UCF eats: Different places to dine near campus

Cedar Halal Food & Deli

A Mediterranean paradise of food. Cedar Halal Food & Deli specializes in Lebanese cuisine, boasting the best shawarma in town — north of  the South Florida delis, of course. They also offer a 10 percent discount to UCF students making the prices affordable for the most broke college kid.

Hummus topped with paprika and olive oil

Shawarma; marinated thinly sliced beef and lamb on a roaster

 

Food: Mediterranean restaurant and grocery (Lebanese), counter service.
Where: Located east of Alafaya Trail on Colonial Drive.
12100 East Colonial Dr., Unit E
Orlando, FL 32826
Call: 407.381.8004
Lookhttp://www.facebook.com/Cedarhalalorlando

Kyoto Sushi and Grill

A favorite place for sushi happy hour right on campus, Kyoto has expanded to the old Boston Market location on University Boulevard. Same great deals on sushi, bigger place.

Kyoto's second location

Food: Japanese fast-casual restaurant serving sushi and hibachi grill items, counter service.
Where: Located near the corner of Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard.
12141 Collegiate Way
Orlando, FL 32817
Call: 407.882.0625
Look: http://www.kyotosushiandgrill.com

Miss Saigon Restaurant

Sick of McDonald’s and Moe’s? Miss Saigon Restaurant offers a twist on regular Chinese takeout. Specializing in Vietnamese, a big bowl of pho is a must and remember not to shy away from the fish sauce.

Pho Tai Nam Soup; rice noodles with sliced rare beef flank

Com Suan with Bi; grilled pork with egg over salad

Food: Vietnamese cuisine, table service.
Where: Located at the corner of Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard in the University Shoppes plaza.
12245 University Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32817
Call: 407.306.0840
Look: http://www.misssaigonorlando.com

Anmol Indian Cuisine

Another college-budget friendly restaurant, Anmol offers a 10 percent discount to UCF students. They have a large array of vegetarian dishes. If you’re shy of Indian food, a good place to start is with the chicken tandoori.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Tandoori mixed plate, Jasmine rice, garlic naan (flat bread, pita-like) and an assortment of chutneys.

Food: Indian cuisine, table service.
Where: Located at the corner of Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard in the University Shoppes plaza.
12239 University Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32817
Call: 407.384.8850
Look: http://www.anmolindiancuisine.com

Photos by: Darcie Vance