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Megu

62 Thomas St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. West Broadway
212-964-7777

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

33% would go back.

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Your Better off with a $2 NYC HOT DOG!!!!

By FoddieFoodFood on 1/14/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

REALLY EXPENSIVE FOR VERY LITTLE FOOD!!! AVERAGE $300 per person and an additional charge of $2 for a papaya dog down the block!!! REALLY THIS PLACE SUCKS WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE !!!!!!! If you are indeed a foodie DO NOT GO TO MEGU !!!!!

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41 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

Your Better off with a $2 NYC HOT DOG!!!!

By FoddieFoodFood on 1/14/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

REALLY EXPENSIVE FOR VERY LITTLE FOOD!!! AVERAGE $300 per person and an additional charge of $2 for a papaya dog down the block!!! REALLY THIS PLACE SUCKS WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE !!!!!!! If you are indeed a foodie DO NOT GO TO MEGU !!!!!

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35 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

disappointing

By scota on 7/5/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We are a French couple and we booked a table for two from France, weeks before our arrival. We came to NY on Holiday and to get married there. So we called the MEGU and told them that we wanted to come after our wedding ceremony. When we arrived there in the evening, we were wearing our wedding clothes. Nobody took our jackets, nothing special for us and we have not been offered a glass of champagne or even a coffee ! The food was good but very expensive. The only friendly word we had from the attendant was “congratulations” at the moment we paid the bill and said there was no change ! Really pathetic ! The restaurant is not big as it looks like on the pictures.

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38 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Typical Asian fusion

By gjl137 on 2/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Megu offers no differentiator from all the other Asian fusions in Manhattan. As to be expected, the food is overpriced and the portions are small. While the presentation of the food is always impressive and the decor is always very vibrant, I see no reason to return to this restaurant. I feel like I was paying for the restaurant decor more than anything else. Megu was not memorable to me and I would not return to this restaurant.

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69 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

Overcharged me-- be careful

By foodielover on 1/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to Megu with some friends, and they tried to rip us off. First, my friends had to complain about the wine tasting-- they added water to the wine! I was stunned. They had to send it back, and they were given new glasses of wine. Then on the check, they charged us for an extra dessert that we didn't order and for 2 bottles of still "Megu" water at $9/bottle!!! They served us "Megu" water even though we asked for tap! They did remove those extra charges, but we felt like they tried to rip us off. Watered-down wine, and 3 extra charges. Check your bill VERY carefully. The food was tasty, but definitely not worth the price for miniscule portions. Not worth it at all!!!!

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78 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

waste of money.

By tampagal on 9/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

there have got to be better places than this in NYC. Please. Food was bland and poor quality. Megu has a nice atmosphere and service was very well-meaning and friendly but that's not enough.

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83 out of 159 people found this review helpful.

Japanese Showmanship at it's Best!

By NYCEkydd on 4/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

All of the bad reviews of MEGU... Are we talking about the same restaurant? I was in tears after the last time I dined at MEGU in Midtown. The atmosphere was awe-inspiring, the service was very detail-oriented and friendly. The food was exquisite! Especially the Scallop Tartare with Uni and Caviar. And the steaks on the stone with the hennessy! Even the President of the restaurant visited our lil romantic table! Truly a sublime dining experiece!

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84 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

Megu meaning blessing was not in any way our experience

By Loliana on 1/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

We dinned there last night for restaurant week. The place is very expensive and the value of food is nothing special... really we were up for a superb experience and it was nothing close. Three of us had the restaurant week menu and one decided to order a la carte. A sushi piece, complementaries from the chef were brought, to three of us and the forth person was left with a plate empty for 20 minutes before they brought our food. Tasteless gesture, I think. Yes, it is a trendy place with a beautiful decor but the dinning experience is poor. AND the music is too loud. Not for date nor business you cannot have a conversation.

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151 out of 231 people found this review helpful.

Meg-EWW

By kiraalexis on 7/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Where to start? The ice buddha is what everyone raves about. What ever floats your boat, or buddha, but ice sculptures don't do it for me. I came with a group of 6 and was flabergasted by the lack of service and sub par boring sushi.The servers were nice, but their service was very infrequent and extremely slow. The only highlight during my visit was the red miso soup. Kudos to the guy that was thrilled about mixing my salad, but having just eaten lunch at Chop't, I was not impressed by table side dressing pouring. So, pay the $7 for the soup and get your sushi elsewhere. The only slightly redeeming quality of this place was the freshly grated japanese horseradish..again, with a plethora of asian markets here, I can get a grater and have a whirl and save $150/pp.Megu was never on my "bucket-list" of restaurants, but I can say, I will live happily knowing I never will waste nor let my friends waste their money there again.

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74 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

Go To Look at Buddha Ice Statues, Not to Eat Good Food

By chiway on 6/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

It seldom gets more extravagant than Megu when it comes to decor.But the way I like to eat out, 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 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 was fried asparagus. Nothing against fried vegetables, but when you're paying 125dollars for 6courses, whatthe [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 in Asia and the U.S., this was by far the worst. 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 went there.

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71 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

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