Cocoron to Open at 61 Delancey Next Week
Cocoron has been under construction for the better part of four months. In recent weeks, however, the storefront partially unveiled itself. While not yet open, we knocked on the door last week to have a look. The threesome preparing the interior was kind enough to oblige.
Cocoron (meaning “heartwarming” in Japanese) was somehow able to squeeze its restaurant operation into the tiny storefront of 61 Delancey. The space was already small enough when Don the Verb occupied it. Now imagine the place with a room full of hungry heads! Bottom line, though, is that it affords a cozy eating experience characterized by barstool dining and open kitchen. Grub St has more on the restaurant, reporting last week that Japanese-born chef Yoshihito Kida is at the helm of this project, crafting a menu of modestly-priced soba and such.
We were told Cocoron should open November 30.
Cocoron, 61 Delancey Street, (212) 925-5220