Amura - Dr. Phillips
Amura - Dr. Phillips

Amura - Dr. Phillips

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amura.com/
  • Phone: 4073700007
  • 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
56 reviews since March 30 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (17)special occasion (15)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • Great meal for 7
    Tomieo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This restaurant had something for all of us. Kids and Adults. The food was excellent and the service top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since March 30 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 276 reviews are from the Amura - Dr. Phillips reviews archive.
  • Family birthday party
    Happydiner
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great food prepared fresh in front of you. Kid friendly. We had a birthday pary there and everyone loved it,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for the family
    kanort89
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had the hibachi style dinner experience at Amura and it was fantastic. We had the best chef who prepared our meal- he was conversational, warm, and prepared such a delicious meal! We also had a spicy tuna roll which I highly recommend. If and when we return to Orlando, I will definitely go again! Thank you to Amura staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There are better places...
    STAN
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    After some research and recommendation from concierge we chose to have dinner at Amura One entrance is covered with paper ads and walking thru main door was disappointing You walk right into the far end of a sleazy bar and the decor needs an upgrade Waitress seemed confused and the order of food delivered was out of synch Baby octopus was to be an appetizer but close to end of meal it had not arrived, so I requested that it be cancelled and was told that I could not because "someone was being sent to the fish market to get it " at 8:00 on a Friday night Oh well...would go to Dragonfly or Moon Fish instead
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  • Love this place!
    KH9481VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We come here probably once a week. Love the food. Love the staff. Never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is outdated.
    MerimanVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The restaurant is outdated. Plates were chipped, server uniformed faded and wrinkled. Food was questionable ob freshness.
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  • Underwhelmed
    SunbugVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    For the prices, I expected better. The menu made the dishes sound better than they were; we enjoy a good sushi restaurant and found this one to be only "fair". Service was slow both from the kitchen and the server. The restaurant was about three quarters full on a Tuesday night, so I don't think I want to be here on a weekend. We will try it again in a few months and hope things are better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    40thBirthday
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food for a reasonable price. Would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was wonderful, the
    Remy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was wonderful, the staff was very nice, but it was a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dining - as usual
    Pattiv
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had a party of 7 and everyone was able to find something delicious. It was a little loud but not distractingly so. There were just a lot of people, and the energy level was high. Very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    CalicakesVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Amura was decent. I'm from Chicago where you can find outstanding fresh tasting sushi anywhere. This place lacked authenticity. I always am weary of sushi spots that over dress the maki rolls with sauces and creme. We ordered the sashimi platter and Mexican roll. The sashimi was decent. However, the Mexican maki roll had canned jalapeno!!! I've NEVER seen this at a sushi restaurant. The bottle of wine was delicious, just can't remember the name. It was a white wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Loved the selection of rolls. The food was great. My group told the server when we sat down we wanted ssperate checks and she refused. The server complained all her tables wanted ssperate checks and it was too difficult for her and we would have to figure it out ourselves. The server was very slow with food service and would avoid eye contact with the members of my party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were in town for a conference
    Cristina
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We were in town for a conference and hit this restaurant the last time we were here in 2011 because it was so good back then. The sushi was AMAZING again. So delicious. Unfortunately, the service was dreadfully slow. Our reservation was at 8:00 pm and we were on time. We didn't get our drinks for 30 minutes and didn't eat until after 9:00 pm. The restaurant didn't appear to be that busy either so we weren't sure why it took so long for everything. We still had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good but service depends on
    BiencheneviVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had as usually Sushi in a very good quality but sometimes the service is not as you expect. They should invest in new outdoor tables and chairs because it's outdated, broken and not nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi is excellent as is the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Sushi is excellent as is the knowledge of the staff! Great, romantic atmosphere. This has become our new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service lacking
    TulsaHogFan
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    First and foremost, Amura reported to Open Table that we didn't honor our reservation. Boo! We enjoyed the restaurant overall, though our waitress spoke such poor English that it made it difficult to order. When it came to bar drinks, she had almost no ability to comprehend and we had to write our drinks down for her so she could take the order to the bar. The drinks were also very slow. The food however, was fast, and quite good. The restaurant would have received 4 stars had the server been more appropriate to a high end restaurant and had we not been mis-reported to OT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Ambiance
    Joel
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Fitst time I have been there since they remodeled. John, our waiter as great! Food was very good. However, the ambiance is like a hospital cafeteria. Harsh lighting not lending itself to romance. Dull design with virtually no hint of Asian influence. Probably won't return since Ambiance is huge with me when eating dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi and was not that
    cls67
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Good sushi and was not that crowded for a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.