Best Sushi Restaurants In Orlando

By: Rachelle Lucas

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These two Orlando sushi restaurants are fierce competitors when it comes to Japanese cuisine and I can't honestly choose between them. So, I'll just give you the scoop on both and let you decide which has the best sushi.

Seito Sushi: When I'm in the mood to hover over a hot tea or saki and kick back in a relaxing atmosphere, Seito Sushi is the place. Located downtown in the Baldwin Park community, you can dine outside on their patio overlooking Lake Baldwin or inside you'll find zen-like sophisticated modern decor and quite possibly the largest saki menu in Orlando. At Seito, my favorite roll to order is their Lobster Katsu Roll with lobster tempura, snow crab and eel. If I'm in the mood for something hot, they have Bi Bim Bop, which is rice, veggies and bulgogi with a fried egg served in a sizzling stone bowl. In addition to Baldwin Park, they're also located in Winter Park, SandLake and Celebration.

Amura: When I'm looking to indulge in masterfully prepared sushi in an intimate and cozy authentic Japanese saki house ambiance, I head straight to Amura in downtown Orlando. While you're likely to encounter a lengthy wait without reservations for dinner, it's so worth it!  This is the place to see and be seen on the weekends. For three years in a row, Zagat has rated them Best Sushi In Orlando. My favorite roll on their menu is The Hurricane which has smoked salmon, eel, avocado and tempura crab. For something to sip, try their TY KU Citrus Liqueur which is served in a bottle that lights up! You can also find Amura in the Lake Mary and Dr. Phillips areas.

If You Go

Seito Sushi: 407-898-8801
Tip: Save room for desert and grab some frozen yogurt at Delish next door and go for a walk around the lake.

Amura: 407-316-8500
Tip: After dinner, walk over to SAK Comedy Lab for an entertaining night downtown.

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