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EN Japanese Brasserie
EN Japanese Brasserie

EN Japanese Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.enjb.com
  • Email: info@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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Not your typical Japanese restaurant, EN provides interesting preparations, exceptionally high quality ingredients and beautifully presented food in a lovely, tranquil environment. Everything is exceptionally fresh and tasty. It's worth a trip just for the homemade tofu, which is ethereal. A bit pricey for small portions, the lunch sets provide an interesting selection of dishes and good value."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "one of my favourite japanese dining experiences outside Japan. Great selection of sake too."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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
  • "Always wonderful and hits the spot~ My favorite go-to Japanese restaurant for "comfort food" and more!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Honestly, the worst service I have ever experienced. Especially for a group in a private room."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "everything we ordered was amazing! uni ikura don, uni roll, black sea bass, handmade scoop tofu, edamame, oysters.... list goes on. my only gripe is they sat our party of 6 at a table sized for 4 people, and our food didn't fit on the table."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "EN is genius. It is my happy place for special occasions with my New York friend. The food it outstanding, and artfully presented. The wait staff is unfailingly pleasant and kind. The decor is an exciting mix of large, high-ceiled open industrial spaces with polished concrete floors gentled by beautiful soaring bouquets of fresh flowers and drift wood arranged in organic sculptures. An open air kitchen, which is orderly and precise, is on view for diners, with stacks of gorgeous plates acting as sentinels and plumes of steam emanating from it. And then your fantastic meal is presented to you like a gift. EN will always be a treat for me whenever I'm in New York. Just thinking about being there makes me excited!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Was better the last 3 times I went. But 85 percent great. One dish was not good. Pork with lotus, but all fish dishes delicious. Tofu superb. Age Dashi Tofu not as good as I remember, but warm tofu wonderful. So the good was good, other dishes mediocre. Maybe it was an off night. Still one if my favorite NYC places"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Chelsea/West Village Japanese restaurant offering non-sushi / non-ramen alternative. Limited menu. But offerings are authentic Japanese flavors - salted salmon, rice porridge, fresh made tofu, natto. Service good, but could be more attentive. Nice sochu based cocktails. Large, well designed space. Beautiful private tatami rooms."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We love En Japanese Brasserie and have been coming here for years for almost all of our celebrations. I thought it would be the perfect place to take friends from France and California while they were in town. The menu was great and our food was very nice but our server was not friendly; she never smiled and seemed very disapproving when some of our party didn't order as much food. I really find this very rude. We love coming to En for it's food, service and wonderful atmosphere. I really hope that this was an isolated incident."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "everything is great for the cooked items. but not good for the sushi and sashimi."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I love going to this place when Restaurant Week rolls around. The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is something like dining in a hotel or museum. The interior of the place is really stunning, and although most people are seated next to one another, along a bar, it still ends up feeling private. I highly recommend this restaurant for lovers of Japanese food and great ambiance."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Honestly, En is my favorite japanese restaurant in the city. I Have tried most of the "Authentic" japanese restaurants in NYC, and none have even come close to EN. It's like being transported back to Japan everytime I walk into this establishment."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend out to EN for her birthday and lucked out as it coincided with Restaurant Week. The experience was fantastic. The Prix Fixe menu itself was great. It started off with hand scooped tofu, which was followed by two Kyoto-styled appetizers (a black seaweed salad dish and a mushroom dish), our entrees (wagyu steak and a variant of fried salmon, both of which came with onigiri and miso soup), and our dessert (raspberry ice cream). All of these courses were great. To add onto our dinner I ordered a piece of salmon toro to share -- another great choice. The service was very good, with our waiter and food coming swiftly. The restaurant itself was beautiful -- very nice ambience. Overall a fantastic experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We came here for Restaurant week 2013. The first thing we did was ask for the restaurant week menu. They also provided us with their regular lunch menus. We added the items we would order for restaurant week from the regular lunch menu and it came up to be around $40 per person! We had the pork belly for the entree and boy were we stuffed. We couldn't even eat another bite. We didn't finish our rice and miso soup that came with it. But that's what's good about it. We are definitely getting our money's worth. The portion size for the entree was huge! Which I really enjoyed. The dessert was black sesame ice cream. And boy was that good, during the hot summer. They gave us a cute postcard at the end of our stay. It was a lovely experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Kaiseki Menu is a must try! The complementary sake pairing is wonderful. However, it is a little bit pricy."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was slow except for cleaning plates when the servers repeatedly tried to take plates and drinks that were not finished. They also spilt sauce on me as they reached over me to clear plates."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I tried the Restaurant Week menu and am very pleased with the quality of food and service. A good place for friends gathering and casual dating."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Lovely setting,with always a dramatic floral centerpiece amplified by wonderful high ceilings. The food is elegantly prepared and presented and absolutely delicious. The flavors are different and wonderfully enticing. This is no usual sushi, teriyaki, tonkatsu restaurant. The service was attentive and gracious. We'lll be back!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Had the restaurant week menu when I went. The wagyu beef entree was worth the extra $13 I had to top-up. It was amazing. Food was really good. Cocktails were amazing too."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The space is big. If you sit at the table, you won't get very close to the next table. The decoration is good as well. There's a wine rack you can see it when walking in. I had a black Angus strip loin of restaurant week launch here, and this was really good! That's say, I felt like it didn't taste like a food which was just warm it before going on the table. The appetizer, main course, and dessert were not served at the same time, you won't feel like " All right, that's it..."."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I'm a regular at En. Went to lunch a few days ago with a friend and was disappointed by the service.. We had a 2:15 booking. I arrived around 2:10. The woman who seated me told me that though the restaurant closes at 2:30, last food orders were taken at 2:15. No mention of this on their website! I was panicked. Thankfully, my friend appeared and we were able to order. After we'd eaten and were talking, the same woman told us they were closing up the register so could we please pay. Soon after, another woman came over and asked why we had left only a 9% tip. I'd paid with a card and had left my 20% tip on the card. My friend had paid with cash and had not gotten around to leaving his tip. The whole inhospitable experience made us feel bad."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Amazing ambiance, service, and food... a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I'm Taiwanese. My friends and I ordered kuroButa kakunI, which is claimed as braised Berkshire pork belly in sansho miso; however, it tasted and looked exactly the same with Taiwanese traditional dish "Braised pork rice". We all think it is a Taiwanese dish not Japanese one, which we didn't expect in a Japanese restaurant. Yet its appetizer and dessert are good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Would highly recommend it. Great food, great ambiance, wonderful service. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I went with a friend during restaurant week, although after skimming over the menu, decided we wanted to order from the regular menu. We split a chilled fresh tofu as an appetizer, which was just as the menu says, SUPER FRESH! I got the uni Rice with salmon roe and my friend got the black cod. Both were amazing. We also got cloudy sake to share, also delicious and mild. The service was spectacular, our waiter was so friendly and helpful with each of our requests. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Wonderfully creative Japanese cooking in a lovely atmosphere. Not your usual sushi place. Interesting, innovative variety."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "The food is ok but the waiter is too pushy. We didn't really enjoy our food because the waiter kept on recommending different things to us."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "When reviewers say "buzz" they really mean conversation stifling noise. BUZZ at En is perfect blend of the high energy and calm competence of the hosts, the staff and the kitchen in beautiful surroundings. For diners, it is a delightful exploration of a unique menu and the delicious anticipation of your selections. Sake, beer and wine choices are extensive and designed to perfectly complement every choice and palate. I wish I had begged a menu to provide food selections correctly. But I am already putting together a group of friends to return to En. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Truly memorable dining experience. Shared one the multi-course chef's specialty dinners with my date. Each course was an unforgettable sensuous experience. We sat at the large, square, black-marble central counter, which was comfortable and different. As the latter courses were served, we realized that there was a LOT of food, so bring your appetites. Ambience was beautiful, if a tad noisy, but with great people watching. Service was attentive adn excellent, but the food was spectacular and wonderfully interesting. Recommend highly for special occasions, as the prices would preclude daily dining there, unless of course, money is no object."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at EN for brunch (I've been there zillions of times for dinner), and I liked it a lot. The chowanmushi was delicious. Only one glitch: Our server was just a little too invested in the upselling -- didn't we want a cocktail? Didn't we want the servings of three appetizers rather than the single one we had ordered? Didn't we want dessert? Didn't we want sake? Stop pushing, hon. That minor irritation aside, I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "and great ambience to boot. What else is there to say??"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went twice and both times I was turned down by the smell. I am not sure if they don't have proper aeration or it is because of barbecue at the table. So be aware that your cloths will smell...in any event, food is very good. I tried a set of appetizers, cod, sea bass, fresh warm tofu and everything was excellent. I am not fond of servers either. Mine told us in Japanese culture they eat rice alone at the end of the meal..really?! And she was not even Japanese, but Chinese! She thought we could not recognize her origins. She also brought two portions of sake at the table when she was asked for only one."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very Japanese indeed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We came here a couple years ago and loved the food. I bring up the fresh tofu all the time, but we weren't able to get back here until now. We got the tofu cold this time, but I think I like it hot better. It seems silkier when hot. We also got brussels sprouts and purple yam, and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't our favorite dish. The miso oden was so wonderful, and each piece of meat and veggie was delicious on its own. We had the mochi wrapped croquette with duck, which looked really neat and was my second favorite dish. The beef tongue was also good, but needed a bit more pickled veggies with it. We almost got the shiso garlic fried rice, which sounded delicious, but we were too full. Lastly, the desserts were very special and tasty!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014