Megu

★★★☆☆
  • 62 Thomas St

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-964-7777

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Sun-Wed 5:30-11 pm, Thurs-Sat 5:30 pm-midnight

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Our waiter Susan took our order and disappeared for the rest of the night. We were served the wrong dish and when we told the staff, they said they will "check on it" with no result. We never got our appetizer until the very end - one piece of tuna tartar which they claimed they were "working on it" the entire night. We had ordered wine and we had to repeatedly ask someone to pour more since it was placed in a bucket outside our reach. Our glasses of water and wine was empty most of the night. After the main course, our table was cleared but no one came around with the dessert until we asked for it four timest. The table next to ours had the same problem with the service - their appetizer - a piece of asparagus never came until the very end and only after repeated inquiries. Apparently they were also "working on it" the whole night next to my one piece of tuna tartar.

We finally got a hold of our waistress at the very end and when we mentioned the poor service she said "We have three kitchens in the back and your orders are from different kitchens." Of course a properly trained waitress would not say that and she would know that it was her job to make sure everyone is served at the same time. Plus a waistress should also make sure your water glass is never empty and come around to refill the wine glass when there is 1/3 or less left. And most importantly, a waistress should always be available when your dishes are first serve and be available and attentive to her guests.

The final straw came when we were complaining to our waiter SUSAN about the service and she said "What else do you want now besides consolation?" Yes, she actually said that.

Finally we spoke to the manager who gave us free glass of champagne and some dessert for free. They still billed us the full amount for the whole meal - even thought we basically had to serve ourselves considering the lack of service we had.

For an fine dining establishment, I cannot believe how unprofessional and untrained their staff was. Considering how expensive MEGU was, the least they can do is have proper service.

NOT RECOMMENDED and I suggest the staff be trained properly. Very poor service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our waiter Susan took our order and disappeared for the rest of the night. We were served the wrong dish and when we told the staff, they said they will "check on it" with no result. We never got our appetizer until the very end - one piece of tuna tartar which they claimed they were "working on it" the entire night. We had ordered wine and we had to repeatedly ask someone to pour more since it was placed in a bucket outside our reach. Our glasses of water and wine was empty most of the night. After the main course, our table was cleared but no one came around with the dessert until we asked for it four timest. The table next to ours had the same problem with the service - their appetizer - a piece of asparagus never came until the very end and only after repeated inquiries. Apparently they were also "working on it" the whole night next to my one piece of tuna tartar.

We finally got a hold of our waistress at the very end and when we mentioned the poor service she said "We have three kitchens in the back and your orders are from different kitchens." Of course a properly trained waitress would not say that and she would know that it was her job to make sure everyone is served at the same time. Plus a waistress should also make sure your water glass is never empty and come around to refill the wine glass when there is 1/3 or less left. And most importantly, a waistress should always be available when your dishes are first serve and be available and attentive to her guests.

The final straw came when we were complaining to our waiter SUSAN about the service and she said "What else do you want now besides consolation?" Yes, she actually said that.

Finally we spoke to the manager who gave us free glass of champagne and some dessert for free. They still billed us the full amount for the whole meal - even thought we basically had to serve ourselves considering the lack of service we had.

For an fine dining establishment, I cannot believe how unprofessional and untrained their staff was. Considering how expensive MEGU was, the least they can do is have proper service.

NOT RECOMMENDED and I suggest the staff be trained properly. Very poor service.

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I was actually shocked by the entire experience. We had a reservation and when we arrived, we were seated right away by the hostess. However, the server disappeared after taking our order and we had to flag down random servers to check on the status of our order. We were told that they would look into it, but never got an explanation. An hour into the everning, we received food we had not ordered and did not receive food we had ordered. We flagged down our waitress, who told us that she was really busy and gave us a major attitude. 2 hours into the evening, we were still waiting for a sessert menu. We then spoke with management and were given a comp item. The food was only slightly better than the atrocious service. I would not ever return here, and frankly, I am hesitant to trust that any highly-rated establishment will live upto its reputation.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was actually shocked by the entire experience. We had a reservation and when we arrived, we were seated right away by the hostess. However, the server disappeared after taking our order and we had to flag down random servers to check on the status of our order. We were told that they would look into it, but never got an explanation. An hour into the everning, we received food we had not ordered and did not receive food we had ordered. We flagged down our waitress, who told us that she was really busy and gave us a major attitude. 2 hours into the evening, we were still waiting for a sessert menu. We then spoke with management and were given a comp item. The food was only slightly better than the atrocious service. I would not ever return here, and frankly, I am hesitant to trust that any highly-rated establishment will live upto its reputation.

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The decor was perfectly inviting. The food was flavorful. I especially liked the choices for appetizers, entrees, and sakes. However, desserts seemed like an afterthought as it appears they outsource their desserts. The service was adequate not memorable. The little things that separate great service from average service are apparent. Megu left our water glasses empty for long stretches. The servers were slightly noticeable because they always interrupted the conversations to ask if they can take away obviously empty plates. The waiter although attentive seemed overly staged and practiced. Megu is definitely on my fave list but has the potential to be better.

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★★★★★

The decor was perfectly inviting. The food was flavorful. I especially liked the choices for appetizers, entrees, and sakes. However, desserts seemed like an afterthought as it appears they outsource their desserts. The service was adequate not memorable. The little things that separate great service from average service are apparent. Megu left our water glasses empty for long stretches. The servers were slightly noticeable because they always interrupted the conversations to ask if they can take away obviously empty plates. The waiter although attentive seemed overly staged and practiced. Megu is definitely on my fave list but has the potential to be better.

Pros: Kobe beef

Cons: Service has room for improvement

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Went last night for Restaurant Week. By far the Biggest dissapointment in a restaurant ever. What didn't go wrong. Rerservations at 9.15pm, didn't get seated till around 9.45 or so. Then we got seated at a table that didn't fit our party (too cramped). It took them almost 20 min to get the next table ready. After seated, they thought they would need to change the waitor since it was a different area. The old waiter took the order but never put it in (waiting for the other waitor). Here we are waiting for our appetizers and drinks. Neither come. Then the appetizers come and they are mostly wrong. Most of us ordered Snapper Salad, but somehow the Chef felt the fish wasn't a good piece of fish, so they took Snapper of the menu for the rest of the night and subsittuted our snapper with salmon. However, our waitor failed to inform us of the change and they just assumed we all wanted salmon.
Then they offered a different dish instead of the appetizer and tried to call it "complimentary aspparagus". How is compelementary when you are substituting?? Anyway, after that came the drinks (which were ok, just mediocre). Could've bought the wine better myself!! So this is all already 2 horus into our experience, comes the main course. The Kobe Steak was good, not great, just good. (the smallest piece on earth for the $$, my friends daughter eats more and she is 2)!
Then came the desert, most of us had the cheesecake. It was by far the best thing of the night, but Juniors makes it better!! Im pretty sure it wasn't made there..lol.

Sad to say that this place was a place where everyone of every race doesn't get treated the same.

So overall it was a pretty horrific experience at Megu! I would never go there again, let alone recommend it to anyone. We left hungry and dissapointed. The manager took off a small portion of the tab, which I believe should've been half off for all the crap you have to deal with in a high end restaurant.

Suggestion...go to TAO or Asia De Cuba before this place!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went last night for Restaurant Week. By far the Biggest dissapointment in a restaurant ever. What didn't go wrong. Rerservations at 9.15pm, didn't get seated till around 9.45 or so. Then we got seated at a table that didn't fit our party (too cramped). It took them almost 20 min to get the next table ready. After seated, they thought they would need to change the waitor since it was a different area. The old waiter took the order but never put it in (waiting for the other waitor). Here we are waiting for our appetizers and drinks. Neither come. Then the appetizers come and they are mostly wrong. Most of us ordered Snapper Salad, but somehow the Chef felt the fish wasn't a good piece of fish, so they took Snapper of the menu for the rest of the night and subsittuted our snapper with salmon. However, our waitor failed to inform us of the change and they just assumed we all wanted salmon.
Then they offered a different dish instead of the appetizer and tried to call it "complimentary aspparagus". How is compelementary when you are substituting?? Anyway, after that came the drinks (which were ok, just mediocre). Could've bought the wine better myself!! So this is all already 2 horus into our experience, comes the main course. The Kobe Steak was good, not great, just good. (the smallest piece on earth for the $$, my friends daughter eats more and she is 2)!
Then came the desert, most of us had the cheesecake. It was by far the best thing of the night, but Juniors makes it better!! Im pretty sure it wasn't made there..lol.

Sad to say that this place was a place where everyone of every race doesn't get treated the same.

So overall it was a pretty horrific experience at Megu! I would never go there again, let alone recommend it to anyone. We left hungry and dissapointed. The manager took off a small portion of the tab, which I believe should've been half off for all the crap you have to deal with in a high end restaurant.

Suggestion...go to TAO or Asia De Cuba before this place!!!

Pros: Decor

Cons: Everything else

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Honestly, I should have been warned by the mixed reviews here. It was laughably bad.

Up until our sushi course, everything was simply 'ok.' Not 'great' or 'good' - just 'ok', which in itself is disappointing given the prices. When the sushi arrived, it went from "ok" to "horrid". Our server poured our shouyu for us- I mean, he filled the things to the brim. It was laughable- it was like they were telling us "the sushi you are about to consume is inedible, and you will need this to at least make it palatable". And they were right- it was warm. It must have been sitting around for 20-30 minutes waiting for them to serve it.

For only slightly more money than dinner for two at Megu, you can fly to Tokyo, and get better food at a 7-11.

On the way out of the place, I noticed that the plants in the bathroom were plastic. I don't care about the plants honestly, but this just seemed to sum the place up perfectly- its all fake.

Please consider Sakagura if you're truly looking for good Japanese food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly, I should have been warned by the mixed reviews here. It was laughably bad.

Up until our sushi course, everything was simply 'ok.' Not 'great' or 'good' - just 'ok', which in itself is disappointing given the prices. When the sushi arrived, it went from "ok" to "horrid". Our server poured our shouyu for us- I mean, he filled the things to the brim. It was laughable- it was like they were telling us "the sushi you are about to consume is inedible, and you will need this to at least make it palatable". And they were right- it was warm. It must have been sitting around for 20-30 minutes waiting for them to serve it.

For only slightly more money than dinner for two at Megu, you can fly to Tokyo, and get better food at a 7-11.

On the way out of the place, I noticed that the plants in the bathroom were plastic. I don't care about the plants honestly, but this just seemed to sum the place up perfectly- its all fake.

Please consider Sakagura if you're truly looking for good Japanese food.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food, unknowledgable servers

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The food here is delicious in general.
The interior of the restaurant is nice.

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★★★★☆

The food here is delicious in general.
The interior of the restaurant is nice.

Pros: best sushi!

Cons: bad services..

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simply the best!!

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★★★★★

simply the best!!

Pros: best sushi in town

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I love the service at Megu. All of the staff is so friendly and attentive and the food is wonderful. My favorites were the kobe cooked on the stone and yellowtail carpaccio.

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★★★★☆

I love the service at Megu. All of the staff is so friendly and attentive and the food is wonderful. My favorites were the kobe cooked on the stone and yellowtail carpaccio.

Pros: Excellent food and service

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We were surprised by the set up, from the lounge area upstairs to the big buddah down stairs. Then to top it off the food was delicious. We really enjoyed the meats, especially the (I can't remember the name now) cut from the cow thats massaged and fed beer, A-mazing. The presentations were a nice touch, theres the rock they set on fire, the igloo with the raw steak slices in it (that was ok tasting). The dessert was gross though, they do need to step that up so there is a strong finish to such a pleasing experience on the palate. Really great to take some friends, but you should save it for a very special occasion, and make sure the wallets are padded. For two of us it was over $200. So get ready, because you will enjoy the ride!

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★★★★☆

We were surprised by the set up, from the lounge area upstairs to the big buddah down stairs. Then to top it off the food was delicious. We really enjoyed the meats, especially the (I can't remember the name now) cut from the cow thats massaged and fed beer, A-mazing. The presentations were a nice touch, theres the rock they set on fire, the igloo with the raw steak slices in it (that was ok tasting). The dessert was gross though, they do need to step that up so there is a strong finish to such a pleasing experience on the palate. Really great to take some friends, but you should save it for a very special occasion, and make sure the wallets are padded. For two of us it was over $200. So get ready, because you will enjoy the ride!

Pros: The Food

Cons: The Dessert

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I went there with my husband for my birthday. It took more than 2 hours to finish the dinner and they forgot my birthday cake although my husband called &e-mail to make sure I get it..... Very good food, (except KOBE BEEF was cold and rare) but not worth to pay $$$,

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there with my husband for my birthday. It took more than 2 hours to finish the dinner and they forgot my birthday cake although my husband called &e-mail to make sure I get it..... Very good food, (except KOBE BEEF was cold and rare) but not worth to pay $$$,

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Bad Service

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I went to Megu yesterday and first of all sat down at the bar and had a drink. I had the cocktail called Blessing which was some Vodka, pomegranate juice and strawberrys.
Very refreshing and good.
We waited quite a while although we had made our reservation long time in advance and got there quite early.
But the food made up for it.
I had sushi and the fish was awesome. Very fresh and tasty. After that i ordered the Kobe beaf which was amazing. I could cut t with my spoon!
All in all a very cool place escpecially regarding the decoration. They have an ice buddah carved out everyday!

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★★★★☆

I went to Megu yesterday and first of all sat down at the bar and had a drink. I had the cocktail called Blessing which was some Vodka, pomegranate juice and strawberrys.
Very refreshing and good.
We waited quite a while although we had made our reservation long time in advance and got there quite early.
But the food made up for it.
I had sushi and the fish was awesome. Very fresh and tasty. After that i ordered the Kobe beaf which was amazing. I could cut t with my spoon!
All in all a very cool place escpecially regarding the decoration. They have an ice buddah carved out everyday!

Cons: Long waiting times

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The food was very good, but it won't bloww you away unless you've never been to one of the finer Japanese fusion or sushi restaurants in NYC. We ordered crispy tofu, salmon tartare, grilled lamp chops, and kobe steak carpacchio. The tofy and tartare were excellent, the lamp chops and kobe steak were just ok (too much sauce drowned the taste of the kobe). We also ordered drinks, a peach puree and champagne mixed and a Rhytyhm Nation (blue curacao, vodka). Also both good for about $17 each. The ambience and setting of the restaurant was very inviting and romantic. Not as surreal as Buddakan or Nobu 57, but still eye-catching and dim enough to offer ambience. The big ice sculpture of Buddha within a fountain is an amazing centerpiece for the main room. The service definitely needs improvement. The first thing we ordered was Megu's spring water.. the waiter gave us "Still water". He did apologize, but when we ordered another bottle of Spring water, he brings us still water again and we told him to please bring spring! Hello McFly! We also noticed that people to the tables on either side of us were given complimentary samples of grilled meat the chef prepared. We were never offered any, so I felt slighted. Another complaint -while sitting down, one of the waiters passing by must've bumped my chair at least twice by accident, offering no apology. Also, it's difficult to hear the waiters talk and describe some of the dishes you're eating with the music a little too loud. So if you don't mind subpar service in return for above average food in a nice setting, then this might be the place for you. There's too many other Zagat rated gems in the city I want to try, so I wont be back.

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★★★☆☆

The food was very good, but it won't bloww you away unless you've never been to one of the finer Japanese fusion or sushi restaurants in NYC. We ordered crispy tofu, salmon tartare, grilled lamp chops, and kobe steak carpacchio. The tofy and tartare were excellent, the lamp chops and kobe steak were just ok (too much sauce drowned the taste of the kobe). We also ordered drinks, a peach puree and champagne mixed and a Rhytyhm Nation (blue curacao, vodka). Also both good for about $17 each. The ambience and setting of the restaurant was very inviting and romantic. Not as surreal as Buddakan or Nobu 57, but still eye-catching and dim enough to offer ambience. The big ice sculpture of Buddha within a fountain is an amazing centerpiece for the main room. The service definitely needs improvement. The first thing we ordered was Megu's spring water.. the waiter gave us "Still water". He did apologize, but when we ordered another bottle of Spring water, he brings us still water again and we told him to please bring spring! Hello McFly! We also noticed that people to the tables on either side of us were given complimentary samples of grilled meat the chef prepared. We were never offered any, so I felt slighted. Another complaint -while sitting down, one of the waiters passing by must've bumped my chair at least twice by accident, offering no apology. Also, it's difficult to hear the waiters talk and describe some of the dishes you're eating with the music a little too loud. So if you don't mind subpar service in return for above average food in a nice setting, then this might be the place for you. There's too many other Zagat rated gems in the city I want to try, so I wont be back.

Pros: Ambience, very good food

Cons: Subpar service.

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I went to Megu for the first time this weekend and it was everything I expected and more. The interior is beautiful, the food is amazing and everyone there is so friendly and attentive. The Rikyu Steak is to die for.

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★★★★☆

I went to Megu for the first time this weekend and it was everything I expected and more. The interior is beautiful, the food is amazing and everyone there is so friendly and attentive. The Rikyu Steak is to die for.

Pros: Great Sake Selection and Food

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I had heard much about Megu and decided to try it. The sashimi was devine, especially the salmon, which melted in my mouth. The sushi, came with miso soup, was good, but nothing exceptional. The steak on the hot stone was a bit tough. Overall, the tasting menu seemed ill-designed as the courses didn't flow from one to the next. The service was good, except that the waiters muttered the description of the dishes under the sometimes pounding music, making it very hard to hear. And where was the kobe beef capaccio I ordered?

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★★★☆☆

I had heard much about Megu and decided to try it. The sashimi was devine, especially the salmon, which melted in my mouth. The sushi, came with miso soup, was good, but nothing exceptional. The steak on the hot stone was a bit tough. Overall, the tasting menu seemed ill-designed as the courses didn't flow from one to the next. The service was good, except that the waiters muttered the description of the dishes under the sometimes pounding music, making it very hard to hear. And where was the kobe beef capaccio I ordered?

Pros: Elegant setting

Cons: The music is a distraction half way through the meal.

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Went to Megu with friends last night and was blown away from the start. We all entered in on a special "chefs tasting menu" and our waiter took over from there from Kobe steak to sushi and awesome desserts . The atmosphere is lovely in the main room and the upstairs lounge( kind of clubby). We will be back.

2
★★★★★

Went to Megu with friends last night and was blown away from the start. We all entered in on a special "chefs tasting menu" and our waiter took over from there from Kobe steak to sushi and awesome desserts . The atmosphere is lovely in the main room and the upstairs lounge( kind of clubby). We will be back.

Pros: friendly staff, food

Cons: it had to end

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The wait staff was very pleasant, but I was there for the food. Unfortunately, it was disappointing. When we first walked into the dining area, we were greeted with a loud ???hey!? I didn??t think much of it, but throughout the evening, we were hearing ???hey!? or ???say!? Finally, we asked what the wait staffs were saying/doing. It was supposed to be ??irasshaimase!? which means ??Welcome? in Japanese. We laughed over that one. That aside, I was very surprised at the food. I had Kobe beef which came with a small bowl of rice. The beef was almost salty (tasted like it was marinated in soy sauce for weeks) and the rice? It was over done. Isn??t rice one of the staples of Japan? Megu??s not exactly a traditional Japanese restaurant, but how do you get rice wrong? It was rice cake rather than rice. Would I recommend the restaurant? Only if they have no clue what Japanese food is supposed to be like.

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★☆☆☆☆

The wait staff was very pleasant, but I was there for the food. Unfortunately, it was disappointing. When we first walked into the dining area, we were greeted with a loud ???hey!? I didn??t think much of it, but throughout the evening, we were hearing ???hey!? or ???say!? Finally, we asked what the wait staffs were saying/doing. It was supposed to be ??irasshaimase!? which means ??Welcome? in Japanese. We laughed over that one. That aside, I was very surprised at the food. I had Kobe beef which came with a small bowl of rice. The beef was almost salty (tasted like it was marinated in soy sauce for weeks) and the rice? It was over done. Isn??t rice one of the staples of Japan? Megu??s not exactly a traditional Japanese restaurant, but how do you get rice wrong? It was rice cake rather than rice. Would I recommend the restaurant? Only if they have no clue what Japanese food is supposed to be like.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

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I've dined at Megu several times over the years and the experience has always been very pleasant. The staff is great and the food is even better! By far, my favorites are the different types of Kobe Beef on their menu. If there is ever a wait, I recommend going into their lounge upstairs to have a drink or two before dinner. The kimono textiles are beautiful!!

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★★★★★

I've dined at Megu several times over the years and the experience has always been very pleasant. The staff is great and the food is even better! By far, my favorites are the different types of Kobe Beef on their menu. If there is ever a wait, I recommend going into their lounge upstairs to have a drink or two before dinner. The kimono textiles are beautiful!!

Pros: Food & Service

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Megu was poppin on New Years eve I was smacked at da Job lol!! .

1
★★★☆☆

Megu was poppin on New Years eve I was smacked at da Job lol!! .

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Megu was poppin on New Years eve I was smacked at da Job lol!!

1
★★★☆☆

Megu was poppin on New Years eve I was smacked at da Job lol!!

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I went with a friend to celebrate my birthday during Restaurant Week. The ambience was nice, but no more impressive than Buddha Bar or Tao. The food was delicious, I especially recommend the Kobe beef. ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu and my friend ordered the shrimp and spicy tuna rolls- both delicious. I also ordered the scallop rolls which as very tasty. You receive huge portions, we couldn't finish most of the rolls!! The waiter was very rude. We ordered a variety of things but we wouldn't order any alcoholic beverages ( my friend doesn't drink). He says, " You can share the wine pairings so it can be less money" in a very condescending way. I've been to enough high-end restaurants to know when someone is implying that I am cheap. Overall good food but not the best. I would recommend Japonais over Megu any day.

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★★★★☆

I went with a friend to celebrate my birthday during Restaurant Week. The ambience was nice, but no more impressive than Buddha Bar or Tao. The food was delicious, I especially recommend the Kobe beef. ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu and my friend ordered the shrimp and spicy tuna rolls- both delicious. I also ordered the scallop rolls which as very tasty. You receive huge portions, we couldn't finish most of the rolls!! The waiter was very rude. We ordered a variety of things but we wouldn't order any alcoholic beverages ( my friend doesn't drink). He says, " You can share the wine pairings so it can be less money" in a very condescending way. I've been to enough high-end restaurants to know when someone is implying that I am cheap. Overall good food but not the best. I would recommend Japonais over Megu any day.

Pros: Good portions, great Kobe beef, good rolls

Cons: Rude service

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I went to Megu in tribeca this past Saturday jan 24 and it was a big disappointment. First of all ive made reservations for 9:45 and i was seated at 10:20. The waiter was even worst, he spilled water on the person next to me and seems as if it was his first day on the job. There was a lack of attention from the waiter, overall the Decor is nice and the food is eatable, but the staff is just awful. I wish Ive hadn't gone there in the first place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Megu in tribeca this past Saturday jan 24 and it was a big disappointment. First of all ive made reservations for 9:45 and i was seated at 10:20. The waiter was even worst, he spilled water on the person next to me and seems as if it was his first day on the job. There was a lack of attention from the waiter, overall the Decor is nice and the food is eatable, but the staff is just awful. I wish Ive hadn't gone there in the first place.

Pros: Scene, Food

Cons: Service

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Once you get over the fact that the rude zebra-dressed hostess has made you wait well past your reservation time you eventually get to the food. Both myself and my girlfriend had to use the bathroom immediately after partaking i the fare at this sub-par establishment. The cod should be served with a television as it was a dead ringer for a tv dinner special. The Kobe steak although barely passable cannot educate the wait staff that seemed to have no idea how much food was to be served or when often complaining to us about the busy kitchen despite the plethora of available tables all around. Overpriced-snooty maitre-de -Not all its cracked up to be save your time stomach and money

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★☆☆☆☆

Once you get over the fact that the rude zebra-dressed hostess has made you wait well past your reservation time you eventually get to the food. Both myself and my girlfriend had to use the bathroom immediately after partaking i the fare at this sub-par establishment. The cod should be served with a television as it was a dead ringer for a tv dinner special. The Kobe steak although barely passable cannot educate the wait staff that seemed to have no idea how much food was to be served or when often complaining to us about the busy kitchen despite the plethora of available tables all around. Overpriced-snooty maitre-de -Not all its cracked up to be save your time stomach and money

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And if it is Kobe then it must be "canner" grade Kobe. After reading all the rave reviews I was expecting quite a lot more and unfortunately, Megu did not even come close to meeting those expectations. Yes it is pricey, but I don't mind paying $$$$ for a truly unique and special dining experience. Megu was certainly not special, but I guess it could be described as unique. Uniquely one of the most overrated and overhyped restaurants in NYC, period. Our group went on a Saturday evening and surprisingly the restaurant was half empty. It was the first sign of many that the evening was going to be, how do I put this nicely, awful. The food was mostly all show, and no substance. Kobe on hot stones...gimmicky at best and like i said before, I suspect that the Kobe was either very low quality Kobe, or not real Kobe at all. You might also want to arrange for a second place to go to and eat, after Megu, because you will leave hungry. After six courses, I was still starving, and at over $150 a person, it's a crime for someone to end a meal so unsatiated.

Besides the food being only mediocre at best, the wait staff was rude, incompetent and completely unprofessional. I've gotten better service at fast food restaurants. Wine glasses were not refilled, hot stones became cold stones, and most of the wait staff hung around talking to eat other rather than waiting on the guests and it wasn't even busy. We will definitely not be back and would highly recommend that others not make the same mistake of coming to this "the emperor has no clothes" establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

And if it is Kobe then it must be "canner" grade Kobe. After reading all the rave reviews I was expecting quite a lot more and unfortunately, Megu did not even come close to meeting those expectations. Yes it is pricey, but I don't mind paying $$$$ for a truly unique and special dining experience. Megu was certainly not special, but I guess it could be described as unique. Uniquely one of the most overrated and overhyped restaurants in NYC, period. Our group went on a Saturday evening and surprisingly the restaurant was half empty. It was the first sign of many that the evening was going to be, how do I put this nicely, awful. The food was mostly all show, and no substance. Kobe on hot stones...gimmicky at best and like i said before, I suspect that the Kobe was either very low quality Kobe, or not real Kobe at all. You might also want to arrange for a second place to go to and eat, after Megu, because you will leave hungry. After six courses, I was still starving, and at over $150 a person, it's a crime for someone to end a meal so unsatiated.

Besides the food being only mediocre at best, the wait staff was rude, incompetent and completely unprofessional. I've gotten better service at fast food restaurants. Wine glasses were not refilled, hot stones became cold stones, and most of the wait staff hung around talking to eat other rather than waiting on the guests and it wasn't even busy. We will definitely not be back and would highly recommend that others not make the same mistake of coming to this "the emperor has no clothes" establishment.

Pros: Having the knowledge to not come back

Cons: mediocre food, horrible wait staff...too many to list

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This place is absolutely beautiful!! I went to Megu the other night and had a great time. If you are looking for a cool loungey atmosphere, it is a great place to go. Beautiful space, nice crowd, and great music. I just bought tickets to the New Years Eve party at Megu on www.NearCorner. com. It should be a great party.

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely beautiful!! I went to Megu the other night and had a great time. If you are looking for a cool loungey atmosphere, it is a great place to go. Beautiful space, nice crowd, and great music. I just bought tickets to the New Years Eve party at Megu on www.NearCorner. com. It should be a great party.

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this place is a disaster. how is it still open? went for a business dinner and was constantly bothered by this short asian smurf lady with huge hair asking us if everything was ok...instead of asking me if the crap food was ok, she should be fixing the issues of dirty silverware, uneducated, trash server attitudes, a strung out man in an ill-fitting suit running around and sweating a lot (not asian...) and food that barely passes into the category of edible.

Sushi Yasuda blows this place out of the water. Without that huge bell and the iced carving, this restaurant would be a dump.

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★☆☆☆☆

this place is a disaster. how is it still open? went for a business dinner and was constantly bothered by this short asian smurf lady with huge hair asking us if everything was ok...instead of asking me if the crap food was ok, she should be fixing the issues of dirty silverware, uneducated, trash server attitudes, a strung out man in an ill-fitting suit running around and sweating a lot (not asian...) and food that barely passes into the category of edible.

Sushi Yasuda blows this place out of the water. Without that huge bell and the iced carving, this restaurant would be a dump.

Pros: there was a door to leave

Cons: service is inconsistant

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Wonderful ambiance, delicious food but the service needs a little work. It wasn't terrible just a bit "off" - when I'm paying top dollar, I expect excellent service, not the old "who had the tuna sushi?" type of service from the waiter. The setting is perfect for a date or for girl's night out. The sashimi was among the best I've ever had and the kobe beef was perfection. Loved the green tea pastry for dessert as well.

2
★★★★☆

Wonderful ambiance, delicious food but the service needs a little work. It wasn't terrible just a bit "off" - when I'm paying top dollar, I expect excellent service, not the old "who had the tuna sushi?" type of service from the waiter. The setting is perfect for a date or for girl's night out. The sashimi was among the best I've ever had and the kobe beef was perfection. Loved the green tea pastry for dessert as well.

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We were visiting from Norway, and this restaurant was recommended from a local friend - and we went on September 27, 2008.
We'd heard it was a bit expensive, but to our surprise our waiter (when we asked for his advice) helped us find suitable things to eat that was not too bad. We had two starters, sashimi plate with mixed rice, and dessert. We had Champagne in the bar and Sake for the meal. We were surprised the whole thing didn't cost us more than 120 dollars each. (In Norway, the same type of food at a similar restaurant would cost you almost 200 dollars per person)
We enjoyed the restaurant, the interior was great! It was big, but yet private. We didn't mind all the stairs. I gave us a feeling of beeing in a maze. Funny. But we especially liked our sweet, male waiter. He was funny, helpful and understanding. He also agreed on posing in a photograph with us (we were, as I said, visiting from Norway...). A great memory.
We had been to Tao two days before, and this was more a place I could have brought my parents - and they would have loved it!

2
★★★★★

We were visiting from Norway, and this restaurant was recommended from a local friend - and we went on September 27, 2008.
We'd heard it was a bit expensive, but to our surprise our waiter (when we asked for his advice) helped us find suitable things to eat that was not too bad. We had two starters, sashimi plate with mixed rice, and dessert. We had Champagne in the bar and Sake for the meal. We were surprised the whole thing didn't cost us more than 120 dollars each. (In Norway, the same type of food at a similar restaurant would cost you almost 200 dollars per person)
We enjoyed the restaurant, the interior was great! It was big, but yet private. We didn't mind all the stairs. I gave us a feeling of beeing in a maze. Funny. But we especially liked our sweet, male waiter. He was funny, helpful and understanding. He also agreed on posing in a photograph with us (we were, as I said, visiting from Norway...). A great memory.
We had been to Tao two days before, and this was more a place I could have brought my parents - and they would have loved it!

Pros: Service, interior, food, ambience

Cons: Had to wait 40 minutes for our table, although we had reservation

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If I am spending $300 for two people to eat, I would expect to be moved by the experience. The food was fresh but I was not impressed by the the service or the food. I think the main attraction to this place is the concept of food being cooked on a stone. The ambiance of the dinning area is nice but the layout of the space is awkward as there are these huge flights of stairs leading to and from the restrooms and the entrance and exit. Best part of the meal was the stripped bass on the stone, Kobe beef (on the stone) was chewy and the $55 dollar tuna steak (on the stone) had too much of a woodsy taste and ruined the natural flavors of the meat. I would not go back until they change the menu

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★★★☆☆

If I am spending $300 for two people to eat, I would expect to be moved by the experience. The food was fresh but I was not impressed by the the service or the food. I think the main attraction to this place is the concept of food being cooked on a stone. The ambiance of the dinning area is nice but the layout of the space is awkward as there are these huge flights of stairs leading to and from the restrooms and the entrance and exit. Best part of the meal was the stripped bass on the stone, Kobe beef (on the stone) was chewy and the $55 dollar tuna steak (on the stone) had too much of a woodsy taste and ruined the natural flavors of the meat. I would not go back until they change the menu

Pros: Good Bass

Cons: Average place not worth the $$

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First off, the stairs concept was extremely frustrating. First-you walk up. Then-you walk back down. Unfortunately, my poor Grandma had to endure this, and she didn't even want to get up to go to the bathroom for fear that it was miles of stairs away. Yes-we should have been more prepared, but I guess we know now! The restaurant was pretty empty for lunch, but the food quality was right there. My dad got the popular Kobe beef that you could cook right in front of you, yourself. I guess as its the most premium beef, it's fattiest requires you to cook and melt down all that fat. Unfortunately, my Dad's stone was not recharged for the last half, until very late in the meal. It was hard to catch the attention of the waiter. The sushi was delicious, the rice was of fine quality, and the seaweed was easy to bite. The fish was fresh, but not too exciting. I, myself, got the Kobe beef burger, just for kicks. It was alright, I guess you can't expect too much when you waste such a nice piece of meat on a burger. Because Megu is a bit pricey, I'm not sure how often I'd go back, but eventually I will. In terms of value, I'm not sure if it is worth it to be a regular. In terms of quality of food, I would go back once in a while because it wasn't too exciting. I've heard that once upon a time, their edamame came on its own branch, but to my dismay, when I ordered it, it came cold out of the fridge.

2
★★★★☆

First off, the stairs concept was extremely frustrating. First-you walk up. Then-you walk back down. Unfortunately, my poor Grandma had to endure this, and she didn't even want to get up to go to the bathroom for fear that it was miles of stairs away. Yes-we should have been more prepared, but I guess we know now! The restaurant was pretty empty for lunch, but the food quality was right there. My dad got the popular Kobe beef that you could cook right in front of you, yourself. I guess as its the most premium beef, it's fattiest requires you to cook and melt down all that fat. Unfortunately, my Dad's stone was not recharged for the last half, until very late in the meal. It was hard to catch the attention of the waiter. The sushi was delicious, the rice was of fine quality, and the seaweed was easy to bite. The fish was fresh, but not too exciting. I, myself, got the Kobe beef burger, just for kicks. It was alright, I guess you can't expect too much when you waste such a nice piece of meat on a burger. Because Megu is a bit pricey, I'm not sure how often I'd go back, but eventually I will. In terms of value, I'm not sure if it is worth it to be a regular. In terms of quality of food, I would go back once in a while because it wasn't too exciting. I've heard that once upon a time, their edamame came on its own branch, but to my dismay, when I ordered it, it came cold out of the fridge.

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: many stairs to get to table, mentally distant waiters

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I live in the city and go out lots.

This place is my favorite. Very trendy still. The ambiance is chic and people are good looking and well dressed. No sign on the outside type place and still does not appear to be discovered by the bridge and tunnel car.

As an added bonus, the food is excellent. Some of the best sushi in town.

Enjoy while it lasts.

2
★★★★★

I live in the city and go out lots.

This place is my favorite. Very trendy still. The ambiance is chic and people are good looking and well dressed. No sign on the outside type place and still does not appear to be discovered by the bridge and tunnel car.

As an added bonus, the food is excellent. Some of the best sushi in town.

Enjoy while it lasts.

Pros: In place. Great sushi.

Cons: Some of the seats sub par. Ask for good seat.

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Don't be alarmed at the restaurant week reviews, I'm pretty sure it was a fluke. My party of 4 was on time, however I got there nearly 35 minutes late. The waitress was very understanding and didn't give us an attitude about the lateness, even though the place was packed. We ad ll triethe restaurant week menu, with a few additions in the two smaller omakase sashimi plates ($35 each), and a diamond roll (with 3 akami, oh-toro, and regular toro) for $20. The sashimi was brought out first on a bed of ice and shisho leaves, with some ground-at-the-table wasabi. It was mackerel, snapper, akami, salmon, and hamachi. I was a bit disappointed with the selection, as I would have preferred something more exotic. I was wrong when I tasted it though. The mackerel was by far the best, being very sweet and briny with a hint of fish at the end. The worst of them was the salmon, which I found to be better than most other places, but nothing exceptional. Still, very good overall. The dismond roll was also good, but not exceptional as the rice was a bit much, overpowering the tuna. The apps we got, prawn with kobe croquette, crab salad, and salmon carpaccio were good as well, best being the croquette which melted in your mouth. My salad did overpower the crab a bit though. Entrees were lamb chops and kobe sirloin. They brought a wet towel for my hands and encouraged eating with my hands, which is nice that they're not so stuffy. The lamb was excellent, perfectly cooked and nearly as tender as any lamb I've ever had. The kobe was very very good as well, but I preferred the lamb. Dessert was lichee ice cream with some green tea mochi. Liked the ice cream, but the tea was a bit too bitter for my taste. For a restaurant week menu, it was better than others I've had, and it was well worth $35. I think it could have been balanced a bit better, but I would return for the regular menu when I save up the money as the stuff we ordered off the regular menu was definitely better.

2
★★★★☆

Don't be alarmed at the restaurant week reviews, I'm pretty sure it was a fluke. My party of 4 was on time, however I got there nearly 35 minutes late. The waitress was very understanding and didn't give us an attitude about the lateness, even though the place was packed. We ad ll triethe restaurant week menu, with a few additions in the two smaller omakase sashimi plates ($35 each), and a diamond roll (with 3 akami, oh-toro, and regular toro) for $20. The sashimi was brought out first on a bed of ice and shisho leaves, with some ground-at-the-table wasabi. It was mackerel, snapper, akami, salmon, and hamachi. I was a bit disappointed with the selection, as I would have preferred something more exotic. I was wrong when I tasted it though. The mackerel was by far the best, being very sweet and briny with a hint of fish at the end. The worst of them was the salmon, which I found to be better than most other places, but nothing exceptional. Still, very good overall. The dismond roll was also good, but not exceptional as the rice was a bit much, overpowering the tuna. The apps we got, prawn with kobe croquette, crab salad, and salmon carpaccio were good as well, best being the croquette which melted in your mouth. My salad did overpower the crab a bit though. Entrees were lamb chops and kobe sirloin. They brought a wet towel for my hands and encouraged eating with my hands, which is nice that they're not so stuffy. The lamb was excellent, perfectly cooked and nearly as tender as any lamb I've ever had. The kobe was very very good as well, but I preferred the lamb. Dessert was lichee ice cream with some green tea mochi. Liked the ice cream, but the tea was a bit too bitter for my taste. For a restaurant week menu, it was better than others I've had, and it was well worth $35. I think it could have been balanced a bit better, but I would return for the regular menu when I save up the money as the stuff we ordered off the regular menu was definitely better.

Pros: decor, service, food

Cons: packed, can get loud

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very trendy vibe~ the food, decor and everything~ a great place to have some fusion slurge~ not crazy about the classic sushi dishes

2
★★★★☆

very trendy vibe~ the food, decor and everything~ a great place to have some fusion slurge~ not crazy about the classic sushi dishes

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*for restaurant week, that is. The food was delicious, the service ok, the space is beautiful. My suggestion would be to have a snack, then go to dinner - and you still won't leave stuffed. I'm not running back to pay full retail, but for $35 it was fantastic.

2
★★★★☆

*for restaurant week, that is. The food was delicious, the service ok, the space is beautiful. My suggestion would be to have a snack, then go to dinner - and you still won't leave stuffed. I'm not running back to pay full retail, but for $35 it was fantastic.

Pros: Very nice decor, tasty food, trendy scene

Cons: High prices, small portions

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It doesn't get any more extravagant than Megu when it comes to decor. But the way I like to eat out, I want the portion of my bill that goes towards funding the decor to be as little as possible. I prefer to pay for good food rather than nice ice sculptures and fancy walls to look at. And when it comes to the food, Megu just plain robs you. They insult your intelligence with dressed up dishes that really don't do much more than look good. And some don't even do that. We ordered the umami tasting menu, and one of the courses we received was fried asparagus. Nothing against fried vegetables, but when you're paying 125 dollars for 6 courses, what the [insert obscenity here] are fried vegetables doing as one of the courses. Then there was the kobe beef which was not as fatty, flavorful, and delicate as other cuts of kobe I've had. Of my experiences with kobe here in the U.S. and in Asia, this was by far the worst. I felt like they had served the cheapest, lowest grade cut of "kobe" they could find. By serving the beef on a hot stone japanese style, Megu seemed to be selling the novelty of Ishi-Yaki (Japanese hot stone cooking) rather than the beef itself. The whole thing was an overpriced travesty designed to defraud ignorant American diners. I'm sorry I ever went there.

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★☆☆☆☆

It doesn't get any more extravagant than Megu when it comes to decor. But the way I like to eat out, I want the portion of my bill that goes towards funding the decor to be as little as possible. I prefer to pay for good food rather than nice ice sculptures and fancy walls to look at. And when it comes to the food, Megu just plain robs you. They insult your intelligence with dressed up dishes that really don't do much more than look good. And some don't even do that. We ordered the umami tasting menu, and one of the courses we received was fried asparagus. Nothing against fried vegetables, but when you're paying 125 dollars for 6 courses, what the [insert obscenity here] are fried vegetables doing as one of the courses. Then there was the kobe beef which was not as fatty, flavorful, and delicate as other cuts of kobe I've had. Of my experiences with kobe here in the U.S. and in Asia, this was by far the worst. I felt like they had served the cheapest, lowest grade cut of "kobe" they could find. By serving the beef on a hot stone japanese style, Megu seemed to be selling the novelty of Ishi-Yaki (Japanese hot stone cooking) rather than the beef itself. The whole thing was an overpriced travesty designed to defraud ignorant American diners. I'm sorry I ever went there.

Pros: ambience, decor, general feeling of extravagance

Cons: food, value

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Great food, great service, and interesting design. Ginger Cocktail, Kobe carpaccio, crusted asparagus, and sushi variety are highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Great food, great service, and interesting design. Ginger Cocktail, Kobe carpaccio, crusted asparagus, and sushi variety are highly recommended.

Pros: Food, food, and service

Cons: They should add vodka cocktails to their cocktail list

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wow.

This restaurant was everything that I was told it was. The place was recommended to me by a friend saying that, "it was going to be expensive, but well worth it". He owed me on a debt, so I took his money and went at his suggestion.

We walked into the stunningly beautiful restaurant to discover a hand carved ice buddha that it apparently changed everyday. (which makes sense, considering that it's ice, but still - wild if you think about it.) Our table was tucked away, we were not in a booth, but it was a nice table nonetheless.

Our server was extremely knowledgeable about every question that we have. We don't speak japanese and the most japanese food that we have ever eaten has been the occasional sushi or edamame. But this, was a culinary adventure.

Like I said, really know much about japanese food, but our server suggested something that they call
"oma-ka-say". It's where you tell them what you like and dislike and they create a meal for you. He says that it's done by the chef, which is hard to believe in such a large restaurant. But whoever chose the food: knew what they were doing.

I told him that we dont like some things but are willing to try what they have and we ate everything from shrimp with a spicy sauce aged in the snow to eel and avocado baked in the oven. My date was a vegetarian and they provided for her as well, with a tofu that is made in japan from a 300 year old recipe.

We also experienced the world of sake with a sake pairing prepared for us by the sake sommolier. There was a sake for each course that complimented everything else so nicely. Including the 36 layer dessert with crepes and green tea sauce.

The service was attentive, but not overwhelming. And for that, we thank you.
Thank you for everything, except for the bill.

But, it was worth it.

I would recommend coming to MEGU to celebrate food and good times.
Unless you've got money to spend - don't expect to eat there every night of the week.

2
★★★★★

wow.

This restaurant was everything that I was told it was. The place was recommended to me by a friend saying that, "it was going to be expensive, but well worth it". He owed me on a debt, so I took his money and went at his suggestion.

We walked into the stunningly beautiful restaurant to discover a hand carved ice buddha that it apparently changed everyday. (which makes sense, considering that it's ice, but still - wild if you think about it.) Our table was tucked away, we were not in a booth, but it was a nice table nonetheless.

Our server was extremely knowledgeable about every question that we have. We don't speak japanese and the most japanese food that we have ever eaten has been the occasional sushi or edamame. But this, was a culinary adventure.

Like I said, really know much about japanese food, but our server suggested something that they call
"oma-ka-say". It's where you tell them what you like and dislike and they create a meal for you. He says that it's done by the chef, which is hard to believe in such a large restaurant. But whoever chose the food: knew what they were doing.

I told him that we dont like some things but are willing to try what they have and we ate everything from shrimp with a spicy sauce aged in the snow to eel and avocado baked in the oven. My date was a vegetarian and they provided for her as well, with a tofu that is made in japan from a 300 year old recipe.

We also experienced the world of sake with a sake pairing prepared for us by the sake sommolier. There was a sake for each course that complimented everything else so nicely. Including the 36 layer dessert with crepes and green tea sauce.

The service was attentive, but not overwhelming. And for that, we thank you.
Thank you for everything, except for the bill.

But, it was worth it.

I would recommend coming to MEGU to celebrate food and good times.
Unless you've got money to spend - don't expect to eat there every night of the week.

Pros: AMAZING EVERYTHING: FOOD SERVICE DECOR

Cons: pricey

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I've been a New Yorker for 13 years now, and if there's one thing that I have learned in my experiences in the city is that you can spend a lot of money here - or you can know where to go. Everything about this restaurant is what NY is. Nobody has enough money in NY, but we all want to live a big life. So you can either scrimp and save for weeks and spend it on a purse or a nice meal, or you can get to know a guy who does purses and figure out how to eat great. MEGU is eating great. The restaurant says, "yes, hello, this is going to be spectacular." It was. I'm an interior decorator and what we learned in master classes about warm decor is all put to practical use here. Everything is inviting. There is no chrome or steel like in most high end dining I've been to recently. Save one exception: the water pitchers. I know, because I saw a lot of them. My glass was constantly refilled. The food said, "yes, hello, eat me". So I did. And one after another dishes came and left. We ate and while we ate: we drank a wonderful bottle of sake that did exactly what the server said that it would do: it enhanced the flavor of the food, without detracting from it. I've eaten at the finest sushi est. throughout NY and So. Beach, as well as Japan. But never, have I ever experienced such quality as I did with the sushi that we ordered. We did as recommended and ate the food from the simple to complex and reached umami as described on the menu: then the sushi. The difference in the taste of the sushi matched the difference in taste of the wasabi, which was actual wasabi root from Japan, grated at the table on shark's skin. I've done some searches for other places that have this wasabi: only at MEGU (and apparently in Japan...of course) Lastly, the music: was the perfect setting for the restaurant. It wasn't loud or invasive, just there when the conversation lulled - which was nice, considering the fact that my husband can't hold a conversation for more than 19 seconds. Well done MEGU.

2
★★★★★

I've been a New Yorker for 13 years now, and if there's one thing that I have learned in my experiences in the city is that you can spend a lot of money here - or you can know where to go. Everything about this restaurant is what NY is. Nobody has enough money in NY, but we all want to live a big life. So you can either scrimp and save for weeks and spend it on a purse or a nice meal, or you can get to know a guy who does purses and figure out how to eat great. MEGU is eating great. The restaurant says, "yes, hello, this is going to be spectacular." It was. I'm an interior decorator and what we learned in master classes about warm decor is all put to practical use here. Everything is inviting. There is no chrome or steel like in most high end dining I've been to recently. Save one exception: the water pitchers. I know, because I saw a lot of them. My glass was constantly refilled. The food said, "yes, hello, eat me". So I did. And one after another dishes came and left. We ate and while we ate: we drank a wonderful bottle of sake that did exactly what the server said that it would do: it enhanced the flavor of the food, without detracting from it. I've eaten at the finest sushi est. throughout NY and So. Beach, as well as Japan. But never, have I ever experienced such quality as I did with the sushi that we ordered. We did as recommended and ate the food from the simple to complex and reached umami as described on the menu: then the sushi. The difference in the taste of the sushi matched the difference in taste of the wasabi, which was actual wasabi root from Japan, grated at the table on shark's skin. I've done some searches for other places that have this wasabi: only at MEGU (and apparently in Japan...of course) Lastly, the music: was the perfect setting for the restaurant. It wasn't loud or invasive, just there when the conversation lulled - which was nice, considering the fact that my husband can't hold a conversation for more than 19 seconds. Well done MEGU.

Pros: service, food, decor, music, sake

Cons: waited 1 hour after reservation, overwhelming wine list - with no help in site

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Save your money and time! With all the amazing places in NYC, this place is not worth it!

We went since we?d read all the reviews and about this great Japanese place. It was a Sunday of a long weekend. Only two tables and two booths were taken. Yet, in this incredibly large restaurant, they seated us next to the kitchen door. When we asked to be moved to a better table, the host acted like it was an unusual request and didn?t suggest an alternative. We requested a booth and we were told that they were all reserved. We were there for an early dinner that lasted close to 3 hours, and the booths remained empty our entire stay. In the end, we were seated in a corner that turned out to be another entrance to the kitchen!

The food was less than comparable to other restaurant. We were prepared for small portions. But we also expected superior dishes? While the food tasted okay, the steak flambe and fish ordered were overly cooked and the vegetables were mush. A huge disappointment.

Throughout this time, our waiter visited our table only after repeated requests to the servers. We had to send 3 reminders for our wine. We kept needing to request water. Our waiter never came by to see if we needed anything else? He attended to us when it was time for the bill. As mentioned, the place was dead, and we could see him simply hanging out at the bar.

Finally, the temperature was freezing to the point of extreme discomfort. My partner ended up with a head cold the next morning.

We can appreciate restaurants with expensive menus, but usually the service, food, atmosphere has some redeeming qualities.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Save your money and time! With all the amazing places in NYC, this place is not worth it!

We went since we?d read all the reviews and about this great Japanese place. It was a Sunday of a long weekend. Only two tables and two booths were taken. Yet, in this incredibly large restaurant, they seated us next to the kitchen door. When we asked to be moved to a better table, the host acted like it was an unusual request and didn?t suggest an alternative. We requested a booth and we were told that they were all reserved. We were there for an early dinner that lasted close to 3 hours, and the booths remained empty our entire stay. In the end, we were seated in a corner that turned out to be another entrance to the kitchen!

The food was less than comparable to other restaurant. We were prepared for small portions. But we also expected superior dishes? While the food tasted okay, the steak flambe and fish ordered were overly cooked and the vegetables were mush. A huge disappointment.

Throughout this time, our waiter visited our table only after repeated requests to the servers. We had to send 3 reminders for our wine. We kept needing to request water. Our waiter never came by to see if we needed anything else? He attended to us when it was time for the bill. As mentioned, the place was dead, and we could see him simply hanging out at the bar.

Finally, the temperature was freezing to the point of extreme discomfort. My partner ended up with a head cold the next morning.

We can appreciate restaurants with expensive menus, but usually the service, food, atmosphere has some redeeming qualities.

Pros: None

Cons: No redeeming qualities, better places in NYC to spend time and money

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Place has style. I wish it could always live up to it though. If compared to a machine: top tuning, not well oiled since. Food was great, japanese flavors well balanced towards american palate. Plating was definitely more creative than setting - gets you feeling that all good things there come from BOH

2
★★★★☆

Place has style. I wish it could always live up to it though. If compared to a machine: top tuning, not well oiled since. Food was great, japanese flavors well balanced towards american palate. Plating was definitely more creative than setting - gets you feeling that all good things there come from BOH

Pros: Quality of food, decor, ambiance

Cons: Messy management

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Went to Megu for restaurant week with some friends-first all Brett our waiter acted liked he didn't want to be there. Everytime he left our table he gave his other co-workers a look and nodded over to my table like we shouldn't be there. Yes Brett I was watching you! And all he kept doing was hanging out near the bar looking at the crowd like he should be there instead of waiting on us. The servers we got had better attitudes then he did. As for the food, hmmm, one of my friends had the "Kobe Beef" which she found a bone in it ! Never had I had Kobe beef with any bones in it, makes you wonder is it "Kobe Beef". My other friend had the Cod Fish- I know fish is fishy but come it was fishy (in a bad way). I had the Lamb Chops which tasted like it was sitting in the kitchen all day and they just threw some sauce on it, cause it was cold.
Just to like you know, we ended going around the corner to Papaya's for some hot dogs and it was better then what we got at Megu's-I thought Restaurant Week was for people to try out "Fancy" restaurant at a decent price some maybe it was worth coming back for a full price meal- I guess Megu was thinking about that. WOULD NOT GO BACK!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to Megu for restaurant week with some friends-first all Brett our waiter acted liked he didn't want to be there. Everytime he left our table he gave his other co-workers a look and nodded over to my table like we shouldn't be there. Yes Brett I was watching you! And all he kept doing was hanging out near the bar looking at the crowd like he should be there instead of waiting on us. The servers we got had better attitudes then he did. As for the food, hmmm, one of my friends had the "Kobe Beef" which she found a bone in it ! Never had I had Kobe beef with any bones in it, makes you wonder is it "Kobe Beef". My other friend had the Cod Fish- I know fish is fishy but come it was fishy (in a bad way). I had the Lamb Chops which tasted like it was sitting in the kitchen all day and they just threw some sauce on it, cause it was cold.
Just to like you know, we ended going around the corner to Papaya's for some hot dogs and it was better then what we got at Megu's-I thought Restaurant Week was for people to try out "Fancy" restaurant at a decent price some maybe it was worth coming back for a full price meal- I guess Megu was thinking about that. WOULD NOT GO BACK!!!!

Pros: decor

Cons: service and food

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Terrible service. Decent food. maybe it was because it was restaurant week. but as I looked around, I thought to myself...probably won't ever be back.

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★★☆☆☆

Terrible service. Decent food. maybe it was because it was restaurant week. but as I looked around, I thought to myself...probably won't ever be back.

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Last week, me and my girlfriends went out for lunch to Megu in Tribeca. This was my first time because I hear this restaurant is pretty expensive and I just didn't have a chance to go there. But I keep hearing about this restaurant how wonderful the service, atomosphere and above all great food. And it was great lunch ever. Actually the price was just $25.00 for 3courses + dessert, I believe that they offer the greatest deal in the city.We all had Kobe Beef Burger and Makunouchi Bento Box (samplers of their signature dishes). We all loved what we had ordered. Their food is so goooooood!! And their service, our server was very friendly and helped us with menus very kindly. The atomoshpere is great for business lunch as well. It's certainly worth checking out.

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★★★★☆

Last week, me and my girlfriends went out for lunch to Megu in Tribeca. This was my first time because I hear this restaurant is pretty expensive and I just didn't have a chance to go there. But I keep hearing about this restaurant how wonderful the service, atomosphere and above all great food. And it was great lunch ever. Actually the price was just $25.00 for 3courses + dessert, I believe that they offer the greatest deal in the city.We all had Kobe Beef Burger and Makunouchi Bento Box (samplers of their signature dishes). We all loved what we had ordered. Their food is so goooooood!! And their service, our server was very friendly and helped us with menus very kindly. The atomoshpere is great for business lunch as well. It's certainly worth checking out.

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Nice decor, small portions, really $$$.
Went here for Restaurant week. It was nice place, very trendy New York. But the food wasnt very good. And I ended up getting a slice of pizza after having a "3 course meal" bc it wasnt enough. Not worth it if it wasnt Restaurant week. Other places around the area that are more worth it.

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★★★☆☆

Nice decor, small portions, really $$$.
Went here for Restaurant week. It was nice place, very trendy New York. But the food wasnt very good. And I ended up getting a slice of pizza after having a "3 course meal" bc it wasnt enough. Not worth it if it wasnt Restaurant week. Other places around the area that are more worth it.

Pros: nice ambiance

Cons: small portions

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My husband made reservations at Megu NYC for my birthday and it was the worst experience imaginable. First, it took him 3 days to make reservations for our table (18 people), as his information was passed from person to persom over the phone and no one would call him back for days. Second, while at the restaurant the orders were screwd up terribly and people were missing their meals. And third, which was the WORST of all, is that the bill was screwed up so badly that it took the staff 1 hour and 10 min to sort it out, and we never made it to our second destination and we paid the limo driver 1 hour and a half over because he was waiting for us for so long by the restaurant!! We were extremely unsatisfied, people were frusterated and while it's somewhat undesrtandable that an order can be occasionally messed up due to a large party, A RESTAURANT OF SUCH "HIGH CLASS" with SUCH HIGH PRICES was so unprofessional and so disorganized that we would never recommend it to anyone. On top of that, when we tried to reach a manager the next day, once again our info was taken but no one ever called us back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband made reservations at Megu NYC for my birthday and it was the worst experience imaginable. First, it took him 3 days to make reservations for our table (18 people), as his information was passed from person to persom over the phone and no one would call him back for days. Second, while at the restaurant the orders were screwd up terribly and people were missing their meals. And third, which was the WORST of all, is that the bill was screwed up so badly that it took the staff 1 hour and 10 min to sort it out, and we never made it to our second destination and we paid the limo driver 1 hour and a half over because he was waiting for us for so long by the restaurant!! We were extremely unsatisfied, people were frusterated and while it's somewhat undesrtandable that an order can be occasionally messed up due to a large party, A RESTAURANT OF SUCH "HIGH CLASS" with SUCH HIGH PRICES was so unprofessional and so disorganized that we would never recommend it to anyone. On top of that, when we tried to reach a manager the next day, once again our info was taken but no one ever called us back.

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I have been to Megu in Tribeca maybe 8 or 10x and my experience last night was well below average... not what I had been used to at this once great japanese place.
Perhaps it's the recession but the restaurant was only 1/2 full for dinner (which it never used to be).. and the staff seemed to be wandering aimlessly about the dining room.. there was only 1 GM.. the Mexican(?) busboys were the ones actually serving and "describing" the food, while the waitstaff was unattentive and unknowledgable.
There was also a fly persistantly visiting our table.
The Omakase was still delicious but they have been serving basically the exact same dishes as when I started coming to Megu 3 -4 years ago. Except this time the dessert was just a smattering of fruit and nothing else!
Overall the food was good but the same as usual so i give that a B-
The atmosphere as usual is fantastic in my opinion but this time the dining room lacked it's usual energy so B+
The service was absolutely dreadful, especially for a restaurant of this caliber.. I give the service a D

too bad tho cuz this place used to be great.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to Megu in Tribeca maybe 8 or 10x and my experience last night was well below average... not what I had been used to at this once great japanese place.
Perhaps it's the recession but the restaurant was only 1/2 full for dinner (which it never used to be).. and the staff seemed to be wandering aimlessly about the dining room.. there was only 1 GM.. the Mexican(?) busboys were the ones actually serving and "describing" the food, while the waitstaff was unattentive and unknowledgable.
There was also a fly persistantly visiting our table.
The Omakase was still delicious but they have been serving basically the exact same dishes as when I started coming to Megu 3 -4 years ago. Except this time the dessert was just a smattering of fruit and nothing else!
Overall the food was good but the same as usual so i give that a B-
The atmosphere as usual is fantastic in my opinion but this time the dining room lacked it's usual energy so B+
The service was absolutely dreadful, especially for a restaurant of this caliber.. I give the service a D

too bad tho cuz this place used to be great.

Pros: Delicious food.. they build a new ice buddha daily!

Cons: Pricey, can get loud in the dining room, the SERVICE has become TERRIBLE

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Last night I dined at MEGU - their Tribeca location which is their Flagship restaurant. I have heard about Megu through friends in the restaurant business, but truly was a die-hard fan of Nobu ? how can anything compare to my favorite Nobu that I go to a dozen times year if not in New York ? in Vegas at the Hard Rock Cafe.

The minute I walked in I was blown away by the beauty of the restaurant; everywhere I turned I was in awe of how meticulous the restaurant was put together ? this is something I never saw at Nobo and to be honest it didn?t make a difference, however, after sitting down and listening intently to our server I had an inkling that Nobo might be in the far distance and my palette just found a new Japanese restaurant.

My fiance and I decided on the $125 Omakase. I have heard of Omakase before, my fiance on the other hand was a bit nervous. After our server adequately explained what Omakase was ? we waited with wet months to sink our teeth into our first dish which was Edamame with a glow, followed by a selection of Sashimi that simply melted into your mouth. Each dish that followed continued to get better and better. Picking a favorite out of these nine courses would be hard to do ? but I can tell you what I can go for right now; Sweet Shrimp in Kanzuri Cream Saunce (O MY) and how can my fiance forget how the Kobe Sirloin Steak with Hennessy Flambee just felt in his mouth.

I left MEGU with a smile and a great experience. I say ado to Nobo and hello to MEGU ? next time I visit MEGU, I would love to see their Midtown location.

BTW who needs Hollywood to rub elbows with celebrities - go to MEGU, opportunities are frequent.

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★★★★★

Last night I dined at MEGU - their Tribeca location which is their Flagship restaurant. I have heard about Megu through friends in the restaurant business, but truly was a die-hard fan of Nobu ? how can anything compare to my favorite Nobu that I go to a dozen times year if not in New York ? in Vegas at the Hard Rock Cafe.

The minute I walked in I was blown away by the beauty of the restaurant; everywhere I turned I was in awe of how meticulous the restaurant was put together ? this is something I never saw at Nobo and to be honest it didn?t make a difference, however, after sitting down and listening intently to our server I had an inkling that Nobo might be in the far distance and my palette just found a new Japanese restaurant.

My fiance and I decided on the $125 Omakase. I have heard of Omakase before, my fiance on the other hand was a bit nervous. After our server adequately explained what Omakase was ? we waited with wet months to sink our teeth into our first dish which was Edamame with a glow, followed by a selection of Sashimi that simply melted into your mouth. Each dish that followed continued to get better and better. Picking a favorite out of these nine courses would be hard to do ? but I can tell you what I can go for right now; Sweet Shrimp in Kanzuri Cream Saunce (O MY) and how can my fiance forget how the Kobe Sirloin Steak with Hennessy Flambee just felt in his mouth.

I left MEGU with a smile and a great experience. I say ado to Nobo and hello to MEGU ? next time I visit MEGU, I would love to see their Midtown location.

BTW who needs Hollywood to rub elbows with celebrities - go to MEGU, opportunities are frequent.

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Today, I just had a great lunch at MEGU. This restaurant has the image of fancy and a bit expensive to afford. But they do have a great deal for lunch. Me and my friend both ordered MEGU Combination Lunch which is only $25 and this includes soup, salad, a choice of entree and dessert.
I chose Makunouchi Box which came with a little bit of everything such as grilled cod, stir fried shrimp, fried croquette, sauteed vegetables, Japanese pickles and sushi roll. It's like a sampler of their signature dishes. And my friend had ordered Kobe Beef Burger. She said she had never tasted more tasty burger than this before. Sure it looked so good! Next time, I will definitely order that burger. And they also had a Sushi platter, Sashimi platter, Cod, Lobster and Steak as a choice of entree. I believe this is one of the best deal lunch you can get in the city. And not a lot of people know about this deal yet I think. We could reserve one of the best tables. This one became definitely one of my top choice for lunch.

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★★★★★

Today, I just had a great lunch at MEGU. This restaurant has the image of fancy and a bit expensive to afford. But they do have a great deal for lunch. Me and my friend both ordered MEGU Combination Lunch which is only $25 and this includes soup, salad, a choice of entree and dessert.
I chose Makunouchi Box which came with a little bit of everything such as grilled cod, stir fried shrimp, fried croquette, sauteed vegetables, Japanese pickles and sushi roll. It's like a sampler of their signature dishes. And my friend had ordered Kobe Beef Burger. She said she had never tasted more tasty burger than this before. Sure it looked so good! Next time, I will definitely order that burger. And they also had a Sushi platter, Sashimi platter, Cod, Lobster and Steak as a choice of entree. I believe this is one of the best deal lunch you can get in the city. And not a lot of people know about this deal yet I think. We could reserve one of the best tables. This one became definitely one of my top choice for lunch.

Pros: Food Quality and Service

Cons: None

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A couple of nights ago, me and my boyfriend went to MEGU with another couple. We always love their food and atmosphere so we go there whenever we have special guests. That night we enjoyed our favorite dishes such as...You must try their Madai Salad,Tuna Ravioli and Satsuma Wagyu Beef Steak!! Especially the Satsuma Beef, the genuine Japanese beef , it literally melts in your mouth. I know they are known for having a great selection of Kobe Beef but this is way better than Kobe. I don't think you can taste this quality anywhere else in Manhattan. And this time they just had renewed their Menu. Wanted to try everything but we were too full to try besides our regular orders. We tried only this Crispy Softshell Crab with Curry Sauce. Oh!It was divine!! The mild curry sauce was well matched with cripsy softshell crab and tempra vegetables.It became our new must have item. And besides their great food, the place is gotta be a hideaway place for celebrities. Guess who we had walked in on that night? It was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!! They were dining in the secluded area with another hollywood couple. And this wasn't our first time to see celebrity dining in this restaurant. I had seen Janet Jackson dining in one of their booths and Will Smith with his family another time. Wow!! You'd better go see who is there...

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★★★★★

A couple of nights ago, me and my boyfriend went to MEGU with another couple. We always love their food and atmosphere so we go there whenever we have special guests. That night we enjoyed our favorite dishes such as...You must try their Madai Salad,Tuna Ravioli and Satsuma Wagyu Beef Steak!! Especially the Satsuma Beef, the genuine Japanese beef , it literally melts in your mouth. I know they are known for having a great selection of Kobe Beef but this is way better than Kobe. I don't think you can taste this quality anywhere else in Manhattan. And this time they just had renewed their Menu. Wanted to try everything but we were too full to try besides our regular orders. We tried only this Crispy Softshell Crab with Curry Sauce. Oh!It was divine!! The mild curry sauce was well matched with cripsy softshell crab and tempra vegetables.It became our new must have item. And besides their great food, the place is gotta be a hideaway place for celebrities. Guess who we had walked in on that night? It was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!! They were dining in the secluded area with another hollywood couple. And this wasn't our first time to see celebrity dining in this restaurant. I had seen Janet Jackson dining in one of their booths and Will Smith with his family another time. Wow!! You'd better go see who is there...

Pros: Great Food

Cons: None

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I went here for a business dinner and had a blast! Our waiter looked exactly like Chris Tucker and he was really funny. The only annoying part of the night was that I dont eat seafood and they would not alter the chef's pre fixe menu at all for us!! I mean, they wouldn't do anything to accommodate us (even though we had already drank a lot of wine and were obviously going to keep going and spend a lot), anyway, after a lot of brainstorming the waiter finally said he could make his own menu for us based on our likes.. which was great. the food was amazing and the ambiance is so cool.

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★★★★☆

I went here for a business dinner and had a blast! Our waiter looked exactly like Chris Tucker and he was really funny. The only annoying part of the night was that I dont eat seafood and they would not alter the chef's pre fixe menu at all for us!! I mean, they wouldn't do anything to accommodate us (even though we had already drank a lot of wine and were obviously going to keep going and spend a lot), anyway, after a lot of brainstorming the waiter finally said he could make his own menu for us based on our likes.. which was great. the food was amazing and the ambiance is so cool.

Pros: great food, cool place

Cons: not willing to alter pre fixe menues at all

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I know MEGU has the reputation of a bit pricy restaurant.
But, try their lunch on weekdays.
It's only $25 and includes salad, soup, main, desert and green tea.
My recommendation for main is definitely "Makunouchi-bento". You can taste a little bit of everything.
Kobe beef, lobster, organic fried chicken, saikyo-yaki (cod)and sushi, etc.... and don't forget about their famous mille-crepe for desert. It's like a soft mille-feuile and not too sweet.
It's not crowed so you can be seated promptly and spend graceful time for lunch.

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★★★★☆

I know MEGU has the reputation of a bit pricy restaurant.
But, try their lunch on weekdays.
It's only $25 and includes salad, soup, main, desert and green tea.
My recommendation for main is definitely "Makunouchi-bento". You can taste a little bit of everything.
Kobe beef, lobster, organic fried chicken, saikyo-yaki (cod)and sushi, etc.... and don't forget about their famous mille-crepe for desert. It's like a soft mille-feuile and not too sweet.
It's not crowed so you can be seated promptly and spend graceful time for lunch.

Pros: great service, cool decoration

Cons: shabby red entrance

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Megu (which means blessing in Japanese) is set on two levels and 13,000-square-feet of shadowy space. The $6 million restaurant, designed by Yasumichi Morita, is dynamic and sexy, so, as you might imagine, it is also very loud, with 120…

 

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