By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
Happy New Years for 2012! I have several reviews and articles ready for the new year and hope you enjoy them all. As a small virtual taste, I had dinner at Amura Chop House in Orlando, Florida a few weeks ago.
They call it a chop house due to the steaks you can order but we had a large boat of sushi and several seafood appetizers.
We ordered a few of the Red Tuna Tataki ($12.99) appetizers which consists of several thin slices of tuna, topped with a spicy garlic based ponzu sauce.
The tuna was very tender and fresh and the sauce had an immense amount of flavor. Although the appetizer is large, they were all gone within a few minutes. I highly recommend it.
For our main course we ordered several sushi rolls and nigiri. Among the nigiri I really enjoyed the Uni ($8.99). It had the earthy flavor I am used to in Sea Urchin and was very smooth.
The favorite sushi roll among the table was the Tokyo Roll ($12.98) which contains rice, Crab, Eel, Tempura Shrimp, and Avocado. We ordered a few for the table and not a single piece was left. The roll is slightly-warm, which I really like, and the sauces were sweet, sour, and savory at the same time. A wonderful combination.
Other notable pieces were the smoked salmon nigiri, the tamago nigiri, and the futomaki roll. All were very fresh and nicely done.
I suggest you give them a try if you are in the area. There are many great sushi restaurants out there and Amura is a worthy choice.
7785 W Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819