What to Eat if You’re Visiting NYC for 48 Hours

One of the most asked questions we get at EatingNYC is something along the lines of, “I’m coming to New York for the first time in a few weeks, where should I go?” So, here’s our attempt to answer that question the best we can, assuming you only have about 48 hours here. As always, feel free to get in contact if you have any questions, comments or concerns about how to get this all done – we know it’s a lot. Enjoy!

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Shalom Japan Review

Rating: 8.8

There’s been so much hype around this place for the past few months so I was glad when I got to check it off my hit list. In honor of Passover and Thursday, I thought it was only appropriate to try the 8-course Passover tasting menu for $75. I was a bit let down to learn that the Passover menu wasn’t actually K for P (why call it a Passover menu?)* but I went with it anyway.

Overall, this place gets a buttload of points because it’s the only place of its kind. The food is very good and I respect what they’re trying to do. However, I do think some of the dishes here could be a bit more creative-I didn’t feel the Japanese Jew vibe in every dish. With the Jew Egg, for instance, I didn’t really find any Japanese integration here. The carrots tasted pickled, but it would’ve been a lot cooler to open that falafel and find a quail egg inside. Oh well.

*Jew Warning: Shalom Japan does not have a kosher kitchen. The food here isn’t kosher and the K for P menu isn’t kosher either. You can request to have your Matzoh Ramen without the ramen, but I guess that defeats the purpose. Basically, if you’re observing Passover or keep kosher, this place isn’t for you.

Jew Egg