EN Japanese Brasserie

4.6
2327 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Experience Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located in the West Village of Manhattan. We offer the rich traditions of Japanese cooking with modern yet relaxed style of dining centered around a procession of small plates.


We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and letting the ingredients speak for themselves. We have created an extensive menu, featuring dishes as fresh tofu (prepared six times a night), saikyo miso black cod, stone grilled Washugyu and Wagyu steaks, an assortment of sashimi and sushi rolls and three signature EN Kaiseki tasting menus. To compliment your dining experience, we have developed a list of over 80 sakes and 36 shochus as well as carefully crafted signature cocktails and wine list. Polish your meal off with a choice from 60 Japanese whiskies, a lineup that is hard to beat.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2327 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPANY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Very basic outdoor seating. Small tables, simple chairs, no heating. Would not go back to sit outdoors.
Food was very good. Would have been great to get a bit more variety on the assorted sashimi.
Excellent service.

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vipDateNightFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting EN Japanese Brasserie. I brought my wife here for a nice EXPENSIVE night out for her birthday. Service: Excellent (nothing makes you feel more important than a waiter who bows after each encounter); Ambience: a perfect mix of festive, fun, and romantic; Price: Prefix is a pricey experience which may not be suitable for everyone. If you're picky when it comes to sashimi and "undercooked" meats, I would skip this option and go for the a la carte menu items. One drawback is that the pre-fix is an all or none option. Must be ordered by the entire table, or it's not an option. I would recommend EN Japanese Brasserie to patrons who have a love for unique foods.

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RSVP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were completely satisfied with the food, Service, ambience, and our table. Thank you for making our date night absolutely perfect!

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vipVictorS
Monterrey
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good Service the food was just ok.
Great uni

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vipAnnonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mediocre food. Extremely overpriced. Very long wait. Clueless staff that forgot to prepare one of the entrees.

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EdwardC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This isn't your typical New York City Japanese restaurant. They have an extensive menu of dishes I haven't seen anywhere else. The flavors are subtle, and nothing is over-sauced. The freshness of the ingredients shine through.

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Missyy
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for my boyfriend’s birthday. We were given the option to be seated in the main dining or the lounge area. We chose the lounge area which was great as it was more quiet. If your contemplating in trying the washugyu or A5 wagyu, I’d say definitely go for the A5 wagyu although the price is higher.

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SH28
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was of course magnificent. Our server was so sweet and genuine. And the restaurant is just as I remember it so many years ago! Still a fantastic place that I will definitely be returning to more often!

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MitchG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE En restaurant . The food is authentic and delicious . The place is beautiful and the service Top Notch . Only complaint is Chef Abe is no longer there and he is my friend and I miss him . Luckily it is still great to eat there .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend! That miso soup with fish in it (don’t recall the name) was to die for!

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IvanaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I got the chicken and matcha waffles and was thoroughly impressed. You will be too!

MR
vipMichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, great Sake selection and awesome sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been coming here since it first opened. Menu is limited due to Covid but it’s still food. I hope it comes back to 100%

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vipCheunger
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good brunch spot for japanese food. Timing of dishes could be better. Like dishes for the table should come out together so that people can eat together and not need to wait for one another.

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Emiemiemi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for authentic Japanese food, great service and atmosphere, it’s a bit pricey but worth it.

Don’t go there just for a hot sake with a roll of California roll.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Will be coming back here for sure. Hospitality was top notch and food was fabulous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wagyu 5-star, uni udon 5 star, side dish kokoro wasn’t good.

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MaryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Cool ambiance, delicious food

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RandeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EN is still top quality. Love this place

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vipDaneb
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing. everything was fantastic. it's also such a large space that the next table was over 15 feet away so don't be covid scared! Go..

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JocelyneB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

En Brasserie is back to it’s old flawless standards! Excellent service, delicious unexpected food that separate En Brasserie from other Japanese restaurants. An overall very pleasant experience.

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LeeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience great food nice well spaces tables

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vipCharlesA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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vipBrandon
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service. Highly recommend.

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HeatherW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience, thank you for your service and delicious food !

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Knickerbocker
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and excellent food. Expensive. Worth it for a special occasion or date.

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vipDinner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Couldn’t wait to get back here for indoor dining! Same great quality and service we remember from 2019(!!), menu was slimmed down quite a bit though. May be temporary as they’re just reopening but still a great experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food and service was impeccable.

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vipZoester
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on Sunday night, under a heat lamp. The setting was nice––our table was situated between two plants––and the lamp kept us warm. Every dish was prepared to perfection, and the service was aces. The table was sanitized before we sat down, and we were offered hand sanitizer. Delicious food in a clean and warm setting, with an attentive waitstaff.

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vipFudluver
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing and service was impeccable. Thank you!

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Suzanneb
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing . Knowing that NYC restaurants are closing soon due to covid . I wanted my last meal to be spectacular and this sure didn’t disappoint . I will be dreaming about my meal for months to come and will be praying that the staff is able to survive the next few months and that the restaurant will reopen one day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was well maintained, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Everything is delicious

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Hiro
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The owner should realize that the restaurant has lost two customers because you and vendors bothered us a lot during the lunch time and did not listen to our complaints sooner.

What the owner needed to do was not to let her staff apologize us and offer a free desert. First and foremost, the owner herself had to COME TO OUR TABLE and apologize us directly with her own words.

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vipAmyS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and very authentic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It felt so good to be back after covid months away!

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vipBigD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Simply great authentic Japanese food in a very understated environment with great service. Their Japanese breakfasts cannot be missed.

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JuliaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the entire meal . The food and service and ambience was fantastic !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and thoughtful service!! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipSteph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great but I called specifically to request a candle in the dessert for the other person in my party’s birthday and was assured that they would take care of the request. I ordered two desserts and neither of them had a candle or anything signifying that the occasion was for a birthday which was a bummer.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from EN Japanese Brasserie using the Order Online button. EN Japanese Brasserie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 647-9196.

EN Japanese Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 2327 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.