This sultry, black-tiled offshoot of the popular Yakitori Totto invites lingering over soba (buckwheat) noodles and premium sake. A light hand prevails in the rich soba soup with tender slices of duck breast and a single halved shiitake. The restaurant offers a menu primer on the many uses of buckwheat; along with noodles, there are both sweet and savory dumplings (the sweet ones arrive floating in a delicious bean soup). They even use the toasted grains as a nutty topping for ice cream.
|Venue name:||Soba Totto||Contact:|
211 E 43rd St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:45am–2:30pm, 6–11pm; Sat 6–11pm; Sun 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|