The 10 Best Restaurants In Tulsa's SoBo, Oklahoma

Kalpana Satish

Tulsa’s SoBo district is the face of progress and development. SoBo, which stands for the South Boston Avenue in Tulsa, has become a hip and trendy spot for late night hangouts and (most importantly!) some of the most delicious food in the city. This neighborhood has incorporated historic buildings with fresh new tastes to attract large crowds, both local and traveler alike.

Tulsa, OK Downtown

1. Laffa

1. Laffa
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Named after the tasty flatbread native to the Middle East, Laffa is a perfect spot for a warm, hearty meal with the family. Sit down and take in the smells and sights of colorful, fresh ingredients that are cooked with an explosion of flavors. The Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern combination gathers a wide expanse of dishes, putting hummus and tabouli salads on the same card as uber-fresh fried cheeses, baba ghanoush and tasty, spice-packed falafel.
Address & telephone number: Laffa, 111 N Main St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 728-3147

Zahav hummus and laffa | © Krista/Flickr

2. Dalesandro’s


A warm, cozy and inviting joint that serves up classic Italian and Mediterranean fare to the people of Tulsa from its S Boston Ave location, Dalesandro’s touts a menu of locally sourced dishes and entrees. Expect the likes of thinly sliced carpaccio next to the tried-and-tested caprese, alongside oodles of flavorsome pastas, packed with everything from fresh pesto to meat-heavy ragus.
Address & telephone number: Dalesandro’s, 1742 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 582-1551

3. Burn Co

Burn Co

At Burn the concept of the charcoal grill is taken very seriously. How they cook their meat and serve it to customers is of the utmost importance. So, if you are looking for a hefty meal with lots of meat and sides, this is ideal spot. Since 2011, the folks at Burn have been serving their smoked meats and fine cut coleslaw to locals and tourists alike. Guests can always expect something new when they walk in, too, because this one’s a creative barbecue!
Address & telephone number: Burn, 1738 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK , USA, +1 (918) 574-2777

4. The Hen

Bistro, Restaurant, French, American, Vegetarian

The Hen is Tulsa’s very own interpretation of French-style cooking. Their signature patio-side dining experience pulls in a loyal crowd of local diners, while the menu’s range of enticing mains and starters rarely fails to impress. Try some of the wonderful dishes, such as the smoked salmon arancini or the coq au vin, all of which are delicately prepared in the kitchen by top-notch chefs.

5. Ollie’s Station Restaurant

Restaurant, American

Known for their acclaimed ‘mom and pop atmosphere’, Ollie’s Station Restaurant serves well-seasoned and cooked-to-perfection home-style dishes. The railroad theme comes from the history of the city and is visible in a variety of memorabilia, such as the small scale train models scattered throughout the restaurant. In short: experience the heritage of Oklahoma in a single bite.

6. Andolini’s Pizzeria

Andolini’s Pizzeria

From Naples, Italy, to lower Manhattan to San Francisco, and finally to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Andolini’s has evolved over the years in many different locations, picking up only the best tastes from every location. Here, pizza is considered a craft and the chefs have been working to master that craft. The staff is committed to making the best pies in a warm atmosphere that has customers coming back over and over again.
Address & telephone number: Andolini’s Pizzeria, 1552 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 728-6111

Margheritte | © StuSpivak/Flickr

7. Juniper

7. Juniper


Dining at Juniper is a rare experience. It’s not often food enthusiasts come across such fresh, locally sourced ingredients, but at Juniper this is a given. The normal American staples are infused with French influences that are enhanced with the crisp, fresh flavors of the hand-picked vegetables and herbs of the kitchen. Whether it is brunch, lunch, dinner, or any other meal, guests are often blown away by the impeccable presentation and flavor here.
Address & telephone number: Juniper, 324 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 794-1090

Photo Courtesy of Juniper

8. Smoke on Cherry Street

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Vegan, Gluten-free

At Smoke, everything is smoked or grilled over the live fire wood grill. All meat that is prepared is hand-cut in house every day to assure the best quality food. To top it off, the modern aesthetic really brings out the the contemporary nature of the restaurant. Smoke believes in enhancing the community that has supported the restaurant, so while guests enjoy their meal, they are surrounded by the creative work of local artists.

9. Zanmai

Cafe, Japanese, Sushi

One of the newer restaurants in the area, Zanmai brings a splash of Asian culture to the neighborhood. Trade in that appetite for a traditional barbecue experience and dive into Japanese delicacies and sushi instead. Customers can dine on the terrace, having their meal accompanied by a wonderful city view. Stop by and take your pick for sushi, hibachi, or – even – steak!

Price: Mid-range
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9.30pm
Watch out for: The hibachi and the steaks.

10. Tucci’s

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian

Travel to Italy in a single meal at this European-style trattoria. The dishes here present unique flavors straight from the motherland. Delicious entrées plus the cozy atmosphere is a recipe for a wonderful night out. The romantic ambiance makes this the perfect spot for a date night too, so bring that special person to Tucci’s for an unforgettable meal.

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