SOBA Lounge

4.7
2280 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.

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 2280 people are saying
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ColinB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind servers, and incredible food. Great value for good dining, cannot recommend enough

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Fleepflop
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent! Felt rushed by the server who forced the check upon us before we were even done with our meal.

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Maram
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambiance is great! Food was good service was just ok.

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Mark
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fried tofu, short rib egg rolls and csiribasi (spelling?) were excellent.

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vipTraveler
Pittsburgh
90 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner for 4 was served by our very capable staff member, Pineapple. She was efficent and knew the menu items well. My tuna tartare was fresh and tasty. My Ahai tuna was memorable, fresh and done to perfection. the accompanying Kim Chee was very spicy, as Kim chee tends to be. My husband was pleased with his sushi and quinha dish was as expected. Our drinks and wines were top notch. it was an excellent evening of fine dining. We are anxious to return.

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GarrettM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Fried Tofu was outstanding. I would definitely go back

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vipJavierA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food we ordered was taste. Loved the fried rice and the short rib egg rolls were amazing.

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pghfoodie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

While the ambience of the restaurant is beautiful and fancy, and the staff is very kind, the food is absolutely terrible. They market the menu as "Americanized Asian-fusion" (verbatim from our waitress). Pretty much the opposite of authentic Asian food. While the sushi was alright, the pad thai was horrendous (how do you mess up on pad thai?) and the bi bim bap was sub par. I was very disappointed in the food as I'd heard it was supposed to be a great place. I took my partner for their birthday and they did not enjoy the meal. Food is very pricey as well. Will not be going again.

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Meghan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with SOBA. Everything - from the food to the cocktails, to the stellar service and even music ...it was a perfect evening! Very high quality experience.

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JMc1
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter, Kirkland was one of the best servers we've had; attentive, friendly & knowledgeable and gave good advice about the food when my husband was torn between two choices. Sat on the upper balcony which was beautiful. We had the pork lettuce wrap appetizer, filet bi bim bap & Miso cod. Off the charts.

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jessicap
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

food was, as usual, excellent
the service and waitstaff lacked the polish that had been typical of soba…but that has been my experience the last few times there and is likely indicative of the difficulty restaurants are having finding employees.

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Dinner5301
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New waitress. Clearly well trained. Food delicious, as always. Still a favorite

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Laurie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very relaxing early dinner on the patio. It is very peaceful with a wonderful view. The service was excellent and the food was amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was a little slow during the beginning. I knew they were busy so I understood of course. The food was so good! I’ve been here a few times and the food never seems to disappoint. I will be back again. Only complaint is we ordered shots and the waitress told us the bartender doesn’t make shots? Which was odd but he/she made them for us…. When we received them, they weren’t the best but I appreciate the effort!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing birthday dinner!

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AnnH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, atmosphere and service by Emma. Myself and two friends enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Cocktails are brilliant. Excellent experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, if a bit pricey. Service was efficient but a bit rude - bringing our bill before asking if we were finished with our entrees, didn’t offer dessert. Seemed focused on throughput, not the dining experience - and we did not linger.

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MattG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals, great service with excellent recommendations.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fun atmosphere, a great place to meet for a drink or celebrate a special occasion

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vipJJhp
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all delicious. Very pleasant out on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time this evening! The food was outstanding as always - I had the rock shrimp tempura and it was exceptional! The service was great and our waitress was such a sweetheart. :)

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sharond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pineapple was our wait person. Fantastic recommendations -- enjoyed the night -- it was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted so good. Get the fried chicken!!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only 2 things as a group we did not care for was that when sitting by the open window there were a lot of flies and the view was not appealing. It would be nice if there had been more topiaries blocking the street and cigarette butt holder. The food and service were fantastic was the inside decor.

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vipAENE
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh for many years.

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dena
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Wonderful service. One of my favorite places to get together with friends!

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JuliaC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great go-to place for a tasty food and a cozy date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Amazing!

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AllieH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large table upstairs and it was amazing. It was like our own little world up there. The drinks were amazing - strong but delicious with well curated flavors. No one in the party had a single critique of any of the food we ordered. We came to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress was fantastic and the staff brought out the cake for us at the end! Would highly recommend for a nice date night, anniversary, graduation, birthday, any occasion really. The restaurant itself is beautiful.

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WIlliamS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Sorry, can’t remember his name.

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RichaS
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mushroom fried rice was delicious! Great cocktail list

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Gary
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of the Big Burrito restaurants, all of which are great. Soba and Casbah are two of my favorites in the city of Pittsburgh. Both always consistently good, and the restaurants are beautiful.

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JuleanW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. One of the best meals I've had in a long time. All of the employees are super friendly and the restaurant is classy without being stuffy.

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ILindsay
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. An interesting selection to choose from. Desert was incredible.

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Natnu
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was a bit disappointed in our dinner at Soba. Have enjoyed Soba for years long before they changed to strictly Pan Asian. First in person return since COVID. Service good, drinks good, appetizers ok. Dinners however were "off". Perhaps too much strong seasoning on dishes, not sure. Some of our meals seemed overcooked. Change in chefs?

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is so interesting and the atmosphere is sophisticated and the service is really good.

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vipSavvyTraveler
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, libations and service. The chocolate maki was over the top delicious. Kudos to team Soba!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife birthday was celebrated there! Enjoyed it a lot !

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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 2280 OpenTable diners.

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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