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EN Japanese Brasserie

4.5
1892 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(212) 647-9196
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Abe Hiroki
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leroy Street
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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.
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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.
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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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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

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.

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What 1892 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Non mi sono piaciuti i piatti....locale bello personale accogliente

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Too pricey! Food was mediocre at best
Beautiful setting

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Towards the end of dinner, the floor above underwent construction and the noise was so deafening we had to leave.

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vipSeleneN (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I used to love coming here as the food is consistently good. And ambiance was lovely. But recently the service has been so disappointing and rude. Front of house is warm and welcoming. And this is completely let down by the serving staff who do not smile, roll their eyes when you ask for something and whizz by when you’re waving your arm for attention. What a shame as the food is delicious and fresh. Hats off to the chef but boo to the servers. And it’s gotten expensive. Won’t be back for a while.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Its always
The right choice

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CharlesD (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Service and food felt a bit underwhelming in respect to the space, and expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Kaiseki dishes were completely lackluster and insubstantial. Service was okay outside of having to wait 20mins for seating despite being on time. Food was served at the wrong temperature and tasteless. Although a regular customer in the past, I will not be returning to En.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food amazing
Service equally amazing

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Just sublime as always: from the homemade tofu to the Kyoto small dishes to the rice clay pots to the sashimi.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant was supposed to open at 530. No one was there and they did not seat us till 545. At 6 I told the hostess we had a show and needed to order. She said right away but nobody came. So we paid for our one drink we got from bar while waiting and left. The hostess and waitress were awful

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vipJemma (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a table booked for 3ppl for 2:15pm. Two of us arrived at 2:10pm. We’re seated for 2:17pm only to be told the kitchen closed at 2:25pm. Why they’d take the reservation no one knows. Such bad unapologetic service. We’d to leave and find a new restaurant that would actually serve us food.

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vipGabriella (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I have loved En since it opened ! Spent at least 2 of my Birthdays there and keep loving it !

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AdamV (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Been coming here for years. Fabulous setting and decent food. The staff can be quite haughty and not very obliging. The food is ok but not as amazing as the descriptions or setting would suggest. Definitely the most impressive thing about this place is the interior design (and the sake list!)

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SarahL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent tasting menu and special cocktails. Generous portions and beautifully presented. Perfect for a special occasion.

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vipeatoutalot (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

my wife and I eat out often and enjoy varied, interesting menus and dishes:
came on the recommendation of friends;
this restaurant is a beautiful setting, spacious and well appointed:
the service from beginning to end was impeccable:
ingredients were very fresh;
presentation varied and truly interesting
preparations were rather bland, all fish tasted the same;
as the night went on, noise level became very loud to the point of being irritating;
we had two of the three special menus, they were both disappointing;
too expensive for the quality of the food;
will not recommend or return
there are much more appropriately priced options in New York;

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FoodLover (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

EN was an exceptional experience. The ambiance, service and food were all outstanding and we could not have asked for a better dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipAlex (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Did the $80 tasting menu with the $45 sake and shochu pairing on Saturday night. The mixed reviews of En make sense; the food is excellent and the portions are appropriate for the price. Interesting vegetable-based first course with japanese mushrooms and radish in a ponzu-like sauce, fried tofu and seaweed in a shichimi togarashi spice soy, and kabocha with tofu sauce. The next course was the only disappointment- 6 pieces of sashimi, two solid salmon, two boring lean tuna, and two yellowtail that was so lean and tough it could have been fluke. The miso cod, fresh tofu, and stone-grilled chicken that followed made up for the disappointing fish. The sake pairings were extremely small servings, but the quality and diversity were satisfactory. The service was downright abysmal. Poor timing, a wildly confusing parade of multiple waiters, bussboys, and attendants meant that after an initial check-in, our waiter was nowhere to be seen even when we physically got up to try to get our bill. Timing of dishes was completely off, with some coming before we'd finished the most recent course, and one taking more than 15 minutes to arrive while we sat and stared at the giant branch sculpture in the middle of the dining room. Can't decide if we'll try again at the sushi bar or a table, or if the service issues make this $160/pp meal not worth the cost.

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vipYAGO (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I don't usually write reviews, but this time I just had to - such a disappointment and a waste of good money. The menu was so exhausting we decided to go with the tasting menu - it was extremely disappointing. Not even one dish was good. A couple we couldn't even finish... almost everything came out cold as if it was just taken out from the fridge and just put on our table. Service was ok, but no wonder - restaurant was half empty. Although the waiter didn't even care that half of the dishes was almost untouched..
Not going to return for sure.

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JTSki (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Absolutely loved dining at En Japanese Brasserie! Creative, extensive and well balanced menu with attention to detail and flavor. Great atmosphere with ample space (not crowded sitting ontop of other tables). Attentive waitstaff. Huge sake selection to sample from too! We couldn't have been happier with our first visit.

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