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Address14900 Chelonia Parkway`
CityOrlando
Phone407-919-6376
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Beautiful rooftop venue at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek. Excellent cocktails and expertly prepared foods. Plus a commanding view of the Disney fireworks.... Read more
Izziban Sushi and BBQ
Address5310 E Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-270-8811
Price$$
Scott's Review
This is undoubtedly the largest sushi restaurant I’ve ever seen. Izziban Sushi & BBQ occupies a warehouse sized building on the shore of Lake Barton, which lies between Semoran Boulevard and Orlando Executive Airport. There have been a few failed businesses here, including a gay bar. There is an immense indoor dining area and a couple of very large sushi bars, including one that is shaped like the bow of a big boat. There is also a large covered patio, screened in but with nice views of the lake and planes taking off from the airport. Its rusticity is more suitable for the type of fried foods you’d find at fish camps, but it isn’t inappropriate for sushi to be associated with a waterfront locale. And sushi isn’t all that is done here. The kitchen food menu is also rather sizable, and if you so choose, your table can be the kitchen, as most of them have built-in griddles and devices that can be used for grilling meats or hot-pot cooking. The cuisines range from Japanese to Korean.... Read more
Jimotti's
Address2545 S. French Ave.
CitySanford
Phone407-952-3329
Price$
Scott's Review
Jimotti’s is a bit of an odd place. Odd name, too, at least to my ears, which want to hear something Italian. But Jimotti’s is Japanese and has a surprisingly substantial menu of kitchen foods and a more compact roster of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.... Read more
Jinya Ramen Bar
Address8 N. Summerlin Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-704-185
Price$$
Scott's Review
With the popularity of ramen at a height, it was only a matter of time before we'd see a chain noodle its way into town. It happened with Vietnamese, it's happening with poke, so why not ramen? Jinya Ramen Bar is the company with a new franchise in Orlando, its first in Florida (oddly, the website lists the names of the cities for locations in other states but the Florida listing is Thornton Park). It took over and remodeled that space in Thornton Park Central that had briefly been Verde Cantina and, before that, a Tijuana Flats.... Read more
Kaizen Izakaya
Address54 W. Church St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-316-8500
Price$$
Scott's Review
Formerly known as Amura, Kaizen Izakaya has very good sushi (especially the nigiri). An izakaya is supposed to be a Japanese pub or tavern where friends hang out. But the dank atmosphere won't make you want to linger.... Read more
Maki Hibachi Downtown
Address106 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-730-4355
Price$$
Scott's Review
Second location for a Lake Nona restaurant on the ground floor of a new storage unit complex. The food is mostly modest.... Read more
Naroodle Noodle Shop
Address10034 University Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-853-4828
Price$
Scott's Review
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Ootoya Sushi Lounge
Address621 E. Central Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-930-2002
Price$$
Scott's Review
Ootoya doesn’t present anything that would distinguish it above the other sushi restaurants that are opening or that have established themselves, though what I sampled on a recent visit was enjoyable.... Read more