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Drunken Poet Cafe Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar

Drunken Poet Cafe Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.drunkenpoetsarasota.com/index.html
  • Email: drunkenpoetcafe@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (941) 955-8404
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Thai, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orange Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Drunken Poet Cafe Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar
Located on Main St. in downtown Sarasota, just past the intersection of Main and Orange, the Drunken Poet Cafe Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar is reinventing Japanese and Thai cuisine.
With dishes to suit all tastes, sophisticated dining has never been so much fun! Try the Poet's famous "Sexy Man Roll" to explore new flavors, or order the Pad Thai for a traditional dish with an awesome presentation.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Tom Yum soup was good. They were out of curry puffs which I wanted to try and I wasn't told until I ordered them. MY husband's sushi was good. Based on others reviews I was prepared to experience poor service. It was very good up until the end when we had to wait a long time for them to pick up our credit card for the check - not sure why. Our waitress disappeared. The night we were there was very noisy with two parties having babies (does not seem like that kind of restaurant to me) but a caution to those who like quiet places that this is not one."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Their menu varies from Thai to Sushi. The evening we dined there, our interest was definitely on the sushi. They have some very special inventive rolls, which are larger than the average sushi roll - so don't order too much. We were on our way to the theater, so didn't want to eat too 'heavy'. I ordered the Sexy Woman Roll and my husband, Buco Bob Roll. Both were expertly prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. In fact, if you visit their webpage, I'm sure all the pictures of the food will make you want to go there. The servers were very attentive and the sushi chef very friendly. I'd defintely recommend a trip to the Drunken Poet when visiting Sarasota."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "we've been there before and enoyed it. This time the service was very mediocre and it wasn't a busy night. We ordered a plate and the wrong one arrived - it was confusion between our guest and the server. The server argued with us that we had to take this plate since we ordered it. we didn't we wanted another dish and she fought with us. disappointing"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had heard great things so we were eager to eat here. The sushi was mediocre at best. The Green curry was bad! Like Spoiled! On the positive side the service was great. It was a fun outdoor scene and it was dog friendly. I hope we just caught them on a bad food night!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service was pathetic. We didn't see lur food order for 90 minutes after we had sat down. This was after only one drink."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Chose Drunken Poet's Café because it was fairly close to the Opera House. Next time we will choose it because of the superior food & great service we experienced. THE best Pad Thai ever!!! All the food was wonderful, presentation was exquisite. Our reservation was honored immediately (they actually saved our table on a busy Saturday night !!!). Waitstaff was great, they seem to work as a team rather than individually. We will definitely be back. Ed & Kay"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The specials were expensive and not good! Too noisy......could hardly have a conversation at our table. those of us who ordered the sushi were happier."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food here was excellent and good pricing. Décor was on the coffee bar look, but OK"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Food was okay but we had a poor beginning. The table we had did not have the previous food wiped off and I had to ask the waitress to do get a rag and wipe it off. Then when my drink came the glass was sticky on the outside. The food arrived and was okay, but didn't seem to have the flavors we've had there before. My wife's vegetarian option was mostly onions and celery. We're hoping it was an off night. The waitress, Carol, did a nice job all things considered."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Great service, wonderful sushi rolls & a variety of curries that will make your mouth water! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "The first time we went to this restaurant we really liked everything about it, I went again without my husband and was not very happy, but my husband wanted to give it another try, well once again it seems to have lost its charm."
    Dined on 7/28/2013