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Soban Korean Bistro

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530 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P1, Canada
+1 778-478-9638
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Today
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect when we got there but were very happy with what we found. It was very clean and a great introduction for us to Korean food. I got the beef tacos and wonton soup, while my wife got beef and rice dish (forgot the name). The prices were great and we would be happy to... More 

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Thank Devon S
Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Unsuspectingly stumbled into this lovely Korean restaurant which has fantastic Bibimbap in a hot stone bowl which keeps the meal hot for the entire eating duration. Peaceful ambience. Delicious food.

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Thank ZFP-1955
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Mom and pop are cooking in the kitchen and number 1 son is the server. He was very polite and helpful. The food had wonderful and subtle flavours. The prices are very reasonable. When I say 'cheap eats' I mean high quality cooking at a reasonable price. If I lived in Kelowna I would be a regular customer and will... More 

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Thank Brian G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good albeit a hair on the spicy side but I suppose that's because you're getting seafood inland. Not phenomenal but no complaints either. Service was very friendly and courteous. I would come back .

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Thank Tina L
Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Love the ramen. Fish tacos were delicious as well. Always friendly, professional service. Can't wait to return!

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Thank Nancy G
toronto
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Authentic Korean food at very reasonable price near downtown; meals are $10-15 I had Bibimbap for $10; comes with some standard Korean sides. Nice break from the cheap "fake" ethnic food designed for young travelers who may not know the difference and the overpriced over marketed gourmet restaurants designed for wealthy foodies that are not on a budget. Restaurant is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We dined here 2 times as the food is so fresh and delicious. We recommend the BBQ tacos, steamed pork dumplings and the Yuzu hot tea. Everything we ordered was freshly prepared and delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was slower when the restaurant was busy, but take out was fast.

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Thank CanadaKids
Kelowna, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The staff appear to have been family members, and were very polite, pleasant, and smiling. I was just wanting something to tide me over, so ordered a bowl of their wonton soup & some spring rolls. Everything was hot and fresh, and arrived in good time from the order, including my green tea. The Korean style wonton soup was spicy... More 

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Thank TravellerJRS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I'm somewhat of a simple foodie. I found a dish that I enjoy, I order it regularly and never disappoint The service is always consistent.

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Thank calvin t
Kelowna, Canada
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My wife and I and another couple had a wonderful supper at Soban's. The food was excellent and good portions. Had the Chicken Taco's and they were excellent. There was enough food and it tasted good. Looking forward to going back and trying some of there other dish's.

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Thank Gary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighbourhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 778-478-9638

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