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      229 E. 9th St. New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-6966 sobaya-nyc.com

Subway: 6 to Astor Place; N, R, W to 8th St. (NYU)
Lunch: Mon-Fri: Noon–3:30pm Sat & Sun: Noon-3:50pm
Dinner: Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm
Fri & Sat: 5:30pm-11:00pm



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  About Sobaya:      

Stop by Sobaya if you crave delicious, healthy buckwheat noodles. Local favorites are the tempura soba, chicken curry soba, soba salad, and vegetable soba, to name a few.

The $17 Lunch Box (choice of soba or udon, salad, tempura, side dishes, and dessert) is a great lunchtime deal. It will satisfy both your stomach and your heart. Seasonal appetizers, rice bowls and a wide sake selection are available for dinner – we strongly suggest you stay for the house desserts.

  Do Not Miss:      
Soba-ya Lunch Box
Ten zaru (shrimp & vegetable tempura with cold soba)
Tuna steak don
Sake oyako don
Seasonal appetizers & desserts


Michelin Guide Recommended 2013

In a neighborhood replete with tempting Japanese dining options, Soba-yA has been sating noodle craving with awesome buckwheat soba and hearty udon-all homemade daily-for more than a decade. Enterprising co-owner Bon Yagi, also of Curry-Ya, favors authenticity over flash in his establishments, and this popular soba spot fashioning a traditional Japanese aesthetic is no exception.

Sit among the largely Japanese lunchtime clientele to savor and slurp cold, refreshing soba attractively served in a red-black bento box neatly stocked with likes of dashi-porched vegetables, fresh and deliciously glazed salmon, or crisp shrimp tempura. Complete this meal with a pot of hot broth added to your remaining soy-based dipping sauce for a warming finish.

Zagat Survey 2013

Food 25 Decor 19 Service 21 Cost $ 30

At this "low-key" East Village "go-to", the "superb" Japanese soba features "refreshing broths" and delicious noodles'; "no reservations" spells "waits on weekends', but "affordable" price tags and "pleasant" environs mean most don't mind much.