Buddha Sky Bar

Delray in the Sky!

Atop Delay Beach sits a discrete pan-asian restaurant, you just might miss if you don’t look up. Buddha Sky Bar located 3 stories above Atlantic Ave, is the only restaurant in Delray Beach that gives you a birds eye view up and down Atlantic Ave. With a secluded side entrance just off the strip, and an elevator that whisks you up to the top, you feel as though you are entering a members only club. We met 2 other couples for dinner and to our surprise were seated at the Chef’s table, just outside the kitchen on a private open air terrace. It was 7:45pm, the sun was beginning to set, you could smell the ocean breeze and gaze down to a superb view of the crowds on Atlantic Avenue. What an experience. If it’s available when you make your reservation, book it!

Buddha Sky Bar is a pan-asian fusion restaurant with influence from both chinese and japanese cuisines. The menu, mostly tapas style and meant to be shared, is broken up into 3 unqiue food preperation styles. Both hungry and swept away by the chef’s table, we went nuts on the menu. Everything was delicious. A few must have

Korean Barbaque Ribs – So tender, the meat practically fell off the bone when you picked it up.

Buddha Sky Bar’s Black Cod Skewers

Black Cod Skewers – Their take on the dish that made Nobu famous. The Cod, marinated in white miso and lightly seared, is so delicate and uniquely sweet, it’s almost mistaken for a better version of Sea Bass. The cod is accompanied by a seaweed salad and a warm miso soup, which adds a nice salty compliment to the dish as it cleanses your palate.

Seafood Shu Mai – Delicate, and full of flavor, it is served with 3 dipping sauces (sweet chilli jam, spicy mayo and sweet soy). Each compliments the dim sum prefectly.

Buddha Sky Bar’s Peking Duck (half)

Pekin Duck – We shared a half peking duck. It was the perfect size for the 6 of us. The duck, moist and tender, and the skin perfectly crispy. The duck is accompanied by a side of housin sauce, cuccumber, scallions and a egg pancake. The only thing I would say, is that they needed to use a different style of pancake, as it was to delicate and continued to fall apart.
They also have a section of unique signature rolls. We had the Handsome Rob and Yellowtail & Jalapeรฑo Rolls. Both very delicious with excellent texture and flavor. We tried the El Guapo roll, but I have to say the warm baked parmesan overpowered the roll, and I am not a big fan of warm sushi rolls.

We are both firm believers that the company you choose to have dinner with, can greatly enhance your taste buds and overall experience of a restuarant. Just as our slogen suggest’s “Good Friends, Good Wine, Great Food?” We have some great friends to share in all of our taste bud journies. So grab a group of friends and go to Buddha Sky Bar, you’ll love it! Oh and ask for the chef’s table.

SoFlaFoodie

Buddha Sky Bar
217 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
Phone: (561)450-7557

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