Megu Midtown

★★★★☆
  • 369 Lexington Ave

    New York, NY 10017

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  • 212-964-7777

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Went for dinner few nights ago. They guy insisted (3 times) that we go with the tasting menu for $145 ea, we declined all 3 times, finally ordered a la carte. Got the food and after we start eating, the waiter says, oh sorry the chef doubled your order. We had ordered 4 sushi, so when we received 8 peices I thought ea order was 2 peices, so didnt question it. Reason for writing this review, is that this is not the first time they have done this, happened to me before too, they on purpose double your order and then tell you after you have started eating, by then you don't really want to return some of your food, so you keep it and of course they charge you for it. So next time it happens I will return it and so should you and complain too.

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★★☆☆☆

Went for dinner few nights ago. They guy insisted (3 times) that we go with the tasting menu for $145 ea, we declined all 3 times, finally ordered a la carte. Got the food and after we start eating, the waiter says, oh sorry the chef doubled your order. We had ordered 4 sushi, so when we received 8 peices I thought ea order was 2 peices, so didnt question it. Reason for writing this review, is that this is not the first time they have done this, happened to me before too, they on purpose double your order and then tell you after you have started eating, by then you don't really want to return some of your food, so you keep it and of course they charge you for it. So next time it happens I will return it and so should you and complain too.

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Had dinner at Megu tonight. I had heard great things about the restaurant, but in general my expectations were way above what this restaurant deserves. The staff was definitely nice, but I didnt feel that they were attentive-they forgot items, looked confused as to who got what dish...etc. The food was nothing to rave about however, the one thing that stood out was the kobe beef. The sushi tasted like the 4 dollor rolls you can get at any sushi restaurant. Basically i would not go back unless it was free.

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★★☆☆☆

Had dinner at Megu tonight. I had heard great things about the restaurant, but in general my expectations were way above what this restaurant deserves. The staff was definitely nice, but I didnt feel that they were attentive-they forgot items, looked confused as to who got what dish...etc. The food was nothing to rave about however, the one thing that stood out was the kobe beef. The sushi tasted like the 4 dollor rolls you can get at any sushi restaurant. Basically i would not go back unless it was free.

Pros: Kobe beef was great, staff is nice, good dessert

Cons: sushi was average (like from a local sushi restaurant)

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First of all this place is just badly designed. When we arrived, we were directed to the tiny lounge which had only 2 tables 2 flights of stairs up and then had to come back down to the dining area when our table was ready - what IS that!! Then the service was just plain bad. First they forgot our sake, they never filled up our glasses of water I felt like I had to remind them all the time. When the waiter brought our plates, they didn't know who ordered what. The rice bowls were just put in the middle of the table for us to grab. These people are just not attentive enough. I don't expect great service in my local chinese restaurant, but this is Megu. And of course, the food is just so-so, I can get much better kobe beef in a lot of other places not as "high end" as this place. This is just a one-star restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all this place is just badly designed. When we arrived, we were directed to the tiny lounge which had only 2 tables 2 flights of stairs up and then had to come back down to the dining area when our table was ready - what IS that!! Then the service was just plain bad. First they forgot our sake, they never filled up our glasses of water I felt like I had to remind them all the time. When the waiter brought our plates, they didn't know who ordered what. The rice bowls were just put in the middle of the table for us to grab. These people are just not attentive enough. I don't expect great service in my local chinese restaurant, but this is Megu. And of course, the food is just so-so, I can get much better kobe beef in a lot of other places not as "high end" as this place. This is just a one-star restaurant.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Service

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I was hesitant to travel to 1st Ave. for a quick corporate lunch- afraid that I wouldn't make it back within the hour, but Megu Midtown proved me wrong. Their pre-fixe lunch was cost-effective and fast. I managed to meet with my clients, have a super lunch and head back to work without feeling like I missed too much of my work day. And I made a much better impression than if I had told them to meet me at the convenient corner deli. I'm eager to head back for a more leisurely dinner.

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★★★★★

I was hesitant to travel to 1st Ave. for a quick corporate lunch- afraid that I wouldn't make it back within the hour, but Megu Midtown proved me wrong. Their pre-fixe lunch was cost-effective and fast. I managed to meet with my clients, have a super lunch and head back to work without feeling like I missed too much of my work day. And I made a much better impression than if I had told them to meet me at the convenient corner deli. I'm eager to head back for a more leisurely dinner.

Pros: Great Service. Speedy Lunch!

Cons: So what if it's a little far east?

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I would have to agree that the Megu in Midtown is very different that downtown. Its much smaller than the other one but has same excellent quality food. The host was very nice and sat us promtly, once seated we did wait a few minutes for the waiter. Some of my favorite dishes were the crispy shrimp w/ kanzuri cream(outstanding); kobe beef croquettes( a little too salty), and the yellowtail carpaccio. Dessert was definitely the star of the night for us, we ordered the sweet five (a sampler), which included the best tasting little Yuzu chocolates, super rich and melt in-your-mouth goodenss. Service could have been a little faster in my opinion but overall we enjoyed the night. It was little on the expensive side but we still didn't leave hungry. I initially went in for restaurant week, but wanted to be adventurous and was pleasantly surprised.

2
★★★★☆

I would have to agree that the Megu in Midtown is very different that downtown. Its much smaller than the other one but has same excellent quality food. The host was very nice and sat us promtly, once seated we did wait a few minutes for the waiter. Some of my favorite dishes were the crispy shrimp w/ kanzuri cream(outstanding); kobe beef croquettes( a little too salty), and the yellowtail carpaccio. Dessert was definitely the star of the night for us, we ordered the sweet five (a sampler), which included the best tasting little Yuzu chocolates, super rich and melt in-your-mouth goodenss. Service could have been a little faster in my opinion but overall we enjoyed the night. It was little on the expensive side but we still didn't leave hungry. I initially went in for restaurant week, but wanted to be adventurous and was pleasantly surprised.

Pros: great food, nice staff

Cons: a little slow

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I recently visited this Venue for V-day and it was Horrible.. first off, the service was TERRIBLE, They had us just sitting there twiddling our thumbs. Second they didnt even take our drink order for almost a half hour after we sat down. there was no bread at the table or anything. Third, we had the Pre fix Menu which included this Turkey meatloaf that looked WORSE than the dog food i give to my dog. On to the "main course" it was the Silver Cod which was good but they must think we have an appitite of a 4 yr old by the portions that were served. The desset was Whatever.. i wouldnt send my worst Enemy there. I Hope you guys save your money and go somewhere better than this Place

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently visited this Venue for V-day and it was Horrible.. first off, the service was TERRIBLE, They had us just sitting there twiddling our thumbs. Second they didnt even take our drink order for almost a half hour after we sat down. there was no bread at the table or anything. Third, we had the Pre fix Menu which included this Turkey meatloaf that looked WORSE than the dog food i give to my dog. On to the "main course" it was the Silver Cod which was good but they must think we have an appitite of a 4 yr old by the portions that were served. The desset was Whatever.. i wouldnt send my worst Enemy there. I Hope you guys save your money and go somewhere better than this Place

Pros: Beautiful Ambience

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Paying $100 per person for dinner, I would expect the food to be at least decent. However it was definitely not the case at Megu. We went there on a Sunday night and the place was quite empty. We ordered kobe beef from the restaurant week menu, it tasted like regular beef, but it was better than all the other food we ordered. The sushi was about $10 a piece and it tasted really bad, I have had much better salmon at Minado (the all you can eat Japanese buffet). The tempura was too oily. The "charcoal grill" fish cost $25 and it was two pieces of tiny fish on a small plate with two pieces of wood that was probably used for decoration. We paid $200 (included the $35 from restaurant week menu) and left hungry. We received an extra chocolate cake for dessert but it was definitely not Japanese, it tasted like chocolate sponge cake from Chinese bakery. The food was below average.

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★☆☆☆☆

Paying $100 per person for dinner, I would expect the food to be at least decent. However it was definitely not the case at Megu. We went there on a Sunday night and the place was quite empty. We ordered kobe beef from the restaurant week menu, it tasted like regular beef, but it was better than all the other food we ordered. The sushi was about $10 a piece and it tasted really bad, I have had much better salmon at Minado (the all you can eat Japanese buffet). The tempura was too oily. The "charcoal grill" fish cost $25 and it was two pieces of tiny fish on a small plate with two pieces of wood that was probably used for decoration. We paid $200 (included the $35 from restaurant week menu) and left hungry. We received an extra chocolate cake for dessert but it was definitely not Japanese, it tasted like chocolate sponge cake from Chinese bakery. The food was below average.

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Being fans of the Megu in Tribeca, my wife and I decided give Megu Midtown a try for a celebratory dinner. How different could they be? Short answer: worlds apart. We tried the 7-course tasting menu, and, generally speaking, found the vast majority of courses to be disappointing and uninspired. Other than a Kobe beef entree, which was was extraordinary in both taste and presentation, the remaining entrees were forgettable and bland. Dessert - some tasteless chocolate cake imposter - was laughable; would rather have stopped for a pint of Ben & Jerrys on the walk home. Service was just "OK" considering the place was virtually empty. We'll certainly never return.

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★★☆☆☆

Being fans of the Megu in Tribeca, my wife and I decided give Megu Midtown a try for a celebratory dinner. How different could they be? Short answer: worlds apart. We tried the 7-course tasting menu, and, generally speaking, found the vast majority of courses to be disappointing and uninspired. Other than a Kobe beef entree, which was was extraordinary in both taste and presentation, the remaining entrees were forgettable and bland. Dessert - some tasteless chocolate cake imposter - was laughable; would rather have stopped for a pint of Ben & Jerrys on the walk home. Service was just "OK" considering the place was virtually empty. We'll certainly never return.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Everything else

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We went with a group of 6 on a Saturday night. I've had better sushi from Whole foods. We felt completely ripped off. They lost order for one of our friends and was not very apologetic. By the time they brought out her sushi we were all finished our dinners. They did not comp her meal but offered her a free dessert. Only limited items though, nothing too expensive according to the waiter who suddenly lost his accident and gained an attitude. We spent over $900 that evening between the lounge and dinner and expected better quality service. The couple next to us was sending sake and wine back left and right between text messaging on their phones and were getting treated better than the paying customers. An unbelievable experience which unfortunately will not be forgotten for a long time.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went with a group of 6 on a Saturday night. I've had better sushi from Whole foods. We felt completely ripped off. They lost order for one of our friends and was not very apologetic. By the time they brought out her sushi we were all finished our dinners. They did not comp her meal but offered her a free dessert. Only limited items though, nothing too expensive according to the waiter who suddenly lost his accident and gained an attitude. We spent over $900 that evening between the lounge and dinner and expected better quality service. The couple next to us was sending sake and wine back left and right between text messaging on their phones and were getting treated better than the paying customers. An unbelievable experience which unfortunately will not be forgotten for a long time.

Pros: Had a nice lounge upstairs with very fancy bathrooms.

Cons: Service was poor, has better sushi at the supermarket

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I was pretty impressed with both the food and the service at the Megu. The menu is very interesting and the presentation of the food was beautiful. The prices are on the high side, but I think the setting and service can justify the price. This is defiantly a dressy place! .I would recommend to anyone

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★★★★☆

I was pretty impressed with both the food and the service at the Megu. The menu is very interesting and the presentation of the food was beautiful. The prices are on the high side, but I think the setting and service can justify the price. This is defiantly a dressy place! .I would recommend to anyone

Pros: food presantation,service,food

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I am not keen on Japanese food. I don't prefer raw fish and have always been weary of sushi, but my wife wanted to try megu in the UN. We heard downtown was more hip and we are a bit older to fit in there. She dragged me and I am so glad she did. We went for dinner and there were two menus. a restaurant week one which we didn't even look at and the main dining one. I did not order sushi, my wife did and she said it was "good" but I couldn't tell you. The appetizers we ordered were rich and so flavorful my mouth waters when I think about them still. The red miso soup looked scary at first but you cuold taste how true japanese it was. I have been dragged to Nobu and I have to say that Megu is far better not just with food, but the service as well. Glasses always filled, The server recommended dishes when i told her I did not like raw fish that were impeccable, and managers were associating themselves and talking with the customers. It was a great atmosphere. My wife just said that the YellowTail carpaccio was her favorite. She said the fish was delicious and it was just the right kind of spicy. She still remembers it and we were there two weeks ago. I guess this is a true japanese restaurant and it blew me out of the water/ I will definitely go back again. The menu was so overwhelming and the raw/cooked ratio was about even so if you are like me and a little squirmish, try this place. You won't regret it.

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★★★★★

I am not keen on Japanese food. I don't prefer raw fish and have always been weary of sushi, but my wife wanted to try megu in the UN. We heard downtown was more hip and we are a bit older to fit in there. She dragged me and I am so glad she did. We went for dinner and there were two menus. a restaurant week one which we didn't even look at and the main dining one. I did not order sushi, my wife did and she said it was "good" but I couldn't tell you. The appetizers we ordered were rich and so flavorful my mouth waters when I think about them still. The red miso soup looked scary at first but you cuold taste how true japanese it was. I have been dragged to Nobu and I have to say that Megu is far better not just with food, but the service as well. Glasses always filled, The server recommended dishes when i told her I did not like raw fish that were impeccable, and managers were associating themselves and talking with the customers. It was a great atmosphere. My wife just said that the YellowTail carpaccio was her favorite. She said the fish was delicious and it was just the right kind of spicy. She still remembers it and we were there two weeks ago. I guess this is a true japanese restaurant and it blew me out of the water/ I will definitely go back again. The menu was so overwhelming and the raw/cooked ratio was about even so if you are like me and a little squirmish, try this place. You won't regret it.

Pros: there is plenty of cooked food

Cons: it smells a little fishy but there are raw fish around

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My family loves restaurant week in new york but this time we tried the midtown megu. Downtown has always been fun but midtown was amazing. The scenery, the service, but most of all the food. The red miso soup is the best i've had and the soba noodles had a sauce that was so savory I couldn't get enough. Their tempura has more flavor than any other place i've been, and I LOVE japanese. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.

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★★★★★

My family loves restaurant week in new york but this time we tried the midtown megu. Downtown has always been fun but midtown was amazing. The scenery, the service, but most of all the food. The red miso soup is the best i've had and the soba noodles had a sauce that was so savory I couldn't get enough. Their tempura has more flavor than any other place i've been, and I LOVE japanese. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.

Pros: no matter what you order you will not be disappointed

Cons: mildly expensive

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Megu has been one of my favorite restaurants for some years. I have always gone downtown but tried midtown for restaurant week. The ambience was beautiful and the food was amazing as always. Service was fast. Its definitely classier than downtown, but some of the servers seem to have come from the gentlemen's club. I'm not complaining, but it took away from the class that i've heard so much about. I will definitely return but would never bring my wife with her big mouth.

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★★★★★

Megu has been one of my favorite restaurants for some years. I have always gone downtown but tried midtown for restaurant week. The ambience was beautiful and the food was amazing as always. Service was fast. Its definitely classier than downtown, but some of the servers seem to have come from the gentlemen's club. I'm not complaining, but it took away from the class that i've heard so much about. I will definitely return but would never bring my wife with her big mouth.

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Megu has been one of my favorite restaurants for some years. I have always gone downtown but tried midtown for restaurant week. The ambience was beautiful and the food was amazing as always. Service was fast. Its definitely classier than downtown, but some of the servers seem to have come from the gentlemen's club. I'm not complaining, but it took away from the class that i've heard so much about. I will definitely return but would never bring my wife with her big mouth.

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★★★★★

Megu has been one of my favorite restaurants for some years. I have always gone downtown but tried midtown for restaurant week. The ambience was beautiful and the food was amazing as always. Service was fast. Its definitely classier than downtown, but some of the servers seem to have come from the gentlemen's club. I'm not complaining, but it took away from the class that i've heard so much about. I will definitely return but would never bring my wife with her big mouth.

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My family loves japanese food as we are from japan. We relocated to new york and kept hearing about the restaurant megu. We tried to make reservations downtown because we heard it was very fun and hip down there but they could not take us so we went to midtown. Unfortunately it was restaurant week so it was very crowded, but the minute you walk in the door you know you're in for a treat. The hostess opens the door for you and you walk in to a buzzing place where everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. Our whole party wasn't all there so the hostess asked us to wait upstairs in the living room, which it truly was. Beautiful antique couches and chip & dale chairs, gorgeous coffee tables and they had a menu up there but we only had drinks. THe man working there had a european accent and knew what he was doing. When our other two showed up we were promptly seated and water was poured immediately and drink orders were taken very quick. We did not participate in the restaurant week menu so we ordered food that was so delicious we are all still talking about it. The fish was perfect, the tempura was better than anywhere in japan where i've had it. The other members who had meat had couldnt even finish their kobe it was so rich but good. I had a bite and it truly was the real thing. The bussers clearead everything as it was gone and our waiter who spoke japanese as well was very knowledgeable. I hate going places and you ask the waiter a specific question about the food and they have no idea. This was not the case. He had a plethora of knowledge which is always a good sign that a place is running with everyone working together. The manager came over and asked how everything was, we had no complaints. The dessert was a crepe green tea cake and was perfect. We left very satisfied. I think we did a 120 menu which just meant it was 120 for each of us but it was very worth it. If you want the best, try megu in midtown

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★★★★★

My family loves japanese food as we are from japan. We relocated to new york and kept hearing about the restaurant megu. We tried to make reservations downtown because we heard it was very fun and hip down there but they could not take us so we went to midtown. Unfortunately it was restaurant week so it was very crowded, but the minute you walk in the door you know you're in for a treat. The hostess opens the door for you and you walk in to a buzzing place where everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. Our whole party wasn't all there so the hostess asked us to wait upstairs in the living room, which it truly was. Beautiful antique couches and chip & dale chairs, gorgeous coffee tables and they had a menu up there but we only had drinks. THe man working there had a european accent and knew what he was doing. When our other two showed up we were promptly seated and water was poured immediately and drink orders were taken very quick. We did not participate in the restaurant week menu so we ordered food that was so delicious we are all still talking about it. The fish was perfect, the tempura was better than anywhere in japan where i've had it. The other members who had meat had couldnt even finish their kobe it was so rich but good. I had a bite and it truly was the real thing. The bussers clearead everything as it was gone and our waiter who spoke japanese as well was very knowledgeable. I hate going places and you ask the waiter a specific question about the food and they have no idea. This was not the case. He had a plethora of knowledge which is always a good sign that a place is running with everyone working together. The manager came over and asked how everything was, we had no complaints. The dessert was a crepe green tea cake and was perfect. We left very satisfied. I think we did a 120 menu which just meant it was 120 for each of us but it was very worth it. If you want the best, try megu in midtown

Pros: food is delicious

Cons: if you can't afford it, just don't go!

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especially during restaurant week... not sure if this is possible, but i left hungrier than when i came in. and for $70/person, shockingly bad service.

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★☆☆☆☆

especially during restaurant week... not sure if this is possible, but i left hungrier than when i came in. and for $70/person, shockingly bad service.

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I went to Megu last night for restaurant week. The venue is very beautiful and upscale. High ceilings, dim lighting, rich colors, the works. We were escorted to the upstairs lounge for a drink then seated in the more private/quiet room in the back. The service was attentive. I noticed several managers including ones from the Tribeca Megu walking around talking to patrons, which added a nice touch. The presentation of the food was nothing I've ever seen. I had the salmon carpaccio- delish! It was garnished with rich red grape tomatoes, red onions and a dressing with a sweet light taste to it. Next was the famous Kobe beef which was cooked on top of a hot stone. It was delicious but not as amazing as any other steak I've tried. The dessert was a sugar cane cake with moochi- a green tea ice cream with a doughey outer layer that you break into. It was yummy. We also had the spicy tuna roll which was fresh. I think I was expecting more than what I got which is why I was a bit disappointed. I think I"ve enjoyed better meals at regular restaurants. The food was overpriced and just OK but the service and venue kinda made up for it.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Megu last night for restaurant week. The venue is very beautiful and upscale. High ceilings, dim lighting, rich colors, the works. We were escorted to the upstairs lounge for a drink then seated in the more private/quiet room in the back. The service was attentive. I noticed several managers including ones from the Tribeca Megu walking around talking to patrons, which added a nice touch. The presentation of the food was nothing I've ever seen. I had the salmon carpaccio- delish! It was garnished with rich red grape tomatoes, red onions and a dressing with a sweet light taste to it. Next was the famous Kobe beef which was cooked on top of a hot stone. It was delicious but not as amazing as any other steak I've tried. The dessert was a sugar cane cake with moochi- a green tea ice cream with a doughey outer layer that you break into. It was yummy. We also had the spicy tuna roll which was fresh. I think I was expecting more than what I got which is why I was a bit disappointed. I think I"ve enjoyed better meals at regular restaurants. The food was overpriced and just OK but the service and venue kinda made up for it.

Pros: Service and Venue

Cons: Food

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after my recent experience at Megu we will never go back. had a birthday dinner with my fiance, the service was very attentive and the food tasty, though not as high as i had expected. the problem came when we arrived home. within 15 mins both my fiance and i came down with excruciating stomach pains. we spent the entire night in our bathroom with food p0isoning. shortly after the incident i wrote them an email detaling our experience and they were very responsive and apologetic, they asked for my home address and offered to send us a "gift" to make ammends. said gift never arrived. quite frankly food posoning a couple and then lying to them about a gift is not the smartest way to gain future customers.

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★★☆☆☆

after my recent experience at Megu we will never go back. had a birthday dinner with my fiance, the service was very attentive and the food tasty, though not as high as i had expected. the problem came when we arrived home. within 15 mins both my fiance and i came down with excruciating stomach pains. we spent the entire night in our bathroom with food p0isoning. shortly after the incident i wrote them an email detaling our experience and they were very responsive and apologetic, they asked for my home address and offered to send us a "gift" to make ammends. said gift never arrived. quite frankly food posoning a couple and then lying to them about a gift is not the smartest way to gain future customers.

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I was expecting to find the 6-course tasting menu to be $70-$75, it was actually $95 on the menu. So we didn't do that. We tried the Kobe Beef carpaccio, it was divine. So soft & tender. Had the shashimi salad, which came looking like sushi rolls. It was very light & refreshing. The crispy asparagus came with 4 stalks covered in some crunchy covering. It was interesting, but not that tasty. I had the Stone Cooked Kobe Beef for dinner, it was cooked to perfection. I would recommend getting the 5 Dessert Sampler for $25. They were nearly, if not, full-sized portions. The 20 layer mango and 20 layer green tea crepes were to die for. The bill came out to $180 for 2 people, for great food. The waiter didn't refill our glasses much, but that will be overlooked due to the food.

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★★★★☆

I was expecting to find the 6-course tasting menu to be $70-$75, it was actually $95 on the menu. So we didn't do that. We tried the Kobe Beef carpaccio, it was divine. So soft & tender. Had the shashimi salad, which came looking like sushi rolls. It was very light & refreshing. The crispy asparagus came with 4 stalks covered in some crunchy covering. It was interesting, but not that tasty. I had the Stone Cooked Kobe Beef for dinner, it was cooked to perfection. I would recommend getting the 5 Dessert Sampler for $25. They were nearly, if not, full-sized portions. The 20 layer mango and 20 layer green tea crepes were to die for. The bill came out to $180 for 2 people, for great food. The waiter didn't refill our glasses much, but that will be overlooked due to the food.

Pros: Kobe Beef, Desserts

Cons: Water glasses needed refilling

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My wife and I went to Megu Midtown for our anniversary, having heard it was a romantic place and obviously upscale and trendy. It's definitely upscale and trendy - off the chart on that - but it wasn't quite as romantic as we were hoping for. The tables are too close together and too large - you end up sitting too far apart. You end up sitting closer to the stranger next to you than your partner. The seating is also a little too low - it's like eating at the kids' table. There is an upstairs "lounge" area that has more intimate seating, but it was closed when we were there and I'll bet you'd have to grease some palms to get the better tables up there anyway. The food was pretty delicious, including the incredibly tender and flavorful Kobe beef that they're known for, although most of it is not what I'd call "authentic" Japanese - not even authentic modern Japanese. It's a westernized take on it - my wife (who is native Japanese) had never even heard of okaki-encrusted "crispy asparagus" before visiting Megu, for one example. Indeed, I only saw one other Japanese customer in the entire restaurant. If authentic is what you want, go to Sakagura - you'll pay less, get "real" modern Japanese food and a bigger and better sake list to go with it (just no sushi). We also found the desserts mildly disappointing, if only because they weren't much different from dessert dishes carried by other well-known Japanese restaurants we frequent. On the plus side, the service was excellent and always available, though it was a little strange hearing a group of American wait staff yelling "irrasshaimasse!" (a very Japanese welcome) in a very American accent every time a new customer would walk in.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I went to Megu Midtown for our anniversary, having heard it was a romantic place and obviously upscale and trendy. It's definitely upscale and trendy - off the chart on that - but it wasn't quite as romantic as we were hoping for. The tables are too close together and too large - you end up sitting too far apart. You end up sitting closer to the stranger next to you than your partner. The seating is also a little too low - it's like eating at the kids' table. There is an upstairs "lounge" area that has more intimate seating, but it was closed when we were there and I'll bet you'd have to grease some palms to get the better tables up there anyway. The food was pretty delicious, including the incredibly tender and flavorful Kobe beef that they're known for, although most of it is not what I'd call "authentic" Japanese - not even authentic modern Japanese. It's a westernized take on it - my wife (who is native Japanese) had never even heard of okaki-encrusted "crispy asparagus" before visiting Megu, for one example. Indeed, I only saw one other Japanese customer in the entire restaurant. If authentic is what you want, go to Sakagura - you'll pay less, get "real" modern Japanese food and a bigger and better sake list to go with it (just no sushi). We also found the desserts mildly disappointing, if only because they weren't much different from dessert dishes carried by other well-known Japanese restaurants we frequent. On the plus side, the service was excellent and always available, though it was a little strange hearing a group of American wait staff yelling "irrasshaimasse!" (a very Japanese welcome) in a very American accent every time a new customer would walk in.

Pros: Delicious entrees, attentive service, classy and modern decor

Cons: Too-large, too-close tables, disappointing desserts

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I enjoyed Megu Midtown?s menu for restaurant week. The first course was a Caesar salad which was very tasty and for the entree I had the sushi selection while my colleague had the Kobe beef. I found the sushi to be average and the tuna roll to be on the fishy side but I tried a bite of the Kobe beef and it was delicious. The chocolate dessert was perfect and not too rich. I plan to go back but definitely would get the Kobe beef or one of their other entrees and avoid the sushi. The service was exceptional. We got there a half hour before our reservations and were promptly seated.

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★★★★☆

I enjoyed Megu Midtown?s menu for restaurant week. The first course was a Caesar salad which was very tasty and for the entree I had the sushi selection while my colleague had the Kobe beef. I found the sushi to be average and the tuna roll to be on the fishy side but I tried a bite of the Kobe beef and it was delicious. The chocolate dessert was perfect and not too rich. I plan to go back but definitely would get the Kobe beef or one of their other entrees and avoid the sushi. The service was exceptional. We got there a half hour before our reservations and were promptly seated.

Pros: Service

Cons: Sushi, hotel-like-ambience

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I went to Megu during restaurant week and had a wonderfull time. The service was trully outstanding, we were seated promptly and the staff was very attentive. I had the cesar salad which was delicious and then the kobe beef which was tender and juicy. I felt like the portions were perfect and very satisfying. Desert was divine, I am not a huge chocolate fan but I had a chocolate slice which would make anyone love chocolate.

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★★★★☆

I went to Megu during restaurant week and had a wonderfull time. The service was trully outstanding, we were seated promptly and the staff was very attentive. I had the cesar salad which was delicious and then the kobe beef which was tender and juicy. I felt like the portions were perfect and very satisfying. Desert was divine, I am not a huge chocolate fan but I had a chocolate slice which would make anyone love chocolate.

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I have been to the original Megu and thought that the interior was cool and the food was excellent but pricey (you get what you pay for). This location is in the lobby of the trump tower and has that feel. The prix-fixe is perfect, the night that we were there was so so.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to the original Megu and thought that the interior was cool and the food was excellent but pricey (you get what you pay for). This location is in the lobby of the trump tower and has that feel. The prix-fixe is perfect, the night that we were there was so so.

Pros: Food

Cons: location

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My parents recently celebrated their anniversary at Megu downtown and had a good experience, so I thought I should give Midtown a try. Originally I reserved for Saturday, but since my girlfriend was sick, I called to reschedule for Sunday, and received excellent service. However come Sunday, it was a very different experience.

While I understand it is difficult to staff on Sunday in a business centric location, I felt like we've walked into a training session. My napkin disappeared when they were cleaning the table, and was never replaced. The sushi bar was staffed by three non-japanese chefs, who really did not put the high quality materials to good use. Certain dishes arrived cold, other tasted uninteresting. The staff were definitely trying to do a good job, but when you are spending $240 for two, just trying isn't good enough, I'd rather take this money to Jean George or Nobu, which has higher standards. Or perhaps Yasuda or Gari for a more personal touch.

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★★☆☆☆

My parents recently celebrated their anniversary at Megu downtown and had a good experience, so I thought I should give Midtown a try. Originally I reserved for Saturday, but since my girlfriend was sick, I called to reschedule for Sunday, and received excellent service. However come Sunday, it was a very different experience.

While I understand it is difficult to staff on Sunday in a business centric location, I felt like we've walked into a training session. My napkin disappeared when they were cleaning the table, and was never replaced. The sushi bar was staffed by three non-japanese chefs, who really did not put the high quality materials to good use. Certain dishes arrived cold, other tasted uninteresting. The staff were definitely trying to do a good job, but when you are spending $240 for two, just trying isn't good enough, I'd rather take this money to Jean George or Nobu, which has higher standards. Or perhaps Yasuda or Gari for a more personal touch.

Pros: Quiet location, Easy Parking, Quality Materials

Cons: Inexperienced Service, Expensive

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I have been a fan of their downtown location ever since it opened -- the food is amazing (creative, fresh, awe-inspiring) and so is the decor. BUT the Midtown location is a huge disappointment. Not only does it lack that cool, upbeat vibe that downtown has, the service is a bit over the top. The bussers cleared our plates about a hundred times throughout the meal, even if there was a shrimp tail or a speck of rice. Having hands dip in every 5 seconds really affected the conversation flow and seemed totally unnecessary. Also, in the middle of our meal this Asian woman came over to talk to us about events and catering. She was totally aggressive and it was totally uninvited. For now on, I'm sticking with Tribeca where the food is still above and beyond, but the atmosphere is much more comfortable.

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★★★☆☆

I have been a fan of their downtown location ever since it opened -- the food is amazing (creative, fresh, awe-inspiring) and so is the decor. BUT the Midtown location is a huge disappointment. Not only does it lack that cool, upbeat vibe that downtown has, the service is a bit over the top. The bussers cleared our plates about a hundred times throughout the meal, even if there was a shrimp tail or a speck of rice. Having hands dip in every 5 seconds really affected the conversation flow and seemed totally unnecessary. Also, in the middle of our meal this Asian woman came over to talk to us about events and catering. She was totally aggressive and it was totally uninvited. For now on, I'm sticking with Tribeca where the food is still above and beyond, but the atmosphere is much more comfortable.

Pros: Great Food; Not anymore expensive than the competition

Cons: Service is a bit over the top...

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After living in Manhattan for 7 years Megu Midtown and Megu were one of the only restaraunts that I had yet to try but wished to. To my surprise I was utterly dissapointed. If it hadn't been for the prompt seating, comfortable love seat for two at the sushi bar or friendly wait staff it truly would have gone down as one of the worst dining experiences of my city life. The sushi didn't hold a candle to any local sushi joint that you could find on any street in any section of Manhattan. The entrees were extremely fishy and small. The cod tasted like old fish and the King crab wapoo bowl, i think that that is what it was called, was actually imitation crab meat in a tiny bowl with rice. I was told that they were famous for the spicy tuna rolls. I took one piece and nearly got sick. There is not one item that i would recommend and I would never go back. The bill came and as expected it was very over priced. Nights like this make you wish that you had odered pizza and stayed home to watch TV.
Their only possible defense, the ice and snow storm prohibited them from their fish shipments causing them to stock up at the frozen food section of the closest bodega.

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★★★☆☆

After living in Manhattan for 7 years Megu Midtown and Megu were one of the only restaraunts that I had yet to try but wished to. To my surprise I was utterly dissapointed. If it hadn't been for the prompt seating, comfortable love seat for two at the sushi bar or friendly wait staff it truly would have gone down as one of the worst dining experiences of my city life. The sushi didn't hold a candle to any local sushi joint that you could find on any street in any section of Manhattan. The entrees were extremely fishy and small. The cod tasted like old fish and the King crab wapoo bowl, i think that that is what it was called, was actually imitation crab meat in a tiny bowl with rice. I was told that they were famous for the spicy tuna rolls. I took one piece and nearly got sick. There is not one item that i would recommend and I would never go back. The bill came and as expected it was very over priced. Nights like this make you wish that you had odered pizza and stayed home to watch TV.
Their only possible defense, the ice and snow storm prohibited them from their fish shipments causing them to stock up at the frozen food section of the closest bodega.

Pros: service, drinks

Cons: food, price

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Very creative presentation and good food. Great value compare to other comparable upscale restaurant. They have the best selection pre-fix menu for $75 where you can pick alway most priced regular food item on their menu. Great patient service. Their dessert bouquet presentation is one of a kind experience!!!

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★★★★★

Very creative presentation and good food. Great value compare to other comparable upscale restaurant. They have the best selection pre-fix menu for $75 where you can pick alway most priced regular food item on their menu. Great patient service. Their dessert bouquet presentation is one of a kind experience!!!

Pros: Service, Food quality, Innovation, Food Presentation

Cons: Can't think of any now..

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This place is a feast for the eyes. There are great food presentations - extremely unique, like nothing we've seen before. The decor was also stimulating and conversational. The food was excellent as well - no one was disappointed, and the service was stellar. Highly recommended.

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★★★☆☆

This place is a feast for the eyes. There are great food presentations - extremely unique, like nothing we've seen before. The decor was also stimulating and conversational. The food was excellent as well - no one was disappointed, and the service was stellar. Highly recommended.

Pros: Unique ambience

Cons: None

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Petra Nemcova... Adriana Lima... Gisele Gundchen... I have seen all 3 of them here and I've only been twice. I was under the impression that Megu's downtown location was the trendier of the two, but it seems that their Midtown location can hold it's own -- despite the fact that the Trump World Tower is SO far East. Like the girls, I enjoyed the super-fresh sashimi. Food & service was consistent. Highly reccommend this place for a corporate dinner or "girl's night out."

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★★★★★

Petra Nemcova... Adriana Lima... Gisele Gundchen... I have seen all 3 of them here and I've only been twice. I was under the impression that Megu's downtown location was the trendier of the two, but it seems that their Midtown location can hold it's own -- despite the fact that the Trump World Tower is SO far East. Like the girls, I enjoyed the super-fresh sashimi. Food & service was consistent. Highly reccommend this place for a corporate dinner or "girl's night out."

Pros: Sashimi, Cocktails

Cons: Location

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Went to Megu recently and had an incredible meal. Everything was perfect - good service, great cocktails, and spectacular food. We had the asparagus appetizer which was good and the kobe beef with four sauces is to die for. The sushi was good as well - with fresh wasabi made at the table. Not to miss!

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★★★☆☆

Went to Megu recently and had an incredible meal. Everything was perfect - good service, great cocktails, and spectacular food. We had the asparagus appetizer which was good and the kobe beef with four sauces is to die for. The sushi was good as well - with fresh wasabi made at the table. Not to miss!

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: A little pricy

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I dined at Megu midtown the other night and it was truly something to remember. When my date and I got there we were promptly seated. The service is really attentive and helpful. We decided to let them order for us and everything was explained in detail when it got to the table. We enjoyed the most succulent kobe along with some very delicious shrimp tempura with a spicy sauce and asparagus which were absolutely great...and that's just to name a few of the things we enjoyed. I haven't enjoyed a night out like that in a long time...great job.

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★★★★★

I dined at Megu midtown the other night and it was truly something to remember. When my date and I got there we were promptly seated. The service is really attentive and helpful. We decided to let them order for us and everything was explained in detail when it got to the table. We enjoyed the most succulent kobe along with some very delicious shrimp tempura with a spicy sauce and asparagus which were absolutely great...and that's just to name a few of the things we enjoyed. I haven't enjoyed a night out like that in a long time...great job.

Pros: Service, Food

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Went with family from out of town and really, we could not have a more pleasant time. We were welcomed at the door and sat right away - perhaps being a Sunday night things were a little quieter? Our server really took time to guide us through the menu and highlight certain dishes - without exception, they were delicious. Miso clam chowder soup - sounds weird but really worked! Crispy breaded asparagus - not my favorite veg but these were definitely a winner. Tasty langoustine, simply grilled, were simply delicious. And copious amounts of wine (LOL) made it a night to savor.

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★★★★★

Went with family from out of town and really, we could not have a more pleasant time. We were welcomed at the door and sat right away - perhaps being a Sunday night things were a little quieter? Our server really took time to guide us through the menu and highlight certain dishes - without exception, they were delicious. Miso clam chowder soup - sounds weird but really worked! Crispy breaded asparagus - not my favorite veg but these were definitely a winner. Tasty langoustine, simply grilled, were simply delicious. And copious amounts of wine (LOL) made it a night to savor.

Pros: Miso clam chowder, langoustine, gracious service

Cons: Room too dark?

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...But still impressive. Although the food and service is consistent, the vibe across from the UN is just that -- quiet, upscale, sophisticated, intimate. It wasn't quite what I was expecting after dancing in my seat at Tribeca. Still, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area that looking for a quality experience. They made me feel very VIP as soon as I walked in. Dinner was on the corporate card and I have to assume that most of the other Wednesday night diners were on the same page. My guests were SO impressed by the fact that I was taking them to MEGU, it seemed that nothing could go wrong. And nothing did. I love that our server encouraged us to order dishes that we might not have otherwise ordered. One of my colleagues eat raw food for the first time (Hamachi Carpaccio) and he was pleasantly surprised. The suspense of that first bite was so entertaining. His face was priceless! Much applause for the venue as a whole.

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★★★★★

...But still impressive. Although the food and service is consistent, the vibe across from the UN is just that -- quiet, upscale, sophisticated, intimate. It wasn't quite what I was expecting after dancing in my seat at Tribeca. Still, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area that looking for a quality experience. They made me feel very VIP as soon as I walked in. Dinner was on the corporate card and I have to assume that most of the other Wednesday night diners were on the same page. My guests were SO impressed by the fact that I was taking them to MEGU, it seemed that nothing could go wrong. And nothing did. I love that our server encouraged us to order dishes that we might not have otherwise ordered. One of my colleagues eat raw food for the first time (Hamachi Carpaccio) and he was pleasantly surprised. The suspense of that first bite was so entertaining. His face was priceless! Much applause for the venue as a whole.

Pros: sushi, presentation of dishes

Cons: no bar scene, wrong music for the atmosphere

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Been here a few times during the week on business. Great atmosphere...fine service. The food is always amazing!

I went this weekend, however, and it's not the same at all. Poor service, supposedly because they're training new staff, and just plain rude. My wife and I each had the 6 course tasting menu for my birthday dinner. They rushed us thru the meal like it was fast food, spilled water and didn't clean it up, reached over us to serve and clear, and tried to serve the next course to my wife when I was still clearly eating the last one. Not the type of service expected for $80/pp pre fixe. I Informed the manager about the problems, and even though he said he would take care of it, when our check arrived they tried to charge us for dessert even though it was included in the pre fixe!

I feel sorry for the chefs -- their food is delicious and presentation impeccable, and the service is not at all worthy of their craft. But if you simply must go, be sure to check out the cool toilet . . . can't really explain it here, but it's worth the trip.

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★★★☆☆

Been here a few times during the week on business. Great atmosphere...fine service. The food is always amazing!

I went this weekend, however, and it's not the same at all. Poor service, supposedly because they're training new staff, and just plain rude. My wife and I each had the 6 course tasting menu for my birthday dinner. They rushed us thru the meal like it was fast food, spilled water and didn't clean it up, reached over us to serve and clear, and tried to serve the next course to my wife when I was still clearly eating the last one. Not the type of service expected for $80/pp pre fixe. I Informed the manager about the problems, and even though he said he would take care of it, when our check arrived they tried to charge us for dessert even though it was included in the pre fixe!

I feel sorry for the chefs -- their food is delicious and presentation impeccable, and the service is not at all worthy of their craft. But if you simply must go, be sure to check out the cool toilet . . . can't really explain it here, but it's worth the trip.

Pros: Food, bathroom, ambience

Cons: Service, service, service, service

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We had a truly fun time at Megu. The food was great (kobe flambe), thanks to our server who made recommendations. We had the chance to taste several sakes, but red wine with sushi was amazing. The sake list is extensive and maybe a bit pricey, but the wine list was great and had plenty to pick from. The sommelier was helpful with both. The room had such a great vibe, I would definately go back. Only complaint is that the bar seating upsatairs doesn't really exist.

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★★★★★

We had a truly fun time at Megu. The food was great (kobe flambe), thanks to our server who made recommendations. We had the chance to taste several sakes, but red wine with sushi was amazing. The sake list is extensive and maybe a bit pricey, but the wine list was great and had plenty to pick from. The sommelier was helpful with both. The room had such a great vibe, I would definately go back. Only complaint is that the bar seating upsatairs doesn't really exist.

Pros: food, wine, sake

Cons: bar seating

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Wow! My wife and I and our friends had just such a great time! First off, I've never seen presentations of food like these - our mushroom soup came in a glass apparatus that looked like some sort of mad science experiment. Sushi came on a plank of wood cut like driftwood. And the petit fours were presented in a glowing vase, with flowers, fruits, and chocolate truffles like some exotic bouquet. But this wasn't style with no substance - the food was truly some of the best I've ever had - in particular, the seared beef sushi was unbelievable! The final tab came to just over 100 bucks a head with drinks. Considering the combination of stellar food, stunning decor, attentive service, and just plain fun, definitely worth every penny! I've had too many mediocre meals in any number of New York restaurants for more money than this. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Wow! My wife and I and our friends had just such a great time! First off, I've never seen presentations of food like these - our mushroom soup came in a glass apparatus that looked like some sort of mad science experiment. Sushi came on a plank of wood cut like driftwood. And the petit fours were presented in a glowing vase, with flowers, fruits, and chocolate truffles like some exotic bouquet. But this wasn't style with no substance - the food was truly some of the best I've ever had - in particular, the seared beef sushi was unbelievable! The final tab came to just over 100 bucks a head with drinks. Considering the combination of stellar food, stunning decor, attentive service, and just plain fun, definitely worth every penny! I've had too many mediocre meals in any number of New York restaurants for more money than this. Highly recommended.

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We went to Megu Midtown for dinner. The bill was over $1000 for four people, and yet we had truly terrible service. Not unpleasant, just incompetent. We had to wait almost an hour just to put in our order, even though the restaurant was half empty. It took over 30 minutes just to get the bottle of wine we ordered. And another 30 minutes when we requested a second bottle. The staff seemed genuinely confused and disorganized. They kept congregating in a group near our table and whispering to each other, but no one ever actually made it to our table. It was as if they had opened last week, only the place has been open for months.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Megu Midtown for dinner. The bill was over $1000 for four people, and yet we had truly terrible service. Not unpleasant, just incompetent. We had to wait almost an hour just to put in our order, even though the restaurant was half empty. It took over 30 minutes just to get the bottle of wine we ordered. And another 30 minutes when we requested a second bottle. The staff seemed genuinely confused and disorganized. They kept congregating in a group near our table and whispering to each other, but no one ever actually made it to our table. It was as if they had opened last week, only the place has been open for months.

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I recently had the pleasure of dining at Megu Midtown with a friend of mine and we were immediately impressed by the beautiful interior. It is sophicticated and city-chic and that is exactly what we were looking for. There is a huge Black Swarovski Crystal chandelier in the lobby, beautiful floor to ceiling windows, Japanese pottery and artwork all around,candles on the tables and a sushi bar-like Open Kitchen that boasts private leather banquettes with pillows is the center of the main dining floor.We had a great server who took his time explaining the menu and it's delicious fares. He was top notch and delivered perfect customer service to two ladies who aren't so familiar with japanese cuisine. The Wagyu Beef that everyone is buzzing about was phenomonal. I was actually speechless for a moment. We had the Kanzuri Shrimp, Edamame Soup, Madai Salad, and Kobe Croquettes. The Yellowtail Hamachi Carpaccio is delicious and so beautifully plated and we could not resist the Megu classic...The Crispy Okaki Asparagus.
The evening was great. The staff is professional, the atmosphere is NYC all the way. The food is undeniably the best Modern Japanese in the city!

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★★★★☆

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Megu Midtown with a friend of mine and we were immediately impressed by the beautiful interior. It is sophicticated and city-chic and that is exactly what we were looking for. There is a huge Black Swarovski Crystal chandelier in the lobby, beautiful floor to ceiling windows, Japanese pottery and artwork all around,candles on the tables and a sushi bar-like Open Kitchen that boasts private leather banquettes with pillows is the center of the main dining floor.We had a great server who took his time explaining the menu and it's delicious fares. He was top notch and delivered perfect customer service to two ladies who aren't so familiar with japanese cuisine. The Wagyu Beef that everyone is buzzing about was phenomonal. I was actually speechless for a moment. We had the Kanzuri Shrimp, Edamame Soup, Madai Salad, and Kobe Croquettes. The Yellowtail Hamachi Carpaccio is delicious and so beautifully plated and we could not resist the Megu classic...The Crispy Okaki Asparagus.
The evening was great. The staff is professional, the atmosphere is NYC all the way. The food is undeniably the best Modern Japanese in the city!

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i went to megu with my bf last week (and i loved it so much i went again with friends, since then) and found everything to be delectable. the waiter was on top of his game (and even spoke japanese) without being pretentious. the food was ridiculously good.. we started off with a series of amuse palates including oysters with caviar (the best oyster i've ever eaten and lucky for me my bf is allergic to them so i got to have his too) and a delightful foie gras- kobe beef ball with japanese bread crumbs that i cant stop raving about. my boyfriend got the kobe beef carpacchio for a starter which was excellent and i had the lobster salad which has a wonderful passionfruit sauce. he ordered kobe beef filet mignon which comes on a hot river stone and it is served au flambe with hennessey. i had the tuna steak with daikon raddish and white truffle oil. we finished off the evening with a beautiful mango crepe and a cup of sencha green tea. everything from start to finish was a culinary masterpiece. its the kind of food that instantly brings a smile to your face when you place it in your mouth. i would HIGHLY recommend this place!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

i went to megu with my bf last week (and i loved it so much i went again with friends, since then) and found everything to be delectable. the waiter was on top of his game (and even spoke japanese) without being pretentious. the food was ridiculously good.. we started off with a series of amuse palates including oysters with caviar (the best oyster i've ever eaten and lucky for me my bf is allergic to them so i got to have his too) and a delightful foie gras- kobe beef ball with japanese bread crumbs that i cant stop raving about. my boyfriend got the kobe beef carpacchio for a starter which was excellent and i had the lobster salad which has a wonderful passionfruit sauce. he ordered kobe beef filet mignon which comes on a hot river stone and it is served au flambe with hennessey. i had the tuna steak with daikon raddish and white truffle oil. we finished off the evening with a beautiful mango crepe and a cup of sencha green tea. everything from start to finish was a culinary masterpiece. its the kind of food that instantly brings a smile to your face when you place it in your mouth. i would HIGHLY recommend this place!!!!!!

Pros: amuse palates (foie gras kobe beef ball!), service, decor

Cons: its $$$$$ (but its not like that matters for girls anyway! :)

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Unbelievable that our little unassuming neighborhood has given birth to a top class Japanese restaurant that ranks in decor, service and food with the established big boys - Nobu, Masa to name a few.
From the moment you enter the front, you are led to a large and impressive dining room hidden away by a discreet wooden sliding door. How very Japanese.

The restaurant's best kept secret is its $70 prix fixe menu. Not only do you get to pick your hot/cold appetizer, soup, vegetable and entree, they fete you with at least three amuse bouche appetizers. We got to taste, with compliments, Kumamoto oyster with caviar, pina colada and Kobe beefball wrapped around foie gras.

There is none of the uncalled-for hype that seems to stricken new celebrity restaurants. The clientele is understated and happily so for all diners because now, you can enjpy your food in a wonderful setting without feeling surrounded by pretentiousness. (Caveat, the night we were there, it wasn't as romantic as we would have liked....three Aussie women loudmouthing their opinions about friends having casual intimate relationships and the latest UN office politics).

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★★★★★

Unbelievable that our little unassuming neighborhood has given birth to a top class Japanese restaurant that ranks in decor, service and food with the established big boys - Nobu, Masa to name a few.
From the moment you enter the front, you are led to a large and impressive dining room hidden away by a discreet wooden sliding door. How very Japanese.

The restaurant's best kept secret is its $70 prix fixe menu. Not only do you get to pick your hot/cold appetizer, soup, vegetable and entree, they fete you with at least three amuse bouche appetizers. We got to taste, with compliments, Kumamoto oyster with caviar, pina colada and Kobe beefball wrapped around foie gras.

There is none of the uncalled-for hype that seems to stricken new celebrity restaurants. The clientele is understated and happily so for all diners because now, you can enjpy your food in a wonderful setting without feeling surrounded by pretentiousness. (Caveat, the night we were there, it wasn't as romantic as we would have liked....three Aussie women loudmouthing their opinions about friends having casual intimate relationships and the latest UN office politics).

Pros: One of the best prix fixe offerings

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I think that this restaurant is getting the shaft. I have read so many reviews of both locations. Midtown and tribeca and all of them say great food and occasionally some that was not great but still good and the servers pace the meal superbly and you don't feel rushed. But they still only get like two stars. I say this first because I wanted whoever reads this to understand alittle of what was in my head prior to going to Midtown.
When I went I went with three friends. I had the prix fix tasting menu at only 70 bucks was not a bad deal at all. my three friends each ordered off the menu. the food was great, and the pacing of the courses was perfect my prix fix courses came at the same time as my friends al a carte items came so we didn't feel left out of eachothers experience at the restaurant some of the best service that I have had in a very long time . well done. I absolutlely would give this place three stars at least

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★★★★☆

I think that this restaurant is getting the shaft. I have read so many reviews of both locations. Midtown and tribeca and all of them say great food and occasionally some that was not great but still good and the servers pace the meal superbly and you don't feel rushed. But they still only get like two stars. I say this first because I wanted whoever reads this to understand alittle of what was in my head prior to going to Midtown.
When I went I went with three friends. I had the prix fix tasting menu at only 70 bucks was not a bad deal at all. my three friends each ordered off the menu. the food was great, and the pacing of the courses was perfect my prix fix courses came at the same time as my friends al a carte items came so we didn't feel left out of eachothers experience at the restaurant some of the best service that I have had in a very long time . well done. I absolutlely would give this place three stars at least

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I have been waiting for sooooo long to have MEGU in Midtown. Finaly I tried MEGU Midtown last Tuesday with my girlfriend(she is always picky about food and ambience), it was FANTASTIC!!!!. We were so blown away with the quality and Value of Selection MENU, it was only $70 and worth worth worth. I heard that Megu is extremly expensive but i only paid $110 per peson. She loved it and we had very romantic time too:) Highly recommend this place. I just made another resevation to take my partner coming from Italy next week, he is another picky guy......will see. thank you MEGU !

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★★★★★

I have been waiting for sooooo long to have MEGU in Midtown. Finaly I tried MEGU Midtown last Tuesday with my girlfriend(she is always picky about food and ambience), it was FANTASTIC!!!!. We were so blown away with the quality and Value of Selection MENU, it was only $70 and worth worth worth. I heard that Megu is extremly expensive but i only paid $110 per peson. She loved it and we had very romantic time too:) Highly recommend this place. I just made another resevation to take my partner coming from Italy next week, he is another picky guy......will see. thank you MEGU !

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Cons: up

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I went with some friends who were dying to check out the new hot spot! We have previously dined at the downtown location, but this one in midtown was so elegant and cozy, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening very much. The food was excellent just as we expected, and we discovered some new dishes such as the zucchini okaki instead of the asparagus okaki which was really great! On top of that, they offered a tasting menu for $70, which is a new concept for midtown exclusively. I liked the fact that there were some variations from the downtown location, so it is more interesting. We will definitely go back.... it is worth the trip!

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★★★★★

I went with some friends who were dying to check out the new hot spot! We have previously dined at the downtown location, but this one in midtown was so elegant and cozy, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening very much. The food was excellent just as we expected, and we discovered some new dishes such as the zucchini okaki instead of the asparagus okaki which was really great! On top of that, they offered a tasting menu for $70, which is a new concept for midtown exclusively. I liked the fact that there were some variations from the downtown location, so it is more interesting. We will definitely go back.... it is worth the trip!

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Wasn't impressed by food here, considering hoopla and price. Decor is understated, extremely fine and elegant. Service impeccable, but a bit much for my taste (i.e., sliding doors that completely hide the restaurant from view until they are ready to seat you, in order to add to the "ooh, aah" factor). Miso soup very nice... not overly salty. Kobe beef carpaccio nothing special. Complimentary kobe beef "ball" in toasted panko bread crumbs sublime. Complimentary dish of little meguro pieces with avocado nothing special. For sushi, we got least fatty type of tuna (they offered about 8 grades of fattiness), and the hamachi. In both instances, I've had better elsewhere. Not "sublime" as great sushi should be. Shrimp sushi roll was very good... it seemed to have chopped walnut in it? For dessert we got the green tea cake and the warm chocolate cake. Both very good.

2
★★★★☆

Wasn't impressed by food here, considering hoopla and price. Decor is understated, extremely fine and elegant. Service impeccable, but a bit much for my taste (i.e., sliding doors that completely hide the restaurant from view until they are ready to seat you, in order to add to the "ooh, aah" factor). Miso soup very nice... not overly salty. Kobe beef carpaccio nothing special. Complimentary kobe beef "ball" in toasted panko bread crumbs sublime. Complimentary dish of little meguro pieces with avocado nothing special. For sushi, we got least fatty type of tuna (they offered about 8 grades of fattiness), and the hamachi. In both instances, I've had better elsewhere. Not "sublime" as great sushi should be. Shrimp sushi roll was very good... it seemed to have chopped walnut in it? For dessert we got the green tea cake and the warm chocolate cake. Both very good.

Pros: decor, service

Cons: price , service too much?

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I wanted to celebrate my husbands recent promotion and decided to try Megu Midtown. The evening started and ended well. The food was delicious, and the windows from floor to ceiling really lent great light and elegance to the whole event. The sushi was the freshest that I have ever tasted: in the city or anywhere! The food was fantastic, the service was attentive, and the plates were distinctly Megu.
The wine selection was as comprehensive as the meals, and the whole experience was beautiful.

2
★★★★★

I wanted to celebrate my husbands recent promotion and decided to try Megu Midtown. The evening started and ended well. The food was delicious, and the windows from floor to ceiling really lent great light and elegance to the whole event. The sushi was the freshest that I have ever tasted: in the city or anywhere! The food was fantastic, the service was attentive, and the plates were distinctly Megu.
The wine selection was as comprehensive as the meals, and the whole experience was beautiful.

Pros: food and dishes, intimacy and light, the wine list

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I've been dying to try the new MEGU, and I'm happy to say, I wasn't disappointed. The menu is slightly different from downtown, but they still have my favorites -- madai salad with hot sesame oil, shrimp kanzuri, the diamond roll, the crispy shrimp roll. I love that they don't rush you so that they can turn the table. They'd rather impress their guests with good food & good service -- which makes sense, since I recognized at a handful of important people in the room... Just makes you think, a professional, patient staff is worth every penny...

2
★★★★★

I've been dying to try the new MEGU, and I'm happy to say, I wasn't disappointed. The menu is slightly different from downtown, but they still have my favorites -- madai salad with hot sesame oil, shrimp kanzuri, the diamond roll, the crispy shrimp roll. I love that they don't rush you so that they can turn the table. They'd rather impress their guests with good food & good service -- which makes sense, since I recognized at a handful of important people in the room... Just makes you think, a professional, patient staff is worth every penny...

Pros: VIP Service, Wine List, Cleanliness

Cons: Bar Area

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MEGU's 2nd location is very different than the TriBeCa flagship -- It's the same quality food, but it's a totally different scene! If you're planning a big group celebration or just want drinks & apps in a trendy setting, then downtown is the way to go. But if you're planning a corporate dinner for 4 (or dinner with the in-laws) then you may be better suited sitting across from the UN! With the gorgeous new dishes/glasswire, an award winning wine list, unique (but pricey) cocktails, and a very knowledgeable, professional staff -- it's an elegant experience that goes above and beyond... Make a note to go at sunset! The golden light filters through the large windows and you can't help but feel special for getting a reservation!

2
★★★★★

MEGU's 2nd location is very different than the TriBeCa flagship -- It's the same quality food, but it's a totally different scene! If you're planning a big group celebration or just want drinks & apps in a trendy setting, then downtown is the way to go. But if you're planning a corporate dinner for 4 (or dinner with the in-laws) then you may be better suited sitting across from the UN! With the gorgeous new dishes/glasswire, an award winning wine list, unique (but pricey) cocktails, and a very knowledgeable, professional staff -- it's an elegant experience that goes above and beyond... Make a note to go at sunset! The golden light filters through the large windows and you can't help but feel special for getting a reservation!

Pros: Sake Edamame, Crab Kanzuri, VIP treatment

Cons: Too Far East, Cocktail Prices

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The new Megu in Midtown caught me by surprise. I have dined at the original Megu in Tribeca a couple of times and enjoyed it, however I like the new Megu better. Smaller in size, it felt warmer and more intimate and service was focused and unobtrusive. Some dishes I liked most at Tribeca were curiously missing from the menu in Midtown - the spicy breaded asparagus and salad with yuzu dressing come to mind - however more items are apparently to be added. As it was, the $70 prix fixe course offered plenty of choice (like luscious Kobe steak for a $20 supplement) and allowed us to explore different parts of the menu. Other highlights included spicy kanzori crab and excellent sushi. Dessert I found mediocre, but Japanese restaurants are not usually known for their sweet selection. Overall, we had a fantastic time and plan on returning soon.

2
★★★★★

The new Megu in Midtown caught me by surprise. I have dined at the original Megu in Tribeca a couple of times and enjoyed it, however I like the new Megu better. Smaller in size, it felt warmer and more intimate and service was focused and unobtrusive. Some dishes I liked most at Tribeca were curiously missing from the menu in Midtown - the spicy breaded asparagus and salad with yuzu dressing come to mind - however more items are apparently to be added. As it was, the $70 prix fixe course offered plenty of choice (like luscious Kobe steak for a $20 supplement) and allowed us to explore different parts of the menu. Other highlights included spicy kanzori crab and excellent sushi. Dessert I found mediocre, but Japanese restaurants are not usually known for their sweet selection. Overall, we had a fantastic time and plan on returning soon.

Pros: Excellent service, kanzori crab, intimate setting

Cons: A/C too cold

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The food was exquisite and well spaced out between servings. The service was impeccable. The place is quite airy with nice views of the UN - ask for a window table. Go for the prix fixe at $70 - a great deal for the number of servings you get.
I just wish this place had a dress code - It deserves it

2
★★★★★

The food was exquisite and well spaced out between servings. The service was impeccable. The place is quite airy with nice views of the UN - ask for a window table. Go for the prix fixe at $70 - a great deal for the number of servings you get.
I just wish this place had a dress code - It deserves it

Pros: food, service, decor

Cons: loud, no dresscode

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Megu Midtown's menu features Tajima Kobe beef sashimi, foie gras teriyaki skewers and sushi platters and specialty rolls. Regional ingredients are often sourced directly from Japan. Complementing the cuisine is an extensive wine list of…

 

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