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Shalom Japan

4.5
4.5
606 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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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 info@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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 606 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brooklyn

    Innovative

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  1. MR

    MissRose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If Shalom Japan has million fans, I am one of them. If Shalom Japan has one fan, I am that one. If Shalom Japan has no fans, I am dead.
  2. CB

    ChappyBee

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I found this place online, a few months ago. Kinda forgot about it, until a co-worker told me how great it was. So glad we went. We’ll be back again. The wagyu pastrami is to die for !
  3. MW

    MiguelWEPA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing better than the spectacular food and drink selection was the AMAZING staff. Do yourself a favor and go have the matzoh ball ramen with all the extras and the okonomiyaki with waygu pastrami!!!! Your mouth and belly will thank you! The drink menu is fantastic even for a non drinkers, the moctails hit wonderfully! Chocolate Banana challah bread pudding…don’t have to say much more. Enjoy and “buen provecho” -Miguel
  4. M

    Maggie

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The restaurant was cramped, the food tasted okay but small portions not worth the price, and it took a long time for someone to take our order
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Loved every brunch dish we ordered. For any fans of Japanese and Jewish deli cuisines, this will become a quick favorite. We were very surprised how great everything was. Friendly staff and great service as well.
  6. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Shalom Japan. Our grandson discovered it online and asked if we would like to eat there as it sounded like it had a very interesting fusion menu. We were a little hesitant because there was only outdoor seating available. However, there were heaters and it was very comfortable. Our waiter suggested that we share everything on the menu, even the appetizer size portions. We started with the Sake Kasu Challah served with golden raisin butter. Then we shared Matzo Ball Ramen which had a. small matzo ball - you can order extra ones if you like. The December special was latkes — not to be missed — unusual latke containing cabbage, lox, crème fraiche, and caviar. Sawa’s Mama’s Karaage was surprisingly good since I was not expecting much from a fried chicken dish — the batter was extremely light and very crispy and served wit pickled chilies. We ended with Sesame Temomi Mazemen which was similar to cold sesame noodles with shiitake mushrooms with shisito and pickled cucumbers. Next time we will leave room to try one of their desserts. Looking forward to trying their tasting menu when we are a party of at least 4.
  7. CS

    CindyS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was totally overpriced for the tasting menu. Party of 4 was over $500.. ridiculous
  8. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shalom Japan is a great concept and incredibly well executed. Really great meal from apps to dessert.
  9. M

    Mel13

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with great service! I look forward to coming back
  10. O

    denisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great spot! Everything we had was delicious! Nothing disappointed us and everything came out pretty quickly despite being a full house. Awesome blend of flavors here. Look forward to returning here!
  11. j

    juju

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Had the tasting menu which was generous and fun! Wonderful to really explore menu!
  12. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good but a little expensive. The latkes were fantastic and the hotpot was also really good. The servers explained the menu extremely well and were constantly filling up our waters.
  13. CH

    CaitlinH

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was okay — well-prepared but nothing special — but the service was pretty bad. The waiter took about 10-15 minutes to take our order and by then the ramen happy hour was over. Everything took forever and they seemed really blasé about taking drink orders, checking in with us, etc. And I’m no princess when it comes to this stuff either.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Absolutely worth a visit! Yum 😁
  15. S

    Sammie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This small restaurant was absolutely charming. The entire staff was helpful and the food was delicious. The three people in my party each had a different dish and each exclaimed how delicious their food was. Certainly returning to try the other dishes.
  16. S

    Slushy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The staff was kind, helpful, patient, and attentive. The restaurant itself is cozy. Would go again.
  17. SK

    SagiK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Way over hyped. Matzoh balls were soggy and very bland. Soup just tasted like chicken broth. Wagyu Sando was very bare bones. Wish it was thick cut meat and bread could of been thicker too so that it wasn’t soggy. Jacobs milk drink was not special at all. It just tasted like a Tom Collin’s Sorry but that’s the truth and this place has a lot of potential to be better
  18. RH

    RachaelH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend ordering multiple dishes and splitting them as a table.
  19. MC

    MattyCO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great matzah ball and pastrami sando!
  20. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner for two on a Sunday night. We loved everything we ordered and we’re immediately ready to return. This restaurant is a gem!
  21. J

    Jaybee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I was expecting good food, but this was exceptional. If you want to try everything I would highly suggest the tasting menu. The Jewish egg dish and the matzah ball ramen soup are the two best and most unique items on the menu. I am definitely going back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was not good and way over priced for the quality. Service did not seem professional either.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The appetizers are very expensive.
  24. G

    Ganzma

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Petite restaurant with nice ambiance. Definitely book a table in advance given not many tables. Friendly and helpful staff. We shared appetizers. All very good. Food was good. Everyone but me had the ramen. I had the lox bowl which was good but not great. However everyone liked their meals and drinks which were equally creative. We were full and didn’t try any desserts but they sounded really good. Overall very happy to have gone. Menu is a bit limited, but most importantly what they do they do well. Would definitely recommend people give it a try.
  25. AK

    AlyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The menu was so innovative, the food was divine (we had the challah bread, Jew egg, pastrami okonomiyaki, pastrami sando, and matzoh ramen. All of which were amazing), and the service and ambiance was great. 10/10.
  26. E

    Earl

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Innovative Japanese /Jewish cuisine. An interesting mix of cultures. Definetly worth a taste. The menu was limited but there were enough Intersting options to choose from. Service was top notch. Cost was slightly above average. I am not sure it is a place one would return to, but I would recommend to taste at least once.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last min table v lucky to get one; offered us tasting menu which inc for that night all the choices we would have ordered from a small and creative menu. Fusion can be tricky but this felt not too fo
  28. YN

    YuvalN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fun times! Good food, fun vibe, nice drinks. Thanks!
  29. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Interesting concept with mediocre execution. A $22 wagyu pastrami sandwich? Seemed overpriced but I expected a creative take that would justify the price tag. Instead, a sandwich more fitting for a bodega was unceremoniously dumped at our table with no other toppings or garnishes other than two sliced pickles. The okonomiyaki was better but also comically overpriced. The restaurant has ok ambience but needs to be warmer on a cold day.
  30. LF

    LeahF

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a solid meal! Very tasty.
  31. Z

    baoZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Coconut Shiso + Concord Grape sorbet was EXCELLENT - I would go back for this! I was underwhelmed by the rest. The Pastrami Don was nice (tasty), but not for $29. Sweet Potato Cheesecake (with black sesame crust) + Sake Kasu Challah were nice, but again, nothing memorable. Really wanted to love the cheesecake. I would go again to try the Matzoh Ball Ramen and have the sorbet again.
  32. L

    Liam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the staff spectacular. Best soup ever
  33. A

    Alex

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants that I've tried recently Such a unique concept. I loved the matzah ball ramen!
  34. N

    Nick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Waiting too long for food and servings... And food is not value that much...
  35. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is so good! Great ambiance and service too. Highly recommend.
  36. VC

    VictoriaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Love the idea of this place but food is just ok...
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    The staff asked us to leave before I finish my drink bc there’s another Perth coming. Idk if that’s a thing. Like I can sit here as long as I want I assumed but that’s not the case. The food is alright, I like the fall salad.
  38. JA

    JulieA

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood vibe. Very creative menu, everything we tasted was excellent- especially the matzoh ball ramen. Service by Clifton was excellent. Read about this place and couldn’t wait to try it on our next trip to NY. It did not disappoint.
  39. E

    Erica

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Interesting concept. Can’t say I was blown away. Food was decent.
  40. S

    Shazz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, interesting food. I had the chilled sesame ramen, which was vegan and super-flavorful, along with a special eggplant appetizer, also very tasty. Service was great, the room is lovely -- it was very empty when I was there so I can't speak to usual noise levels. In terms of value, I thought the ramen dish was very good value and the appetizer was pricey for its size. The server gave me a very accurate preview of the appetizer's size before I ordered it, so if you're concerned about portion size, ask. I'll be back for more!

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 is vaccinated
    • 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 4.5 stars by 606 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 388-4012

  • Catering

    Please email info@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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