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Orlando’s Trio of the Best Restaurants of 2018

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Orlando has had some restaurants packing up and leaving lately, which paved the way for fresher ideas. I have gone to each of these new restaurants and made sure the food was up to par, so I’ll let you readers know exactly what my experiences were. Let me just preface these reviews by saying that I clearly have nothing negative to say about these restaurants, otherwise I obviously wouldn’t have included them.

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BBB Tofu House offers some really unique food, and it tops my list for a reason. I’m glad this restaurant decided to move to Orlando, because some of the food sounds so strange that I probably wouldn’t have wanted to order it elsewhere. You’ll be eating by Pine Hills in Orlando, which is somewhat close to some water if you’re dying to look at the view while you eat.

Otherwise, I’d recommend staying inside where it’s cool and air conditioned. BBB Tofu House is an attractive restaurant on the inside nonetheless. First of all, this restaurant’s menu is ridiculous but in a good way. If you’re a risk taker or just enjoy trying new food in general, you’ll be happy to hear that the unique food is not in short supply.

The two dishes that I ordered were the Galbi short ribs and seafood pancakes, and they were amazing. I have never seen seafood pancakes anywhere else, and I’m not sure I want to. I seriously doubt that very many restaurants could top the food at BBB Tofu House. In addition, the wait staff here is all very friendly and accommodating. They will always make sure you have everything you need, and then some.

In fact, they made sure that the table was clean right before I sat down. This was during rush hour too, when everyone is trying to get seated and eat in restaurants! I always appreciate helpful staff, so their professional attitude is welcome here in Orlando.

For anybody who is still unsure whether or not to try out BBB Tofu House’s creative food, check out all of the great online reviews on google and Yelp. Seeing as how it’s a new restaurant, if you look hard enough, you might even see mine in there. It’s probably going to be lost in the big pile once all the positive things people have to say start flooding in.

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Here’s another Asian restaurant, but this time with more emphasis placed on the seafood aspect of it. Kadence has reignited my interest in seafood, bringing the look and feel of a high-end restaurant without the steep prices. This time around, you’ll be eating near Audubon Park in Orlando. Make sure to check out all of the beautiful scenery if you have time before or after your meal.

Lots of water all over, and it’s a very beautiful area in Orlando overall. Don’t worry, they also serve pasta and other things like that if you’re not into the whole seafood style of cuisine. Kadence’s whole menu is actually very diverse, so I don’t doubt that everyone should be able to find something on the menu that they will enjoy. I’m an old-school kind of guy with a plain taste for food, so I only ordered the fish and chips.

I wasn’t expecting much, because most restaurants include fish and chips on the menu just to have it there for people to order. Right from the first bite, I could tell that this restaurant’s chefs care about the food they make. Kadence’s kitchen isn’t some assembly line where the chefs are factory workers trying to increase efficiency by being robots, they’re people who care deeply about their trade.

I made sure to recommend this restaurant to all of my Orlando friends, and I’ll be able to pick up the bill this time because everything on the menu is priced very affordably. Kadence only accepts reservations, so that turns some people off right from the get go if they have children or other obligations. I still believe that it’s a great place to go nonetheless, and those couples can always find a babysitter.

Most classy restaurants that only accept reservations have smug waiters who think they don’t have to look at you when they talk to you or things like that, but Kadence still feels like any other restaurant. In one instance, the owner actually came out and talked to me to make sure I was satisfied with my meal.

Kindness is always appreciated, so I made sure to give him the number of the Orlando hood cleaning business I work for and said we could use more respectful customers like him. In the end, it was a very enjoyable Orlando restaurant experience for me. Look at all the other amazing reviews Kadence have if you don’t believe me.

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I may have put The Rusty Spoon last on this list, but don’t discredit it in any way. This restaurant is a hidden Orlando gem, refined by the owner and chefs’ years of experience. Here, you’ll be eating by Parramore in Orlando. I could tell right off the bat that the owner knew what he was doing as he toured around the restaurant and filled any duties that staff were too busy to currently perform.

Another restaurant with a wide selection of food, but none of them taste as fresh as this place. Next time I’m actually going to see if I can ask the chefs where they get all of their produce from, because the food here is killer. All of you adults out there who read this review won’t be disappointed with the cocktail menu, either.

So far my favorite dish has been the burger I ordered. I can’t seem to remember what exactly it was, other than how good it was. That night, I even saw the elderly couple sitting behind me trying to operate their smartphone and write a positive online review for The Rusty Spoon because they liked their meal so much.

That’s when you know you’ve got something good. If I had the money and know-how, I would probably try investing in this restaurant to assist them in reaching out to as many people as possible.