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megu review

nero | Jul 16, 2004 09:55 AM

Went to Megu last night.

We were treated courteously from the moment we arrived and seated promptly for a 9PM reservation.

Got downstairs where it was bustling but there were still quite a few empty tables. We scored a nice table (don't sit near the entryway...way too chaotic)

The menu here is's over 10 pages, terribly designed and pretty much impossible to navigate. So you kind of tell your waiter some food groups and let he or she guide you through. We got a good waiter, David and we did pretty well.

But bigger thanks go to Chico on Chowhound who recommended the teriyaki foie gras skewers which were great and more importantly the seared salmon belly sushi which was one of two best things we had. The other was the Panko Fried oysters...4 perfectly fried oysters (acutally each one is composed of a Kamamoto and another oyster so it's really 8 oysters) put back in their shells for presentation purposes and served with a great sauce. These beat the deliciously greasy fried oysters at the Harrison and blow away Jack's Oyster Bar. Highly recommend!

We also had the spicy shrimp which was very good but got boring so we had to order a rice dish to separate some flavors. And the thin sliced Kobe Beef which is cooked on a hot rock at the table...It's fun and novel, but not memorable.

We ended with Sushi, the seared salmon belly being the favorite.

And finally, a delicious Yuzu Chocolate dessert. We loved it...but better shared, it's pretty rich

In addition to the ridiculous menu, the prices are all over the place. And I saw no relationship between price and payoff...meaning some of the expensive dishes were flat and the "cheaper" dishes were excellent. So get what you want and surf through for different price points...You don't have to break the bank, but it isn't cheap. Our bill was $250 including tip for two people (7 dishes and 3 drinks) which isn't that bad for a destination, hot Japanese restaurant.

Our service was excellent.
The place get's pretty deafening. They have these cool pod-booths in the center of the room which seem like they would be great if you were a party of three or four (we were two).

All in all a fun, lively, tasty experience. I wouldn't rush to go back...prefer Jewel Bako and Yasuda, but I will miss those oysters.

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