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78 Solid

Kyoto-born Japanese restaurant specializing in country-style cooking.

113 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012


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Before settling in Soho back in 1981, Omen opened its first location in Kyoto, Japan, where the restaurant’s chefs perfected country-style cooking before coming stateside. The restaurant’s flagship dish is the eponymous Omen, a bowl of handmade udon noodles served hot or cold in a umami-heavy broth. Eaten alongside the restaurant’s spicy tuna tartare and filet mignon with hijiki seaweed, you’ll realize there’s much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and ramen.

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