The Place Located at the food basement of 313 Somerset, Sora Boru is the latest casual Japanese dining concept by K Group whom are behind other popular restaurants including Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory and Masizzim. At their latest concept, expect self-service ordering counters, coupled with self-collection of your orders. All these for a good cause to our own wallets, as the prices at Sora Boru are extremely competitive.
The Food Expect casual Japanese fare including rice bowls, curry rice and noodles, although the main highlights for me are definitely the Beef Don and the Chirashi Don!
My favourite at Sora Boru has to be their Snow Beef Don (S$7.50 Mini / S$11.90 Regular). Rice bowl topped with flame-grilled beef slices, grated parmesan and sweet-savoury sauce made from whipping cream. The tender and juicy meats makes this dish drool-worthy. This is preferred over the Volcano Beef Don (S$7.50 Mini / S$11.90 Regular), especially for folks whom may not be fond of a sweet spicy sauce.
If you are a fan of Chirashi Don, perhaps the Chirashiboru (S$6.50 Mini / S$11.90 Regular / S$16.90 Large) at Sora Boru might be your choice of bowl here. Apart from varying sizes, you can choose between sushi rice or mixed greens, between different fishes (including salmon, scallop, tuna, octopus and swordfish), between add-ons (with options such as sliced tamagoyaki, tobiko, edamame, kani crabstick, hanjuku egg), between dressing (including shoyu, sesame and spicy) and between garnish (including tempura crumbs, spring onion and roasted sesame seeds). Yes, it is a true mix-and-match based on your favourites, and you would never get the excuse of being bored with your lunch options anymore.
If you are like me, preferring the kitchen to do the job of getting their best acts, go for the Bara Chirashi Ebimayo Aburi Don (S$9.50 Mini / S$16.90 Regular). Rice bowl with a lavish mix of cubed salmon, tuna, scallops and tamagoyaki.
Other options here at Sora Boru includes Curry Rice, Soba, and other sides including our favourite snack here, the Crispy Salmon Skin with Egg Mayo Dip (S$8.50)!
Rants For some, Japanese food is typically associated with impeccable service, and that’s not one you ought to expect from Sora Boru with their self-service model. Having said that, the counter staff were very friendly during my visit.
Will I Return Again? A credible casual dining food concept, with enjoyable food options at competitive pricing in the midst of the island’s shopping belt, there’s really nothing to fuss about.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 2.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
313 Orchard Rd
313 Somerset, #B3-19/20
Monday to Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 11pm
Ranted by The Rantee