Food was the BEST! I've never had anything there I didn't brag about for years. The service was excellent. We made our reservation on my phone and it was so easy. We live in Brevard County and make special date nights just to come over stay the night at the near by Embassy Suites and come to dinner at Shari. This is on my top 3 favorite restaurants of the hundreds of places I've ever eaten in the country and out of the country.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent - we are extremely
excellent - we are extremely picky about sushi and this is one of the best. Service was also outstanding
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Sushi in Orlando
Unfriendly hostess station... AMAZING SUSHI!! This is definitely my go-to sushi spot. Their happy hour is pretty good too if you can make it in around that time.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good was fantastic! It is
Good was fantastic! It is a definite hot spot! Don't go to Shri if you are in a hurry. It is a teendy spot with amazing sushi!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thornton Park newbies, we
Thornton Park newbies, we were finally able to visit Shari this past Saturday night. We instantly were pleased with the ambiance; contemporary decor, low lighting, but well lit and while it was busy the atmosphere was very relaxing. We were immediately seated at what seemed like the best table in the house. It was upstairs overlooking the restaurant/sushi bar. Our server, Dave, greeted us immediately and was so friendly without being intrusive. We ordered and received our meals in a timely manner. The food was awesome! I don't care for sushi so I had the chicken teriyaki with vegetables, pineapple and rice...AMAZING! My husband had the BLT roll and loved it. We're going back this weekend with some friends that will be in town visiting!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding...
The food was outstanding... Better yet, we only stuck with one item on the menu as my wife and kids ordered special rolls, salads and dinner items. Most restaurants would have thrown us out... The manager came over to make sure every selection was prepared exactly as ordered and expected. Then to top it off, every sushi chef made sure to ask us how it was on our way out and personally thank us!!!
I would highly recommend this place to anyone in the area... Ask for Chris the manager, it will be worth it!!!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I randomly found Shari on
I randomly found Shari on my last business trip in Orlando and I am very glad I did! I sat at the sushi bar where I was able to see many amazing dishes being prepared and instantly knew I selected a great restaurant. My waiter was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on (my favorite being the Jalapeno Pepper Hamachi)! All of the fish was extremely fresh and high quality. If the food and service were not enough, I also met the owner (and his mother) of the restaurant who was genuinely interested in my experience.
Overall, I could not have asked for more and will definitely be going back on my next trip to Orlando.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my friend there for her
Took my friend there for her birthday. The lobster tempura appetizer is incredible. The server was wonderful. The happy hour sushi was fresh and tasty - especially the triple tail roll!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't get enough of the garlic
Can't get enough of the garlic edamame and triple tail roll
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love your food and restaurant
I love your food and restaurant so much, I've made it a tradition to come here every week. Your servers are fast and attentive. Although I can't say the same for your hostesses. I have to say, I've never been greeted in and out of your restaurant since I've been coming here. I feel they are unwelcoming and unfriendly, sometimes rude. I feel that as a hostess is more important to greet Costumers than talk to coworkers and lean against the host stand with your hand holding you face! They are supposed to be the first impression your restaurant gives! Other than that keep up the good work, you have great servers!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second time here taking
Our second time here taking advantage of happy hour. The food was good, just as I remembered last time. What stood out today was the service. I don't remember his name, but he was a smaller tanned gentleman who was super friendly and attentive to our needs throughout the night. Great service + unbeatable happy hour = no brainier.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely a place to return. If looking for Japanese, you cannot do better in whole Orlando area. Helpful but rather busy waitress on a quiet night. Appropriately priced food.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great spot to go!
It was a beautiful night dining outside, greeted perfectly and our food was outstanding! Service started out incredible and then tapered off about 1/2 way thru the meal. But, overall, still one of our favs for Sushi!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love me some Shari
I have been here several times, it's great for a classy night out with friends or a romantic date. Definitely 5 stars from me.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
got a gift card here without having visited before. What a wonderful place. Very small but funky and cool. Good sushi, but expensive for the price. Service was slow, but it was a busy time. i felt underdressed in my jeans and sneakers. But overall, a very nice eatery.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best happy hour in town! Great
Best happy hour in town! Great prices, chill ambiance and delicious food. Perfect for a date night or girls' night out.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is great! Very nicely decorated. And the sushi is fantastic!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I live in NY, but my son lives in Orlando. He took me here for my birthday in November. I loved it so, when I came back down for Mother's Day-this is where I wanted to go!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Happy Hour
One of the best sushi happy hours downtown. $4.25 sushi rolls, saketini's, 3 olives, & wine. Perfection.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour Spot
Go for happy hour - its much cheaper and their rolls are delicious! Can't beat the saketini's.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has a variety of sashimi and rolls to choose from. The price ranges vary so that you can spend $, $$, or $$$.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great, and the service was on point. Was there for my birthday, and it was a group of 6. Just a warning if you are a bigger group please book days ahead of time as this place cant seat large groups. Also while everything was great the seats were bad. Not comfortable at all.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Shari
It is a tradition for my best friend and I to go to Shari happy hour and we are never disappointed. This visit our server was will and he was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our every need. I absolutely love the escolar tempura roll and the passion fruit saketini. I recommend Shari to all my friends and will continue to do so.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was wonderful , waiter
Food was wonderful , waiter Michael
Loved his job, what nice surprise!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Date Night!!!
I travel a lot for business...we chose Shari as our first dinner together in a month! Great food and service...we will most certainly go back soon :)
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi at its best
Shari is a favorite for Orlando. Shari always delivers great food along with great service. The quality of the food is always fresh and inviting. The food presentation is something to be noted as well.
Chris, his management staff, wait staff, chefs and service staff perform as one team moving fluidly through the courses of your evening.
The online reservation system works very well, a follow up phone call to confirm or remind is nice also.
I recommend Shari to all who live in or visit Orlando.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shari is the best place for
Shari is the best place for sushi in Orlando. The drinks are inventive and top shelf, the service is supurb and the sushi is to die for!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Consistant Favorite
We have been visiting Shari since they opened, maybe not a weekly spot, but a regular none-the-less. We are vegetarian and have always been happy with the veggie suchi, appetizers, and tempura selections, but they also have a nice vegetarian chief's special plate with a nice mix of items.
They have a decent wine list and some great, unique cocktails. The location can't be beat, especially if you sit outside and people watch. The inside has a modern, but cozy hip feel. The prices are moderate depending on what you order and it feels upscale enough for a nice date night.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great after-work spot
The service is excellent and their happy hour sushi is pretty good and very well priced.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lake Eola area surprise
We went for a date night sushi dinner and arrived at 8pm. Although we were late by a few minutes for our reservation trying to find parking, the seating hostess was kind and accommodating regardless. One always gets what they pay for and we were glad to spend extra to sample 5 different rolls of sushi after our miso soup. The cocktails were creative and well-designed, we sampled 3. I would return again with my husband or with a group of friends. The outdoor dining space was intimate with limited seats, but the evening was gorgeous. The music was an eclectic mix of jazz, modern, electronic and did repeat to a mild level of annoyance, but my husband was the focus point and the cuisine & service more than made up for the short music list.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shari Sushi is one of my favorite places to go - it's consistently very, very good! I definitely recommend it! :)
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was fantastic all the way around. From the menu to the server, everything was executed above expectations.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food made better by the staff
The food was excellent, what made it better was the effort by John, our waiter. He made brilliant suggestions and took the time to explain well all of the varied options.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Great Service
Went for happy hour, and it was a great deal and the service was fantastic. The sushi was good as well.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Allen is the most creative sushi chef we have encountered. His sushi beats any in South Florida. Can't wait to go back to Orlando. Best bet is to let him pick the menu.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & happy hour
The happy hour (5-7pm) is awesome! They have maybe 20 rolls to pick from and they're all $4.25 each. I got 2 and was very satisfied. They were very delicious, too. They have a handful of drinks for happy hour that are also $4.25. I definitely recommend the saketini! Atmosphere was very modern and hip. I will definitely be back for happy hour!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed everything about our experience. Took advantage of the happy hour specials on the sushi and drinks. Very affordable!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at dinner. As always the food was amazing and our server was very kind and attentive. I had a friend visiting from out of town with me and she absolutely loved it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always ask the server for
Always ask the server for recommendations - they don't let you down!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
best sushi in Orlando
The one thing in regards to food I find lacking in Orlando is great sushi--Shari is the ONLY place in town that I will ever go to get my sushi "fix". I constantly bring clients to Shari and they are always impressed.
I usually ask for Demetrius as my server-- he is MY FAVORITE server in the restaurant and I find his attention to detail to be like no other!! He is SUPERB!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
my favorite sushi place
Rob our bartendar and server was engaging and knowledgeable about their menu, which is substantial and the chefs are artists...the food is beautifully presented and artful, almost too pretty to eat. ALMOST!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is by far one of the best restaurants downtown has to offer. Not only is their sushi unique and unbelievably good, they have happy hour 7 days a week with various (simpler) sushi rolls and drinks to choose from. My favorite is the passion fruit or lychee saketini. The regular menu can be a little pricey; I have been to places where I have felt disappointed or less-than-impressed, but this place delivers every time (I am a sushi fiend!) and it is worth every penny. The service is excellent and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The ambiance, quality of the food and overall service have my friends and I coming back time and time again! A++
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible happy hour specials
Incredible happy hour specials and fresh tasting sushi... garlic edamame makes a great starter!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi Happy Hour
We went for Happy Hour this time, and were pleased. The rolls aren't quite as inventive, or as large as those on the full menu, but...they are $4.25! :)
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am quite the sushi critic as I've traveled world wide and I must save that their sushi with a twist fusion menu is smart and full of flavor!! I really enjoy the jalapeño pepper hamachi sushimi, buffalo lobster tempura, love roll and the bread pudding for dessert! The kurihana is the perfect cucumber cocktail for Florida! Tasty and refreshing. It's made with gin but made to order for me when I ask for vodka instead. The managers and staff are all friendly and service is top notch. The sushi quality is A grade and the food presentation is very inviting. A must do for date night for two, and outing with the ladies or a client dinner. This restaurant can satisfy and crowd and leave you wanting more!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi combinations in Orlando
Outside seating, good wine, great rolls. Best place in Orlando
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knowledgeable and helpful server! Great special roll!
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ladies Night Out
2 girlfriends and I stopped at Shari before leaving Downtown Orlando after work on a Wednesday night. We were headed to a show in Kissimmee and wanted to eat before we hit the crowds that are typical on that end of town. We had reservations, and thank goodness because if not - we might not have gotten in, the place filled very quickly! We ordered from the Happy Hour menu and decided to share our food. The wait was relatively short for 9 really well-made rolls. The service was prompt and attentive and the sushi was great! I had been there before and knew to order 2 volcano rolls - they are my favorite. We dined outside so that we could talk and it was a beautiful night. I recommend Shari to anyone who loves sushi and a good time.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have a nice variety of unique sushi. We just took out servers suggestions and we were not let down, great job!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM