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SoBaya Japanese Bistro

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3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
+1 843-839-4899
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bibimbap” (16 reviews)
“bento box” (10 reviews)
“noodles” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is place is so cute! My husband and I decided to come here for dinner as it was 3 minutes from our resort. We are so glad we did it. It’s a small restaurant but it wasn’t crowded at all and we arrived about...More

Thank Amira P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the beaten track, very quaint little place. Open kitchen so you can see what is being cooked, all food cooked fresh and to order. We visited family of 4, chose Edamen as little appetiser even they were lovely with dash of salt. Entrees between...More

1  Thank NeilChambers2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice smallish, maybe seats 20, authentic Japanese cuisine. Check the menu before you go there they do not have sushi or sashimi. The Age Dashi Tofu in a sweet sauce exceptional The Galbi, Korean style short ribs flavorful but chewy The osinko, Japanese...More

1  Thank Caleb42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up stopping here for lunch one day on our visit to Myrtle Beach. We never would have ran across this place other than the fact that we did research online, and we are glad we did. We really enjoyed the food here, the...More

Thank WouldYouKindly
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Sobaya, is a hidden gem... we would have never found this place if it wasn't for great reviews on TripAdvisor and you'll see why . Try the Noodle Bowl , huge portion ( Amazing) .. Not much sushi, more concentrated on Atlantic Japanese dishes. Priced...More

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Let me start out by saying that I should not write this review because I don’t want this place to be found. The best Japanese food I’ve had in a very long time. Every menu item is made to order and prepared with the best...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Had the tempura vegetables and two udon noodle dishes. Everything was wonderful and the servers were attentive. Small place but worth the trip. Had Korean offerings as well. I had to play with the tempura

Thank Val R
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious. Service is great. It is a very small restaurant for mainly take out but if you want something you are not normally gonna find in your hometown this is the place. Exceeded my expectations without having to wait in line for...More

Thank Kdubs1981
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Unbelievably good food, for an incredible price. We fed 2 adults and 2 kids for $60. The options are varied, and the quality is excellent.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

I like this small bistro, it just has 20 seats inside and other 20 outside. A very good Japanese cousins with a great shrimps tempura. Close to broadway at the beach, it is a place to visit.

Thank wuwuzela
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Questions & Answers
July 30, 2017|
Response from Brooklyngirl48 | Reviewed this property |
There are choices served without Noodles that include vegetables, Chicken, beef and fish. Small plates are also available.
Emily M
July 15, 2015|
Response from Jeffrey C | Reviewed this property |
Yea the owners there are the wait and cook staff just explain what you need and they will accommodate you as best they can. They are a wonderful couple and super helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-839-4899
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