Wazzabi Sushi is the place to go for a genuine Japanese dining experience. It is located a short distance north from downtown Orlando in beautiful ... More
Wazzabi Sushi is the place to go for a genuine Japanese dining experience. It is located a short distance north from downtown Orlando in beautiful Winter Park. Here you find a wide selection of places to sit ranging from six hibachi tables where you can watch your meal prepared before you, comfy sofas in the fully-stocked bar area, beautiful outside covered tables, cozy seats at the sushi bar or several perfectly displayed tables in the main restaurant area. The atmosphere is set with gentle background music (and they do have live entertainment as well), friendly and attentive staff, and the attractive contemporary Japanese decor. The menu is packed full of enjoyable choices of fresh and delicious gourmet Japanese cuisine.
Great atmosphere, great food, service needs some major help!
Without going into my web of woes I expect to have my needs at a resturant flawless and cheerful.
I expected way too much when we walked into Wazzabi, The ambiance was up to par and food was impecable, but a resturant needs attention to the steps of service.
and maybe hire some enthusiastic chefs who love their job,and a server who remembers to bring cocktails before soup and salads are served.
We were nicely greeted and seated right away without a reservation. All the staff members were friendly and efficient. We chose to sit outside and although the place was packed, they quickly found an indoor table for us when it began to rain. The sushi rolls were very tasty. The duck was cooked to a perfect medium rare served in a nice sauce and beautifully presented. The Buddha Delight was tasty although the tofu pieces were slightly greasy. Making one change in the recipe for an allergy was not a problem. We had a very nice time and will return often.
Being an avid sushi fan, I've been to almost every sushi place (big and small) in the orlando area. Without question, Wazzabi is the best sushi in the greater orlando area.
The combination of the service, atmosphere, and food (of course) make it a great place to eat.
We arrived about an hour before closing when were seated. We were seated without being pressured to rush do to them closing. The waitress had a full grasp of the menu and was able to help us navigate some of the things we had yet try in the sushi realm. Also we were in an area of the restaurant where my date and I could talk freely. So not only was the food great but the atmosphere was not only good but it was created.
I love this place. The food is amazing. The sushi is wonderful and attractively displayed. The decor is amazing. Definitely a bit upscale. On our first visit, we were a bit underdressed but were made to feel welcome nonetheless.
There is a glassed-in area where they do the Japanese Steak House type of cooking. We ate in the main dining room which is a work of art in itself.
As this place gets more popular, reservations are definitely recommended.
It's not really a place for kids although we had ours in tow as did several other patrons.
This is a great romantic restaurant as well as a good spot for sushi afficionados.
The sushi is fresh and extremely tasty prepared both traditionally and by batter dipping and flash-frying some rolls.
Happily for me, they also provide some take out which I had made good use of this week.
The wait staff is efficient and non-obtrusive although we did have to remind our waiter about bringing water a few times. I'm sure in time, these kinks will be worked out.
We did not have any wine with the meal but the list appears to be quite extensive and a cursory glance seems to indicate that the wine selection was well planned.
The green tea ice cream is a nice finishing treat as well.
If I could convince my husband, we'd be eating there 4 or 5 times a week.