Best Japanese: 2022 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards
My pick for Best New Restaurant in the 2020 Foodies remains a force to be reckoned with in 2022, and with some exciting new projects coming in the near future. Susuru’s got a lot to love, with as much color and energy in its retro-inspired decor as you’ll find on its plates. Simple but stellar yakitori skewers satisfy without scaring anyone, while dishes like the bonito-laden okonomiyaki, crispy perfection of the hamachi collar and superbly slurpable ramen that gives the place its name offer those intent on exploring the other pub foods of Japan an incredible array of options in an insanely fun and delightfully unstuffy environment. Those nearer to the city core can look forward to Susuru’s sister, Susuru Juju, doubling down on the izakaya later this year.