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Even though it’s the sushi you think you’re going for, most of the food at En is exceptional. Start your meal with the 'Miso Bonito Soup' and make your way through the salads especially the 'Chirashi Seafood' Salad' with salmon and tuna in a yuzu dressing. The spicy 'Chicken Wings' are also stellar as well as the 'Dashimaki' – the Japanese style omelette The teppanyaki menu is also very good. Opt to eat the 'Japanese style Pork Curry Rice' as well as the 'Salmon'. And, finally get to the 'Sushi and the Tiger Prawn Tempura Roll' and the 'California Roll' as well as the 'Asparagus Tempura Roll'. Outdoor seating makes it amazing during the cooler months.
‘En’ at Kalkadas marg, New Delhi is a stunning property mostly for its ambience and also for the food. Owner of the front face of a heritage building the restaurant is truly a beauty with old world walls and a breath-taking view. Its location which is just opposite of Qutub Minar keeps a huge pull for the customers. The restaurant is a big spacious room with wooden flooring and giant doors blending nicely with the outdoors. Décor is kept minimalistic enhancing the simplistic beauty of the surroundings. Plain tasteful chairs are comfortable and compliments the room. There are private rooms and terraces too if you want some privacy or intimacy with your dinner companions. Book a table that has the view of the minar or ask to be seated at the terrace for the ultimate unobstructed view. The food which is served at En is Japanese and prepared by a Japanese chef which makes a whole lot of difference.
The menu is divided into two sections. One for the locals and other for quintessential Japanese punters. The restaurant is very popular with the Japanese sector of the city looking for a place with authenticity and taste like home. Chicken egg soup, vegetable garlic soup, chicken salad sesami creamy dressing, agedashi tofu, chawanmushi, shitake and vegetable soup, ebi mayo tempura salad and miso soup prawn soup stock are their menu’s first page. Further on is appetizers. Dashimaki, kinpira, vegetable katsu, prawn tempura, tuna tataki, edamame, spicy chicken wing and assorted tempura non-veg are wonderful and makes perfect first course. See the chef’s knife skills with succulent sushi and sashimi. Choose a platter so you can sample everything. Go for rolls and maki too. Kappa maki, tiger prawn tempura roll, Philadelphia roll, sea tuna maki are exceptional.
Teppanyaki is a popular Japanese cooking form. The chef at En makes it beautifully. Try fiery prawn, buta-kakuni, tofu saute, sea bass, black cod, prawn & broccoli, chicken & leeks with egg, sautéed aona and tenderloin steak. The noodles and rice such as tempura udon, cold soba, egg fried rice, yaki-onigiri, ochazuke and yaki udon are frequently ordered accompaniments too. For desserts En serves chiffon cake, blanc manger, green tea ice cream, gateau chocolate and animitsu which is traditional Japanese dessert. For drinks Japanese tea, black tea and coffee is served. To experience the En you will need five thousand rupees so keep that in mind.