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SOBA Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA

SOBA Lounge

4.7
4.7
2757 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
  • 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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What 2,757 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

NoiseModerate

2,757 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I have eaten at Soba about a half dozen times in the past decade. The food, service, and ambience have always been very good, and last night was no exception. I had the spicy tuna roll to start with, while my wife had the Kung Pao mushrooms. This is not the first time I've ordered the tuna roll, so I knew what I was getting. But the Kung Pao mushrooms were new to both of us, and we enjoyed them. There is a cumulative heat that builds as you eat them. For entrees, I had the short rib massaman curry while my wife ordered the Thai chicken curry. Be advised that the serving size for the Thai chicken curry is VERY large; we brought enough leftovers home to provide both of us with lunch the next day. Both curries were very well prepared and not overly spicy. Service as usual was very good. Soba deserves a lot of credit for consistency of quality that they have provided for about a decade.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soba was great! Just had a few small plates. Our server was friendly and very helpful. Boa Buns are amazing. Free valet parking was extra bouns. Will be going back

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  3. EnaL

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our daughter's 13th birthday and Soba paid attention to so many details to make her feel special!

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  4. CarolM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really liked the ambiance and our experience at Soba. Thanks so much for the thoughtful touch of creating cards for the special occasions we were celebrating!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, drinks, and ambiance are as perfect as it can get! Food wasn’t bad but I was definitely not impressed, if you’re Asian/have high standards for Asian food you will be disappointed. I will say that service is almost enough to make up for the sub-par food; we were greeted warmly and taken very good care of by servers and runners.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was quite spicy. I was quite surprised when we got our appetizer and soup. We had to send the soup back as well as one of the appetizers. Someone was very heavy-handed with the spice. Other than that, the food was very good. Our server was fabulous! 👍🥰

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  7. SarahS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I really enjoyed our date night here. The menu was full of items we wanted to try. We ordered the fried chicken bao buns, the drunken noodles, and the short rib massaman curry. The short rib was fall-apart tender. Everything was delicious and it was steaming hot when served. It's also nice to eat somewhere the music is low enough you can speak in a normal tone. They also had NA cocktails available which is so nice to see.

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  8. MelissaH

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I am so upset that you changed your crispy tofu recipe. It used to be my all time favorite and by far the best in Pittsburgh. Now it is dry and bland. Please consider returning to your old preparation?

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a great menu. Everything we ordered was super tasty.

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  10. Dineanddash

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at Soba often & it’s always good. Highly recommend.

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  11. Cheeseman

    Pittsburgh

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the widows being open in the lounge which makes the room feel like you’re outside

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  12. timewonderer13

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    WE had several small meals. They came fast, but the taste was not as good as before. Service was excellent.

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  13. MichelleR

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a special occasion. The staff made us feel valued and the food was great. The Californian Rolls and Rock Shrimp Tempura were amazing. The Thai Chicken Curry, Short Rib Massaman Curry and Duck Rolls did not disappoint. The desserts: Chocolate Maki and Mango Sticky Rice were awesome too!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food, ambiance, and service. Highly recommend!

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  15. BenB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Inventive food! Kitchen had a bit of a snafu, but waiter was clear and open about it and made up for it!

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  16. JPWardAIA

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great time and great food at Soba.

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  17. KateD

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and beautiful restaurant!

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  18. IlyssaT

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here last night for our daughter’s birthday. The service was great and they even gave my daughter a birthday card.😊 The food was incredibly delicious. Overall we liked the appetizers and small plates better, but it was all good. Only dish we were not in love with was the pad thai. It was very saucy and had huge tofu chunks. We prefer tofu in smaller pieces. All things considered we would still revisit.

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  19. RobB

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a Tuesday night. A challenge to find in Pittsburgh.

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  20. TonyH

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was in the restaurant two nights in a row. A difference in service from the one night to another. Our table was in the corner, under the steps. It seemed that the waiter forgot about us in terms of taking our order and refilling water. Further, table is in a terrible location.

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  21. PattiP

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big Burrito does it again! Although, I'd never been to Soba. We went to celebrate a friend's birthday. Delicious food! I had the Pad Thai. Our server, Eric was terrific. Beautiful restaurant. I'll be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and willing to accommodate us when we were a little late for reservation. I’m sure they don’t want that to set precedent, but I thought I’d mention it because they didn’t have to

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot and the waiter was friendly and helpful, would be less noisy I’m assuming normally but there were a lot of loud people in the room maybe? But definitely the best drunken noodles I’ve ever had

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  24. Anniezi

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had an amazing birthday dinner. food was great, service was on point and enjoyable and even made such an upscale place suitable for my toddler. much appreciated 💕

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  25. KristineP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding ! It was a very enjoyable birthday for my friend!

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  26. Chris

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    SOBA is consistent offering quality and different recipes that always extent our palate. The ambience is welcoming and upbeat, and the team is cordial and professional. Tuna tartar is to die for, as is the spicy tuna on friend rice small plate. Go for it!

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  27. DeaneR

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited selection, but absolutely delectable small and large-plate menu items. Everything cooked to perfection.

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  28. Rosey

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food presentation was nice but the taste was salty.

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  29. BobB

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our second time here. The tofu and shrimp small plates are great. The 3 of us split a crab egg roll that was quite tasty and contained a generous amount of crab. My wife enjoyed her Teriyaki salmon. I had the rare tuna because the Miso halibut was not available. It did not disappoint! My daughter ordered the duck. The plate was huge so she had some to take home. The chocolate sushi was a sweet ending. We will be back.

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  30. NayaAmara

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a really nice experience. We were seated quickly, and our server was really nice. The food tasted incredible. The only thing was the space was kind of tight and some of the drinks were not too outstanding. I had to order another drink from the menu. But overall, a great experience. I would recommend and go back here!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I got a lettuce wrap and was underwhelmed by the amount of food. there was too much lettuce and not enough filling, but it tasted decent. it was dry and could have used a sauce. the spring roll was very good. overall, i think this is a nice restaurant, but maybe not the best value for your money.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    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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  33. NathanielF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    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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  34. DowntownDrew

    Pittsburgh

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    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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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    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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  36. DENNISP

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 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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  37. timewonderer13

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 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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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 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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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 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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  40. Jeds

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 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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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 2757 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • 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, 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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