about us & press

At EN Japanese Brasserie, we offer a modern approach to the rich traditions of Japanese cooking. We are in constant contact with our sister restaurants in Japan, exchanging recipe ideas to provide a transportive dining experience. When you walk through our doors, you will feel as though you're dining in Japan.

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.

Yours,
Reika Yo
Owner

For more information about EN Japanese Brasserie contact us.

traveling to Japan

visit some of our sister restaurants

EN's sister restaurants in Japan offer a range from fine dining to casual; however, all are well known for being consistent, delicious and traditional.

Wasyoku EN
Izakaya EN
Nana
Gochiso EN a traditional natural food store

press highlights


• Interview Magazine: "EN Dash: Cary Fukunaga X Reika Yo"view the webpage
• insatiable-critic.com: "It’s Not Just the Ceiling That Soars: En Japanese Brasserie"view the webpage
• Eater.com: "EN's Freshly Made Scooped Tofu"view the webpage
• Black Book Magazine: "To the Enth Degree"view the jpeg
• Nowness: "Foraging Ahead"view the webpage
• the Village Voice: "Our 10 Best Tofu Dishes in NYC, 1st place"view the webpage
• Timeout New York: "The 10 best dishes and drinks"view the jpeg
• the Village Voice: "Robert Sietsema's Best Fried Chicken "view the webpage
• The Martha Stewart Show: "Authentic Asian Recipes"view the webpage
• The Martha Stewart Show: "Homemade Tofu"view the webpage
• Food and Wine: "It Takes a Tough Man to Make Tender Tofu"view the webpage
• Michelin Guide Recommended, every year from 2005