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300 Forest Gate Center, Brevard, NC 28768
(828) 883-9808
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sushi with a flair

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Chris W
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We dine here often and the quality has never changed. Always fresh and presented in a very artistic manner. The service is knowledgable and friendly. The spicy crab salad is a must! You need to try this place. You will be very pleased.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In Brevard we feel so lucky to have Sora's here. In the past year we've taken visitors from Indiana, California, Oregon and Washington DC. They all commented that it was some of the best sushi they'd ever had. Ask for the Pink Lady. I don't think it is officially on the menu but it's mango goodness.

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Mountains of North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food! I'm not a sushi person, but others in my family love it here. There are many vegetarian options, including Thai food and yummy appetizers. Food is fresh and cooked just right. Not inexpensive, but good when you want to splurge a bit,

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

i arrived in town about dinner and pulled out my phone to find a place for dinner. Ironically, the #1 rated place was about a 100 yards away. This is a Japanese restaurant in a strip shopping mall, but don't let the outside fool you. The food was very tasty, fresh and hot. The salad and dressing was great as... More 

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Bequia
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59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Do not be fooled by location or the outside. Step inside to a little bit of sophistication, excellent and very friendly service and some of the best sushi and sashimi you'll ever taste. We each had a selection of sushi and sashimi, and every item was marvelous. Caviar, tuna, shrimp, octopus, salmon, it was all top shelf. We are in... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We're snowbirds, living in both FL and NC, eating out for lunch often. Sora is our #1 favorite in the Brevard area, an Asian restaurant where we eat at least once weekly. We are greeted by friendly, efficient waiters who deliver bento boxes of shrimp tempura, fish katsu or chicken teriyaki to us after a delightful bowl of miso soup.... 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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