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Cornell Cafe

4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305
+1 561-495-0233 ext. 219
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“bento box” (30 reviews)
“miso soup” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

It is a lovely idyllic setting overlooking the pristine gardens. Tempura appetizer was delicious; chicken teriyaki was good but was cold. My wife loved her bento box. Portions were ample; service was good and our meal was very nice.

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This little Japanese restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating provides perfect views of the Japanese gardens. We were seated quickly for lunch. Service was prompt and appropriate with the waiter even giving us a slight bow in Japanese style. There were a variety of Japanese...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Plan to see garden but have lunch first ! We were seated quite quickly / waited about 8 minutes to get a table for 6 since we arrived exactly at noon. I ordered a chicken salad . My husband had miso soup and Japanese eggplant...More

Thank SunshineMontreal
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Our hosts suggested we have an early lunch before walking the Morikami grounds. Good idea. There were long lines (on a Friday) waiting for a table when we were finished at 12:30. Our meals were outstanding. My “vegetarian box” was an assortment of flavors and...More

Thank Chester329
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Cornell Cafe certainly has a variety of delicious authentically Japanese meals. The food is excellent and there is a good selection to choose from. The service could use improvement. We were a party of 7 and they clearly could not handle it. All but...More

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

After touring the gardens, this is a great treat for prepared to order food on site. Very surprised by quality of food for a museum restaurant. Open air seating, the staff works very hard and friendly to efficiently move customers thru the experience.

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The setting is beautiful, the restaurant is attractive, and the food is very good at a reasonable price. HOWEVER, when the server is not welcoming and attentive, a bad taste is left in one's mouth. And being nice at the end to receive a good...More

Thank Traveler2AM
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The Japanese-style menu is not quite authentic, but makes a spirited attempt. The salad was OK but the Beef, which I asked for well done, was practically raw. Much better on the second try.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

It was nice to have lunch at the gardens and sit out on the deck and that was the only draw for me. Service was rushed and not particularly friendly. My tempura sushi roll and seaweed salad were average in comparison to others I’ve had...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a tough review for me to write. I have always loved the Cornell Cafe and consider it one of my favorite places to have lunch, but that being said, we had a bad experience this week. Our party of seven were seated inside...More

Thank exnorther
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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