Venice and its gondola trips are part of our sweetest fantasies. Even if you already lived the experience, you probably dream of repeating it. How about living an equally lovely moment, but with food included? Casa Sensei in Fort Lauderdale offers gondola rides where you can enjoy delicacies, and although we didn't know it, it's all we needed.

The restaurant opened at the end of last year on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, and the views of the Himmarshee canal from the venue are spectacular. They offer an Asian and Latin fusion menu, which includes dishes not only delicious but also beautifully presented. However, the cherry on the cake is undoubtedly the romantic gondola rides.

Here you have two options. You can have your meal at the restaurant with its beautiful waterfront views and take a gondola ride through the Himmarshee canal after; or instead reserve dinner in the gondola to enjoy breathtaking views of lush vegetation, gorgeous residences by the canal, and wildlife including iguanas, peacocks, and even manatees.

Gondola rides are offered by the restaurant in collaboration with Riverfront Gondola Tours and they usually last 90 minutes. Their boats are ecological because they move with electricity and can accommodate up to 6 people. And by the way, they glow in the dark too! The price is $37 per person per ride.

In addition to this, Casa Sensei offers an attractive and contemporary menu with signature dishes like their Korean Grilled Steak Chimichurri with wasabi mashed potatoes and lobster guacamole. Another must in their menu is the huge bamboo boats with a variety of sushi rolls.

They have a full bar with delicious cocktails prepared with their complete selection of unique Japanese whiskeys, sakes and other strong spirits. They usually offer Happy Hour from Monday to Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with wines, beers, and other spirits at half price. Check their social media accounts for details. 

At the end of your visit, a giant cotton candy cloud will arrive with your check courtesy of the house, so you can leave with the sweetest memory of the place. Can there be anything cooler?

Casa Sensei

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Latin American and Pan-Asian Fusion 

Address: 1200 E Las Olas Blvd # 101, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

Why you should go: To enjoy a delicious meal while you take a dreamy gondola ride. 

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