Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi
Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi

Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dragonflyorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4073703359x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Service:

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ray Hideaki Leung
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For those events requiring the Dragonfly experience outside the restaurant, platters are available as well as full service catering that includes a personal chef, full bar accommodations, music, lighting, design, event planning and more.
  • Special Events: Please go to our website: DragonflyOrlando.com and sign up to take part in our mailing list. Members receive emails with our special events, promotions as well as special discounts just for signing up!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sand Lake Road West & Della Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking and a parking garage, Dragonfly also offers free valet parking for all of our guests.
A word from Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi offers authentic Japanese gastropub cuisine with a modern twist, featuring a variety of grilled items and specialty sushi rolls. Each item is prepared utilizing traditional robata grilling techniques and fresh ingredients for an assortment of uniquely composed dishes. Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi is among few in the nation to bring authentic robata grilling to Orlando, which uses special white coals called binchō-tan that heat up to 1,000 degrees Celsius and burn cleanly without smoke. The high level of heat fully cooks proteins and vegetables and captures their natural flavors. Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi is ideal for many occasions, offering an elegant, yet comfortable ambiance. Plus, private dining, a chic Chef’s Table, a lakeside patio, a sushi bar, a VIP room and more are available. Each detail of our modern restaurant has been thoughtfully considered for the ultimate dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)fit for foodies (55)hot spot (48)good for groups (43)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (35)great for outdoor dining (32)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (14)notable wine list (10)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Sylvie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The hostess was great, we had made a reservation and called to say we were running late, got there and were still seated right away. After that the service was pretty lacking. It took forever to get water, even longer for the server, and we saw little of her afterwards. We had ordered the Magical Dining prix fixe and each got two rolls of sushi, so you would think they would bring soy sauce out with the small dish of wasabi and ginger they provided for us to share. It took absolutely forever to flag someone down for soy sauce. We eventually had to get the attention of a server with a huge tray of food in her hands and ask HER for soy sauce, because we weren't going to get anyone elses attention. The chef's special rolls are delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    BRM1225
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went for Orlando Magical Dining. The menu option for that is items on the regular menu, no special options. The food was very good. If you want to go for sushi they have a great selection and a nice sushi bar you may sit at. The service was good even though the kitchen was very slow. My husband received his salad about 10 minutes before I received my soup. Same thing happened with our meals but the wait for the other person wasn't as long. The food should come out at the time in my opinion. All in all I would go back maybe for sushi or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EVERYTHING was excellent
    Claudia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was our first time dining here We completely enjoyed our meals. I LOVED the sushi. Our waitress was awesome. Will surely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Magical Dining
    YisthisVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We thought we'd try Dragonfly for Magical Dining. It was a mistake. The value of the Magical Dining was less than the fixed price of Magical Dining though we didn't realize that until after we ordered. Food was okay. Very mediocre. Sushi rolls to choose from were less than interesting, with too many with cream cheese (not what I like in a roll.) The black cod was good. Husband's rolls were tough (chewy seaweed). Based on this, we won't be back for regular dining as other locations nearby are better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    FathersDaydinner2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The warm spinach salad was amazing!! We enjoyed the magical dining menu plus there was also a special on wine bottles. Our server was well informed of all the dishes and helped us feel comfortable with what we were ordering. When I made our reservation I noted that we were celebrating our anniversary and had no need to remind them while we were dining. Before the end of the night our server brought us a fried cheesecake with ice cream and congratulated us. The attention to details were great! Looking forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I request birthday ' cake in the end but They forgot my birthday' cake,
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just SUSHI
    SundayDriverVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My husband does not eat sushi and he loves this restaurant. The Robata Grill produces the best tasting "Umami" styled meats, seafood and vegetables. This is an "IT SPOT" with a great drink bar, sushi bar, Robata Grill bar, and outdoor seating. The large staff is super friendly and attentive. Do your taste buds a treat and try this fabulous, unique, and vibrant restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winedoctorVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A great place to go for innovative Asian food. Great flavors. Love the warm spinach salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice local spot
    romantic
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not one of the typical tourist traps. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magical dining experience
    Shirley
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We chose this restaurant on the Orlando magical dining Web page. The restaurant is very clean and the staff friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. Our server explained that the normal way they serve is similar to tapas but due to magical dining month they put together the selection we had for a 3 course meal. We were not disappointed with anything on the menu. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to my friends and family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrandmadVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always a wonderful meal. Service and presentation equal the delisious food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I are very picky about where we will eat Sushi and this is our favorite place! The food is excellent and the service was just as good. I only wish it were closer to where we live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fairways98
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service was efficint and attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent. Would highly recommend to friends and business associates that they should give Dragonflyl - Robata Grill & Sushi a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese Tapas
    LadyAmbo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I absolutely love Japanese food and the fact that I can order various small plates and get an opportunity to try so much is right up my alley! The food has great flavor and presentation. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Always enoy dining here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Foodie12
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Happy hour is a must. Many items to try at GREAT prices. Wew went twicw and enjoyed the steam buns, bacon wrap vegetables and the sushi rolls all for $6.00 or less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GMCS
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Best sushi, great service and a very good selection of drinks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer!
    SushiLover
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My boyfriend and I's first time here. It is absolutely nice. Lighting is very dim inside, very relaxing ambience. Server was amazing and extremely helpful. I believe his name was Eric. Appetizer and Sushi came out extremely quick. It was delicious. Big eye tuna kobachi was amazing! Also, the dragonfly roll! Would definitely come back again soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was disappointing
    not2pickyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service deteriorated as the room we were seated in began to fill up. At that point service was inattentive. Food however was delicious. We enjoyed several sushi rolls and kobata salmon, as well as the short ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok experience
    JBL0214
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Came in at around 915.. They sat us pretty quick but then 20 minutes later, we where still sitting with nobody attending to us. Finally, i called one waiter who passed by and asked if he coukd take our orders.they gave us free appetizers to say sorry but did not expect that kind of service from a restaurant like this. The food was really good though..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    yummyeats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner at Dragonfly. The food was delicious and the service was great! Thanks for such a great experience....this is definitely one of my favorite spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find!
    JnK4man
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Exactly what my husband and I were looking for on our weekend getaway in Orlando! Such a refreshing change from the plethora of chain restaurants and tourist traps. For sushi the bomb and lobster rolls were a knockout. The yellowtail collar with ponzu, waygu beef skewers, and duck skewers (on special the night we went) were unbelievable! I'd also recommend the rib eye yakisoba, wild mushroom ragu, and sauteed baby bok choy with garlic. The best small plate restaurant my husband and I have ever been to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and very cool decor.
    ImTheRedHead
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I loved the modern decor and the great food! It's a great date night place or fun with a group of friends (I have been there twice and have not seen any kids.). We enjoyed their great happy hour specials and then had dinner. Everything was delicious! I really enjoyed their Ginger Salad, Crunch Sushi Rolls, Shrimp Tempura and the Fried Ice cream (big enough to share). We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice !
    Sevenisland02
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Second time for us and loved it more than the first time: tales some getting used to (selectionning the menu and evaluating the portions). Good recommodations given to us by our server. Will ne going back for sure !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Food Ever!
    SundayDriverVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The Best Food Ever! Really you ask? Well if you enjoy healthy eating...you will appreciate watching your fresh simple food cook on the Robata Grill. I dined with my husband who does NOT eat sushi so he was reluctant to go to Dragonfly. Well we found out that Dragonfly is much more than great sushi! The grilled food is what differentiates it from all the other Japanese restaurants out there. Do not miss the Kobe beef sliders! Or the grilled U-10 shrimp! Grilled Mushrooms & Asparagus! All Yummy. All served in small portions so you can try a variety of dishes without over eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time here - AMAZING
    MillersVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Sushi is a SOOOO good here. Lots of care and thought put into menu and presentation. The cucumber martini and OJ Mojito are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Kgt0217
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The staff and experience at Dragonfly was amazing! They made my husband's surprise dinner so special! I was extremely impressed. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bday dinner
    beardown85
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Everyone was very friendly and wished me a happy birthday. It was enjoyable as we just moved down to Orlando from Washington DC! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy and delicious
    dina77
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great spot for sushi and robata grill. Love how the food is served in tapas style portions so, you can try several dishes and share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our best meals ever...
    MillersVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Coming from HUGE foodies I am telling you it was one of our top 10 overall best meals of all time.. Unfortunately they were out of the Kobe beef we ordered but they politely substituted the ribeye for free. Sushi is magnificent here and no idea why it was not busier. Great place.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a fan
    jengeorgia
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I was really excited to try this restaurant but the food did not live up to the hype. Our server was really great and the inside of the restaurant was nice but I thought most of the food was lacking in flavor, especially the sushi. I was really excited to try to sushi and it just left me very disappointed. We tried some items off of every part of the menu since it is more of a tapas style restaurant. Our favorites were the bacon wrapped asparagus and the brussel sprouts which were both great. The mixed drinks were also very good. However, we did not really like any of the main items. I do not think we will give this one a second chance. There are too many other great restaurants in the area!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • again reliable change
    Shandy61VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    we visit dragon fly one on each visit from the uk-4 times a year-and have never been disappointed good service again this time and the sushi is excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good night out
    JoeandAmy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    1st time eating here, and it was awesome! They have a good selection of sushi, everything was great, I gave it 4 stars because some of the rolls we ordered fell apart instantly when we picked them up with our chopsticks
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired of the front desk attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We eat at Dragonfly about every two months with our older teens. Last time, we dined at 6:00 pm and the dining room was virtually empty. The host wanted to place us at the very worst table in the back near the patio door. When we objected and asked for another table, the back was again suggested - just a different table. When I asked for seating in the main dining room, we were placed in a corner by the bathroom. This is not the first time we've dealt with this kind of attitude and I'm tired of the snooty behavior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sexy, chic night spot
    mimi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Sashimi was interesting and beyond fresh! Service was superb! Go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous - just fabulous
    ScottsdaleGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    this place is at the top of our list for great design, bar, patio, courtyard, and parties regardless of the cities we've visited. please start one of these in Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi in The Country
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Hands down this is the best Sushi restaurant I have ever been too. Simply fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 399 reviews are from the Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi reviews archive.
  • Loved it!
    otisriley
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My wife and I came here on our date night while grandma watched the kids. Fancy cuisine is not typically my thing, as I can typically order off of the kid's menu. But the food here was PHENOMENAL. My wife enjoyed it just as much. Great service, great ambience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi in Orlando--hands down!!
    Eatthisandthat
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We've been coming here for a couple years now and will drive from across town just to eat Sushi here vs. somewhere closer to our house. Try the pork belly ramen noodle bowl!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roboto Sushi
    LoveTheSushi
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food and service, a real change for those of us who love Sushi to try some other Tapas from the Japanese cooked variety. We will definitely be going back and making recommendations to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate