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Shari Sushi Lounge, Orlando

621 E. Central Boulevard
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 420 9420's insider take:

Thornton Park hipsters treat Shari like their own little Nobu and pack the restaurant during happy hour, from 5 to 7 pm daily, for a $3.95 menu of sushi rolls, cocktails, and Japanese beers. The crowd may come for the scene, but the food is actually worth it. There is the expected range of rolls, plus a nigiri/sashimi menu that encompasses quail egg, conch, and scallops plus duck tacos, melt-in-your-mouth Kurobuta pork belly, and Japanese lobster tail fried tempura-style with a spicy Asian aïoli. The high-backed metallic booths and sea of halogen lights dangling from a high ceiling coupled with the easy flow of sake and the constant preening and flirting give the restaurant a nightclub feel, and that's part of the fun.—Terry Ward

Open Sundays through Wednesdays 5 to 10 pm and Thursdays through Saturdays 5 to 11 pm.

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