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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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Run AWAY ....

By Spicy on 6/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The service - I dare you to find your waiter. we sat for 3 hours and cancelled half the food ordered. The food - plan on eating afterwards, portions - tho called family style - are absurdly and insultingly small. The people at the table next to us wanted call and order a pizza delivered to the restaurant. The pricing - off the charts ridiculous assuming you can figure out the menu. The decor - interesting, but when you're still hungry 2 hours after sitting at an umcomfortably cramped table... who cares? Your magazine's review forgot one thing - we all left angry and hungry.

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202 out of 438 people found this review helpful.

Not Recommended

By green212 on 6/2/2004

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

Highly anticipated Megu did not get any applause from our table. The food was average, service was okay, $600 bill for 4 people did not match the taste. Never going back!

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190 out of 361 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful experience

By Titus on 6/1/2004

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

I don't understand the horrible reviews here. Have we visited the same restaurant? MEGU is truly fantastic. The food is not cheap but so amazing it's worth every cent (ok, every hundred of dollars... but we paid much more at Matsuri for a less memorable experience). Ask the sake sommelier to select a different sake (by the glass) with every course... you won't regret it. And the decor... so much better than NOBU!

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176 out of 392 people found this review helpful.

Run, don't walk . . .

By conniespice on 5/28/2004

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

away from Megu. Yes, it's dramatic visually but once you get beyond that there's little left. Six of us were crammed at a table that 4 would have maybe been comfortable at. Our waiter took forever to appear and once he did only took one of our orders for cocktails before running off again -- said cocktail didn't appear for at least 15 minutes. Ordering from a menu should not be a stressfull experience but it is at Megu -- and our waiter was very little help. We all love family style serving but portions are extremely tiny and the paceing leaves a lot to be desired. Sometimes we would get food every 5 minutes (the portions are so tiny it only takes about 3 seconds to eat) then 20 minutes would pass before something else would come out. We ended up -- after 4 hours of sitting there -- opting not to finish what we had ordered and leave. As did the table next to us! We all then went out for pizza -- pretty sad after spending over $400 on a dinner. Don't waste your time and money.

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194 out of 341 people found this review helpful.

Nobu gone nuclear

By bshapiro on 5/25/2004

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

If you don't mind, overpriced, undersized plates,and Nobu seems cheap to you then this is you place. Otherwise I hope the investors cash out before the next bear market, cause this place ain't gonna last!

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we also took the advice from the wait staff

By gc115 on 5/21/2004

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

How does one find the food fantasitic when one's almost killed by the recommendation of the wait staff. Allergic to shell fish, yet squid was recommeded. Not only that, 6 more dishes per person was recomended and we were closed to ordering everything from the menu. Food was OK. Tartar was fishy, kobe beef, tough; foie gras was about the only thing exceptional. We ended up paying for food we had no space to put. Guess what, the owner said, "This is about the right amount." He meant the money one should be paying. I say take it elsewhere. Anywhere.

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177 out of 361 people found this review helpful.

Welcome theatrics...

By Exuparem on 5/12/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

are precisely what you will get when you dine at Megu. In true Japanese fashion, the entrance is as non descript as possible, but what lies within is a delight. From the announcement of your arrival by all the staff to the Buddha ice sculpture slowly melting away during the course of your meal, dinner at Megu is anything but boring. The food is fortunately equally exciting once you get to it after wading through a rather daunting menu. One 'must try' is the red snapper appetizer (unfortunately named "Celebration of Asia" or something equally Disneyland-ish). Although the Kobe beef grilled on a hot stone is a spectacular treat, you can easily skip the unremarkable makis. Just don't forget to finish your meal with the delicious green tea crepe, and take a bow before you leave!

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245 out of 457 people found this review helpful.

Worst Ever!

By smcinerney on 5/1/2004

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

Really, the worst dining experience ever in new york city from someone who has been to all the top spots. The food was less than average, was incredibly small, came within half hour incriments of the other diners at my table, and cost a fortune. Let alone mention the pretentions "management" staff and clueless and rude wait staff. Really, burning your money in central park over hot dogs sounds like more fun to me!!!

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