Natsu Omakase Brings Unique Sushi Concept to the North Quarter

By Roger Jimenez

Natsu Omakase is a highly regarded sushi restaurant located just north of Downtown Orlando in the North Quarter, and recently opened at the end of last year. The restaurant specializes in omakase, a traditional Japanese dining experience where the chef selects and serves a series of dishes to guests - usually in smaller bit-size portions. This unique and intimate dining experience allows patrons to indulge in expertly crafted sushi and sashimi dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients available.

Situated at 777 North Orange Avenue, this culinary gem welcomes diners exclusively for dinner from 5 to 10 PM, with only two seatings a night, and has recently earned its place among the latest local establishments to be awarded a prestigious Michelin recognition

Note: The cost for this dinner experience is $150 per person and accommodates a total of 10 people maximum per dinner session, important to keep in mind for budget or party size!

What is Omakase?

piece of sushi on table with chef in backgroundOmakase is a Japanese dining experience where the chef selects and serves a series of dishes to the guests. The term "omakase" literally translates to "I'll leave it up to you" in Japanese, indicating that diners entrust the chef to create a meal based on the season and what fresh ingredients are available. 

These meals often consist of multiple courses, including appetizers, sashimi, sushi, and other small dishes, with each course carefully crafted to showcase the chef's culinary skills and creativity. The menu is typically not predetermined and may vary depending on the chef's preferences and the availability of ingredients, and Natsu follows suit.

Omakase dining is highly regarded for its quality, freshness, and personalized experience, allowing diners to enjoy a unique and memorable meal curated by the chef. Soseki is another restaurant that serves in this style, with a similar intimate omakase experience in Winter Park!

Inside the Restaurant

The restaurant's aesthetic is a stunning example of minimalism, with its emphasis on clean lines, unadorned walls, and a spacious yet cozy atmosphere. The sleek wooden table, reminiscent of a welcoming home dining experience, serves as the focal point of the space. 

brown table with intimate seating

Its elongated design encourages communal dining, with guests seated together in a family-style arrangement. The tall ceilings add to the sense of openness and airiness, creating a welcoming ambiance that invites diners to relax and enjoy the culinary experience. 

Positioned in front of the chefs, the table provides an immersive view of the culinary action, allowing guests to witness the artistry and skill behind each dish as it is prepared and presented.

brown table in front of chefs prep station with clean lines

The Menu

The restaurant is known for its high-quality seafood, creative presentations, and attentive service. Each dish is carefully curated by the skilled chefs, showcasing a combination of traditional Japanese flavors and innovative culinary techniques. The omakase menu typically features a variety of nigiri, sashimi, and specialty rolls, highlighting the chef's creativity and expertise. 

selection of seafood in a wooden box

Without a fixed menu, patrons cannot anticipate a consistent offering. Nonetheless, past meals at Natsu Omakase have featured delectable dishes like Toro Caviar, Chawan Mushi, and an array of fresh sushi boasting ingredients such as sea urchin, squid, tuna, and beyond, as noted in overwhelmingly positive reviews.

three images of food at natsu

When it comes to beverages, the restaurant boasts a specialty in sake, offering an impressive selection of over 30 varieties to choose from! It's worth noting, though, that sake is available only by the bottle, not by the serving. So, consider your group size when planning your visit, whether you're dining solo or with a small party.

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*Due to the popularity of Natsu Omakase and its commitment to providing a personalized dining experience, reservations are required.


Natsu offers a unique and immersive dining experience that combines exquisite cuisine with a minimalist yet inviting atmosphere. From its beautifully crafted wooden table to its intimate seating arrangement, every aspect of the restaurant is designed to enhance the enjoyment of the culinary journey. With a focus on traditional Japanese flavors and techniques, complemented by an extensive selection of sake, Natsu promises to delight diners seeking an unforgettable dining experience.

Whether you're a seasoned food enthusiast or a curious newcomer, Natsu invites you to savor the artistry and craftsmanship of Japanese cuisine in a setting that celebrates simplicity and elegance.

North Quarter

Just like the name says, the North Quarter District begins at the northern edge of downtown Orlando and extends to the Ivanhoe Village Main Street District. The neighborhood's character is defined by its historic buildings, adorned with vibrant murals that tell stories of creativity and individuality. Residents experience the best of both worlds with urban access and village vibe. They also have direct access to I-4. 

The district is a diverse enclave housing a fusion of eateries, corporate office towers, apartment complexes, small businesses, and single-family homes serving as both residences and small business hubs. With its eclectic mix of establishments, the North Quarter District seamlessly blends the realms of work, living, and leisure, creating a dynamic tapestry that contributes to the thriving landscape of Orlando's urban scene.

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