Restauranteur Koji Imai makes a grand entrance to the New York food scene with his colossal new restaurant Megu in TriBeCa. Offering modern Japanese cuisine, Imai is dedicated to authenticity and promises to use only the choicest ingredients from around the world. The sushi, for example, is flown in from Japan, and his Kurobuta Pork Cutlets are the pork equivalent of Kobe beef. Other highlights from the menu include Salmon Toro Tartare with Salmon Roe Essence and Wasabi-Soy Mousse, and Kaburi: Toro of Kobe Beef Table-Grilled on River Stones.
There is no doubt that Megu intends to raise the bar for Japanese dining here in New York City. But how will it fare amidst the string of recent openings of high-profile Japanese-inspired restaurants including Ringo, Geisha, Matsuri and Sumile, not to mention the much-hyped Masa? One thing is for sure; Imai has built an empire in Japan by knowing who his customers are and giving them exactly what they want.
Megu is open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. daily.
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