EN Japanese Brasserie

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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Whisky Wednesday

Join us for Japanese Whisky Cocktail specials

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 18, 2020

Ends: March 19, 2119

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-11:15PM

Happy Hour

$7 Selected drinks, beer, sake, wine, and soju
Food Specials

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 12, 2020

Ends: March 13, 2119

Availability: Daily 5:30PM-7:00PM

What 2258 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible food.

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vipAdiosAmigo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fresh ingredients, artful presentation. Hard to top the ambiance for a date or a business gathering. Careful attention to every detail. Truly a culinary adventure.

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vipBartenderKyle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and helpful service, excellent food, and a cozy atmosphere with a high ceiling.

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MeganD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the first and last time I will eat here. My husband and I had the Asoka kaiseki and it was really disappointing. There wasn't a single dish that was good and after a bit or two we stopped eating. The servers were rushed and inattentive, never bothering to ask if everything was okay or why we didn't eat most of the food. we skipped the last dish and dessert and called it a night. At 130.00 per meal I would expect very good food and service. This was far from either.

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vipHM110
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food. Poor service. Manager helped but no apology or any attempt at service recovery.

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vipmarla
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food in a beautiful room. Service always great. highly recommend.

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voyageuse54
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Drinks service a bit off but overall a very enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very poor, it took a long time to get drinks and the food was not worth the $125 per person bill.

Overpriced and underwhelming

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vipYummyGuy
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Caveat emptor. Food was good as always, but when we split the check, the suggested tip amounts were +200%. I caught it but my jet-lagged friend did not.

When we pointed this out to management, they had contradictory stories. The waiter apologized and said this often happened and he should have warned us. The manager initially said this kind of thing never happened, but then said it did happen - not exactly reassuring.

Basically, This kind of thing happening represents fraud. If management knows this, they should fix it, period, full stop.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice although open table changed my reservation from 7 to 6:30 pm. When I showed up they told me I didn’t show up at 6:30 but thank god the table was available.

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StaceyY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can never go wrong with En. The food is always consistently good, the cocktails top notch. This is my go-to place for when I forget to make reservations and still need my guests to have a great dining experience. Having lived in Japan for four years, the food at En is very close to what I’d eat there.

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vipbrigidmartyr
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Recommend for a quiet lunch with friends which is what we did. Box lunch sets are a good value. Lovely setting and very quiet on a Saturday afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was bad, and they didn’t want to accommodate for a better table!

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KevinL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, ambiance, presentation and service, but for the price, the food/taste was above great, but not excellent.

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vipStevenL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The valentines tasting menu was a bit mass produced. The quality wasn’t where you would expect it to be. I do understand given that it was a big night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much like this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was perfect

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DeanC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

EN is our go-to place for special occasions, and we like everything about it. There were a couple of glitches this time. The only one worth mentioning is that the Clay Pot Salmon came with rice in a clay pot but WITHOUT any salmon.

THe staff addressed this quickly and professionally. And yes, we had a really nice evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

They have a strong unconscious bias against welcoming and seating guests of color. I shared feedback on concerns around not being seated in the order of arrival despite having reservations. Giving us the worst seating in otherwise near empty restaurant . When requested better seating we were asked to eat fast and leave quickly.

I shared feedback with manager and did not receive any apology. Instead she was defensive and dismissive.

JS
vipJamesS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was the worst service I've ever experienced in a restaurant. After being seated, we were ignored. After about 20 minutes I got up to find a waiter, who came over and took our drink orders. They never arrived. Finally a waitress took our food order. After 45 minutes we still had no drinks or food. Curiously, people seated nearby well after us were already into their second courses. We finally walked out, the only time I've ever done this after placing an order. There were no apologies when we explained our departure.
In fairness, I can't evaluate the food quality, because we never got any.

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RIKIlovesRIKImirrors
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed our meal here this time. We had a flight of different tofu, and they were all excellent, but no sushi with the exception of a spicy tuna roll. We over-ordered, but it was worth it, because everything was really delicious. The staff is good, not great, and probably a little junior for the establishment, but there were no mishaps. Ambiance is best in the main dining room, and I'm looking forward to returning in a few months.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan tasting menu

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columbinellc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food are exceptional! This is my favorite downtown place to have a special meal with good friends.

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vipRestauranteur11
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exotic food offerings and a unique Japanese setting--this is not your corner sushi joint--special place

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vipRGCnDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wish I could say our food was better. Great environment, amazing service but pretty basic salty food missing interesting flavors. Wish the food lived up to everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I used to love this place for the past 10+ years, but quality of food definitely fell off. Sashimi was mediocre at best, the $63 uni/sweet shrimp roll was not fresh at all. Most likely not returning.

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vipHM110
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. What can I say. Pretty place.

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MandrileS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionnel ! De l'accueil à l'assiette tout est excellent !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food, but way too expensive

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MichelleM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! What a wonderful restaurant. Authentic and delicious food, artfully prepared and impeccable service. Beautiful ambiance as well. I love this restaurant! Highly recommended. :-)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience1

really nice! They had my favorite sake Narutotai. Vegan friendly, beautiful atmosphere, exemplary hostesses and servers. I will return soon with my entire family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was a bit disappointing and felt I paid too much

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Pea123
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food overall. with plentiful, unique * Japanese cuisine suitable for vegans. Amazing handmade tofu and pretty good toro and sashimi. Nice ambience, service could be warmer and more attentive but definitely would come back. Also like that it’s casual enough to come dressed however and feel totally comfortable. Not stuffy at all, very large restaurant space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a terrible experience. Our server accidentally dropped a glass and broke it. One of our party got really wet, almost damaged his camera. I don’t blame the mistake itself, it happens to everyone. But the server did not apologize for it. The server kept on going and pretended as if nothing happened. He seemed like he didn’t care about it at all.. That was very rude. We felt offended. I’m from Japan. If it happened in a genuine Japanese restaurant, it wouldn’t be like this. I would never visit this place again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal , great food , very expensive but worth every penny .

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viptonyq
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the tofu is the main draw but it has so much more to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our waiter forgot about us multiple times and we had to flag him down after about 30 minutes of waiting. The food was nothing special. Also our waiter was flat out rude to my friend and I.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I’m sorry but... the food was tasteless, overcooked and boring! Never again! And the price was not justified!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional