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Best Sushi in Broward Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2007 - Cafe Emunah

Cafe Emunah

Cafe Emunah

3558 N. Ocean Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

954-561-6411

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If you can navigate through the clouds of New Agey blather that blanket Cafe Emunah like a swarm of Old Testament locusts — just ignore any invitations to take a spiritual journey and concentrate on your exploration of the specialty rolls — you'll find that this little Internet café, co-owned by a rabbi and a psychologist, offers plenty to get your creative juices flowing. The sushi chef is doing extraordinary things with fish (raw and cooked), oddly and deliciously paired with Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Floridian flavors. Though the range of seafood offered is fairly conventional — salmon, blue fin, hamachi, white tuna, escolar, mahi — it's all melt-on-the-tongue fresh. It's also kosher, organic, and imaginatively dressed — with everything from pineapple and coconut to miso aioli. A "peaceful roll" ($10) combines salmon with crisp carrot, golden raisins, walnuts, and Asian pear and dusts the plate with ground green tea. The Emunah ($12) wraps yellowtail with fried plantain and shredded coconut, drizzles it in sweet chili sauce, and dots the top with chopped cilantro and candied ginger. A "smile roll" mixes tropical pineapple and papaya with three kinds of fish, cilantro oil, and shredded coconut. The cradle-of-civilization-inspired "Moses roll" (the biblical symbology is nonstop) tops tempura salmon with taramasalata, avocado, chives, and crunchy shallots. And when was the last time you saw chickpea paste and eggplant spread at a sushi bar? Cooked seafood dishes are excellent here too. Settle in with your laptop and a pot of organic lemongrass mate and let the "inspire roll" (tuna, Asian pear, cilantro, masago, salmon) call down your muse.
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Norman
Norman

We ate here and LOVED IT ! The hours are a little strange, but the sushi is amazing as is the service and SoBe decor. Every other sushi place has the same old crap....california rolls, JB rolls, blah blah. This place has exciting and remarkable creations that hit the spot ! Last time I went (back in Dec of 2007) they were not serving alcohol. Our waitress told me that they are in the process of getting a liquor license and should serve alcohol very soon. We are going again tonight with some friends (march 2008)so let's see. Praise Emunah !

meeler
meeler

i have been a steady customer....the place has super energy!!!great food ,wonderfull service...i love it and so do all my buddiesso go there and enjoy!!!!f4

kosher crit
kosher crit

What happened to the original owner of Cafe Emunah, Dr. Marla Reis? I understand that she was pushed out of her restaurant by her rabbi-partner and her entire concept was hijacked!! Cafe Emunah, the concept, logo, design, name, menu, theme and everything else was hers from the start. I wouldn't give them another penny of my hard earned money until she gets her place back!! What disgusting behavior and bad energy in a place that's supposed to be 'above it all'. Yeh, right......

rachel
rachel

cafe emunah is unique and so special! everyone that i've convinced to dine with me there has raved for weeks and soon returns. fernando is an awesome sushi chef with great new additions to the menu. inspire roll is my fav roll, the divine seabass with the sweet mashed potatoes and bok choy is just as amazing, but don't forget some banana bread pudding topped with vanilla bean ice cream. everything i've had in my dozen visits was absolutly awesome (well, actually...don't get the salmon cakes, sorry)

Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez

Just to read it makes me want to try, the nice flavors described on this article to the real dishes.Certainly will pay a visit.

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