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Megu

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

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

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33% would go back.

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Megu Shmegu

By bellagirl160 on 6/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was semi-pleased with my dining experience at Megu. The service and decor are what you would expect at a place like this..fabulous. But I wasn't reminiscing about the food days after. The ingredients were very fresh, the presentation was lovely, and the portions were actually not that small..but that could also be because I'm on a diet.. so I might not be the best judge of portion sizes. The speciality cocktails were weak..I would opt for wine for sake.

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A connoisseur approves!

By Shunya on 3/24/2008

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

The average rating of 4.9 out of 10 for Megu? This exemplifies the reason why the average American’s palate remains a laughingstock among Asians and Europeans. Megu is a very fine Japanese restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine, which accommodates western culinary sensibilities without losing its spiritual authenticityin the art and craft of Japanese food making and preparation. I chose this restaurant to take my (European) wife for her birthday and she was ecstatic in every way. I am from Japan and have eaten at many of the finest restaurants in Japan. In terms of pure taste, if the best in Japan is 10, Megu is 7.5 while Nobu is 8 (because sushi is better there) but in America these two are as good as a Japanese restaurant can get. The Interior space of Megu in Tribeca is singularly beautiful, an original creation of one of the most talented interior designers from Japan. The service is also excellent, though we may have been especially lucky to have had the General Manager Mr. Yokoyama ‘s meticulous attentions to details. This connoisseur from Japan approves Megu and recommends it to everyone who can appreciate fine Japanese food.

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68 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

BS baby

By soonberich11 on 1/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

My dad got a promotion so we went to Megu to celebrate, we heard it was where 1 scene of Kill Bill was filmed. So we thought the food would be good too. BUT... it was awful, the dishes were so $$$$$$$$$$$$$ and the portion was so tiny, my family 3 ordered the appitizer main and dessert, when the bill came my belly was still growling... total $500 so over all :(

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156 out of 294 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your $

By floppylo on 6/4/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Service was good, but there are SO MANY servers walking around the restaurant; it's a bit crazy. For the amount of $ they charge, tables are way too close to each other unless you get the round tables. Food was mediocre. The space is way smaller than we thought. The pictures on their site may make you think that the place is huge. And the AC wasn't function well on the night we went; we were sweating through our meals. One good thing about the place is that they have great cocktail. Save your money, go to Buddakan (best food, wonderful atmosphere - you won't regret it).

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321 out of 640 people found this review helpful.

Toooooo expensive

By goldalipuff on 5/22/2007

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We had like 3 bites of meal and end up paying close to $300. Stupid presentation of Edamame. Ugly interior. Embarassement of Japanese food and culture. I was so upset. I hope nobody misunderstand Japan by going to Megu.

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244 out of 517 people found this review helpful.

horrible

By derekzoolander on 1/23/2007

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

go to Morimoto!!!!!!!!!!!

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is it worth it?

By apken on 10/3/2006

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

We were invited to go w/ $500gift certificate. We had no doubt we would spend more. Entrance was more cramped than a subway entrance. bar and restrooms nicely appointed but since it was already 9pm on a sunday we asked to take our seats indining room. Introduced the winelist, ~15 bottles were 86'd it was a busy Saturday. Waiter had to tell us what was good to order including of course a $180 entree as if the the rest was not. Ordered hirame salad and a tuna avocado dish- guacamole?!?!? Table side service was lame as no misen place! Had the foie gras brochettes and kobe beef cubes cut into 5pcs for the 4 of us!?!? Sorry no uni- was very busy Sat nite! $180 kobe steak was just ok! Sushi was better but not transcendent. beverage service was fine. Dessert- no molten chocolate cake because- you know busy Saturday night! Waiter stated he would never drop the check w/o the guest's request but did so anyway! Someone else had told him to- BS!!! Still hungry w/ $700 check! Is it worth it?

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376 out of 762 people found this review helpful.

Just okay

By savvylady on 12/7/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I like the decor the most, the food was nothing to write home about. Service was very friendly.

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Disappointing

By MGHealy on 12/6/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I recently (12/2/2005) went to Megu for dinner. The bill was over $350 for three people. The chu oh toro did not look nor taste like toro, and I wonder if they did in fact serve us their chu oh-toro. In other words, the $64 spent for 6 pieces of chu oh-toro sashimi, or whatever it was, wasn't worthwhile. We were treated poorly, and had to wait a long time to receive all of our courses. I highly do not recommend this restaurant. There are many other great restaurants in the city if you're looking to spend around $100+/pp.

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317 out of 694 people found this review helpful.

Its Not About Value...

By ywwan on 11/5/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love this restaurant but the moment you start to think about value, its tough to justify. The scene is very exotic and well... if I went with my dad, he'd get a huge kick out of everyone getting the wrong idea! The menu is huge and can be overwhelming - I have been fortunate to go with a true connoisseur of Japanese food but subsequently discovered that you really can't go wrong with anything and the staff is well qualified to help. My favorites include the Kyoto style white miso soup, the wild bay scallops (I like the mystery twin better), the cod and of course, the fish... it is so fresh it literally melts in your mouth! I most enjoy going in groups as you have the ability to order many dishes and try bit of everything and eat all night. The sake selection is almost as impressive - I've enjoyed some very fine varieties there. The prices forces this place to be for special occasions only but the bar is fun and they make wonderful saketinis as well.

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