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About Cafe Soriah

A Eugene favorite for almost twenty years, Café Soriah is defined by ancient world spices & Northwest bounty . Enjoy all that Oregon has to offer whether it be a renowned Pinot Noir from just miles away or a freshly caught wild salmon. Each dish is prepared combining classic recipes with quality local ingredients.

384 W 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Northwest, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Open 7 days a week 5:00pm-10:00pm

Lunch
M, W, F 11:30am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Lawrence

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(541) 342-4410

Website:
http://www.soriah.com/wp/

Executive Chef:
Ibrahim Hamide

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe Soriah Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (27)
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Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tapas (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was good as always, but maybe not as good as the last time I visited. They need to loose some tables and have larger tables (not enough room for appetizers) . It was VERY crowded which led to it being very very noisy. I could not hear the other 3 members of our party.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have always enjoyed their Steak Dianne (and this visit was no exception) though I will note that in the past it had always included table side service. It was NOT included on my last visit so I (along with my party who had heard me rave about it all week) were a bit disappointed.
The meal was still great despite the subtraction of this much loved dinning experience.

-Ryan Sather

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Reliably great every time. Chef Ib is a local treasure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome, always awesome. I had the rack of lamb, my husband the rib-eye. Started with two different half-salads, a good size for a half, and had desserts. Food and service exemplary.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

While I enjoyed the restaurant I do not enjoy the OPEN TABLE harassment of continually sending an email to evaluate my experience. I was unable to find a link to stop the harassment and so I am finally submitting this.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food; preparation and service. Steak Diane, their specialty was amazing along with the fluffy smooth mashed potatoes. The other entree was rack of lamb. Just as tasty. The service was exceptional. We've decided to go back for small plates the next time. Enjoyed the hummus, dolmas and baba ghanoush appetizer. That plus another small plate would make a nice dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We made early (opening time) reservations and the hostess seated us in a dark noisy corner near the bar. She would not give us the vacant atrium table we wanted, instead she gave it to a walk-in couple a few minutes later. The reasoning that was so perfect to her was an insult to us. I wish I would have walked out. Been there before and it was a lot of fun. It will be a long time before I go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My son was down from Portland. He loved the Long Island Iced Tea. He ordered duck and loved it but wish it was served with risotto instead of potatoes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food! Really the best in town. If you’d like a quiet restaurant experience don’t go on a weekend night. Packed and the tables are so close together. I could Hardly hear my date because of the noise. The service is awesome though and the food is amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love Cafe Soriah for dinner: The lamb dishes are the best I've ever eaten, especially the Lamb Mediterranean. All of the other dishes are excellent, too. The desserts are the best in town.
We always have the Calamari to start & save 1/2 of our entrees so we can have dessert. It's a fun, relaxing place to catch up with friends & family.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Yes yes yes!! Finally after decades of living in Eugene we went to a small friends dinner here. The food and the service were amazing. Best steak Diane I’ve ever had, and the prawns were also amazing. Small, cozy and romantic, but more tables than you expect. Definitely go!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved their Mediterranean food. Nice ambience. Great wine selection. Service people very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Been eating here for years. Great food, great ambiance. Just a gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went here about a year ago and were underwhelmed. It has such a good local reputation that we gave it another chance and were delighted. Everything was wonderful. Only drawback is that it’s a little loud, but that didn’t detract from the food or the service. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My sister and brother-in-law were here visiting from out of town and we brought them to
the best dining establishment in Eugene. What a treat to be able to share with them an
absolutely perfect evening, superb food, stunning cocktails, excellent service, great
conversation and much laughter. Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Big disappointment. Noise/music/loud other tables. Food was not as I remember it. Great "bar joint" but not for "special occasion" dinner . Seems menu was limited as well.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awesome. Simply great food. Love the calamari, order it if it’s available.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 18, 2017

All around great restaurant. Amazing food, impeccable service, and lovely ambiance.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food selection is terrific. Everyone can find a dish they will love. I don't like hot, spicy food, but my brother likes sweat to run down his face when he eats and we both can find a fabulous meal at Café Soriah. Some reviewers describe the service as slow, but I would describe it more as a European paced meal. Which is great because I never get enough time to be with my family and friends. Expect to spend two hours for your meal on a Friday or Saturday night. A night when the dinner is the "thing" and not a show or game.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Spicy, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Soriah has been my 'go to' for special occasions for years. We love the middle eastern dishes and the elegant yet casual atmosphere. Gluten free and vegetarian options always available. So glad they were able to expand the seating area to allow for less crowded seating and quiet conversation. The patio is also a wonderful option in the warmer months, and its heated for the more adventurous.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The waitress was great but the kitchen was a little slow almost missed our show we had tickets for.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This small cafe matches up with anything that Portland has to offer. The food was awesome and the staff was open and engaging in our quest for vegan dishes. They did not disappointment.

A must-go place when visiting Eugene!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good environment. Clean, relaxed atmosphere with friendly, knowledgeable, efficient service. Yummy food too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A great surprise find in Eugene. The menu is unique and the service was wonderful. There is something for everyone. Desert tray is DEADLY appealing!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband had the rack of lamb and I had the vegan eggplant dish. Both were excellent. We highly recommend this place. The lighting level was a bit high but maybe that’s how Eugene folks likes it. Other than that it was really really good. The wine list was good as well plus they have a full bar.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was EXCEPTIONAL. Good value for the money. Very Authentic Greek Food. Very innovative.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here while in town for a long weekend. Food was great and the service, especially the chef was fantastic. The prices are very reasonable including their wine list but we did have to wait a bit for our entrees. We loves the spicy garlic shrimp appetizer. Could have mad that a meal they were so good. Loved the Souvlaki too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I was very disappointed as this was a highly recommended restaurant. I was surprised by the lack of interest in me as a customer--was waiting several minutes just to be greeted, told to sit 'just anywhere' (why make a reservation?), slow to be given a menu, the waitress didn't seem to know or care anything about the menu, and it was 45 minutes before I received my order. The lamb soulvaki was good--nice crust, good seasoning, lovely yogurt sauce--but the spicy shrimp was literally too spicy to eat. While I might not be a chili head who drinks ghost pepper sauce, I do like hot and spicy. This was inedible. The waitress did not ask how the food was but simply provided a take home box. Bad assumption. As for the ambiance, the music was incredibly loud. So as an out-of-towner with no loyalty to a local favorite, I am hoping this was just a bad night for the cook. As for the poor service, maybe it is endemic to Eugene, so they don't know it should be better.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Did not disappoint. Food drinks and service were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best meal in town, just excellent everything. Thank you Cafe Soriah.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This place has great good and appetizers. Their famous Steak Diane is as good as the hype. Good wine selection too. Not many beers on tap.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really lovely experience - wonderful food. Delighted to have found it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful service, and exceptional food! We will be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Delicious food, generous portions, impeccable service, pleasant atmosphere!

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 2017

They tried very hard. However, the expectations were high based on reviews and awards.
Decor and facilities are pretty outdated. Salads were very ordinary. Stakes over cooked and drowning in sauce.
Everything way too salty.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is my very favorite Eugene restaurant so where else would I go to celebrate my birthday! It was great. I had the lamb tangine which was absolutely delicious--tender, perfectly seasoned, mouth-watering! We had the most incredible calimari appetizer with capers and the jalapeño on the side (it is quite spicy). And the salad was delicious. And a baklava for dessert. What a birthday feast! Service was great, too.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner evening with reunion of friends...made more memoriable by the service provided, especially having a visit from the chef :0).

Have and will continue to recommend this much more than a "Cafe".

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Friendly...but very, very, very slow service.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were celebrating 41 years. Both had Steak Diane which is hard to find now days. Was excellent! Excellent service! will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We enjoyed a very quiet dinner with wonderful service and the food was beyond our expectations. The wine the waiter suggested was perfect for the meal and we can't wait to go again!

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