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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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  • 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
Love the Shrimp Pad Thai

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
RitaShar
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Brevard, North Carolina
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Had no trouble getting a table at 5:30pm on a Friday evening but by 7pm when we left there was a queue of people waiting - obviously a very popular restaurant! Fun to watch the chefs preparing the food with efficiency. Food arrived a few minutes apart at our table of four but that was a minor issue - it... More 

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Etowah, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Think you can't get great sushi in the mountains? Think again. Sora is a great little sushi place right by the entrance to the Pisgah Forest. As they are the same company as Umi, my review is going to be very similar. The sushi is very good, especially the spicy scallop roll...... highly, highly recommend. The rainbow and salmon rolls... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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