Serves meat, veg options available. Fish and vegetarian food. Prices are moderate to expensive. Nice dining room and food presentation. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Macrobiotic, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
28 E 13th St (13 St, Union Square, Manhattan)
New York City, New York 10003

Mon-Sat 11:00am-10:30pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by JenniferF
Lifelong Veggie
Lifelong Veggie
  • vegan


1 Posted on 04 / 28 / 2013


ok. this was quite a frustrating experience. i've been dining at the different souens around the area for quite a long time. i walked in today to get a vegan meal. the woman, who later revealed herself as the manager, brought me to the sushi bar to eat. i then told her that i am a life long vegan for the most part and would rather not sit at the sushi bar in front of all the seafood on ice. the woman sighed. i asked to be moved, and when i suggested an open table for two she told me that it was not reserved per se, but rather one person is not enough for that two-person table. imagine this!! then she said that i could have the table but if a two person party came in i would have to move myself and my meal back to the sushi bar!! i told her that i have been going to souen forever. she did not care. i asked for the manager. she was it. so i left hungry and frustrated. i mean there food certainly isn't good enough to take that level of disrespect. they ain't the soup nazi! lol.

Pros: macrobiotic
Cons: bad service
  • raw

ONE OF THE BEST in the World!

4 Posted on 07 / 08 / 2010

If you enjoy macrobiotic food, this is the place to go! I've probably been there 700times! ANd often I'd get the same things.... their grain of the day tends to be delicious, their steamed veggies with either the carrot dressing or the miso-tahini dressing are just Divine! And that food keeps you going for hours.
It's truly heavenly.
The place is beautiful, service is really good, staff is sooo nice, and it's often busy, so sometimes (especially for dinner) you'll have to wait for table.
Great for brunch too.
Give it a try you won't regret it. And definitely get one of the vegan cookies or (better yet) carob-carob-chip scones! Yum! Dipped into some of their grain coffee with soy milk sweetened with maple, omg, nothing better in a cold ny day. :)

Pros: great food, beautiful place, great dressings and specials
Cons: busy
  • vegan


4 Posted on 03 / 18 / 2010

Stumbled upon this restaurant on a cold rainy miserable night before a movie. Cute cozy place with a Japanese tinge. Remember to get one or two of those vegan cookies before leaving, they are SO good!!

Pros: reasonably priced, nice ambiance, great cookies

  • mostly-vegetarian

go back again and again

4 Posted on 12 / 16 / 2008

Souen is one of my favorite restaurants. and probably my favorite macro places. Very comfortable and feel welcome there, and love that it's often busy. A New York classic. I do need to try some new dishes but some things are so delish I get them again and agin. They have such a huge selection, and it's often overwhelming to choose with all of their daily specials.

Pros: good price, wide selection, great to dine alone


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Last updated: 2013/09/16


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