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 Shalom Japan burger.
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.View Private Dining Details
Not as good as my Jewish grandmothers cooking, nor is it as good as other Ramen/Japanese food I’ve had. Nonetheless an Interesting combo done very well, but didn’t meet my expectations
We always find the food at Shalom Japan creative, fresh, and delicious, and the staff work very hard to make the place welcoming and cordial. We went on Valentine's Day which was great, but the place was packed, the food took awhile to come out, and though we knew it would be a limited prix-fixe menu, we realized we would always prefer to make surprising choices from Shalom Japan's great and interesting menu. So probably would skip the prix-fixe next time and just go on a regular evening. But it is a GREAT restaurant!
All the food was really good, high quality ingredients and very creative.
I was curious about what the cuisine would be like, and it was good especially the challah was basically crack level and I will go back and order again and again. I did not like that I made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes for our table. What was the point of making a reservation?
Fun, unique, tasty and satisfying food in a non-kitschy setting
The food was fun and delicious - an great blend of Jewish & Japanese. The service excellent. Serving sizes for the appetizers are on the small side so recommend ordering a couple extra.
Food and service was great. All except the acoustic.
Amazing date night. Small menu but everything is easy to share.
Food was great, service was excellent, nice ambiance. Would definitely recommend.
We were there on a holiday, and they had a prix fixe menu, which was not a good deal. We had two hot pot dishes as the main course, which just didn't have enough flavor or meat. After $58 a person (before drinks, tax, and tip), we left disappointed and still somewhat hungry.
My very first Jewish-Japanese brunch on a Xmas day!
Surprise find. Will definitely go back.
Shalom Japan is fun and absolutely delicious. Creative intermingling of Jewish and Japanese. Fabulous cocktails. Our go-to place for special occasions.
Excellent interactive foodie experience. Fantastic service and wonderful atmosphere.
Definitely go for the happy hour specials—they are a great deal ($8 for $13 cocktails, $2/duck wing when normally they are $18 for 3)
All the food was awesome, the service was great, and the dreidels on the table were a great touch.