Cocoron - CLOSED
New York, NY 10002
Village Voice's Description
What this diminutive new soba restaurant lacks in size, it makes up for in flavor. The menu is divided into cold and hot soba and lists the health benefits of each dish (as in "For that groggy hangover, freshen up with the natto soba"). Among the hot choices, try the stamina soba, showered with minced scallions and thinly sliced pork in a lightly smoky broth, and for the cold, the oroshi soba. The broths are all rich and comforting--apropos since "cocoron" means heartwarming in Japanese.
The workers here are rude for apparently no good reason and made me feel uncomfortable like I did something wrong. The food tasted good while I was there, but made me feel sick and gave me diarrhea afterwords, so I question the quality of the ingredients used/ preparation methods. It may try to look like an authentic Japanese place but the workers are not actually Japanese, I... More >>
The workers here are rude for apparently no good reason and made me feel uncomfortable like I did something wrong. The food tasted good while I was there, but made me feel sick and gave me diarrhea afterwords, so I question the quality of the ingredients used/ preparation methods. It may try to look like an authentic Japanese place but the workers are not actually Japanese, I know because I speak the language. I would stay away from this place if you are looking for a truly authentic experience. I don't usually like to write reviews but this place left a sour taste in my mouth. Still sick while writing this.
Tips from foursquare
Try the Stamina Soba, which combines savory and briny seaweed-bonito stocks and features pork belly, scallion and a plump ginger-chicken meatball. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
Everything is good here.
Natto (fermented soybean) on "cold soba is mixed with egg, soy, onions and crushed sesame seeds. This dish is an amazing taste experience, sour and sweet and salty at the same time." ($8.50).
Best mochi ice cream ever
start out with some delectable Tofu that'll make you feel like you're in Tokyo, savor the incredible broth of the Stamina soba, and finish it off with the green tea affogato. this place is money.
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