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Shalom Japan

  • 310 S. 4th St. Map It
  • Brooklyn
  • Japanese
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/05/2017

Fodor's Review

Williamsburg's melting-pot aspirations past and present express themselves with intelligence and flair at this Japanese-Jewish fusion restaurant. Chefs Sawako Okochi and Aaron Israel, both veterans of top New York City restaurants, wanted to explore their respective roots, but in merging these two divergent cuisines, they advanced something utterly unique. The menu revolves around plates meant for sharing, among them sake kasu challah, traditional Jewish bread infused with sake lees and served with a sweet, slightly tangy raisin butter; matzo-ball ramen with foie gras dumplings; and the popular lox bowl, a sort of deconstructed salmon avocado roll. The permutations here are so numerous and satisfyingly intricate that it takes multiple visits to fully grasp what's transpiring.

Restaurant Information


310 S. 4th St., at Rodney St., Brooklyn, New York, 11211, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch weekdays

Published 04/05/2017


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