I have been to all 3 locations for Amura - Sand Lake, downtown, and Lake Mary. I must say that previously I'd rank them as Sand Lake, Lake Mary, and downtown a far distant third/last. Downtown Amura is not fit for animals. Anyone who finds their old fried oil technique with their aged 'sushi grade' fish palatable needs help.
As such, I often frequent the other two. Recently I visited the Sand Lake location. I knew things were off to a bad start when our server failed to know what comprised the shrimp and chicken dishes on the hard (permanent) menu. He barely spoke in a comprehensible volume, and most of our party decided his name was either "John", "Chan", or "Lonnie" (not exactly names that rhyme). He would make brief appearances, more like cameos, before disappearing to the back behind the sushi bar repeatedly (perhaps to fap?). Yes, so off to a suspiciously quesitonable start.
The jumbo orders for sushi and sashimi were quite sad. Ten pieces for a jumbo sashimi platter, when previous visits this was plentiful and enumerated twice as much! The fish cuts were incomplete due to the multiple sinews left in the meat (obviously not very well trained in knife skills). The sushi and sashimi pieces also carried a faint, but noticeable odor, that their time to be sold as sushi, probably had passed.
Cooked items, on the contrary, were delightful and flavorful.
In summary - Amura Sand Lake is no longer the restaurant it used to be. The quality of the cuts, freshness of fish, and overall dining experience have unfortunately changed. I find the Lake Mary location now the only one left worth visiting. Based on this horrible decline in quality we will not return.
While this has NEVER been on par with any of the world class sushi restaurants, the fish is no longer fit for the trained human palate and would be better left for animals.
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