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37 Kenmare St. , New York, NY 10012 40.72072 -73.995351
nr. Mott St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-0800 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
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Tue-Sun, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10:45pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

J, Z at Bowery; 6 at Spring St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

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


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


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, but 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.