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Megu - Midtown

845 UN Plaza, Trump World Tower, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,316 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: First Avenue at 47th Street
Transit: Near the 6, V, E trains 53rd / Lexington Avenue Stop. M15 bus stop near 50th.
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  • Japanese first
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Mexico City, Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Megu is trying to stay cool, but maybe the location is not helping, and the competence. Located in the 1st avenue near the United Nations Headquarters, it is located in the Trump Tower. The entrance is nice, with long stairs. The problem is that with so many options regarding Japanese cuisine, Megu stays behind. We ate on a friday night,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Amazing place with refined atmosphere for one of those really special meals. The crusted asparagus was a delightful surprise, the uni -- divine, the presentation all spectacular and the Kobe grilled beef...out of this world. Wonderful selection of good sake and great help in selecting. Alas...but understandable given location and refinement....prices to match.

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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very nice. one of the best japanese restaurants that I went. Environment is very comfortable. Went there during the restaurant week with my friends and we all like it.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was our second visit to Megu during retaurant week and both times were equally outstanding. My 7 year old , who thinks Burger King serves the best beef, was blown away by the Kobe beef entree. His only complaint was that his portion was too small. He made up for it with the chocolate cake. Unfortunately, he is cultivating... More

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Toronto
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Not sure why this place gets a lot of fuss. It's fine, but we wouldn't go back. It's waaaaay out of the way and although the service was excellent, the food was just okay. The sushi, after such a detailed explanation of quality, was really flavourless and no big deal. Having to cook your own meat on a hot stone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I heard about Megu a few years ago from a group of friends and they highly recommended to me. Just last year, the restaurant earned the coveted International Six-Stars Diamond Awards, and IMO they deserve it. The food is exquisite, the details, the interiors, the ambiance. I lived in Japan for three years and I can say, that Megu is... More

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Allentown
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I don't understand all the bad reviews. We had a superb meal here last weekend. We ordered a prix fixe 7-course dinner. The fish was the freshest and artfully presented. The service was attentive but unobtrusive. I'd say 7 courses were too much for me even though the portions were small. I'd come back just for sushi. The only weak... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is what it is...I primarily go to a restaurant for the food. And I loved it! I had these foie gras and meat balls, absolutely wonderful. Sushi was fresh and tasty. As desert I had the green tea crepe cake that was fabulous. Other than the food, the decor was terribly old fashion (back in time!) and the service... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Megu is a bad wannabe copy of Nobu and it's not funny! The prices are really high, the sushi ok but boring and i dont think the staff want o work there! When we were there we saw the manager argue with one of the waitresses because she had given a rebate to some customers who have had to send... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great NY dinner experience starting with the entrance. The restaurant is more than cool. Atmosphere simmilar to Buddha Bar but more refined. Food exquisit and service very attentive. Excellent wines.

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