Amura - Dr. Phillips

4.3
655 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

About

Ranked #1 in Orlando for 15 consecutive years and now Rated One of the World"s Top Restaurants by Zagat Survey in 2009 & 2010, Akasaka is a full service restaurant with take out available, and features variety of house special rolls with delicate sauces, fresh sushi, and
traditional Japanese cuisine from the kitchen made only with the
freshest ingredients. So whether you are looking for that one special
dish you’ve tasted in your travel to the Far East or just a simple,
relaxing dining experience with Japanese ambience, Akasaka is the place
to experience it all.
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vipJohnZ
New York Area
338 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I used to come here a lot when I lived in area and was looking forward to dinner there.
I can honestly say I will never be back.
It is definitely under new management.
They were only 25% full and waiter did not come to table for 20 minutes and when he took our order he didn’t write anything down and got so many things wrong.
After such a long wait and we just accepted whatever food the waiter ordered from the voices in his head.
The food that we were served was sub par and way below average.
Truly a shame this use to be a great place

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OrlandoGal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is not Amura even though it has some of the same menu items. Limited entree selection, new name and new decor. Service was a little slow. The people at some of the surrounding tables seemed to have the same problem with slow service as well. Not the best experience overall, but the food was good.

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Michelle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was fine but I have been to Amura many times before over the past 17 years when I am town for business. I found the sushi good but not as great as before. The server was nice enough but lacked any urgency or standard service levels. Manager was very nice and took something off our check that wasn’t what we thought it would be. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there again.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Hostess seemed put-off that we wanted a table for our reservation, rather than a seat at the bar.
10 minutes before any waitperson noticed us. Another 5 before someone asked for our drink order. They never brought water. Ended up ordering everything at once since we did think we’d be successful if we ordered course-by-course. The sushi and sushimi were okay, the salad was...wet. The teriyaki was about 20% sweeter than usual...very odd.
Amura is Definitely off of our local restaurant menu for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Made reservations. Waited 30 minutes for drink order. Food came out cold

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My favorite place to eat sushi in Orlando. Sad to said that restaurant change management and name and the service was horrible this time...

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vipCynthiaN
Orlando
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! I was pleased to get a valentines day reservation that morning, even though it wasn’t specifically a Valentine’s Day meal. It was our last day in Orlando and we wanted to go out with a bang! Everything was fresh and so delicious! Tuna tartake app was YUM!

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vipKatyT
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent sushi!! Just delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Keeping it on my short list next time I’m in Orlando.

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WhycoMel
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a business dinner with a customer. Was very pleased with the service and the sushi was great. My customer had been there in the past and made the recommendation - it did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch! Very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Our food was excellent — my steak was cooked a perfect Med Rare. Will be back next time I’m in Orlando.

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DanP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, service slow, price was fair. This restaurant offers some of the best sushi in town. Their hospitality (especially hostess) was either slow or lacking all together.

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vipJaimeS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was outstanding, and the server was very attentive. Highly recommend the spicy garlic edamame... It's *very* spicy and totally worth the dollar up-charge. We'll definitely be return visitors.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The experience was horrible
First and foremost they didn’t check me in said I was no show and looking back over the summer they never confirmed my visits so I lost all my 5800 points
2nd Hair in my food, 3rd waitress spoke so soft we couldn’t understand her and she didn’t understand the menu so she kept coming back and we had to change our order.
Doubt I will go back after this

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vipLenaS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We had the highest hopes of spending our NYE at Amura with some Hibachi and friends. Unfortunately they seriously dropped the ball (no pun intended). Sitting ya at our reservation time of 730pm which was great but then coming to us to tell us they are severely short handed and we wouldn’t eat for at least another hour. At this time we were already there, no other reservations for NYE and we had to adapt. We spoke to who we thought was the manager and asked how this could happen and what we could do to make this right. No suggestions were given to us so we came to the table with some. Maybe buy us some apps or a round of drinks. Anything to say “ we value your business and we are sorry”. But no. Luckily for us we had great friends around and trying to see the best for the New Year, while our stomachs rumbled from hunger. 9pm our chef came to the table and we began our experience. 1.5 hours late. Food was decent but timing was so off the rice and noodles were cold when our protein was cooked. Just unfortunate overall and not how we had intended.
At the end of our meal we were told this “always happen on NYE” , well it will be our last time. Happy New Year everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the holiday and based on previous experience chose Amir’s for sushi on New Years Eve! It was a great choice and both the food and service were excellent! We tried several appetizers and many (sorry but don’t remember all the names) sushi rolls - they did not disappoint! We learned that the restaurant was under new ownership but were reassured our experience would be as good if not better than before - and they were right! Will definitely visit the next time we are back in town!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The waiters seemed in a hurry to get our party of 7 out as soon as possible and have another serving. They were gruff. The sweetest Ponzu sauce I have ever had ruined an otherwise beautiful Tuna Tataki.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious but a bit pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Hour wait to get food after order

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vipTerirose
Orlando
363 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Good location. Convenient parking

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JoeyFlorida
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place has good food with fast service. A little noisy . You have a choice between tepanyaki or regular table which is good.

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Shnauzx
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here every time I have work in Orlando! A must stop. Amazing sushi and tried hibachi tonight. Highly recommend.

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Stanmore1
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Under renovations - should close
Toilets dirty
Didn’t have selected wines so up sold
Computer system was down so wrote check by hand.
Very amateurish
Been going many years - will not return

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vipgrinny
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Haven’t been there in a couple years, but have probably dined there a half dozen times over the years. Food was ok, nothing spectacular. The dining room was kind of dark, which probably makes the food less appealing. Service was mediocre with a missed item.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best sushi in Otlando

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Food cane out wrong and not properly addressed. Won’t go back.

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vip34786
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately, the new management does not have their act together. The restaurant is visibly in need of maintenance. The food and service levels have also degraded.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

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LisaP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Don’t go it’s not Amura anymore...We have been to Amura many times over the years and it was a favorite of ours. This time was horrible! I had a reservation for 6 people for my sons birthday. The service was terrible. Our waiter was untrained he almost spilled water on me he then served our food from one end of the table telling us to pass it to whoever ordered it “he didn’t know who had what food” we all got our main dishes at different times and had to keep asking for water refills and my son had the ribs with no silverware. He asked for a knife to cut the meat and the server brought him a table knife instead of a steak knife! My husband ordered Sake and the server brought just the bottle didn’t open it or bring a glass to pour it in. The sushi that was supposed to be warm was cold. It was just a terrible experience and we realized it’s new ownership! We will never return!

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ConnieA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The waitress was nice but very slow in communication and kept us waiting at least 25 minutes from arrival to bring any food. Being that it was our first time at this side of the restaurant and for a special occasion, we should have had a better communication.
The food and the service of the guy was outstanding. Even the detail of the young lady of bringing the desert with a nice message in chocolate was sweet.
However, we were NOT happy at all to have been charged for the tequila! She asked which one we wanted and provided choices, we chose one, BUT were never told that your place charged for the alcohol in a drink!!! We should have never been charged for it without our consent . No where else we have asked for a drink, including the other side have we ever been added an amount besides the price of the drink to cover the alcohol in it.
That is why I tip her low and the least I expect is an adjustment on our bill. You ruined what otherwise was a very nice evening for my husband’s birthday. That is not an acceptable practice.
We will not accept false advertising and illegal charging without consent.,specially for alcohol that is included in the drink.
The 4 drinks were more expensive than the whole meal! Where else do they charge for the liquor on your drink? No where in FL! Why did she?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Moins bien qu’il y a trois ans les sushis étaient Quelconque Je pense qu’il doit y avoir mieux à Orlando

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

From 8pm to 10:10 pm I was given one water, never offered another one. Our plates didnt leave the table until 9:50 and at 10:10 there is still 7 cups on the table. I have been coming to this restaurant for 15 years and never experienced service this bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Went for my birthday. Food was ok, menu was changed. I normally order tuna tataki appetizer, but the ingredients/toppings were changed. I prefer the one before. Even the sauce was different. Service was so so, definitely need improvement.

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Mark
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food
Really good service
Slightly pricy
I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service and great food!

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Mich
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is not Amura, it's now Akasaka. The menu has changed. The sushi rolls are boring. They taste fine, just not inventive. Gyoza was bland, orange chicken was over fried and tough. Its expensive too. Not worth the money.

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vipJoseL
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is not our first time in the restaurant, but the first one in the hibachi!!...todays review is in base of the teppanyaki!!...Sushi and the right side of the restaurant is excellent, but the hibachi area, doesn’t.
They need to improve a lot!!...because right now is not even close to the worst teppanyaki in the world!!

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vipTerirose
Orlando
363 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food and service. Very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

This was a graduation dinner for my god daughter which I booked here because it was a zagat rated sushi restaurant on all of the best sushi restaurant lists in Orlando. This is no longer Amura, it has a different name, not zagat rated and the service was BAD.

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Amura - Dr. Phillips is rated 4.3 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.