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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.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2282 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Staff could not have been more attentive and kind. Plates were perfectly timed and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and overall experience. I will definitely be back!

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cristinz
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was horrendous. Waiters were impossible to understand and had no recommendations on food or wine. For this price point, it should be a must.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I love the brunch menu. I haven't had Omurice in a long time so it was great to have again.

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vipHenriv
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed having dinner here. Unfortunately they do not serve nigiri Sushi. However, the Sashimi is excellent and the other dishes show the depth of this restaurant

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vipYelena85
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very overpriced for mediocre food. Uni had no flavor, fried chicken was soggy. The other stuff was not memorable. I love tofu and hated it there. Somehow we spent 400 dollars and left hungry and unsatisfied. Pretty restaurant, nice location, nice vibe, nice outdoor setup, the actual sushi seemed fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Pushy waiter who spoke poor English to the point I could not understand him

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vipsteakfoodie
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great food presentation and delicious food. Bento boxes were well priced with a nice variety of selection. But the service was slow due to a lack of servers or the kitchen might be at limited capacity. Either way, they need to reduce the wait time to order from sitting down to getting the food.

Overall, I recommend the restaurant.

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AnnaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wine list was not updated - only one type of white & red each was available, no sake, disappointing. Waiter wasn’t knowledgeable about availability of things.

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NorNor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Have loved EN but last experience was reason for concern. Service was inattentive, often confused. Took about 30 minutes for half of our drink order to arrive. Food was ok but really hard to get past the poor service and insane wait times.

Maybe it was just a case of the Monday's? Hope so because I love EN and it was always solid. But when dinner out these days is a cause for celebration- you want it to be awesome.

MD
MadisonD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

See Yelp review...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, but some of the most bizarre service ever. Waiters almost seemed like they were on drugs, brought one person their entire three course meal before they even brought appetizers to the rest of us

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Yerelyn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have four different sushi rolls olus the miso soup and the food was amazing!!!

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vipScottC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little bit slow, but the food was great and the outdoor dining experience was lovely.

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monicam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I am an assiduous client, have made big paries and dinners and go as often as possible.
I was there on dinner on Saturday with my daughter, the wind was so strong that we could hardly sit still. I asked the hostess if they could change us to the tables on Hudson street which had no wind coming from the river. They never offered any available table. Ee had to rush to eat our food and leave. To my suprise, there where more than three empty tables when I left. I was tremendously disappointed by the lack of sensibility and care.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, food service, a little pricey.

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Qiaoooowwwww
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Love the sashimi and black cod

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MelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great and our waiter was attentive but the food all came out so quickly that we were rushing to eat and didn't get to thoroughly enjoy the food. The table was also cleaned while we were still eating which wasn't great.

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vipXOMJP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to support my favorite Japanese restaurant in the WV and see the old staff!!!

I would come here for lunch almost 3x a week and dinner atleast 1x every week Pre-covid. While the food and service was great, I was sad not to see anyone I knew. It seems the managers and staff are all new (nice people) but I miss the old crew. Hope they are all good and that our paths cross again.

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vipSSun
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it. their fresh tofu is so good and has a great portion size.
everything is well cooked (except for the soba pudding is a bit weird).

some items are not available for lunch but food was great overall!

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vipRichL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They put a nice effort into making outdoor dining special.

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Afoodlover
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service are excellent. The sidewalk setting is probably what they could do but not as "elegant" as their indoor space. But they have done their best, I guess, in this difficult time! Food is still excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They were out of too many things and noisy outside. Seat was very wet. But overall great food and I would go out.

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SnackyOnassis
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

House-made chilled tofu with uni and a vodka shiso cocktail sitting under a giant red paper umbrella on a breezy summer evening. Need I say more?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible food.

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vipScorpioNYC
New York Area
10 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
9 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
70 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
3 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

FAQs

EN Japanese Brasserie does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

EN Japanese Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 2282 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.