Cocoron is, in our (very correct opinion), one of the most underrated restaurants in New York City. For years, we’ve practically been officially spokespeople for their Mera Mera Dipping Soba - you can read our review for all the details.
They have a new location just a few blocks over on Delancey. It’s pretty much the exact same as the Kenmare one (which is still open as well), but in a slightly bigger space. If you are coming from slightly further east, or encounter a wait in Nolita, walk across Bowery for another place to get your soba on. For something different, try the yuba dipping soba - it’s not always available at the other location and is a lighter alternative to the legendary Mera Mera.