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Soba Lounge

5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
+1 412-362-5656
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Asian, International, Sushi, Thai, Gluten Free Options
5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. Loved the salmon and the portion size was perfect. The service was ok, but felt a bit rushed. Loved the art work on the walls.

Thank mdh95070
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We arrived with a party of five for Saturday dinner. This was an anniversary of sorts - as we wanted to re-create the wonderful experience of a few years ago when the five of us had visited SOBA for the first time. Well to start...More

Thank matthew274
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Came for dinner with my boyfriend. Despite sitting within arms reach of another couple, it still felt intimate (largely due to how dark it is). Would not recommend for a family. The dishes we had were good but will try ordering something different next time...More

Thank Hope M
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Me, my husband and our kid went there for our wedding anniversary dinner.My husband call them three or four days before,and the asked do we have a special accasion and he said about anniversary.He picked this place only because of the good reviews,so to be...More

Thank Zara A
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Soba got a lot really nice reviews so my wife and I decided to try it out while visiting pittsburgh. The atmosphere and ambience are cool and really nice. While the portion sizes are large and food is beautifully plated, the dishes really just average....More

Thank AdventureSeeker897
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We visited Soba for the first time to enjoy their special Farm dinner, 4 wonderful courses with wine parings ($45/$20). We live downtown( no car) it was an easy bus trip.. Service was friendly and efficient; our server checked-in frequently. We had one surprise when...More

1  Thank GaleN536
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have been coming here for years both with friends, but it is the perfect place to bring a date. This upscale, classy venue is dimly lit and dressed with modern Asian decor that adds to the ambiance and feel of the experience. The recently...More

1  Thank ArtemisUnleashed
Reviewed 23 July 2016

As a former Pittsburgh native i delight in returning every summer to visit and discover all the new and trendy restaurants that have appeared. Soba was a delight, i had steamed dumplings and my favorite Pad Thai. Very large portions and a doggy bag which...More

1  Thank Trumpet1945
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We made a last minute decision to go to Soba without reservations. They put us upstairs on a deck with a cover. It was lovely. Light wind, beautiful setting, everything we would like. We ordered and appetizer that was quite good and looked forward to...More

2  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The ambience here is classy and romantic without being too stuffy. It's a beautiful space with downstairs, upstairs and outdoor seating based on your preference. I recommend reservations to eliminate waiting. I've always ordered seafood here and it's always been very good and cooked to...More

Thank jewcpink
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15 August 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
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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