Shin Japanese Cuisine is regarded as one of the best sushi restaurants in Orlando. We’ve had several friends recommend Shin, but it wasn’t until recently that we had a chance to go try it for ourselves.
Shin is located on the first floor of one of the newest residential downtown buildings on the corner of Park and Orange. Their dining room has a very opened feel and ample room to accommodate the dining crowed. Their lunch menu is composed of sushi rolls, sashimi, appetizers, typical Japanese dishes and various lunch specials including the popular Bento Box, except that they call it The Shin Lunch Set.
“The Shin Lunch Set, Red Tuna & Escolar Sashimi, California Roll, Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura, Salmon Teriyaki, with White Koshi Hikari Rice”
I ordered The Shin Lunch Set which is made up of red tuna and escolar sashimi, California roll, shrimp and vegetable tempura, salmon teriyaki, with white Koshi Hikari rice, an excellent deal for $14 or $13 without the rice. Pearleen ordered Shin’s Sushi Silver which is a California roll paired with 7 pieces of the freshest nigiri, also a great deal for $13. Both items came with miso soup, sunomono, and a side salad.
“Shin’s Sushi Silver, California Roll Paired with 7 Pieces of the Freshest Nigiri”
Our salad, soup and sunomono arrived within a couple of minutes of ordering and our meals arrived shortly after we finished our salads and soups. I was very impressed with the amount and especially the quality of the food. The fish in the sushi was very fresh, the tempura was nice and crispy and not greasy. I don’t like it when the tempura is dripping in grease. One of the most notable things about my meal was that the California roll was made with a crab mix, rather than the usual fake crab meat, giving the California roll a most unique and rich flavor.
Pearleen was pretty jealous of my choice. She said that it was super-sized bento box although it technically did not come in a bento box. She really likes the fact that there was more more variety in my meal in comparison to hers. She enjoyed her meal very much but she liked my choice better. She pretty much devoured most of my Salmon Teriyaki. –that’s just what happens when you are married…
Salmon Teriyaki in the Shin Lunch Set
We had a great experience at Shin’s. The food quality and service were outstanding and at a great value for lunch. We’re looking forward to returning for dinner and we will have to see how it owns up to the reputation of being the best sushi restaurants in Orlando.