With world-famous resorts like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Legoland located in its midst, Orlando, Florida is best known as the land of theme parks. However, it’s got a lot more to offer than just a day of coasters and carousels. For one, it’s near Florida’s iconic beaches along the east coast, with the nearest beach being less than an hour’s drive away. There are also a number of beautiful parks and rivers across the city, if you want a break from all the excitement. Food-wise, Orlando doesn’t disappoint as well. The city has a wide range of cuisines for you to choose from, but the sushi offerings in particular stand out. Who knew Orlando had such good sushi? Here are the top 10 sushi restaurants in Orlando, Florida.
1. Seito Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Seito Sushi is widely hailed as one of the best sushi places in Orlando - this is no small feat, considering the number of sushi restaurants that have appeared across the city. They offer a range of unique sushi rolls, such as the Sweetheart Roll (stuffed with coconut shrimp, cream cheese crab salad and glazed with apricot and eel sauce). Definitely try the Distinguished Gentleman Roll that’s filled with lobster, topped with wagyu beef and garnished with truffle aioli oil, because any sushi with wagyu beef on it is bound to be good. For those who aren’t too keen on sushi, the restaurant also serves a mean bowl of Japanese ramen and black pepper beef.
Seito Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Address: 4898 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814, USA
Website: Seito Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
2. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
No, the name of this establishment isn’t a typo. In a world of cronuts, lasagna pizzas and capookies, the burgushi, a burger-sushi medley that first appeared in North Carolina, doesn’t seem all that strange - and it isn’t. The Cowfish, the proud pioneer of the burgushi, boasts an extensive menu made with fresh, chemical-free ingredients. There’s even a bento box (with a mini-burger and four pieces of roll) for traditionalists who prefer their burgers and sushi separate. The restaurant offers a fun dining experience as well, being decked out with eclectic pop art pieces, cowfish decor, and lively servers. Who said you can’t have your burgushi and eat it?
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Website: The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 12am; Sat - Fri: 10am - 1am
3. Oudom Thai & Sushi Restaurant
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Can’t decide between Thai food and sushi? Don’t worry, at Oudom’s, you don’t have to make a choice. This homely, classily-decorated establishment offers classic Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup, as well as specialty Japanese sushi rolls. Prices are reasonable for the quality offered, and the Happy Hour deals are definitely well worth it.
Oudom Thai & Sushi Restaurant
Address: 100 S Eola Dr #105, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Website: Oudom Thai & Sushi Restaurant
Opening hours: 11m - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm (daily)
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4. Shari Sushi
Shari Sushi is a sleek, intimate restaurant that offers an equally classy menu. Try the Sea Dragon, rolled with crab, avocado, sriracha hot sauce and topped with tuna, or the pork belly bun. Sit upstairs for a more private dining experience, or by the bar for a more personalized service. With a large drinks menu and more-than-decent Happy Hour prices, it’s a great place to bring your sushi-loving date to.
Address: 621 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Website: Shari Sushi
Opening hours: Sun: 4pm - 9pm; Mon - Wed: 5pm - 10pm; Thu - Sat: 5pm - 11pm
5. Sushi Kichi Japanese Restaurant
Don’t be fooled by its location in a quiet strip mall; Sushi Kichi is an unassuming, family-run sushi joint that serves some pretty good rolls. Start with their Edamame or crispy, deep fried tempura to whet your appetite, then order the Unagi Don, a bowl of steaming hot Japanese rice topped with succulent chunks of eel as your main course - you won’t be disappointed.
Sushi Kichi Japanese Restaurant
Address: 5368 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Website: Sushi Kichi Japanese Restaurant
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)
6. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse isn’t a sushi restaurant per se; instead, it offers a unique Teppanyaki dining experience in which you can watch the seasoned chefs whip up your meals right in front of you, and the chefs here at Kobe really know how to entertain their guests. Watching how your food gets prepared makes it taste that much better. In addition to its delicious Teppanyaki and steak menu, the steakhouse prepares an extensive selection of sushi as well. Portion sizes are rather big, so be prepared to share.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Address: 8148 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Website: Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 12pm - 11pm; Mon - Fri: 5pm - 11pm
7. Kabooki Sushi
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Kabooki Sushi is a stylish, modern sushi restaurant that’s famous for its Omakase experience, provided by chef Henry Moso. He’s got a very wide and creative repertoire of sushi offerings, so every Omakase meal is a unique and tantalizing experience. The regular menu doesn’t disappoint as well, with the Moriawase Nigiri (thickly-sliced daily special fish served with specially imported Japanese sauce). Due to its popularity, it’s best to call ahead for a reservation during peak periods, as it can get quite busy (for Omakase meals, the restaurant only accepts reservations).
Address: 3122 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
Website: Kabooki Sushi
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm
8. Izziban Sushi & BBQ
Having a late night sushi craving? With three locations across Orlando, that’s open well past midnight, Izziban’s got you covered. This casual joint provides an all-you-can-eat buffet Korean barbeque, which also includes unlimited sushi (although that’s probably not the best idea past midnight!). Definitely drop by for their lunch special on an empty stomach.
Izziban Sushi & BBQ
Address: 5310 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida 32807, USA
Website: Izziban Sushi & BBQ
Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)
9. Sushi Katana
Sushi Katana prides itself on its freshly prepared, high-quality rolls. Try their specialty Katana roll, stuffed with tuna and avocado, and slathered with a generous dressing of crab, eel sauce and seaweed salad. The restaurant also has a very affordable Happy Hour deal (4pm - 6:30pm on weekdays) - get a free roll of sushi with every two rolls ordered.
Address: 4192 Conroy Rd #103, Orlando, FL 32839, USA
Website: Sushi Katana
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri: 12pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
10. Amura Downtown Japanese Restaurant
Amura Downtown is an elegant establishment that boasts fresh, delicious and healthy sushi. It also has the distinction of being voted the ‘Best Sushi in the World’ by the Zagat Restaurant Guide. With attentive staff, fresh sushi, delightful presentation and an accessible location, Amura doesn’t fall short of its title.
Amura Downtown Japanese Restaurant
Address: 54 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Website: Amura Downtown Japanese Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm
There's a sushi joint for everyone in Orlando
Got a late night sushi craving? Feel like eating some sashimi while at the theme park? Or can’t decide between American or Japanese cuisine? Orlando might not be known for its sushi, but there’s a wide variety of the classic Japanese delicacies here. You’ll definitely be able to find some Sugoi sushi that’s bound to make you go oishii!
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