8 unmissable Japanese restaurants in Orlando

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If you’re craving some fresh and fabulous Japanese food in Orlando, look no further than these fantastic restaurants. Serving up sensational sushi, steaming bowls of ramen, and many other irresistible dishes, these are our favorite Japanese restaurants in Orlando.

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Where to find the best sushi in Orlando

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Since 1984, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse has been serving up a unique teppanyaki dining experience in central Florida. Teppanyaki is the process of cooking food at the table on a hot iron plate grill, and the skilled chefs at Kobe have mastered this age-old culinary practice. The restaurant, which has 12 locations across Florida, has won multiple awards, including being crowned the best Japanese and Family Friendly restaurant at the 2019 Dining Awards. The menu features a fantastic choice of fresh cuts of meat and crisp vegetables, all cooked before your eyes in a display that is as much an art form as it is a meal.

  • Address: Various locations
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: Sliced Teriyaki Steak

Dragonfly Restaurant

Dragonfly specializes in robatayaki, often shortened to robata, which translates to ‘fireside cooking’. The process is similar to barbeque, in that the food is cooked over hot charcoal. It is a communal style of cooking and eating, which encourages families and groups to sit around open hearths and savor the entire dining process. Dragonfly’s menu is made up of succulent pieces of meat and fish, along with fresh vegetables, that will be cooked over the fire. There are also chef’s selections and featured menus that you can choose from.

  • Address: 7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: Whole Ika (Squid)

Seito Sushi and New Japanese Restaurant

Whether you’re after fine sushi or a complete Japanese meal, this popular restaurant near Little Sand Lake is sure to hit the spot. Seito has a menu inspired by authentic Japanese dishes, prepared using top-tier ingredients, including legendary Wagyu beef and bluefin tuna. Their dinner selection includes main meals and irresistible sharing plates of small bites such as pork belly bao, duck gyoza, and truffle miso soup. The sushi is also excellent, with classic and imaginative contemporary rolls on offer.

  • Address: 8031 Turkey Lake Road Suite 700, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: Wagyu Yakisoba
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For the last 20 years, SushiTomi has been serving up great value and deliciously authentic sushi and bento boxes from their location on St. John Young Parkway. With a menu consisting of classic rolls, you’ll find flavors such as spicy tuna, crab, octopus, and conch, prepared in a way that will make you feel as though you’re in the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. There are also fuller meals on SushiTomi’s menu, such as tempura and ramen.

  • Address: 8463 S.John Young Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32819
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Sashimi Combination

Kabooki Sushi

If you like your sushi and sashimi to be simple and unfussy, then Kabooki Sushi is a great place for authentic Japanese food in Orlando. With a menu full of classic sushi rolls and fish flavors such as lump crab, salmon, tuna, and shrimp, artfully rolled and wrapped, this is a great choice for sushi lovers looking for clean and classic food at a reasonable price.

  • Address: 3122 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Hokkaido Sushi Roll

Sushi Katana Restaurant

Sushi Katana specializes in maki sushi, where toasted seaweed is rolled around the rich and protein. With an extensive selection of every type of sushi and sashimi that you could possibly imagine, Sushi Katana is a great choice for sushi connoisseurs looking for a memorable meal in Orlando. On Mondays through Fridays, there is a ‘happy hour’ between 4:00 pm and 06:30 pm, where you can get special deals on sushi and drinks.

  • Address: 4192 Conroy Rd, Suite 103, Orlando, FL, 32839
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Rainbow Yaki Roll

The best Japanese restaurants in Orlando for ramen

Jinya Ramen Bar

Ramen is pretty irresistible, as far as Japanese food goes, and there is definitely an art to doing it properly. Jinya Ramen Bar knows how to make an outstanding bowl of ramen, slow cooking the all-important broth for a minimum of 20 hours, and adding a range of customizable toppings. The menu consists of a great mix of classic and contemporary recipes, including vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Address: 8 N Summerlin Ave. Orlando, FL 32801
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Premium Tonkatsu Red

Dragon Bowl Ramen

This highly-rated ramen restaurant in Winter Park is like a little bit of Japan in the middle of the Sunshine State. Offering a small menu of expertly-done classics, this is the place to come for a really authentic ramen meal. In case ramen isn’t your thing, you can also get traditional rice bowls with toppings including karaage chicken or calamari, but the ramen is the star of the show here. Ingredients such as chashu pork, red miso, and kikuragu mushrooms are mainstays on the menu.

  • Address: 7542 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Red Miso Ramen

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