About Soca

Veteran L.A. restaurateur and Executive Chef-Owner Aaron Robins, alongside General Manager-Partner Rory Snipes, are introducing an exciting dining destination spotlighting globally-inspired steak and seafood offerings to Ventura Boulevard. Capturing worldly influences, focusing on Latin and Mediterranean cuisine with nods to Asia, the light yet bold flavors of the food are complemented by a gin & vodka focused cocktail program and extensive wine list.

14015 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday - 11:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch) | 3:00pm - 7:00pm (Happy Hour) | 5:30pm - 10:30pm (Dinner)

Saturday - 10:00am - 3:00pm (Brunch) | 3:00pm - 7:00pm (Happy Hour) | 5:30pm - 10:30pm (Dinner)

Sunday - 10:00am - 3:00pm (Brunch) | 3:00pm - 7:00pm (Happy Hour) | 5:30pm - 10:00pm (Dinner)

Monday - Closed

Cross Street:
Hazeltine

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 301-4300

Website:
http://www.soca-la.com/

Parking Details:
Self-parking during lunch hours in the lot behind the restaurant.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Soca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
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Special Occasion (19)
Business Meals (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good but I would say that my fish entree needed some more salt or flavor. Service was a little slow as there only seemed to be one server on, but she was knowledgeable and friendly.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Try this gem of great food! A great place to eat in Sherman Iaks with high quality food and service. Great Gin menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Diner type atmosphere. Overpriced. My date had a pork chop which was loaded with fat and undercooked. I had a burger which was very plain. Bread pudding was dry, sent it back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have eaten at Soca twice and both times the presentation, quality & taste of every dish has been outstanding. The desserts are also delicious and inventive. We are less pleased with the wine list, which is not as extensive as we’d like. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, every detail well thought out. This is an expensive restaurant, both for food and wine, so not a place for great value. But maybe this is a place for special occasions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was an interesting mix of cuisines--Asian and Steakhouse all in one.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great looking restaurant, service was lacking, we met the owner and she was great. The number one complaint was time. Everything took extremely long. We sat down at 9:10 pm and received our check past 11:00 pm. Appetizers took long, main course took forever and desert took long. Food overall was amazing. Would possibly go back just because the owner was so friendly.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great addition to Ventura Blvd. and Sherman Oaks. Good and interesting menu options. Good cocktails. Pretty venue.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went for anniversary - didn’t disappoint - great fish great steak great tartare - deserts were excellent to - it was a really special night

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Terrific experience. Our waiter, Dan, was very personable and knew all the details of the menu, drink specials, wines and desserts. He was terrific. The food was excellent across the board. My colleagues and I are looking forward to going back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food interesting, but very small portions. Opah was a little dry

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Everything was great from start to finish, including service. It is a pleasure to have another fine dining restaurant in Sherman Oaks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great dinner with friends!! The owner even stopped by and she was amazing and welcoming! My steak was great and had that little Smokey flavor.
Can’t wait to come back!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great bar drinks, delicious appetizers and steaks. service was excellent. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food. Creative, artfully presented. A SFV standout!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our lunch at Soca was fantastic! The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Best French fries ever!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Disappointing. The drinks are subpar, the pours are tiny, not what a restaurant should do when trying to attract clientele. We went for New Years so expectations were low to begin with. The food was just ok, but the clincher was the waiter letting me order a glass of champagne at 11:45 knowing they were giving out complimentary glasses 5 minutes later.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

excellent food good service good small plates comfortable seating

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our first time there. Great steaks, good service. Will be back to try the seafood.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the white exterior of the place. the bar is fantastic and the drinks really good.!!!!!. We started with the pear salad which was delicious ,
and the steak was fantastic! One of the highlights is the delicious popover they serve to everyone and it is so much better than the foccaicia at felix!! Please don't take it off the menu!!!!! Good luck to you all and I hope you stay a long time. I will be back. Sherman Oaks is lucky to such great choices like this and my other favorite, Cafe Bizou.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was friendly and helpful. Menu is sparse and moderately expensive. My shrimp was excellent, more of a luncheon size, rather than dinner portion. Wines by the glass were pricey ( cheapest White $13), although selections were interesting. Corkage at $30 seemed expensive. There are some Very expensive steaks on the menu, and if you would like people walking by on Ventura Blvd. watch you enjoy an expensive meal?
The room is very open, but because the restaurant front is open air, somewhat cold feeling. They need more options on the menu asfar as entrees are concerned, or you build a "meal" in starters? Work in process?

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had been very much looking forward to eating at this restaurant and decided to celebrate my wife's birthday here. I was excited to finally have a high end steak house in Sherman Oaks, as there should be one. Unfortunately, everything was just okay. Nothing was that wrong or bad... it was all just okay. We each got a ribeye, but maybe should have shared the tomahawk special. The steaks should have been hotter, but were cooked nicely and tasted fine. The sides of mash potatoes, carrots, and long beans were unique and interesting but not necessarily tasty. My wife described her meal as not having a clear vision. Was it supposed to be Asian-inspired flavors or Italian? It was a bit too all over the place and nothing was amazing. I enjoyed the ambiance and the design that mixed steak house tropes with modern twists like orange booths rather than red. While I did not have a cocktail, the bar area looked cool and well-styled, featuring a hipster-looking bartender. Maybe it will be a happening bar spot? I sadly will have to wait for another attempt at a high end steakhouse in Sherman Oaks and have to continue to venture to Encino, Beverly Hills or Burbank for those special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great, comfortable setting. Got the whole fish, numerous appetizers and shared for the table. All great.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant is beautifully designed, the food was excellent and the service
was very good, helpful and friendly.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Amazing food. The Korean dumplings appetizer is a very unique dish. Very cool look to this place. I'll definitely going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Stumbled across this Restaurant on opentable and it is a winner. Beautiful-check. Warm, smart service-check. Delicious food-check. High-end without being stuffy-check. Love that you can be in and out in an hour (we were rushing for a movie), or linger for hours with a group

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Best new restaurant in the valley! We've been waiting for this for all long time. The rib-eye is a 10! Try the dumplings-spicy and soft along with the lardon salad is refreshing while tasty.

We tried several of the Gin tastings which were fantastic.

We will be back regularly!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We loved our waiter, Ben Everything was delicious. Tuna Tartar! Shrimp Salad! Duck Fat Fries! 3 course dinner was excellent too We will be back soon. So glad you're in the Valley quite close by

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My 2nd time, both birthdays! Great service, very comfortable and not crazy so 5 ladies could yak for 3 hours. The birthday cake “killer”! Mouth watering choc mousse with gorgeous ganache and the beautiful penmanship in chocolate. Everyone was very happy with meal, I had 2-2bite tacos with homemade potatoes chips, odd pairing! I would forego the chips, that weren’t good and put another 2 bite taco, it would finish the plate and look more ”lunchy”. Had a great time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very comfortable atmosphere. Clean, modern settng with attentive staff. Wine list eclectic but average selection on pricey side. Food fresh and nicely presented but skimpy for price. Allowed us to keep our table for excessive long time for our friend lunch without pressure. Could be a repeat but probably not.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Corissa was a great server. Gave great suggestions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service with outstanding Steak! The entire staff was outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant for every occasion!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

SOCA had great reviews on Yelp and we tried it for a birthday dinner. It was a bit noisy but it was a Saturday night. The service was very good the ambiance quite lively. The food was a bit salty and the portions were on the small side. Mostly, there wasn't a large selection and most diners seemed to order steak and/or seafood. I probably wouldn't go back because the prices are quite high.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food, service, ambiance + music!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We got such a welcome from John, the bartender was a doll. We both ordered the Cobb salad. I preferred mine to be chopped extra fine and was served in a lovely white bowl. The bread was light, tasty and warm. We didn’t explore too much and will go back and try something different. Special birthday dessert was the “Killer” chocolate mousse with ganache and beautiful writing. Small menu for lunch but a variety of choices. It was quite comfortable. Nice to have an airy fresh place for lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this restaurant and the atmosphere. The birthday dessert is phenomenal :)

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal. The ambiance, service and cuisine are overall very good. We have had two different steaks here that were both respectively under and overcooked. That is only complaint. Hoping they get their temps right on the steaks eventually, everything else is really great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Brunch is excellent. I've ordered at least six different items and they have all been well-prepared and tasty. My favorites so far have been "The King"(eggs benedict with a crabcake instead of the Canadian bacon) and the Khachapuri.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not mediterranean food. . .not Peruvian either. Maybe advertised as such, as several preparations may qualify. Steaks, seafood, somewhat limited menu.
Liked it, but thought pricey and I'm well-traveled to major cities. Need reservations.
Nice ambiance. But too many other restaurants to try to rush back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a delicious dinner. Loved the duck confit salad, pork belly appetizer and the amazing Opah entree. We enjoyed a variety of cocktails and appreciated a bit of helpful suggestions from our server. Actually, our server, Ben, was such a delight! He was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and had perfect timing with coursing and checking on our needs. Soca is a great addition to the Sherman Oaks food scene.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not so good. Ordered burgers and had to send them back twice. Waitress was not nice about it at all. Would not go back.

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