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Soba Lounge

5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
+1 412-362-5656
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are plenty of vegetarian options here. What we ordered had full of flavor but tasted only decent. The dumplings didn’t taste like squash and were way too chewy and dry. The fried tofu was flavorful and nicely spicy but also very dry. The mushroom...More

Thank NYCleveland
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We ate here Friday night and had a great meal. Service is excellent and really trendy atmosphere! Food really good and easy to share.

Thank Maxine A
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We did not know but Soba has up to 6 event per year. We experienced first hand their Japanese dinner paired with different types of saki. The 3 meal course was superb. We can’t wait for the next one. You can get on their mailing...More

Thank Jacques C
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I have not reviewed anything in a long time because I am so tired of being critical. It's great fun to have only positive things to say about a truly memorable night out, with delicious food and exemplary service. We met old friends in Pittsburgh...More

Thank LouCMillerIV
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The appetizers we ordered were very tasty and were presented beautifully. We shared an entree which was also quite tasty (but perhaps a bit too saucy). The meal came to over $100 Canadian (without dessert and without any alcoholic beverages). This seems a bit overpriced,...More

Thank Albina V
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I hosted a birthday party for a girlfriend here and we had a lovely time. The servers were very helpful, and made the evening run very smoothly. (Thank you so much guys!) The atmosphere is lovely, soothing, and relaxing. Food is very good, and wine...More

Thank Traventurz
Reviewed June 22, 2018

The environment of this place is very cool, the staff is AWESOME, the food is delicious and the restaurant is absolutely beautiful.

Thank Rafael A
Reviewed June 9, 2018

I took my son there for dinner....lovely ambience. Great background music! They had the windows down to let the cool evening to breeze in. Menu is interesting but be careful when you choose as a lot of the items come with a sweet sauce.

Thank Aziza k
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

If you are In Shadyside and/or around and look for a nice place to have a drink with some nice Asian food, Soba is your place. The drinks are excellent. If you want something special they can make it for you. The service is very...More

Thank Jacques C
Reviewed March 20, 2018

It is rare to find a restaurant where the service and food are both excellent, but we had that experience two days ago at Soba. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a fabulous hostess, and I wish I had gotten her...More

Thank Julian G
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Tom T
October 16, 2017|
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Response from 69tiger888 | Reviewed this property |
Valet or street ( not hard )
August 14, 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
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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