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Orlando Food Blog 010: Japan Inn in Plantation, FL

Orlando Food Blog 010

Japan Inn in Plantation, FL
Japanese Restaurant

To be honest, I remember little of my visit to Japan Inn in sunny Plantation near Fort Lauderdale, not due to the place itself but because of my condition of drunken stupor that evening.

It would have been rude of me, no a dishonor, to decline the owner’s offer of various bottles of hot sake and other various assortments of alcoholic beverages. I can’t let him down.

We were there that evening to visit the restaurant whose owner had been a friend of the family for years. A kindly jovial elder Japanese man who seemingly enjoyed getting our party as drunk as can be.

So began the swigging of sake glasses and the churning of hot rice wine down the barrels into the dark oblivion of my belly.

Fried Wahoo Fish Appetizer at Japan Inn

The restaurant was dark. Lit by blue neon lights. An ambience reminscent of the gritty futuristic dystopia of Blade Runner in a future where everyone spoke Japanese enhanced the mystique of the place. The restaurant was filled with couples, families, and friends all out on the night for a good time at the hibachi/tepanyaki grill. The grill let off clouds of steam once in a while, bombarding the air with its sweet and slightly suffocating smokes.

Sashimi Platter at Japan Inn

Spider Roll and Shrimp Tempura Roll

Fried Banana Dessert

The food was pretty good, from what little I remember. As we finished the last bottle of sake, I cheered Kanpai (meaning toast/cheers!) . Kanpai to Japan Inn.
3.5 out of 5 CHOMPS!!!.
Japan Inn
1781 N University Dr
Plantation, FL 33222
(954) 424-8855

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