Sibling restaurateurs Bunkei and Reika Yo give us a sense of Japanese living in this multilevel space. On the ground floor are tatami-style rooms; on the mezzanine are re-creations of a living room, dining room and library of a Japanese home from the Meiji Era. But the main dining room is where the action is: Diners sit at tables either on the periphery or around a small pond under high ceilings. Chef Hiroki Abe is running with the home theme too by offering handmade miso paste, tofu and yuba (soy-milk skin) in dishes like Berkshire pork belly braised in sansho miso; foie gras and poached daikon steak with white miso vinegar; and seared chutoro marinated in garlic soy. The menu changes frequently with seasonal specials. Try the sake and shochu flights (or wonderful original cocktails) and you’ll get an authentic Asian buzz, too.
|Venue name:||EN Japanese Brasserie||Contact:|
435 Hudson St
|Cross street:||at Leroy St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Fri, Sat noon–2:30pm, 5:30pm–11:30pm; Sun 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
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I really didn't enjoy this place. First of all, they didn't give you a table in the main restaurant if it was only 2 of you, so unless you had a big group you had to sit by the bar, which for me takes away the whole restaurant experience. The food was ok, sushi was really average and pretty bad that I had to send it back. It was just too much going on and over the top with all the ingredients. It was also very expensive and I would not go there again.