MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • 229 E. 9th St., New York
  • 13 - 24.99 USD
  • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

There are a ton of Japanese restaurants that line this stretch of the East Village, so why Soba-Ya? Why not Soba-Ya, its ultra-dedicated patrons would argue, for the buckwheat soba as well as the hearty udon on tap here are consistently off-the-charts good. Co-owner and mini-mogul, Bon Yagi, favors authenticity over flash in his establishments. And here he employs that traditional aesthetic to sweet perfection—along with a graceful, but simply appointed dining space; and quiet, well-timed service. A meal might begin with uni and grated mountain yam, kissed with wasabi and crispy, toasted nori. Then, transition to a seasonal noodle dish like warm soba mingled with plump, pickled oysters, mountain yam, cilantro and tempura root vegetables.


Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value




13 - 24.99 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 212-533-6966
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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