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Soba Lounge

5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
+1 412-362-5656
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Asian, International, Sushi, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my wife to Soba for her birthday. She enjoyed it so much from last year that she wanted to come back. We started off the meal with a California roll. While it was good the Pad Thai entrees were the star of the show....More

Thank hounds75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and I enjoy my experience beginning upon entering the restaurant. We are always pleasantly greeted, the restaurant has a very nice ambiance, the service is consistently good complimenting the delicious food. Plus, it is easy to carry on a...More

Thank Patty P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve been coming to Soba for close to 20 yrs. Finally have had it with desserts! They have had the same chocolate maki,cashew terrine , creme brûlée for almost that long. GET A PASTRY CHEF! While the desserts are nice, over the years they’ be...More

Thank Bgksav
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very long wait and cold missed 1 person meal who waited few minutes before entree arrived. Nice atmosphere but not all tables taken. Basically not enough staff on Friday night

Thank bibbbbyybb
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We hosted a rehearsal dinner on the patio. The space was beautiful, the food awesome, the staff very accommodating. We had lots of compliments. The pork dumplings were particularly worthy of mention. The menu/staff accommodated nut and gluten allergies and vegan diets. I was concerned...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We ahd the Pad Thai and the Miso Cod. The Miso Cod is really good.. definitely try it the next time you go there. The Pad Thai was meh.. :( .. kind of sweet and not spicy. The Chilean Sea Bass Satay was good.. The...More

Thank xyas
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have been to Soba lounge since it opened . Modern decor with outdoor lounge and an big open bar area . They have maintained the level of food ( Bill Fuller was the chef when it opened , others has took over , Fuller...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

1. Start with a Black Manhattan to stretch your taste buds in preparation for dinner. 2. Next, order the crunchy tofu appetizer. It's worth it. 3. Miso Black Cod. It's one of their specialties and is absolutely divine. 4. Stacked chocolate pretzel with miso Carmel....More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

It is a place nice to visit when you want to have an enjoyable time with a friend. The atmosphere is warm. The waitress try to be nice and is attentive to your needs even if sometime you have to wait.

Thank Chelje
Reviewed 26 May 2017

While I had eaten in all of the other Big Burrito restaurants, somehow I had never been to Soba. We went for dinner, and had a very good meal. Service was very good all around, and our group of four tried three different dishes: salmon,...More

Thank bbwex
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Tom T
17 October 2017|
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Response from 69tiger888 | Reviewed this property |
Valet or street ( not hard )
15 August 2015|
Response from PghCritic | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to Springhill Suites in Pittsburgh, then yes. Trader Joes is within walking distance. It is in a small shopping center 1-2 blocks up the street. A Target is also up the street, but a bit further walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
    (College Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 71C, 75 Ellsworth and the East Busway are all convenient to Soba
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-362-5656
  • E-mail
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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