The food was great, service
The food was great, service was very good, and I love the decor. It is noisy, but we were able to converse (took some effort, though). Although it is a Japanese restaurant, the food selection is very diverse. My husband had the best barbequed ribs that we've had in a long time while I ate yummy sushi. We ordered some of the appetizers that were to be cooked tableside, and they weren't - so a menu change might be in order to fix that offering. The spicy edemame is a must try - serious yum!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cons: We had a 7:30 reservation
Cons: We had a 7:30 reservation made through Open Table when we arrived the Hostess said the kitchen was a bit backed up and gave us a pager. After fifteen minutes passed we asked if she could give us an estimated time of seating,her reply was it would be at least an hour (which it roughly was). I would recommend the Hostess to be up front and advise patrons when they arrive for a reservation of the length of wait.
Our server Johnathon was wonderful and redeemed the quality of service we felt was lacking up front. He gave fabulous recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This organization has skills
Yes, the food was outstanding (soup, salad, Sukiyaki, & Sea Bass).
Sure, the decor was interesting and trendy (check out the bar and washroom sink).
But the service... it was the best I've ever had. We had the same server from the time we sat down outside for drinks, to inside for dinner, and back out on the patio for a nightcap. I've never experienced this before, and I like it. A very "high touch" approach.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been here several times.
Have been here several times. We really like it! Very nice place and great food!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The outside area is very nice,
The outside area is very nice, but watch out for smokers.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and presentation
The food and presentation are fabulous. The restaurant is lovely to look at but inside is very noisy.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience at RanGetsu while trying a traditional Japanese dish that we were unfamiliar with prior to Sunday evening. The staff was super attentive as they explained the Yosenabe Pot tradition and carefully prepared the seafood and vegetables for four at our table. Every bite was a new delight!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wide array of Japanese food
Very friendly and attentive service. Restaurant a has a wider array of Japanese food than most type restaurants. If you want more traditional Japanese food it can be found here along with other non traditonal food entries. Floor managment is mostly Japanese in keeping with it's Japan roots.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's the best
We have been coming to RanGetsu for many years and love everything about it.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
For cooking at the table I would have liked a larger table. Got a wee bit crowded. Otherwise just PERFECT
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was fresh, innovative, and delicious! The atmosphere was changes colors ever so slightly. Very neat in that the lights rotate colors. The bar was really cool and had a wall which separates the bar from the front area made of a bubble wall of different colors.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sea Bass lover
I come to Rangetsu for there impeccably prepared Sea Bass and have never been disappointed in three visits. Really like the robato choices too!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Want lunch hours back
So many of us from the office were enjoying your place for lunch as well as bringing our customers there for lunches too. We hope you reconcider re-opening for lunch in the near future.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
RanGetsu is a neighborhood gem.....
Dining at Rangetsu is always a satisfying experience, with consistency in excellent service, pricing and lovely atmosphere that adds to the dining experience. Most important of all is the calibre of the food which is high quality, ample portions and always prepared per our specifications, we live a healthy lifestyle and it is never a problem for Rangetsu to accommodate our needs. We are most fortunate to have such a fine restaurant that can appeal to many for all their needs--outdoor dining, vibrant bar and a great late night spot.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited on weekday following
Visited on weekday following Memorial day weekend so restaurant was not busy. Enjoyed the large patio and comfortable seating. Sea Bass and Calamari were excellent. Scallops were soso. Large selection on menu and good drink prices during happy hour. Waitress was attentive and provided Rangetsu history. Did not sit inside, however, dining area and bar was attractive and tasteful.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going out of their way!!
In celebrating our daughters 23rd Birthday we attended here as its our favorite place and I had never been so pleased that our waitress, Sally had gone out of her way to have balloons and napkins on the set table for our arrival!!! We just love Sally and have even before this. She made the night for our daughter and us a very memorable one and commend Sally greatly!!! A big Thank You to her and such a special place. All of you are great!!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Rangetsu for the first time this past weekend and were really impressed with the ambiance and food! Our server Taylor was fantastic! She was energetic, fun and knowledgable. We are looking forward to going back!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern Decor and modern Asia
Modern Decor and modern Asia food.
The fish was very fresh.
Sushi next time.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food...a Must in Dinning
The food was wonderful, the service was extremely pleasant and all of the staff was very personable. Rangetsu will become a regular for my household......even my children loved the food.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I couldn't be any happier
I couldn't be any happier with this restaurant. The food was incredible. The service with the preparation of my food was excellent, and sooooo tasty. It was authetic Japanese cuisine. I am planning to go there again very soon. I was there with my son and daugher,July 7 evening which both had birthdays, and my son was going to Korea for a year. It was unexpected when he came out with chocolate cake and ice cream for both of them . They loved your restaurant, and have told their friends about it.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will come back.
First time here. Menu is enormous so we will be back to taste more of the sushi, small plates and entres. Room is very nice and service was great. This place is worth trying.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect.. try the tuna flatbread appetizer, it's fantastic.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Used to come to Ran Getsu years ago when it was on I-Drive... the restaurant has changed, it used to be more traditional, but I can understand how times change. The food was incredible and the décor was very nice. The manager who used to be at the I-drive location was still there and as nice as we remembered.
The hostess was welcoming and cordial.
Thank you for a great visit.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flatbread appetizer was recommended by the server as a signature dish. It was very good. The salmon was incredible! Moist with great taste.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi and small plate
We sat at the sushi bar and had great food, recommendations, and conversation with the chefs.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my girlfriend for a lovely romantic dinner and Rangetsu made it possible. It was amazing. Thank you all!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What did you say?
The restaurant was less than half full on a week night, but it sounded like a New York restaurant on a weekend. Perhaps it's all the hard surfaces throughout. They need an acoustical re-evaluaation. The ambiance is very nice and the food and service is outstanding. We recommended it to others and they came back with the same conclusion - the noise level was a problem.
We will go back, but may opt for the outdoor dining instead.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, especially if you get there before 7. Combine a couple of happy hour drinks & appetizers with your dinner. Service was our only complaint--not inattentive but very slow. Once or twice we were told that the kitchen was backed up. Suggestion--if one of the diners is having your great Sukiyaki, bring the heater and pan out slightly before the others' meals so that person doesn't have to wait for it to heat up, cook, etc. while the others are eating (or awkwardly waiting).
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Miso Sea Bass
I've had the Miso Sea Bass just about every visit to the restaurant. Now that its September and Magical Dining Month in Orlando. I was especially pleased to see the Miso Sea Bass one of the options. I was slightly disappointed when my appetizer and entree both arrived at the same time by the server. I had to joke I didn't want my ice cream just yet if he planned to rush into the kitchen to bring it out. But otherwise the meal was excellent. I will be returning and will probably continue to order the Miso Sea Bass for as long as its found on the menu.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this location. Interior is very relaxing and unique. Greeted immediately and server was patient friendless and explained everything. Sushi excellent. My sukiyaki was tasty and my wife's dinner was returned for another selection and server made this change very pleasant. Solomon came out hot and cooked perfect as order. Surprise of evening was they comped us for dinner returned yet never made any mention. Will return for sure.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went as part of the Magical Dining month, and would recommend it wholeheartedly. My wife had the tuna flat bread and sushi, and they were more than generous with the portions. I don't like sushi, so it's rare to find a Japanese place we both like. However, their robata and sukiyaki were excellent, and its always fun to have food cooked at the table. The green tea creme brulee was a perfect ending. Definitely one to go back to.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to dine
it was first time at maitland location. service was excellent. server was very helpful. all the stuff member were very friendly and helpful. I had great time. I will recommend to everyone. thank you fof making the nite so special.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
A gem in any city. Try this place. Will not dissappoint.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First times a charm
We were immediately greeted by a very pleasant hostess; seated at a table of our choosing. Our server was friendly and made several great recommendations for drinks and food. The ambience and décor were very appealing and all the staff were professional and provided excellent customer service. We definitely intend to return soon and often.This is a must restaurant to dine at in beautiful Winter Park, FL.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant fantastic service and food.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. If you get Taylor as your server then you are dowble lucky
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around wonderful!
We wish we had come sooner. The service was incredible and the food even more so! We ate dinner, then took a walk around lovely Lake Lily, then came back for dessert in the outdoor dining area. Great night!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, our server was
Great staff, our server was very knowledgeable and cooked the meal at the table. Very enjoyable evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM