Did I die and go to delicatessen heaven? Shalom Japan is a mutual marriage of Ashkenazi Jewish and Japanese fusion cuisine. How can you go wrong with dishes such as matzoh-ball ramen, mochi blintzes, and okonomiyaki topped with corned lamb tongue and sauerkraut? It’s only natural for chefs and owners Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi to delight the world with this offshoot restaurant. Just look at that pastrami sandwich, it screams, eat me! The Wagyu Pastrami Sando is the best combo of the cultural diversity that the couple has to offer to unsuspecting stomachs in Brooklyn, New York. Where else did you expect to find Shalom Japan?
“The menu is a playful and seasonal approach to New American cuisine, highlighting the chefs’ connections to their respective Jewish and Japanese roots, and taking advantage of the great resources New York City has to offer, such as the wonderful produce at its greenmarkets and the wide range of specialty products available from the city’s diverse population. Plates and meals are designed to be shared among diners in a casual and refined atmosphere, complemented by a beverage program
Fun Fact: January 14th is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.