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A restaurant inspired by Japanese Pop culture, cooking seasonal Japanese fare with support from local farms and fisheries.

Take a seat in the plush white leather booths or sit down at the pink sushi bar and watch the chef’s slice and form expertly crafted morsels of fish. Donning eclectic styles from the streets of Harajuku, Japan, our staff can guide your dining experience with recommendations of some of the freshest, highest quality seafood selections available. Chef-Owner Chau is excited to showcase his modern style of sushi and kitchen items by selecting the best products and ingredients available from local farms, fisheries, and the bustling Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan. Take full advantage of the menus seasonality and the chef’s creativity by ordering the Omakase, a multicourse meal prepared personally by Chef Chau.

We invite you to sit back, relax and let our staff assist you in selecting a wide range of sake, beers, wines, or craft cocktails that would pair beautifully with your evening. Our drink collections are thoughtfully chosen and created by our Bar Keeper Alex Tzintas to complement the kitchens bounty of the ocean and the land. Have a seat at the bar and watch Alex make some classic cocktails with a delicious fresh twist and new creations that utilize some of the finest spirits available in the market today. He has also been known to chip a block of ice into a sphere for some of our rare Japanese whiskies and small batch spirits. Enjoy your evening with less to think about and more to drink and food to make you happy.

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The Team

  • Chau TrinhChef
  • Cesar CruzChef
  • Christina LamppManager
  • Alex TsintzasBar Keeper

Having worked in restaurants since 7yrs of age, Chau has a lifetime of experiences to pull from. He has been featured on Emeril’s Florida, he has honed his knife skills from master knife craftsman at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo and has won numerous awards and accolades while holding the position of executive chef and co-owner of Shari Sushi Lounge. As the executive chef, Chau is Sushi Pop. With talents honed over the years as the Executive Chef, he has a demanding standard to make every item that comes out of the kitchen not only pleasing to the eye but also to the palate.

Acting as sous chef, César Cruz brings experience reaching from Canada to Central Florida in diverse culinary forms ranging from traditional French, Italian, Puerto Rican and Asian. His extensive knowledge and experience guarantee that innovation and creativity are always a part of the kitchen culture.

As general manager of Sushi Pop, Christina brings a palpable love of food, wine, and service to the establishment. Christina is locally grown from Winter Park and has been in the hospitality industry most of her life. She has been a server, bartender and manager throughout her career. She came to Sushi Pop a year after its inception and fell in love with the restaurant’s culture. At Sushi Pop, Christina continues to share her love and passion every night with the arrival of new guests and familiar faces.

The bar selection and cocktails reflect Sushi Pops commitment to have hand crafted and artisanal spirits. The drink menu has an emphasis on Japanese Whiskeys, flights and hand chipped ice spheres, a treat for even the most distinguished Scotch enthusiasts. The principle keeper of the bar is Alex Tsintzas, trained at Luma and also by way of Employees Only in NYC. Alex has been with Sushi Pop since its infancy and will reflect that same culture of change through seasonal cocktails and the use of Japanese ingredients.