621 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 420-9420

ExperienceThe New Shari

Established in 2002, Shari (formerly known as Shari Sushi Lounge) has been known for our combination of classic and unique creations from the kitchen and behind the sushi bar as well as our craft cocktails, wine, and beer selections.

To celebrate 16 years in bustling Thornton Park, we are debuting a refreshed Shari. Not only does the restaurant have a new look, we are also switching things up in the kitchen. In addition to the beloved classics, our new menu showcases a collection of Asian & Latin fusion dishes. Not to fear, our local beer and curated wine list, cocktail menu, and coveted happy hour are not going anywhere.

  • We have been to Shari several times but it's been a while since we were there. Last night I realized that either this place has improved or I forgot how good it was. This place serves top-notch sushi!


Asian & Latin Fusion Dishes


Irresistible desserts
We are constantly coming up with fresh, new, delicious creations, like this heavenly sweet potato flan.

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ChefJose Joubert-Torres

Born and raised in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Jose’s passion for food began when he joined his parents in the kitchen. They would put together typical puerto rican dishes on a daily like: Mofongo, Arroz guisao, and Sancocho. Jose began in fast food chains and made his way up to a St. Regis hotel working for Fern, a Jean-Georges fine dinning restaurant. Jose then started his own restaurant, Sauté Spices. After two years, Jose opened his second restaurant, Masago, and at the same time he became the Executive Chef at Dos Aguas Bed & Breakfast. Jose created an a la carte fine-dining breakfast menu and offered personalized dinners for guests based on their needs & preferences. On July 2017, Masago opened its doors and it was a HIT until the two catastrophic hurricanes that paralyzed the whole island in September 2017. Jose was forced to leave Puerto Rico and leave everything he had worked for behind to provide stability for his family. In 2018, Jose began working at The Grand Floridian & Hilton resorts until he found Shari, where he is now Executive Chef. Jose is very proud of being the first chef to introduce Shari to a new concept, new flavors, & a new experience that he is sure everyone will enjoy.


“Stylish, sleek, well-located with a soaring loft and enjoyable al fresco seating, Shari Sushi Lounge has been a staple venue in the Thornton Park area for quite some time. Serving elegant and artful Japanese fare – signature rolls, sashimi dishes and a few hot entrees for the not-so-sushi crowd – it’s popular with the young after-works for happy hour but cuts a swath through the dining demographic at lunch and dinner. ”

– as said by USA Today’s 10 Best “Orlando Restaurants”


LocationThornton Park