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This may well be India's best Japanese restaurant. Unlike Wasabi and the rest which all follow the Nobu tradition, Megu is more traditionally Japanese. Where it scores over the competition is in the quality of the cooking and the inventiveness of its chef. It is also in-your-face glamorous unlike, say, Wasabi, which is small and clubby.
Megu, a quiet and highly esteemed restaurant is located at the back of Leela palace Hotel in Diplomatic Enclave in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. Chanakyapuri, an affluent area where lot of diplomats live, is situated only at a distance of 14 km from Indira Gandhi International airport. Although New Delhi is known for its high-end exclusive restaurants the outstanding Megu restaurant is well known for its superb Japanese cuisine, intimate atmosphere, and highly impressive dÃ©cor. The colourful and bright ambience of the restaurant is awesome and enticing. The walls are adorned with exquisitely designed layers of traditional kimono fabric. The columns in Megu are made of lustrous white porcelain with unending interlocking rice bowls and antique sake vases. The ornamental bell weighing nearly 500 kg hanging above the luminous Buddha, lends a unique aura to the area. Its shiny white leather seats with high backs, almost eleven feet, create a sophisticated environs for pre-dinner cocktails.
Sumptuous Japanese culinary is offered with lot of style in this restaurant. You can enjoy fresh seafood cooked with exotic ingredients imported from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. Food is cooked using sumibiaburiyaki, a distinct grilling technique where special kind of charcoal called bincho-tanand is used which is only available in Kyoto and is known for its superb purifying properties. Experiment with excellent wines available in at least 400 labels. Relish their authentic signature dishes, including Salmon Tartare, Oriental Salad, Hamachi Carpaccio, Original Crispy Asparagus, exotic Kanzuri Shrimp, and Japanese Wagyu Croquettes. Savour brilliantly cooked grilled Lamb Chops and Wagyu slices Ishiyaki style. Megu is known for its mouth-watering hand-made tofu and delectable sushi.
Courteous waiters who pamper the guests serve the quintessential Japanese food with style. The service is impeccable and impressive. However children under the age of 12 are not allowed .The restaurant is ideal for a experiencing the inimitable Japanese aura. With soft music playing in the backdrop dinner experience in Megu Restaurant, rightly considered as the â€˜jewel in the crownâ€™ among the Japanese restaurants, is to be cherished