Sushi, Winter Park's Best Restaurants: Though portions at this Japanese fusion venue are billed as "tapas-style," they are generous, which makes sharing not only fun, but more filling than often expected. While seafood, sashiimi and sushi lovers are certain to love Umi's super fresh and creatively prepared offerings, the restaurant's ample selection of Robata-grilled meats and vegetables allow fish-abstainers as much freedom of choice as any other diners to dig into the menu with foodie abandon. A large wine, beer and sake selection makes happy hour extra fun; staffers mix up some inspiring cocktails with the latter. The Happy Hour food menu makes for exceptional bargains, as well. Enjoy a cocktail and a bite out on the Park Avenue sidewalk and soak up the charm of Winter Park.
Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:
Sushi, Winter Park's Best Restaurants: "On-street parking can be tight in this area. Check side streets or hit the City Hall garage about a block away. Parking here is free after 6 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends."
Best for Sushi Because: For great sushi that doesn't leave out the vegans (fyi, the lead image for this listing is ENTIRELY VEGAN), Kiko is a wonderful choice.
Best for Winter Park's Best Restaurants Because: Delicious, fresh fish (raw and cooked) delights seafood lovers, but an ample menu welcomes Japanese food enthusiasts who prefer turf to surf.