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EN Japanese Brasserie

Map & Directions 435 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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212-647-9196
  • Japanese, Sushi
  • Sun, Sat 11am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Business Dining, Catering, Delivery, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street

Description

Village Voice's Description

There are more than 40 locations of this izakaya-style restaurant in Japan; it¹s too bad not more of them have made their way to the United States. Executive chef Koji Nakan cooks some of the most refined Japanese food in the city, taking humble izakaya dishes and turning them into something you won¹t mind shelling out serious cash for. The freshly made scooped tofu, delightfully rich and creamy, will erase all your bad memories of the rubbery supermarket stuff. Although you can order a la carte, the two seven-course kaiseki menus are a good way to experience the whole menu, including standout dishes like the miso-marinated black cod, uni egg custard and Japanese strip loin with truffle butter. Choose from the encyclopedic sake menu or opt for the shochu or one of the bottles from the international wine list. The cavernous dining room has an air of cool serenity to it, with gray stone walls, slick Japanese pine and plenty of space between tables.

 
Member Reviews

  • jkennedy4insure
    on 08/03/13
    5

    THis is a great restaurant in Tribeca/West Village area. It's way south west, so it's a bit out of my reach, but it's definitely worth the hike. Their stone-cooked steak is amazing! Make sure to try their daily specials and the chef recommendations!

  • Bay_Area_Runner
    on 01/22/13
    5

    When reflecting back at my first En JP Brasserie experience, the word which comes to mind is 'surprising'. I was first shocked by the quality of the sushi which was very fresh and I had to order more after 'testing the waters' as I often do. The second shocker of the evening was how much food comes with the set meal. Holy moly! We were both stuffed and in fact, it's probably the... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Time Out New York on 10/05/11

    Try the freshly made scooped tofu; a delicate, silken dish with a nutty flavor. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.

  • AskMen on 04/21/11

    For the cherry blossom festival @ ENJB, try the sashimi cold-smoked over cherry wood, tile fish marinated in cherry blossom dashi, & washugyu ribeye hotpot - all paired with sake on request.

  • AskMen on 06/25/10

    Stop by for the “fish heads, eel bones & beer” dinner, a monthly fete with dishes like whole roasted tuna collar, salmon skin salad & deep fried eel bones-all for $45 with Sapporo from the keg.

  • Village Voice on 09/22/10

    Try the Okara- it's delicious. Braised in shoyu & shot through w. tender bits of shiitake mushrooms, carrots, & snow peas, the okara has a crumbly, slightly spongy texture. Give it a try!

  • Noah M. on 05/17/09

    Get the freshly-made house tofu! It's fantastic

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