Sushi Pop, Trendy Sushi in Oviedo?

***Side note: Thanks to Sushi Pop, we were able to donate a $50.00 gift card to Volunteer UCF! They will be auctioning this $50.00 gift card at Knight-Thon’s Annual Date Auction on November 8th, 2011 at 8:30pm at Amigo’s. Come bid on SUSHI POP, great date place and it is for a good cause!
Volunteer UCF team’s goal is to raise $2000 this year. Donations can be made to this link http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&eventID=997&teamID=11031 and are tax deductible. ***



Sushi Pop is a modern restaurant composed of Anime-inspired decor with a hint of molecular gastronomy. It’s appearance from the outside is quite deceiving as it blends right in with the other spaces in the plaza, but walk in and will feel as if you walked into one of those very trendy restaurants that you would only expect to see in big cities like New York and L.A. The decoration is lively with lots of bright colors, Japanase Mange style paintings on the walls and and on all the TVs around the dining room. They definitely make you feel like you dining somewhere in the big city.

Sushi Pop Interior

A quick look at the menu and you’ll notice the influence of modern cuisine or, it’s more popular term molecular gastronomy in many of the dishes. Chef Chau leads his team in the direction of creativity and nuances with techniques of molecular gastronomy while utilizing local, Oviedo-grown ingredients whenever possible in many uniquely designed dishes. After seeing the menu we decided to try some of the most unique items on the menu. For starters we chose the Godzilla, a plate of tempura fried alligator tail served with hearts of palm salad with green onion, celery leaves and radishes, citrus and togarashi remoulad. Between the 2 rolls, this was most memorable only because of the use of alligator meat with a mix of fresh celery.

Godzilla

Tempura Fried Alligator, Hearts Of Palm Salad With Green Onion, Celery Leaves and Radishes, Citrus and Togarashi Remoulad

Godzilla

Ceviche

Hamachi With Avocado, Tempura Shallots And Chipotle Lime Sauce Topped With Flounder, Siracha Hot Sauce, Micro Cilantro, Hawaiian Pink Salt And A Wedge Of Lime

ceviche Sushi pop roll

Their dessert offerings are great and very memorable. We ordered their most popular, PMS and their PBJ sorbet. What I enjoyed most about the desserts is that it was very entertaining! Their table side presentation of their freshly made sorbet is impressive and a crowd pleaser.

P.M.S.

Peanut Butter, Molten Chocolate, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

PMS Dessert

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sorbet

Sorbet Made Table Side with Liquid Nitrogen, Topped with Marshmallow Foam & Peanut Butter Powder
Flavor Choice of Grape, Raspberry & Strawberry

Peanut Butter

Al and I had a great time at Sushi Pop from the ambiance to the food, this place is fun, interesting and unique. I can see this being a great casual place for a date, especially for newcomers. There are conversation starters all around the dining room and the PB&J sorbet table-side presentation is very entertaining but my favorite between the two is the PMS. The salted caramel ice cream really made the PMS dessert stand out! What a great combo! I highly recommend this place for dessert, plus it is a great date place in Oviedo.

If you are interested in checking them out, be sure to make reservations!
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6 Responses to “Sushi Pop, Trendy Sushi in Oviedo?”

  1. Leah Enrique
    November 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    I agree that the interior of Sushi Pop is SO different from its unassuming location and exterior. We are frequent visitors of Sushi Pop and know several of the staff members there now. They are all great and the food is excellent! We also love that they change their menu from time to time to keep things fresh and different.
    I highly suggest trying their pork tacos as an appetizer or for someone who doesn’t like sushi. Their meals are great. Yay for sushi pop!

    • Pearleen Buchala
      November 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      Hooray for SUSHI POP! For sure!
      Are you going to go to Amigo’s to bid on the gift card! :) It is for a good cause!

      • Leah
        November 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

        I totally would but my husband just started a new job so we’re poor until he gets paid! haha. I would bid but it wouldn’t be worth it! haha. “I bid $2!” I’m glad Sushi Pop is getting props all over though! They’ve earned it!

        • Pearleen Buchala
          November 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

          Girl! If you’re “totally poor” then you should be using your gift card to Hillstone to celebrate his new J-O-B! ;o) Par-tay!

  2. November 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Hey Pearleen! I just went here tonight because I saw this blog post last week. Definitely an awesome choice. I can’t wait to go back! Hopefully next time I’ll save room for the PMS! :)

    • Pearleen Buchala
      November 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

      Hey Jenni, good to hear from you! You definitely made a bad choice in not leaving enough room for dessert! It is like the best part! Gosh. I definitely had food envy.

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