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soba nippon vs shinbashi for lunch?

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Any other japanese fave for lunch near MoMA? Thanks!

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  1. Yakitori Totto is kind of close.

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    Yakitori Totto
    251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. Katsu Hama for tonkatsu. and Menchanko Tei for noodles, both on 55th between 5th and 6th.

      1. get the beef salad if you happen to go to soba nippon, its quite good...soba nippon and nippon are both owned by the same people and they both have a really good beef salad

        1. Not sure if there are any good ones between 5th and 6th or 6th and 7th in midtown. They tend to be east of 5th.
          Shinbashi is a good restaurant and the sushi is better than nippon. But if you like soba noodles go to nippon-and stick to the cooked food.
          If you like tonkatsu, then try Katsu-hama on e 47th. Super casual but tasty-of course everything is fried.
          For a good sushi meal thats less than yasuda or karuma, I like hatsuhana on 48th and sushiden on 49th-not cheap, but not super expensive.

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          Shinbashi
          7 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017

          1. I hadn't heard about Katsu-Hama. I'll have to try it one day while I am alone. I don't think Yakitori Totto does lunch. I agree about Sushi Den, but only if you sit at the bar. Thanks so much. I'm going to go with Shinbashi. Will report back. This is completely off-neighborhood, but I ate at Wasan on E 4th Street the other night, got the NY Local menu and thought it was overall excellent - and a great deal.

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            Yakitori Totto
            251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

            Shinbashi
            7 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017

            Katsu-Hama
            43 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

            Wasan
            108 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: clutfy

              Kastu hama is a strange beast, its behind a convenience storefront. But they make darn good tonkatsu, ebi fry and currry. I like the ebi-fry with curry sauce-fattening and delicious.
              Enjoy your meal!

              1. re: AdamD

                yah i like katsu hama although its strange b/c while some of the stuff is japanese, i feel like its run by indian people....either which way its probably the best katsu in the city (someone please feel free to correct me if you know something better as i love katsu)

            2. I recently had dinner at Soba Nippon, which was perfectly decent, but not something I'd go out of my way for. We started with two specials, oden with assorted fish cake, and braised eggplant with miso. I'd recently had the very same oden at Village Yokocho. The fish cake is better - fancier, somehow - at Soba Nippon, but Village Yokocho's broth was superior to Soba Nippon's (and dished out much more generously). The eggplant was a giant cylinder, very soft and generally very pleasing.

              For my main course, I had cold soba with nameko mushrooms and grated daikon. The soba was nice enough, but it didn't wow me (my current soba favorites are Soba Koh and Sakagura, with a nod to the late Matsugen). The mushrooms were tiny and adorable, but they didn't taste like much.