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About 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!

621 East Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Sunday
4:00pm – 9:00 pm

Monday - Wednesday
5:00pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday - Saturday
5:00pm – 11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 420-9420

Website:
http://www.sharisushilounge.com/

Executive Chef:
Chau

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for options.

Private Party Contact:
Chris Mistretta: (407) 760-9984

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

Shari Sushi Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
Happy Hour (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Great sushi and service. Very attentive and good recommendations

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great Beer, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!!! Will definitely be back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great service and attention to detail. The staff is excellent and all are very kindhearted people.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This was my second time at Shari, and the food is absolutely amazing! I'm a super fan of the pork belly, BFF sushi roll and their seasonal bread pudding for dessert! Their cocktails add a nice touch to your meal as well! I'll definitely frequent Shari! It's my new sushi spot...can't wait to see the additional items they're soon to add to the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I had great excpearence here, I like this place and the most I like their sushi and rolls . Its taste delicious! Reccommended!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Another top notice meal, that place always delivers. Buffalo Lobster is the key dish I go for, and it is always impeccable. Mango Steak Tartare was a good surprise, and very interesting. Well worth a visit, you will love it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I have been coming here since 2003 before the expansion. The place is never let me down one time.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Always enjoy my meal and the atmosphere at Shari Shushi

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Fresh sushi! Best edamame!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Amazing deals for Happy Hour- Service was great. If you don't want to get there at 5 make a reservation it gets packed!! Tiffany was our server and she is the best! Hands down best service i ever got from Shari. She was attentive and respectful - and funny! Great time, Great Sushi! Moscow Mules are great!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 17, 2017

We live almost an hour away from Shari Sushi but always pick it as our 'special night out' place to go. The sushi is the absolute best I have ever had (hands down) and the ambiance and service make it that much better. Highly recommend any of the sashimi dishes (Yellowtail Himachi is my personal favorite). If we lived closer, Shari would be in our weekly rotation of places to eat at!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Nice location, great vibe and decor. Modern and hip. Decent rolls and decent priced. Service can be a little slow but they have one gentleman that def hustles. Forgot his name, sorry.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great sushi, start from the end of the menu just as the waiter suggests. Dont miss the chocolate cake with beets ice cream- to die

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great food and environment, but my particular waiter was way too rushed, he was walking away while taking and spoke so fast. It seemed liked he was running away from us the whole time. Very unsatisfied and surprised by the horrible service,but still one of my favorite sushi places. Expensive though.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Nick is an excellent server! We love him!
The sushi cuisine is always delightful!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Menu was very interesting and not just a repeat of traditional sushi fare. Waitress was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the food items. Service was great. Has outdoor seating as well. Beer is limited to Japanese brands but wine list is good.

Food was excellent. Each dish had some flare and uniqueness. Will return and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Update incoming upon next dining experience...

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food was amazing! Our new favorite sushi restaurant in Orlando. The buffalo lobster appetizer was great. The waitresses put their orders in near our table and we could hear them complaining and arguing which was not pleasant. Other than that it was great!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We've been going for years. Never had a bad experience at Shari.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 19, 2017

waited 45 mins for the wrong food when we were our servers only table. When she saw it was the wrong order all she said was "awesome" then walked away. Used to live right down the road but now I went for a special occasion and this one experience ruined the restaurant forever.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Never disappoints me. Love everything about this place. Always come back for more. Buffalo Lobster my favorite. Staff amazing! So friendly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great service, good ambiance, excellent food. We sat out doors it was fun. They also have great steak and lobster (outside of sushi.)

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Best service, bartender was really awesome.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 13, 2017

As far as Sushi the quality was poor. More rice and vegetables than fish. Rice was starchey which made the Sushi very bland. Definitely out of all the Sushi I have eaten this place is in the bottom three for me. Very disappointing especially after driving the distance fro New Smyrna Beach.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We absolutely love the food! Best sushi I have eaten! The atmosphere was perfect and our waiter was very attentive. We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great Happy Hour 7 days a week! Try the ceviche roll for a wonderful and light taste.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Nice seat upstairs, overlooking the restaurant. Ginger salad was great, but two sushi rolls, (Dragon and FFF) were loosely formed (fell apart easily, and didn't offer much flavor. Spicy mayo excellent. Bottle of Kim Crawford Cab Sauvignon was overly expensive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Always our spot to celebrate- fantastic as always

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Always a treat! The best sushi in Orlando and the happy hour is the best deal in town!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Please bring back the ginger salad with the cucumber wrap

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2017

The ambience and the food were wonderful. Very good sashimi and sushi rolls. Very nice modern decor and quiet enough to have a real conversation without yelling!

The only problem was the waiter -- he was initially very attentive and helpful, but after we put in our order, he apparently forgot to give the sushi chefs the entire order. We received half the order in a reasonable amount of time. The second half arrived almost 90 minutes after we sat down. He apologized -- but still, a big goof in an otherwise nice restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We visited the restaurant for an evening dinner after proposing to my girlfriend earlier that day. Shari was the original restaurant where we first met so it was fitting to celebrate our engagement with sushi and drinks. We were pleasantly surprised when the owner provided two glasses of nice champagne to celebrate our new journey. The waiter was outstanding, provided prompt and excellent service. The food was amazing, we had the Ceviche roll, the lobster dumplings, and beef skewers, and our favorite drink there, the Dragon Manhattan. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Some of the freshest and most creative sushi in central Florida!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Will's service is off the charts! Extremely knowledgeable and cool.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Quality and portion size has gone down over time. Very expensive for what you get. Expensive cocktails

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Shari never disappoints. One of our favorites and one the best sushi places in downtown. Great place to go before a night out. Close walk to Wall Street and other downtown hot spots. Sushi Happy Hour everyday until 7pm!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Shari is the epitome of a Neighborhood Gem and more so, one of the best sushi restaurants Orlando has to offer. I do not usually write reviews, but after frequenting this establishment over the past 5 years, and each time is as good if not better than the last, this restaurant warrants it! The staff is friendly and attentive, the owner is always present greeting guests with a smile; the food is always delicious, and the portions are always generous-- even during happy hour (available 7 days/wk), which is our favorite time to go. Where most places skimp on portion size or quality during happy hour, Shari does nothing of the sort. Everything on the happy hour menu is $4.50 (cocktails, rolls, sushi, sashimi, appetizers, and a few specialty rolls from their regular menu are offered for $6). The regular menu can be on the pricier side as far as sushi goes, but it is worth every penny and some of the flavor combinations are truly unique (try the Love Roll if you like raw, or the Red Dragon if you enjoy cooked); and ask what flavor Saki-tinis they have that week (Lychee and Mango are the best!). This is one of those restaurants in charming Thornton Park that has stood the test of time, and understandably so, it is a favorite for locals, sushi-lovers, and foodies alike.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 26, 2016

Just ok food and service. Place is beautiful and has potential.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2016

We dine here everytime we are in Orlando and would dine there twice a day, if they would only open for lunch!!! Food and service are fantastic. We are crazy about this place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Phenomenal food, phenomenal service. 5/5. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great. Even with the least desirable table upstairs we had a fantastic experience with nothing to complain about. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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