Jade Sushi & New Asian
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....
|Address||2545 S. French Ave.|
I was certainly surprised when I stepped inside Kabooki Sushi. The location, at the corner of Colonial Drive and Maguire Avenue, across the street from the Sears Auto Center at Fashion Square Mall, and the facade, an unassuming storefront in a mini row of businesses, didn’t prepare me for the chicly styled restaurant inside.
The sushi bar and kitchen are at the far end of the room -- far being a relative term, as this is a fairly small place -- with comfy looking stools. There is a row of banquettes along one wall with white tufted leather seat backs. The other wall has a row of booths. In between are conventional tables and chairs. Large light globes hang about, and the burnt orange walls sport some Japanese paintings amid the omnipresent flatscreen tvs.
But instead of sports programming or opinionated news channels, these televisions play a video that shows fish and the road they take from the sea to a sushi bar. That includes some bloody scenes that might upset some diners.
The sushi I sampled was very good. The hamachi nigiri was a perfect room temperature, which enhanced the buttery smooth texture of the raw fish slices. And it was prettily presented with a single gr...
|Address||3122 E. Colonial Drive|
Kadence offers a unique dining experience, a multi-course omakase meal of the finest sushi and sashimi available. There are only nine seats, and you don't make a reservation, you buy a ticket (nonrefundable). No menu, the chefs make the choices and everyone is served the same thing at the same time. It is also one of the finest restaurants in the area....
|Address||1809 Winter Park Road|
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....
|Address||54 W. Church St.|
Kimonos is a terrific choice for traditional sushi as well as more creative rolls. Don't overlook the sake list for something to wash the nigirizushi with....
|Address||Walt Disney World Swan Resort|
|City||Lake Buena Vista|
Kyoto Japanese Sushi & Grill
Nagoya is a pleasant and small sushi bar in the back of the Dr. Phillips Marketplace in the Sand Lake Road Restaurant Row area. Jenny Tay and her staff will welcome you like you're long-lost friends, and the sushi will be unwaveringly fresh and expertly prepared....
|Address||7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.|