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Ma Soba

$$ - $$$
Beacon Hill
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156 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114-2714
+1 617-973-6680
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Saranac Lake, New York
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Being from a rural area, I crave asian food whenever I travel to cities. I stumbled on this place while out for a walk during a stay at the Wyndham nearby. I am no expert in Korean cuisine, but the simple and fresh flavors, punky and delicious kimchi, and wealth of colors and textures in each dish were very strong... More 

Thank Trish W
Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have been going to Seoul for several months as my Korean food alternative when I’m out in Boston. They offer traditional Korean dishes along with sushi and Japanese noodle dishes. The menu is versatile as they offer a "fusion" style menu. So far, my favorites are Gyoza Soup, spicy Korean beef soup and Bibimbap in the entrée. I also... More 

Thank rusticalley
New Jersey
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent lunch combination menu. I got the Bulgogi/Sushi combo - nice portion of bulgogi with 4 nice sushi pieces, soup, rice, salad - $14 including tip! Highly recommend.

Thank wolkowh
Boston, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I ate here recently with colleagues and found the lunch to be really good. The choices were ample, including a lunch special that was very reasonably priced and had a large amount of food. There is also a large selection of sushi and I chose from this menu. My food was very tasty and beautifully prepared. The service was a... More 

Thank betteskid
Zurich, Switzerland
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Ate here twice: One time we had Kalbi and Beef Bulgogi and the other time we went for the Sushi. Everything was pretty good, but the Kalbi was excellent. the Service was good and the restaurant set up with the large open front is kinda cool.

Thank Loris H
Newburgh, NY
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I went here based on yelp reviews for Korean food in Boston. I know Boston isn't known for Korean food, but that's what we were in the mood for. Seoul was rated very highly and we weren't disappointed. We were seated quickly and side dished were promptly delivered to us. They were kimchi, an egg dish, a squid dish, a... More 

Thank Read H
New Westminster, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

My partner and I were so happy to find this place after hours of sightseeing around Boston. The restaurant was open late night (got to the restaurant around 10:40 PM, Thursday) and they still served us the full menu. I had their Stone Pot Dupbap and Bobby got their Beef Bulgogi. The food came with the usual Korean side dishes... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

While the service was just average, the food was excellent. My guest and I both had Bulgogi (Spicy pork, and beef). They were very tasty. The floor to ceiling windows are wide open on a nice day, making it feel like you are seating outside.

1 Thank Claude D
Centennial, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Our last day in Boston and we stumbled on Seoul and I'm so glad we did. It was incredible! Lovely dining area - we sat by the large windows and people watched while we had lunch. My husband had sushi and spicy pork bulgogi while I had the spicy chicken ramen. It was so good that I can't stop thinking... More 

Thank Lori G
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93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is now called "Seol" which confused me a little bit when looking for MaSomba hungry and a bit Jet Lagged.... Nice busy restaurant with the front open out onto the street; great atmosphere with lots of locals eating which is always a good sign... The menu was extensive; I had a seedweed salad as a starter followed by spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114-2714
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-973-6680

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beacon Hill

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Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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