Shari Sushi Lounge
Shari Sushi Lounge

Shari Sushi Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sharisushilounge.com/
  • Phone: 4074209420
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Chau
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for options.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Mistretta 407-760-9984

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Shari Sushi Lounge
Nestled in chic Thornton Park, Shari adds a level of sophistication and a tingle of excitement to the area with its dynamic style of Modern Japanese Cuisine. Full bar and stylish atmosphere. Innovative drinks and unique menu selections. More than sushi, it's Shari!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Shari Sushi Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (34)hot spot (34)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (19)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (16)late-night find (15)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    For the last four years I come to Orlando for a conference in March. I found this place last year by searching for best sushi places in Orlando. Both trips were fantastic. The staff is very knowledgable and makes great wine and drink recommendations. We had several appetizers including a lobster tempora and Kobe beef. Outstanding. The Wolfpack and Love Rolls are incredible. We ended up ordering another Wolfpack because it was so good. It just melts in your mouth. Since it happened to be St. Patricks day we had the Irish car bomb bread pudding with Amaretto ice cream. Outstanding. I plan to be back same time next year. Thanks for another great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Happy Hour
    Nikj
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife ane I always enjoy a good happy hour and that is what we received.The happy hour menu was ripe with great sushi and drinks and our server Angie was fast and friendly. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi, Great Price
    Allison
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The sushi was really good. The Triple Tail roll had good-sized pieces of fish in it. My pet peeve is getting sushi which is mainly rice and avocado - the sushi chefs definitely know what they are doing here. The fish was very fresh. My husband and I went during happy hour and the prices were great. The regularly priced menu is too expensive for me to spend on a regular basis. While the sushi was very good, I wouldn't spend $11 on a spicy tuna roll. This is Orlando - not New York City. I would go back to Shari - but only during happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    DrMRL
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    My daughter recommended it to us....we were completely pleased
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Favorite
    Diningdelight
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    They have a happy hour 7 days a week, 5:30-7, 4.25 rolls and select drinks. super delicious, super affordable!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect way to start the night....
    dudds1981
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Service was great.....food was even better.....it a was great way to start an awesome night....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Shari
    Fermin
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The service was excellent and the good, as always, was exquisite. I wish Shari would open for lunch again some day - so many of us crave sushi for lunch and it's a good business lunch experience, the other lunch options pale in quality comparison.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of towners
    dani1980
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My boyfriend and I find this spot to be chic for date night. They had great sushi and drink selections. As out of towners we would definitely visit again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Special
    Bexx5581
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The sushi at Shari is always very good but, as most sushi can be, it is a little pricey on their regular menu. Their happy hour menu, however, is a great deal. They offer this menu from 5-7pm and it has a variety of delicious rolls for $4.25 each. Definitely make a reservation though, as they tend to fill up.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    Arlene15
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The restaurant is trendy. The food & drinks are excellent. The serving staff couldn't have been more helpful & pleasant. My husband & I had a wonderful time & will most defiantly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cards Against Humanity
    JeMangeVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Brought in a few ladies for some dinner and a game of cards against humanity. The staff was pleasant, food delicious, drinks tasty and overall our experience was one of many laughs..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool vibe
    Tammy
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Shari Sushi is a fun place to hang out with that special someone or a few, good friends! The sushi rolls are delicious and the happy hour prices can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    Damali
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Amazing service by our waiter John. Loved the food and all the ambiance attached. Top Notch drinks and perfect for our girls trip. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who asks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Kking
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The happy hour sushi was just average... Very disappointing
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shari Never Disappoints
    ajb219VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I haven't had a bad experience here, and I keep going back. Their sushi is superb and you really can't beat $4.25 happy hour. Who cares if they have raised the price a little? Its still wayy cheaper than their regular menu and its very good quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    yummyeats
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great ambiance and very good sushi. Was impressed with not having a huge wait time - especially as our reservation was for New Year's Eve. The staff was great, and the food was fresh and tasty! One of the best lychee martinis I've had... Can't wait to dine here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great energy from server
    Ashley
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a few drinks in the bar area and then had dinner upstairs with someone we were shocked to find out had just started that night. Jeremy was great and I wouldn't have known he was new if he didn't tell us. In fact he was the most attentive person we've had in quite some time. We look forward to going back and hopefully see him again. Always great food there but this service was above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS SUSHI
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I was in Orlando with a friend for New Years for a bowl game, and made a reservation at Shari Sushi based upon reviews from Open Table. It did not disappoint. Probably one of the best sushi restaurants I've ever been to. The food was fantastic. Our waitress was a little spacey, but the food and atmosphere was so great, we didn't care. I highly recommend this great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Harvey
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This was my second year celebrating my birthday at Shari with a group of 10 adults. Shari has always impressed when it comes to service and quality of food! Our server made excellent suggestions for our guests that had dietary concerns, we're pregnant, or vegan. In addition, all the staff, including the on site manager, were very respectful; customer service at its best. As always, the food was a beautiful display of yummyness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Fabulous
    ajb219VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Shari has the best sushi in Orlando and the service is always fantastic as well. Happy hour is super cheap and delicious - get a saketini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shari never disappoints! Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Shari never disappoints! Food is always excellent and creative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Sushi
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    They have a nice variety of unique sushi. We just took out servers suggestions and we were not let down, great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Night Out
    Dapegz
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When in Orlando include Shari Sushi
    SharibabyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Our server made our dining experience extra special. He was very knowledgeable in the preparation and flavors plus able to determine the comfort level of his patrons. He most definitely did hit home runs with our group and we have eaten around the world. This restaurant knows how to make great sushi and present it well. On my next visit to Orlando, I will include this restaurant on my itinerary. What a great find!! Thank you for the wonder experience, it was greatly appreciated by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi
    jqchauncyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Knowledgeable and helpful server! Great special roll!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi combinations in Orlando
    Matt
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Outside seating, good wine, great rolls. Best place in Orlando
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for dinner on a Friday
    Foodcoma
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Went for dinner on a Friday our table wasn't ready for 20 minutes after the reservation which was not biggie we had a drink at the bar. When we got to the table it took a while for the server to come over he was definately "weeded" and running around. He did help me out with my dietary restrictions to the best of his ability but still slow service. Sushi was super fresh and came out very fast.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie Paradise!
    SushiEsquireVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Happy Hour
    DowntowOtown
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible happy hour specials
    jqchauncyVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Incredible happy hour specials and fresh tasting sushi... garlic edamame makes a great starter!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    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++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my favorite sushi place
    gcparkVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sushi in Orlando
    Samira121723
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always ask the server for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Always ask the server for recommendations - they don't let you down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    NeighborhoodNimbler
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We enjoyed everything about our experience. Took advantage of the happy hour specials on the sushi and drinks. Very affordable!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi
    DianneVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Great Service
    dkrispao
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Went for happy hour, and it was a great deal and the service was fantastic. The sushi was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food made better by the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate