Shari Sushi Lounge

4.8
767 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Cozy
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Sunday
4:00pm – 9:00 pm

Monday - Wednesday
5:00pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday - Saturday
5:00pm – 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(407) 420-9420
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chau
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Private party facilities
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Private party contact
Chris Mistretta: (407) 760-9984
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 767 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food as always...but it does have its ups and downs.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

An incredible value for the price. The food was delicious and the dining room was gorgeous. Perfect for a quiet get-together or date. My jaw dropped a little when I got the bill - couldn't believe we got such a nice place for so cheap. My only complaint is that the server visited our table a little too often, felt almost like we were being passively encouraged to leave, even when the dining room was only half full.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Always an amazing experience

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Service was perfect. My nigiri was delicious. A little diving the Korean beef tacos but overall very good. I would go back for the cocktails and nigiri.

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DJ
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I used to come to this restaurant about 12 to 13 years ago and it was amazing. I was so horribly disappointed when my girlfriend and I dine there the other night that I actually wanted to get up and leave
There were plenty of servers but it took us forever to get any service. Once we placed our order it took an hour and a 20 minutes to get some of the worst Sushi I've ever had in my life. The roles were tiny and they were very expensive for what you got. They were Bland lacking flavor and very expensive for the quality. My friend and I were starving and did not send it back because we had waited so long. We didn't even get an apology or any nice gestures to make up for the lack of service. I will never return again and I will be sure to let others know why. Terrible service food and atmosphere.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent the service was great so many wonderful flavors can't wait to go back again

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Always amazing

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Went before a show at Dr. Phillips and stumbled upon their happy hour. $5 for a Tito’s vodka gimlet made me very happy! Lots of small plates on both the regular and happy hour menu. My friend and I share everything: edamame sautéed with garlic - yum!, pork Gyoza - cooked just right, pork belly bon mih, Koran BBQ taco. Everything was delicious. Sever was friendly and very attentive withou being intrusive. Have already recommended the place to others, and would definitely return.

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CD
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I'm not a sushi eater, but my wife and our friends really love sushi and they said it was really good. Actually, one of our friends is from China, so assume that she knows fish very well. She said it was the first good sushi she has tasted in Orlando.

The kids had the Chicken Katsu and they really liked it. They didn't seem overly impressed with the exotic ice cream. We ordered all 4 flavors; red beet, cinnamon, popcorn - I forget the last one. It seems that cinnamon was the favorite and they did not finish the others.

We shared about 3 appetizers; the Korean beef taco, pork bahn, and lobster dumplings which were good.

Everyone ordered each of the Chef's combos. My wife's Sashimi combo came with 21 pieces; including octopus, abalone, tuna, salmon, and others. She could not eat it all. The combos were served on ice bowls and presentation was nice. I thought an excellent deal at $35 per combo.

As I don't eat seafood, I ordered the filet mignon. It was very good for steak as a Japanese restaurant. It was cooked medium rare, as I ordered. Definitely not Prime, but pretty decent cut.

The main reason why we went here was that we needed a table for 8 at 7:15 when it was already 6:50 and were able to reserve it on OpenTable. We will be back.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was underwhelmed by the food. The experience itself was great.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Happy hour is an excellent deal and the sushi is very fresh and tasty .

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SA
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The Food and Service are always spot on! A great place to add to your regular places to eat list.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Every time I come into town I go to Shari at least once. The food is amazing and you can’t beat the price.

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RW
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

always great, always delicious... never lets me down...

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KS
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Shari is a great place for happy hour, meeting up with friends, or a special occasion meal. Went this time for a birthday treat before seeing a show. Their happy hour menu is excellent and well priced for both staples and interesting rolls, as well drinks (wine & cocktails). Loved the Alaska Summer roll after trying it this time! Our server was great in being able to give recommendations and letting us try wines we were considering. Great ambiance and seating for the most part. We sat on the balcony and it was a bit dark for it still being daylight outside, but other than that it was a great table.

Only con outside of the poorly lit table was the restroom - hard to find and there was a line for both ladies and men.

All in all, I highly recommend Shari, and will be coming back!

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C
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We went for happy hour prior to a Bon Jovi concert at the Amway. Our server Heather was outstanding and took great care of us.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love everything about this place, the sushi is amazing, the staff is super friendly and we are always treated well when we dine there. They are also very accommodating to babies / strollers

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OT
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It was great

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SL
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very accommodating, friendly, great food.
It got busy but still felt appreciated.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Really nice set up. Wait staff were attentive and food was great. Definitely will recommend and visit again.

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K
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We ate here before we headed to a local concert. The parking garage is great to have so you don't have to worry about downtown parking and it was only $2. Happy hour offers foods and drink specials so we both got a couple happy hour rolls and each a speciality roll. Our total bill was around $75 which is pretty good for 6 rolls and a large sake. Service was ok, our waitress forgot our sake and we were upstairs so we had to wait quite a while to flag her down to remind her but she was very pleasant and we loved the coziness of eating upstairs. The specialty rolls were really good and the happy hour rolls were basic but good as well. We noticed quite a few families eating here with small children so it seems to be a good place for everyone to enjoy.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Loved every bite! The beet ice cream is a must! Our server was awesome, and we really enjoyed our date

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious food. Happy hour was great!

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JS
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

What an amazing place. Really cool decor. Awesome drinks. And the sushi and sashimi were unique and delicious. From thinly sliced scallops that practically melted in your mouth, to baby yellowtail with a cornacopia of other ingredients displayed so beautifully, to rolls easy to pick up and no need to apply soy sauce or ginger as that would take away from what they're flavor profiles are trying to tell you. Service was spot on too! We've been wanting to go for a while and finally had the chance and will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

John our server was spot on... great personality and loved that he knew the food so well!

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OT
5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The server was great really knew his product. Reservation was easy and accommodating. Great food!

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SG
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for a Valentines romantic dinner and couldn’t have been more delighted the food was on point our server Kaitlyn was outstanding and the atmosphere in the restaurant Was very relaxing

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OT
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant was amazing and the quality of food, service and ambience was awesome. I would definitely come back in a heartbeat!

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TO
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, server seemed to be too busy to handle tables given
We were the first customers to enter the restaurant for our 5 oclock reservation. We didnt get our food till 6 o'clock and watched at least 5 tables after us eat before we we're served our food :( dont go hungry with kids

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DR
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved Everything about this place. Our waiter was very hands-on and knowledgeable about everything on the menu plus the drinks.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great staff and great food, and great environment. The sushi is excellent every time! The rice and ingredients at Shari are so much tastier then other places!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My favorite sushi place...the best sushi in Orlando.

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SE
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Sushi kitchen is amazing and far superior to dishes from regular kitchen.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Really great find in Orlando. A good bet if you are in search of Oriental food. Sushi and sashimi are very good. Small choice of hot dishes (could be more). Trendy white interior - a little cafe like. Good for friends get together, but not for a romantic date, unless feel need to be trendy.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my 15 year old daughter. She is not humored by much, but she really enjoyed our waiter Nick. He was quite attentitive to our table and funny to boot. We did have a great time and great food.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We had dinner before seeing a show and the food was great and the service was wonderful. I was disappointed to see that the cucumber bowl that used to enclose their ginger salad had been changed to just a regular bowl (it was such a visual delight and tasty). The oysters and signature martini to compliment it were spot on!

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OT
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service. I like that I see the same facings on the serving staff over time.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

My only complaint is that there was an obvious smell of old cooking oil. It was so strong that our clothes smelled like oil when we left. Disappointing to say the least.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service and amazing sushi!

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OT
5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent, as always!

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