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“Good enough for lunch!”
Review of SOBA Downtown - CLOSED

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SOBA Downtown
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
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103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good enough for lunch!”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We were shopping around downtown with our toddler and needed a cheap place for lunch takeout. This place had a not so Asian atmosphere but the staff was quick and friendly. The best perk was that kids eat free on wknds with purchase of lunch entree! I got a huge bag of food for $6 and it was delicious!!!

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  • English first
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English first
Sherwood, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What happened Soba?”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

What happened Soba? I used to stop in every time i visited Bend. Loved it. I've recently moved here and been in twice. The first time was mediocre and left me feeling a bit ill. I thought everyone has a bad day and gave it another try. Yea, it's gone down hill for sure. Not awful but not good. Just below meh... I had a chicken dish and the chicken just has a weird texture to it. My fried got sick afterwards (he idid last time as well). What happened Soba? If you've gone with cheap cooks and cheap ingredients you're getting what you paid for. Cheap, uninteresting food that leaves you ill. Too bad it's resulting in two less customers and their friends.

  • Visited April 2012
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Oregon
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190 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Food is good, service is slow”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

I have dined at SOBA on several ocassions. The food has always been good, but if you are on a lunch schedule, be prepared. Meals are fresh to order so they do take quite some time.

Visited August 2011
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Thank kandjOregon
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Bend, Oregon
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice place, relaxing atmosphere, good food”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

With so many excellent restaurants to choose from in Bend, it took us a while to get around to Soba. When we did, we weren't disappointed. Bend is an artsy community, and on the first Friday of each month they hold an Art Walk, where the main downtown streets are full of people going to & from galleries and other venues-- really fun. Usually they close a street or two and have some band playing or other activity going on. This was one of those nights, right after sunset, and we were walking by Soba when we decided now was the time to try it.

Inside, you order at the bar and they bring you your selection once it's ready. They had a couple of specials, plus a pretty wide selection of asian food as well as a few kids choices. We ordered the Thai Noodle special and split it, (it was huge!) plus a beer (they have a rather small selection, but the ones they do have are good) and a glass of wine (you can choose between the house white or the house red.) Then we sat outside at a sidewalk table and watched the folks go by. The noodles were excellent and the entertainment was free! Inside looked like it might tend to get rather noisy if it's busy. Try it some time, you (probably) won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Travelover23
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Bend, Oregon
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“Food isn't noteworthy, ingredients could be fresher.”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

The yakisoba noodles are quite bland and disappointing, while the fresh rolls were made with old, discolored lettuce. Below average in my opinion. More care could be taken in selecting fresher ingredients.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank BiggySmallz
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