Cube 63

The Clinton Street sushi restaurant packs in a young crowd with affordable prices and a BYOB policy. There are only 26 seats, so prepare to wait for a table if you don’t have a reservation.

63 Clinton, near Rivington

212-228-6751

Open 5pm-midnight Monday-Thursday, 5pm-1am weekends.

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Soy

Japanese home cooking in a tiny spot on Suffolk Street. The menu includes tofu-based dishes and miso soup, but this is not strictly a vegetarian restaurant. There’s a casserole dish, for example, made with beef and potatoes.

102 Suffolk, near Delancey

212-253-1158

Open Mon-Fri, noon-10pm; Sat, 5pm-10pm; Sun, closed

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Reservations not accepted

Ramen Kuidouraku

Charlie Huh split from the Ramen Setagaya empire, opening this Ludlow Street spot a few months ago (there’s also an outpost on 1st Avenue). The menu includes six ramen varieties, a selection of cold noodle dishes as well as pork/veggie/chicken buns. For now, it’s BYOB.

121 Ludlow, near Delancey

(212) 979-0105

Hours: Sunday-Thursday noon-midnight; Friday-Saturday noon-1am

No online menu

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Cocoron

Japanese-born chef Yoshihito Kida has opened a tiny restaurant, just west of Allen Street, serving extremely fresh, authentic soba.  There are only three  tables and an 8-seat bar in this handsomely designed space. Behind the bar, you’ll be able to watch as your noodles are made on the spot. The menu offers detailed explanations of cold and hot varieties of soba, as well as the health benefits of each. There are also some nice appetizers and side dishes, including miso coleslaw and a daikon salad. Service is gracious and friendly.

61 Delancey Street, near Allen

212-925-5220

Hours: lunch 11am-3pm; dinner 5pm-11pm

No online menu yet

Cash only, no alcohol , no takeout