. My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and we’re trying to enjoy a meal while catching up. In between breaks of apps or drinks while talking people kept trying to take our food/drinks when they weren’t even finished! I’m paying 20.00 for a “glass of sake” that was the equivalent of a shot glass maybe a little more (had I known that I never would have ordered it)..don’t touch my glass until every last drop is gone. I clearly had liquid in the glass. Same thing happened with our appetizer. I’m paying for it don’t take it without asking if I’m done. I don’t care if there is only 2 pieces of edamame left...I’m paying for every single one. There wasn’t a line of people waiting to get in, there were plenty of tables open so I don’t know what the rush was and honestly it didn’t seem like the tables on either side of us were being rushed like we were. I was so excited to go here since I am rarely in the city and left very disappointed. It was nice one of the managers spoke to us and offered to make it up next time but I left with a bad taste in my mouth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was on point.

Food was delicious and unique display.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Staff was very nice and helpful but sushi/sashimi was not fresh not eve close. I wouldn't go back for that reason alone and its not worth the expensive price tag for fishy smelling fish. There is no "sushi bar" to dine at they told us they use it for food and bar prep ~ its more of a lounge atmosphere ~ fun bar than a place to go for dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

reservation was for 10:30. upon arrival we were told it would be 5 minutes. by 11pm we were still waiting to be sat. when we finally did get seated, our service was horrible. our server took forever to greet us but once she did we gave her our food and drink order. we got our appetizers before our drinks. our entrees were messed up. we ordered 5 rolls and got 3. the food was great and the ambiance was too but the service was just not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The salmon taco was the highlight of our evening. The rest of the food was tasty, but nothing special. We also ordered the cheese dumpings, which was a let-down since it was almost just like one of those Totino's pizza rolls. For our main dishes, we ordered the Salmon sushi (can't remember the name), which was good but lacked a diversity of flavors that I had been expecting. The lamb chops were also good, but needed a sauce to pair. Do not get the lotus chips side - not worth the money. Finally, for dessert, we ordered the melting chocolate brownie which was a fun experience, but we would not likely order again as the overall taste and flavor was mediocre. The service was wonderful and attentive, but the food was perhaps lackluster given the price.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mediocre service, expensive, noisy. Definitely not worth the hefty price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My girlfriend and I have been here twice and we always enjoy ourselves. Food is always spot on and the wine list is nearly endless and is impressive though we always get sake when we come here. Atmosphere is very posh and hip, lots of "beautiful people" are always around because Tao is just next door on the corner and is usually the next stop for most patrons. You may even catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two since this place seems to be a magnet for them. Prices are on the really high side, but worth it as you always get a quality dining experience and so is worth the occasional splurge with someone special.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Quirky underground well designed but a bit on the loud side. Great creative menu and very gracious and helpful staff. Worth going to

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a speaker above our heads that started blasting music after we ordered, we requested it to be tuned down a few times but we didn't notice any difference

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I visited many times the old MEGU. It was perfect for me. Now it is not a Japanese Restaurant with the character of a Japanese Restaurant. Thats all.
Regards hans Nuetzi

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

An awesome dining experience. Pretty restaurant and a very good wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have to say my whole family are big foodies, and usually are critical of some part of a meal, but at Megu they said that every dish had s unique taste and was something amazing and special, the Madagascar shrimp grilled where amazing! I agree with my family this is one of the best resturants I have rated at all year, and the last 60 days I have been doing nothing, but traveling for Work in Europe and eating at Michelin Star resturants, and I have to say from Service to taste this place deserves a star rating as well. I advise anyone and everyone to try it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Muy oscuro y muy costoso. Las porciones son extra pequeñas. La calidad de la conocida es muy buena.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Wagiu meet was burned and also the big shrimp was burned. Before I finished my dinner the waiter took my plate away but ... the bill was the most impressive thing of the night. The manager was really nice but the food and the service not as good as I expected . I won’t suggest this place to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My brother and his friend came to visit me for the weekend, so I reserved a table at Megu! I would describe the scene as classy & energetic with excellent service. Thank you Alex*!!! We had a great time and would definitely go again in a heartbeat! 👌

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Maybe it was an off night, but service was AWFUL. Over 15 minutes to get greeted, and then by a manager, who ultimately took our order. For the price of their food you'd expect a server at some point to acknowledge you. Food was great though, and the host was nice enough to wish my friend a happy birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Will definitely be back! Everything we ordered was on point!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was good. Service was excellent !

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Megu had lots of good food but too expensive and was very quiet

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 (Berlin)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The wine list was barren and the excuse was "we are switching to the fall list." The only whites where Chardonnay. When asked if they had anything else, the waiter said yes and brought a supposed Sauvignon Blanc that tasted just like a Chardonnay. I think it was a bait and switch. We instead went for cocktails, which were good except one was not what we ordered. Additionally, we ordered some fatty tuna sushi recommended, that ended up costing $130 for six pieces.

This place clearly caters to the out of town crowd with an expense account who is not looking for great food.

I've had better sushi and service at cheap sushi dives.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great location underneath the Dream downtown hotel and next to Tao. Modern setting with a great Friday night vibe. Food was very tasty with a great range of sushi to choose from. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had an 8pm reservation, planning a fun date night with my husband. They put is in a section where they were having a 10pm party - NOT my problem, as we made reservations prior. The appetizer comes, tuna tartare which was amazing - before we took our first bite our main entree comes, we send it back and inform the waiter - within 5 min it comes back - then again, we finally just keep it - its a $45 black cod, and for sure, the worse I ever ate – and raw. And we were RUSHED out the door by 9pm - our waiter was super nice, but what bad management and customer service to feel so rushed for the price of the meal while half the restaurant on the other side was EMPTY!
Its a cool atmosphere, would only recommend for a QUCIK bite when in a rush!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a wonderful time and service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I have been wanting to try megu For quite sometime. Menu did not have many selections. way overpriced for the amount and quality of food you get. Service was very good, super attentive- but almost to the point of annoying I wanted to say "ok enough!" But I appreciated the effort. Would definitely not go back. There are a number of other amazing Asian places in that neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This experience was simply the WORST I had at a venue of this level in at least 10 years. They were GROSSLY overbooked and we were seated close to 2 hours AFTER a 10:15pm reservation, there were SEVERAL parties that were visibly upset and arguing with staff who despite being deferential and offering free drinks simply could NOT get the job done. Once food came out we were informed that one of the meals we ordered was NOT available!!! This after waiting over 2 hours, my party and I ended up leaving the restaurant at 1am... I was VERY embarrassed as this was my choice and I am the NYC native... Yet Megu charges $18 for cocktails while having one bartender who was overworked!!! Its a beautiful venue, the DJ was great and the Hosts tried to make up for the shortfalls but the execution was SO poor it was impossible to be anything other than furious. They need to rethink what they are doing in there and get it together !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Worst experience i have ever had in a restaurant never going there agin!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Megu is def one of the trendies hot spots in NYC. Food is delicious and very creative. Great experience however very pricy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View
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