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Asian, Korean
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Soban is on Thayer Street, a restaurant row adjacent to the Brown University Campus. Here you can find a selection of classic Korean dishes. Some are suitable for omnivores, while others will satisfy vegans. My companion and I had stone bowl dishes and found the...crispy rice on the bottom particularly delicious. There is a small selection of self serve kimchi (Korean pickles used as side dishes). Prices suit a student budget. As other reviewers have noted, you don’t come here for the ambiance.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

Go down a few stairs into a kind of grubby room. Order at a makeshift counter. It looks like it's going to be fast but we waited over 20 minutes for some dumplings and a Korean vegetable roll. Excessive. The dumplings we're good. The food...isn't cheap enough to make up for the dingy surroundings.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

A pretty bare bones korean eatery. One can see that it is frequented by students. There is not much of a service but the food is very good.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

OK, the place has no charm, but it has good food at a good value. We had just arrived in town and were looking for something to eat when we noticed several Korean students walking around and that gave us the idea to look for...a Korean restaurant. Service was quick and friendly. Food was very good with generous portions.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

This fast food place has average Korean food but it's enough to satisfy any Korean food craving I might have. I always go for the beef bibimbap (not the stone pot).

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I’ve been to soban many times and was never disappointed. There’s self-service soup and water, or you can purchase drinks when you order your food. The food comes out quite fast even when there are a lot of people in the restaurant. The service is...fast, and the food is delicious. The location is great, located on Thayer st, you can just walk from Brown University’s campus or the bus stop and it closes at 10, so students can grab a late dinner after class. I would definitely go back again, it’s a great place to go when you’re craving Korean cuisine.More

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Great location and friendly service during this summer holiday period. The food is nothing to write home about but it's adequate and reasonably priced. Free soup for guests is a nice touch. There is a genuine Korean feel.

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