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SoBaya Japanese Bistro

3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
+1 843-839-4899
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bibimbap” (16 reviews)
“bento box” (10 reviews)
“noodles” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the tempura vegetables and two udon noodle dishes. Everything was wonderful and the servers were attentive. Small place but worth the trip. Had Korean offerings as well. I had to play with the tempura

Thank Val R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is delicious. Service is great. It is a very small restaurant for mainly take out but if you want something you are not normally gonna find in your hometown this is the place. Exceeded my expectations without having to wait in line for...More

Thank Kdubs1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievably good food, for an incredible price. We fed 2 adults and 2 kids for $60. The options are varied, and the quality is excellent.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like this small bistro, it just has 20 seats inside and other 20 outside. A very good Japanese cousins with a great shrimps tempura. Close to broadway at the beach, it is a place to visit.

Thank wuwuzela
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a small bistro with a bit more than a handfull of tables. It is off the beaten path but the locals seem to know about it. It looks to be owner operated with the chef as the owner. He prefers to offer Japanese...More

Thank robertoaW5250TA
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This place's food is amazing. We had the spicy tunal roll, wrapped in greens and soy paper, just delicious. We also shared the Ahi Poki Martinia, best I have ever had and also had the Bibimbap, which I have never had and now I am...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Tiny little place. Quaint. Can probably seat 20 inside. 12+ outside. Had the Galbi and negamaki for appetizers. Ask for Jasmine rice on the side to thoroughly enjoy the flavor. Yummy. Had the KYUSHU ramen. Broth light... clean and fresh. Even with the meat and...More

Thank dancingpig
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely wonderful! If you want real, delicious ramen this is the place to go! The place is small, but charming and the owners are so sweet. The food comes out hot and fast. I was skeptical to try ramen at first because...More

Thank grits04
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a small restaurant with some outdoor seating. They serve Japanese dishes and there are a few Korean choices on the menu. The Bento box lunch is a good deal, it includes a choice of white, brown or fried rice, chicken broth or miso...More

1  Thank la_gatuna
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch, bento boxes were all delicious. Owners were present and were lovely! Loved the spicy pork. Must try!

Thank Sheila N
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Questions & Answers
31 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
16 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, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 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
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 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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