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Ma Soba

Beacon Hill
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156 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114-2714
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Great for a quick lunch

I ate here recently with colleagues and found the lunch to be really good. The choices were ample, including a lunch special that was very reasonably priced and had a large amount of food. There is also a large selection of sushi and I chose from this menu. My food was very tasty and beautifully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here recently with colleagues and found the lunch to be really good. The choices were ample, including a lunch special that was very reasonably priced and had a large amount of food. There is also a large selection of sushi and I chose from this menu. My food was very tasty and beautifully prepared. The service was a... More 

Thank betteskid
Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Ate here twice: One time we had Kalbi and Beef Bulgogi and the other time we went for the Sushi. Everything was pretty good, but the Kalbi was excellent. the Service was good and the restaurant set up with the large open front is kinda cool.

Thank Loris H
Newburgh, NY
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went here based on yelp reviews for Korean food in Boston. I know Boston isn't known for Korean food, but that's what we were in the mood for. Seoul was rated very highly and we weren't disappointed. We were seated quickly and side dished were promptly delivered to us. They were kimchi, an egg dish, a squid dish, a... More 

Thank Read H
New Westminster, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My partner and I were so happy to find this place after hours of sightseeing around Boston. The restaurant was open late night (got to the restaurant around 10:40 PM, Thursday) and they still served us the full menu. I had their Stone Pot Dupbap and Bobby got their Beef Bulgogi. The food came with the usual Korean side dishes... More 

1 Thank chubbypoulet
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While the service was just average, the food was excellent. My guest and I both had Bulgogi (Spicy pork, and beef). They were very tasty. The floor to ceiling windows are wide open on a nice day, making it feel like you are seating outside.

1 Thank Claude D
Centennial, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our last day in Boston and we stumbled on Seoul and I'm so glad we did. It was incredible! Lovely dining area - we sat by the large windows and people watched while we had lunch. My husband had sushi and spicy pork bulgogi while I had the spicy chicken ramen. It was so good that I can't stop thinking... More 

Thank Lori G
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is now called "Seol" which confused me a little bit when looking for MaSomba hungry and a bit Jet Lagged.... Nice busy restaurant with the front open out onto the street; great atmosphere with lots of locals eating which is always a good sign... The menu was extensive; I had a seedweed salad as a starter followed by spicy... More 

Thank Ctat
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love this restaurant. We have been coming for over ten years. They recently changed the name to Seoul but is still listed as MaSoba here. The sushi is amazing, particularly the unagi, it is warm. I had the Japchi seafood and my husband had the Japchi beef, amazing. There are lots of choices! The service is fabulous too, many... More 

1 Thank Heather F
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

one of my favorite restaurant in Boston, delicious Asia food and lovely staffs.

1 Thank Claire H
Alexandria, Virginia
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316 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Located at the corner of Cambridge St. and Hancock, across the street from Old West Church, this unassuming restaurant provides delicious Korean food. As a non-beef eater, I always appreciate restaurants that serve a chicken alternative, and Seoul does with finesse. I had the spicy chicken bulgogi which was delicious. I was initially torn between that and the chicken bibimbap.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114-2714
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: 617-973-6680

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beacon Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.