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116-122 Byres Road | G12 8TB, Glasgow G12 8TB, Scotland
+44 141 357 5482
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had fantastic time at the cocktail masterclass in the newly refurbished Bar Soba on Byres road. Our bartender for the evening Ciaran was highly knowledgable, created a friendly and fun atmosphere as well as being great chat all night. I highly recommend anyone to try this class, its great value for money, the cocktail and food were amazing and maybe... More 

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Thank Matthew L
Emma D, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm thrilled to hear that you had great time at our cocktail masterclass and I will pass on your words of praise to Kieran. Hopefully see you again at one of our future Masterclasses! Many thanks, Emma More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food might be better when eating in but getting a home delivery on a Saturday night... don't even think about it. Food arrived late, cold and with an incomplete order. Food was so disappointing most went in the bin. So disappointing and waste of money. Balinese chicken sate with peanut sauce and pickled cucumber arrived cold and no sign... More 

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Thank Alasdair W
Emma D, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Alasdair, I'm really sorry to hear that your deliveroo experience was not a good one, I can only apologise. If you could email us with the details of your order, I would be happy to discuss this further and rectify this issue. Our email address is byresroad@barsoba.co.uk. Sincere apologies, Emma More 

Glasgow
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered through Deliveroo. A chicken dish was delivered, I'm veggie so can't eat it. Bar Soba admit their fault (backed up by the order trail) but they only refunded the price of the main meal, which will take several days. So, out of pocket and can't wait for a new delivery, going hungry. Thanks!

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Thank JillMMac
Emma D, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi JillMMac, Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. I'm really sorry to hear that your experience with delivery was not up to standard. If you could send us an email with the details of your deliveroo order, I'd be happy to discuss this with and resolve the issue. Our email address is byresroad@barsoba.co.uk. Sincere apologies, Emma More 

Greenock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

First tiime at Bara soba Byres Road and can't wait to go back friendly staff excellent service and most of all tasty food well done guys

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Thank tistos55
Emma D, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Bar Soba Byres Road. Hope that you are back soon. Many thanks, Emma More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I attended here on Saturday and I can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service, especially from Samantha, was superb. We didn't want for anything and we were never kept waiting. Staff are very accommodating which made the night all the more fun. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Stanton25
Emma D, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. Im thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your Saturday night with us and that you'll definitely be back. Samantha is fantastic and I'm glad to hear that you agree. Many thanks, Emma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I visited Soba last Saturday, as we very often do when we venture up to the West End. On this occasion a nice female, Sam, looked after us. Despite there being a large group of us, consisting of mainly 30 year old men who couldn't make their minds up with what fancy cocktail they wanted, Sam couldn't... More 

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Thank SEightySeven
Emma D, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm happy to hear that Sam was very accommodating to your party and that she couldn't have been more helpful. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed your Katsu Curry and that it aided in setting you up for a night of cocktails and lager! Many thanks,... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A diamond on our dog walk! Pleasantly surprised dogs were allowed in this trendy bar for lunch. Experienced a warm & friendly welcome from staff & a bowl of water for Texas our dog. Good atmosphere, and the food was brilliant. Prawns were enormous and all food was great quality and good sized portions. Loved the chilled background music and... More 

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Thank janicejancam
BARSOBAST, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Janicejancam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time! We love the fact that we are able to welcome dogs into our venue, it's always a bonus for the staff too as we are all dog lovers! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was out with a friend last night (Friday). Wasn't feeling great and hadn't eaten properly all day. Saw the menu, popped in and asked if they were still serving food as it was 8pm. "Yes", the bartender replied. So me and my friend bought a drink and sat down. There were no food menus on any of the tables... More 

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Thank James i
BARSOBAST, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi James, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback, good or bad as it allows us to have something to work towards for future guests. I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to Soba Byres Road. I have spoken with the team on shift on Friday night and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I just went to bar soba with my friends for a meal and was extremely disappointed when I tasted my Thai green chicken curry and it was very different from when I last had it (ONLY LAST WEEK!!) there was no information on the menu to say it was different so I was obviously confused. I said to the waitress... More 

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BARSOBAST, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Lizzie J, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback, good and bad as it gives us something to work towards for future guests. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your dish, we are always looking to improve our menu so minor changes are sometimes made to our... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is not fine dining. There are minor problems with execution. But - man alive these dishes are yummy. The confused pan-Asian theme actually works very well! Prawn dumplings were a particular delight. Fried with peanut sauce - delicious. Prawn tempura came with an amazing garnish that was sour and spicy. Cocktails were banging. All in all, nice atmosphere, decent... More 

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Thank Varun S
BARSOBAST, Manager at Bar Soba Byres Road, responded to this review

Hi Varun S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food and cocktails, we are very proud of the food and drinks menu's here at Bar soba and love it when our guests enjoy them too. I am sorry to hear that you found that there was minor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116-122 Byres Road | G12 8TB, Glasgow G12 8TB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 357 5482
Description
A VIBRANT COLOURFUL ATMOSPHERE, FRESH FOOD FROM THE STREETS OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA, INDULGENT, CREATIVE COCKTAILS, AND THE BEST IN PIONEERING MUSIC FROM THE FRESHEST TALENT. WELCOME TO SOBA...The second Bar Soba restaurant in Glasgow, this Byres Road branch follows in the award winning footsteps of its Mitchell Lane sister. Soba is inspired by the street vendors of South East Asia and our menu touches on traditional classic street food from all over the region. Our aim is to provide the most authentic Asian street food we possibly can, to do this we source the finest ingredients and make every element for every dish from scratch in our own kitchens. We are passionate about our food and we believe that you will be too so why don't you start off with a selection of small plates to share, then grab one of our fantastic wok dishes or an authentic Thai curry then sit back and enjoy the taste of South-East Asia. We've also been creating great cocktails since 1999, always innovating to bring our guests and their tastebuds something unique!

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