Cafe Soriah

4.5
539 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Open 7 days a week 5:00pm-10:00pm

Lunch
M, W, F 11:30am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(541) 342-4410
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ibrahim Hamide
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Cross street
Lawrence
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
What 539 People Are Saying
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ES
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail was impeccable! I can’t believe it’s taken me over 10 years to finally come here for dinner.

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r
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and nice restaurant for locals as well as people visiting Univ of Oregon

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SB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Soriah is my favorite restaurant in Eugene. My honey surprised me with a special night out to this wonderful restaurant and I couldn't have been more pleased. We asked for a cozy corner table when we made the reservation and were accommodated.
Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. The cocktail I ordered (The Occasion) was delicious. The bread, as always, was delicious - I especially like the molasses walnut bread. I ordered a beet salad and the soup of the day (sweet & sour mushroom and tofu) and loved both.
Ib, the owner, was on holiday so we did not get to see him create any of his signature flambes this time around. That's ok - he deserves a good vacation!
I haven't had a chance to enjoy their take out lunches yet, but I am sure they are created with just as much care as their dinners.
All in all, I love this place and recommend it to everyone!

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good food, service was very slow though. Would go back.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

People had recommended Cafe Soriah for while we were in Eugene, and it delivered. We really enjoyed the eastern Mediterranean food and we thrilled they even had retsina!

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K
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a favorite spot: food is always delicious, cozy atmosphere, especially great when warm enough to eat in the courtyard.

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A
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Will definitely return!

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RS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Ib Hamide is often seen cooking on the back patio during the summer months. Soriah has a excellent reputation among locals for hospitality and outstanding cuisine. It's one of my go-to places for out of town visitors and a special place for get-togethers.

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R
Portland
443 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fine dining in casual setting. Have eaten at Soriah many times over the years and have always felt that the food and service was good to great. Tonight, neither was up to par. Our entrees, my wife had the Lamb Beirut, described as lamb medallions, the lamb was prepared chopped up like a stew, my entrée, the Greek Saute, which is a seafood assortment sautéed with vegies and spices, had a generous portion of seafood, but was quite salty which took away from the taste of all ingredients. As I have enjoyed Café Soriah in the past, will chalk tonight up to a made night and try again in the future. To cap the off night, I had an Open Table Reward Card with the reservation made specifically for Café Soriah, the restaurant would not accept the reward card and told me they did not participate in this part of the Open Table service. Hopefully Open Table will work with the restaurant to fix this problem.

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J
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent as always. If your looking for great food and nice atmosphere this is a must.

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M
Portland
133 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great a first visit for a wonderful evening. We had a nice table location for conversation and food so we started with a bottle of Pinot Noir and really delicious salmon cakes. My wife ordered the Greek Saute and I ordered the Lamb Beirut. They were both very flavorful. The topper was an order of bananas foster, WOW!!

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NW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The chef/owner is the kindest most down to earth guy with the friendliest personality. He actually came outside and told us where we could park. He cooks the steak absolutely perfect!! The service is always on point. It’s a very nice, romantic setting however the staff is just so cool that you don’t feel like you are in a stuffy type place. We love it every time and highly recommend this place.

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JS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary with dinner at Cafe Soriah. The calamari was crisp and tasty, the Caesar salad was crisp, well dressed and the Steak Diane was absolutely wonderful. We rarely eat filet and this was a wonderful reminder of how good it can be.

The only disappointment was the piece of chocolate cake that we had boxed up to go as we were very full after our dinner. When we opened it up later that evening at home, the piece was about one third the size of the piece on the display platter and we each had 2 or 3 VERY small bites. This was a bad example of going very cheap on a fairly inexpensive part of the dinner. BAD way to end our evening and expectations.

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have always enjoyed this and the owner's other restaurants. We are not fond of the arrogance of one of the bartenders, although I understand some bartenders cultivate this attitude to stake out their claim. He makes it very apparent that he will get to you when he feels like it; after he is done chatting with others or trying to impress the pretty waitresses. I am afraid I am partly to blame as I tip him heavily, which probably sets him further on his chosen path, but I do so in order to get waited on.
Other than the immature, spoiled bartender we love Café Soriah.
I know you have more than one male bartender, but the one to which I refer is the dark haired, slender young man.

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m
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love Soriah! Chef Ib and his team make every meal special! Generous portions and I always choose the patio when possible.

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BO
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soriah's is always a great experience. At this dinner, the salmon special included a cherry sauce. My friend wanted the special with chicken instead of salmon, and her request was delivered !

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RJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu - no less than 3 different lamb dishes. I had the schwarma, carved lamb with spices served on a bed of perfectly cooked and very aromatic rice. My wife had the lamb shanks in a very flavorful broth served with couscous. They were not quite 'fall off the bone' tender, something another hour in the oven would have resolved, but certainly not tough. Our only disappointment was the by-the-glass wines weren't up to the same standard as the food. But, we had just finished touring Sonoma and earlier that same day stopped at Abacela in Oregon's Umpqua Valley so our wine palettes were calibrated somewhat higher than usual. Highly recommended and reasonably priced.

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a
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cute local restaurant with great variety and friendly staff. The food was tasty and there was lots of variety. Nice cozy spot that we would visit again.

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EW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent environment, meal and service! I have been coming here for years and am never disappointed.
Ib, the owner, is delightful and engaging, makes you feel right at home.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we go out for a nice dinner, we plan to spend the evening. Soriah's does not disappoint. It is a place we want to take our time, enjoy each others' company and have interesting and tasty food and drinks. We prefer staff who are friendly but don't make the experience about them. Again, Soriah's does not disappoint.

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ML
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Soriah is a favorite and is always a reliable choice for really good food at a very reasonable price. Chef Ib is a treasure and his food is always both abundant and excellent. Highly recommend this spot.

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal for date night. Ib was preparing his fabulous Steak Diane tableside and the patio was a perfect spot to enjoy my birthday dinner! As always, the service was friendly, responsive and the food and wine excellent!

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for special occassions, this was our 47th wedding anniversary.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We were passing through Eugene in the early evening (7:30pm) and looking for a nice place, near I-5, that would let us relax a little during a long day's drive the day before Labor Day. Cafe Soriah (once we found it) was a great pick, with a nice variety in its menu, comparatively quiet, and with plenty of seating available.

We had plenty of time to study the menu because the management had mispredicted the number of guests that evening. Both the kitchen and the wait staff were too small for the volume, and we spent a good deal of time waiting. When the server finally arrived to tell us the specials, though, we were glad we'd stayed. We would have been delighted with the menu items we'd chosen, but the specials blew us away. The risotto with fresh peaches and chevre was outstanding. The spinach and cheese ravioli in a red pepper coulis was great, but just a bit oily.

We'll surely go there again if we're passing through Eugene.

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d
Portland
113 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We used our Open Table award for six of us and had a lovely time. We sat outdoors in comfort with the sun setting. Odd people at the next table kept looking at us with disapproval, but otherwise a delightful evening. We all enjoyed our main courses, the wine, which was excellent and a good restaurant value. This was our group's second excellent experience at this restaurant

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BB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our go-to places for serious dining in Eugene, along with Grit and Marché. Never fails to impress. Staff is always great and the menu is wonderful.

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JB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food good as usual. Service was a bit slow.

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R
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was very good. We booked our reservation online on a Monday for the following Wednesday for our 48th anniversary which we noted. Our only negative was the anniversary was not acknowledged by any of the staff.

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VM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and the food was delicious. Cafe Soriah should bottle and sell the Steak Diane gravy, it was sooooo tasty. The Paella was a little too sweet for my palette, but the amount of seafood in the dish was amazing. Good for large and small groups of dinners.

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P
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We don’t like rare meat, so have to have salmon, though it was good. Too crowded on patio.

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NW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent dining experience at Cafe Soriah with my wife. We both really enjoyed our calamari appetizers and cocktails. Our dinners were even better, I had a medium ribeye and my wife loved the steak diane. We'll definitely be returning for more of Chef Ib's delicious cooking!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, lamb shank was done to perfection, and the prawns were over the top, also portions were way more than expected, the staff were super friendly I can not think of a better way to begin the evening

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CT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Don’t be in a hurry. Plan on taking your time. This type of excellence doesn’t happen quickly.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere. Surprisingly quiet! Good small plates. Entrees were okay, nothing amazing. Pleasant evening.

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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

First time at Cafe Soriah. Disappointed in some of the food, but plan to try it again.

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent appetizer menu and outdoor setting. Great service.

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RC
Portland
113 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating there. Glad I do not live closer.

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MK
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. The steak Diane is incredible. The calamari is fantastic as well.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside area was nice for a date night. The people were friendly. The food was very good.

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PZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the authentic Middle Eastern dishes, or there's Mediterranean/Oregon "fusion", if you prefer.
It was very busy, but our server was attentive nevertheless.

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