Sushi Lola's
Address2902 Corrine Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-898-5652
Price$$
Scott's Review
Lola’s is a simple place. There’s nothing fancy about it, which unfortunately extends to its sushi rolls. I ordered two: a spicy tuna and a yellowtail. They were presented wanly on a white plate. Even the pickled ginger, usually a pinkish hue, offered no color as Lola’s is a pale yellow. Part of the allure of sushi is the preparation and presentation.... Read more
Sushi Pop
Address310 W. Mitchell Hammock Road
CityOviedo
Phone407-542-5975
Price$$
Scott's Review

The list of rolls at this funky little restaurant might frighten and horrify a sushi traditionalist, but they’d at least have to concede some of the offerings are pretty creative. Such as the Oviedo Chicken, a paean to the pullets who roam the streets of downtown Oviedo. One hardly ever sees tempura chicken in a sushi roll starring role. Or bacon, for that matter, as found in the cleverly named Choleste-roll. Or sliced bananas topping a roll that included eel. I dearly wish I had ordered the Hot Mess, which I saw delivered to another table. It had bacon, too, somewhere beneath a glop of spicy mayo and roe. Not that I was disappointed with my selections. I had the Black Widow, a tempura’d soft shell crab with avocado, asparagus and smelt roe flavored with a spicy tartar sauce. Or the Pair of Kings, with salmon and tuna. I also tried a serving of escolar nigirizushi, and although the fish was a lovely room temperature and had a buttery texture, it easily fell off the pad of rice when flipped. Service was friendly and fast

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Sushi Pop Winter Park
Address115 E. Lyman Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone321-203-2282
Price$$$
Scott's Review
A Winter Park version of the popular Oviedo sushi bar.... Read more
Sushi Tomi
Address8463 S. John Young Parkway
CityOrlando
Phone407-352-8635
Price$$
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
Tak-Ke Sushi Bar
Address1421 N. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-826-1964
Price$$
Scott's Review
Ta-Ke is certainly a change from Wazzabi, the owner's previous restaurant. Ta-Ke couldn’t be more different, experientially. It is tiny, occupying the space previously held by Wilfredo’s, and the original location of Gargi’s. But its cozy dining room and small sushi bar, all tastefully decorated, are quite pleasant. So was the sushi chef. I sat at the bar and when the chef noticed that the one server was busy he offered to take my order if sushi was what I had in mind. (In sushi bar etiquette one never gives the order to the chef directly, unless he or she asks, of course.) I did have sushi in mind, and I ordered the Ta-Ke Combo #1, which includes seven pieces of nigirizushi and a spicy tuna roll. And it was lovely. A beautifully presented array of fish -- tuna, white tuna, salmon, shrimp -- atop pads of rice; and perfect-sized coins of the tuna roll with pads of pickled ginger and wasabi. But it was all rather bland and unexciting. The nigirizushi all fell off the pad or rice when flipped for dipping into the soy, all with the exception of the surimi, which was lashed onto the rice pad with a strip of nori. The fish was also a bit too cold. The tempura was a comp... Read more
Tokyo Dining
AddressJapan Pavilion, Epcot
Walt Disney World
CityOrlando
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$

Renovated in 2008, the dining room of the Japan pavilion now offers a serene setting inside and a gorgeous view of the World Showcase outside. Sushi is a forte here, although there also are kitchen foods. Most of the sushi chefs at Tokyo dining are women, so while the restaurant attempts to give a taste of Japanese culinary traditions, it does so by breaking down gender barriers. Very nice.

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Umi Japanese Restaurant
Address525 S. Park Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-960-3993
Price$$
Scott's Review
Umi has a pleasant vibe. The menu features not only the expected sushi selections but also kitchen foods that include robata grilled meats and a couple of ramen soups. Everything is delicious and prettily presented, to boot.... Read more
Unreserved
Address14900 Chelonia Parkway
CityOrlando
Phone407-919-6833
Price$$
Scott's Review
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