April 15, 2022

The essential restaurants in Lake Nona you should try right now

Lake Nona's restaurant scene is heating up! Whether you call the Lake Nona area home, or are just passing through, check out these Lake Nona restaurants.

What was once the Wild West of Orlando's food destinations, the planned community of Lake Nona has become a new frontier for culinary experiences. With more to offer foodies than ever before, you can make Nona a destination for lunch or dinner. Included are the best places for dine-in, take-out, and fine-dining experiences in and around Lake Nona, Orlando.

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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine  
6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., 407-313-2506
Walking through the doors of Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine will warm any cold heart with their Turkish hospitality, ebru paintings, silk carpets. The aroma of sautéed veggies and feta cheese will have you drooling, but a taste of the Halal meats and spicy kebabs will leave any growling stomach satisfied.
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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine

6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., 407-313-2506
Walking through the doors of Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine will warm any cold heart with their Turkish hospitality, ebru paintings, silk carpets. The aroma of sautéed veggies and feta cheese will have you drooling, but a taste of the Halal meats and spicy kebabs will leave any growling stomach satisfied.

Photo via Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine/https://www.bosphorousrestaurant.com/
Nona Sushi  
10743 Narcoossee Road, 407-381-7777 
Daily sushi specials are always a win, and the diverse selection of creative rolls add some flavor to this sushi bar. If you are hosting a party for seafood lovers, Nona sushi also offers catering trays to feed large quantities of people. We recommend trying the Nona Bomb, a deep fried avocado with spicy tuna and crab salad. 
Photo via Nona Sushi/Facebook

Nona Sushi

10743 Narcoossee Road, 407-381-7777
Daily sushi specials are always a win, and the diverse selection of creative rolls add some flavor to this sushi bar. If you are hosting a party for seafood lovers, Nona sushi also offers catering trays to feed large quantities of people. We recommend trying the Nona Bomb, a deep fried avocado with spicy tuna and crab salad.

Photo via Nona Sushi/Facebook
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen  
6967 Lake Nona Blvd., 407-955-4340
As the pioneering restaurant of Lake Nona, Chroma is a classic for any Lake Nona. The neo-futurist landscape collides technology and architecture creating a millennial's dream – open kitchen and a showcase bar. Hit up their menu for a light bite or to relax after work with a smooth cocktail.
Photo via Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen/https://www.chromalakenona.com/

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

6967 Lake Nona Blvd., 407-955-4340
As the pioneering restaurant of Lake Nona, Chroma is a classic for any Lake Nona. The neo-futurist landscape collides technology and architecture creating a millennial's dream – open kitchen and a showcase bar. Hit up their menu for a light bite or to relax after work with a smooth cocktail.

Photo via Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen/https://www.chromalakenona.com/
Canvas Restaurant & Market
13615 Sachs Avenue
This locally sourced and seafood-heavy restaurant lives a double life as a fine dining spot and a coffee shop.
Canvas/Instagram

Canvas Restaurant & Market

13615 Sachs Avenue

This locally sourced and seafood-heavy restaurant lives a double life as a fine dining spot and a coffee shop.
Nona Blue Modern Tavern  
9685 Lake Nona Village Place, 407-313-0027
The heart of Lake Nona, this modern tavern built its home and founded the business in this newly developed area. Their hardwood grilled baby back ribs, ahi tuna steak and Polynesian ribeye are all must tries. Wash it down with your choice of craft beers, whiskeys, and wines. 
Photo via Nona Blue Modern Tavern/https://www.nonablue.com/

Nona Blue Modern Tavern

9685 Lake Nona Village Place, 407-313-0027
The heart of Lake Nona, this modern tavern built its home and founded the business in this newly developed area. Their hardwood grilled baby back ribs, ahi tuna steak and Polynesian ribeye are all must tries. Wash it down with your choice of craft beers, whiskeys, and wines.

Photo via Nona Blue Modern Tavern/https://www.nonablue.com/
Durian Durian Fusion Thai Cuisine  
10743 Narcoossee Road, 407-282-2992
More than just a comfortable neighborhood restaurant, Durian Durian is a casual Thai eatery that serves a variety of ethnic dishes. Order Thai coconut shrimp, ginger stir-fry, spicy basil duck, or Malaysian curry laksa. It’s a great place to try something a little different.
Photo via Durian Durian Fusion Thai Cuisine/http://duriandurian.com/storefront/gallery.asp

Durian Durian Fusion Thai Cuisine

10743 Narcoossee Road, 407-282-2992
More than just a comfortable neighborhood restaurant, Durian Durian is a casual Thai eatery that serves a variety of ethnic dishes. Order Thai coconut shrimp, ginger stir-fry, spicy basil duck, or Malaysian curry laksa. It’s a great place to try something a little different.

Photo via Durian Durian Fusion Thai Cuisine/http://duriandurian.com/storefront/gallery.asp
Bacan
6100 Wave Hotel Drive
This ritzy Latin American resto is just one jewel inside the Wave Hotel.
Bacan/Instagram

Bacan

6100 Wave Hotel Drive

This ritzy Latin American resto is just one jewel inside the Wave Hotel.
Sus Hi Eatstation - Lake Nona  
9680 Narcoossee Road, 407-286-1866
The Chipotle of sushi joints and "not your traditional sit-down sushi restaurant." This ninja-themed date spot "dojo" allows for a diverse selection of proteins, toppings and sauces to mix into the perfect combo sushi bowl, burrito, or roll. 
Photo via Sus Hi Eatstation - Lake Nona/Instagram

Sus Hi Eatstation - Lake Nona

9680 Narcoossee Road, 407-286-1866
The Chipotle of sushi joints and "not your traditional sit-down sushi restaurant." This ninja-themed date spot "dojo" allows for a diverse selection of proteins, toppings and sauces to mix into the perfect combo sushi bowl, burrito, or roll.

Photo via Sus Hi Eatstation - Lake Nona/Instagram
Bolay  
12711 Narcoossee Rd., 407-627-1990
Bolay is like Chipotle (or Olea) but with “chef-crafted” Asian “bols.” Top off the base of noodles, rice, quinoa or greens with a selection of seasonal veggie like Brussels sprouts, minted tomatoes, balsamic mushrooms and ginger broccoli. Proteins include lemon or BBQ chicken, steak, pork tenderloin, miso-glazed tofu, spicy Thai shrimp and ahi tuna. Be prepared to be bol-ed over with flavor.
Photo via Bolay/Facebook

Bolay

12711 Narcoossee Rd., 407-627-1990
Bolay is like Chipotle (or Olea) but with “chef-crafted” Asian “bols.” Top off the base of noodles, rice, quinoa or greens with a selection of seasonal veggie like Brussels sprouts, minted tomatoes, balsamic mushrooms and ginger broccoli. Proteins include lemon or BBQ chicken, steak, pork tenderloin, miso-glazed tofu, spicy Thai shrimp and ahi tuna. Be prepared to be bol-ed over with flavor.

Photo via Bolay/Facebook
Island Fin Poke Company  
7004 Tavistock Lakes Blvd.
This surf shop style poke place will bring your taste buds flavors from the islands. Island Fin is a fast moving, casual joint that serves up signature sauces made from scratch. From “Farm-to-fork” is their motto since their fish is fresh, never frozen. There are plenty of choices to pick from with over 25 different toppings which allows foodies to use their creative minds while dining in. 
Photo via Island Fin Poke Company/https://www.islandfinpoke.com/

Island Fin Poke Company

7004 Tavistock Lakes Blvd.
This surf shop style poke place will bring your taste buds flavors from the islands. Island Fin is a fast moving, casual joint that serves up signature sauces made from scratch. From “Farm-to-fork” is their motto since their fish is fresh, never frozen. There are plenty of choices to pick from with over 25 different toppings which allows foodies to use their creative minds while dining in.

Photo via Island Fin Poke Company/https://www.islandfinpoke.com/