• Critics’ Pick
  • Cocoron

  • Japanese/Sushi $8-$15
  • 61 Delancey St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 212-925-5220
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Everything about this diminutive spot is transporting, from the crammed-corner-of -Tokyo feel to the super-authentic, and delicious, food. Soba noodles are the specialty, for slurping at a dark-wood L-shaped counter or perched at one of three tiny tables. To start there’s sublime housemade tofu, creamy and cold in a simple soy-based sauce with ribbons of seaweed and bonito. The cartoon-bedecked menu endearingly touts the nutritional properties of each soba preparation, but ignore these and go with your gut. Most varieties come hot or cold, for dipping or as a complete soup. Choose the soup route unless you enjoy a challenge, but if you do, you might opt for the yuba – housemade tofu skin that you cook yourself in broth with noodles you’ve also cooked. On the side you can add delicate ceramic plates of bright-orange kimchee or vividly purple coleslaw, both of which are worth grabbing by the chopstickful with your noodles for added crunch. And if you’re still hungry at the end, there’s a sweet version of that killer tofu.

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http://cocoron-soba.com
  • Hours

    Tue-Sun, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm Mon, closed

  • Prices

    $8-$15

  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Lunch Take-Out Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef Hot Spot Reservations Not Required

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only Sake and Soju

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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