FOR TONIGHT: minimal wait izakaya or noodle soup near 2nd and 12th??
Going to a 7PM movie at the Village East tonight and know we will come out into the cold ready for a quick, warm meal. Our preference would be Asian: noodle soup or grilled things from an izakaya. Any suggestions for a place where there would be a minimal wait? Note: we live near Washington Square so something on the way back there would be great. Our model is a place like Soba-ya (or cheaper and simpler) but that place can have long waits (and we'd love to try something new).
Rai Rai Ken on 10th St. But it could be full and there could be a wait.
You could try Momofuku, more expensive.
Soba Koh is great - but not as "low down" as a plain noodle joint.
Kasadela is great - but in the opposite direction - further east and down.
Village Yochoko is another one.
You could also just walk along St. Mark's - there are loads.