SOBA Lounge

4.8
2197 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2197 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tony
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Have always wanted to try Soba, but left confused on what the fuss is about. The sushi was not very fresh and was very overpriced. The beer was room temperature. Their cocktails were very good, but because of the quality of the sushi and appetizers we had ordered, we left before even ordering main dishes.

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SuzanO
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sobas!

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crankygirl
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful space, and excellent service all add up to one of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants. I love Soba.

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DateNight
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had made a reservation and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was extremely attentive, personable and professional. We order some sushi rolls, the pork lettuce wraps and spring rolls. All the food was wonderful in terms of taste, temperature and visuals. Sushi was good, but still on the hunt for something better in Pittsburgh (or perhaps it will never compare to Boston and Chicago). We also had cocktails that were delicious. Thank you!

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vipAshleyS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. One criticism: Perhaps put a small dinner salad on the menu. Paying 12 for a side salad is a bit much.
Otherwise we had a delightful time and loved everything we ate. Great service too! O the cocktails were divine !!!

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IsaacM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing food and service. Atmosphere and decoration was outstanding loved it!

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vipNoah
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Me and girlfriend went fir Valentine’s day dinner. Was very nice and our appetizers were very good. Noting that it’s a Japanese fusion restaurant, was a little odd they didn’t have many vegetarian options for entrees. Overall was a good restaurant tho.

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JonathanH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food portion sizes were huge. My wife and I could have ordered one appetizer and one entree and been totally satisfied. The total price was high relative to other places to dine in Pittsburgh.

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vipCarolineR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious, recommend the short rib egg rolls, and the chirashi bowl. Wait staff was kind and attentive, was perfect for Valentine's day!

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Robert
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Loved the ahi tuna entree. Strict adherence to Covid precautions was much appreciated. Delightful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Valentine's Day spot! Gorgeous decor, terrific sushi & appetizers (crispy artichokes, spare rib egg rolls), luscious sophisticated cocktails and main dishes (miso-seared black cod). All staff start to finish were super friendly and approachable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slower drink service but excellent food and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Over priced good for just an ok taste. Sushi roll was just ok the blackened cod ramen was burnt not blackened. But the actual ramen had good flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Love the whole vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipBCTC
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soba is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. Food is always awesome as well as the service and atmosphere. Valet parking is also a nice touch. We had the short rib egg rolls which were great , the pad thai is the best I have had and the salmon was perfect also.

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vipAlexisB
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service. I loved their Banh Mi and California roll. The Chicken curry noodles was ok. Portions are generous.
Service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a wedding and wanted to go for a nice dinner. Food was great, as always. Atmosphere and service were lovely and relaxed.

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KathyD
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always enjoy the Asia fusion cuisine at SOBA. This was first time eating indoors in a LONG while, and the restaurant too a lot of precautions to keep us safe. The server was attentive and we enjoyed the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Soba did very well with spaced out seating and keeping us feel
Safe and comfortable - thanks!

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ToniaC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok but the servers didn’t seem to want to be there or serve us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pad Thai in pittsburgh hands down. Gemma is the best & makes a killer espresso martini - ask for her every time

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
304 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was AWESOME!

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vipKrisC
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional during COVID. All safety practices were upheld and made us feel extremely comfortable.
Food portions was nice for the price and absolutely delicious.
Not a single complaint!!

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vipJaneR
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Soba ... thank you! Enjoyed good food, drink and company!

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vipepc1
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Soba and have been dozens of times... service was great... cucumber salad was not great... pieces of cucumber and carrots way to big.

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Bubbles70
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The cocktails are slightly over priced but our drinks 🍸 were great. We love the decor and we will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mask policy was strange.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to be dining out!

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AlanW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An excellent last nite out before lockdown. The ambience was subdued from a usually upbeat vibe in the bar area tables. But still a wonderful night out.
The food and drink were excellent as usual.

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PghFoodLover1
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My friend had the tenderloin medallions and I had the seared Ahi tuna - both were excellent! We started with the spicy pork lettuce wraps which were fantastic, and the short rib egg rolls (very good but you need to roll it in the sauce). Loved the hostesses, waitress, and food service (delivery) staff.

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JGoodson
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food as always, bad service--first time; hopefully an outlier.
Wuhan virus ambiance as good as it could be!!!

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vipDavidM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except for the person who sat us. Not very pleasant person especially after we asked to be seated in a bigger table. The front of the house is the first impression. I’ve eaten here for over 15 years and never experienced that.

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jasonc
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I don’t recall our waiter‘s name but I could’ve got more personality out of a corpse.Food was and is always fabulous but the waiter put a damper on the evening a bit.As long as you get a waiter that has a little enthusiasm and life in them you’ll have a great experience.

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter’s birthday. Nice to share small plates and large plates. Very convivial. Great Asia fusion flavors.

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Riel
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, well presented. Wonderful evening dining on patio. Go, enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice night... great servers, very attentive and helpful.... food was a little spicy for us, but very good drinks, will be back.

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 2197 OpenTable diners.

SOBA Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://secure.bigburrito.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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