The city centre venue of Glasgow’s established Asian fusion specialist, ideal for decadent lunches and social dining.
Now entering its third decade, Bar Soba’s primogen venue in Mitchell Lane is well recognised for its pan-Asian prowess. The capacious venue sprawls over two levels, with a vibrant ground-floor atmosphere atop a more subdued underground section. A postmodern mash-up of industrial aesthetic with ludic neon lights, this location is resoundingly modern. A commensurate penchant for reinventing the traditional is seen in the cooking style. There is a section of small, simple plates such as prawn tempura, soft-shell crab, and salt and pepper squid. The broccoli tempura have a satisfyingly comforting coat of batter, while retaining a crisp vegetable interior. The large plates offer more elaborate options, where the teriyaki beef noodles are a good example of a familiar ingredient made more interesting with Asian spices and a touch of creativity. Thin slices of seared steak laid out atop a scoop of noodles coated in teriyaki sauce is a safe choice for anyone with a craving for savoury and sweet combos. The dazzling ingredient quality and reasonable prices – and a surfeit of lunch deals throughout the week – make it a veritable mecca for Asian street food aficionados.
- Private dining: 22 (downstairs)
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: House, disco, funk
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 22
- Open since: 1999
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £16.95 per bottle
Reviews & features
Street food bursts out from its exotic enclave in Glasgow and Edinburgh2 Apr 2015
Enjoy casual pan-Asian dining at restaurants including Bar Soba, Tuk Tuk and The Hanoi Bike Shop
From the crowded streets of Cambodia to the hustling alleys of Singapore, street food is an everyday occurrence for millions of people. Something that’s so mundane (to them) as a pandan pudding in Kuala Lumpur or a kimbap in Seoul suddenly becomes…