1066 Eno (Formerly: Aja Asian Bistro)
1066 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
Pan-AsianPrice: $30 and under
1066 Eno (Formerly: Aja Asian Bistro)
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://1066eno.com/
- Phone: 2128888008
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm -12:00am Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Dim Sum, Pan-Asian
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from 1066 Eno (Formerly: Aja Asian Bistro)
Pulsing ambient music and dramatic decor, including a large Buddha statue, up-lit bamboo and a fish tank in the floor, attract a 30-something cocktail crowd. The menu offers traditional sushi, including various tunas and sea urchin, as well as signature rolls like salmon-jalapeno and spicy crab and caviar. Entrees include steak or chicken Ishi-Yaki (served on a hot stone grill), miso- and sake-marinated sea bass and sake- and ginger-glazed lamb chops.Continued
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1066 Eno (Formerly: Aja Asian Bistro) reviews from OpenTable diners
- We eat there quite often,lobsterDined on 12/12/2012We eat there quite often, and always find the food really good.Special Features:
- Over-pricedOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/5/2012It was overpriced in my opinion. I don't eat sushi, but my boyfried does - he liked it and said it was good - but not fantastic, by any means. I got steak with Thai basil sauce. The entrees took a long time to come out, assuming because of mine - which when it appeared at our table was made with substandard "steak" and was not cooked thoroughly. The service was good & the waitress took my entree off the bill without us asking, but for the prices we were paying something like that never should have happened & I would have expected a higher grade of meat then what was given.
- Everything at 1066 Eno wasOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/4/2012Everything at 1066 Eno was very good -- a nice experience.
- Average Asian fare. NothingWayneVIPDined on 11/4/2012Average Asian fare. Nothing special. Asked for a few extra lychees and were charged $6 as an "open food" item. When questioned about it, they quickly took it off the $185 check. Manager was barely apologetic, so we will never return. Some people never learn.
- Stay awayOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/30/2012Horrible service. I mean the worst. Food almost as bad. Food cold and prepared not as requested. Have you ever seen staff screaming at each other? If not, then come watch the spectacle here.
- My friends and I were veryOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 10/13/2012My friends and I were very very pleased with 1066 Eno. I took a group of friends for a friend's bday and it could not have been more perfect for what we wanted. The music was fun, and was a playing at a perfect level so as not to be too loud to hear others talking. The restaurant itself was modern and beautifully decorated and all the servers were very pleasant and friendly. As far as cocktail drinks, all were unique and really tasty. The food selection was nice, as it offered more than just sushi and the quality was superb. Even the desserts were amazing! We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience at 1066 Eno and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!Special Features:
- average food, kind of a disappointmOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/14/2012average food, kind of a disappointment.. stay away from the mango martini
- Food and service left nothingOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/8/2012Food and service left nothing to be desired--will be a repeat customer.Special Features:
- Every dish we tried was great,FL2NYCDined on 8/25/2012Every dish we tried was great, even the edamame was tasty. The rock shrimp was great. All the sushi was very fresh. I will definitely be going back.Special Features:
- Eno is one of those rare JapaneseOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/25/2012Eno is one of those rare Japanese restaurants that does both hot plates and sushi well. We ordered the duck, some sushi, a couple appetizers, and everything was spot on. Very well prepared and attractively presented, we all raved about our food. The place was pretty empty on a Saturday around 6:30, but service was still attentive and fast.Special Features:
- Great sushi!OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/23/2012We went to this restaurant on a Thursday at 5 PM since we were seeing a show later that evening. We were the only people there at the time, but it was just opening so I would guess it gets busy later on. The food was awesome! We had sushi and the filet mignon lettuce wraps and everything was great! Also, we were there using a Groupon and the waitstaff was really friendly and attentive. It was definitely worth way more than we paid and we would definitely go back often and pay full price if we weren't from out of town!Special Features:
- Great findOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/11/2012The service, ambiance, and food were amazing! Everyone was attentive, but not interruptive or forceful. I am planning on going back.Special Features:
- sushi was fresh and the littleOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 8/2/2012sushi was fresh and the little food gifts excellent. they went out of their way to make sure we would return and we will.Special Features:
- Great food, service and atmosphere.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/27/2012Great food, service and atmosphere. I have recommended this spot to my friends who live in NY. I'm from CA and will go back on my next trip out here! Cheers, enjoy!Special Features:
- A can't go wrong Japanese choiceWallStreetLawyerVIPDined on 6/27/2012I love the fountain and koi pond. The sushi is fresh and delicious. Large portions for not a large price.Special Features:
- Great decor and sushiMangiaDined on 6/23/2012Was there on Saturday evening. The specialty rolls were excellent as were the mojitos and the Gambler's (Peking) duck. I loved the muted decor , the stone walls were very cool and lent a good backdrop to the dining. The in floor fish tank was a nice attraction as well as the koi pond. The only criticisms would be that a palate cleanser after the meal would be a great addition and a hot towel after the meal is a must. The food was truly first rate and excellently presented, bravo!Special Features:
- Always delicious - solid sushiLDeanVIPDined on 6/9/2012Always delicious - solid sushi and some great non-sushi menu items. Dumplings are fantastic! Service couldn't be better. Go there once and the staff will remember you and welcome you the next time.Special Features:
- A good find, will go againOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/25/2012As soon as we arrived the staff were very attentive and although we were early they seated us straight away. The service although the meal was excellent and yet discreet. We asked for some help choosing our food and our waitress was very knowledgeable, she explained everything about the dishes and even got us to try something's we may not have ordered by ourselves. She suggested we order starters and one of the rolls before ordering our entree's because I do not eat large meals, it was an excellent suggestion I was actually full after these courses so my husband ordered an entree for himself and we shared it. There was a private party in the restaurant that night yet it did not affect us or the service in anyway.Special Features:
- I had the sushi splatter withOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/24/2012I had the sushi splatter with tuna, salmon and eel and I thought it was good -- nothing overtly amazing or spectacular. The sushi tasted fresh. The cold house sake was delicious though, served in a bamboo shoot. I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant -- with a giant Buddha statue, dim lighting, and a small pond with koi. It's very pretty and a good location to take a date.Special Features:
- This was our maiden voyageRickVIPDined on 5/18/2012This was our maiden voyage into sushi eating. Our waiter did a fabulous job of walking us through the menu and recommending items that we might enjoy. We really liked the variety of boiled and fried dumplings as starters. The spices and cruncy specialty roll was very tasty. I liked the accompanying dipping sauces that were paired with the rolls. Very friendly service and relaxed atmosphere make this experience worthwhile.Special Features:
- Good food but felt rushedOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/28/2012It hasn't changed much from what it used to be when called AJA. The menu and food seems the same from what I could tell in the menu, but I think they increased the portions, which was very nice. The service was OK, but I felt rushed (eventhough there were available tables). Can you believe that they served my entree when I wad not even half way on my 1st plate? Then as soon as my friend finished her entree, even though I was not done with mine, they took away her plate. They dont do this on nice restaurants, they wait until everyone is done (to take away the plates). Other than that it was fine. Food and ambience was OK.
- Under the Bridge We GoOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/23/2012I have ALWAYS been in love with finding hole-in-the wall places, and this place was under a bridge. lol The food was great. The staff was friendly. And the Waterfall Buddha was AWESOME. It has such an Asian Fusion to it. I wish it was so pricey, but it is SO WORTH IT. It does take a bit to actually get to the restaurant, so leave a bit before your reservation. Oh yea.. Make a Reservation; Trust me. If you are having a hard trouble finding the place, look for the BLUE DOOR. It’s there. Overall I give this place 4 out of 5 stars. WILL GO AGAIN.Special Features:
- It was a cute place. TheOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/10/2012It was a cute place. The food wasn't amazing but it wasn't bad. The service was good. The waitress was friendly too.
- I really really like Aja,LDeanVIPDined on 3/9/2012I really really like Aja, but the improvements to the newly re-opened 1066 Eno are fantastic. Most of the favorite from the old menu are still there but they've added some really amazing additions. Most notable - the dumplings! The sea bass & carrot, shrimp and lobster sampler is outstanding. We were told there is a new chef who specializes in the dumplings and you can tell. Definitely not the "frozen" dumplings you get at most asian restaurants - the dough is so fresh and ingredients are perfect! Sushi is still delicious and clean and fresh. No need for all the fancy rolls because the fish stands out on it's own. Service is great as always and the manager, Phoebe makes sure all customers have an outstanding experienceSpecial Features:
- We have been there before,lobsterDined on 3/1/2012We have been there before, and enjoyed the food. However, I had made a comment about the music, and this time the music was very relaxing. the duck was wonderful, and we highly recommend it.Special Features:
- Food average. Service isHankVIPDined on 2/19/2012Food average. Service is okay. Ambiance is tired - needs a face lift. Not impressed. Won't be back.
- Excellent service by a veryOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/18/2012Excellent service by a very friendly staff. The food was delicious and they had a great cocktail selection with the strawberry mojito being a favorite.Special Features:
- Fab Friday :-)OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/17/2012I enjoyed the wonderful cocktails in the bar the Ruby Red was delicious! It was a great way to start the evening and as it was a large group an opportunity for everyone to mingle and chat. The dinning area was intimate and fun with a great decor and creative ambience. My party was a wide selection of tastes to satisfy and the great range in the menu satisfied everyone! The staff were accommodating and fun would definately return!Special Features:
- Eno is a great place to eat.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2012Eno is a great place to eat. The scenery inside is really relaxing and accommodating and the waitstaff is excellent. I recommend this to anyone who loves Asian food and likes a nice change of pace. It's very easy to locate being on the corner of 1st ave and 58th st. The only problem is it's a bit pricey for how much food you get, and even then, while the food was pretty good, it wasn't worth roughly $20+ an entree. All in all, worth going to for something different, but I wouldn't recommend it as a prominently recurring place to dine at.Special Features:
- I absolutely LLOOOOOOOVVVEEEEEOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/9/2012I absolutely LLOOOOOOOVVVEEEEE this place. The service and the sushi selctions my friends and I has was excellent. It will definately be on the list of place to dine at frequently. Awesome!!!!Special Features:
- We thought the food was reallylobsterDined on 1/28/2012We thought the food was really good, and have been there once before. The waiters were attentive, and always there to help us. My only complaint is the music. which is not relaxing at all. I also told them the last time as well.Special Features:
- Delicious fresh sushi andWillVIPDined on 1/17/2012Delicious fresh sushi and sashimi. The serve traditional favorites and some imaginative dishes that are their own. Plenty of Japanese hot entrees to choose from too if sushi and sashimi are not for you. The service is professional but still friendly. Nice selections of sake by the glass or small carafe too. The decor can use some updating in the near term but that's a very minor point. I'll certainly go back without hesitation.Special Features:
- The food and the service atRose624VIPDined on 1/9/2012The food and the service at this restaurant were excellent. I enjoyed it very much!
- Read about this place onlineOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/6/2012Read about this place online and took a chance. To say we were not disappointed is an understatement. Everything was fabulous. We had reservations, but showed up about 30 minutes early and were seated immediately. The waitstaff were ultra-attentive. The food was unbelievably good and very reasonably priced for NYC. The only distraction came from a couple of disciplined children whose parents let them run wild. To the restaurant's credit, the waitstaff bent over backwards entertaining the kids to get them settled and quiet. We talked about our meal there all weekend and considered another visit, but didn't have enough time this trip. We will absolutely be back next time we are in the city.Special Features: