HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

SOBAN?

Anyone gone yet? It's on Washington Blvd. across from Sakura House (Mar Vista/Culver City?)

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I tried it the other night. Not bad but not really authentic; if that doesn't matter to you, probably worth a try. Menu is a mix of Korean and Chinese, with the odd Japanese touch (e.g. "rolls"). The mandoo were tasty but a bit chewy, the bibimbap was good but a bit sparse on ingredients other than rice. Prices are moderate and there are early and late happy hour specials Monday to Thursday making them even more so. Very friendly staff and attractive in a minimalist way.

    1. I went in November, sadly disappointing. Too much sauce on the Chinese fusion food and the portions were pretty small for the price.

      1. Ya, it was ok. I dont think we'll go back. There was one dish that was good but the rest were just sort of interesting Japanese/Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese (sp?) fusion dishes.

        1. was there on new years eve, it was not bad really. happy hour special make it work well for us for a quick weeknight dinner. sushi rolls are mainly korean-style, so very busy and big. i'm a japanese-style purist, so it's not for me but my SO loves it... much better than the place across the street and down a block that charges $15 for a 4pc salmon asparagus roll!
          however, i would avoid the veggie tempura, done kaki-age style but cut so large it is just a soggy, undercooked mess.

          1. I actually go to school right down the street (yo san) and I have eaten here a few times. The udon very delicious, really nice broth to it. I keep going back for it. I had the happy hour once with some friends and we ordered a variety of different things, all good. We got seaweed salad, sushi rolls and some kind of fried dumpling thing (sorry cant remember) and the seaweed salad and sushi i favored. The changed chefs before the new year and changed the menu at that time too.