EN Japanese Brasserie

4.6
2388 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2388 people are saying
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish in the restaurant week tasting menu was by far the best dish. Will definitely come back.

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MingusLuna
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I order rice pot. It should server with main dish. It come after like a desert, which is not.

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vipSunshiney
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Been going here since 2004 and it has been great every time. I could recall every experience looking at each of the seats we had occupied. I love that they don't change yet they innovate on menu items. The restaurant week option has exceptionally well rounded menu items and at a very good price.

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Tembrel
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to EN Japanese Brasserier many times, but it was a special treat to have, as the evening's pop-up guest chef, Hiroki Odo, whose work I have enjoyed at his o.d.o restaurant many times as well. One of the themes of the latter venue is an emphasis on local and domestic sourcing; the EN meal was sourced more globally, but there were still hints of locality, particularly the Long Island duck breast and (I think) some of the fish. I didn't feel shortchanged at all: While Maine uni can be wonderful, you can't go wrong with the Hokkaido uni that appeared in two of the dishes.

There were occasional minor missteps in service, nearly unavoidable in pop-up settings where staff from two organizations have to work together at short notice, but these were graciously acknowledged and made more than right by generous comping of excellent sake. There may have been some last minute procurement issues, too: The menu listed "Omar shrimp panko" where the item was presented as "lobster panko", but whatever the case, it was delicious.

A highlight for me was the suzuki and grilled eggplant in a shiro miso broth. The eggplant's subtle smokiness was especially memorable.

Less successful was the summer truffle on the duck breast with soy reduction sauce. The sauce overpowered the truffle, so one had to exercise a lot of care to ensure that the truffle and duck combination could be savored.

For the dessert, the pairing of a sparkling pink wine (the name of which I neglected to record) with the "paprika pudding" was fantastic. So good that I was on the verge of pouring the wine into the dish, but cooler heads prevailed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Pop up menu was very disappointing at $200 per person.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious – full of surprises and delight!

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Evon
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Excellent ambience, service and delicious food.

LN
vipLexNYC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish better than the last. Love the unique take on dishes and the revolving variety in the menu. Highly recommend!

MC
MattC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner.

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Vitale
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining at EN for decades and it never disappoints. The food is absolutely delicious. The ambience couldn't be better. The service is excellent. Highly recommend this gem of a Japanese restaurant.

DL
DominiqueL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waited 40 minutes to get our first drinks. The least they could have done is offered them but nothing was done. It is big and noisy. Factory with decent food. Lights on the table are great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Pre fixe was very slow. Took over 3.5 hours to finish the courses and the pace was too slow.

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KenW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place especially the service. I have really enjoyed the meal. The sushi and sashimi are extremely fresh and delicious.

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vipAnthonyF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say anything bad. All amazing!

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AlexR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a superb and memorable dinner, The moment you arrive at the restaurant they make you feel very welcome. The nice hostess sat me at the sushi bar right in front of the chef and I had a full view of the open kitchen. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The restaurant itself looks impeccable. the ambiance its upbeat but not overwhelming. The manager himself came over a few times to chat and see how everything was. He was very polite and professional. I really enjoyed the attention to detail this place has. The restaurant has private dining rooms for special occasions and business meetings, they also offer outdoor dining.
I will definitely go back and I highly recommend it.
Thanks to the staff for an awesome and unique experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service.
Although we had outside seating the hostess let us in at the busiest hour of the week, thanks :))
the menu has a different approach compared to other Japanese restaurants and everything we had was superb delicious.
We will be back again or even ubereats.

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vip2cats
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and I might add better than pre Pandemic . Service needs to improve but we understand about shortage of labor.

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Vicky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service, and ambiance was absolutely amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience2

The AC didn’t work, we felt really uncomfortable.
We got a refund for the Sake we ordered but the overall experience was very bad.
I would expect them to let us know about the situation before they assign for us a seat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was my birthday and I have loyally come to this restaurant to get fantastic service, food and overall experience.

This time, it as anything but.

Towards the end of the meal, our food took forever to come and the waiter would avoid us when we signaled. Our first drinks were still on the table, empty and sad, after they cleared desert.

This was not worth 640$

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TemmaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a good choice if you want an upscale feel but have members of your party who want to spend less. There are $17 plates with three small appetizers. It could be enough for someone who ate beforehand.

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vipBiker1
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the pandemic. Everything was perfecto, from the salmon roll to the tofu avo roll to the grilled baby yellowtail to the stone grilled yuzu marinated chicken. Service was excellent, ambience was too. So happy this place is going and being run so well!

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GiuliaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The food is high quality and impeccable in presentation and service. The staff is absolutely lovely and the place is gorgeous

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ChuckD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJocelynB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant out of the hood. Worth the trip downtown every time!

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JL14
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back since the pandemic started, we enjoyed our dinner there. Great prices and great food. Thank you!

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vipRichardN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Belated Celebration

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HithaH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the best Japanese restaurant in nyc. LOVED it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food and service was really good. It was in the middle of the heatwave and the AC was broken but there was no mention/update before the reservation and ended up sitting in a sauna for 2 hours

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Emiemiemi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love the environment, service and authentic Japanese high-end home cooking style food!

No wonder it’s there for years!!
Brunch has this bento box that has everything in it. Check it out!

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Summer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Our waiter was so so kind!! And the food was absolutely amazing. So much flavor. Great ambience as well. Very pretty restaurant. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was Scrumdiddlyumtious

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vipDFit
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Fresh Japanese in the city!

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vipRobA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific restaurant. It has a buzz to it with the energetic crowd also. Food is very good (but not cheap) and they have a great selection. I like the a la carte selection. Good Japanese whiskey also.

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NataliaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely service, and fabulous live jazz! But, pretty pricey!

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vipFlo21
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve always found EN to be one of my favorite dining experiences especially when it came to a special occasion. Since returning for the first time since the pandemic, I found the quality of the taste not as tasty. Is it because the kitchen is understaffed or the head chef has changed? Even the sushi and sashimi tasted mediocre. For the $175 per person menu, I expected a better tasting meal. Somewhat disappointing. By the way, the jazz band on a Sunday evening is a nice addition but the sound was a bit too loud for conversation in the main dining room. Sitting in the bar area would have been better.

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NicoleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by the private room for our special occasion . Gus did a great job explaining the meme. Every dish was delicious. Even our picky eater ventured out of comfort zone. The highlights were the tofu dashi, hijiki salad, carpaccio, pork belly with lotus and the sea bass.!
Great memories to carry forward.
Thank you

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vipIraM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The cooked food is really good. The sake list is first rate.

The variety of sushi and its freshness were disappointing. En Japanese is not the place to come for sushi. However the rest of the menu and the ambiance make the brassiere worthwhile.

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vipeppy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baby with us, restaurant provided a high chair, but could not accommodate our scrambled egg request for our toddler. We brought our own food and ordered their homemade tofu f

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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 2388 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.