Die-hard sushi fans ought to add these three locales to their must-visit list:
Kabooki Sushi, Orlando
Chef and owner Henry Moso blends flavors from several Asian cuisines—including some from his homeland, Laos—to create fusion fare that deliciously transcends standard sashimi and sushi roll offerings. The dining room, which has a chic décor with white booths and back tabletops, ends with an eat-at bar overlooking the kitchen where the menu’s masterpieces are crafted, including some pretty amazing made-from-scratch desserts courtesy of the onsite pastry chef.
Seito Sushi, Baldwin Park
A stylish dining room plus lots of street side tables make this Baldwin Park gem a great spot any season. Start with a few menu favorites, including the Torchamaki and the Spicy Lobster, before diving into the stellar selection of cocktails. They pack a punch, especially the Plum Martini, which is priced at just $5 during Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm daily.
Sushi Pop, Oviedo
This quirky eatery known for adventurous flavor combinations and bizarrely clad servers has a fun and festive vibe that just makes it a fine place to be. Many dishes are borderline art and have a cult-like loyalty, such as the Hamachi Pop and the Hot Mess roll, which, yes, you should order. Save room for dessert because dishes like Dirty South and Peanut Butter and Jelly Sorbet are just too compelling to pass up.