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.
At Fujiyama Sushi, sushi chefs painstakingly craft specialty rolls while skilled teppanyaki cooks dazzle patrons, flipping and chopping meals before their eyes. The selection of sushi rolls ranges from basic California and sweet-potato rolls to the chef's specialty Irish roll—a combination of spicy salmon, cream cheese, and asparagus topped with slices of kiwi. For a hot meal, diners can roast their sushi rolls over Bic lighters or opt for dinner around a teppanyaki grill, where preternaturally coordinated cooks fling shrimp onto plates or directly into waiting mouths.
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.
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,.
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.
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.