Soka Bistro

Welcome Students!

As we begin a new school year, we would like to share our Soka Bistro rules and guidelines, with all our new students as well as friendly reminder to all returning students.

Stay Fresh

Soka Bistro

Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:45 am - 9:00 am
  • Brunch     Sat-Sun, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Fri, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Dinner     Sat-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our cafe is located on the second floor of the Student Center and offers a variety of foods ranging from exciting exhibition stations with fresh American and International cuisine prepared before your eyes to delicious desserts. You'll find a custom deli and extensive salad bar selections as well as soups made from scratch daily. We proudly brew locally roasted Jetty coffee. 


Chef Soup De Jour

Chinese rice porage with mushrooms


Grate & Griddle Special

Warm & Soulful

canola oil, onions, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, coriander, chicken thigh, chicken stock, half & half, salt, pepper
SIDES: steamed basmati rice
canola oil, onions, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, coriander, cauliflower, vegetable stock, coconut milk, salt, pepper

Masa Y Salsa

seasoned ground beef, shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, salsa
SIDES: Cheesy refried beans

Spoon & Spice

romaine, almonds, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, herb chicken breast, blue cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette

Bread + Pickle

Carrots, apples, vinegar, mayo, thyme, and mint

Near & Far

SIDES: Steamed Vegetables

Sugar + Butter

Agua fresca & Infused water

Spa: Ginger, lime, and mint

Chef Soup De Jour

water, kombu, tofu, wakame, bonito flake (fish flake), miso paste
made with onions, carrots, celery, and peppers


Warm & Soulful

stir-fry with red onions, bell peppers, zucchini, dried chile de Arbol, garlic, and Kung pao sauce
stir-fry with red onions, bell peppers, zucchini, dried chile de Arbol, garlic, and Kung pao sauce

Masa Y Salsa

sirloin steak, oil, salt pepper, apple cider vinegar, bell peppers, red onions, garlic, mushrooms, green onions to garnish
SIDES: roasted fingerling potatoes

Spoon & Spice

chocie of whole spaghetti or fettuchini. Spicy tomato sauce, alfredo sauce, roasted veggies,grilled chicken, parmesan cheese

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Food Recovery Verified

Bon Appétit at Soka University of America is fighting food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from our campus that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need through Chefs to End Hunger.

Chefs to End Hunger. Fighting food waste and hunger since 2012.
This organization is about empowering chefs to easily and efficiently use the resources already at their disposal and repurposed food currently going to waste to join in the fight to end hunger and make a real cumulative impact daily. Chefs to End Hunger currently operates in California, Nevada, and Arizona, and aims to one day be implemented nation wide.

Learn more about the Food Recovery Network
and Bon Appétit’s food recovery efforts

Eat Right — For You



When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

Our wellness commitments

Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

Food allergies & sensitivities


Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.

Our sustainability commitments

Tell Us What You Think

Common Questions

  • I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
  • Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
  • How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?
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