We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Casa Sensei

COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Purchase a Gift Card
Reserve a table
Tue, 11/24
8:00 PM
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
East meets South at Casa Sensei, a culturally immersive restaurant that combines Pan-Asian flavors with the dynamic culinary traditions of Latin America, in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The eatery offers guests an unforgettable dining experience thanks to an innovative menu and creative presentation with waterfront dining overlooking the Himmarshee Canal.
$6 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Chinese, Korean, Asian
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (282)
Filter reviews
246 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bao cotton candy kimchi charred octopus sticky ribs sushi thai donuts lobster guacamole crab rangoon dim sum lettuce wraps tostones fried rice blue crab duck truffle sea bass
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really don't understand how this restaurant is getting such great reviews. In COVID times I do believe that restaurants need to be extra careful with safety and sanitation. This restaurant's COVID standards are not up to code to say the least! I watched the...bartenders take masks off wipe their nose and mouth with hands and put masks back on and continue to make drinks. Our waitress's mask was not covering her mouth and nose. A group next to us spilled an entire glass of water that splashed all over my leg and NO ONE came to clean up the floor for at least 15-20 minutes. I couldn't believe it. I will say that the crispy tuna was very good as well as the octopus. The rest of our meal was very average. I will never return to this restaurant. No respect for the customers well being in these unprecedented times of COVID.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered from them in connection with going on the adjacent Gondola tour. They have a system where you can call in advance and they set up dinner on the tour boat for you. Dinner was fantastic. We had a variety of small plates and...drinks. I was overwhelmed by the choices. I hope to be able to go back and try more things.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited several restaurants for lunch and dinner during our 3-day stay in Fort Lauderdale and this one had the best service. We called for a reservation the day prior and they were able to accommodate our request for the lovely patio on the river....John, our server was very attentive, personable and genuine. The menu is an eclectic mix of Asian and Latin with favorites from multiple countries in both areas. They bring a fun popcorn with kimchi to the table when we sat. We had mini beef empanadas and the Bao Buns for an appetizer, which were delicious. My son is a picky eater, but the kitchen was kind enough to accommodate him with scrambled eggs, which is devoured. The other two in our party loved their meals as well. I had the whole snapper and tostones, which were a little bland but fun to eat nonetheless. The manager came over multiple times to check on us as well. For dessert, we had a tasty Thai Donuts. This is a must if you are in Ft. Lauderdale.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 15, 2020

this place had me wishing I was a local so I could try so many more menu items. My only regret was I didn't have time to go back again. Loved the little touches from the popcorn to the cotton candy. Love the waterway and...the gondola's. Food was Outstanding, Service was too.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

Very happy to have another Japanese/South American fusion location on Las Olas where I can get a variety of Korean, Japanese and Chinese dishes along with best of South American bites. Have been a few times before the pandemic and try to support them twice...during covid closings. Unfortunately both times that I ordered with them, once through delivery dudes and once through Uber eats there was a problem at the restaurants level in the ordering process. Took over an hour to get our food both times with no apology from the restaurant. Had to call multiple times on both events. IF, capital IF, I were to order from here I will call twice to see if my order actually went through. The food is delicious! Bao buns, sushi rollls, but constant mistakes in recent ordering process dampers the whole experience.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Nice little place on the water with excellent service and food. Must try the charred octopus! We ordered a second round after the first one came out and was so delicious with a fresh papaya/mango salsa.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

Ambiance of Casa Sensei is perfect. Outside dining beside the Tarpon River is so relaxing. Kimchi Popcorn was brought right away-Different but Delicious. Appetizers we ordered: pork Dim Sum, Coconut Shrimp Rolls and Crab Rangoon. Dinners: Korean Beef BBQ, Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Lo...Mein. Everything had wonderful, mouth watering flavor and prepared to perfection. To top it off, as a thank you, our waiter brought a giant pink fluff of cotton candy to the table to bring out the inner child. It worked! We will be back! Thank You for a great night!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

This place has outdoor seating and its very relaxing to dine out. Ordered sushi for 1 and got fresh seafood selections. They also gave us cotton candy after our meal which is a sweet gesture. I highly recommend this place to all visitors and locals...as wellMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 27, 2020

What a perfect night for a cruise on the waterway with dinner from Casa Sensei. We stopped in a little early to have drinks before we departed and Daniel at Casa Sensei is one hell of a mixologist. He knew so much about the unique...ingredients in the drinks and paired our desires to the perfect cocktail. Now the food was incredible. We had Pad Thai, Pad Kee, Fired Rice and a few other smaller dishes. Every single thing we ordered we devoured. For whatever reason, I just didn't think the food was going to be good here. I have no reason why except that it was part of the dinner option for the gondola trip. It turned out it was a double bonus. The gondola ride was awesome and the food was exceptional.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Weird, Strange, Tasteless Food served COLD. Complimentary popcorn drizzled in a pickled cabbage sauce-WEIRD and messy. Put napkins on the table before serving this childish kitschy gimmick. Ediname served with truffle oil even though we asked for no truffle oil Won-ton soup served luke-warm Crispy...shrimp served cold and tasteless Seafood Special-a DISASTER. Lobster tail served salty and cold. Scallops burnt on one side, uncooked on the other side. Shrimp was cold. Chicken Lettuce Wrap-Cold, tasteless, dry and very strange. If you order it, you have been warned. Honey Walnut Shrimp- ok. Then they served complimentary cotton candy!?!? Huh? Very strange. We are adults, not children. Bottom line: Not worth the calories, time, money or effort. Never again. Anyone that disagrees has no idea what good Asian good food is. Server was polite and professional. Not her fault that the food and preparation was lousy. Replace the chef that worked on Tuesday 2/25/20 in the evening. Otherwise, no way this place will not be here for long.More

Date of visit: February 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Riverside Hotel
2,067 reviews
.31 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Downtown / Las Olas
144 reviews
.38 miles away
The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
137 reviews
.56 miles away
Kira-Mar Waterfront Villas & Docks
172 reviews
.63 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza
469 reviews
.17 miles away
Caffe Europa
682 reviews
.13 miles away
El Camino Fort Lauderdale
272 reviews
.20 miles away
Asia Bay Sushi Bar & Thai
384 reviews
.03 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Las Olas Boulevard
6,583 reviews
.16 miles away
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
684 reviews
.17 miles away
Colee Hammock Park
28 reviews
.21 miles away
First Presbyterian Church
20 reviews
.16 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
maira d
October 21, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from roberthH4027TP | Reviewed this property |
Yes Maria they do allow pets outside on the patio. Hope this helps
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing