Bar Soba

Bar Soba
104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR
  • Telephone 0131 225 6220
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: open until 3am
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 4–7pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.barsoba.co.uk
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Bar Soba

Pan-Asian street food, cheap cocktails and DJs keep this bar loud and lively.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This New Town bar walks the line between bar and restaurant, offering pan-Asian street food, cheap cocktails and loud music to a young, lively crowd. The menu covers all the bases, from dumplings and noodles to curries and rice dishes, and takes its fusions to the extreme with choices such as cheeseburger spring rolls and a salt and pepper fish finger sandwich. Highlights include a buttermilk fried chicken katsu curry and soft shell crab with chilli-lime mayo. The cocktails take equal billing with the food, and the weekend boozy brunch menu combines the two into a fixed-price offer. Student nights, cheap deals and regular DJs ensure this place is buzzing throughout the week.

The List's rating
6.2

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Chris Marks visited Bar Soba on 13 February 2019
  • High point: It's also a bar!
  • Low point: Service can be slow
  • Notable dish: Singapore street noodles
  • Average price: £17 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Delivery: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/edinburgh/new-town/bar-soba-edinburgh
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Hip hop, disco, dance.
  • Live entertainment: Regular DJs
  • Capacity: 160
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £17 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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Late Night Saturday Sessions Edinburgh

A host of resident DJs take turns on a weekly basis to soundtrack the night.

Sat 25 May

Free / 0131 225 6220

Sat 1 Jun

Free / 0131 225 6220

Sat 8 Jun

Free / 0131 225 6220

…and 42 more dates until 28 Mar 2020

Late Night Sessions Edinburgh

Saturday night tunes at Bar Soba from DJs playing everything from funk to hip hop.

Sat 25 May

Free / 0131 225 6220

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Sat 1 Jun

Free / 0131 225 6220

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Sat 8 Jun

Free / 0131 225 6220

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun

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