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“Don't miss the view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cornell Cafe

Cornell Cafe
Ranked #35 of 405 Restaurants in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Delray Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't miss the view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Were I rating this based solely on the food I would have given the restaurant a lesser rating but the location and view make up for so much that I see this as a must go place in Delray Beach. The Marikami gardens there are so exquisite that no visit to this area is complete without at least a view from the restaurant - but you really should take a stroll through the gardens

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank george s
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English first
Delray Beach, Florida
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360 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Still a great place for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

It has been over two years since I reviewed Cornell Cafe and after reading my original review I am happy to say nothing has changed. They still serve wonderful food on an outdoor veranda overlooking the beautiful Morikami gardens. With good service, great food at fair prices and a great view, I can still recommend Cornell for a most pleasant lunch.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank exnorther
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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic flavors!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

My husband is not a foodie. He ordered the mango chutney chicken
with rice and loved it. I ordered the bento box and it was amazing! It give you a little taste of many of the menu items. The price was fair and the food fresh. We had to wait a little before we were seated but it was worth it. The staff is very friendly and the service was quick. I would eat here every day if I could! Get there early (they open at 11am) if you don't want to stand in line.

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Thank Emu1978
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South Florida, Florida
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“One Mighty Good Vegan / Vegetarian Dish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This restaurant within the compound and overlooking the Morikami Japanese Garden, is mostly non-vegetarian but there is one mighty good vegan / vegetarian dish: Asian Eggplant. One other that was very well done was the Vegetable Gyoza (dumpling).
Do take into account that the restaurant is only for visitors of the garden (no walk-ins) and that lunch time during season has a 20 minute wait for a table.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LarSab
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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great addition to a day at the Morikami”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Honestly, the Morikami could get away with having an okay to decent restaurant since the grounds are so beautiful. However, they have really complemented the whole Japanese feel by having this great little cafe. It's reasonably priced, they have a pretty wide selection of food, and it makes for the perfect place to get a bite when you're at the Morikami for a few hours. Of course, there are sushi restaurants with fresher fish and more creative sushi, and hibachi restaurants with huge portions, but this cafe isn't trying to be either. It definitely hits the high points of popular Japanese cuisine, from sushi to appetizers to dessert, and everyone will be able to find something, even people who don't like fish or Japanese food (although I refuse to believe these people exist). If you come to the Morikami and eat anywhere else, you're missing out. I'm usually a big believer in packing a lunch to avoid paying for overpriced food at attractions, but for the Morikami, leave the lunch at home and try this place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lunacy4
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