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kmcdonne Sep 18, 2013 07:51 AM

Looking for a place that is as good as Honmura was, I cried when it closed. thanks.

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    small h RE: kmcdonne Sep 18, 2013 08:17 AM

    Try Soba Koh and Cocoran. Neither is as fancy as Honmura-An was, if my hazy recollection is accurate, but I think the food's just as good at Soba Koh, and only slightly less good - and cheaper - at Cocoran.

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      Simon RE: small h Sep 18, 2013 09:15 AM

      agreed re: Soba Koh -- their inaka soba is delicious

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      Pookipichu RE: kmcdonne Sep 19, 2013 02:21 PM

      The soba chef from Honmura An went to 15 East. I must say that I was very disappointed with the soba there (15 East), many broken pieces of soba, it was like eating matchsticks, and the premium pricing did not reflect the quality of what I received. It was all in all, very carelessly made.

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        kmcdonne RE: Pookipichu Sep 20, 2013 02:38 AM

        Thanks to all....appreciate it, Honmura An was quite an experience...sorry it's gone.

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        Lau RE: kmcdonne Sep 20, 2013 10:38 AM

        Soba Koh: its similar to Honmura-An although HA might have been a bit better. My favorite is the cold uni ikura soba and also get an order of the tamago yaki. I also like the cold tempura soba and the cold kamonasu soba as well


        Cocoron: This is different than honmura-an as the toppings / broths are very untraditional. My favorite is the cold sansai soba (ive tried almost every soba here and this is def my fav) and make sure to get an order of the sticky rice chicken meatballs

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          Bkeats RE: kmcdonne Sep 20, 2013 12:35 PM

          I asked the same question last year after Matsugen closed. The answers I got were pretty much the same as now.


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            Lau RE: Bkeats Sep 20, 2013 12:51 PM

            not much has changed in the soba scene for a while

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