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Bar Soba Edinburgh

104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH21DR
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Opening Information

Mon - Sun

12.00pm - 01.00am

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Easy Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch

About Bar Soba Edinburgh

Launched in 1999 on Mitchell Lane in Glasgow, Bar Soba fast became a staple of the city’s burgeoning bar and restaurant scene. Serving quality Pan-Asian Street food with dishes from across the Orient, Soba has endeavoured to provide its diners with an unforgettable culinary experience.
We also lead the way with the original and best cocktail masterclasses as our highly-skilled mixologists take our guests through the tricks and tools of the trade: free pouring, flair moves & pours, astounding spirits savvy and other secrets of the mixology profession.
We took our patented mix of exhilarating cocktails and mouthwatering cuisine to the West End of Glasgow in January 2012, opening on Byres Road, before growing the Soba brand further and landing on Hanover Street in Edinburgh in December 2012.

Cuisine: Asian, Balinese, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian, Seafood, South East Asian, Street Food Style, Tapas, Thai
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Really enjoyed our meal here... the food was lovely, relaxed atmosphere and staff were very friendly. Was disappointed we couldn’t leave a tip as we were paying by card and were advised it wouldn’t let us. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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Hi Suzanne, Thanks for leaving us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time spent with us. Will be looking forward to your return visit. Best, Max Taylor Manager

Responded On Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Food always delicious. It’s my new favourite place to eat!

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.Hi Debra, Thanks for taking the time out your day to leave us such a lovely review! Best, Max Taylor Manager

Responded On Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

We sampled the boozy lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of food received. Would definitely recommend to others 4 drinks and two courses for £25 in the centre of town with the standard of food available is worth sampling. Only down side was the limited number of veggie dishes. one of six on starters and two of eight on the mains.

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Hi Craig, Thanks for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Max Taylor Manager

Responded On Monday, 18 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

We waited quite a long time to be served and had to go to the bar for drinks. We also had to ask for our sides to be corrected as we didn’t get what we asked for. We were also squeezed into a really small table. My husband is 6ft 4ins and we were sitting next to the fire. However we were very happy with our food and will return.

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Hello Tammy, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise mistake in your order and for the tight seating we provided. We will use your feedback for training purposes and will definitely accommodate a more comfortable place on your next visit! We look forward to having you back and hope your next visit is more enjoyable! Regards, MIchael, Manager

Responded On Monday, 18 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Food gorgeous as usual! Shame the drinks menu has got smaller :-(

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Hi Amanda, I'm pleased to hear that you had a good time here at Bar Soba. We are currently in the process of changing our drinks menu and for the time being it has shrunk. Sorry for the inconvenience. Best, Max Taylor Manager

Responded On Monday, 18 February 2019
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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Absolutely beautiful meal for a late valentines. Prices are really really reasonable and portion sizes were fantastic. Great flavour in the food and a lovely surrounding. Staff couldn’t be more helpful! Have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely return! Thanks so much!

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Hi Emmie, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Will be looking forward to your return visit. Best, Max Taylor Manager

Responded On Monday, 18 February 2019
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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Although having three front of house staff and not being busy the service was extremely poor. The bar person seemed as if ordering drinks was s hassle which was strange as it’s a bar?? I ceratailly won’t be back, it’s a shame as the Glasgow bars are great?

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Hi Alison, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are saddened to hear that we have not lived up to our usual high standards on this occasion. We take all feedback very seriously and utilise it for training purposes where necessary. If you would like to talk through your experiance in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] Kindest Regards, Andy GM

Responded On Thursday, 14 February 2019
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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Will definitely recommend Soba to my friends

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Hi Alena Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you would recommend us to your friends and we look forward to another visit in the near future!

Responded On Sunday, 10 February 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Quite small portions for the money, but did taste fantastic

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are saddened to hear that your experience was not to our usual standards! f you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me @ [email protected]

Responded On Sunday, 10 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

I don't drink so was really pleased with the Thai Lemonade - I'd quite like to see a few more Mocktails added to the menu as it's far better than being left with a simple soft drink. The decor of the restaurant downstairs could do with a bit of colour, I was disappointed to see it was quite plain and very different from the bar area which has a fantastic atmosphere. That was my only negative though, I'll definitely be back next time I'm in Edinburgh cause the staff are great and (I can't stress this enough) the food is delicious. I'd love to see the little plates on a 3 for £12 deal or something similar and then I wouldn't feel so bad ordering one of everything.

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Hi Samantha, Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Thursday, 07 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Food fab, staff great and cocktails yum

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Hi Fran, Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Thursday, 07 February 2019
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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Fabulous food & drinks! Boozy brunch is a fab deal!

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Hi Kym, Many thanks for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Sunday, 03 February 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

A better wine selection would be great! The Sauvignon Blanc we had to send back as it was cheap and awful!

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Hi Anne, Thank you for your recent review. We do have a vast array of different wines on offer here at soba, it is unfortunate that the one you chose wasn’t to your taste. We hope to see you again. Kindest regards, Andy GM

Responded On Sunday, 03 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fantastic value. Amazing food. Will be back

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Hi Kerry, Thank you for your review, We hope to see you again soon. Andy GM

Responded On Monday, 28 January 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Had a really good time at the boozy brunch. Food was great and cocktails too. Would definitely come back

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Hi Scott, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Will be looking forward to your return visit! Max Taylor Manager Bar Soba Edinburgh

Responded On Sunday, 27 January 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

I really enjoyed the food. I didn’t give 5 stars because of the wait for service. I think they were short a member of staff.

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Hi Samantha, Thank you for your review, We hope to see you again soon. Andy GM

Responded On Monday, 28 January 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The bar man was really friendly but the waiter was not, super grumpy and i felt like i was causing him an inconvenience by being there, he definitely didn't want to be there

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Hi Rowan, Thank you for review, we take all feedback seriously and utilise it for training purposes where necessary. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

Responded On Monday, 28 January 2019
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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

What a lovely experience, relaxed place, lovely helpful staff couldn't do enough for us. And the food was quirky and tasted so good. Amazing value for money, we came on a Monday night and got 50% off all food.

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Hi Nicola, Many thanks for your review, we hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Wednesday, 23 January 2019
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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Great service, fab food & cocktails with very friendly attentive staff

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Hi Valerie, Many thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Wednesday, 23 January 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Everything about this place is amazing! The food and not to forget the cocktails are TO DIE FOR. It’s also super student friendly which is appreciated so much as you can have a tasteful night out on a budget! Will definitely be back.

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Hi Elouise, Thank you for a wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Monday, 21 January 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The menu has shrunk drastically since I was there and a key few favourites which were offered in a gluten free menu is now gone. Where has the gluten free menu even gone? The food was average so I’m glad it was 50% off as I would have found the cost too much for what I got at full price. The waitress was pleasant enough and food was timely though. The wine however was horrendous and not at all like a Sauvignon, which I doubt it was!

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Hi Kasia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it saddens me to see we have not lived up to our usual standards. We take all feedback seriously and utilise it for training purposes where necessary. if you would like to discuss this in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me @ [email protected] thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Friday, 18 January 2019
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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

We had a fantastic night, the food and drinks were great and were enjoyed by all. Max and the team were brilliant

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Hi John, Thank you for such a great review, we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Tuesday, 15 January 2019
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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Lovely food, great drinks. Could maybe do with less ice in the cocktails, but all in the brunch is a great deal

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Hi Collette, many thanks for your kind review. we hope you have a great new year. Andy GM

Responded On Monday, 31 December 2018
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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Great cocktails and the food was spot on!

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Hi Andy, Many thanks for taking the time out to leave us a great review! thanks, Andy GM

Responded On Sunday, 30 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Big fan of the sobas in Glasgow but this one wasn't as good. The service wasn't the best and also they mood of one of the staff members was shocking! I assume it was the manager but the way he was speaking to thr kitchen staff was terrible.

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Hi Marc, I am saddened to hear that your visit with us was not up to our usual standards. We take all feedback very seriously and utilize it for training purposes where necessary. If you could contact me @ [email protected] so as i can learn in more detail about your experience and investigate this further. Regards, Andy GM

Responded On Saturday, 29 December 2018
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