Located in Sanford, Lake Mary, in Central Florida, Jimotti's Restaurant is an authentic Japanese restaurant owned by a Japanese chef with over 20 years of experience.

Jimotti's Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant located in Sanford, Florida. You’ll find authentic Japanese food - sushi, ramen, udon, tapas, and all sorts of Japanese comfort food. Jimotti's Restaurant opened in June 2016 and is owned by a Japanese chef, Junichi Takazoe, who has over 20 years of experience serving various kinds of Japanese cuisine in the United States. He has helped the grand opening at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs and served for many Hollywood celebrities in Los Angeles, such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christina Aguilera. Our mission is to build a culture and community of Japanese food lovers in the Sanford area through serving authentic Japanese cuisine.

Address: 2545 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 32773


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday: 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday: 5:00-9:00pm

Sunday: Closed


Phone: 407-952-3329


Lunch last call = 1:45

Dinner last call = 8:45

* We close earlier depending on the situation.

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Happy Hour


Lunch Time

1:00-2:00PM:  All Ramen = 20% off

Dinner Time 



※ Happy Hour Price for dine-in customers only



Sushi Tuesday

Enjoy 20% Off All Sushi Rolls.


*Dinner time & Dine-In Only
Not including Happy Hour Items

Ramen Wednesdays

Enjoy 20% Off All Ramen


*Dinner time & Dine-In Only

Happy Hour Thursdays

Enjoy Happy Hour Deal All Night


*Dinner time & Dine-In Only

Jimotti's Apparel : Floridian Rhapsody

We are running a Japanese restaurant in Florida, and our staff members all share a passion for the beautiful nature of Florida. With that in mind, we decided to start a clothing brand as a new project. 

We are excited to embark on this venture and create something that embodies our love for Florida's great outdoors.


We donate a portion of our profits to support nature conservation efforts in Florida, and we hope to receive support from those who also love and appreciate nature.



We use the free platform "Bonfire" to donate as much money as possible. Therefore, after purchasing our products, you will receive an email from Bonfire for communication purposes.


Our company has become the sole distributor of Kutani Bitoen in North America.

Kutani Bitoen is a long-established Kutani pottery company that has been in business for over 100 years since the Taisho era.

When His Majesty the Emperor was still the Crown Prince, Kutani Bitoen was the company that produced the daily-use tableware for his and Princess Masako's life together.

It is also a very interesting episode that Yoko Ono visited the studio and fired a one-of-a-kind piece of pottery with her own handwriting on it.

As the North American distributor of Kutani Bitoen, we are very proud to be a part of the Kutani Bitoen family. At the same time, we are proud to be able to deliver truly high quality products to the American people.


Jimotti's Coffee

Chef - Junichi Takazoe


Junichi Takazoe, Jimotti's owner chef, is originally from Shiga, Japan. He started his journey as a chef while he was in Japan and worked as a chef at well-known restaurants, such as Nobu in Minami-Aoyama and Marui-Sushi in Ginza, Tokyo. 


After a few decades of experience as a chef, he started Jimotti's Restaurant in Sanford, Florida, in 2016. At Jimotti's Restaurant, we're thriving to be the kind of restaurant where locals can come after a long day of work, relax and enjoy the food - that's why we named our restaurant Jimotti (Jimoto means local in Japanese). 

Chef Choices

Our chef loves organic ingredients. Jimotti's vegetables, fruits comes from selected farms. 


High Quality

Jimotti's meats and fish are very high quality and super fresh.

Japan's imported fish is renowned for phenomenal flavors.


Japan Brand

Jimotti has many kinds of Japanese imported Sake & Beer. Some fish and merchandises are  also imported from Japan.

Please come to try it !!