Like most specialty cuisines, good sushi can be hard to find.
Thankfully, we live in one of the most thriving cities for good eating, where the tenets of flavor and quality are central to our cooking, no matter what the dish.
Here are 13 sushi spots in Orlando that are 100% worth checking out:
310 West Mitchell Hammock Road, Suite 900 Oviedo, FL 32765
Picture this: you, spending your day sampling from one of the tastiest Orlando sushi spots amongst a cool, Japanese pop culture-inspired backdrop. Luckily, such a place exists. It’s called Sushi Pop, and judging by their list of specialties, it is definitely worth your visit.
6417 Raleigh St, Orlando, FL 32835 (or find them in Hunter’s Creek and Lake Mary)
Mikado Sushi is as traditional Japanese as you can get, but it is far from basic. In a menu where you just can’t go wrong with no matter what you order, it’s no surprise that their flavorful, carefully-crafted sushi is also a standout. Don’t believe me? Try one of their Fuji Yama rolls and say bye-bye forever to grocery-grade sushi.
7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
When it comes to matters of taste, authenticity is important, ambiance is imperative, and flavor is everything. Now imagine having all of these in one place. I introduce to you Dragonfly Robata, a place where sushi is made fresh daily, and where your taste buds are guaranteed to come out each time more than satisfied.
3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando Florida 32803
(352) 559 -3695
What would a “best of” sushi list be without Kappo? Located in the trendy East End Market, Kappo’s exclusivity can best be measured by how limited their seating is. Also, if the above picture is any indication of what you can await at this omakase style kitchen, then there’s no doubt that it will be worth your while.
1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836
In a world overflowing with run-of-the-mill sushi joints, Cascade Sushi is a shining beacon of hope. Open from Monday to Saturday, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Cascade offers the freshest hotel sushi around in a menu that includes both nigiri and makimono (rolled) style options. Mm-mm!
3122 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Armed with a rotating menu, Kabooki Sushi all but guarantees fresh sushi options, every time. It’s also got a pretty neat sushi list. Really, since when has a “Louis Vuitton” roll ever sounded like a bad idea?
7581 University Blvd, Winter Park FL, 32792
There’s no other way to put it: Besuto is a sushi goldmine. Not only is it incredibly delicious, it also happens to have one of the most generous sushi menus in the game. At the end of the day, the only real problem you can encounter at Besuto is figuring out what to order first.
1813 E Broadway St Oviedo, FL 32765
Signs of a good sushi restaurant: good vibes and even better sushi. This is what you will find at Tokyo Tapas, a restaurant recognized for its pleasant vibe, modern décor and – you guessed it – fabulous sushi plates. Whether you’re in the mood for a more traditional take or something more experimental, you can be sure to find it all here.
803 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
This restaurant’s sushi menu gives a new meaning to the word “signature.” With a menu that includes a uniquely crafted Surf & Turf (complete with asparagus, shrimp tempura and NY strip steak) and a Sweet Potato Tempura roll, Shin proves that it has more than what it takes to satisfy all of your sushi cravings.
4192 Conroy Road, Suite 103 Orlando, FL 32839
Any restaurant that includes a full sushi lunch and dinner menu is a restaurant worth visiting. At Sushi Katana, not only will you find just that, you will also be happy to find that they are both equal in freshness, quality, and taste.
10153 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817
So. Many. Rolls. For the sushi fanatic, this can be a good problem to have, especially if the sushi also happens to be incredibly tasty. Thanks to the restaurant-powers-that be, this can all be attainable at Fuji Yama. Oishii.
8463 S John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
1449 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32804
Fuji Sushi is a restaurant worth noting, if only for its delicious and varied sushi options. How varied? Try this much. If you want a spot with flavors worth gloating about and rolls galore, look no further.
Like any other specialty cuisine, good sushi requires a certain level of knowledge, skill, and dedication. Being the culinary powerhouse that it is, Orlando also happens to be a sushi spot worth bragging about.