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Shalom Japan

4.6
4.6
586 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

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

Experiences

  • Miyazaki Films and Hot Pots

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    10th annual Christmas tradition of Miyazaki films and Hot Pots. This year we will be serving a prix-fixe menu for $75 that includes some of our holiday favorites.
  • Miyazaki Films & Hot Pots

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    10th Annual Christmas tradition of Miyazaki Films & Hot Pots. This year we'll be serving a prix-fixe menu for $75 that includes some of our favorite holiday favorites.

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What 586 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. J

    Jaybee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The appetizers are very expensive.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. YN

    YuvalN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fun times! Good food, fun vibe, nice drinks. Thanks!
  9. 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.
  10. LF

    LeahF

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a solid meal! Very tasty.
  11. 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.
  12. L

    Liam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the staff spectacular. Best soup ever
  13. 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!
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. J

    Joey

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding (I think our server's name was Jerry). Really anticipated our needs, brought water over when low and gave us extra bowls to share. The food was good and I just wanted to try, so it was nice to just go to do that.
  22. J

    Justine

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We loved Shalom Japan! For the two of us, we ordered the Jew Egg, Pastrami Okonomiyaki, Sesame Mazeman, Duck Breast, and Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding. It was all...SO GOOD. The ingredients were fresh, the flavors were incredible and worked well together. Will definitely be back again!
  23. SB

    SwissBanker69

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the coolest fusion menus I've ever seen. The cocktails were outstanding (Jacob's Milk is a winner), and the wagyu pastrami? Ridiculous.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to come for awhile. Well worth the wait. Incredible food and service. Can’t remember the last time I had such a delicious meal. Look forward to coming again.
  25. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food with fair prices! Sweet staff. Will come again
  26. TG

    TrippG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant consistently has excellent service and wonderful food and beverages.
  27. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Shalom Japan was spectacular! Everything we ate was phenomenally good and the service was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the Matzoh Ramen, the Lox Bowl, and the Okonamiaki (not sure if I’m spelling that correctly, but it was delicious!) We shared everything, so the staff staggered the dishes to make sure that we all got a chance to eat each thing together and in order, which I thought was really awesome—like a mini tasting menu! Drinks were also good, and the total tab came out under $150 for our party of 3, which I thought was an excellent deal. Highly recommended, and can’t wait to go back!!!
  28. x

    xoxokz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The friendliest staff, the most fun menu. Still thinking about the egg and the okonomiyaki. Matcha lovers: Save room for the matcha parfait for dessert!
  29. T

    Trent

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Very good food, service was great, food takes a while to come out so if you dine alone, bring a book.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Special shoutout to Aaron our server, who was so friendly, helpful, and fun to be around. Will be back again!
  31. L

    Lamby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great experience. Lots of flies on the lights however.
  32. WW

    WesleyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing concept done really with super friendly servers
  33. K

    Krewezblergh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, wait staff was super friendly!
  34. DK

    DKNYC

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A reliably great restaurant. I've been coming here for years and the quality is undiminished. Service is fine, ambience is OK, but what you come for is the food wonderfully inventive food. Combinations that one wouldn't expect turn out to be delicious meldings of intense, familiar flavors. You could bring your mom, your boss, or your date and walk away a winner.
  35. SS

    ShareefSenior

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's was great! It's better to make a reservation than showing up for dinner. The food was as good as people are raving about. The "Duck Wings" might be the best duck I ever had. The "Sweet and Sawa" is a classic whiskey sour done right. A great end to my Father's Day. I will make another trip to Shalom Japan before the end of the summer.
  36. FN

    FilipN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor- go here ! From step one- the warm and cozy atmosphere, to amazing and so well balanced drinks And the cream de la cream- the food! If you ever wanted to experience umami nirvana - go for it. Please splurge on the fois gras dumpling- it tastes like heaven. This is a masterpiece!
  37. E

    Ethan

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Particularly recommend the sake kasu challah, lox bowl, sesame temomi mazemen, and bread pudding. All the drinks delicious, excellent service, good outdoor seating if that matters to you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch for two. Outdoor seating was nice and the food was great.
  39. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time and a delicious meal at Shalom Japan...super inventive plates, friendly wait staff, awesome atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
  40. BT

    BethT

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Quality of food is excellent, menu unique and delicious. Service was PERFECT - welcoming, attentive, and friendly.

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 4.6 stars by 586 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 30 times today
Experiences are available.

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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