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Posted by happy diners on 01/06/2011
I eat soba very frequently and had thought that it'd be at least of the same standard as the ones they serve in Tokyo. Unfortunately my cold soba was underwhelming that evening. But i'd be back for their hot soba. Their dishes are elegantly plated and burst with flavour. The portion runs small, so be prepared to dig deeper into your wallet.
Posted by Brian on 11/17/2010
All the food here is homemade including the noodles and little dishes like pickles. It is much cheaper to get the lunch box or early bird special and the food quality is identical. The soba (hot or cold) is the main draw for me but there are lots of gems on the menu like Buta Kakuni and Kimpira Gobo. The vegetable and shrimp tempura is perfect as well. Service is excellent although it can get slow at peak times. Michelin put them in the book and now there is a wait at the dinner hour but you can get in early and not wait. Service at the bar is quicker.
Posted by mary on 08/02/2010
Judging from previous comments, it seems some explanation is in order: traditional cold soba ("salad") is eaten in parts. My first experience was amazing, the servic is excellent and the kindness of the help is complemented by the equally amazing food. They make a simple tofu dish extroadinary, even for friends of mine who are skeptics. I will definitely come again!
Posted by Yellowfever on 01/09/2010
Ate at the bar for the first time last night at Soba-Ya where the food and service were both excellent. After 5 min, it is very apparent that Soba-Ya is a cut above other noodle houses in this area. I will definitely return here. Amazingly friendly and informative staff! If you appreciate subtlety you will enjoy dining here.
Posted by Fernando on 12/18/2009
This is another one of our favored restaurants. The quality of the noodles is the best. Firm silky and plentyfull. Always full of Japanese... a good sign indeed!
Posted by Dave on 08/15/2009
Soba-ya is definitely the best soba in NYC. You can't really go wrong here if you're looking for authentic quality Japanese. If you're looking to get more bang for your buck, come during the lunch hours.
Posted by anonymous on 03/16/2009
I'm a non-vegetarian and go to sobaya to eat their VEGETARIAN soba - absolutely love their Cold Noodles Sprinkled with Seaweed - it tastes so fresh and healthy...and best of all it's tremendously filling! Probably the best cold soba i've had this side of the continent