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Soba Nippon

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19 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019 40.760079 -73.976872
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-489-2525 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

sobanippon.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Sat, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Prices

$20-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

46th St. to 57th St., Park Ave. to Seventh Ave.

Profile

In this country, buckwheat doesn't have much of a reputation, appearing only occasionally in pancake batter, and, possibly more frequently, on The Little Rascals. But in Japan, buckwheat is an essential ingredient for soba, the thin, chewy noodles that, with ramen and udon, make up that country's Holy Trinity of Pasta. And although ramen joints are sprouting up in the East Village like Duane Reades, and nabeyaki udon is on the menu at every sushi bar, soba has failed to catch on. Except, of course, at Soba Nippon, which offers 18 varieties made from buckwheat grown on the owner's farm in Canada, a wall-size photo of which dominates the dining room. The preparations are generally traditional, from the cold zaru soba—a platter of seaweed-strewn noodles to be dipped into a soy-based sauce—to the hot kamo nanban soba, in a rich broth with slices of fat-edged duck. The cold version presents the soba in all their toothsome glory, but the hot is always somehow more comforting. Either way you slurp them, order a side dish of takoyaki, octopus-filled balls of batter topped with fluttering bonito flakes. Those little rascals are tasty, too.

Recommended Dishes

Takoyaki, $8; Nameko soba, $16; soba salad, $18

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