Asian Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Lounge · Shadyside
5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Soba is Pittsburgh's destination for Pan-Asian cuisine. The menu changes daily, allowing the chef to create signature selections with an Asian influence. The large selection of tempting appetizers and drink specialties are perfect for sharing with your friends and family.


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    Mikahla V.
    "Start with lobster tacos and end with chocolate maki."(4 Tips)
    "get the crispy tofu small plate to start."(2 Tips)
    Melinda K.
    "One of the best martinis I've had."(9 Tips)
    Kevin B.
    "Chocolate Maki is the coolest desert I've ever had."(7 Tips)
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  • chocolate maki
  • martinis
  • good for dates
  • desserts
  • tasting menu
  • corn chowder
  • wine
  • lump crab
  • seared tuna
  • pad Thai
  • good service
  • great value
  • filet mignon
  • pretzels
  • crab cakes
  • outdoor seating
  • fancy
  • cake
  • ribs
  • ice cream
  • Jenna W.

    Great sushi and nice atmosphere

    Jenna W · 1 week ago
  • Frances L.

    Good cocktails, lackluster food. You're paying for the ambiance and service.

    Frances Lin · October 7, 2015
  • Puneet G.

    Good menu for vegetarians

    Puneet Gautam · May 22, 2015
  • Anu J.

    Good food, but I don't think it's worth the price compared to other restaurants in the area. But I'd come back for the desserts, especially the sorbets!

    Anu Jayasinghe · May 19, 2015
  • Mikahla V.

    Appetizer, entree, and dessert are all phenomenal and necessary. Start with lobster tacos and end with chocolate maki.

    Mikahla Vicino · May 15, 2015
  • Kevin B.

    Chocolate Maki is the coolest desert I've ever had. Please order it.

    Kevin Burg · May 15, 2015
  • Lía S.

    Absolutely delicious Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Internet is awful

    Lía Sánchez · February 28, 2015
  • Lía S.

    Absolutely delicious Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

    Lía Sánchez · February 28, 2015
  • Laura H.

    The French martini is great. And the bartenders know what they're doing. Great place to relax and have a few nice cocktails.

    Laura Hutchison · February 22, 2014
  • Graham K.

    First off, you need to try the dirty pickle martini.. Holy crap, so good. And keep drinking those while you have the Chicken Ramen - also amazing

    Graham Kukucka · January 15, 2014
  • Noah S.

    New Bar area is awesome !!!

    Noah Sintic · September 7, 2013
  • Bofta Y.

    Summer nights: table by the sidewalk- open-window is fabulous! Vegetarian Pad Thai is yum yum!

    Bofta Yimam · July 2, 2013
  • Kyle C.

    Bi Bim Bap is amazing. Ask to add Kim chi to make it even better.

    Kyle Cunningham · April 25, 2013
  • Dave L.

    Get the thai chicken wraps and don't forget to add the little peppers, they're hidden

    Dave Ludwig · April 3, 2013
  • Dave L.

    Get a reservation on OpenTable but go 20 mins early to have a cocktail at the swank bar

    Dave Ludwig · April 3, 2013
  • Ann L.

    Best banana split ever had!! Caramelized bananas with ice cream... A must try!!

    Ann Liang · January 13, 2013
  • gina v.

    The crispy tofu is the best I've ever had! Be sure to make a reservation. :)

    gina vensel · October 26, 2012
  • Jason C.

    Haven't found that many great Asian places in Pittsburgh... but this place is awesome! Try the seared tuna, you won't go wrong

    Jason Cahill · September 17, 2012
  • hilary f.

    The best filet mignon in Pittsburgh

    hilary flint · July 19, 2012
  • Blake

    Try the Chocolate Pretzel Stack

    Blake · July 1, 2012
  • Nicole C.

    The 3rd floor patio is fantastic at sunset. Get the tuna.

    Nicole C · June 27, 2012
  • Sarah M.

    Extensive and creative cocktail list. If you like St. Germain, get the Beekeeper.

    Sarah Meredith · June 25, 2012
  • Gabe J.

    Pretty good pork and shrimp fried rice!

    Gabe Johnson · April 21, 2012
  • Karla G.

    Their tasting menu special dinners, with wine pairings, are excellent. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Karla Graves · January 29, 2012
  • Luke Kash Y.

    get nantucket scallops & korean ribs for appetizers. good portions & tasty. seared tuna was also a win

    Luke Kash Yun · December 20, 2011
  • Soba

    Parking is available in the lot next to Soba, as well as in the lot across the street after 5pm!

    Soba · November 7, 2011
  • Youngjae P.

    Chocolate Maki for the dessert!

    Youngjae Park · September 26, 2011
  • travel42

    Try the seared rare tuna with Korean sauce. Also a wonderful list of vegetarian dishes.

    travel42 · September 16, 2011
  • Joanna Q.

    Get the fried tofu and thank me later!

    Joanna Quinn · September 9, 2011
  • Amanda S.

    The mugi-oh is a perfectly refreshing martini, don't be afraid of the shochu.

    Amanda Schaffner · January 8, 2011
  • Jenn H.

    Totally agree that reds vodka martini is divine and the Bangkok tea really great too!

    Jenn H · July 16, 2010
  • Perry R.

    Get the red's dirty martini with hendrick's. It's fantastic.

    Perry Rajnovic · June 26, 2010
  • Melinda K.

    I got the expresso martini. It was a bit pricey, but sooo worth it! One of the best martinis I've had.

    Melinda Krueger · March 30, 2010
  • Alicia

    The Thai corn chowder with crab meat is tasty for a starter, and try the chocolate maki for dessert!

    Alicia · March 9, 2010
  • Shelby T.

    Chocolate covered cherry martini... Need I say more!?!?

    Shelby T · February 23, 2010
  • AzyxA

    Get the espresso martini. It's to die for. Read more

    AzyxA · February 18, 2010
  • ASG

    get the crispy tofu small plate to start. I know most of you don't eat tofu, but please trust me. it is ridiculously good. i'm a very picky eater too.

    ASG · January 4, 2010
  • Kevin K.

    Order the beef short ribs and your life will be changed forever. forever. Read more

    Kevin Kauffman · December 11, 2009
  • Remy P.

    Try the Chocolate Volcano cake. Full of win!

    Remy Porter · October 22, 2009

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