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Healthy Macrobiotic Cuisine

Serving organic, macrobiotic fare with Asian accents in a warm, soothing atmosphere for the past 20 years, with pretty lighting, light pastel walls and bunches of dried flowers. Starters include tahini noodles, tempeh with ginger vegetable sauce, tofu scrambled with scallions and carrots, and vegetable tempura. There are quite a few larger seafood and vegetarian courses, obento boxes and sushi, and sides of organic whole grain breads, steamed greens, homemade pickles, and marinated burdock root. Nutritious breakfast specials are served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and even the drinks are healthy, with fresh-squeezed juices, organic coffee and wines. Souen is a place that specializes in an American cuisine known for their vegetarian meals. Expect the average entrée to cost roughly $12 to $20, and you'll be fine if dressed casual.

Added by conde.kedar on Mar 14 09 (last updated Mar 14 09)

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I really like the atmosphere at this location. The restaurant is right on the corner and there are a lot of windows with natural light coming in so it's nice to look outside while dining. I dined with a few friends and they all enjoyed their food a lot more than I did, which was also the case when I dined at Souen in the Village so I think that their food just isn't my style. The food is fresh and well prepared, it just isn't flavorful enough for me. Don't get me wrong, I like healthy food, but I like my food to be more heavily seasoned, be it with garlic, ginger, onions, hot peppers, etc.

I ordered the lunch special, which came with a veggie sushi roll (which was good) and two sides. For some reason, I chose the steamed udon, which was plain noodles (no dressing or sauce) and the fried tofu (good fried batter but then nothing to dip it in!). Very boring choice. I should have gotten veggies or something. I asked for some hot sauce so I could spice things up a little and found that they charge $1 for chili paste. Seriously? I understand charging for a special homemade dressing, but charging $1 for a couple teaspoons of store-bought chili paste to go on my SUPER plain noodles just rubbed me the wrong way.

My waitress was nice and I think the restaurant is beautiful, but I am not sure I would come back. Or if I do, I would get the soup or noodle dishes that seem like they would have more flavor.

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Neighborhood

SoHo

Directions

At Prince Street.

Non-Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Japanese
  • Eclectic (Varied)
  • Macrobiotic

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Hours

11:30am - 10:30pm
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