Portland >Food & Dining > Sorabol
7901 SE Powell Blvd Ste D, Portland, OR | Directions 9720645.497910 -122.581356
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, South Tabor
Worst Korean food I've ever had. – Wow, this place now has the largest, and worst sushi conveyor belt in Portland, and the most limited lunch menu in town, basically you can get bbq chicken, or bbq beef. its not that good, and very fatty, not good pieces of meat. i love Korean food, and this place is a never again. on top of that i waited 1/2 hour for water after asking, and 1/2 for the check after finishing i had to get up and ask for it, which i find embarrassing, and there was almost no one in the place! i love food, but this was my worst dining experience in Portland yet. OH, AND NO KOREAN PICKLED APPETIZERS come with the food, i dont think there even on the menu!!! not worth it.
Horrible Service – So my girlfriend and I just got back from dinner at Sorabol restaurant and I would have to say that our experience there was quite forgetable although due to the service I will be reminded never to go there again. Although everything at surface seems well and dandy, the restaurant is a joke. I've never gone to a Korean restaurant that charges people for side dishes like kim chee. That itself is ridiculous, every Korean meal comes with kim chee, without charge! The service really put me over the top. The waitress never came by our table even though the restaurant was slow. When she did come by our table she was unhelpful, unfriendly and generally useless. We had to ask two times for everything, including asking for a glass of water. It was aggravating and mainly due to the service but also because of the unexpectedly expensive tab, I'd definately not recommend this place to anyone.
Excellence in all elements – I know the owner and manager there and they are the most honest and respectful people I know. They treat their customers with such great care.
They recently remodeled with the longest sushi conveyer system I've seen thus far. But to be honest, it's all about the Korean BBQ that makes me come back for more. Their prices are reasonable and inexpensive. The aroma, atmosphere, the staff and the food is just heavenly.
There is just a limitless variety of food there. I, for one, enjoy walking out of there, belly stuffed, extremely satisfied and smelling like Bulgogi.
Cool, fairly hip Korean restaurant, NOT in Beaverton – I too echo the other reviews in saying that the remodel makes Sorabol a top choice for Korean dining. Now that's it's officially "Fusion Asian", you have many more choices with japanese and sushi. (it's not very pan pacific fusion, but offers more choices).
The servers are friendly and efficient. It feels more like a japanese restaurant dining experience. I love the open semi trendy feeling of the restaurant. They have tin industrial siding on the walls, a long sushi bar and cocktails bar, and the Korean videos also add to the younger atmosphere. But it's a casual and not overly trending feeling. Cool atmosphere, good food and prices, esp daily lunch specials; this is my new place to eat Korean! yay!
Awesome place, gotta check it out – Fantastic! You must try their $2.95 lunch specials, awesome food, big portions and cheap! Their sushi is also really good. The unagi is superb, it melts in your mouth. I'm pretty impressed with the variety of dishes available on their menu and everything I've tried has been good. The ambiance is unique with tin walls and korean music video playing on the tvs. Overall, I'd say if you haven't tried Sorabol it's about time you did!
Editorial Review – Restaurant specializes in Korean entrees, but also offers sushi and other Asian dishes; it's a casual space good for groups.
Great food + friendly staff = Excellent Dinner! – This place is newly remodeled and is much better than it used to be. They offer great Korean food and beers and also have sushi, and other Asian foods. The service was great and I enjoyed chatting it up with our waiter after dinner. He wanted to hear suggestions of ideas for new dishes, how to change things, and told me that they want to have $1 beer night on Thursdays! I would reccomend this place to anybody looking for great food and a good time.
GREAT service – The service was fantastic, the atmosphere is trendy but really casual. We had a large group and the space is big enough that we weren't disrupting any of the smaller groups and couples who were also there.
If you want the real thing, eat here. – Was pleasantly surprised just the other day when I took the family to eat at this restaurant. Last time, we were there was before the remodeling. Back then, the food was at best okay, the service was slow, and the ambience was poor. Boy, have things changed. Trust me, I know Korean food. Since the remodeling, not only is the surroundings very comfortable, but the menu and the service has been upgraded. They also offer excellent sushi as well. From top to bottom, the food was excellent. The kal bi ribs were as good as my mother used to make. The only average fare was the kim chi, and kim chi chigae. Not bad, but I've had better. However, the rest of the food was fantastic. We won't have to drive over to Beaverton any longer.
This place rules – Awesome service, awesome food, the ambience is some super cool cultural immersion feeling. This place is highly recommended!!!
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