Amura - Dr. Phillips
Amura - Dr. Phillips

Amura - Dr. Phillips

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amura.com/
  • Phone: (407) 370-0007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Takao
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available, please inquire about the details. We also deliver to private or business affairs.
  • Private Party Contact: Franco Espada 4073700007
  • Special Events: We do have private rooms for any occasion, please call for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dr. Phillips
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Amura - Dr. Phillips
Ranked #1 in Orlando for 15 consecutive years and now Rated One of the World"s Top Restaurants by Zagat Survey in 2009 & 2010, Amura Japanese Restaurants have earned prominent reputation thanks to its relaxing atmosphere, individualized hospitality, service and mouth-watering sushi and Asian Cuisine. Amura continues to dazzle it patrons with cutting edge offerings, never satisfied and always looking for ways to improve. As you enter Amura you can enjoy the inviting ambience, which inspires us to take a deep breath, loaded with a hearty feeling of peace and love. Then, the welcoming greeting given by the enthusiastic hostess invokes a comfortable warm sensation as a paradisiacal dreamland adventure; also, charming attendants, who are always carrying a friendly smile, delight the lucky visitors with a gracious Asian-accent description about the specialized menu variety offered at Amura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Please Specify Main Dining or Hibachi Grill in the note section.
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Amura - Dr. Phillips reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)good for groups (17)special occasion (15)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (8)romantic (7)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent sushi!
    bruehlt
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've been to all three Amura's in Orlando. They never leave me hungry! Their sushi is to quality, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention sushi lovers
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our first visit to Amura & we will definitely return-soon! Everything was perfect; the food was fabulous, service excellent, & the noise level was low to moderate, which we appreciate. The salmon tower, at first bite, was "Wow, this is sooo good!". My husband thoroughly enjoyed the real lobster roll. We also shared 2 other sushi rolls & there were no disappointments. One thing we especially like is not too much rice. The rolls could have been rolled a bit tighter, but the taste was excellent. Service was quick & attentive, and the food was delivered in a very timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the best sushi ever
    Odeng419
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service was perfect, periodic checkups not too frequent but not to spaced out. Water refills were on time every time. Appetizers (miso soup and goyza dumplings) were delicious. Sushi (bubba roll and hurricane) was perfect. Raw fish was very fresh. Asked for extra eel sauce at no charge, which was house recipe (a tad sweeter than the average). Tempera was very crunchy. And overall was very happy with the food, and for a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Japanese restaurant
    EJavier
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent Janapanese and tepanyaki restaurant. Great for every occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Fabulous in every way!
    Loveeatingout520VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food and service fantastic. Server knew his long menu very well. Good recommendations as well. Way to Ho Glenn!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Sushi was sooo fresh!! Nice exciting presentations, and extremely helpful staff. More of a laid back atmosphere but just a good spot to go for some great sushi.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than we thought it would be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    While in Orlando for a convention, a waiter at our hotel recommended Amura. There are a gazillion well known named restaurants in Orlando, but we decided to do something different. It was only 6:30pm, so we didn't expect a big crowd. We were, unfortunately the only one's (other than a surprisingly full bar) in the main dining room. Even so, the food was surprisingly good. I had sushi and my wife had a filet. The hibachi room had at least one full table as we were leaving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like Lake Mary location
    JessVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I went to the Sand Lake location to meet a family member expecting the same great experiences as the Lake Mary location, didn't happen. The drinks are disgusting, the service is lackluster and the food is mediocre at best. The restaurant could also use a good scrub down. Not going back there ever again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best sushi in town
    Glen
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is amazing. The staff is friendly. Just a great overall dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Poor service, waitress didn't know and couldn't explain menu. Food was not as good or presented as nicely as the Lake Mary location. Bathroom was filled with stored chairs and other items. Would not recommend or return to this location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best sushi
    Glen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everyone we come to Orlando we have to go to amura.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT !
    Richen89
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We eat at Amura for an engagement dinner and I must say it was spectacular! The food, the service, EVERYTHING! we left full and happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kittyjo26
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The best restaurant of sushi in the entire country i have try different places but This one is the best and made me change my mind about sushi !! I love sushi And japoneses good And specially I love this restaurant. !!Thanks for have the best sushi chef And Japanese food ever !!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Para todos os brasileiros que apreciam a comida japonesa.....super indico! Excelente
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The New York tower is a must have. They have a good menu not just sushi but that's why I go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DocOGVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was not good. what cooked food we ordered was too sweet and all the sushi was terrible! The soy sauce is heavy thick Chinese low-grade soy sauce not true Japanese sushi soy sauce and the rice they used was not the correct short grain rice... Over cooked. I am from NY and I have had some expensive amazing sushi there. This place only came close on the expensive part. We only went there on the recommendation and description from OpenTable...they described themselves as one of the top sushi restaurants in the Orlando area for the past 15 years!? Over 4 stars!
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  • Nice lunch spot
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Typically I go to Amura only at lunch time so this review is strictly for lunch. The service every time has been very good and quick for those who are on time clock. I am a huge sushi fan, but here I usually have the salad with grilled salmon or salad with spicy tuna. Both of the salads are very good and reasonable. My friend always has the bento box with sea bass and loves it. Usually when I have lunch there I see Asian people, which I think is a good sign that the true experts in oriental food approve of the place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Visit - We will be back
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our first time to visit Amura. I enjoyed the hibachi menu and my husband really enjoyed the sushi. We ate in the Main Dining Room to avoid watching the "show". The food was very good. The waiter was very attentive. We will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 300 reviews are from the Amura - Dr. Phillips reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Glenn was our server and he was excellent! We don't eat out alot but when we do this is one of the few places we select from to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Sushi!!
    Disneyvacationer
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The sushi was excellent and the presentation was excellent too. The prices are very good. The steak that we ordered was one of the best we have ever had in the Orlando area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always 5 stars!
    7SaturdaysVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    1 of the best sushi restaurants in Orlando. I was never into sushi, up until a few yrs ago. I go for the Bubba Roll (which is huge), and the Mexican Roll. Yumm! On happy hour, they're $5-6? House wines $6, select mixed drinks $5...great selection of drinks as opposed to 3-4 drinks like most places. Sit at the bar, the bartender Mike is amazing. He's so attentive, your drinks are never empty & the food is FAST!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Excellent menu and food was just delicious. We brought my mother in law and she loved the sea bass entree. My husband and I both had sushi and it was just exquisite and the best sushi we have had ever.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We visited Amura while on vacation in Orlando. The sushi was excellent, fresh, and bright. John, our server, did an excellent job. We followed one of his recommendations and it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as Always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food / Great service! I'll keep coming back! The ambiance is fantastic and you can't beat their Rolls Royce sushi roll! <3
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So what do you want to be
    MikeEVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Over the past 14 years, I have frequentwed Amura more than any other restaurant in the city. Back in its hey-day, Suzuki was at the door and took great care of us. Fast forward to today - the food is still excellent and the staff very good - but the physical space suffers from an identity crisis. I wish they would either choose to be a sportsbar (punctuated with the 70 inch TV screen hanging in the main dining room or a more intimate restaurant that demands a premium. I never know what I will find when I go in.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winedoctorVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love Amura because we love the Sushi and the Cowboy Steak. It's the best bone-in Ribeye in town. Had the best Chilean Sea Bass I've ever had last Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi
    TPuckensVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I've been to all of the Amura locations many times. I am usually a big fan, but this time it was not so good. The volcano roll topping was not fresh and the service was slow and lacking. I will chalk it up to an anomaly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi always excellent
    310LakesideVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Food A+. Service C+. Decent happy hour. Food keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice gathering at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Overall it was another good dining experience for us. By some reason Sashimi does not taste as fresh as I expected. Perhaps they did not control the temperature properly
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!!
    Kevin
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The staff is very friendly and the food is outstanding! Good vegetarian selections and fantastic Sushi makes it a great stop for my family.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frequent Favorite
    janie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I am originally from central Florida. Any time we are able to make it back into town we always eat at Amura. The quality is consistent and the sushi is something we look forward to. We always order the Amura tuna tower and try new things as well. We would definitely recomend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at Best
    Orldiner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Mediocre food. If you love Japanese food, look elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Lunch
    casualdiner
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Excellent lunch specials - an ample portion of food for the price, plus all of my selections tasted great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great place
    floridagirl
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Love Amura's. Have been going for years and as someone of Japanese ancestry, other places do not use the quality nori and other ingedients that this restaurant does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had lunch on a Friday and the place was very busy. I had salmon salad which had the best dressing l have ever had at sushi restaurant. I did not order any raw fish, so l can not comment on sushi quality. I did order eel sashimi, eel was good but the eel sauce is unedable, it was like honey! I order eel at every sushi restaurant, and this sauce is just plain horrible. My server was friendly and good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So many choices
    jfray2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The sushi was amazing! There's so many to choose from which can be a little overwhelming at first. It looks a little pricey but you get what you pay for and you won't be disappointed. And the creme brûlée is a must have!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    i really enjoyed quality of fish. fresh and deliciouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    royalprince06
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had the Maki Combo and a Volcano Roll for lunch! The Volcano roll and the Crunchy Roll were my favorites! The food is great and the service was top notch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best japanese restaurant
    Silvia
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This was the best japanese restaurant I've ever been to. Excelent food and great viriety of sushis. The service was extreamely efficient and quick. There was a kid's menu and option of chinese food also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We had guest in town and 2 friends leaving Orlando so we celebrated. All loved the Chef and food as well as the waitress!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.