Bar Soba

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Bar Soba
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
  • Telephone 0141 204 2404
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9.45pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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The city centre venue of Glasgow’s established Asian fusion specialist, ideal for decadent lunches and social dining.

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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.

The List's rating






Marta Matvijev visited Bar Soba on 28 February 2019
  • High point: Great for social dining
  • Low point: Can be noisy
  • Notable dish: Teriyaki beef noodles
  • Average price: £7 (weekdays); £11.95 (weekend); £18 (dinner)
  • 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

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