Anytime I’m by the ocean I CRAVE sushi like no other, and Bamboo Bernies satisfied that craving and more. It was our first dinner stop during our more than week stay in SXM and it set the tone nicely. The service was friendly and attentive, the options plentiful and the food filling and delicious. The atmosphere was modern, asian chic and though we set inside, there was a beautiful shaded balcony.
I had the Sushi Dinner… a sampling of Nigiri pieces and rolls. It was so worth the $30 price tag. I’ve worked for a Japanese company where I was taught how to properly judge and appreciate sushi and this place does it right. The yellowtail, tuna and salmon were all amazing.
I also shared an appetizer of Shrimp Tempura with others. Where many places serve it either too heavily fried, this was a perfect light tempura with a nice crisp coating. My seaweed salad, too, had a great flavor that was unique to Bamboo Bernies. I'd never had a seaweed salad with a dressing like this and I was a fan.
I can’t end the review without noting the amazing sauce that was served with the tempura dish. I thought it was a peanut sauce but was told that wasn’t the case. I can’t remember what they called it but it was better than any sauce I’ve had served with Japanese fair in the States. Great for dipping the tempura, but I also (I’m slightly embarrassed to say) ordered another side of it to use to dip sushi. Apologies to sushi masters, it was too delicious to pass up!
I definitely recommend Bamboo Bernies as a dinner place for those that love sushi and find themselves craving it when surrounded by fresh fish. For those not fans of sushi, there are plenty of other options… steak, chicken and shrimp. This makes it great all around!
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