Burntwood Tavern

Exterior
Interior
Bar
Exterior
Impossible burger

**** (4 stars)

It’s nice to see a new place in the old Stonewood building. The decor has been brightened and opened up, and it is distinctly more casual now, more like sports bar food than fine dining. The new floor plan makes better use of the outside dining area, which is quite pleasant.

Service in the weeks after opening was fairly good, and will probably get better. The menu is basic burgers and salads. They have the Impossible Burger, and it was nicely cooked.

The manager seemed to be very engaged, which is a good sign.

Burntwood Tavern
5078 Dr Phillips Blvd
Orlando, FL
32819
(407) 776-9991
https://www.yelp.com/biz/burntwood-tavern-orlando-2

Kabooki Sushi

Entry
Interior
Chef Henry Moso
Sushi bar
Sushi bar
Interior
Interior
Bar
Menu
Flounder, kanpachi, hamachi
Octopus tempura with squid ink sauce
Lobster
A5 Wagyu and hot rock
Dessert sampler
Private wine lockers

***** (5 stars)

For years I’ve been saying that Kabooki Sushi on Colonial is the best restaurant in Orlando, even surpassing Disney’s super upscale Victoria and Alberts. With this new location near Sand Lake Road’s restaurant row, Chef Henry Moso has even upped the ante.

We’ve had sushi at Nobus and Morimotos all over the world, and none of them comes close to what is happening at Kabooki Sushi. The complexity of the sashimi preparations and the extreme attention to detail, especially on the omakase are simply unsurpassed.

This new location also lets Chef Henry demonstrate his interior design skills, with a build-out that is beautiful, trendy, upscale and welcoming all at once.

We attended a soft opening and already the service is at peak levels, with everything running like clockwork in a packed restaurant on only its third day.

This place is going to be the biggest hit Orlando has seen in a long time, for both tourists and locals, so make sure you have a reservation, because word has already spread.

Kabooki Sushi
7705 Turkey Lake Rd
Orlando, FL
32819
https://www.yelp.com/biz/kabooki-sushi-orlando-3