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Souen Restaurant - E 13th St

28 E 13th St., (Fifth Ave. & University Place), New York City, NY 10003-4406 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #3,774 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Japanese, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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33 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Ithaca, Greece
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A great place to introduce yourself to macrobiotic food. I had a hearty fish soup and a vegetable stew. Big portions and very well priced. The place itself lacks style, feels rundown and the service could need more consistency. A nice smile is not enough, unfortunately. Healthy food can and should be served in a nice professional setting.

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San Francisco, CA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I enjoy food and am open to trying all different types of cuisines. I eat anything, so I was open to trying this place. I ordered something pretty basic and it wasn't at all what I expected, and furthermore, it didn't taste very good. I didn't even finish my dish and left hungry. My friend liked his food, so maybe... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

you can always count on souen for consistent, clean, and healthy food, whether it be macro or japanese. great for takeout, too.

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My good friend is vegan, so whenever we go out for dinner I'm on the lookout for places where we'll both enjoy the food and Souen didn't disappoint. I had the vegetables and tempeh in mushroom gravy sauce which was delicious and a LOT of food. I should have taken half home for lunch the next day, but finished it... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The quality and taste of the food is terrific. The selections are many and the service is friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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NY and Southwestern MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

For gourmet vegetarian food and fish you can't do better. Everything is carefully prepared and extremely fresh. Yama, the owner, was trained at the Kushi Institute in macrobiotics, but adds his own gourmet flair. I have lived in the neighborhood of the Souen on Prince and Sixth for 30 years, and it became my kitchen away from home. No matter... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My favourite place to eat in NYC. High quality whole foods that nurture the mind, body and spirit.The macro plate represents amazing value and a perfectly balanced meal. If you are dining alone sit at the front window not the sushi bar.You will probably end up chatting with your fellow solo diners- this happens to me every time I eat... More

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Just North of NYC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I'll cut to the chase...Not a big fan of "Healthy" resturants. I eat healthy....but at home. Anyway, this place rocks. Portions big. Prices mid to mid high. Healthy. Tasty. Had the Fish Lunch (the salmon was a little to well done...almost like salmon skin. Futo Maki roll great. Soup good and not to much salt. Seating a little tight. Was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is the second time i have eaten at this sou-en. Apparently has been refurbished & used to have plants in the toilets...They made my friend rudely wait in front & would`nt let her sit at a table to begin with before i arrived. when i came here before it was packed full of people..this was a thursday and was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I used to be a regular customer here, but I got burned last time I went. Maybe it was because it was lunch time, but they treated me and all the other people who came in for a solo lunch like lepers and made us sit shoulder to shoulder at the bar. Then, after 45 minutes, they brought me the... More

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