Rumaku
Address3050 Alafaya Trail
CityOviedo
Phone407-542-5863
Price$
Scott's Review
Quick serve specializing in rice bowls and ramen.... Read more
Sapporo Ramen
Address5080 W. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-203-6777
Price$
Scott's Review
Here’s an interesting little place on the west side of town. It’s a Japanese restaurant called Sapporo Ramen in a weary worn shopping center now called Chinatown. Most Americans know ramen only as something they haven’t eaten since grad school. But this is not same as the incredibly cheap -- multiple meanings there -- Top Ramen sold as a dry noodle soup mix in the crinkly packages. This is something truly delicious. Ramen is, indeed, a type of wheat noodle. Although it is mainly associated with Japan -- and here is served in a restaurant named for either the city or the brewery in that country -- ramen originated in China, so it isn’t so strange that Sapporo Ramen is located in a place called Chinatown (the Italian restaurant around the corner is another matter). And as long as we’re on the name, you should know that ramen isn’t the only type of noodle available. Soba and udon noodles have their own sections. And if you prefer rice, there’s a section on the menu board for curries served with rice. I love Japanese curries, which tend to be roux-ier than Indian curries. And in fact it was the spicy beef stew curry that was the favorite dish I tried at Sapporo. By appearan... Read more
Shin Japanese Cuisine
Address803 N. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-648-8000
Price$$
Scott's Review
The quality of the food has improved, and that quality and the price charged for it are more closely aligned. My guest and I ordered some edamame to nibble on for a starter. I ordered the Shin lunch set and my friend chose a combination of three rolls from a list of about 15 options, a pretty good deal for $15.... Read more
Sodo Sushi Bar and Grill
Address25 W. Crystal Lake Street
CityOrlando
Phone407-286-4225
Price$$
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
Soseki Modern Omakase
Address955 W. Fairbanks Ave.
CityWinter Park
PhoneNone
Price$$$$
Scott's Review
Small – and very expensive – high-end sushi bar.... Read more
Soupa Saiyan
Address5689 Vineland Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-392-4669
Price$$
Scott's Review
If you’re not familiar with the terms manga, anime or Dragon Ball Z, you may find the surroundings at Soupa Saiyan a little odd. Actually, even if you know about those things you may find the surroundings odd. But you might understand them a little more.... 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