We found this gem quite by accident. While enjoying a coffee in the Starbucks in the building, I wandered into a cute little gift shop and purchased some origami paper. The clerk and I had a chat and she recommended the Cultured Pearl for dinner. We took her advice and am so glad we did. My adult children all love Sushi and were excited to hear that we would go to a restaurant with Sushi and there were plenty of other specialties for the non-sushi lover.
First...the atmosphere. Sadly, we were unable, due to the weather, to dine outside on the roof deck. But, we did check it out after our meal. It was so cool! There were tables under tents and they were all surrounded by koi ponds. It was like you were dining on a boat on the sea. It was really fabulous. We dined inside which was fine and had bamboo set around the outside of the room. Some of the decor was a bit tired...but was ok. There was also a bandstand and they were setting up for musicians, but we were gone before the music started.
For the food, we were five and we ordered four sushi rolls to share along with dumplings, teriyaki and shrimp tempura. Being new to sushi, I preferred the Japan Bagel which had smoked salmon, scallion and cream cheese. The true sushi lovers enjoyed the Firecracker which was way too hot for me. They were delighted when I only wanted one piece! Everyone also enjoyed East of Maui which had shrimp, avacado, and pineapple and the California crab roll. The teriyaki was very tender and delicious and my husband was quite happy with the shrimp tempura.
Our entire bill was about $115 plus tip and I think it was a good value for what we received.
If we were in town longer, I would go back, but given that there are other places to try, this one will have to wait to a return trip to revisit. However, I would highly recommend the Cultured Pearl.
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