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SoBaya Japanese Bistro

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3590 St. James Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
+1 843-839-4899
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Myrtle Beach
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank johnyjones
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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. Try the Asian BBQ ribs too!!! Only four stars because the service was a bit... More 

Thank Ilstee
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 entirely. But something about the chef's demeanor said that if he's bold enough to offer,... More 

Thank Superfluoist
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
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106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 a 5 for 5. But the waitress was a snob. Selective friendliness....so minus 1 on... More 

Thank smasmom
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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, the seating area has 10 tables that accommodate two (2) people each. This means the... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 entire Strand is their bibimbap pictured here.

Thank WaltMayoSC
Florissant, Missouri
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 had a nice variety of dishes to choose from. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank TracyR2004
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 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 is served in more or less sane quantities, and suggests that someone interested in cooking... More 

Thank charlescrawford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?