Shalom Japan

4.6
519 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 519 people are saying
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ezflow
New York Area
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

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vipCaitlinL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryW
New England
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.

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vipLaura
New York Area
27 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.

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hortensed
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect, except it was too cold outside

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CarrieW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGC123
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Will definitely come back!!!

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vipdrat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 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.

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JoanneG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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Lauren
San Francisco
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.

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Ethan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matzoh ball ramen was fantastic, it is very hard to pull off a good chicken ramen and they did it. Uni nori toast special also a highlight. Strong recommend.

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Bklyneater
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for my partner's birthday, we were excited as we are a Jewish / Asian couple and looked forward to trying out the food. We specified special occasion in the reservation. Was offered a seat outside (it was very cold and windy that day, and the outside heaters were only half on / not placed directly over the tables). The host was very rude and dismissive about it. Asked to be given a reservation for inside later in the day when he said they were available, and the host again was very rude about it, making a big fuss in front of all the other customers. Decided to head elsewhere for the night, will not return, do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The dining staff seemed rushed - when our food was delivered with the wrong items, they were frustrated and annoyed that we said something. The new order took much longer and it was an uneven amount of time to wait for one persons meal.

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TristanA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great staff, and unique fusion food. Definitely a good spot for a date night or if you're curious about a new take on Japanese (or Jewish) cuisine.

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ArtR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved our experience at Shalom Japan. Restaurant offers an interesting and original take on the blend of Asian and Jewish foods. We had the Jew Egg to start which was wonderful and then we enjoyed the Ramen and the Lox plate. A wonderful mix of flavors and textures. Ample out door seating. We would recommend Shalom Japan

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KarenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dinner at Shalom Japan last night. Amazing food. Friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible fusion dishes! Pastrami lovers rejoice!

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TheFirstSage
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, 2nd time I'm there and it's even better than I remember.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Highly recommend this place! The cocktails were also well done.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The food was top notch. The house smoked wagyu pastrami was better than Katz deli. And the chicken matzoh ball ramen was the comfort food of my dreams. We also ordered the “Jew egg sandwich platter” and it was divine. A creative take on the scotch egg with a perfectly jammy egg coated in falafel! The hummus was also incredible. Will definitely be back to sample everything else this menu has to offer! A truly brilliant mashup!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was truly out of this world. Every dish we had was delicious; the matzah ball ramen gave me life back in my soul! Cannot recommend enough

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vipBKSpaceman
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Shalom Japan is good but not great. Not worth a trek but fine if you’re nearby. The food is not spectacular but it is interesting. Certainly not a bad meal, just not a memorable one.

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AnnabelleL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was very overpriced for the quality and size, but the waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff had great personality, the food was unique and inspired, a great combination of Asian and Jewish cuisine. Would highly recommend a visit.

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jamie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent and it was a cute spot that was very unique. The food was exotic and special, but very hard to combine two incredibly different cultures and I think they did the best they could.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service as always!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely unique and high end experience that is great for any special occasion.

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vipBarbieGirl
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to eat at. Interesting menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the matzoh ball soup. It was so good I got extra noodles! Highhhly recommend

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food itself was very tasty; starter portions particularly small and pricy; not great bang for buck

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beth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always remarkably delicious. They are very talented. So good, I always leave in a far better mood.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal, very interesting food, we shared three dishes all of which were tasty and well presented. The Jew Egg was a highlight. A couple of drinks as well both of which were fantastic.

Service was quick and friendly. We will be back to try other items on the menu.

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vipdgold606
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

One and done

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our evening was absolutely wonderful. The staff is so friendly and my date and I felt so well taken care of. My on wish is for the Tuna Tataki to come back on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service at first was good we were served main then forgotten about. Had to wait longer than expected for more water. Coffees were served without milk or sugar. By that time coffees went cold. All the while waiter was in kitchen hanging out. Not returning or reccomending

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, excellent food, good playlist. What more can you ask for?

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

One of the waiters is extremely rude. Ruined the experience.

EG
EricG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique fusion of Jewish and Japanese cuisines.

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 4.6 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.