LES Food Wire: Bun & Co. Closes, Early Word on Cocoron

Grub Street reports the short-lived “Bun & Co.” has closed. A few months ago, owner/chef Ratha Chaupoly re-branded Kampuchea, saying the Cambodian restaurant was too pricey for the neighborhood. But the new incarnation, a sandwich shop, never caught on.

Fork in the Road has the “early word” on Cocoron, the tiny new soba spot on Delancey Street.  It was blogger central when we stopped in for dinner last night (lots of iphone photos being taken).  We second the Voice’s endorsement: Cocoron is the real deal.

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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