When that craving for sushi rolls and sake hits on your visit to Orlando, there’s plenty to explore outside of the borders of Disney world. You’ll find dozens resort-themed restaurants, buffets, and fast-food hotspots filling Orlando and Kissimmee area, but you can still set out to discover some hidden gems in Central Florida, especially in the downtown district.
Sushi In Orlando:
Sushi is a popular choice, offering a light and even healthy alternative to heavy meals; the type of lunch or dinner you can actually enjoy during those hot and humid days. Here are the top picks for Sushi in Orlando and the surrounding area; many offer takeout, so you can still order your favorite combinations and enjoy dinner poolside!
Sushi House at 1311 Florida Mall Ave: you’ll be drawn in by the creative flair and unique sushi combinations filling the menu at the Sushi House. The modern menus incorporates Japanese fusion and the Happy Sumo rolls are a must-try. Additional specialty rolls: the Florida-a spicy tuna roll with salmon; the Geisha Roll-tuna, salmon, cream cheese, spicy mayo, asparagus, baked roll; and the Sun Fire-egg, crab, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, and snapper. For a complete entrée, don’t overlook the Sushi Nigri Dinner or Chicken Tempura.
Kanpai Of Tokyo:
If you’ve got a few hours set aside for a complete dinner experience, Kanpai of Tokyo is a great place to watch chef demonstrations. This small chain of restaurants has locations in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Greenville, and Spartanburg. The Orlando location is at 6687 S. Kirkman Road. Hibachi tables can accommodate up to ten people, and the table-side demo and service gives you some variety for dinner during the week. Choose from a simple sushi dinner or hibachi dinner menu, and you’ll set the stage for an assortment: The Kanpai Combo, Tekka Don, and Sashimi combos are some top picks.
Japanese Steakhouse :
Amura Japanese Steakhouse amp; High Definition Sushi bar is a leader for a romantic date or special celebration. The tableside demonstrations and extensive sake and beer list are enough to draw you in, but specialty dishes such as the Kobe steak and Bahamanian conch sushi will be just the start of your menu exploration. Amura Japanese Steakhouse is located at 7786 W. Sand Lake Road.
Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant:
For a casual eatery with simple but authentic choices, be sure to head over to Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant. You’ll find it at 8255 International Drive, with a varied menu that includes Whole Fluke and a complete sushi bar. The master chef here is a former chef of the Japanese Emperor’s family.
Enjoy the fresh seafood and creative concoctions of talented chefs on your next visit to Orlando!