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Sora Japanese Restaurant

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300 Forest Gate Center, Brevard, NC 28768
(828) 883-9808
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise!

The best compliment we can give a restaurant is to return ... and to return during a limited stay in Brevard (over a four day weekend, we ate at Sora twice). We thought the sushi and sashimi was delicious - fresh and interesting. What a pleasant surprise in the NC mountains! Only reason we are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
jocole74
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Roswell, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The best compliment we can give a restaurant is to return ... and to return during a limited stay in Brevard (over a four day weekend, we ate at Sora twice). We thought the sushi and sashimi was delicious - fresh and interesting. What a pleasant surprise in the NC mountains! Only reason we are giving a 4 rating versus... More 

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Bequia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visiting Brevard, and we recalled the wonderful food at Sora. So, we tried it again. Thursday - Still amazing presentation, outstanding fresh sushi and sashimi and still marvelous in every way. So good, we went Friday night for more. We did a comparison test in Asheville on Saturday at a very expensive restaurant. Could not hold a candle to Sora.... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The wife and I were excited to try Sora after reading the reviews and working up a heavy appetite from a day of hiking. Instead Sora caused me to do something I haven't done in years.We arrived around 6:30 and were the only people waiting. The restaurant was about 80% full with a handful of open tables. No hostess greeted... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I ordered takeout and service was excellent. Tuna Tataki, Philly Roll and yellow tuna sashimi. Good but not spectacular . I had sushi craving after 4 hour bike ride

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Shrimp Pad Thai was excellent. My husband had the tempura chicken which he also enjoyed. Our daughter, who is a sushi connoisseur tells us it is the best Sushi she has ever had. The pricing is very fair. The restaurant is tucked into a strip mall by the entrance of the Pisgah Forest. We had arrived about 6 pm on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went on Mother's Day around 1215. No wait. Ordered the superman roll, sweet and sour soup, pad Thai and the massamen curry. The superman roll was by far the best thing we had even if we did watch it sit in the window for 15 minutes. The soup came out 15-20 minutes after the sushi. If not for the 3... More 

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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were lucky to be there on Monday, one of the two days that sushi rolls are 2-for-the-price-of-1 (including the "specials" sushi rolls). The ones we had included spicy crab, tuna, salmon, and eel. All were very, very good. Service is very good. All servers and all sushi chefs are Japanese. The place was packed for lunch, so it takes... More 

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Brevard,NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have contributed to TA on many restaurants including those in my hometown of Brevard, NC. Looks as though I neglected to write up one of my favorites. Checked their reviews and do not see mine. Sora's is a nondescript strip mall restaurant which is one of the best I have eaten at. My favorite dinner dish is Wasabi Prawns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not your typical strip mall restaurant - prepared and served by people that actually know what your eating. Kitchen is well stocked and the fish is fresh despite being up in the mountains. This is going to become a regular outing for me.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Okay, so it's not in Japan, NYC, LA or Frisco and if it were, I don't think I would have given it 5 stars. I've eaten sushi and sashimi in all the above and the assortment was greater and the quality a tad higher. But considering that Sora's is in the mountains of western North Carolina, it's a real find!... More 

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Address: 300 Forest Gate Center, Brevard, NC 28768
Phone Number: (828) 883-9808
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Brevard
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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  • Address: 300 Forest Gate Center, Brevard, NC 28768
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: (828) 883-9808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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