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Cornell Cafe

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4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305
+1 561-495-0233 ext. 219
11:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
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203 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant on the site of the Morikami Museum serves good food. One of us had some sushi, I had some vegetables, my wife had eggplant. We ate lite for lunch, but it was delicious. Most of the seating is outdoor, so during cold weather I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank jandc5744
West Palm Beach, Florida
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523 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A decent variety of Japanese dishes at fair prices. I chose one of the variety boxes to taste several items - all excellent. Fine service.

Thank Mktpro99
Brisbane, Australia
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The Cornell Cafe is an integral part of the Merikami Museum and the gorgeous Japanese Garden. Not only do you have the most wonderful view as you are spoiled by excellent and friendly service, but among the talents of the excellent and inventive Chef the most delicious and beautifully presented Japanese dishes appeared., among them an artful reproduction of a... More 

Thank 31Extensivetraveller
Lake Worth, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

With a view of the beautiful water and landscaping, this shaded cafe has simple limited Japanese fare. My favorite is their noodle dish, but have enjoyed their fish, sushi, wontons and stir-fried veggies (custom). Portions are moderate, and not large, but the atmosphere, and being able to sit a shaded area, more than make up for it. Almost every very... More 

Thank creategoldmines
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Unlike many museums, this is a sit down restaurant with waitress service. Not what I was expecting and slower as a result, but excellent food and service.

Thank BL_LI
Weston, Florida
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We ate last weekend in this delicious restaurant. The food, everything, was amazing. We tried edamame, gyoza, miso soup, wakame salad, teriyaki chicken, california roll, dragon roll, fried spring rolls, mocha ice cream and green tea ice cream, Japanese sodas (my kids never have sodas, but they love these ones!!!!). The service was great, but the decoration of the place... More 

Thank GiftedKid
New Jersey
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179 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We visited at lunchtime on a steamy Florida sumer afternoon, after touring the gardens and museum. We were happy there was an indoor portion of the restaurant, comfortably cool, with enough Japanese decor to keep the experience going. We ordered Bento boxes, filled with delicious items. Favorites were the spring roll, which had exterior crispiness but no greasy quality and... More 

Thank JerseyJean
Annapolis, Maryland
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195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My wife, who is a vegetarian, and I decided to eat at the museum restaurant after viewing the garden. She had a vegetarian Bento box which contained numerous items. She was in heaven! Not only was there variety but she said each item was delicious. I had a crispy pork dish which was also quite good. We ate outside on... More 

Thank Elon B
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We're members at Morikami so we go there for a relaxing walk in the gardens frequently. We also visit some just for lunch at the cafe. Cathy had tuna bowl (wonderful tuna tartar on rice with vegetables) and I had a sushi/ sashimi bento box. We're not new to this so we knew it would be great. The setting is... More 

Thank David N
Boynton Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I recently moved to Florida and went to the museum with a friend. We strolled through the museum & then had lunch in the Cornell Cafe. The food choices were good and the prices were even better. I noticed my friend received a 10% discount since she was a member. I did join the museum on my next visit since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Delray Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 561-495-0233 ext. 219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?