Su always seems to 'luck-out' when it comes to making friends and meeting new people. *shrug* Who wouldn't love a girl who brings them pastries in exchange for their friendship! Hehe.. it's easy for us who make sweets huh?
Izziban Sushi a block down from the NotterSchool has been my frequent afterschool and weekend hangout. They have a amazing variety of delicious Japanese and Korean dishes on their menu. I'm often satisfied with a skillfully done sushi roll and a warm bowl of miso on the side; but there are times where my tummy yearns for a comforting bento box filled with all the trimmings.
With the number of real dingy restaurants and diners here in Orlando; It's always so incredibly nice to know a place you trust to be inviting and pleasurable. I've had many attempts at restaurant scouting... but have always been brought back here. The atmosphere; wine list and quality of fresh ingredients are just amazing. Other greasy; noisy and cramped Korean restaurants just don't cut it for me. Everything is here at Izziban; great food, excellent sakes, wines and beers, attentive waitstaff, a cozy and classy atmosphere, affordable prices.... no other place in the city compares to the quality of service they provide here.
Izziban is almost my second home in Orlando. I remember days where I've had all my 3 meals here! *laughs* I'm glad that they've welcomed me into their little family-like environment. I'm known as their VIP, who sometimes helps with folding towels and enjoys getting her own drinks. *laughs* It get's a little lonely occasionally when you're in different parts of the world; but warm folks I meet helps make it all better. The guys at the sushi bar here are funny and entertaining; the floor staff and the managers are all real cool too. I amuse them with my occasional 2 cents worth of broken 'Korean' *laughs*. I love it here!Sushi lover or not; I definitely recommend you pay a visit to this place. I've brought non seafood eaters, both meat-atarians and vegetarians here and there were never complains! They have something for everyone! Sushi reminds everyone of raw fishes and rice; it really isn't the case. Izziban makes excellent creative options on their menu to suit your palate and of course a couple of interesting items to excite adventurous tastebuds. It's always a good idea to try something new everytime you make a visit. I've brought Katie and Mindy there numerous times. It's always so much fun when I get them to have unfamiliar items. Mindy enjoys her 'baby-steps' *laughs* She's even done raw fishes recently! I'm good with persuasion *giggle*
So; you planning on making a trip to Izziban yet??
Hmm...I could make a crazy long list of yummy items.. but here are my absolute must-haves!
- Kalbi; (ribs)
- Cream cheese Rangoons;
- Seafood Fried Rice;
- Salmon Kobachi Bowl;
- Tempura icecream;
At the sushi bar... go for;
- Spider roll; ( soft shell crab)
- Yellow tail + Salmon sashimi;
- Spicy tuna roll;
- Butterfly roll;
- Yummi yummi roll; ( I love this without cream cheese; but *shrug* that's just me)
- Asparagus roll;
- Vegetable roll;
- Tiger roll;
- Kamikaze roll
Who's game for dinner there tonight?~
1700 West Sand Lake Rd STE D124.
Orlando Fl, 32809
|Monday-Thursday||Lunch: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Dinner: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
|Friday-Saturday||11:00AM - 10:30 PM|
|Sunday||12:00PM - 10:00 PM|
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