3 out of 5 stars
Delray's Saki Room is pricey, needs honing
Saki Room is a new restaurant next to my favorite sushi place in town- I had to check it out. Menu is much more inventive and more expensive. Decor is of the same vein, beautiful dark woods, contemporary style, but has a hip vibe with house music playing.
Food is good- inventive combinations usually work. But don't always, and for the price, every dish should be perfect. It doesn't meet the quality of my old favorite, Blowfish, which used to be in West Palm or my current favorite Sushi Jo in Boynton Beach.
This place has just opened a lounge which adjoins the restaurant. I think this will be their bread and butter.. seems like it will be a hip place to go to which will be open till 2am with lite bites.
Dishes: Rainbow rolls were excellent and traditionally prepared. I had to ask for my usual favorite, J.B. roll, and they used smoked salmon (no-no #1) which was VERY smoky (no-no #2). We got the special which was a scallop dynamite on top of an asian potato salad. It was delicious.. wonderful sea scallops cut up on top of a asian potato salad with small apple bits in it. Spider roll was good but not excellent.
Dessert was a banana spring roll with vanilla ice cream and toasted almonds. Spring roll had "candied bananas" which were strongly flavored with cinnamon and clove. My friends liked it a lot, I liked it a little.
If you are a saki aficianado, try one of their million different types of cocktails made with saki (saki martinis too?). They have saki that costs up to $80!
In summary- try this place out for some late night drinks with a bite of sushi, not for a serious dinner.
- 401 W. Atlantic Ave. #R9
- Delray Beach, FL 33444