I've eaten there several times - lovely interior and great value on the very authentic tasting japanese home style cooking. Most of it new to me and all delicious. Preferred the udon noodle to soba. Hot brothy dishes served in beautiful japanese ceramics. Yaki Udon with pork was delicious as well as seaweed salad and a chicken dish served under "small dishes" that the owner said is coated in sweet potatoes. A welcome addition to the New Paltz dining scene. Location is a little secluded -hope they do well
Our fourth Japanese restaurant in New Paltz is indeed NOT another sushi joint! I had lunch here last week and was pleased. It's located on upper Main Street (between the Thruway and the donwtown) in an open high-ceilinged space shared with an antique dealer. Very relaxed atmosphere. I tried the yaki soba with pork along with tempura shrimp and veg over rice. Clean, honest food with decent quality ingredients and subtle flavors. Highlights: delicious sticky rice, excellent cuke salad, superb iced green tea. Only downside? Only one shrimp in the tempura shrimp and veg dish! Had to arm wrestle my companion! In general, I found Gomen Kudasai to be a very welcome reprieve from the awful east asian fastfood ubiquitous to the Hudson Valley... and a relaxed step away from the sometimes frenetic downtown Paltz dining scene.