Fodor's Expert Review Shalom Japan

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

Quick Facts

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

718-388–4012

www.shalomjapannyc.com

Known For:
  • Jewish-Japanese fusion cuisine
  • Talented chefs
  • Casual vibe
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch weekdays

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