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“Unique and delicious experience”

SoBaya Japanese Bistro
Ranked #99 of 894 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Lubbock, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unique and delicious experience”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very small space, but we were there at just the right time with no waiting. Food seems very authentic and a big part of the charm is chatting with the server.

Visited August 2014
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent value!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Fantastic Japanese cuisine - worth the search (they are located on a street that has been opened quite recently, so if your GPS maps are not up to date, you will not find it!). Our waitress was as friendly as can be, and the fffffooooooood... All for a quite affordable tab. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Ricardo T
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I usually use Trip Advisor's reviews to scout out restaurants when I visit a new area of the country. This trip to Myrtle Beach was no exception, except the reviews did not meet the quality of the restaurants that were listed. That is especially true for this one. My family walked away from this restaurant table baffled about how it was chosen as the 2nd best restaurant in Myrtle Beach! To start with it is a VERY small restaurant with only about 6 tables with little or no atmosphere. The kitchen is only a couple of feet away from the table. All four dishes we had suffered from lack of flavor. Only one appetizers was rated good by the table, that was the Octopus ball. I had Teriayki chicken. The portion was small and had little taste. The fried rice was good, but nothing special for a #2 rated restaurant. We knew beforehand that this place did not serve sushi so did not expect it to be on the menu, but really, a Japanese restaurant without sushi? It's like a Jewish Deli without pastrami or corned beef sandwiches! Unless you like quaint, tiny restaurants with mediocre food, I would stay away from this one.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank nyrxman
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York, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Small restaurant with fantastic food”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a very small restaurant. It fills up quickly, and because the food is great, it is not easy to get a seat sometimes. We were lucky and only had to wait about 10 minutes for a seat. any amount of wait would have been worth it. The service was efficient and the staff was very friendly. The menu contained a relatively large number of choices. Our meals were well presented and generous sized portions. The prices are very reasonable. I will return here as often as I can get a seat.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank tonybz
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lima, oh
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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“Fantastic food”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

What a pleasant surprise. We were recommended to go here by a local. It was well worth it. What great food they have. This is truly some of the best japanese food I have had. You don't pay for all the fancy cooking at your table, just great food. It is small inside with only about 6 tables so call ahead or carry out. Michelle is the one who runs the place and she will take care of you. Great personality and a lot of fun. Try the bowls for lunch. You will go back again. Promise

Visited July 2014
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