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SOBA Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA

SOBA Lounge

4.7
4.7
2731 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian
Soba is a Pan-Asian restaurant that consistently rates as one of Pittsburgh's finest, with accolades ranging from Best New Restaurant (In Pittsburgh) & Best Restaurant (Pittsburgh Magazine) to Best Martini (Pittsburgh City Paper) & Delicious Design (Pittsburgh Magazine). The menu changes daily, allowing the chef to create signature selections with an Asian influence. The large selection of tempting appetizers are perfect for sharing among your group. Drink specialties include seasonal martinis made with house-infused vodkas. Soba's wine list is recognized by Wine Spectator and has a wine to complement any dinner. Soba is housed in a beautiful, three-story Victorian building on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. The restaurant has an urban/modern Zen garden atmosphere with a spectacular two-story water wall. The restaurant includes a comfortable first floor lounge, several small dining rooms & a rooftop deck.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 362-5656
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Lily Tran
  • Catering
    Off-site catering is available through big Catering, part of the big Burrito Restaurant Group. For information please call (412) 361-3272 ex 210.
  • Private party facilities
    Soba has a number of elegant spaces that may be reserved for parties, ranging from 8 to 150 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Clis Gallardo: (412) 362-5656
  • Area
    Shadyside
  • Cross Street
    College Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Public Transit
    71C, 75 Ellsworth and the East Busway are all convenient to Soba
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,731 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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2,734 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was amazing! service was great , the food was excellent . we left so content

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  2. NathanielF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, they had a card for our anniversary and everything.

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  3. DowntownDrew

    Pittsburgh

    244 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    244 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Soba has never disappointed us! Our recent visit featured a special menu celebrating the Thai New Year. Deep fried chicken & potato curry puffs, lemongrass honey grilled pork with black rice, and crispy red snapper. Delicious. And the lovely decor with indoor waterfall is a bonus.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Soba is consistently great. I don’t know how they do it after being in business for 30 years, but it’s fantastic

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  5. DENNISP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All around great experience. Our server side a terrific job explaining the menu and our group of 4 shared some large and small plates. We’ll be back!

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  6. timewonderer13

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    food is interesting and small plates appreciated. The music is too loud do have a meaningful conversation.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and lovely ambiance! Everyone enjoyed it immensely, and the staff made my sister’s bday feel special! We’ll definitely be back

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. Second time there. Looking forward to our third.

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  9. Jeds

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice ambience. Attentive service and good food!

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  10. MJW31

    Pittsburgh

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soba was awesome. Alexia was great server. Thai corn & crab chowder was phenomenal. Love the lettuce wraps, tuna tartare and shrimp tempura!!

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  11. Canadiangormet

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited Pittsburgh several times over the past 24 months. We never visit without including a stop at Soba. The food, atmosphere, and friendly service makes for a wonderful dining experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic and the service was very pleasant. Would highly recommend doing a few small plates. The tuna tartare is a must. The rock shrimp and chopped salad were 👍. The drinks are another huge plus. The toki old fashioned and the penicillin are great if you like japanese whiskey and slightly more savory drinks. For sweet, the lychee and sake sangrias are very nice.

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  13. MaxineG

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved this place! So nice to find a great place with great drinks! I have a lot of food allergies so going out is tough, but our server made sure to alert me to any possible allergens in the dishes I ordered.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent!!! Our server, Dalia was exceptional checked in several times and made perfect recommendations. We had a wonderful visit. Thank you!!!

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  15. DanaB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Will definitely be dinning again!

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  16. SSmalls

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is great except the food. I was at Soba last weekend and it was delicious, I had the chopped salad and the crispy Tofu. I ordered the same exact thing last night and it was not the same. The papaya pieces were basically the rind of the papaya and was not edible. The crispy tofu wasn’t completely coated in the lemongrass sauce, which basically makes that tofu the star of the show, nor did we get the same amount of tofu as last weekend. Overall it was just not the same as last weekend which is not a good sign for the restaurant. Consistency is key and i guess it’s true what I’ve been hearing from others which is that Soba is going downhill because it’s not consistent at all. It just sucks cuz I Soba has been my go to place for years now and because of this, I may need to start looking for a new go-to.

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  17. grace

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simone was wonderful! We were there to celebrate a birthday and she was great at checking in to make sure everything was okay, she answered all of our many questions about gift cards and beverages, really great service that made the night feel very special. Thank you Simone!

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  18. Teresa

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was Ok. I checked in a little early, but was able to get seated since the table was ready, so that was good and happy that they read the special requests when booking online through OpenTable

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  19. Al12

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the vibe and the dishes. Would highly recommend!

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  20. Olivia

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here and showing all my friends this hidden gem. The food is always phenomenal and the ambiance is warm and relaxed. Another bonus is the music, they play a good mix of genres. Service is quick and attentive. Definitely try out Soba if you’re considering.

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  21. AnnC

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was not great, he seemed annoyed and not very helpful. Wasn't familiar with the liquor at the bar and was not very patient. We had a 6 pm seating so it was not busy when we arrived.

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  22. HenryB

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soba is one of our "go to" places when we have out of town visitors. We made the right call in going back last evening. Ashley our Server was especially good.

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  23. Dinner5301

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at soba. The restaurant never disappoints. For the first time I ate the teriyaki salmon and it was prepared perfectly. Thank you Big Buritto for its consistent quality on so many levels.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single aspect of our dinner was Fantastic! Our dishes were elegant.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! Especially our server. We loved our experience.

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  26. Karina

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for accommodating our party of 8 people for yesterday's dinner, and for communicating with us about the specifics of our reservation. Since it was an important event for us, the extra communication from SOBA managers was highly appreciated. Everything went well.

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  27. BethV

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Soba! So many great options with large and small plates. It is beautiful space and the noise level is low so you can enjoy talking with friends. Service was excellent and the food was great. Lychee martini is one of my favorites

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere but food was not great overall disappointed though service was great

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  29. LeahJ

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! One of our favorite spots.

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  30. LaurenK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Amazing flavor, great texture, just enough heat. Highly recommend the fried tofu! Our waiter was well informed, helpful and friendly. We’ll definitely go back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I visited for Valentine’s Day - the dinner started off with great service from Garrett, and it continued through the rest of the evening. We both enjoyed a glass of our favorite mid range champagne (Veuve Cliquot), and split a california roll (I’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying one with REAL crab meat and it did not dissapoint). For entrees, we split the Short Rib Curry and Salmon dishes and both were as magical as the last. The real highlight of the evening was how kind every FOH service member was from entering the building until leaving. Garrett did a wonderful job walking us through the menu and made sure the experience was top notch from the beginning of service until dessert, he was so kind wishing us well upon payment and departure. Will be back for our next romantic celebration!

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  32. travisa

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good and so is the atmosphere. Great for a romantic evening.

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  33. ggg232

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for a special occasion, but there are better options in Pittsburgh in the same price range (in my personal opinion).

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  34. Nikkoyuki

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually drink mocktails but ordered Dick and Jane’s Night Out. It was a great decision on my part. Very nice drink!

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  35. GinaG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and the ambiance is so comforting. The drink menu is equally great!

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  36. Bella

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day and we had a great time. There were plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and the cocktails were delicious.

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  37. Rose

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor and ambience of the restaurant were lovely. Our server was friendly and attentive. The carrot margarita was pretty bland, not much flavor but it wasn’t bad tasting either. The crab cake egg rolls were very expensive for the portion, and while it was good, it wasn’t worth $19 for a single small egg roll cut into two pieces. The seared tuna was good, mostly because of the sauce on it. It was served with kimchi, marinated cucumbers/onions, and fried rice. The fried rice was the better part of the dish. My friend got the Thai chicken curry, which she enjoyed along with the tuna crispy rice.

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  38. BillM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent. The only issue I had was being seated on a couch with very low knee height tables. It is not relaxing to hunch over while eating. I did have a reservation but did not realize I needed to specify "regular restaurant table".

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal! Everything we ordered was delicious! We will definitely be back to try more on the menu!

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  40. Barbara

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious with one exception: I thought the fried dumplings spent 30 seconds too long in the fryer - they were hard to cut or bite into. I also thought although the prie fixe New Year menu was fantastic, it was a little pricy; $85 for one, without drinks and tip, makes for a very expensive evening. With those cavils, however, we had a great evening and Soba remains my favorite of the Big Burrito restaurants.

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FAQs

SOBA Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 362-5656.

SOBA Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 2731 OpenTable diners.

SOBA Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SOBA Lounge

5847 Elllsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    College Avenue
  • Area
    Shadyside
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Public Transit
    71C, 75 Ellsworth and the East Busway are all convenient to Soba
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lily Tran
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 362-5656
  • Catering
    Off-site catering is available through big Catering, part of the big Burrito Restaurant Group. For information please call (412) 361-3272 ex 210.
  • Private party facilities
    Soba has a number of elegant spaces that may be reserved for parties, ranging from 8 to 150 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Clis Gallardo: (412) 362-5656
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