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229 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
+1 212-533-6966
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
229 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

My fav place for Soba, i think it’s easy for a quick lunch. My favorite part was when i walked in & there was someone doing the soba noodle in front. It seems cute

Thank May Jirath
Reviewed February 22, 2018

This is an extremely popular dining spot near NYU, so making a reservation is important unless you like to wait. When you're looking for the restaurant note the name is Soba-ya, not one word like it's listed here. Wait staff is very nice, we got...More

Thank wamrazing
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We were seated at the bar, which was quite nice because we got to see parts of our meal prepared and interact with out waitress. We started with a trio of vegetable dishes (Japanese sweet potato; pumpkin with mushrooms; eggplant) which were all tasty and...More

Thank AnonEMuis
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

I’m a bit of a latecomer to Japanese food but I’m converted. Where to find another restaurant as good as this though. We were visitors from Melbourne and Sobaya was my dining highlight after 13 days of eating and drinking our way through Manhattan. Momofuku...More

Thank Janelle W
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Went with a friend one day after Thanksgiving. Wait for seating for 15 min, then agreed to be seated at the bar. A new experience where the bartender serves us our appetizer: sea urchin & fried eggplant which were not fried! Then our soba bowls...More

Thank bkNart
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I have nothing to complain about the service or the vibe there. But I'm just not a big fan of their food. I had the duck soba. It was rather bland. And the broth was like water and soy sauce oil combined together. I don't...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Sobaya is still my favorite soba restaurant in New York City (and perhaps the whole US). Soba is still as good as ever, but not so for other dishes. I ordered steamed shrimp siu mai/dumpling and large sized Ten Zaru Soba. While the shrimp siu...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The decor was similar to restaurants in Japan. The seafood salad was excellent, and not that artificially colored bright green junk that is often served in Japanese restaurants here in the US. The tatsuta age (fried chicken) was great. I didn't have the noodles, but...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed January 23, 2017

come back here year after year. Services is always efficient, courteous. Food is always satisfying and authentic Japanese. Highly recommended.

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed January 4, 2017

A great place for lunch, especially if you work in the neighborhood. Enjoy a clean setting ambience with comfort Japanese food to perk you up before you go back to work.

1  Thank Emmanuelle L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-6966
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