Euro Fusion Restaurant & Bar is closed on the Sabbath, from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, and it keeps kosher by serving no meat, only seafood. In its review, the Sun Sentinel lauded the kitchen for turning this restriction into an asset, while the Boca Raton Observer says the eatery cooks kosher and pescatarian meals with such aplomb that dining here is as memorable as seeing an acclaimed Broadway show. This is largely thanks to two chefs. Master Chef Danillo compiles a menu of seemingly disparate items?pasta dishes, pad thai, teriyaki chicken?with masterful skill, while sushi chef Larry Simmons oversees the creation of artistic rolls that are so aesthetically pleasing, some diners take them home to keep in their curio cabinets.
The sprawling eatery seats more than 300 people, with tables both inside and out, where diners can overlook the waterfront. And every night brings different entertainment: live bands, movie screenings, karaoke, and sports events, to name a few. Diners are invited to linger over a signature cocktail or cup of coffee, and even return for breakfast, where pancakes share the bill along with feta-filled puff pastries.
Mozart Cafe’s chefs draw culinary inspiration from modern Israeli cuisine, and the result is an eclectic mix of made-from-scratch kosher dishes ranging from pizza and salad to breakfast salmon platters. The Balkan pizza blends Israeli and Italian flavors with olives chunks of smoky eggplant sitting atop a bed of sauce, mozzarella, and feta cheese. Though the café is decidedly health-focused, plates arrive piled high with portions as generous as what you’d find in a neighborhood diner or your mom’s kitchen.
The menu at Mozart Cafe unites disparate cuisines—sushi, pizza, and Israeli salads—under the banner of all-kosher eating. The cooks prepare dishes that range from cheese ravioli and spicy tuna paninis to salmon and avocado sushi rolls.
A stylish, pitch-black façade with crimson accents beckons passersby into Asia, where they can indulge in hot-off-the-wok chicken and steak entrees, or revel in the rawness of sushi and hand-rolled maki. Like a mashed-potato sculpture of the United Nations headquarters, each feast is an edible testament to a peaceful blend of cultures, with Chinese dishes of crispy duck sharing table space with South American tuna ceviche and Japanese salmon sashimi. Chefs carefully prepare all dishes according to kosher dietary rules.
Amidst the restaurant's funky zebra-print chairs and flat-screen TVs showing the game, guests end meals of pan-seared gyoza or grilled Atlantic salmon with decadent desserts such as chocolate ganache cake or fried gelato. On Saturday nights, diners pair sushi with potent tropical cocktails including minty mojitos or the signature Pineapple Express.
Known by its fans simply as BPX, Boca Pita Express has built a reputation as one of the area's favorite kosher establishments. Certified Glatt Kosher by O.R.B. standards, the Boca Raton stop features an international menu that ranges from sushi to Israeli specialties. Falafel plays a starring role during lunch hours, appearing in pita sandwiches or alongside salads as part of Israeli platters. Across the menu's borders, an expansive Asian-inspired selection features sushi, sashimi, and chef's special rolls. BPX is also renowned for its lengthy take-out menu, which is especially popular on holidays when local ovens do most of their traveling.
A glossy white bar occupies the expansive dining room, curving in a giant half-circle that leads into an area that connects red booths. It looks like the stylish, marble bar found in an upscale lounge, but upon further inspection, it holds plates of sushi that are actually moving. That's because it?s a magnetic conveyor belt, and it invites diners to snag whatever traveling morsels they like. A visit to Jidai Kaiten Sushi and Sake Bar is as much about the experience as it is the food. But with fresh seafood, neatly rolled maki, and artfully drizzled sauces, the food is most definitely the star. Chefs also sear steaks and lobster tails on the hibachi, char-grill Chilean sea bass, and practice tiny sword skills when preparing pad Thai.