Restaurants, Japanese East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

New York’s prized noodle joints have taught us to be picky about what we slurp, and one more has arrived to do the same. At Soba Koh, chef-owner Hiromitsu Takahashi makes soba noodles fresh daily from organic buckwheat. They are served hot, in a rich broth, or cold, either with a dipping sauce or in fusiony creations like soba “risotto” with crab, shiitake and ginkgo nuts. But it’s not all soba here: You’ll also find steamed-egg custard with sea urchin and shiso-marinated grilled quail. The stark, bright dining room is open only for dinner, but you can watch the noodle-making process between noon and 3pm every day but Monday.


Venue name: SobaKoh
Address: 309 E 5th St
New York
Cross street: between First and Second Aves
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 5:30–10:45pm; Sat, Sun noon–3pm, 5–10:45pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average main course: $14. MC, V
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Officially my favorite place to get Soba! It's a little more lowkey that some of its more famous counterparts but the quality and delicious flavors of the soba noodles are on par or in some cases, better! I really enjoyed the lunch special that they had and would recommend it for a fancy lunch or dinner.