EN Japanese Brasserie
EN Japanese Brasserie in the West Village offers izakaya dining in a setting explicitly crafted to evoke the Tokyo experience. Lofty ceilings and large windows give way to intricate wood carvings, floral centerpieces, and block-printed fabrics. Izakaya dining involves tapas-style small plates of Japanese home-cooking; at EN, this centers around the varieties of tofu that are made fresh six times per evening. One delicious example is the yuba sashimi: cool squares of yuba served with shaved radish and a shiso leaf. Other dishes include the creamy avocado salad with baby shrimp and spicy mayonnaise, and the kurobuta kakuni, pork belly simmered in a peasant pot.