Sodo Sushi Bar and Grill
Address25 W. Crystal Lake Street
CityOrlando
Phone407-286-4225
Price$$
Scott's Review
Sodo has a new sushi bar and grill. It’s called Sodo Sushi Bar and Grill. It took over the space of the oft troubled Olv, whose name had no hidden meaning or acronymic message. Sodo, or SoDo, is shorthand for south of downtown, which is where it is. And that’s a good place for this new restaurant, too, because there aren’t any other sushi joints anywhere nearby. Bars and grills, yes, but not sushi bars and grills. All that seems to have been required to transform the Olv space into a sushi restaurant was to plop a refrigerated case on top of the bar. Voila — or dekiagari, as they say in Japan — sushi bar. ... Read more
Sushi Cafe
Address7550 University Blvd
CityWinter Park
Phone407-960-5722
Price$$
Scott's Review
Very good sushi -- expertly prepared -- and an interesting all you can eat option. If you order too much and can't finish it, you'll be charged extra. Choose wisely.... Read more
Sushi Tomi
Address8463 S. John Young Parkway
CityOrlando
Phone407-352-8635
Price$$
Sushi Tomi occupies a nondescript storefront at the end of a Walmart-anchored plaza at the corner of John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Road. It's tiny and has the typical setup of other area sushi bars, with simple wooden booths along the walls and a sushi counter in a back corner where the chef diligently works. I sampled an array of nigirizushi — tuna, escolar, sweet shrimp (loved that one). Everything was expertly sliced and formed and properly presented. I would have liked the kitchen food item of tofu squares with beef tendon if the meat had been properly heated.... Read more
Sushigami
Address8001 Orange Blossom Trail
CityOrlando
Phone954-835-9070
Price$$
Sushigami features conveyor-belt dining: the sushi offerings roll by and you just grab whatever looks good. Prices determined by the color of the plate. It's fun, though sushi experts would look elsewhere for quality.... Read more
Teppan Edo
AddressJapan Pavilion, Epcot
Walt Disney World
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$

Teppan is short for teppanyaki, the Japanese steakhouse style meal where you sit around a large grill with a bunch of strangers while a cook makes a big show of chopping your vegetables and grilling them with a lot of banging and clattering. Fun. The food is good, but ultimately overpriced.

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Umi Japanese Restaurant
Address525 S. Park Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-960-3993
Price$$
Scott's Review
Umi has a pleasant vibe. The menu features not only the expected sushi selections but also kitchen foods that include robata grilled meats and a couple of ramen soups. Everything is delicious and prettily presented, to boot.... Read more
Urban Hibachi Sushi + Grill
Address15 Alafaya Woods Blvd.
CityOviedo
Phone407-604-3074
Price$$
Scott's Review
Urban Hibachi Sushi + Grill, a minichain with three locations spread across Greater Orlando, is really slick. Or at least the Oviedo location I visited is. The decor is bright and modern with minimalist decorations. I think maybe I just misordered.... Read more
Wave Asian Bistro
Address301 N. Baker St.
CityMount Dora
Phone352-383-9283
Price$$
Scott's Review
The food is modest, and the decor is drab. But if you're in the area, it's an inexpensive option for sushi.... Read more