I had another nice meal at Soba Nippon last night. Traditional Japanese dishes, such as Katsu-don (Pork cutlet & egg over rice) and Kimpira (sauteed vegetable), were cooked perfectly as always. Needless to say their soba is definitely one of the best in New York. Yet, the place was emptyIts too bad because the food is authentic and price is very reasonable considering the location and the quality (eg. Appetizer starts from mere $4, and my favorite Beef Salad, which uses sliced prime rib cooked in shabu-shabu style served with ponzu sauce, is only $10.) Maybe it's the name, maybe the decor...unlike its sister Restaurant Nippon, the interior doesn't give you the exotic feel, but looks more like fusion restaurant. If you dont know very much about Japanese food, its a good place to start, before going to those nouvelle japonaise establishments.