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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Found ourselves in Phoenix looking for good food at 11pm. We chose this place and I’m so glad we did. Small but diverse menu of really good noodle dishes. Food came out quickly and was really delicious. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

What a find! We only wish we had had time for a drink and time to return to try the appetizer items on the menu. We had the Hostile Takeover, a robust bowl of bulgogi glazed beef with shishito peppers (yep, I took a bite;...just one) and spices, and my friend, a fan of udon, had it Sweet Chili Glazed Udon, full of veggies and chicararone. This place does a booming business, and with good reason. It is the highest quality and a good value.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Stumbled upon this spot and wasn't up for the loud, packed atmosphere so I had to forego the cocktail menu, which did look enticing. That said, the Mic Drop ramen bowl I carried out was fantastic. Just the right amount of chewiness in the thick...udon noodles, just the right softness to the egg, and more kinds of pork than I can remember, plus kimchi. Seriously fabulous. It was served plenty hot and could easily have fed two. But who would want to share?More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

We were staying down the street and wanted some place close to eat. I stumbled on Sosoba on-line and the menu looked SO good. We walked down to the restaurant and we were happy with the vibe of the place. The food, however, was not...nearly as good as it sounded. The best thing we got was the General Tso Tso Cauliflower. The Gyoza was decent but the Hostile Takeover noodle dish did not have much flavor. It was just ok. I was hoping for a much richer broth with more flavor. The drinks were ok. The Tea and Oranges and June Rose were the drinks we sampled and they were decent, but nothing memorable. Overall, Sosoba was not bad but not good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Various aspects of this restaurant have been named "Best of Phoenix" over the last few years and those awards are well-deserved! The food is fresh, tasty, authentic - all with a few special tweaks by the chefs. Be sure to get the cauliflower ... cooked...to perfection with a slightly sweet sauce that makes it tasty for sure - even for folks who typically don't like cauliflower. Lots of noodles variety with different levels of spice/heat. The drinks ... oh, my ... any kind of Saki you want, plus mixed drinks made with extra care and flair. Service is quick, personal, attentive and friendly. Want to know more about a specific dish or drink? Just ask! Atmosphere is casual and relaxed and there is a small outdoors seating area which is wonderful if the weather is good. This is a great place for happy hour - good prices and food specials. Long hours, too, for night owls. Location in downtown Phoenix is just 3 blocks from the light rail stop. One huge problem is parking, but seek and ye shall find. My friends and I have been here twice and are planning another visit soon.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

This was my first stop upon moving into town, Spencer, the bartender, went above and beyond to ensure I got the best first impression of Roosevelt area-makes a killer old-fashioned and made some useful recommendations for things to do in the area. Thanks for a...great welcome to town.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This casual restaurant is in my opinion, more asian fusion with an abundant of delicious sounding options listed on their menu. You can choose what type of noodle you would like in almost every dish listed. We tried the General TsoTso's Cauliflower and found it...to be delicious. The slightly sweet sauce was a nice addition. The deep fried Mac & Cheese Ball was just ok - nothing special.The Viet Nom Nom Nom salad was good as well although, we only found 1 kernel of corn in it!! I enjoyed the mushroom Bao buns, but the others in our group did not care for them. The Hostile Takeover with tofu instead of meat was enjoyed by all, but we do wish we had chosen a different type of noodle. We were to full to try dessert, so we will to leave that for another day. Our waitress was very nice, friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I love ramen and try to find at least one ramen spot in every place I visit. As a mostly vegetarian (although I am not too particular about stocks, but pork/beef I can't eat), I realize that I am not able to indulge in the...some of the best ramen that is available. Sosoba had some good reviews and was near to where I happened to be, so I gave it a shot. It was late afternoon/early evening and the restaurant was pretty empty. Perhaps I should have taken this a hint, but I am not sure. The staff was very friendly and attentive. While not technically a ramen dish, I ordered the SUV (So You're Vegan) which was a noodle, veggies, and Japanese curry dish. I was expecting a curry ramen-esque dish, which is mostly what I got, but somehow, despite the curry, despite fresh-seeming vegetables, the dish was disappointingly bland. Almost entirely flavorless. The first few bites, when the dish was hottest, were quite good, but I may have been deceived by the heat. Filling, good portion, just really lacking in flavor. Maybe the meat-broth ramens fare better. I wasn't expecting the happy hour prices, and I am not even sure if they were advertised. At $11 for the entree, I wasn't too bothered by the lack of flavor, but was pleasantly surprised to find my bill closer to $6.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Ordered Calamari and Bad Bun Trio. Yuck! Had to leave ASAP, food made me want to puke. Both dishes are covered in an overly sweet sauce, tasted more like a dessert. The pork belly was pure fat. Not going back ever.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is a ramen/noodle restaurant with a innovative menu. We have been here twice with mixed results. The first time the food was very good. The second time they had dialed back the size of the portions and the taste. On each visit the service...was fair. Take a chance, they might be having a good day.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We popped in here after night out with friends, no dinner, and some generously flowing libations. Great service and yummy Ramen. It hit the spot and all three of us left happy.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

I went alone for lunch. I was greeted and seated immediately. I ordered the Pig wings very good and copious a Seaweed salad very good The Mic Drop ramen also very good there was only mochi for dessert.....and I don't like mochi so I went...next door to Pita Jungle foe a cheesecake to go. The waiter Spencer was really efficient , at the end of my meal we had a brief conversation , a very intelligent young man.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Overall, the ramen at this spot was average at best. I like that they tried to make "unique" ramen, but the concept did not come across well. I had the brothafeller, which was basically egg drop soup mixed with ramen. The panko crusted chicken in...it didn't have much flavor, there were about a million peas, and the carrots were just huge circle pieces. My husband had the Mr. Karl Katsu and he had about the same reaction I did. Flavorless chicken and not much else going on. The atmosphere was nice at the staff was super friendly. But the food was lackluster and forgettable.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place opening up so decided to try it out. Its downtown and has good late night hours. The atmosphere is nice and the service is good. Started with the pork and kim chi tostada and those were excellent! We then tried the...mic drop and the sweet chile glazed udon. The mic drop looks good but to me the flavors never seemed to meld together. The sweet chile glazed udon was great. Would recommend this place if in downtown or just lookimg to venture out and try something new. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Hotel sent us here as it was the only place nearby that was open. Server was cool and very accommodating. Had a few more drinks, tried some appetizers and then several noodle bowls. Each was just ok and that was after 10 hours of drinking....We left most of the noodles. Oh - the calamari was very good but nothing else stood out. Certainly better than nothing at midnight.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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