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En Japanese Brasserie

435 Hudson St (at Leroy St) Tel:  212-647-9196 Sun-Thurs: 5:30pm to 11:00pm Fri & Sat: 5:30pm to midnight

En, a Japanese brasserie in the West Village, has been open for over two years now. The interior combines traditional Japanese design elements such as transom windows and shoji paper sliding doors with 20th century contemporary furniture. Here you can enjoy seasonal Japanese dishes prepared by chef Yasuhiro Honma and Japanese sake. “The goal is reasonably priced dishes that deliver the authentic taste of Japan without being Americanized in any way.” Chef Honma’s style of cooking is clearly distinct from the upscale Japanese fusion dishes seen so often in recent years.

Stone-grilled Kobe-style beef

During restaurant week, the stone grilled Kobe-style beef is a cut taken from the neck to back section. This cut has less fat than sirloin and a milder taste. $38.

The most popular dish among Japanese customers  BEST 3!

(1)Soft rolled dashi maki omelet ($8)
(2)Braised Berkshire pork belly in sansho miso ($16)
(3)Shrimp fritters crispy fried with salt ($12)