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Soban Korean Bistro

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530 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P1, Canada
+1 778-478-9638
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12:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

We have averaged going here about once a year since moving to K-town, but we are likely to go more often from now on. What used to be a lack-luster experience has greatly improved. Service is efficient and friendly. We both had b-bap (bibimbap): one with beef and one with tofu. For just $10, a big bowl also comes with... More 

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2 Thank OgopogoGuy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and fast! We will definitely come here again the next time we come to kelowna

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1 Thank Rebecca E
Calgary
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

In Kelowna on business and went to Soban twice. Once with colleagues and once on my own. My first time there I had Nubiani, a dish that did not disappoint at all. Mom is cooking in the back and she is very generous and everyone is welcoming. I recommend the above dish and the chicken tacos. This is worth the... More 

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2 Thank Gunnar010
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Not a lot of people seem to notice this place but for sure give their food a try! Lovely place to be with elders, Quiet place to be when you feel like a nice and relaxed party. Good foods! decent decoration always makes me happy and excited.

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1 Thank MariaKutlug
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

I think it's a hidden gem. I like the warm and simple decor. Their tea is free and good. They ave a good choice of daily features and very affordable. The Kimshi ragout is extra delicious.

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1 Thank chantalee c
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263 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

In downtown Kelowna, we had a pleasant Korean meal for an affordable price.  My kids enjoyed 6 dumplings, salad, spicy grilled chicken bulgogi with brown rice, and beef udon-noodles, while my husband and I had (Korean style cooked) sushi and egg ramen plus soondubu tofu stew with brown rice.  Everything was truly colourful, Asian and healthy, for a grand price... More 

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2 Thank AnLily
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

With multigrain rice, fresh & nicely cooked vegetables , korean sauce, in sizzling iron pot. really delicious..... Now new face, new owner... kind & friendly greetings... I recommend this food first... then you experience of Korean taste!!! of course, they are in transition of taking over this restaurant... Yet I believe that they will improve the management quickly and nicely...... More 

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1 Thank Jun P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

There was a party of 10-12 people and I could tell the server was busy with them. We waited for 5 minutes for menu to arrive. No water was serviced....I even saw other table asking for plates. The owner/manager was just sitting and didn't help with other customers. After waiting for 10 minutes, we just left. Worst service ever.

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3 Thank Bycmann
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We chose this place for lunch based on other trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Great food at a great price. Service was adequate. I would definitely recommend this place for lunch at least.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We love Korean food, but have never had such delicious dishes. This is Korean fine dining. The chef does an amazing job with layers of flavor and texture. The prices are reasonable and the cuisine is approachable. Don't miss this gem in downtown!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighbourhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 778-478-9638

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?