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Shalom Japan

4.7
4.7
562 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creative Japanese
Shalom Japan is a unique restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Found in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood, it is conveniently located near the bridge as well as many different subway lines. The brick walls, simple decor, natural light and chalkboard menus on the walls give Shalom Japan restaurant a casual, comfortable and welcoming vibe.

Co-owners and chefs Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi created a menu that combines both Jewish and Japanese cultures as well as fresh ingredients sourced from local markets. Plates, such as matzoh ball ramen with foie gras dumpling and sake kasu challah with raisin butter, are meant to be shared with the table for dinner. Visit for brunch and enjoy the lox bowl or pastrami-don.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 388-4012

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi

  • Catering

    Please email info@ShalomJapanNYC.com for catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Found in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood, Shalom Japan is conveniently located near the bridge as well as many different subway lines. The brick walls, simple decor, natural light and chalkboard menus on the walls give Shalom Japan restaurant a casual, comfortable and welcoming vibe.

  • Private party contact

    Gregory Fellows: (888) 609-7377

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Rodney St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Marcy JMZ, Broadway or Metropolitan G, Lorimer L

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 562 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Fit for Foodies

  • Brooklyn

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. SB

    SwissBanker69

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the coolest fusion menus I've ever seen. The cocktails were outstanding (Jacob's Milk is a winner), and the wagyu pastrami? Ridiculous.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to come for awhile. Well worth the wait. Incredible food and service. Can’t remember the last time I had such a delicious meal. Look forward to coming again.
  3. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food with fair prices! Sweet staff. Will come again
  4. TG

    TrippG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant consistently has excellent service and wonderful food and beverages.
  5. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Shalom Japan was spectacular! Everything we ate was phenomenally good and the service was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the Matzoh Ramen, the Lox Bowl, and the Okonamiaki (not sure if I’m spelling that correctly, but it was delicious!) We shared everything, so the staff staggered the dishes to make sure that we all got a chance to eat each thing together and in order, which I thought was really awesome—like a mini tasting menu! Drinks were also good, and the total tab came out under $150 for our party of 3, which I thought was an excellent deal. Highly recommended, and can’t wait to go back!!!
  6. x

    xoxokz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The friendliest staff, the most fun menu. Still thinking about the egg and the okonomiyaki. Matcha lovers: Save room for the matcha parfait for dessert!
  7. T

    Trent

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Very good food, service was great, food takes a while to come out so if you dine alone, bring a book.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Special shoutout to Aaron our server, who was so friendly, helpful, and fun to be around. Will be back again!
  9. L

    Lamby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great experience. Lots of flies on the lights however.
  10. WW

    WesleyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing concept done really with super friendly servers
  11. K

    Krewezblergh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, wait staff was super friendly!
  12. DK

    DKNYC

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A reliably great restaurant. I've been coming here for years and the quality is undiminished. Service is fine, ambience is OK, but what you come for is the food wonderfully inventive food. Combinations that one wouldn't expect turn out to be delicious meldings of intense, familiar flavors. You could bring your mom, your boss, or your date and walk away a winner.
  13. SS

    ShareefSenior

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's was great! It's better to make a reservation than showing up for dinner. The food was as good as people are raving about. The "Duck Wings" might be the best duck I ever had. The "Sweet and Sawa" is a classic whiskey sour done right. A great end to my Father's Day. I will make another trip to Shalom Japan before the end of the summer.
  14. FN

    FilipN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor- go here ! From step one- the warm and cozy atmosphere, to amazing and so well balanced drinks And the cream de la cream- the food! If you ever wanted to experience umami nirvana - go for it. Please splurge on the fois gras dumpling- it tastes like heaven. This is a masterpiece!
  15. E

    Ethan

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Particularly recommend the sake kasu challah, lox bowl, sesame temomi mazemen, and bread pudding. All the drinks delicious, excellent service, good outdoor seating if that matters to you.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch for two. Outdoor seating was nice and the food was great.
  17. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time and a delicious meal at Shalom Japan...super inventive plates, friendly wait staff, awesome atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
  18. BT

    BethT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Quality of food is excellent, menu unique and delicious. Service was PERFECT - welcoming, attentive, and friendly.
  19. B

    Banker

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrate graduation
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly special food. Cannot believe we walked right in. Will def be a staple going forward.
  21. K

    Kara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clifton was my server and they were great! I love when I go to a place that has great energy and I can tell the employees are valued and vice versa. Lit. 💕✨🤞🏽
  22. JA

    JoeA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best, most unique food for a great value. Great service and staff!
  23. KW

    KatieW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely room and fantastic, creative food. Fun cocktails, too.
  24. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd visit. Went for brunch. What a warm welcome we got! The Jacob's Milk cocktail was outstanding. Goes down easy with lovely, light flavors. It was lunchtime, or I would have had two. Food-wise, the Matzo Ramen and Pastrami Sando were as excellent as I remembered. The Challah and Rustic Fries were both very tasty and small enough to savor but leave you wanting more. For dessert, the Panna Cotta, Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding, and Cheesecake ended the meal. All delicious! I love this place. Will be back.
  25. PF

    PhoebeF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate and drank was delicious and our server was friendly and courteous.
  26. E

    Eveline

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Very excited to come back after quite some time, but I was extremely disappointed this time. Service was below every expectation. Waiters did not communicate and showed off an unbothered attitude. One server was even wearing sweatpants, which is really unprofessional. We were not asked if everything was okay, the card was just taken away without a thank you. Just as the quality of the service, the quality of the food also decreased tremendously. “Ramen” that was just a plain chicken stock without any dept of flavor. Price and quality are NOT aligning. Overall very disappointed experience and we will not return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in recent memory!
  28. W

    Warren

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shalom Japan was fantastic. Totally exceeded expectations. The food was so inventive and delicious. Highly recommend.
  29. C

    Carly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a delicious and unique spot with very kind and welcoming staff :) Had a great experience here! Thank you so much!!
  30. PM

    PortlandMEenthusiast

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place with fun menu, drinks were excellent. Indoor is pretty snug but outdoor was nice, nice brick corner restaurant looks good too. Bathroom has a bidet seat a la Japan, nice touch.
  31. FB

    FrancescoB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very interesting new fusion restaurant. Every dish we tried was very tasty. Service a little slow, but every server was nice.
  32. GP

    GiorgosP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really nice food, nice ambience and reasonable prices. It was a bit too loud, but you can’t have it all I guess!
  33. OP

    OronP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food is nice but overpriced for what you get. 17 dollars for a single fried hard boild egg with a bot of humus is a steal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Had a reservation for 8:30 and no table a single until 9.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A favorite father don dinner destination.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great innovative food and good cocktails
  37. DW

    DiningWith2

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shalom Japan is a wonderful dining experience. The food is great. I think we've had everything on the menu at this point. If you aren't going to get the Challah and the Duck Wings, don't even bother going -- just kidding. But they are both just amazing. The Matzoh Ball Soup Ramen is great and we added the foie gras dumpling AND the egg. This time I had the Lox which was great and we've had the Wagyu Pastrami Sando in the past which is fantastic. The first time we went, long before COVID, there was a tasting menu and paired Sake list. I hope those return eventually but, until then, order as much as you think you can comfortably eat because it is all worth it.
  38. a

    acl80

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for a belated Valentine’s Day and it was the perfect cozy choice on a cold night. The sando and matzo ball ramen are just incredible.
  39. MP

    MollyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and our server Aaron was super lovely. Drinks were great, food was great and vibe was great- will definitely be returning!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Delicious food !! The Matza ball romin soup was amazing. We will definitely be going back!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shalom Japan using the Order Online button. Shalom Japan also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Shalom Japan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-4012.

Shalom Japan is rated 4.7 stars by 562 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Shalom Japan

310 S 4th St, 0, Brooklyn, 11211-8796

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rodney St

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Marcy JMZ, Broadway or Metropolitan G, Lorimer L

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 388-4012

  • Catering

    Please email info@ShalomJapanNYC.com for catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Found in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood, Shalom Japan is conveniently located near the bridge as well as many different subway lines. The brick walls, simple decor, natural light and chalkboard menus on the walls give Shalom Japan restaurant a casual, comfortable and welcoming vibe.

  • Private party contact

    Gregory Fellows: (888) 609-7377

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