Chefs Yoshihito Kida and Mika Ohie were both born in Japan (Tokyo and Hokkaido, respectively), but met in the kitchens of Yakitori Totto and Soba Totto, before deciding to strike out on their own. This soba shop's name translates to "heartwarming," but it could also be dubbed heart-healthy for its fiber-rich, low-fat fare. Kida, who owned a soba restaurant back in Japan, makes the buckwheat noodles in house, while Ohie focuses on sides and appetizers, like a cold house-made tofu with scallions, ginger and bonito.
16 Delancey St
|Cross street:||at Allen St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. Cash only|
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I've been to both locations several times, and always recommend this to friends who are looking for somewhere to eat in the area. The food is super healthy, BUT most importantly it's super delicious. I always get the cold soba dipping noodles - they're so good I really can't bare to try anything new on the menu. The whole process makes you really enjoy the food more, compared to some Ramen places where you eat as quickly as you can, then leave. On top of all this, it's REALLY cheap. You can easy eat and drink for under 20 dollars each, and leave feeling full and satisfied.