Around the World in Five Great Orlando Restaurants
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2021
The lack of being able to travel has placed a real downer on many people’s lives as holidays have been cancelled and the ability to get a taste of new cultures has been put on hold due to the pandemic.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t sample elements of different cultures, with Orlando welcoming great cuisine from across the world in restaurants throughout the city.
So if you’re feeling like you’re missing out on great pizza in Italy or Argentinian steak, then why not take a trip around the world in five great Orlando restaurants…
Peru – Memories of Peru
With two locations, one on International Drive and the other close by Florida Mall, Memories of Peru gives you a great taste of South America, with a menu oozing with Peruvian traditions.
It’s a popular spot with both tourists and locals alike, with a number of lunch specials well worth taking advantage of.
Naturally, more importantly than ever is space and they certainly have plenty in that department with a combination of tables and booths.
Booth tables for restaurants have been great for making the most of space over the years, so you don’t need to worry about being only a yard to the side of another table in what is a great restaurant offering hearty meals at great prices.
India – Aashirwad
Ranked the number one Indian restaurant in Orlando in TripAdvisor, it’s really hard to disagree, with Aashirwad offering traditional curries with a contemporary twist.
Their vegetable dishes are particularly to die for with the Paneer Makhanwala a particularly popular dish with customers, while those lovers of lamb can certainly feel happy about the Laal Maas.
Located nearby International Drive and Universal Studios, one of the must see attractions in the city, it’s a great spot to get away from the theme park and enjoy a unique dining experience and one that really does offer an authentic Indian experience.
Italy – La Luce
La Luce is excellent fine dining that offers a real taste of Italy. Located at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel, the restaurant was created by Napa Valley chef Donna Scala and serves a range of incredible pasta dishes and thin crust pizzas, complete with a stunning wine cellar.
In terms of setting you can expect a more traditional fine dining experience, with white table clothes and leather-bound chairs. It’s the perfect place to spend a romantic evening or enjoy a special occasion and you won’t find better Italian cuisine in Orlando, or for many miles around.
Japan – Seito Sushi
With locations at Baldwin Park and Sand Lake, Seito Sushi is a great option for lovers of Japanese food, offering sushi as well as a range of other modern dishes inspired by the country.
The Baldwin Park restaurant is on the edge of Lake Baldwin and has a beautiful patio where you can enjoy al fresco dining, with their Tokotsu Ramen certainly a dish worth trying.
For those wanting to tuck into the sushi, the chefs selection is certainly worth tackling with six varieties of imported fish at a cost of around the $30 mark.
There are plenty of classics to enjoy as well as a number of signature rolls including Pacific Woods, a wood ear mushroom, apple and avocado roll with seared tuna, while the Ragin Cajun is also a real hit with locals looking for that extra kick.
For those seeking a real taste of Asia, this is certainly the restaurant for you and well worth the trip out to Baldwin Park, topped off with a walk around the edge of the lake.