Restaurant Listings
Kimonos
AddressWalt Disney World Swan Resort
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-934-1609
Price$$$
Kimonos is a terrific choice for traditional sushi as well as more creative rolls. Don't overlook the sake list for something to wash the nigirizushi with.... Read more
King Bao
Address710 N. Mills Ave
CityOrlando
Phone407-237-0013
Price$
Scott's Review
King Bao is the latest to step up to the current trend of serving bao, the Asian taco-like food delivery devices fashioned out of puffy steamed dough that resemble overweight, pale tortillas. Just like any other bread, the dough itself isn’t the main feature; it’s what goes inside that counts. King Bao’s menu has just two main sections: baos and tots. Because if there is any other food item that is currently as trendy as bao it’s totted potatoes.... Read more
Kings
Address8255 S. International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-363-0200
Price$$
Scott's Review
Kings is smaller than Splitsville, and is spread out over one floor. It occupies a space on International Drive that used to be a Gooding’s grocery store. So now there are alleys instead of aisles. Although there are a couple of private rooms with their own lanes for party groups, most of Kings' 22 lanes are grouped together. You may not notice them at first because there are so many ultra large television screens hanging over them. Hope you’re not easily distracted as you try to roll the ball to his that sweet spot that will knock all 10 pins down. Also like Splitsville -- there’s really no way to do this without comparing; we’re talking about a genre here -- Kings strives to offer its guests more than your average old-style bowling alley food. I can still taste reheated frozen pizzas from my youth eaten with the same fingers that had just been placed in the holes on the balls where so many other fingers had been. And this was the pre-Purell era. But I digress. Kings’ menu is extensive (perhaps too much so). It has sandwiches and wraps, it has burgers, it has pizzas, it has sliders (different from burgers), it has salads and it has steak, chicken and seafood entrees. What... Read more
Knife & Spoon
Address4012 Central Florida Parkway
CityOrlando
Phone407-393-4333
Price$$$$
Scott's Review
The knife of the name is an actual knife, a rather impressive Sambonet in this case, and signifies the steak specialty of the menu. Given the quality of the meat, however, an instrument with such a honed blade might be considered – you should pardon the expression – overkill. But we’ll come back to that. The spoon of the name is not a spoon, or at least not a spoon found on polite tables. Instead, it references a fishing lure known as a spoon, which then leads to the seafood offerings. (More ancient mariners would tell you to look for largemouth bass, salmon or trout on a list of spoon-caught fish, but I saw none; it’s a clever name nonetheless.)... Read more
Kohinoor
AddressThe Village Shoppes
249 W. State Road 436
CityAltamonte Springs
Phone407-788-6004
Price$$$

Named for one of the Crown Jewels, Kohinoor is indeed a gem. The lamb korma was wonderful. The yellow sauce was smooth and creamy and coated the tender bite-sized chunks of lamb. It was great spooned over a mound of fluffy basmati rice.

The vegetable biryani, a rice dish, was chock-full of such veggies as broccoli, cauliflower and green peas, plus some cashews and raisins. It was an ample and filling vegetarian alternative.

The naan, a thick, slightly leavened bread, was delicious.

The dining room is showing some signs of age and could use some updating, but the staff remains as friendly as ever.

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Kona Café
AddressDisney’s Polynesian Resort
Walt Disney World
CityOrlando
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$
Scott's Review

I’ve always thought of Kona Café as a sort of miniature California Grill, except without a view. The food has the same sort of creative bent, though. Seared ahi tuna and Asian-inspired dinner soups are some high points. Desserts are served with especial panache, and a press pot of coffee – Kona, of course – is a must.

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Korea House
Address1155 W. State Road 434
CityLongwood
Phone407-767-9363
Price$$

Now in its 27th year, Korea House is not only the oldest Korean restaurant in the area it’s one of the oldest of any cuisine. When it was the only Korean game in town, KH modified its menu to offer some Chinese dishes for Americans unfamiliar with Korean food who might think there was no difference between the two Asian styles. But as more Korean restaurants started opening -- and as the local dining public became more sophisticated -- Korea House revamped its menu to be truer to its cuisine. Still doing what it does best, serving fine Korean favorites with kimchi on the side.

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Korea House Orlando
Address4501 E Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-896-5994
Price$$
Scott's Review
The original Korea House, in Longwood, was the area's first all Korean restaurant (and is still its oldest). With this new location, Korea House brings its well done cuisine closer to downtown Orlando. Tabletop cooking is a big draw here.... Read more