62 Thomas St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.716871 -74.007420
Mon. - Wed., Sun. 5:30am - 11pm;Thu. - Sat. 5:30pm - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Great if you *need* ice sculpture- bad if you like food. – 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.
Excellent! – The food here is delicious in general.
The interior of the restaurant is nice.
Impeccable Service – 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.
A great grown up spot to impress friends – 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!
Very Good Food and Very Bad Service – 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 $$$,
Outstanding japanese kitchen – 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!
Very good, not great... – 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.
Amazing!! – 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.
Was it worth the price? – 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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