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EN Japanese Brasserie
EN Japanese Brasserie

EN Japanese Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.enjb.com
  • Phone: (212) 647-9196
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm -11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Abe Hiroki
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: EN Japanese Brasserie is pleased to offer offsite catering for parties large and small. With customizable menus available for birthdays, business luncheons or dinners, gallery openings and private parties, the possibilities are endless. For more information on menus and pricing options, please see the Banquet Contact.
  • Special Events & Promotions: EN Japanese Brasserie offers private room facilities for parties of 6 up to 40. Two tatami rooms are available on the ground floor, with an antique Japanese apartment above on the mezzanine and a large lounge is also available for private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leroy Street
  • Public Transit: The Varick street station (1,9) located at west Houston and 7th ave, is the closest train to EN Japanese Brasserie. From the station walk one block west to Hudson Street, turn right, and then walk two blocks north to leroy st. - the west 4th street station (A, C, E, F, D or V) is the next closest station. From the station walk west from 6th ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is abundant near the EN, however; if you have trouble finding it, Caliante Car Park is located at 115 Leroy st., between Hudson st. and Greenwich st, just a half a block from EN.
A word from EN Japanese Brasserie
Experience traditional Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located in the West Village of Manhattan. We offer the rich traditions of Japanese home cooking with Chef Abe Hiroki’s modern approach to Washoku, a relaxed style of dining centered around a procession of small plates. Like we do in Japan, we cook with the seasons, and savor the peak flavor of ingredients.

We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and not doing too much. We have created an extensive menu, featuring dishes as fresh tofu (prepared six times a night), Saikyo Miso Black Cod, stone grilled Washugyu steaks, an assortment of sashimi and sushi and a signature EN Kaiseki set menu, a sequence of eight extraordinary presentations. To compliment your dining experience, we have developed an extensive list of small-batch, artisanal sake and shochu to complement your dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was average at best, but it was a nice night, and the beer was cold, so it was tolerable. Until we asked for the check. The waiter at first was apologetic, and explained that the computers were down. Hmmmm. The plot thickens. 25 minutes and 2 bathroom visits later, still no check. I asked the waiter again for a check, and then he did his best David Copperfield and vanished. I was perplexed- I mean- what establishment isn't happy to get paid. I asked for a manager. Surprisingly enough, there were 3 others waiting for the manager. Seriously understaffed and incompetent. It took another 20 minutes of carrying on just to get our bill. Needless to say, NEVER GOING BACK-- IT'S JUST NOT THAT GOOD; EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IT IS. BEWARE."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was almost inedible. The two starter courses were so disgusting that I couldn't eat them, and my "additional 13$" steak was unmemorable--it was perfectly cooked but the flavor was way too citrusy. The miso soup was good, but like any 5$ miso, and I enjoyed their interesting rice. The ice cream was also delicious, but the regular menu lists that dessert as three flavors and we only got one. I just felt like I wasted my entire day's pay on a bad meal..."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a great time (group of 7) at EN.. everything we ordered was so delicious, but especially the black cod and wagyu beef dishes. Service was great, and atmosphere is sleek. Would definitely come back again and highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Expensive for what you get...Food quality was average, presentation was ok."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "...of modern Japanese food and nice ambiance. I guess EN's proposition is not dissimilar to Roka and Zuma (both in London), which I do like very much too. Had veggie tempura (fair), fried garlic shisso rice (tasy!) and a whole cooked seabass (outstanding!)"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "One of my favorite neighborhood gem! It's kid friendly and great for all occasions. I celebrated my 40th birthday there in one of their private rooms and the detail attention and service was outstanding. Thank you all for always being consistent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "great for anyone who wants to eat in an over air-conditioned restaurant - at a cold stone bar - next to your dinner date and not across."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I used to love the sushi platters, but now they are off the menu. I will be going back far less often."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I have been to EN for a very long time. Always perfect in all respects. Food device and accommodating you. I like the front because it is less noisy and more private. My frinds and business clients just love it. Not to mention the cucumber cocktail, A blast. Love you all and everything."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is a good restaurant with a nice interior and atmosphere. Definitely a hip place to be. The sake selection is quite long and the waiter is quite knowledgeable and helpful. However, the food was not incredible, it is just good enough. Had some chutoro sashimi, spider crab roll, anago roll, uni roll and a slice of wagyu beef. Personally, I would like to think that I know how to enjoy food and its different subtleties and nuances. Having eaten at other hyped and famous japanese places in New York and Worldwide, I found the food decent, a step up from the random mediocre restaurants but it really does not impress you. I would return just for the ambiance and the setting as it is quite nice but not for the food, which was not bad but decent"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As first timers at EN Japanese Brasserie, my wife and I ordered a seven-course set dinner and enjoyed almost everything we were served. (One dish -- and a third of another -- were too bland.) Otherwise, despite EN's high-ish prices, the meal and the hard-edged contemporary decor were sufficiently seductive that we'll be happy to return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Terrible service. The japanese waitress were unfocused and distracted but food was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "beautiful space excellent and fresh (seasonal and local) food. Beautifully displayed and served. Would highly recommend. Fantastic cocktails and sake."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food and service at EN are outstanding! Also serving great cocktails. It is however very loud during main dinner hours."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very good experience, my gf and I took the small tasting menu and coupled it with one flight of paired sake. Definitely worth and very tasty. Highly recommend trying the sakes too, the range of flavours is very interesting. We found some waiters very good in explaining the dishes that were brought, while others were "just serving". Overall service very good in any case, as well as ambience. The place felt lively, in a very nice and non-disturbing way. Very happy and would recommend to others for an unusual Japanese dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is my second time at EN, and I fell in love with the food and ambience all over again. The house specialty, the organic tofu is a must try, as was the stone grilled organic chicken. I'm very partial to Japanese cuisine and will admit I'm not easily impressed. EN has my vote for an interesting menu and quality and presentation of the food has remained consistently high over my 2 visits. I am looking forward to my next visit already. Thumbs up to EN!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Love the high ceilings, decor, spaciousness. The food is very good, service is great, get the fried chicken, sashimi, tuna avocado salad"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Service ... Food ... Ambience was spectacular . Thank you for making my daughter feel so special on her 30th Birthday ! Addicted to Shabu Salad ... YUM !!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love the place and the food is consistently excellent. However, service was rushed this time and food was just piling up.. I really didn't appreciate that. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Usually, En is a great restaurant. For some reason, my most recent experience was not pleasant. We were given a 4 person table with an extra seat for the 5th one. I took the 5th seat as it was the most uncomfortable one with no leg room. My legs were pressed against the edge of a table that did not have an opening. I was surprised at the lack of this attention to detail. How can you seat 5 people at a 4 person table? There was no leg room to speak of. I didn't raise a fuss as i was with important friends. The second disappointment was the awful avocado and tuna salad. The tuna was stale and not fresh... We left more than half of it - normally that would be a sign to an astute server to detect something was amiss. Not for a group."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was above average for NYC, although I thought it wasn't as fresh as the first time I went. The sashimi was a little too warm to serve. The price was really for the ambience and presentation, which I thought was a little gimmicky (esp. The vegan set where the rice was cooked with a candle flame and you are supposed to time it yourself with an hourglass). It's definitely a NYC experience, although if you are used to Japanese fine dining from Japan or Asia, don't expect the food to be of the same quality."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a great time at this restaurant. The experience is nice - good service, ambiance, food presentation, but I didn't love the food itself. Some of the food was too buttery and some just wasn't anything special."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "From the decor, spaciousness, high ceilings to food and waiter service-excellent!!!!! Loved everything we ordered(miso black cod a must try), sashimi great(mackerel the best I ever had). Go there!!!! Now!!!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Loved every second of this! The food was ingredible and the service was great."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Overall is good experience, but doesn't worth for what were being served. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It is quite simply the best Japanese Restaurant in town. And according to my Japanese friend, it is authentic. I recommend it highly for lunch or dinner. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "That pretty much says it. I'm so sorry I don't live downtown anymore and can't go to EN as often as I'd like."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Each time we come to EN, we try something new and we are never disappointed. Their soft tofu (we prefer warm) is delicate and creamy and the dashi complements it wonderfully. The miso black cod is among our most favorite dishes in the world, as is the salmon clay pot rice dish - well worth the 40 minute wait. And tonight we fell in love with the garlic shisho fried rice. Service is great, even when they are busy and even though we have small children who don't always remain seated. We are such fans"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I was disappointed mainly with the service. The woman was so not helpful with ordering and talked to us like we didn't know anything about food. When we asked what were her favorites and if she could guide us she said "the spicy tuna is very popular and the miso sea bass " I mean do we look like we live in Nebraska? I was completely appalled by her lack of enthusiasm to guide us through a somewhat complicated menu process as first timers. The food was good but the service in a place like this is crucial for the experience"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I missed Nigiri-Sushi. They stopped to provide it. So, I ordered two kind of roll sushi in place of Nigiri-Sushi. But they were no good for me. Too expensive with that quality."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My third time here and I'm a big fan but the service was slow this time and the food came out a bit out of order. Perhaps it was just Sat night. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal here. The stone grilled chicken was seriously out of this world. We were hesitant to order just chicken at such a nice restaurant but we were absolutely wowed. The black cod is a fantastic piece of fish as well. Lobster was amazing but portion was much smaller than the others and did not justify the price point. BLACK SESAME ICE CREAM..... WOW."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We ordered the salmon clay pot which was good but not great. The sea bass was underwhelming! Nice place but food not so nice! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food! Ice cream is fantastic!! I ordered Earl Gray, Black Sesami, and Green Tea. My friend had a Monaka with Vanilla flavor. Love it!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "EN was recommended to us by à local. And it didn't dissapoint. Note: don't sit at the square in THE middle. We got seated there because we were just à party of two. You can't sit there long as there is almost no legroom."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Really loved the food here- especially the tofu and black miso cod. Pork belly was a little too much for me- but the uni with rice was also great. Thought the decor was good and seating areas were spacious (no claustrophobia here! - refreshing compared to a lot of other West Village restaurants I've been to in the past year)."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was so so. But sashimi was very good. The server had very good suggestion of sake, even by glass. Some are very pricy, but no complain. love the feel of the resto."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This restaurant was also great for vegetarian/vegan options."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Would absolutely go back if I knew the service would be better. We waited 10 minutes for water, 10 minutes after ordering 1 beer, and then 10 minutes more for her to come back and take our order and then the food took forever. Even getting the check was a challenge and the front desk person actually saw us looking for our waitress and flagged her down. I suppose some people want to spend over two hours eating dinner for two, but with an 8:45 dinner reservation, it was ridiculous. Thank goodness the food was good."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Incredibly varied Japanese menu from sushi to fish to pultry to meat. And great drinks menu. Each dish unique and tasty. Service very helpful."
    Dined on 3/30/2014