Matsugen

Address: 241 Church Street, Tribeca, New York City, 10013, United States
Telephone: 212-925-0202

- Mid-range

3

World famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten turns his attention to Japanese cuisine.

With the help of three Japanese brothers, Jean-Georges has created his first Japanese restaurant to good effect, if you just order the soba.

Food and drink
3.2
90%
Service
3
90%
Food and drink
3.2
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Ambience
3.2
90%
Location
3.5
90%

Food and drink

Despite the sushi and fish choices, the best choice here are the soba noodle dishes, especially the Matsugen soba, a silken combination of chopped scallion, shiso and okra, with raw egg broken into it. I like to accompany it with some sake, of which there is a good selection.

Ambience

A quiet but sexy space, designed by Richard Meier, is the perfect backdrop to the fashionable subdued crowd that uses this as their Tribeca canteen.

Service

Not particulary remarkable but the servers get the job done.

Location

On Church Street, one of the main thoroughfares of Tribeca. I love the elegant residential feel here.

Price advice

Last time I went I felt quite overcharged after ordering sushi as my appetizer. It’s much better to just get a soba dish for about 15 bucks, which is quite satisfying just on its own.                       

Tables to book

Ask for one of the booths close to the open kitchen, visible through a large fish tank that doubles as a glass wall.                            

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Special occasions

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