Shigure

  • 3.50
  • Great!
  • Food:3.0
  • Decor:3.0
  • Service:3.0

277 Church St., New York, NY 10013New York / Manhattan / TriBeCa  [ Map ]

Between Avenue of the Americas & White St.

(212) 965-0200  [ Website ]

Japanese / Seafood / Bars$50 - $99

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Shigure

    • 3.8

You can enjoy happy hour with some small appetizers like fried chicken, edamame, sashimi before 7pm. However, menu of the day are usually only available after 7pm so you better go around 6:30 or so to enjoy both. Their fried chicken is awesome!! You should try :)

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Shigure means shower in late autumn or early winter that I guess explains the logo for this bar located in TriBeCa. I had it on my list for a while, after discovering sake with my friend from Tabelog as well as during my various eating adventures in some of the great Japanese restaurants in the city, like EN Japanese Brasserie, Maison O, or Sakamai.
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We decided to go on a Wednesday night, figuring that it is probably busy and loud as the week end approaches. That was a good call, because they were not that many people there and we could enjoy a nice conversation without shouting as well as without being distracted by the discussion at the other table. I like the decor: simple, with a large map of Japan in the back showing the different areas from where their large selection of sake and shoshu, these traditional rice wines, are coming from. Of course, if you do not like sake, you can opt for a beer or other beverage that they offer.
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I wanted to have some sake, but was a bit overwhelmed by their large selection and, anyway, had no clue what to order. I saw they have a sake flight from 5pm to 7pm, but, unfortunately it was too late for that. Well, I asked them if it was possible to benefit from it although we came later and they gracefully accepted, giving me some advice on which one to order.
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The selection was, from left to right:

Ozeki Junmai sake from Gunma, Japan: light touching, clear, dry and refreshing.
Shinriki Ginjo sake from Kumamoto, Japan: touching smooth, a hint of ripe muscat with a dry finish. This was my favorite.
Tengumai Dai-Ginjo from Ishikawa, Japan: light and crisp, complex with a light finish.
I tried each one after the other, getting to taste the differences in aroma and flavor, as well as pairing them with the delicious food that we ordered. At Shigure, they have many small plates that are perfect for sharing. Here is what we ate:

Avocado Potato Salad: creamy avocado with poached egg and some crispy yuba (tofu skin).
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This was my least favorite dish: it had a sort of fishy aftertaste unfortunately, but I admit that I would not have ordered that dish anyway if it was not for Jodi who loves avocado...To be noted, the perfectly runny yolk sitting on top of the dish...

Shio-Koji Fried Chicken: marinated with shio-koji and dressed with home made scallion oil. For $8 (single serving), I thought there was lots of chicken. I liked it as it was crispy, perfectly cooked and moist, but would have liked some sort of sauce to dip in it.
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Pork Belly Kakuni: simmered mugi-fuji pork belly served with boiled aji-tsuke egg.
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That was my favorite dish: first of all, it had a delicious aroma that just makes you want to dig into it right away, forgetting any etiquette you may have. Then, if you like pork belly and its delightful fattiness, this is for you. Last was this fantastic egg that was perfectly cooked and complemented well the pork. I definitely recommend that dish.

Duck Cha-Shu: duck breast (magret canard) marinated and slow-cooked
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This dish is another recommendation, especially if you love duck. It is a very elegant presentation and the duck was so good, deliciously fatty and cooked to perfection, being pink in the center.

Tuna guacamole (special): marinated blue fin tuna with smoked vegetables.
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Although I did...Read more at: http://www.ijustwanttoeat.com/post/2015/restaurant-review-sake-bar-shigure-tribeca-nyc-new-york

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Always delicious, always cozy.

    • 4.0
  • Meal Price: $50 - $99

One of my favorite place in NY.  We had the pre-fixed course for an event of 8 people, and it was just as delicious as usual! They have awesome selections of sake and shochu, so it is definitely recommended especially if you're a sake-shochu-addict :)

 

The fried chicken was tender, juicy and tasty. Itwas fried to perfection!

 

The marinated bonito was splendid with the vinegar sauce and radish.

 

Fried tofu is one of the authentic Japanese food and it goes really well with grated radish.  

 

The potato salad was very unique combined with guacamole and poached egg.  It was fabulous!!! 

 

 

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OK food in a cozy place

    • 3.5
  • Food: 3.0
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5

I tried a bunch of small dishes at Shigure last night, including pork belly, tofu, mashed potatoes with avocado, clay-pot steamed rice, and karaage. All the dishes were pretty decent but they weren't great. The karaage was tough on some bites and the clay-pot steamed rice was under-seasoned. The pork belly was a bit dry. The tofu and the mashed potatoes were pretty good.

 

I don't usually drink but I tried their sake and I found it smooth and pleasant. Fitting perhaps, since Shigure calls itself a sake bar. So perhaps it's a bar with excellent sake with mediocre food rather than a restaurant that focuses on food.

 

Despite some misses in terms of food, the place was cozy and welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a laid-back night with Japanese tapas and good sake.

Tabelog Reviewer Dinner at Shigure in Tribeca

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Thank you so much for joining Tabelog event! We had a wonderful time meeting our new reviewers at Japanese tapas restaurant Shigure in Tribeca, New York city. Special thanks to Masato @kaichoumasatosan for being such a great co-host :) 

 

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Some crispy and delicious karaage!  izakaya food, especially late at night!

Some crispy and delicious karaage! izakaya food, especially late at night!

Duck chashu - delicious duck bacon topped with a spot of Japanese mustard. Perfect with some sake, a

Duck chashu - delicious duck bacon topped with a spot of Japanese mustard. Perfect with some sake, and packed with so much flavor!

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Cozy Izakaya in TriBeCa

    • 3.5
  • Food: 3.0
  • Decor: 4.5
  • Service: 4.0

Shigure serves good authentic Japanese food that you might find when you visit Japan.  It was not very crowded when our group of 10 arrived for dinner on a Wednesday night.  Inside it was cozy and relaxing.  We were able to enjoy conversations without getting loud.

 

 

Each plates were small a la tapas/izakaya.

We shared some house salad, avocado potato salad with poached egg, chicken karaage, wagyu beef, pork belly with boiled egg, and seasoned steamed rice with meat and vegetable.  We also enjoyed some beer and sake (rice wine).  

 

 

 House saladAvocado potato salad with poached egg

 

Avocado potato salad was a dish I first tried.  I had never seen this dish before.  Can't go wrong with avocado and poached egg, right?!  I really liked the combination.  I wish the salad was less soupy though.  Maybe it was why I felt that it lacked some flavor?

 

 

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Wagyu beef and pork belly were good, as I expected.

Chicken karaage was juicy and well seasoned.  I'm critical when it comes to Japanese style fried chicken, but this was probably the best dish I had that night!

 

 

Takikomi gohan

 

Last but not least, we were each served a takikomi gohan.  It's a seasoned rice with meat and vegetables.  This one had chicken pieces, slices of shiitake mushroom and carrot.  I have to say this takikomi gohan was subpar.  It didn't have much flavor to it and it was a little overcooked in my opinion.

 

 

Overall, I enjoyed it and would come back!

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Shigure

    • 3.5

Good selection of Japanese alcohol even shochu where many don't have. Good happy hour menu too.

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Gotta love late night chicken karaage done right at a cool izakaya! Shigure in Tribeca is as authent

Gotta love late night chicken karaage done right at a cool izakaya! Shigure in Tribeca is as authentic as you can get for delicious Japanese bites and great selection of sakes. shigure

  • Gotta love late night chicken karaage done right at a cool izakaya! Shigure in Tribeca is as authent 192731

Tonight was the second time around.

    • 4.0

I got even better experience!

First off, get your hot sake. No, just regular one, the one served smoky hot - on fire! I had the Unique Hot Sake: fuguhire zake (hot sake with Tiger Fugu fin). Just let the fugu fin soaked in the sake for couple minutes then sip. It was the best i have ever had - warm and smoky. perfect for a windy early autumn night! Even if sake is not your thing, there are plenty Japanese liquor options you can choose from in addition to the killer cocktails from the Angel's share alumnus.

Since I was not too hungry, I ordered two apps - wasabi zuke (cucumber and creamy wasabi sauce) and yuba wrapped anago. Both were really good, but the yuba was divine. Just right amount of saltiness; the anago was savory and the yuba served as if a "sponge" which absorbed the sauce and perfectly accompanied the anago.

As i am writing this review right now, I already made plan to go back some time next week and order the Unique Hot Sake and yuba anago again! All I need to do just get off the train one stop early :)

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Shigure

    • 4.0

If you want to try lots kind of Japanese sake, I highly recommend this restaurant!
They have amazing kinds of sake and delicious dishes! I love their Atsuage :)

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Kampai & gohansociety bonenkai tonight at Shigure 7-9pm. Call the restaurant for a reservation. (212

Kampai & gohansociety bonenkai tonight at Shigure 7-9pm. Call the restaurant for a reservation. (212)965-0200

  • Kampai & gohansociety bonenkai tonight at Shigure 7-9pm. Call the restaurant for a reservation. (212 382146

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    • 3.8

Shio-koji Kara Age and Mugon Shochu to try at Tribeca's Shigure. 

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Join us at Sake Bar Shigure for our gohansociety kampaius bonenkai on Monday 12/28 7pm. To RSVP call

Join us at Sake Bar Shigure for our gohansociety kampaius bonenkai on Monday 12/28 7pm. To RSVP call Shigure (212)965-0200.

  • Join us at Sake Bar Shigure for our gohansociety kampaius bonenkai on Monday 12/28 7pm. To RSVP call 381550

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marinated in  and  so good so refreshing  style Shigure

marinated in and so good so refreshing style Shigure

Freshly shipped from  in #Tokyo   shigure

Freshly shipped from in #Tokyo shigure

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Hirame no usuzukuri shigure  # sashimi perfect for

Hirame no usuzukuri shigure # sashimi perfect for

#Bonito  with  and  typical  food

#Bonito with and typical food

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Shigure

    • 2.5
Food was good, the atmosphere was good... For some reason, not really impressive for me. But at least, they tasted good.

Shigure

    • 4.0

Good atmosphere, good food, and also the best employees. There are a huge variety of sake which you must enjoy it. The bartender almost like a dictionary of Sake. You can find whatever your favorite.

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Showa era Izakaya at Shigure tonight.

Showa era Izakaya at Shigure tonight.

Traditional Japanese "rakugo" (one man storytelling) by my friend from Kumamoto at an NYC izakaya!

Traditional Japanese "rakugo" (one man storytelling) by my friend from Kumamoto at an NYC izakaya!

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  • Traditional Japanese "rakugo" (one man storytelling) by my friend from Kumamoto at an NYC izakaya! 189429

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Shigure Izakaya, Church Street, NYC.

Shigure Izakaya, Church Street, NYC.

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Information of Shigure

Location
277 Church St., New York, NY 10013
Cross Street
Between Avenue of the Americas & White St.
Phone Number
(212) 965-0200
Category
Japanese / Seafood / Bars
Average Price
$50 - $99 | Dinner
Business Hours
Sun:
Mon:5:00PM - 1:00AM
Tue:5:00PM - 1:00AM
Wed:5:00PM - 1:00AM
Thu:5:00PM - 1:00AM
Fri:5:00PM - 1:00AM
Sat:5:00PM - 1:00AM
Occasion
date / family / friends / alone
Dress code
Formal
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Smoking area
No
Delivery
No
Takeout
No
Caters
No
Website
map

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