Drunken Dragon

Drunken Dragon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.drunkendragon.com/
  • Phone: 3053978556x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed Mondays! Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 6:00pm - 12:00am; Friday & Saturday 6:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Torres
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: House playlist curated by our family at Drunken Dragon to help set the proper vibe for our guests. Expect classic rock and hip hop from the golden era as well as reggae and pop classics.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Court
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We are located on Alton Road with access to street parking as well as valet parking.
A word from Drunken Dragon
Drunken Dragon is an Asian inspired gastro pub. Think Japanese izakaya, mixed with a Korean BBQ restaurant crossed with an English styled tavern.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Drunken Dragon reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (68)fit for foodies (56)neighborhood gem (49)vibrant bar scene (44)good for groups (39)late-night find (33)special occasion (31)romantic (24)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Place
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything was great here! The duck confit is to die for. The service was great too. Cool atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a total letdown
    Carlos
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Expectations were high......delivery very poor!!! Food very poor.......ambiance........very poor.......Nothing to write home about!!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drunk in love
    eatlikeapro
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    this place is amazing. great food, ambiance beer selection and people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTING FOOD!!!
    Evatatiana
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our male bartender was grouchy and had a terrible personality... Green Jasmine tea from a bottle, opened rudely AND $6???? Then we were taken to our table and advised no tenderloin strips available and only had 4 of the 10 meat items on BBQ menu. No genuine Vietnamese Pho soup either. Got 6 medium size shrimps and no sides for $18! Shanghai Fried rice what a rip-off! It was hard, uncooked, had a few green onion and scrambled egg pieces you needed a microscope to detect. To top off the worst food experience in my life, the mochi dessert did not contain ice cream inside like real mochi, it was pieces of mochi dough on top of regular ice cream. What an insult to Asian cuisine! Would not recommend this restaurant to a friend or enemy!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Misleading
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was excellent however there are only 6 tables that actually have the BBQ at the table and you need to reserve those ahead of time. The hostess tried to seat my boyfriend (6 foot 2 inches) at a small very low to the ground table where he did not fit. With a reservation, that should never happen. We had to wait for a table in the dining room and only had a selection of half of the menu because we were not at the BBQ tables. With that said the food was great and our waiter was excellent but the experience could have been better and was misleading.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Korean BBQ done all
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Drunken dragon fails to deliver. The food here tastes good. But te portion is very minute. I left here spending over 100.00 and felt like I ate an appetizer. Overall the food in Miami and southbeach doesn't compare to NYC, nj, or Philadelphia or Chicago.
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  • Amazing!
    Sydliz
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service food cocktails waitress tina all great. Book bbq table
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and fun!
    LuckyPalm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great time :-) and the bar service and table service has improved since our last visit. More friendly and welcoming! The food was delish as always and the waiter did a perfect job recommending the type and number of dishes to order. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to have The Dragon !!
    ChefAdam
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great addition to the neighborhood dining scene. I'm sure this place will give Khong River House a run for its money. For the most part the food was good some dishes missed the mark but the flavors were there. Cocktails were excellent service is great all in all a fun night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept
    FlamingoGirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome drinks, concept is great. My expectations when I made my reservation were very high on food and drink, food was under seasoned for my preference. I will try again for sure!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Yummies
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It appears to be a new restaurant still trying to establish itself. The servers were good and attentive. However, the food overall was okay. Nothing special at all for what we paid, we had the edamame, twice fried chicken, short ribs, buns. I ordered from the regular menu, if I ever return, I would definitely try to sit at one of the bar-b-que tables. Doubt I will be back.... too many other good restaurants to go to.
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  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had heard about Drunken Dragon and we loved what we experienced. Very define flavors in everything that was served to us. the Pork Buns were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waste of time
    Daniela
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went three hours before reservation to have a chance of being seated before. Not only did they never call us we spent $130 at the bar and never got to sit down. The girls at the front were letting anyone that gave them a tip in before us. Not cool. We left at 11:00 after getting there at 8:00pm. The girls in the front are totally unaware of how to handle guests. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looks can be deceiving
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    An unmarked door in a seedy strip plaza turns out to be a cool and delicious new eatery in Miami. I thought the place would be a themed type Korean restaurant with lots of gimmicks, but it turned out to be a really grat dining experience. We especially enjoyed the Peking Bao, the Crack Spare Ribs,the Skirt Steak, the Brussel Sprouts and the Stone Pot Rice. We are looking forward to our next visit to try some other dishes. Jason was our excellent waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Get there early to get the BBQ table to grill your own food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place great food
    DrTast3buds
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Almost walked by the place as it is very hidden in a small strip mall between a subway and a dominos. Walked in to discover a very trendy , very happening for Wednesday night lovely dinner spot. The food was delicious as was the drinks and the service. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LeslieC42
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went there on Friday and had a blast! Yes there is a wait but to those reviewers who give it lass stars because of that you are not being fair. The place is packed and you would not have to wait if you did not want a BBQ table where you cook yourself. However its worth the wait. I actually went with a vegetarian/fish only friend and she LOVED it. The side dishes are great, rice, noodles, beat salad, etc. The meat is great cuts and add the sauces to make it amazing! Fourth time there. LOVE IT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super food
    JoeF
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Awesome menu with great choices. Food was excellent and different. Immediately it's one of our favorites. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious short ribs
    mediocreVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Cute and cozy atmosphere, nothing too fancy but the food was very good. My favorite was the short ribs and Brussels sprouts. Service could have been better but I cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great addition
    Vincent
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great new restuarant on the beach. Always good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • you would never know...
    tinab
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    so behind the dark glass windows and no name walls this restuarant was awesome the drinks were great and the food super, saw alot of old time faces from the core of south beach in its hay days.. Our waiter was terrible i kept trying to engage in whats good to order and he was just a dud, but nonetheless our experience was great!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Eleonora
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great interesting and fun. Not a twice a week type of place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A breath of fresh fire
    newtomiami
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is what's been missing in Miami. Hands-down the best Asian in the 305. Every dish was packed with unique flavor and texture. The popcorn we couldn't get enough of. Great vibe and service too. Get there before the rest of Miami discovers it and reservations become harder to score than a goal against die Mannschaft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit, beware 20% Svc Chg
    miamispiceVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Some of the staff are really good and informed, some not. Starting with the surly hostess, & rude food runner. Our waiter was pleasant but could have been more helpful in the decision making. Food is pretty pricey & not all good. Beet salad is not roasted as claimed rather steamed, peeled, left in the fridge till service, water logged & chilly on top of yoghurt sauce, leaves a runny dripping mess on the plate, on top a handful of dry arugula leaves tossed in for looks only. The kim chi also freezing, lacked flavor because of that. Worthwhile , pulled pork with buns, stone pot rice peking bao,brussels were overly sweet & cloying. Crispy, bok choy just ok, skip dessert. I sent back a glass of wine since it came from an uncorked open bottle
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best Miami Restaurants!
    MiamiFoodie1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Drunken Dragon is my new favorite restaurant in Miami! Not only is the atmosphere great but the service has been exceptional from the day it opened. The food is incredible and the flavor pairings are some of the best I have ever had. I enjoyed items made from the kitchen above the bar b que prepared at the table. I could not get enough of the Peking BAO & The Short Stack Ribs, the Kimchi was amazing and I was astounded by the truffled pop corn as an appetizer. There is not a sign on the outside of the building so most do not know the restaurant even exists, which makes this restaurant an even better find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste bud sensation!!!
    seethefoodcritic
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was amazing. So many different flavors combined perfectly. The short ribs, lobster rolls and bok choy were my favorites. The dipping sauces were excellent too. This place is definitely fit for foodies. Atmosphere was lovely dim, romantic yet energetic at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food ok, but owner rude
    TheCulinaryDiva
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good, but they severd the wine in water glass, and the chocolate brownie dessert was a liquid jar of uneatable mess. When We spoke to one of the owners about it , (since both of us are chefs and know how food should look and taste), he was extremely rude. I would not eat there again, nor recommend anyone going there. There is not even a sign out front.. the owner thinks it's cool to make you have to call to find the joint. Also there is no parking, you have to park several streets down and walk through dirt and construction to get to the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Energetic
    MIMI
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A brave opening in the awful torn up area of Alton Rd. It's full of good food and vibes. The service is a little iffy but will improve with time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Dragon Delivered
    SouthBeachLocal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First off all... I love how the restaurant is in a hole in the wall and yet when you walk in, you feel like you've entered a secret place outside Miami. The service was fantastic and by fantastic I mean staff was well spoken, understood the menu and announced each dish along with a short description when it arrived. Parking is an issue as Alton is under construction but I will definitely be back. The Ribs and Ducks are A+ I didn't care too much for the Edamame but the crispy bok choy was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LeslieC42
    LeslieC42
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Such great food and a really good experience. It looks like a different experience from the outside then the inside. You may have to wait for a table but it is totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing spot
    Carla0522
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great ambience, beautiful establishment , friendly service ... Great different food,, overall great night.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crouching tiger, Hidden restaurant
    Scrotor
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sneaky restaurant with interesting menu. Mainly Korean but with dabs of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and American dishes. You will need to get a special reservation to get a Korean grill otherwise the Korean bbq is pre cooked for you. The food is well prepared. Our duck had crispy skin and was perfectly cooked. They mixed my Stone pot rice for me (bi-bim bop) which I didn't much care for, but the rice was crispy and mixed well with the egg. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    anveating
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Dined here last weekend with my wife and another couple and had a great experience. A beautifully designed and unexpected interior for its low key location in a quiet strip mall. The food was great, as was the service. Creative, tapas style menu with nice wine options, and some great beer and sake. We tried several dishes, no complaints on any, but remember the lobster roll and kimchi carbonara as favorites. Looking forward to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LuckyPalm
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Best new neighborhood spot in SoBe in long time!! Great drinks, excellent food and wonderful welcoming service! Nice bar ambiance too. A bit pricy for the portion size being so small, but rather pay for quality than quantity :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant not open for business
    FrenchyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    i book a reservation on open table, after having a hard time finding parking with all the construction around..briging a client to dinner, i found out the restaurant is closed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • great
    diner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very cool restaurant. Looks like an abandoned building space from outside, but when you go in you're amazed at 1. How much bigger it is from the inside, and 2. How nice it is. My one complaint is that it can be a bit too dark to the point where it is difficult to read the menu. For was great however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neilgoodmanVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Drunken Dragon is an excellent casual dining experience. The menu is quite varied with the chef's inspiring take on Korean cuisine including Korean grilling at the table. The staff is very friendly and helpful with prompt service. Strong recommendation. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, will come back again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was really good and interesting combinations. Quality is very good. The service needs some improvement but you can't expect more from a restaurant open only 3 days. Hopefully it will improve.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    LeslieC42
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Awesome place!!! The outside may fool you. In total Foxhole tradition there is no sign outside. Once you go in its got a cool NYC vibe. The food was delicious !!! Short Ribs and tenderloin were tender and amazing. Jason our server was polite, knowledgeable and on top of it. South Beach needed this place and a must. Cool factor 10!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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