Experience our modern approach to the rich traditions of Japanese cooking in our authentic Japanese restaurant located in the West Village of Manhattan. Like we do in Japan, we cook with the seasons, and savor the peak flavor of ingredients.
At EN Japanese Brasserie, we have created an extensive menu, featuring dishes as fresh tofu (prepared six times a night), Saikyo Miso Black Cod, Washugyu and Wagyu steak, an assortment of sashimi and signature sushi rolls and Kaiseki tasting menus. To complement your dining experience, we have an extensive list of artisanal sake and shochu, signature cocktails, wine and full bar.
From our signature house-made tofu to our Yaki Shabu "thinly sliced washugyu short rib cooked table-side on a hot stone," we serve food that is inventive and soulful, expanding guests’ perceptions of Japanese cuisine. The kaiseki tasting menus provide a glimpse at the structure and nuances of a traditional Japanese course-meal. During lunch, we welcome you to sample Japanese staples such as tonkatsu sando, a Berkshire pork cutlet sandwich with red miso sauce. Weekend brunch is a menu of western influenced and traditional choshoku Japanese breakfast dishes. At our monthly “Abe's Kitchen” event, Chef Abe Hiroki guides guests through a multi-course Japanese culinary experience featuring peak seasonal ingredients.
EN’s high ceilings and oversized windows highlight the warm wood furnishings and antique Japanese panels. The dramatic, spacious dining room is moored by an open kitchen on one end and a beautiful floral arrangement in the center, while tatami-style rooms on the main level and three Meiji-era styled apartment rooms on the mezzanine level are ideal for private parties. All aspects of the restaurant were custom-designed and imported from Japan, from the furniture to the colorful block-printed fabrics and tabletop accessories.
Here at EN, we believe in respecting ingredients and their natural flavors. Since 2004 we have provided New Yorkers with culinary discovery and the true flavors of Japan.
Reika Alexander, Owner