SOY Japanese Home Style Restaurant – Lower East Side NY
102 Suffolk St
(Between Delancey and Rivington)
Lower East Side, NY
Open: mon, tue, thu, fri 12pm – 10pm sat 5pm – 10pm
Closed wed & sundays
I checked out the BaoHaus in the Lower East Side a few weeks ago. As the joke goes (in more ways than one), BaoHaus was more of a snack than a meal. I ended up going to Soy Japanese a few blocks away for dinner. Soy features Japanese comfort food (no sushi) such as rice bowl dishes, soups, salads, and curry. Not sure if it’s the proximity of the open kitchen in the restaurant or the homey decor that makes you really feel like you’re sitting down at a friend’s place enjoying some home cooked meals. Soy kind of reminds me of Supercore out in Williamsburg minus the hipsters with their Macbook Airs.
The dish you must try is their avocado spicy tuna rice bowl dish. Although they don’t serve sushi here, with this dish you get all the ingredients of a spicy tuna roll in a huge bowl. Amazing! For dessert, check out the green tea cheesecake was pretty good too. Enjoy!