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Bar Soba Edinburgh

104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
+44 131 225 6220
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have quite a huge range of interesting cocktails - quite like the Bubblicious, a sweet, fruity drink that really tastes like bubblegum. We had the weekend set lunch - tried the Singapore noodles (overly salty), and thai prawn curry with rice - nothing to...More

Thank jellybellymelly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner with my other half, both of us had really good food, very quick and friendly service. The bar is very clean and has a friendly modern vibe, will definitely be back. The Dirty Katsu fries are phenomenal, would definitely by my...More

Thank Adventures_of_a_Scot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Max took us for a masterclass - great drinks and a good teacher :) we had some good wee bar snacks too

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Food was very nice but took an age to come possibly because there was a large party in as well. Good range of drinks available including some unusual craft beers. A mark off for overcharging our bill by about £25 although in fairness this was...More

Thank UncleDads
Bar Soba E, Manager at Bar Soba Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for sparing the time to leave your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our craft beer selection and food- two things we're very proud of! I'm disheartened to hear that our service wasn't up to our usual standard. We take all feedback seriously...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

10/10 would recommend. Bar soba is like super hot but wait till you get the full Pablo experience. Yes ladies, he's a real latin lover. Not only will he tell you how to shake a j****r, he also is most forgiving when you dont quite...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 5 June 2018

come here for great food! Today my girlfriend and i tried the new menu at Bar Soba, and it was unreal. I loved the pork belly ramen, soft shell crap, gyoza, and salt and pepper shrimp. I could not stop eating! definitely will be returning...More

Thank James S
Bar Soba E, Manager at Bar Soba Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review James! So glad you enjoyed our new menu! Our head chef has been working very hard on it for several months! The ramen and soft shell crab are favourites of mine too. See you soon! Luisa Assistant Manager

Reviewed 30 May 2018

It was really good time there, great drinks and very tasty dinner. Service was good but kinda slow as soon the place gets little bit busy.More

Thank rawina2017
Bar Soba E, Manager at Bar Soba Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for leaving your review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your food and drinks. I'm pleased to hear that your enjoyed your service but disappointed that you found it slow and will be looking into it further. We take all feedback very...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We did a gin masterclass, with pablo imparting his vast and deep knowledge of gin with us. He was very friendly and open to questions as well as ready to correct the cocktail making errors I was making. Will come again and many thanks! Best,...More

Thank flavroff
Bar Soba E, Manager at Bar Soba Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this great review! Pablo is a great teacher and I'm so glad you learnt so much from him. Hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Luisa Assistant Manager

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Came here on Thursday night for the cocktail masterclass and dinner with work colleagues. We all had a great time. Pablo our cocktail teacher was fantastic, very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The cocktails and food were both delicious. Would definitely come back.More

Thank Nic and Miles R
Bar Soba E, Manager at Bar Soba Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for leaving your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your masterclass with Pablo! It's fun just watching Pablo teach his masterclasses- can just imagine how fun it is to be apart of one. I'll definitely be sure to pass this wonderful feedback...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the service at Soba and the food was great except i have to agree with other reviewer thst the chicken was overcooked. I had the Shanghai Noodles. We also shared the Japanese Donut was yummy.More

Thank shaley104
Bar Soba E, Manager at Bar Soba Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank's so much for sparing the time to leave us a review! I'm saddened to hear that your chicken was overcooked! We hold ourselves to a high standard and am disappointed that we didn't deliver on this occasion. I agree with you though- the donut...More

New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Questions & Answers
Socks R
14 August 2016|
Response from ReeceTaylor | Property representative |
Hello SocksR Yes we do offer Gluten Free dishes. Just pop in and any of our servers will be able to help with your preferences! Noodle meals or a curry! Thank you,
Sheila D
13 September 2015|
Response from Zico I | Property representative |
Hi Sheila D, Thanks for your enquiry. Our bar and restaurant are split in to sections so you can easily book an area depending on your numbers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6220
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Bar Soba Edinburgh opened in December 2012 and follows in the award winning footsteps of two sister venues, Mitchell lane and Byres road. An Asian fusion menu is here accompanied by Bar Soba's famous cocktail menu with its classic and creative concoctions mixed up by skilled bar staff who know their Smirnoff from their Stoli and provide their service with a smile. In fact if you're a fan of Bar Soba's cocktails you're invited to learn more at one of the team's weekly masterclasses. Sushi platters, Thai curries, Spicy burgers and Asian broths are among the dishes on the menu, a varied selection of East/West cookery done with the same skill and flair as you've come to expect from the Bar Soba brand. Pre-club parties run from Wednesday through the weekend, but whenever you visit you'll find that same upbeat, young and clubby atmosphere with great music and a chilled out vibe.
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