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SOBA Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA

SOBA Lounge

4.8
4.8
2433 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 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was our server and he was a breath of fresh air. Very knowledgeable and guided us well when we couldn’t decide on a drink or entree. He made the night that much better. Soba never disappoints!
  2. C

    Carolina

    Pittsburgh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time here. New additions were yummy. Service exceptional!
  3. JL

    JamesL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, tasty unique cocktails, great wine selection, great ambience.
  4. s

    specialk

    Pittsburgh

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first, our server Ashley was fantastic! she went above and beyond, she was able to explain every dish and answered all our questions; we were a bit "slow"making our choices and then sticking around to chat! as always the food was great; I always get the seared rare tuna ahi - I had been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks; and SOBA had a dessert that hit my chocolate sweet spot - 3 chocolate ice creams with chocolate on the side; we had a glass of Prosecco and it was fairly priced; everyone else liked their entrees too
  5. P

    Pamisue

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was wonderful. We selected items off the Chinese New Year dim sum menu as well as the regular menu & everything was delicious. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing.
  6. DB

    DinaB

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking attendants are great, our server was great and the staff was great. Getting our drinks took a bit too long but otherwise couldn’t have been a better experience. One of our favorite places!!
  7. SG

    SamirG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Average food and service
  8. RP

    RichP

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at Soba
  9. MX

    MotherXmas

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating CNY we ordered from the special menu . Lots of "small plates" to share and try things you would not necessarily eat . There is something for every one ... Gluten free, vegan, spicy or not. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city . Try it .. you'll like it .
  10. s

    susieq

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  11. PD

    PghDiner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed most of the dishes that we ordered. The short rib egg rolls and chicken bao buns are real standouts. Both were flavorful and deliciously crispy. The soy marinated chicken and barbecue ribs were tender and juicy, but not as flavorful as we expected. The Chinese broccoli accompanying the chicken hadn’t absorbed the soy marinade and was bland. The carrot cake donuts don‘t taste anything like carrot cake and were accompanied by a tart sauce. We don‘t recommend them. If you have room for dessert, consider the cashew terrine, which is both creamy and crunchy and enhanced by the chocolate ganache, raspberry-mango coulis, and candied cashew accompaniments. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and pleasant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations and came here for our anniversary (which I put on the reservation). As soon as we arrived the hosts all told us happy anniversary. They also went above and beyond to make sure we had a table that was more private! We ordered the short rib egg rolls and rock shrimp tempura and they came out promptly and were delicious. We then ordered a spicy tuna roll, which took a bit longer, but my partner and I didn’t mind. Because of the small wait, the waitress took care of a round of drinks for us! Then we ordered the drunken noodles and the Korean-style miso halibut-they were both spicy and so so yummy! Overall, amazing service and amazing food. I wanted to order one of everything on the menu!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent service was great. place was really dark and a bit chilly.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Addison was outstanding!! Started off with the espresso martini and the sparkling winter margarita both super unique flavors on classic cocktails. And the food!! Some of the best sushi in Pitt hands down
  15. PF

    PghFoodLover1

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this restaurant! Never had a bad meal there. The Korean halibut was out of this world. The server was fantastic. The hostess so warmly greeted us when we first came in. The valet parking right there is great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was great as always. Of the three times I’ve been here, this is the first time I actually really enjoyed the food. The drunken noodles were great, the filet in them was excellent! The teriyaki salmon was also very good. The pork belly bao buns were not a standout, unfortunately, so I’d like to try the dumplings or another appetizer next time.
  17. E

    Edski

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Soba and I absolutely loved it. The menu had a wide variety of dishes to choose from and our meals were exceptional. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was wonderful. I look forward to dining there again.
  18. PT

    PghToon

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always great. Would return. Fresh seafood. Great flavors
  19. RW

    RonnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food...great menu..very unusual in a good way. Great waiter. Took my grown grandsons and even they loved it!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Korean chicken drunken noodles were phenomenal. we will definitely be back!! Rock shrimp tempura were also great.
  21. R

    Robinsreview

    Pittsburgh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love the seared tuna entree- probably like it at SOBA more than any place in the city. Tonight was no exception. Shared with pork belly bao buns and corn and crab chowder. Nice sized drinks and nice service. The only negative is the crowded seating situation which lends one to overhear some unwanted conversation! But I highly recommend a visit!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for NYE as a family and hands down perfect choice. Food was delicious and fresh, was happy to see some old favorites back like the lobster tacos. Our server was fabulous! Great way to ring in 2023
  23. BB

    BBpitt

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable for New Years. Perfectly prepared and tasty calamari, lobster tacos, corn and crab chowder, spicy tuna roll, and chirashi bowl. Evening topped off with frozen cashew terrine and sorbets.
  24. M

    Mike

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the Burgh. Appetizers are outstanding. The Seared Rare Tuna and Drunken Noodles are to die for. Great ambiance and friendly service.
  25. CB

    CaseyB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tuna tartare and salmon roll were excellent. Server was excellent.
  26. o

    occasionalfoodie

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The tofu lettuce wrap was just so so, I wasn’t wild about the combination of flavors
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were delicious! Food always tasty. Wonderful server.
  28. S

    Safilipp

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a creative and tasty menu. Quiet enough to talk even being in a party of eight this time. Definitely recommended.
  29. C

    Curious

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner, food was delicious, service was great!
  30. MP

    MelP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible and food was amazing. The Pork Belly Bao Buns and the Grilled Steak Skewers absolutely stole the show but our whole meal was wonderful. The Lychee Heartbreaker cocktail was so stinking good. Our server was very attentive, and the food runner was very informative when it came to some of the dishes we ordered. Would absolutely recommend!
  31. YF

    YaneveF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Food bomb, drinks delicious, cute space. Great and attentive service.
  32. MP

    MyrnaP

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As usual our meal at Soba was very good. The ambiance is so nice in the bar (except for a couple of obviously drunk loud people in the middle on the sofas). It seems our server may have been a bit distracted by them so she was maybe not as attentive and also did not pace out the courses well, or ask if we wanted another drink. Or, I do find when you are just 2 women that they decide you aren't big drinkers and sometimes you are neglected a bit? However the evening was very nice and we enjoyed it.
  33. AG

    AbbyG

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Beautiful atmosphere and succulent food!
  34. EB

    EllenB

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very pleasant
  35. J

    Junkman

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were terrific. Our service staff did a nice job explaining and recommending various dishes, and my poke bowl was amazing. Generous portions at not unreasonable prices. We were there to celebrate my son's birthday, and it was the perfect spot.
  36. H

    Harry

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative use of ingredients. Not your father’s Asian fusion.
  37. M

    Mtlebogirl

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy atmoshere, not overly crowded with decent spacing between tables. Not loud or cacophonous the way some restaurants are. Kit chen and server did not hesitate to make my meal vegetarian and I even got a price break over the shrimp and chicken version on the menu. Would recommend.
  38. a

    aaaaahhhh

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good vibes and felt very cultural. Good service Thank you
  39. P

    Pablo

    Pittsburgh

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soba dependably knocks it out of the park. With appealing cocktails and a menu with many attractive choices, it's a top spot. Food was delivered hot and was delicious.
  40. MC

    MoiraC

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Family from out of town

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

SOBA Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 2433 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 reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for SOBA Lounge

5847 Elllsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Additional information

  • Cross street

    College Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Shadyside

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, 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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