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435 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10014
at Leroy St.
Zen or EN?
By martin_chamois on 7/5/2005
En Japanese Brasserie combines both a lounge and restaurant into one space, which works to a greater degree than some other places. The contemporary Japanese décor, matches to contemporary Japanese menu. Dinners tend to young and trendy, typically a bad sign for serious dinning, but EN succeeds where others have failed. While not everything is perfect, the winners far exceed the so-so selections. Service seems to be attentive, although the caliber of waiters seems very unpredictable. So the only mystery is the name really EN of really ZEN?
By Teddy on 5/25/2005
What a wonderful restaurant. From the minute you walk in you feel transported to Japan. Service is terrific, food great(try the crab tempura in a sushi roll, en salad,any and all sushi and sashimplus the duck dish is great, and ofcourse the fresh tofu. Even the chocolate dessert is good. What a good addition to the New York restaurant scene!!!
real japanese food!
By vanillerum on 4/13/2005
it is sometimes hard to find a real good japanese food with nice atomosphere, but this place specializes on traditional japanese food, TOFU and YUBA, which is rare to see in restaurants in the US. i really enjoyed it.
Each dish better than the last
By ChicChick on 3/5/2005
We tried 9 of the dishes and kept saying, "this is the best...no, THIS is the best" The black cod special was amazing, as was the sea bass, Kobe sushi, tuna and avacado salad, duck and potato croquettes, and the very unique (although a bit pricey) drinks. I recommend the apricot infused sochou-a distilled japanese grain alcohol. Service was decent, our waiter seemed in a hurry to take our orders although the menu had a lot of japanese without english explanations and we waited a while to be seated in spite of a reservation. It also got cold towards the end of the night so dress warm in winter. I truly loved it but EN, Please please fix your stereo system!!!
By kabasan on 11/11/2004
Beats Megu & Nobu hands down in everyway and yet very reasonable prices. Besides amazing food, they have great food presentation, attentive service, cool massive space and design but not overwhelming or tacky. Sushi is not the priority here or the main staple that should be eaten.
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