Where East Meets West - A Blend of Tradition and Taste!

The Cultured Pearl Rooftop Deck & Pond

The Cultured Pearl Rooftop Deck & Pond with a 5,000 gallon Koi pond under the gazebos and walkways is the hot spot in town for a delicious sunset dinner or under the stars.

The Cultured Pearl Sushi Bar

The Cultured Pearl Sushi Bar with Master Sushi Chef Hiro. Serving only the best is top Sushi grade fish and other delicacies.

Happy hour from 4:00 - 6:00 Serving up all your favorite cocktails, wine and beer as well as our special house drinks.

Happy hour from 4:00 - 6:00 Serving up all your favorite cocktails, wine and beer as well as our special house drinks.

Live Music & Entertainment Stage

Our new entertainment stage for late night live music with a state of the art sound system and entertainers that will knock your socks off!

We offer a private dining room that can host up to 36 guests comfortably. This room is equipped with 42" flat panel LCD monitors that allow for easy hookup to your own laptop for presentations. A separate music system is also provided.

Reservations: (302) 227-8493

Please call for patio reservations:
(302) 227-8493

Great Sushi!

The Cultured Pearl Restaurant Sushi

Voted "Best of Delaware" 20 year in a row! Master sushi chef Hiro serves up traditional and house specials that are made to delight the senses.



Live Entertainment!

The Cultured Pearl Japanese Restaurant Bar

With a new top of the line sound system, local and guest entertainment, late night music at the Pearl is a summer event that is sure to please all.

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About The Cultured Pearl Sushi & Fusion Restaurant

Sun., Mon. & Thurs
4 - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday
4 - 10PM

Closed Tues & Wed

4:00 - 6:00pm!

 Sat & Sun 4 - 6pm

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(302) 227-8493


The Cultured Pearl Rooftop Kio Pond

Since 1993 The Cultured Pearl has been responsible for bringing the art of sushi into the lives of hundreds of thousands. Susan Townley Wood, the designer and proprietor, has created an atmosphere that is unique in the restaurant industry. From the Pearl's long-term staff to its loyal customer base the energy and passion Susan brings is evident in us all. Part of her secret is to always keep them guessing. What will the new construction bring? What new delicious dishes are on the next menu release? The excitement builds with each new project completed! With what we believe is the strongest kitchen in the area the food will never disappoint. Created and prepared by Susan's husband Robert along with many of the Eastern Shore's top chefs. Susan's design and decorating is sure to please. Always keeping in mind, and respecting, traditional Japanese architecture Susan has created an environment full with bamboo, flowing water, Koi and live birds. The Pearl boasts a 5,000 gallon rooftop "lake" that is home to many aquatic species and hosts diners nightly in the raised gazebos. Her desire for the best has shown itself in our magnificently crafted sushi bar and drinking bar tops. Made from a single black walnut tree the two bars together measure nearly 50 feet.

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The Cultured Pearl has been rated #8 of the Top 11 Best Sushi Restaurants in America on TABELog... TABELog is a lively online community for foodies, by foodies! You can view the entire list at: TABELog's Top 11 Best sushi Restaurants.


The Cultured Pearl Rooftop Kio Pond and Gazebo Deck

Rooftop Deck

The Cultured Pearl Rooftop Kio Pond and Gazebo Deck

Shops At The Pearl Mall

The Cultured Pearl Stage

The Pearl Stage

The Cultured Pearl Rooftop Kio Pond and Gazebo Deck

Sushi and Sahimi

The Cultured Pearl American Dishes and Seafood

American Dishes and Seafood

The Cultured Pearl Tempura Shrimp!

Tempura Shrimp!


We finished our party a the Cultured Pearl a little while ago. We were blown away! Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere. Thank you so much for all of your help making our party so much fun and so seamless. Simi was beyond helpful - we loved him! He is truly top tier. John also greeted us and was great. We felt so welcome.

Thanks again for all of your help and for sticking around to say hello :) We can't wait to visit again soon.

Best regards,



Special Events

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00am
The Cultured Pearl Halloween Events how many candy corns in bowl
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Sea Witch Festival 25th Annual Halloween Event Senator Carper & WGMD
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
A Taste of Miyagi - Delaware’s Sister State Mon-Sat Oct 17th-22nd 2016