EN - The Best Japanese Restaurant in Delhi


When it comes to true and authentic Japanese food, there is only one place where you should head to - En. Located in Mehrauli, surrounded by charming trees and a lit up Qutab Minar as a backdrop. This artsy, intricate place with a beautiful rooftop, delicate interiors sets the mood for a romantic dinner which makes the visit even more worthwhile. Its a great place to enjoy Japanese food.


Most of the ingredients that are used in their dishes are imported directly from Tokyo. If this does  not tell you about the authenticity and quality of their food, what will? But first thing first, lets talk about the intricate artsy interiors and then head over to talk about food.

Ambiance

En, does not have a typical Japanese interior. The dining is bright, decorated with a beautiful chandelier and comfortable chairs. Its truly a beauty with old world walls, wooden flooring and giant doors blending with the outdoors. This area has retained its heritage building tag. There are private rooms and terraces too that offer just the right privacy with your companions. Book a table that has the view of Qutab Minar for an ultimate experience.

The courteous General Manager of En, takes care of the entire operation and ensures that the dishes being served are of the highest quality. Have a doubt about a dish? Ask him or the Chef and they provide you with all the information and knowledge.





Food Talk

En, offers three kinds of dinner courses. The best way to enjoy and explore their dishes is to opt for one. There are about 8 to 10 dishes that are served, but in smaller portions. I believe that to be the best way to gorge and taste food. 

The evening started with an appetizer called Nanbanzuke, which is fried fish marinated in onion and vinegar and had a supreme flavor. It was served with mashed potatoes and sesame tossed beans. Japanese style Prawn Tempura coated with crispy batter was appreciated and went well with Manhattan & Sake Bomb



We were then served Buta no Kakuni, which is a dish made with pork belly simmered in soy sauce until it is a melt in your mouth tender and juicy. Its served with a boiled egg, vegetables and Japanese mustard. Kakuni, literally means square simmered, referring to the shape of the dish. Yes, it is one of those culinary pleasures that you know will kill you someday, yet you cant resist taking another bite.  

Traditional Japanese experience is incomplete without Sushi. We moved to the Teppanyaki counter where the Chef demonstrated 'Live' sessions of rolling and serving us Sushi's, Sashimi & Nilgiri.
Beautifully he rolls them and places them on a platter for us to gorge. For a better experience, Refer Video -- EN


You have to experience Teppanyaki counter. The Chef wonderfully explains the difference between Sashimi Vs. Sushi Vs. Maki Vs. Nilgiri Though if you watch the video carefully, the Chef has explained well. But if you are unable to watch the video, let me give a little glimpse. Sashimi is thinly sliced raw meat, such as Salmon or Tuna and is served without rice. On the other hand, Sushi, is not raw fish, rather vinegared rice mixed with other ingredients, which may or may not include raw fish. Sushi and Sashimi are both distinct and separate. I am more of a Sushi lover. 


Towards the end of our meal, we opted for their Sesame Ice Cream. If you love peanut butter ice cream, you will enjoy the richness of this Japanese style sesame ice cream for sure. The manager made sure we enjoy their cheesecake and in house baked cake and brought us each a piece of it. We thoroughly enjoyed and loved the entire experience and got correct knowledge of the food that we ate. 

The staff is friendly, courteous and they know what they are serving. My special "Thank you" to the staff and the Chef for co-operating with us while we were recording them.

Overall, loved the entire experience and would definitely recommend people who love Authentic Japanese Food. Just make sure to carry enough thousands to have a lavish, charming and romantic meal! And guess what, it will all worth it.

Call to make Reservation - 011 33105772
Cuisine - Japanese
Opening Hours - 12 noon to 11 pm
Cost for two - Rs 3000 (approx)
Address - H 5/1 Ambawatta One, Kalkadas Marg, New Delhi