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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.
New York, NY 10014
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
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
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.
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
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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overpriced mediocre Japanese food served in a factory like setting, dishes come too quickly, and mechanically, right out of the refrigerator, served ice cold.
Wine list is absurdly priced....and then first two choices I wanted not available, server tells me "we will have them next week". Well, what do you have tonite, since I am not dining here next week??
Room is attractive but starting to feel dated....
So many better and more reasonable choices for Japanese in NYC....
For the most part the food was delicious. The miso black cod and the beef dishes were definitely the star of the show. Unfortunately the rice clay pot left a lot to be desired - it was essentially unflavored rice with unseasoned salmon mixed in. Having to wait 40 min for an almost $30 pot of rice was not worth it time or money wise. Very attentive service - the waiters were quick (almost too quick) to notice when we were done with dishes or had dropped a chopstick. Would generally recommend. Prices are high and portions are small.
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