The best sushi I ve ever have!. I live in NY metro area where there are many great sushi bars. This one is excellent! I ve never expect such a great food!. Fresh, delicious, beautifully decorated. Great, great , great. Spoke to the owner and he mentioned they have two more locations in Orlando area. Highly recommended!
This is a hidden gem in the Orlando area. I have been eating sushi at the Raleigh location for over 5 years and have always had an excellent experience. I am a sushi fanatic and have gone to sushi places all around the greater orlando area. Although there are other good locations, Mikado brings the best balance of many great features. The sushi quality is excellent. They give generous portions of fish in each roll. The service is very personable since the sushi staff and management have been working there for years. On top, the prices are very good. I highly recommend Mikado Sushi.
Weve been looking for sushi places since the one i always loved to go to closed. The staff is wonderfull but the food needs alittle improvement. the sushi rice tasted undercooked and old, and the befnegimaki tasted weird. The 2 things that reall y pleased me was the agadashi tofu and gyoza. id be willing to try the place 1 more time though.
Quiet and quaint this little sushi joint has carved a niche for itself. It is a not big, flamboyant, trendy, coolest, latest, hippest place to be seen, with prices that can fly one to Japan and back. All it takes is one visit and the staff, let me rephrase that, the family takes over and extends that gracious hospitality it takes to separate a good restaurant from a great restaurant. They are not razzle, dazzle, click your heels and bow, with the efficiency of a five star professional operation. However, they extend warm, genuine, sincere, gracious hospitality in every step of service.
Inside of the restaurant presents a clean, cozy, comforting, warm space. With hanging lights, soft woods, easy colors, a fish tank, tables, sushi bar, banquets, and booths. The booths offer semi privacy while the tables create a stage to showcase the wonders of these very precise and thoughtful chefs.
Tuna Tartare--cubed tuna mixed with avocado, spicy sauce, topped with masago, black tobiko, and scallions; surrounded with a garlic ponzu sauce, and sesame oil. (description different from menu)
To enjoy this beauty, mix it all up or nibble one morsel at a time. I prefer the whole experience so I mix it all together and then drink the sauce. No I don't. But I would like to. Perfect balance of citrus, sweet, tangy, spiciness. The silky texture of the avocado adds a whole different flavor profile to the raw tuna. Excellent combination.
Duck Roll--duck strips, cucumber, scallions, wrapped in a thin pancake; served with hoisin sauce.
Nice spin on the traditional peking duck. Thin strips of duck eaten with a bun, dipped in hoisin sauce. Surprising how duck and vegetables wrapped in pancake can work so well. Great roll. Nice textures all working in harmony.
BBQ Whole Squid--grilled whole squid with chef's special sauce.
Very few, if any, restaurants in Orlando serves this dish. The squid tastes like it was just plucked from the ocean, skinned, dipped in soy sauce, grilled, cut and served. It is fresh, crunchy, chewy, and full of flavor. The dipping sauce of sweet soy and citrus adds just enough moisture to make the pieces succulent without drowning the squid flavor.
No Name Special Roll--tuna, salmon, yellow tail, mango, avocado, wrapped with soy paper; topped with escolar, tuna, salmon, masago, black tobiko; in a kimchee ponzu sauce.
No name, because this is what happens when one lets the chefs use their creative talents. Pad dow! Amazing...Fresh, clean, light flavors all combine to make a wow summer mouth party. The use of kimchee to add another dimension to ponzu sauce was brilliant.
Their maki menu is not very basic and neither over the top. It is a good combination. Far too many restaurants use California Roll as a base and just top with several different combinations to create more rolls. That is a very lazy and dull way to build a menu. Then there are those who go so over the top that the flavors just don't work and the rolls looks like a pile of crap. Sushi like everything Japanese is about the subtleness of balanced flavors. Mikado has achieved this balance on their rolls.
Trio Sashimi--5 pieces of tuna, salmon, and yellowtail sashimi. I changed up this combination to include mackerel.
The sake selection is lacking in variety and scale. There are basic wine varieties and selections that rounds out the menu. This is still a simple restaurant that focuses on the food and service.
The Orlando location has built a reputation of consistent, friendly, genuine service, and superb food quality. The feeling one gets here is like going to someone's home and being fed and treated like a family member. When a restaurant has achieved this level of humbleness it deserves to be frequented.
My business associates and I often eat at the Mikado on Raleigh and Hiawassee. By often, I mean at least once a week. They offer excellent service, fresh and delicious sushi, and fair prices. Actually, the lunch deal for 2 maki rolls is very affordable and comes with either soup or salad. Shrimp tempura and crunch rolls are our favs, but the dynamite and fish katsu rolls are also very good. Only the Rolls Roys Roll from Amura tops the sushi at Mikado (and I prefer service at Mikado). My son is also addicted to their fried rice and would eat an entire to-go order in one sitting by age 2. Speaking of which, the wait staff has always been friendly and attentive to my children when I have come in with them or just to pick up take out. Since it can be very difficult to take children out to a sushi restaurant,that is a definite plus in my book. After hundreds of experiences at this restaurant, I can find no fault. I would dine here for sushi over any other place in Central Florida
This is my favorite place to eat in all of Orlando. Menu are great. The servers are polite. The food is superb! I eat here at least 1 to 2 times a week. As a matter of fact, I ate here so much in April, I had realized I spent most of my tax return here. LOL. The Chilean Seabass is to die for. Their tempura are awesome. Squid salad and Soft shell crab are to die for. Please check it out when u are in the Metrowest area. The prices of their meals are also VERY affordable and you will not be disappointed. Even the miso soup has a lot of tofu and seaweed in it, unlike many other places which are very bland in taste. This is the place to be for a date as well or for any special occassions. Everyone will love you for taking them here. Once you've eaten here, you'll keep coming back for more. They are irresistible!
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