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Megu Is Back From the Dead And Ready to Party

A new clubstaurant rises in the Dream Downtown hotel

At one point in time, New York City had two locations of splashy Japanese restaurant Megu. Both outposts shuttered abruptly two years ago, but now the brand is back, quite literally — the wagyu beef they serve is branded with the restaurant's name and rising sun logo. The clubrestaurantrepreneur behind the reincarnation is Jon Bakhshi who purchased the global rights to the Megu name last year and currently operates locations in New Delhi, Moscow, Doha, and Gstaad, as well as Beautique, which the Post once described as a "playpen for millionaires."

The chef is Top Chef alum Francis Tariga-Weshnak, who previously worked at Catch. The menu features modern Japanese fare and sushi, with appetizers like a king crab pineapple roll, and tuna tartare served in miniature ice cream cones. But the star of the show is surely the authentic Japanese wagyu beef. Or maybe its the room itself, which has a multi colored lighting system.

Megu is located in the old Cherry/Romera space in the basement of the Dream Downtown hotel. Take a look around the space and If you stop by do let us know what you think.

Megu Photo by Nick Solares

Miyazaki A5 wagyu steak, nori salmon belly taco; wagyu carpaccio.


355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

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