|Name:||A Taste of Japan|
|Address:||7637 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819|
|Opened:||lunch and dinner|
|Reviews:||"The best sushi and noodles in Orlando. The minute you step into the brightly-lit restaurant with plenty of beautiful natural-finish maple and oak, you know you´r in for a treat. Not a ´tourist´ restaurant like Ran Getsu on International Drive."|
| ||- Mark Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org)[June 8th 1998]|
| ||"While I can´t say much (good or bad) about the other Orlando restaurants listed here, there are quite a few I have tried here in the past. I stopped going anywhere else though when I found A Taste of Japan. The sushi is consistently superior, and reasonably priced to boot. Its sometimes hard to quantify what makes you like a place, and that´s definitely the case here. Everyone I´ve taken there agrees that its among the best they´ve ever had (for me it is THE best). Its simple, fresh, quick, and they serve lunch, which is good since I only work about 4 miles away!"|
| ||- Bruce Morrison|
| ||"I recently took my daughter to A Taste of Japan in Orlando, Florida and as usual found it to be excellent. My daughter who travels
extensively for business, said it had the best Japanese food she had ever eaten.
It's head and shoulders above most of the restaurants in Orlando, of any kind. "|
| ||- (Whytenorm@cs.com) [March 11th 2002]|
| ||"I took several out of town friends to the only Sushi bar I found open for lunch and it was 'Taste of Japan'. What a dissapointment the chef was rude and the sashimi I had was not fresh to the point I could not eat it. I for one will never return. Thumbs down on this one.
| ||- Bill Wittle (email@example.com) [February 13h 2003]|
| ||"Best sushi in Orlando, nigiri pieces are huge! Sorry Bill to hear that you did not like it. The chef had to go to Japan for the entire week, perhaps his replacement was not up to the task.
I ate there 3 times 2 weeks ago and I am going back next week.
| ||- JF Gosselin (firstname.lastname@example.org) [March 5th 2003]|
|Address:||55 W. Church Street #170, Sun Trust Bldg., Ground Floor, Orlando, FL|
|Reviews:||"Amura has the best most innovative sushi you´ll find in Orlando. With new inventive rolls weekly. The service is top grade and friendly. The sushi is very fresh and rolls are on the large side. Try the Ika salad to start! Yes it´s located in tourist central (Church Street Station) but there´s usually more locals than tourists. Highly recommended."|
| ||- Daron [October 26th 1998]|
| ||"Clearly the highest quality and best variety in Orlando and the Central Florida Region. The rolls are very creative and very generous in size. Locals visit the sushi bar at least 1-2 times a week, a true sign of quality."|
| ||- John Dighton (email@example.com)|
|Address:||1700 West Sand Lake Rd., Ste. 124, Orlando, FL 32809|
|Opened:||Mon-Thu: 11am-3pm,5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10.30pm,Sun 12am-10pm|
|Review:||"Izziban Sushi is a brand new restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of fresh, quality sushi and Japanese dishes. Izziban offers you a sushi experience like no other! Our cozy atmosphere is superb for friends, family, couples and big groups. We offer authentic Japanese dishes with a mouth-watering menu that's sure to please the most discriminating taste buds. There's something for everyone, so if sushi isn't your thing you can pick from other items such as our savory teriyaki chicken, Tuna/Salmon Kobachi, Sweet Shrimp or delectable Udon soup. If you are undecided upon looking at our vast menu, Izziban's friendly, professional hosts can help with a recommendation to make this a pleasurable experience.
We also offer a fully stocked bar and over 70 different kinds of sake, so welcome sake lovers!!! Come visit us soon and experience Japanese Cuisine and Japanese Fusion at it's best.
| ||- Andrew Jeong (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Oct 4th 2007]|
|Address:||1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Orlando, FL|
|Opened:||5.30 pm - 12.00 am|
The award-winning Kimonos restaurant is a favorite among locals and international guests
alike. Voted top place for Sushi by the Orlando Sentinel readers, guests experiece the art of sushi
being created each night.
The decor is as impressive as the cuisine. Dark teakwood, colorful kimonos and an intimate
atmosphere are the inviting hallmarks of this authentic Japanese sushi bar. House specialties
include traditional Oriental hors'oeuvres, gyoza, yakitori, octopus, red snapper and shrimp.
Kimonos features new entertainers every night. Tonight it could be YOU! Join us for karaoke in
Kimonos. You'll hear all styles of music from all styles of people. Whether you just sit back and
listen, or take the stage and sing your favorite tunes, you're sure to have a great time.
For more information,including our menu and photographs of Kimonos, please visit our web site at
| ||- Jackie Warn (email@example.com) [June 7th 2001]|
|Name:||Oyaji Japanese Restaurant|
|Address:||6935 Municipal Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-8333|
|Reviews:||"Oyaji is a must-visit for any sushi lover visiting or living here in Orlando. This family-owned and operated establishment is tucked out of the way off of International Drive, just a few minutes from the Kirkman and I-Drive intersection, on Municipal Dr next to the Cheers bar. From what I can tell, it's one of the few local japanese hang out spots. It's not rare that I am the only non-asian customer in the place. It's a smaller restaurant with only one sushi chef and one kitchen chef, so on busier nights (weekends) you may have to wait a bit for your main meal, especially if your dinner party is 6 or more. If you do go with a larger group, I suggest going to Oyaji on a non-weekend night, unless you don't mind waiting. Good things come to those who wait and believe me, it is worth it. You can enjoy many of their delicious appetizers while your main meal is being prepared. Their Miso and Clear soups are perfect and their Ginger salad always tastes very fresh. I've had many items on their extensive menu and I've never been dissappointed. I usually end up ordering sushi rolls though. My personal favorites are: Kamikazi roll (mix of chopped tuna, whitefish, and salmon with a special white sauce), Fire roll (spicy tuna with an extra chili kick), and the Shrimp Tempura roll (the best version in town). Also, I suggest calling ahead of time before travelling to the restaurant, they sometimes randomly close during the week to take care of other family business.
Pros: Delicious and authentic menu, great value, cosy ambiance
Cons: Sometimes a long wait for food if it's a busy night.
| ||- SinDonor (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Dec 22nd 2006]|
| ||"I've lived in Orlando since 1988, I have been to every place listed here except the Chinese place, and Oyaji is the one place I go back to time after time! Moose (the chef) is a humble man, but he is a force to be reckoned with in the Japanese kitchen. I love the agedashi tofu, chirashi don, grilled mackerel, and the tempura ramen noodle soup. Oddly enough, they make the best potato salad, too (comes with the 'humburger' plate)! I live all the way on the other side of town from there, but it is worth it.
| ||- Malee Holland (email@example.com) [July 17th 2007]|
|Address:||8400 International Drive, Orlando, FL|
|Phone:||(407) 345 004|
|Reviews:||"They include alligatormeat in their menu."|
| ||- Carsten Kattau (Kattau@usa.net) [July 3rd 1997]|
| ||"Uniformly excellent, great selection at the large bar."|
| ||- Brian Mandell (firstname.lastname@example.org) [November 24th 1997]|
| ||"It was good but not great. A bit expensive but I guess you pay for the great ambiance and luxury. Chefs are very friendly at the bar.
| ||- JF Gosselin (email@example.com) [March 5th 2003]|
|Address:||1311 Florida Mall Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809|
|Opened:||Mon-Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 4.30pm - 9.30pm, Sat,Sun: 4.30pm - 9.30pm|
|Reviews:||"The finest in Japanese cuisine at the most reasonable prices in town. First class service with group parties expertly arranged."|
| ||- Charlie Berta (firstname.lastname@example.org) [April 16th 1998]|
| ||"Voted Best Sushi 2005 - City Search."|
| ||- Don (email@example.com) [Aug 19th 2005]|
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|Address:||2050 N. Semoran Blvd., Unit 116, Winter Park, FL 32792|
|Opened:||Mon-Thu: 11.30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9.30pm, Fri: 11.30am - 2pm, Sat: 5pm - 10pm|
|Review:||"Best nigiri around as well as speciality rolls such as UCF Knight, Seminole, Rollins Tar, and gator (with real gator meat - probably should have been called seminole revenge roll!). Best service in greater Orlando area...Ask for May. "|
| ||- Amy Graham (Gillis773@aol.com) [February 4th 2001]|