Suga visited the newest Japanese Restaurant to date in Jamaica, Sora Japanese Sky Cuisine almost 3 weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon at about 4:30pm.
It took a few flights of stairs to get to the top floor where it is located and I don’t remember seeing any options for persons with wheelchairs. I really did feel like I reached the sky. Nice, new, modern décor awaited and pleasant faces. I prefer the outside seating and loved that they had a Bar out there.
Their menus were extensive for Food, Drinks/Cocktails and Wine. They had a special on Hardy’s wine (Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Moscato) from Select Brands for $450/glass and $1850/bottle which is probably much less compared to other Restaurants and Bars for decent enough Wine.
The name of our waiter slipped my memory but he offered excellent service. They have a buzzer for each table as well.
I would have preferred for Food to arrive quicker but it was still within a reasonable time.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and I was happy with his suggested Appetizer of Seafood Sumiso ($820JMD) -Boiled Shrimp & Scallops in a nice homemade Vinegar Miso Sauce that complemented it well.
My husband and I also had Miso Soup ($280JMD), Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura ($1750JMD), the Philly Roll ($1050JMD), California Roll ($730JMD) and another roll.
We didn’t expect the Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura to be all fried into one, meaning you couldn’t see the vegetables. So that was a bit disappointing but the Rolls were good as expected.
We topped dinner off with the Oreo rare Cheesecake ($780JMD) that was lovely and actually tasted homemade.
In terms of prices, they are comparable to the other Japanese Restaurants with regards to food. So basically, high metabolism folks like myself would have to order multiple dishes to feel satisfied because 1 Japanese dish/entrée in general is not filling enough, which racks up your bill.
Suga had a pleasant visit and will return.
***Note that Sora will be participating in Restaurant Week (RW) in the Savoury ($2800JMD) category (excluding Bar, Service and G.C T) and is recommended by Suga.
Sora Japanese Sky Cuisine
Location: 9-11 Phoenix Avenue. Kingston
Ph: 876-649-0131; 876-649-0132
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 11:30am-11pm
*Closed on Sundays*
Some more Savoury Picks from Suga for RW! :
Other than Sora Japanese, in Kingston, Suga selected Fromage Gourmet Bistro and The Palms Restaurant at C&C South Beach.
Suga did not select any Indian Restaurants in this Category because if you are going to go with Indian, why go halfway? Go all out in the Delectable Category.
Fromage Gourmet Bistro has consistently good food and service. Their menu of Steak, Crab stuffed Chicken, Lasagna Florentine is quite inviting.
The Palms Restaurant at C&C South Beach’s Smoked Pork Chops are delish! They do large servings that taste good. Great value for money.
For the 2nd city, Montego Bay, Suga’s pick is the good old Pelican Grill, where the Surf and Turf should be a pleaser.
For Ocho Rios, if Suga were to choose what looks like good gambles, I would go with Caffe da Vinci Ochi that suits Vegetarions, Meat lovers and Seafood lovers and the Great Escape Restaurant at Runaway Bay Golf Club.
● Fromage Gourmet Bistro
Location: 8 Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston
Ph: 876-622-9856; 876-927-7062
● The Palms Restaurant at C&C South Beach
Location: 2 Brompton Rd., Kingston 5
Ph: 876-630-4571; 876-630-4163
● Pelican Grill
Location: Gloucester Avenue Strip, Montego Bay
● Caffe da Vinci (Ocho Rios)
Location: 7/13 Turtle River Road. St. Ann, Ocho Rios
● Great Escape Restaurant, Runaway Bay Golf Club
Location: Main Street, Runaway Bay. St. Ann, Ocho Rios
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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