About The Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar
*Please note: We do NOT accept online reservations for patio seating. If you wish to make a specific request, you MUST contact the restaurant directly at (302) 227-8493
The Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar located in the heart of Downtown Rehoboth Beach has been voted "The Best of Delaware" every year since it's opening in 1993. Our two award winning menus include an extensive Sushi menu and a diverse kitchen menu with traditional Japanese teriyakis and tempuras, spicy Thai dishes and gourmet American cuisine. Dine outdoors perched atop the 15,000-gallon rooftop koi pond or indoors midst the bamboo gardens and cherry blossoms, or at our traditional Japanese Sushi Bar. Relax in our cozy bar and lounge area and enjoy some of the areas best live entertainment, from solo acoustic acts to great jazz bands. In addition, happy hour is available daily from 4 to 6pm and our parent's "Two-thumbs up!" $1 per year Children's Buffet from 4 to 6pm as well.
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours for Dinner: Sunday throughThursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm. PATIO HOURS ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT AND WE DO NOT ACCEPT ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOR PATIO SEATING. IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A SPECIFIC REQUEST, YOU MUST CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT (302)227-8493.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment and dancing is offered Friday and Saturday evenings year round throughout the later dinner seating until the bar and restaurant close.
Our complete menu is available for Gourmet Carry Out and Party Platters can be customized to your liking for parties of all sizes. Please call 302-227-4217 to speak with our knowledgeable staff for help and suggestions when ordering.
From Memorial Day Weekend to Mid September Parking Meters are in effect from 10am to Midnight. Free parking is available on the streets directly behind the Shops at The Pearl Mall from 5pm until 9am. From 9am to 5pm a Parking Permit is required in these areas.
Street parking is non metered and no permits are required throughout the entire second season from Mid September to Memorial Day Weekend.
There are Dart Bus stops and Jolly Trolley stops within a short walking distance of the restaurant. Please visit their websites for an updated schedules.
Robert Wood & Yasuhiro Sano
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website at www.culturedpearl.us for a complete listing of the many events scheduled in our area throughout the year.
The Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews
This place is consistently amazing. It ...
This place is consistently amazing. It was our fourth time and each time we're increasingly impressed. First of all it's such an interesting sprawling restaurant with multiple levels and the amazing outside deck above a rooftop koi pond. There wasn't live music this time in the main dining area but there was every other time we've been there and it's always been really high calibre musicians. So this time the food was the star! For starters, the smoked-salt edamame were far more than just a snack, they were delicious! The shrimp shumai were savory, beautifully-sculpted and larger-than-usual but still delicate dumplings. The hamachi "cheeks" were delicate, delicious and more meaty than expected. Our three sushi rolls were exquisite, although they took quite a long time to arrive - keep in mind that the sushi bar here is hopping busy, which is a good thing! The only thing that was slightly disappointing was the ponzu oysters, which were pristinely clean but just a little bland - although that may be because I prefer my oysters salty and right out of the crusty shell...
We checked in 20 early. We sat by the ho ...
We checked in 20 early. We sat by the hostess stand to wait. She never called us. We asked about our wait time 5 minutes after the reservation and she claimed she texted us. We never got a text. Our server didn't come by our table for 10 minutes when we were first seated. We were ready with our drinks appetizer and dinner order by then. They forgot two sushi rolls. One roll came after we finished dinner. We usually enjoy this restaurant but this experience was horrible.
My friends had suichi which they liked. ...
My friends had suichi which they liked. We went on a Friday evening and there was a man playing a guitar with the amp turned up very high. It was impossible to talk. The waitress was very accommodating and moved us to another area. I think he food is expensive and not especially great. But if you like suichi. It's probably a good place for you. The singer was not a great performer.
I had heard so much about the Cultured P ...
I had heard so much about the Cultured Pearl and was anxious to give it a try since it gets good reviews. Food was very good and I liked that it had a regular menu and sushi too. A little disappointed that it is not what I would call fine dining since we did not even have table linens, and we were seated right next to kitchen where they were busing the equipment from happy hour.
We have fond memories of this restaurant ...
We have fond memories of this restaurant ... Been coming here for years when we make our way to the beach. Had an awful experience Saturday night. We waited 20 minutes for our first drink order to arrive. No apology when it finally showed up. We sat for 45 minutes wondering where our appetizers / waitress were. She never even checked on us. We flagged someone down for bread as we were all starving. Finally around 9pm the manager was making the rounds and I let her know we were seated at 8:15 and we were still waiting on first course. She was sweet and apologetic but the orders kept coming out wrong. My main course was terribly salty. Awful service. I was shocked that manager didn't offer to comp ANY THING.... After she apologized over and over. Too many excellent options in Rehoboth... We paid way too much for an inadequate dining experience. We won't be back.
My parents have just recently moved to t ...
My parents have just recently moved to the Delaware beaches. Being brand new to the area, we discovered The Cultured Pearl in March. Since that dinner we have frequently dined at the Pearl and have brought many friends visiting to the restaurant as well. The fish is extremely fresh and have wonderful options for sushi ranging from basic rolls to excellent "Specialty" rolls. I would recommend the Rehoboth roll, the Osaka Spicy Tuna Salad, and the Thai Green Curry Chicken. That being said, I have tried many other menu items and have not run into one that I did not enjoy. Also, the managers check each table to ensure guest satisfaction and I have experienced great service each meal.
I've been dining at "The Pearl" for seve ...
I've been dining at "The Pearl" for several spring/summer seasons now, and celebrated some winter holidays there also. The food was always consistently good. However, my latest dining experience in July & first of the summer season was a big disappointment. The food was mediocre. Even the special edamame was not great. Although the bar service and drinks were good and the outside dining was still pleasurable, I was quite disappointed in the quality of the food and am no longer excited about returning or recommending this restaurant.
The restaurant was not at all what I exp ...
The restaurant was not at all what I expected. The reviews were wrong or this was just a bad experience.
The food was forgettable. I can mention at least 3 sushi restaurants in Delaware where I had better sushi. Noisy. Not perfectly clean... Really a dinner to ruin a birthday celebration....
What an enjoyable dining experience! Gr ...
What an enjoyable dining experience! Great food, attentive service, noise level low so we were able to have a conversation without raising our voices, seated promptly - all great. Also felt like we received great value. We all made selections from the evening's specials and were not disappointed. Wish I had saved room for dessert.
The service was exceptionally bad. The ...
The service was exceptionally bad. The waiter did not come and check on our meals. The hostess sat us in a dark section of the restaurant and was reluctant to move us to an area that was well lit and had a slightly better atmosphere.
The staff was closing their sections and sweeping the floor while we were eating, at around 9, yet the restaurant was still open for a few hours.
I ordered a beverage to enjoy with my meal and it took the waiter until I was finished with my meal to deliver the beverage. Sadly we will not return.
We were disappointed with our visit to C ...
We were disappointed with our visit to Cultured Pearl this time. We have visited several times in prior years while in Rehoboth and had good experiences, but this time was different. Our waitress made several mistakes: hot tea was brought lukewarm; iced tea was brought with almost no ice and was lukewarm; 2 of 4 meals had soup included and we ordered 2 additional soups, but our waitress only brought us 2 soups - we had to flag her down for the other 2; my son ordered a meal and added salmon roe - which we made sure she got right (she thought he said salmon roll), but when his food arrived, it was salmon sushi. Otherwise, the food was good, but not as spectacular as in prior visits.
I love this restaurant and have been com ...
I love this restaurant and have been coming hear for YEARS. However this last experience was my least enjoyable. The food was still very good and the service was fine BUT the restaurant had live entertainment - a singer - and it was so loud that we could barely have a conversation. We didn't come to hear music - we came to enjoy a relaxed family dinner and the music made that hard. So the moral of the story is to avoid Friday nights during the summer so you don't have to listen to the music. BTW, it wasn't even that good.
We found our place. After some good rev ...
We found our place. After some good reviews we gave it a try and we will be back again next year - from the cocktails to the appatizers, the entree and sushi and dessert we were pleased each course and had great service. A bit confusing to enter and which floor to go to (we were using elevator with my grandma) but that is the only complaint I could think of.
Our first trip to the Cultured Pearl and ...
Our first trip to the Cultured Pearl and we enjoyed it very much. We visited during Rehoboth Restaurant Week and took advantage of the fixe price menu, but everything we ordered was on their very extensive menu. For starters, I had the Sweet and Spicy Scallops (not too spicy, which was good), and my wife enjoyed pork dumplings with a delicious sauce. Both were winners. For our main course, she tried a selection of sushi, and I had the cashew chicken. Again, both of us loved our selections. Having been part time residents of the beach area for many years, we would rank Cultured Pearl as one of the best places we've ever tried in the area. One caution: it is expensive. Our restaurant week 3 course meals were $45/person but if you are ordering normally there will be some serious ka-chining as you work your way through a very extensive and attractive selection of dishes.
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