About EN Japanese Brasserie

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 Chef Abe Hiroki’s 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 25 shochus as well as carefully crafted signature cocktails and wine list. Polish your meal off with a choice from 27 Japanese whiskies, a lineup that is hard to beat.

435 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm -11:30pm

Cross Street:
Leroy Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 647-9196

Website:
http://www.enjb.com/

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Abe Hiroki

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Private Dining

Sun-lit and quaint, dim and romantic, festive gettogethers or formal business entertaining, we do it all. 5 private rooms can be configured to accommodate a variety of party sizes. The front lounge and whole restaurant are available for buyouts as well. Party menus and bar packages are customizable.

EN Japanese Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
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Special Occasion (22)
Tasting Menu (19)
Authentic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Healthy (11)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Organic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

En continues to be our family favorite. Teenagers, their parents and grandparents enjoy the food and ambiance. It is truly a lovely space.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Un restaurante muy auténtico con una comida deliciosa.
Ambiente muy neoyorquino. Es un sitio perfecto para los amantes de la cocina japonesa. Totalmente recomendable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good but not amazing. Our server was pleasant enough but made little effort to be helpful.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food, lovely ambience, reminds me of Japan.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

great place but wish they told me i wouldn't be at a table just for us and was at the round table in the middle

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Anniversary, waitress made it very nice with a surprise green tea icecream from my beautiful girlfriend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

EN Japanese Restaurant is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Traditionnal japanese delicious food with a modern twist and exquisite presentations. The tasting menu is outstanding and is perfect with the Sake pairing.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Oxford)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We eat at En approximately 30 times a year. This time the service was very subpar. At times we felt forgotten, with the pace of our food being completely off.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have there a couple of times.
This time, I was not satisfied.
The place has changed.
The service was bad.
They took too long to bring each serving.
Very disappointed.
No mas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food; all executed very well. Low seats in front of seating area very uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The reception area is in a high traffic area so it’s not a very welcoming place. Once you are seated, however, and your waiters are assigned, it becomes a nice experience. The food is really excellent. We had one of the special menus, and it was just too much food. I’ve been here a few times and always enjoy it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and initially great service, let down by shockingly poor wine recommendation by the 'sommelier' gave the impression that this place was trying too hard to be something it was not and should have stuck with the expertise it clearly holds and does very very well - japanese food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I have left great reviews for this restaurant in the past but something is going on there. On this evening the waiter knew nothing about the menu or sake. Service was so bad, no one wanted to wait on anyone and you had to hail down different people for different needs and courses. The table next to us had no service for 20 minutes after they sat and when their drinks didn’t come they just got up and left. The food was not the same as the past and sushi rice laughable. I saw yelling in the kitchen. The place seemed in chaos. What a shame.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Manhattan. The only place outside Japan we've eaten, that really feels like you're in Japan.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Get the cold tofu and the Buta shabu salad

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was really disappointed. I have been there once before and it was great, this time it wasn't fun and I felt like I over extended my stay the entire dinner... The waitress was snobbish with an attitude that made us all feel uncomfortable. The food was okay, some dishes were good, but others were not and it was all over priced (e.g. $40 for rice with mushrooms). The wagyu beef was served luk warm and was a disappointment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

EN was a phenomenal experience. The food was excellent and every dish was presented beautifully. The service was also excellent; everyone was extremely professional and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

great start with interesting and tasty appetizers (ordered highest level Kaiseki dinner) and then bulk of meal was fine but not particularly special or worth the price

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great meal and experience whether there with friends, family, a date or for business. You can’t go wrong.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Every dish here is prepared wholeheartedly and very well thought out. Great sake selection too.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very disappointed
We had booked a table quite a long time ago
We have been seated at the far end of the counter, that's not a table
Food was not very interesting
This brasserie is overrated
We can find much better in NYC

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved every aspect of this place!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

High school reunion

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Bad, pretensoius

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Intriguing but unfulfilled

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Be sure to get the fresh tofu and miso cod.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

it was absolutely amazing experience, my friend cried from joy ;)
Thank you so much for having us and making us so happy !

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

BUUUUUUFFDAYYYY MOTHERFUCKERRRRRFF

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food is very expensive for what it is. The temperature in the restaurant is unbearable. No AC running on a VERY warm day.

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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Inspired menu-great service-not stuffy-for foodies-top drawer

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Came here for a special occasion and was not very impressed. The atmosphere is not like a small Japanese restaurant that I was expecting, it had high ceilings and was very loud.
Food is served way too cold that should be more room temperature.
Overall, the food was tasty and very flavorful, but having to wait almost 15 minutes before eating any dish that was served cold, even the sashimi.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The worst meal both my friend and I have ever had. Terrible food--fusion gone wrong--that made us frown and even gag at times. Neglectful service. Way too pricey. What a waste of money and time. Most disappointing dining experience ever. The restaurant should focus on cooking the food well, not just making it look pretty.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Fantastic food
Very attentive service
Great sake list
Only problem is the smell of fried food either than that one of the best Japanese restaurants in the world with great vegetarian options

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I was so disappointed. I had been to EN a couple of years before and had a great experience. It may have been the fact that our waiter had poor recommendations for us, but overall, it was not a meal you would expect for the money we paid for it.
I would not recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Disappointed as had a great experience the first time around. Food was very average. Service was ok but some the suggestions with the food could have been much better.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

From the miso soup with whole clams (which is the best either one of us has EVER had) to our sashimi plates and tuna avocado salads. This was a Delicious meal! We also LOVED the green tea icecream!

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Knowledgeable staff from drinks to meat to seafood. Great fresh ingredients. Yes a little pricey but well worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I love the Attention to detail the whole place gives, and especially the kitchen. Food is always outstanding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

the steak with hot stone was super delicious and tender, a favorite to return to!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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