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“Great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Soba

Bar Soba
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (Anderston)
+44 141 204 2404
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Ranked #540 of 1,838 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Noodle, Sushi, Pan-Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Anderston
Description: Our award-winning flagship bar & restaurant opened in 1999 and, whilst there have been a few changes to the Far Eastern-inspired decor, we've maintained our reputation for serving high quality Pan-Asian street food and exciting and inventive cocktails. We pride ourselves on our generous portions of mouth-watering, authentic Asian cuisine, served by our friendly and attentive staff, in a cool and intimate environment - only a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow's city centre.
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“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

One of my favourite places in glasgow for a quick bite. Fantastic lunch and pre theatre deals, although full menu is reasonable.
Service is good, food is good and great cocktails and drink promos. Personally I would avoid on a fri/sat night if you are eating as it becomes a very loud busy bar.

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Fayew88, General Manager at Bar Soba, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear Michelle M,

Thank you for taking the time to review Bar Soba. It's great to hear that you find our prices agreeable!

The atmosphere in the bar area can indeed get quite electric on a Friday and Saturday evening as we have some of Glasgow's top name DJ's taking to the decks, but we do try our best to keep our restaurant area downstairs as a calmer area - please don't hesitate to request a table downstairs in future!

Thanks again,

Faye
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“Great spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ive been to this place a couple of times and it hands down does the best cocktails. I like to drink an old fashioned when im out and this place makes it perfect every time. The prices are middle of the road about £6.50 a cocktail give or take.

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Fayew88, General Manager at Bar Soba, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear Padatron,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Bar Soba! I'm glad to hear you've been enjoying our cocktails, and that we're able to get your drink of choice perfect for you!
If you're keen on an Old Fashioned, I'd recommend trying our 'Toot Sweet' cocktail next time you drop in - Woodford's Reserve bourbon is gently stirred with Vanilla vodka and Amaretto, and seasoned with bartender's choice bitters before being topped with a splash of cranberry juie. Delicious!

Thanks again,

Faye
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“My favourite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My favourite for a Sunday afternoon drinks and food. Atmosphere is really laid-back and love the decor. Food was delicious as always. The starter sharing platter was huge... We had to postpone the main courses. The chilli fries with satay sauce are amazing! Favourite main would have to be Nasi Goreng.... delicious!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fayew88, General Manager at Bar Soba, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear Clairey001,

Thank you so much for your review of Bar Soba! I'm glad to hear you dig our laid-back Sunday vibes... after the business of our Saturday nights we like to take it easy on a Sunday - just as it should be! Our fantastic drink promos run from Sunday-Wednesday, so you can relax with our signature Apple and Ginger mojito for only £3, or a bottle of wine for under a tenner :)

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thanks,

Faye
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“Interesting menu, excellent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The plus points of Bar Soba are undoubtedly its food, which is probably the best Asian food I've ever eaten outside Asia, its interesting menu, which has something for everyone, and the staff, who are very attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes on offer.
The Thai fishcakes and Pad Thai noodles were excellent.
The decor is very here&now, even if the music was just a little too loud and the toilets look as if they are temporary fixtures.
Good value for money, especially if you go with a meal deal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fayew88, General Manager at Bar Soba, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Dear FlorenceFoodie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Bar Soba. We do take great pride in the authenticity of our food, and take great care when writing our menus to ensure they are varied and interesting, and it's great to hear you think so, too!
We have an amazing £8.95 express lunch menu and also a £12.95 two-course pre-theatre offer, so a visit to Soba need never break the bank!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thanks again,

Faye
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“Byers Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Usually visit City Centre branch for cocktails-visited Byers Road for lunch. I had the chicken roti wrap, husband had the pork katsu burger. To be honest the food was ok but nothing special. Both of us left feeling we could have spent our money more wisely elsewhere in the West End.

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Fayew88, General Manager at Bar Soba, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Dear polkadot-pyjamas,

Thank you for taking the time to review your visits to Bar Soba. I have passed your comments regarding our Byres Road unit over to the manager there, and we are sorry you didn't feel the food was good value for money. We do have a great lunch offer available Mon-Fri 12-3pm which is two courses for £8.95, which I recommend next time you're lunching in the West End
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Next time you pop into Mitchell Lane for cocktails, I urge you to try out our Pad Thai or Nasi Goreng - two of our signature and most popular dishes - so we can show you how good our food can really be!

Thanks again,

Faye
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