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SoBaya Japanese Bistro

3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
+1 843-839-4899
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bibimbap” (21 reviews)
“bento box” (8 reviews)
“noodles” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
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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 17 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 12 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
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Small place not to be missed. When ordering they made sure we knew what we were getting to be satisfied. Boy were we ever. Food was fantastic!

Thank Michelle248367
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We go here all the time. Best food you will ever eat. Absolutely love. Have never gotten a bad meal ever. It is a bistro and very small. Friday evenings are busy. There are patio tables outdoors. I would give a 5. Because it deserves...More

Thank smasmom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Upon reading the wonderful TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to try the dinner at this Japanese/ Korean restaurant. We didn't make a reservation. SoBaya is located on the ground floor of a mixed residential/commercial townhouse. The second and third floors appear to be residential units. Inside,...More

3  Thank Truthfu1
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I wish wish wish I could give Sobaya six stars. They deserve it. This tiny restaurant off 38th ave is spotless... the owners and staff make you feel like part of the family... and the food is simply outstanding. My single favorite dish on the...More

Thank WaltMayoSC
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here for dinner and I was pleased with my service and the taste of the food. The dining area was small but they were able to accommodate all the parties that dined there that night. The restaurant appeared to be clean and they...More

Thank TracyR2004
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you want something that is not part of the usual mechanised wasteful over-sized food in this part of the world, come here. It's small, eccentrically badly decorated, and absurdly over-lit (Memo to owners: Think about some subtle lighting! Then get some!). But the food...More

Thank charlescrawford
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Emily M
Are you able to serve GERD-friendly (low-acid, low-fat, unseasoned) food? Like plain chicken or fish with no seasonings or sauces, or plain steamed vegetables, for example.
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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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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