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Homura An

kmcdonne Oct 8, 2007 05:25 AM

I just read that Homura An is closed? Does anybody know when and why? Thanks, I loved that place.

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    Lau RE: kmcdonne Oct 8, 2007 06:00 AM

    owner retired and moved back to japan...happened a while ago

    go to soba koh...i think its better than honmura an (although i liked honmura an alot)

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      xigua RE: kmcdonne Oct 8, 2007 06:01 AM

      I believe it closed sometime in February, because the owner was retiring.

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        chocolatechip RE: kmcdonne Oct 8, 2007 04:07 PM

        I loved that place too and though not quite as good Sobaya in the east village has some great soba noodles.

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          kobetobiko RE: kmcdonne Oct 8, 2007 06:46 PM

          Although the owner retired, the original chef (i believe) is now working in 15 East and is solely responsible for the soba dishes there. However, the price is now twice or 3 times more expensive than Homura An's.

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            PhishFoodie RE: kmcdonne Oct 9, 2007 08:03 PM

            yeah, it's still sitting untouched (or so it appears) and there's a note in the window that says something like "thanks.... see you at tokyo roponggi"

            1. guttergourmet RE: kmcdonne Oct 10, 2007 09:43 AM

              I too loved their uni soba. Rumor has it that Masa is looking at the space.

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                floretbroccoli RE: guttergourmet Oct 10, 2007 02:20 PM

                Masa, supposedly, said he's looking at the space because he misses Honmura An, too. Is it too much to hope that he might open a place just like it?

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                  guttergourmet RE: floretbroccoli Oct 10, 2007 02:43 PM

                  Nope- his business manager was quoted as saying that soba is too difficult and that Masa would not split his time away from Masa Sushi to create another sushi restaurant. He did hint that it would, however, involve "fish".

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