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SoBaya Japanese Bistro

3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
+1 843-839-4899
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bibimbap” (20 reviews)
“noodles” (13 reviews)
“bento box” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious and portioned sized. They served a single serving of rice--not a plate of rice--an abundance of succulent vegetables and meat. Will eat here again.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My SO is Japanese and she found the food so-so - not authentic in her opinion. I was OK with my meal, however. My SO had Udon and I had a bento box. The restaurant is small, clean and the service was fine.

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I'm Japanese, I expect more from Japanese restaurants. It was ok, I ate Ramen, and I enjoyed it, but still not the same. Plus I don't like every Japanese restaurants owned by Korean or Chinese. It's just not the same. So it was just ok.

Thank 434emiy
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We visit Sobaya every summer when we go to Myrtle Beach. It is a very small restaurant so it is better if you make reservations. This year we had six adults, one child, and one baby. Everyone had a good meal!

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to dine at Sobaya for a while. After doing some research on the Internet I had lunch there this afternoon. It is a small family owned cafe in St. James Square in Myrtle Beach, SC. Everything is prepared to order and...More

Thank Brooklyngirl48
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

For a few years, we checked out this place every time we came to Myrtle Beach for family vacation. The octopus dumpling balls (appetite dish only available in dinner menu) are SO YUMMY! The noodle is good! The service is good!

Thank CookieBburg
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Always get a great meal here! Service is good, dining in the restaurant is small with great food. I would recommend if your in the area. May have to wait for a seat or eat outside. Usually able to get seated quickly.

1  Thank johnyjones
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Was craving some typical japanese food staples and found this place through tripadvisor's ratings. Ordered shrimp fried rice and gyoza and it tasted exactly how I wanted it to.

Thank Brittney T
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with my family there last week. The food is delicious and we were all happy. My husband and I took the noodle bowls and we had stir fried noodles for the kids. All dishes were great, freshly made and absolutely a delight....More

Thank Ilstee
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was not expecting to eat Ramen on my visit to Myrtle Beach. In fact, I mistakenly thought this was going to be a sushi place. In fact, based on the quality of Ramen restaurants in the U.S., I was tempted to order something else...More

Thank Superfluoist
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Questions & Answers
30 July 2017|
Response from Brooklyngirl48 | Reviewed this property |
There are choices served without Noodles that include vegetables, Chicken, beef and fish. Small plates are also available.
Emily M
15 July 2015|
Response from Jeffrey C | Reviewed this property |
Yea the owners there are the wait and cook staff just explain what you need and they will accommodate you as best they can. They are a wonderful couple and super helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-839-4899
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