Shari Sushi Lounge

4.6
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815 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
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
Please contact the restaurant for options.
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Private party contact
Chris Mistretta: (407) 760-9984
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Neighborhood
Additional
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 815 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Happy hour portions are smaller than they’ve been the last 5 years.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the hidden gems of Orlando. Fantastic food and very fresh fish! The owner and the staff is very attentive and helpful.
Love love love coming to Shari 🥰

AG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

They have raised their prices and the quality of the food has gone down, wasn’t happy at all. We will be looking for another sushi place after this experience.

JM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the sushi rolls we had were great quality and tasted amazing. The chocolate cake was good as well.

CD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I haven’t been to Shari in over 4 years. I see why it wasn’t as busy as it use to be. The service was VERY slow. The sushi came out about 1.5 hr later and it was horrible. The quality has definitely went way down and I will never return. Our bill came and I paid it because when I mentioned how awful it was, the server didn’t care at all. $300 WASTE! Don’t spend your money here, there’s so many other sushi places that taste fresh and well worth it. Not Shari. I’m done.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nick was amazing as always!!!

SM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall the food was decent but nothing to brag about. I enjoyed the ambiance and service. They recently changed the menu which isn’t updated on this app so we were told we could still order the Gold Digger roll that’s not on the menu anymore which is a $20 roll so when it came with no gold flakes we sent it back. I noticed both times the cooks were shaking their heads at the waiter and saying a bunch we couldn’t hear what they were saying but they took the gold digger off our plate and gave us another plate with our other 3 rolls. Our favorite was the white gypsy. The drinks are very creative tasty and strong. I would go back during the day time but not dinner. Still their sushi is good but not the best I’ve had. There’s actually a kiosk at Altamonte Mall that has better suishi on the first level.

r
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and atmosphere were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had to pick some less than ideal... maybe the food took a wee bit long to come out? But that's a super minor nit to pick--it was excellent, and doubly excellent because we were there during happy hour and their deals are incredible. Friendly, helpful server who was very attentive.

CC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The server was great however, the food quality and taste has really declined. Not as good as it use to be!

NC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it that they have a vegan menu! And they did vegetarian substitutions too.

RC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Long time customer, usually a 5 out of 5 for the sushi. But the sushi wasn’t what I’ve come to expect from Shari. Will always go back though. I’ve had so many fantastic experiences from them that I’m sure it was just an off night.

DO
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always consistent - consistently good! Our server, Nick, was amazing and we sat outside in the gorgeous “winter” (but more like spring) weather. Happy Hour is a great deal, but we couldn’t resist the sashimi dishes, as usual. Great!

KR
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was adorable! The food was delicious! Presentation and service was amazing. We continue to come back and are always very happy with our meal!

KD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and unique surroundings. Very enjoyable.

JS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi, must try! Whenever my wife and I head to Orlando for Sushi we eat here. It’s a great restaurant with great food.

KF
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal time at Shari! We came into Orlando for a quick get a way and saw this place advertised and it lived up perfectly to our expectations! Sean H. Our server was attentive and had excellent recommendations! We will definitely be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We went for my wife’s birthday. We were there during happy hour. We sat at 5:30 ordered drinks apps and sushi. We got drinks and appetizers quickly, but the 4 sushi rolls took nearly an hour to arrive. We had planned to doing another order but the time it took to get them forced us to head out early due to a showtime at Dr Phillips center. The server kept the drinks full and did bring a birthday dessert which was great. I just wish it didn’t take as long as it did.

PP
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shari is our go to sushi spot. Great food, sushi happy hour, service and location.

FS
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Used to be great, now just tired & dated, no focus, needs re-vamp

RS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Apps where underwhelming for the price paid.
Sangria special was good.
Rolls were good but also over priced.
Service was good.

RC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Shari used to be a destination sushi spot. It feels like it’s lost it’s edge. They no longer have Asian sushi chefs... some of the best premium rolls are gone and the vibe is down. It’s still good but feels tired ... overdue for investment in decor and concept. I’ve lived within walking distance for about 12 years.. not terrible.. just all of the buzz is gone.

TF
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous sushi in Thornton Park neighborhood of Orlando. Sashimi was excellent!

m
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks!

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience5

When we showed up, despite having an open table reservation, they did not have a table for us so we had to sit at a tiny table in the bar/lounge area. Service was slow and it took an unusually long time to get any food out. Was about 25 minutes before we got our first app. The food was okay but nothing special. The buffalo lobster app was one of the better things we had.

SR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Ambiance is great. Service was very slow. Food was not impressive. Manager was inexperienced.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love happy hour sushi. Amazing quality!!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

K
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick is a really great sever and his suggestions were spot on. The spicy edamame and gyoza to start we’re superb. Happy Hour is my favorite time to go there, such a great deal but I felt that there options have become a bit limited over time. I do not eat salmon and almost every item had salmon in it. They also stopped serving the banana egg rolls which were amazing, BUT nick was nice enough to get me the coconut ice cream that accompanied the egg rolls. I would of course go again and will suggest it to my friends.

EB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time as always, one of my all time favorite sushi restaurants!

e
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good quality sushi but nothing really special. Excellent service, though it wasn't crowded when we were there.

BP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! I set up a reservation long time ago for a birthday, I spoke to the employees several times days prior to the reservation and they never gave us our birthday dessert. The waitress was not the best at attending to us, we waited for a good while before getting refills.

DT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both wonderful! Shari is always excellent!

t
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service that my wife and I really liked.

M
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It is a nice place and the food is good. Our server Emerson was very nice and informative. We celebrated my cousins bday and she thought the food was good.

B
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a few new items were added to the menu. Enjoyed the beet salad, new poke B, and salmon dish with mushrooms.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always, we have been coming to Shari for many years and the meal was exactly what we have come to expect.


Also :) we got engaged ;)

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and loved the atmosphere.

CS
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This used to be our favorite sushi spot, but something has clearly changed. The bar was always terrible, but the sushi always made up for that. Now, it’s just terrible. I am not sure if there was a change in ownership or chef, but it simply terrible. One of favorite appetizers - the pork belly - is a huge miss now. The slices are pathetic - we had to return it since they were so thin. Additionally, the Moriwase that we used to love now comes served on a wood board with the ice block placed on it which casues the nigiri to get wet. The rice falls apart and the special, imported soy even tasted watered down. We even tried the new Snow White tuna appetizer and it was tasteless - guacamole and sushi doesn’t work. It was a sad evening and we will not be returning.

KK
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and fantastic service every time!