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Shalom Japan

4.7
4.7
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creative Japanese

Shalom Japan is a unique restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Found in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood, it is conveniently located near the bridge as well as many different subway lines. The brick walls, simple decor, natural light and chalkboard menus on the walls give Shalom Japan restaurant a casual, comfortable and welcoming vibe.

Co-owners and chefs Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi created a menu that combines both Jewish and Japanese cultures as well as fresh ingredients sourced from local markets. Plates, such as matzoh ball ramen with foie gras dumpling and sake kasu challah with raisin butter, are meant to be shared with the table for dinner. Visit for brunch and enjoy the lox bowl or pastrami-don.

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Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 388-4012

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi

  • Catering

    Please email inf@ShalomJapanNYC.com for catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Found in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood, Shalom Japan is conveniently located near the bridge as well as many different subway lines. The brick walls, simple decor, natural light and chalkboard menus on the walls give Shalom Japan restaurant a casual, comfortable and welcoming vibe.

  • Private party contact

    Gregory Fellows: (888) 609-7377

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Rodney St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Marcy JMZ, Broadway or Metropolitan G, Lorimer L

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5 - 10; Friday, Saturday: 5 - 11; Sunday: 5 – 9

Main

  • Sake Kasu Challah$7.00

    golden raisin butter

    • Hamachi Sashimi Salad$18.00

      market greens, wakame, soy-yuzu dressing

      • Spring Salad$17.00

        asparagus, maitake, yuba, puffed kasha

        • Jew Egg*$17.00

          hummus, spinach, pine nuts, currants, feta

          • Okonomiyaki$18.00

            wagyu pastrami, sauerkraut, bonito flakes

            • Teriyaki Duck Wings$19.00

              sesame, pickled ginger

              • Wagyu Pastrami Sando$22.00

                house pastrami, gulden's mustard on shokupan, dill pickle

                • Matzoh Ball Ramen$19.00

                  chicken broth, char siu chicken, scallion, nori

                  • Sesame Temomi Mazemen$19.00

                    choice of char siu pork or shiitake mushroom

                    • Lox Bowl*$27.00

                      sushi rice, ikura, japanese pickles, avocado

                      • Pastrami Don$29.00

                        rice, poached egg, pickles, cucumber, mustard mayo

                        Last updated: April 17, 2022

                        What 544 people are saying

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                        4.7
                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                        • 4.6Food
                        • 4.6Service
                        • 4.5Ambience
                        • 4.3Value

                        NoiseModerate

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                        1. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Los Angeles

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 3 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Incredibly special food. Cannot believe we walked right in. Will def be a staple going forward.

                        2. K

                          Kara

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 4 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Clifton was my server and they were great! I love when I go to a place that has great energy and I can tell the employees are valued and vice versa. Lit. 💕✨🤞🏽

                        3. JA

                          JoeA

                          New York Area

                          5 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined 6 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The best, most unique food for a great value. Great service and staff!

                        4. KW

                          KatieW

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Lovely room and fantastic, creative food. Fun cocktails, too.

                        5. L

                          Laura

                          New York Area

                          27 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          27 reviews

                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          2nd visit. Went for brunch. What a warm welcome we got! The Jacob's Milk cocktail was outstanding. Goes down easy with lovely, light flavors. It was lunchtime, or I would have had two. Food-wise, the Matzo Ramen and Pastrami Sando were as excellent as I remembered. The Challah and Rustic Fries were both very tasty and small enough to savor but leave you wanting more. For dessert, the Panna Cotta, Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding, and Cheesecake ended the meal. All delicious! I love this place. Will be back.

                        6. PF

                          PhoebeF

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Everything we ate and drank was delicious and our server was friendly and courteous.

                        7. E

                          Eveline

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                          overall2food2service1ambience1

                          Very excited to come back after quite some time, but I was extremely disappointed this time. Service was below every expectation. Waiters did not communicate and showed off an unbothered attitude. One server was even wearing sweatpants, which is really unprofessional. We were not asked if everything was okay, the card was just taken away without a thank you. Just as the quality of the service, the quality of the food also decreased tremendously. “Ramen” that was just a plain chicken stock without any dept of flavor. Price and quality are NOT aligning. Overall very disappointed experience and we will not return.

                        8. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Best meal I’ve had in recent memory!

                        9. W

                          Warren

                          Philadelphia

                          27 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          27 reviews

                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Shalom Japan was fantastic. Totally exceeded expectations. The food was so inventive and delicious. Highly recommend.

                        10. C

                          Carly

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Such a delicious and unique spot with very kind and welcoming staff :) Had a great experience here! Thank you so much!!

                        11. PM

                          PortlandMEenthusiast

                          San Francisco

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                          Great place with fun menu, drinks were excellent. Indoor is pretty snug but outdoor was nice, nice brick corner restaurant looks good too. Bathroom has a bidet seat a la Japan, nice touch.

                        12. FB

                          FrancescoB

                          New York Area

                          11 reviews

                          4.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                          Very interesting new fusion restaurant. Every dish we tried was very tasty. Service a little slow, but every server was nice.

                        13. GP

                          GiorgosP

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Really nice food, nice ambience and reasonable prices. It was a bit too loud, but you can’t have it all I guess!

                        14. OP

                          OronP

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                          overall3food4service4ambience4

                          Food is nice but overpriced for what you get. 17 dollars for a single fried hard boild egg with a bot of humus is a steal.

                        15. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                          Had a reservation for 8:30 and no table a single until 9.

                        16. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on February 26, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          A favorite father don dinner destination.

                        17. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          vip
                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 23, 2022

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Great innovative food and good cocktails

                        18. DW

                          DiningWith2

                          New York Area

                          42 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          42 reviews

                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Shalom Japan is a wonderful dining experience. The food is great. I think we've had everything on the menu at this point. If you aren't going to get the Challah and the Duck Wings, don't even bother going -- just kidding. But they are both just amazing. The Matzoh Ball Soup Ramen is great and we added the foie gras dumpling AND the egg. This time I had the Lox which was great and we've had the Wagyu Pastrami Sando in the past which is fantastic. The first time we went, long before COVID, there was a tasting menu and paired Sake list. I hope those return eventually but, until then, order as much as you think you can comfortably eat because it is all worth it.

                        19. a

                          acl80

                          New York Area

                          15 reviews

                          5.0

                          15 reviews

                          Dined on February 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Went for a belated Valentine’s Day and it was the perfect cozy choice on a cold night. The sando and matzo ball ramen are just incredible.

                        20. MP

                          MollyP

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food was incredible and our server Aaron was super lovely. Drinks were great, food was great and vibe was great- will definitely be returning!

                        21. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          7 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on January 31, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful service. Delicious food !! The Matza ball romin soup was amazing. We will definitely be going back!!!

                        22. LN

                          LaraN

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          vip
                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 28, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The flavors here are always delicious but also surprising and interesting! Also v cozy and they will make you a Maneschewitz cocktail

                        23. JH

                          JacobH

                          New York Area

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on January 26, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Top notch. The perfect elevated neighborhood spot - great food, killer cocktails, and a bread pudding that is out of control.

                        24. E

                          Emily

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on December 25, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Stunned by how great this was. The food, the cocktails, the service, the ambiance. We started with the egg - phenomenal, and the duck wings - also phenomenal. I got the lox bowl and my boyfriend went with the hot pot. In my humble opinion the lox bowl was better, but I’m also not a big fan of beef. We finished with the challah bread pudding, which was delicious. I loved the creativity in the dishes. Definitely a good place to have lined up to impress family or friends. We’ll be back!

                        25. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 25, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          the xmas pre fixe was amazing! jew egg was our fave!

                        26. GC

                          GCCC

                          Chicago

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 20, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great food and atmosphere, would recommend for a quiet meal.

                        27. KP

                          KadeP

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Coming from Cleveland with 3 good friends and went to visit two friends from Brooklyn. My Brooklyn friends had not heard of Shalom Japan before but when we left they had said that it was some of their best experiences with food despite living there for a year, they loved the Jewish and Japanese fusion concept and are going back whenever they can. Shalom Japan is most definitely on my list of places to visit and get a Murder hornet cocktail when I am back in Brooklyn.

                        28. t

                          tiktoker

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                          I took my boyfriend here because we saw it on TikTok. The concept was alluring, Japanese & Jewish fusion restaurant. The food was okay. I personally didn't think the food was bad, nor exceptional -- someplace in the middle. I do think the ramen bowls were a bit overpriced for the value and size of the bowl. Other restaurants in the area can get you a hefty bowl for about 13-15 bucks; these were close to 20 for what I consider a small bowl. I'm glad my boyfriend and I made a visit, and although I don't plan on making a return trip, I think this is a fun place to try a unique culinary fusion.

                        29. T

                          Todd

                          New York Area

                          116 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          116 reviews

                          Dined on November 29, 2021

                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                          Good food, interesting fusion of Japanese/Jewish. Portions are not large, and you can get a much better pastrami sandwich elsewhere. Okonomi-Latke, duck wings, and matzoh ball ramen were excellent.

                        30. e

                          ezflow

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          3.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                          overall3food5service3ambience1

                          There was just that little something extra that was missing, but id go back to give it another shot

                        31. CL

                          CaitlinL

                          New York Area

                          4 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on November 16, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I love this place and the service is exemplary. Will definitely be back.

                        32. MW

                          MaryW

                          New England

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          We went on a Sunday evening. It was lovely. The ambiance of the restaurant is neighborly exotic, it has a warm, welcoming asian ambiance with a hint of pub. The Fauci-ouchi was an exceptional cocktail. We enjoyed the okonomyaki but more fried than expected in a traditional japanese manner and oilier than a potato pancake, so this wasn't a positive. The roasted vegetable were superb and the ramen was just the perfect marriage of Jewish and Japanese comfort foods. Well done all around.

                        33. L

                          Laura

                          New York Area

                          28 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          28 reviews

                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Such delicious, creative, comfort food here. We managed to try about half the things on the brunch menu, and every bite was delicious. There were so many “why didn’t I think of that” moments when we saw the different elements of international cuisines combined. The staff was charming and attentive and made us feel like we were at home among friends. Love this place. Can’t wait to go back for dinner.

                        34. h

                          hortensed

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                          Everything perfect, except it was too cold outside

                        35. CW

                          CarrieW

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing food. One of the few restaurants outside of my neighborhood I go back to again and again.

                        36. GC

                          GC123

                          Chicago

                          8 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                          Will definitely come back!!!

                        37. d

                          drat

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          vip
                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 11, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We absolutely loved our dining experience. The food was delicious, the chef and staff were incredibly friendly and all of our food was great. We tried almost everything on the menu and enjoyed it all.

                        38. JG

                          JoanneG

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Our second meal there.....still outstanding food and great waitstaff!

                        39. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 5, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Omg delicious. Every dish was a winner. Server was great with explaining as well as personable. We were early diners and it was of course not noisy. When we left at 7 it was full and understandably livelier. Will definitely go back.

                        40. L

                          Lauren

                          San Francisco

                          7 reviews

                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on October 31, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food here is always excellent and interesting. It’s one of my favorite spots in the city.

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                          • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                          • Contactless payment available
                        • Physical distancing

                          • Limited number of seated diners
                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                          • Extra space between tables
                        • Protective equipment

                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                        • Screening

                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                          • Diner temperature check required
                          • Staff temperature check required
                          • Contact tracing information collected

                        FAQs

                        You can order delivery directly from Shalom Japan using the Order Online button. Shalom Japan also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Shalom Japan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-4012.

                        Shalom Japan is rated 4.7 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                        Booked 18 times today
                        Google Map for Shalom Japan

                        310 S 4th St 0 Brooklyn, 11211-8796

                        Additional information

                        • Cross street

                          Rodney St

                        • Neighborhood

                          Williamsburg

                        • Hours of operation

                          Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Creative Japanese, Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Dining

                        • Dress code

                          Casual Dress

                        • Parking details

                          Street Parking

                        • Public transit

                          Marcy JMZ, Broadway or Metropolitan G, Lorimer L

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi

                        • Additional

                          Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

                        • Phone number

                          (718) 388-4012

                        • Catering

                          Please email inf@ShalomJapanNYC.com for catering inquires.

                        • Private party facilities

                          Found in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood, Shalom Japan is conveniently located near the bridge as well as many different subway lines. The brick walls, simple decor, natural light and chalkboard menus on the walls give Shalom Japan restaurant a casual, comfortable and welcoming vibe.

                        • Private party contact

                          Gregory Fellows: (888) 609-7377

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