62 Thomas St.,
New York,
United States,

Walking into Megu in Tribeca, you might be forgiven for thinking you’d mistakenly entered a museum, gallery, cultural center, or all of the above. With white porcelain columns made of 5000 rice bowls and sake vases, stacked bolts of over 450 rolls of ancient kimono fabric, and an ice-carved Buddha sitting underneath a suspended 800-pound temple bell, Megu is a feast for the eyes. The menu is equally luscious, featuring modern Japanese cuisine with specialty ingredients and cooking methods. Top choices include Kobe beef (grilled on a river stone), spicy baked unagi with avocado, and tuna tartare with Osetra caviar.