Matsugen (CLOSED)

Savory Member Rating

Based on 2 reviews

  • Food
  • Service
  • I've eaten here
  • I want to eat here
Cuisine: Japanese Price: Very Expensive

  • Hours: Sun-Thu, 5:30pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-2am
  • Public Transit and Parking: 1 to Franklin St. Street parking - Hopstop
  • Reservations: Highly Recommended - Make an Online Reservation
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Dress: Stylish Casual
  • Key People: Executive Chef - Choji Miyano; Owners - Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Yoshiharu, Takayuki Matsushita, Masashi Matsushita
  • Year Opened: 2008

Critic Reviews

Apart from being excellent, Matsugen is brave, putting its faith in authentic Japanese cooking and a less tricked-out setting than most Asian restaurants with its scale. - Frank Bruni

If you’re a soba geek, the noodles are worth the trek downtown. If you’re not, don’t bother. - Adam Platt

Time Out New York Critic's Pick  

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Japanese eatery covers familiar territory (sushi, homemade tofu and so on) but its deft preparation by brothers Masa and Yoshi...

The New Yorker 11/03/08

But, like haikus, some soba houses are better than others, and it doesn’t take a scholar to figure out that this one is missing some beats. - Lauren Collins

Savory Member Reviews

Member Photo

Alex H.
2 Reviews

Food Rating star star star star
Service Rating star star star star Posted on 07/29/08
Great experience. Will return.
Member Photo

Jared M.
4 Reviews

Food Rating star star
Service Rating star star star star Posted on 12/03/08
Service was great. Nice freshly squeezed juice in your drink at the bar. Ironically, the best dish I had here was a steak. The soba was so-so and nothing else was very memorable.