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“Good Music Venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SOHO Restaurant & Music Club

SOHO Restaurant & Music Club
1221 State St Ste 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-7776
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Ranked #224 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Music Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

In town for some music at this venue - good food and drink, nice people, really good sound system and layout for live music

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Santa Ana, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Visions of deliverance...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were taken to Soho by a couple we had just met at Carlitos. Not really knowing what we were getting in too, we went along on the adventure. The cover charge of $15 was surprising, but once inside we saw the value. Salsa lessons were taking place and we made our attempt to learn. Once the live band started, the dance floor was a sea of sexy salsa dancing...we need more lessons! We ordered the coconut shrimp and tortilla soup, based on our waiters recommendation, and we're still dreaming about the shrimp! Fun spur of the moment evening, we won't forget!

Visited September 2012
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Santa Barbara
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best experience at a restaurant and music club”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This place is casual, fun, with great home made, fresh food with local ingredients. Check the website before you go as the music is very diverse from local well loved bands to famous groups and musicians, from salsa to rock to ??? Has an out door patio for fresh air (not a great view). The coconut shrimp are awesome. Great place to have a party...staff are friendly and fun, owners Gail and Bob are the best!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, NV
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“worse than mediocre”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We went to Soho tonight for dinner and to hear the band The Lady and the Tramps. First, the dinner was horrible. We waited one hour for the dinner salads and another 30 minutes for the food. Although the menu sounded great, the food was ghastly. The ribs were probably grocery store frozen food and the chicken seemed like one of those boneless/skinless frozen pre-cooked deals. They charge a $10 dollar per person cover even though you are dining there. If you do not dine there, you will not end up being in the same room as the music--you will be in the bar, where the band is video cast. Despite having dinner reservations, you may end up in the very back or , worse, right next to the giant speakers in the front. It was advertised to have the music until 10pm, however the band stopped at 9:15pm despite a packed crowd (and they also took a 30 minute break so the total music time was only one hour and 15 minutes.) The bathroom was atrocious by the end of the night. All in all, we were completely disappointed. It was our first and last visit to SoHo

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The Place for Jazz in SB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Soho has a very nice atmosphere and good American food that you can enjoy while listening to live performances by talented famous Jazz musicians. Great place, and icon of Santa Barbara.

Visited February 2012
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