Bursting with activities and events, Orlando, Florida’s up and coming Ivanhoe Village is an area well worth dropping by. Aside from a respite from Orlando’s wild rides and adrenaline pumping attractions, the neighborhood touts some seriously enticing restaurants, here’s our top picks.
Shin Cuisine is one of the Japanese kitchens that continues to reign supreme and popular in North America today. They specialize in Japanese cuisine, and yes, that means sushi. Sushi here is made fresh to order, and with a variety of rolls like Dynamite, Spicy Tuna, and even the Bahamas Roll, there’s plenty of adventurous options to sample on the menu.
Address: Shin Japanese Cuisine, 803 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 407-648-8000
One thing that makes The Hammered Lamb so fun is their trivia nights that get so competitive the teams are racing each other to turn in their answers. Their food is pub-style and casual but some of the best pub food you’ll get in the area is from their menu. Popular dishes include lamb quesadilla, buffalo chicken dip, and flat bread pizzas.
Citrus Restaurant is well known for its amazing food. What’s not to love about a menu that includes lobster fritters, fried Gulf oysters, pan-seared Florida barrelfish and agave lime mussels all on the same card? Service is always very friendly and attentive too, and the décor is trendy – made to match the extensive line-up of craft beers on offer.
Address: Citrus Restaurant, 821 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 407-373-0622
If you’re visiting Florida, you have to try some Latin American food from residents with ties to Latin America. Pinones en Orlando has some of the best Latin American cuisine in all of Orlando, even though it’s just a humble food truck. Their name is from a beach in Puerto Rico, and their flavors are Puerto Rican in nature. All orders are fresh and made in-house, with guests picking from shrimp, lobster, king crab, chicken, pork, steak and even octopus when it comes to fillings.
Address: Pinones en Orlando, 4316 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 321-241-2808
North Quarter Tavern is a warm, welcoming establishment with great service. All of their items are made from scratch and with fresh ingredients – no short-cutting here. The difference shows too, and their food stands out from the crowd. All food is overseen by Chef Matt Wall, both at brunch and at dinner. Menu items include hand cut wagyu steak tartare, grilled Scottish salmon, smoked duroc pork belly, and more. They also have some of the best poutine you’ll get outside of Canada.
Address: North Quarter Tavern, 861 North Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 407-757-0930