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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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Would you like smoke and mirrors with your sushi?

By 2nyfoodies on 7/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

If it's decor and food presentation you're after, then this is the place for you. However, if you're an actual foodie, then stick with Nobu. The menu is unbelievably complicated and we got an even more complicated explanation from the waiter. The best items on the menu are the toro sushi and the salad with peanuts. The tasting menu was a total disappointment and highly overpriced. So, go there for a more simple meal and enjoy the surroundings.

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328 out of 738 people found this review helpful.

One of the best places in NYC

By matthes on 4/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I honestly feel embarressed by the reviews I have read. This restaurant is one of New York finest. The food is OUTSTANDING -yet very, very pricy. Having experienced Ducasse and other top chefts in NY, the experience I had is absolutely excellent. You will NEVER forget the quality of food, the presentation and ambiance. DEFINETELY worth every dime ! Forget NOBU, this is a true experience if you want to impress, celebrate or simply enjoy. The Kobi Chateau Briant (US$180) is a shocker, but once you tasted it....you will never forget, trust me!

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295 out of 680 people found this review helpful.

Rip-Off

By luba on 4/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I have never felt so taken at a restaurant as I was the other night at Megu. Conveniently the tasting menu which is somewhat affordable, is not offered on weekends. You are forced to look through a menu that is so complex that it should be illegal. The food is so average in somecases below average. The waiter had the nerve to bring items that we did not order becuase he thought we would like it. The bill should be presented with heart medication. For $425 a couple we left partially hungry. I have never felt so foolish to believe the hype.

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256 out of 530 people found this review helpful.

Disgusted and Insulted

By alena on 4/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

A regular restaurant goer I was digusted with Megu. The food was terrible and grossly overpriced. Portions are tiny. Any local japanese restaurant is beter than this. I give this place 6 months at the most.

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242 out of 507 people found this review helpful.

Mega Pleasure at Megu

By martin_chamois on 3/26/2005

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

This TriBeCa mega place has all the warning signs of problems. But from the polite reception, the elegant stairs to the ice Buddha tranquil dinning room, and the gracious service it quickly transform the diner to a Zen like mellow state. The menu is very different, but with the guidance of the staff a meal of quality ingredients at any price range can be developed. Yes there is a $60 Kobe beef dish, but there are also $10-15 enjoyable dishes. Relax, meditate and enjoy a wonderful experience.

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315 out of 528 people found this review helpful.

Not Worth it....

By cng on 2/16/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The menu was 6-11x17 pages, it took us a good 30 mins to decide on what to eat. When the food finally came it was nothing special, that I couldn't find at my neighborhood Japanese Rest.

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194 out of 394 people found this review helpful.

Money and power can't buy happiness, but it perhaps works wonders for high reviews

By Pekoe on 1/27/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Nothing worth mentioning - just wished to add: it's amazing how the majority of the media culinary reviews have absolutely nothing to say about the horrendous food/value and service experiences that the rest of the "real people" who pay with their own hard-earned money seem to share.

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175 out of 347 people found this review helpful.

scandal and sham

By monkeydance on 1/10/2005

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

new years eve was sold as a prix fixe dinner reservation for 9:00pm. when i arrived i was forced to wait in line until 11:30. my party paid close to $3000 and never saw any food. the food that was there (sold as sit down dinner but presented as buffet) was brought in from a caterer having nothing to do with megu. this is a complete scandal

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243 out of 421 people found this review helpful.

Great sushi

By Krysi on 11/29/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great service and excellent sushi.

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207 out of 407 people found this review helpful.

Fegu Megu

By ckolenski on 11/22/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've had dinner at Megu's once. The food was very good but VERY EXPENSIVE. The decor is one of the best in the city. Been there several times for drinks. The bar is very cool. Good music a lot of pretty people. Would recommend to go only for drinks

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