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Homey, comfy, cozy, family-owned and operated Japanese restaurant nestled in the LES.
Walking into SOY is like walking into a Japanese mother’s kitchen. Etsuko Kizawa, chef and owner, will make you feel at home with her Japanese comfort food. The comfy spot has been there in the LES for the past 13 years. Inside, the green walls are decorated with Ms. Kizawa’s son’s artwork, many wishing customers happy vibes. A crowd favorite is the Spicy Tuna & Avocado bowl, but if you need something to warm your belly then Ms. Kizawa can cook you up some curry. Photos from Etsuko Kizawa and Danny Ghitis for The New York Times.