fantastic sushi and tapas
dragonfly has really great sushi and tapas. the quality of the fish is top notch, the service was fast and attentive but stayed out of the way, prices were almost too inexpensive. i highly recommend it.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first experience!
We visited Dragonfly on the recommendations we had from friends who had dined there. We were in the modd for "something different" and the tapas menu was such an unexpected surprise! Unique choices, delicious flavorings, loved the concept!! We certainly will be back and recommend to our friends . . . definitely a place not to miss!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining experience was quite nice with a fairly extensive wine and sake list. A little pricey but didn't think it was too outrageous for the quality of food received. Server did a nice job on timing dishes and last minute orders arrived promptly unlike many other sushi places. Favorites - wagu grilled beef, sashimi and rolls for the kids. Would definitely come back again.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Japanese Alternative
Along with traditional sushi, the "new" sushi and rolls are very good. Different appetizer options were very good. Nice change from the standard Japanese fare.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dragonfly sushi is a little on the expensive side but well worth it. Their house sake is divine.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food in a beautifully decorated atmosphere!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated by birthday at Dragonfly Orlando. Our table of 17 was set up very nicely in the private room. The atmosphere was great and the food was timely even for a large party like ours! We were one of the last ones there because we were having such a great time. Love this place!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Server was over the top and we left her 30% tip
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really, really good sushi, rolls, and the items cooked on the Robata Grill are just gorgeous. The Tempura Cheesecake for dessert is incredible, as are the cocktails! Ask your server for the daily specials. This is one of my favourite places in Orlando to eat Sushi.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time eating here and I really enjoyed the food. The Sushi was execellent. Try this place, you won't regret it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi! Great service! Surprisingly wonderful for a mom and pop place! Great quality and nice presentation!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi place
After dealing with common tourist dinners all week it was refreshing to walk into a place that let you know from the minute that you walk in that you are about to have a seriously great dining experience. The ambience was impressive. You could see the chefs in their respective cooking stations preparing the various dishes in silence. The ambience was only surpassed by the food and the attentiveness of our waiter ..
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite restaurant
This is my favorite restaurant in the world. Any time I am in town it is a must! The sushi is amazing! The dragonfly roll and fire me up wasabi are my favorites, but you can't go wrong with anything you order on the menu. I wish I had a dragonfly where I lived.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night out at Firefly
Had good food in cool ambience! I would recommend to friends and family.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We know sushi & this was great...the Robata rib eye to die for, Chirahsi fish very fresh...all food wonderful, but the cucumber martini was outstanding....could have drank 10 more. Will return to sample more.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was great and the staff
food was great and the staff was very knowledgeable and were great in assisting is
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best sushi I've had
This is a great restaurant all around. The staff is great and the food is superb. I've never had a bad meal here.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A different dining experience
Dragonfly is a unique dining experience. You should select several menu options to share. The portions are small but amazing. The grilled meats and fish are delicious. Our second time here and just as amazing as the first. This tapas style dining is a must try if you are visiting orlando. One of our favorite restaurants ever.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
When we made our reservation i did input that it was our 6 yr anniversary. I would have like a little better table to be able to sit next to my wife. They sat us at a two perdon table next to the sushi bar. Not exactly what i was thinking but overall good experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Japanese Restaurant in Orlando
This is my favorite Japanese Restaurant in the Orlando Area. I have had Japanese food in NYC, LA, and Las Vegas and this is still one of my favorites! The food, service, and ambience are fantastic! Here are some of my favorite dishes: Dragonfly Roll, Yellowtail Collar, Kalbi Beef, Tuna Kobachi, and Lava Roll. I recommend eating at 8:30PM: the service is better than 7:00 because the restaurant is less crowded.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went twice in three nights!
This is one of the best restaurant choices in greater Orlando, especially if you are stuck in Disney. The menu allows for your party to express different tastes, despite the Japanese theme. The robata grill menu made our evening and caused us to return two nights later rather than settling for same-old, same-old elsewhere in the area. Service was top-flight: attentive but not intrusive, knowledgable about the food and the sake choices, and responsive to us. We chose sushi the second night (plus the robata menu) and it was especially fresh. Many great choice from the sushi and roll menus. Recommended with enthusiasm!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food and service
I went to the restaurant with my friend and both of us loved it. Beginning with the waitress, that was fantastic. She explained how everything worked and made excellent recommendations from the menu. The food was delicious. The rolls, the black cod and the heirloom tomato salad were very very good.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The server did a great job
The server did a great job explaining the menu to us and offering suggestions for new things to try. She made me very comfortable with menu. The noise level was really loud, with the ambience it was a beautiful date night but it was hard to talk to each other because the noise was loud. We enjoyed the food. and will be back again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant
I have been to this restaurant many times the food is great but the service is so so
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fresh food , noisy neighbours
We have been to dragonfly several times.food was good .we had the mango tango sushi rolls to start which were fresh and tasty,
Followed by salmon, risotto ,steak and salad all of which were really good .my favourite was the risotto it was just as it should be .
Service was good too .only downside was we were sitting outside and could hear the quiz night at the restarant / bar next door which spoilt the atmosphere .dragonfly could do with having a word with their noisy neighbours !!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for my birthday with a group of 12 people, my 5 and 7 yr old kids included. We had a wonderful time and the food was awesome. It's not as expensive as people think. I'm looking froward to going again. I recommend it for any occasion!
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great tapas with a Japanese flare!
We always try a new restaurant while traveling to Orlando and we usually don't eat at chain restaurants. This place is a hidden gem! Sushi rolls are amazing and very different than your regular rainbow or dragon roll..here you get the unexpected. Tapas are small so easily order a few items. Jumbo fried shrimp and the chicken skewers are fantastic!!!
The ambiance is wonderful and I would definitely recommend it!!
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Surf and Turf is the best!
I used to think that Amura had the best rolls until my wife and tried tried Dragonfly. Best Japanese Sushi bar we've ever been to!
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been here before, but tonight it was great. The waitress was the best! We tried the magical dining and it so delish! Had the miso soup with clams yum then chicken skewers with soba noodles yum thrid course was a crab sushi roll yum and sorbet for dessert. What a deal at $33.00. But you have to ask for magical dining. Its funny all these restaurants offer these special menus but do no give it to you unless you ask. They have a great menu for this price including sushi dinners! I will go back again during the month.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing first time experience!!
My husband and I love going out to dinner at different sushi restaurants, so when we visited Orlando for the weekend we decided to try out Dragonfly. From the second we sat down the staff was there to help and were great at helping each other out, which we loved seeing (esp since we visited during the busy time) Our very friendly waitress came over immediately to greet us and went through the entire menu with us. She made some recommendations in the sushi department so we gave those rolls a try! Sooo glad we did!! The rolls were very unique and delicious!! And desert was wonderful as well!! Very happy with our experience and we will definitely go back next time we visit Orlando!!
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food, good service
We had both great food and some of the best service I've had in Orlando in a long time. We had a great time and will definitely return. I also can't remember the last time a manager visited the table but he both came by and took a moment longer than the typical "how was your food.. Good to hear". Loved it.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
they never received my reservation
they never received my reservation that i made on open table. Luckily they had a table available.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep coming back
I think I have eaten at the Orlando location more often now than at the Gainesville location... and I live in Gainesville! No offense to the Gainesville location. I have more oppotunities to eat out when out of town on business than when busy with life and family at home. Both locations are excellent!!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Grabbed a seat at the bar
Started out with a bottle of their "beginner sake" which was perfect for the group, cold with a slight sweetness. We ordered 3 rolls including the restaurant's namesake as well as a few items from the robata grill. The wagyu tenderloin with mushroom was excellent. The flounder special was beautiful and tasty. We ordered a few more delicious dishes from the menu to share including the yakisoba noodles. I thought it was a little too salty (I am slightly salt sensitive) but my companions thought otherwise. Overall it was a wonderful dinning experience. I'd go back to try other items on the menu. There are so many to choose from.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi was amazing, seating was in a quiet place, the environment was amazing, the food came out in a quick jiffy, the wait staff were professional, timely, and knew the menu like the back of their hand, and helped us learn how to eat the snap peas that we got as an appetizer. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great sushi dining experience in Orlando. Will defiantly go back when we go back to Orlando.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very impressed with food, ambiance and service was outstanding!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dragonfly - a gem in Orlando
Thankfully to Orlando Magical Dining, my family and I enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Dragonfly.
Our creatively prepared dishes were delicious. The ambience was easy going and classy all at one time.
The other highlight of our evening was our server, Sean. He was able to answer our questions and even came up with alternatives for my son, who has a peanut & seafood allergy. We will be recommending The Dragonfly to our friends.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Date Night
This place is expensive! But please come during happy hour M-F 5pm -7pm its well worth it! My lady and I both share 6 drinks together, and 8 appetizers. Total was $72.74! I was amazed how well priced the food was and it was delicious! We both had a great time for the amount we spent. The service was excellent, and the ambience was quite charming. Not too many people were there which made the evening perfect. This place is not too dressy, more suave than upsacle. I'm in my late 20's and we both felt really comfortable there.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty and unrushed
This was a business dinner and a last minute booking. The four of us each ordered a selection of sushi, sashimi and nigiri, with beer and sake while we waited for the order. The food was good but not exceptional. The service was very fine and the food arrived in good time. Our discussions didn't need to be shouted as the restaurant was only moderately noisy. It wasn't full be any means - we arrived at 8:30am. I'd certainly consider going back when I'm next in Orlando.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed here!
Another great time at Dragonfly! Sushi was great, excellent recommendation on a new Japanese beer from the server, fun time. I can't wait to go back!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi, but especially loved their specialty rolls. "The Bomb" really was the bomb and one of the best have had!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
All we expected and more
We were looking for a good sushi restaurant in the orlando area and were very fortunate to come across the dragonfly. We were very pleased with the selection, from food to sake. Service was very attentive without being over whelming. We will be back when we are back in town. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a small delay at the
After a small delay at the host stand until the gathering of 3 hostesses noticed us standing there, we were escorted to the back dining room. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu, highly recommending several items for appetizers. We chose robata grilled chicken and a California roll. Both were excellent. Our selections of sushi rolls as entrees were also outstanding.
The manager stopped by the table and engaged in nice conversation about his time in Japan, and presented us a tasting of sake. We enjoyed the entire experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a place to enjoy good food with friends and this was phenomenal! Prices were excellent , food was delicious and service outstanding. Our friends from out of state can't wait to come back again!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice contemporary Japanese
Very nice contemporary Japanese food with excelent service and environment
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique dining experience
Wonderful sushi, trendy atmosphere, and some traditional-but-not Japanese dishes that you can't find anywhere else. That's why we keep coming back to Dragonfly! It's not an everyday occasion place, we reserve visits to special occasions like birthdays. They recently updated their menu in favor of more small plates and an expanded happy hour. The ingredients are always fresh and they're more than happy to take special requests (like subbing cucumber for avocado in any roll). Great place for friends to share various dishes - and this is the only place I know of in Orlando that has an authentic robata grill for that delicious charcoal flavor!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sushi was fantastic, service outstanding I think the waiters/waitress are is friendly I really love that they take an interest in you. It was my second time, my husband's first and we will be going back and taking friends.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service
Extremely good food, service and overall. Great fresh ingredients.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but Limited
To start off the service and environment at the restaurant were very good. My complaint would be the menu is very limited and the robata menu is a la carte. It made ordering complicated and long for a large group. The descriptions are limited and the price is a little high for what you get. I am a big sushi eater, and the rolls were too complex and almost overwhelming with such a small menu. The happy hour wasn't bad at the bar.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had to wait 25 minutes after
Had to wait 25 minutes after our booked time even though we arrived in advance of our reservation and had confirmed our attendance by phone earlier that day (call initiated by the restaurant)
Food was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable. He made great recommendations fhT we all enjoyed. Great for a group. Would definitely head back
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM