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SobaKoh Restaurant

309 E 5th St, New York City, NY 10003-8825
+1 212-254-2244
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 Nov 2016
“Japanese Gem in the East Village”
27 Aug 2016
“Kids loved it”
Closed Now
Japanese, Asian
££ - £££
309 E 5th St, New York City, NY 10003-8825
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The soba is the best we have ever had. Broth, both fish and vegetable are light and tasty, with a low sodium content. Watching the soba Master make it fresh in the front window is interesting and a testament to how fresh SohaKoh's soba is....More

Thank Susan416A
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Unfortunatelly the restaurant is small, but the food is very good. The soba is great, the iced tea was delicious and the staff was very nice.

Thank Pibus G
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I always go here for soba, their tempura is very good. The service is very attentive. I have had the vegetable and the shrimp tempura, both very good.

Thank Jarb46
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Takahashi-san can be seen making soba in the window -- he's a master -- and his delicious noodles are a rare treat in NYC. Highly recommended!

Thank William S
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The food here is delicious. I'm a vegetarian so I went for the mushroom soba soup and I have dreaming with it ever since, the broth was just delicious! Attentive service and nice atmosphere plus is not too pricy. I think it shouldn't be missed

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We went to eat soba, a tradition from my family in the last day of the year. Soba very tasteful! We had the special menu for New Years! Spectacular! Very good!!

Thank margacris
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We enjoyed lunch here with our granddaughter at this family-friendly Japanese noodle restaurant. Tempura shrimp were very good and can be ordered on top of a rice bowl or along side a plate of soba noodles (made on the premises). Lots of choices including several...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is a small place with a really nice atmosphere. They have an impressive sake list (the one we had was excellent), and a small but varied menu. We both had soba, I had hot in a soup base, my friend had cold. The soba...More

Thank Chaz B
Reviewed 17 July 2014

You really have to like Japanese food, but the clever waitress guided us away for things she thought might really be beyond our taste. Service was good and it's good value - a place full of the natives is always a good thing

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Real Japanese Soba. You cannot get this texture with dry soba. Tasty dip sauce also. First rate soba! I am Japanese who is living here more than 40 years. This place might be the best I've tasted.

Thank Kikuei
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:45
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 E 5th St, New York City, NY 10003-8825
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-2244
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