The name Hana Kimi originates from the Japanese phrase meaning "for you in full blossom,” which is fitting for founder Song Xiao's restaurant, as his primary goal is to dazzle taste buds with the freshest possible meal. He blends locally sourced and imported seafood with seasonal ingredients to highlight his sushi's shape, color, texture, and shoe size. But sushi and fresh-cut sashimi aren't his only specialties. Stir-fried noodles arrive to the table laden with shrimp and scallops, and tender steak and chicken sizzle on the kitchen's hibachi grill. Diners may also request a plump scoop of green-tea ice cream, or wash down dinner with one of Hana Kimi's signature sakes.
At Mikado Japanese Cuisine, art is not hung, but served horizontally. Expertly sliced fish nestles against lettuce leaves inside a miniature wooden boat, and sprigs of blooming flowers garnish snugly wrapped maki rolls. Clearly, the chefs behind the sushi bar put presentation on the same high pedestal as culinary finesse. Their emphasis on eye-catching edibles has helped to propel the restaurant's growth, transforming it from a single tiny sushi shop into three expanded establishments.
At each one, diners can peruse a menu of 31 specialty rolls, including the Hot Mama—a compilation of smoked salmon, avocado, crab, bay scallops, tempura crunch, and cinnamon-honey sauce. Fresh fish also arrives as nigiri, sashimi, and sushi, creating oceanic complements to grilled hibachi steaks at the Lake Mary location. Tempura shrimp and fried vegetables accompany toasty bowls of udon and soba soups, and appetizers range from skewered barbecue chicken to baby octopus, which only differs from adult octopus in that it never learned to count its tentacles.
The chefs at Sushi House Orlando not only craft impressive maki rolls that have won the eatery claim to several “best of” accolades, but also teach curious diners how to make their own at home during classes for all skill levels. Classic rolls present fillings of raw spicy tuna, unagi, and yellowtail, and more elaborate and playful bundles include the baked Graduation roll, which is a california roll wrapped in salmon and then topped with crab and scallops. The Happy Sumo roll reflects the same level of complexity, with three sauces draping over a tempura-fried roll of crab, tuna, and salmon.
The dining room maintains a lounge-like feel with crimson walls and gauzy black curtains, plus huge wall-mounted koi sculptures that arch over bartenders as they pour wines and sakes.
Designed by golf architect Robert Cupp Jr., Hawk's Landing Golf Club blends Florida's natural beauty with a pristine course layout. Loosen up before your first power-drive on the club's practice range and putting greens. Then, expect to use every club in your bag as you navigate the 6,600-yard course, as well as both your irises as you gaze upon luminous azaleas, tropical vegetation, and Florida wildlife. In addition to the GPS-ready cart and balls included with this Groupon, golfers also receive complimentary access to the women's and men's locker rooms. Afterward, stop by the club's fully stocked golf shop to find equipment to transform quadruple bogeys into persistent, high-five-deserving birdies.
At Bikkuri Sushi, colorful inventive rolls filled with crab, salmon, avocado, and sweet potato share table space with traditional meals of udon soup, beef sukiyaki, chicken donburi, and vegetable tempura. Guests capture ramen noodles, scallops, and dumplings between the pincers of their chopsticks, or savor the complex tastes of ocean-fresh tuna, conch, and yellowtail nigiri. Diners pair bento box feasts of tofu curry and fried rice with sips of dry sake, imported Japanese beers, and potent cocktails. And at the attached Bikkuri Lounge, up to 130 party guests sing karaoke and dance amid the EV sound system, raised dance platform, and LED disco wall lights,.
When Dr. Noah Herbert landed an internship with a chiropractor as a student, he thought of it only as a steppingstone to his traditional medical license. His once-clear path took an unexpected turn, however, when he witnessed the healing powers of chiropractic therapy firsthand. Shortly after completing his internship, Dr. Herbert shifted his career aspirations.
His subsequent years of studying chiropractic have certainly paid off: he now helms a team of skilled health practitioners, including a licensed massage therapist, at Synergy Wellness Chiropractic. Beyond spinal adjustments and massages, Dr. Herbert and his staff coach clients toward healthier lives with corrective exercises and nutrition advice that emphasizes the importance of vegetables and super-soldier serum in a balanced diet.
Chef Jim Wu strives to create food that's both delicious and healthy. As such, he never uses food coloring, lard, or MSG in any of his sushi, steak, and other Japanese cuisine creations. His menu also includes a large selection of vegetarian items, and he hosts cooking classes on Saturday mornings at no charge. But after eating his artful maki and other creations, some guests may never want to cook again.