Shalom Japan

Japanese, Jewish
$ $ $
310 S 4th St (at Rodney St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-4012
Monday
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday
5:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday
5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday
11:00am - 3:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 3:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Menu

Tips

  • Shalom Japan...sounds almost like the punch line to a jokebut the married couple Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochiare far from kidding around. At its best, their food is fusion in the truest sense.
  • Creative and surprisingly restrained Jewish-Japanese fusion fare from a chef couple in a sleepy corner of South Williamsburg. Don't miss the challah baked with sake kasu.
  • Be sure to use the bathroom while you're here...it'll change your life, the back and the front of it. And, the Cornbread Pudding is divine.
  • Go to the bathroom!
  • Challah, tuna tataki w/ black tahini, Jew Egg, Duck, Udon. Share all.
  • Go here for a splurge-style din. Rotating menu, but if they have them, challah, okonomiyaki, duck, and lox bowl are all worth ordering to share.
  • The lox bowl is everything!!
  • With no idea what to expect from a Jewish- Japanese fusion restaurant I was pleasantly surprised & blown away by how creative and delicious everything was - chefs tasting menu is the only way to go!
  • This place is Feld approved.
  • Tasting Table: "Jewish deli meets Japanese small plates at this Williamsburg spot...To eat, there's sake challah and pastrami-filled chicken, and to drink, Eastern European wines and sake"
  • Matzoh ball ramen is the best for brunch!
  • This was definitely one of the worst places I've been to in Brooklyn. SALTIEST food, this whole Jew/Japanese thing absolutely doesn't work at all. It was borderline awful food. JUST SALT.
  • Two words: strange combinations. Some dishes are okay but some take the Jewish-Japanese fusion a little too literally.
  • Definitely get the matzo ball ramen and the shana tova duck. And the desserts. And a hitachino (on draft)! And everything else.
  • The challah and okonomiyaki were standout, as was the extensive drink menu.
  • If you haven't been to Shalom Japan yet, move this to the top of your to-do list.
  • Read immaculate infatuation review
  • Highly recommend New Years Duck, Scallops, Grilled Chrysanthemum Greens & Kale. You're fine skipping the Lox Bowl. By far the best feature of this place is the Hitachino Nest White Ale on tap
  • The Bay Scallop Sashimi was even better than I expected - super crisp flavors
  • One of the best meals I've had this year. Go all in and order the tasting menu!

Nearby places

388 Union Ave (btwn Ainslie & Powers St)
382 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Havemeyer & Marcy)
345 Grand St (btwn Marcy Ave & Havemeyer St)