Dragonfish Asian Cafe
Mediocre food, it's clear that the only way this place stays in business is due to proximity to downtown hotels and the Paramount. Hard Pass.
Food--quite tasty. Also quite expensive. What detracted from the experience was the waiter's inattention to detail. We asked for a straw--never came. Had to request a refill on water. Asked for the meat to be sliced--it wasn't. Given a choice, probably won't go back. Glad to see there are new dinner options around the Paramount.
Our server was fantastic everything he recommended was perfect. Drinks were spot on as well.
Fun crowded place for drinks and dinner before a show at the Paramount. Service was excellent. Want to come back for happy hour.
Food is great and HH is a good deal. Large enough to accommodate varying sizes of parties. They seemed short staffed when we were there but pulled service off pretty well anyway.
Nice place for a date before a show at the Paramount
Awesome food! Superior service. The hostess is a little cool and dismissive, but that didn’t matter.
Had a great time getting small bites before a show at the Paramount Theater
Waiter was excellent. The salmon was cooked beautifully, and had good flavor. The skirt steak special was overpriced at $19.50. It was basically a dozen little cubes of skirt steak and nothing else. No rice, no veggies, just meat. The salmon, on the other hand, had two nice pieces of grilled salmon, rice and bok Choi, also for $19.50. Ridiculous.
The desert of green tea cheesecake sounded interesting. It wasn’t. It was gross. Turns out, they forgot to put a sauce with it, but I doubt a sauce would have helped. Returned it and tried a chocolate mouse-cake desert, which was ok. Would certainly not order it again.
Location is good for going to shows at The Paramount.
LOVE the food here and come often. The eggplant fries are amazing!
The overall experience was nice. Eggplant fries were my favorite.
Food was suitable for the price. Nothing to brag about but I enjoyed what I did eat. Salmon was cooked nicely. Spicy tuna was quality. Their happy hour menu is pretty sweet. Our server was quirky and friendly. Seemed like he genuinely wanted to do a good job. The speed at which the food came out was a little off. Seemed like we ordered before others who got their items first. Things came out in a weird order. I wouldn’t go out of the way to tell my friends about this place, but if they asked about it, I’d tell them that they’d enjoy eating there. Especially that happy hour!
Great experience! We went at 5:45 and caught the tail end of early happy hour. The food was delicious, the portions generous for happy hour, and everyone was kind! We went with our baby, and they helped us find a place for his stroller. Would highly recommend
Food was tasty but service was terrible. We recieved the wrong drink and one member of our party never recieved thier food until we were paying. I like the flavors but service will keep me from returning with a large party.
My brother was in town with his girlfriend for a few hours during a layover. He was craving Asian so my boyfriend and I took them to lunch at Dragonfish. Once we placed our order, it took 15 minutes for the drinks to arrive. It took another 20 minutes for the first order to arrive. Another twenty minutes later, the third person’s dish arrived. At no point did our waiter return to check on us. After ten more minutes I finally saw the waiter and asked about the fourth person’s order which still hadn’t arrived. After some discussion with other staff, our waiter returned to say that dish was no longer on the menu and could he place another order for us. We had placed our order over an hour ago at that point and he just realized this? We placed another order and requested to talk to the manager. The manager never showed up. In the end the waiter did remove the fourth order from the bill but also charged us for another item that we never received. Complete and utter incompetence! We saw similar situations happening to other tables. The kitchen may be to blame in part or they will say they were just busy but I’ve never seen a worse waiter. They were not at capacity - empty tables were available- and busy doesn’t excuse idiocy. I will never return.
The salmon was amazing.
The food quality is not as good as before. Will not return
Do not recommend the breakfast certain items not available from menu eggs very greasy. Waited to long to be seated and served. Almost 2hrs for a simple breakfast.
Was traveling in Seattle and stopped for dinner here. My sister is a vegan and my son has life threatening dairy allergy. They were able to accommodate them beautifully
Monday is happy hour from 4pm until 1am
Great ahi poke and incredible service on a Friday for lunch. A great value!
We were here from out of town. The host explained that the items were limited for the night and we decided to proceed otherwise. The food was amazing for sure, the speed of service was sooooo bad. We ordered chicken potstickers as an appetizer and somehow we received three orders of them, 20 min apart, still no entree. We sent the second potstickers back but they kept bringing them. We were there for almost two hours. It just seemed like a bad night for the team. The restaurant was packed as we left. The staff just seemed overwhelmed and the communication of items that were limited. The food would make me go back, id have to check on the item availability before I go again.
Really can't comment on the food. We got seated only to discover we were given Happy Hour menus. Asked for dinner menus and were told that they were out of most things so no dinner menus. We wanted a meal, not snacks, so we left and had a lovely meal elsewhere. Poor planning, people! Used to be one of our favorite post-theatre restaurants. No more.
Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back!
Happy Hour at Dragonfish is the best deal in town. The food is delicious and the cost is super reasonable.
Great Asian fusion food with a nod to the highlights of the tastes of China, Korea Vietnam etc
Great happy hour menu especially the tempura peppered bacon
Delicious delicious delicious!!!
The lemongrass chicken was incredible! My boys 11 & 13!both loved their dinners (sushi and Chinese sausage fried rice). My husband chose shrimp curry and it also was a big hit. We will be craving this meal and be sad we are back in Oklahoma without Dragonfish down the street!!!!
Traveled a long way for a chamber of commerce event and heard great reviews about the restaurant. The service was spotty with some people bringing food saying that they weren’t our server and couldn’t take orders or requests for items like refill on drinks. We would have at least 10 minutes between our server coming by. The seafood tasted frozen and not local. I was extremely disappointed to have wasted a night so far away.
Went to Dragonfish before a show. Kitchen was backed up and we did not get half of our food. They did not charge us for the food we did not receive. The food was tasty. They are close to the theaters, so they should expect the pre-theater rush.
Dragonfish is one of my very favorite restaurants in Seattle. I recommend it to everyone that visits here. The food is amazing and the service is always top notch.
Had a great time stopping by for dinner before a show at the Paramount (just down the street). Took advantage of the happy hour which is amazing value. Some of the happy hour dishes are a little sweeter than I expected, but decent enough variety and we liked being able to try a bit of a bunch of different things.
Long standing restaurant in downtown Seattle. Great for a quick bite prior to the theater, concerts, etc. Reasonably priced delicious food but suggest maybe a few more options on the menu.
The food was yummy. The ambiance pleasant. The service excellent. Plus a terrific downtown location walkable from cinemas, the mall, and major stores. The downsides were: limited menu, small portions (we had to order additional items twice during out meal), and relatively spartan decor. Overall, a definite A, albeit one that’s closer to an A-minus.
Very disappointed. We have eaten at Dragonfish before and loved it. However, our experience this time was totally opposite. It was Sunday at 5pm before a show at the Paramount Theatre. They were out of a number of items. They tried to substitute ingredients but the food was flavorless. Their happy hour drink menu was confusing. I thought I was ordering a happy hr glass of wine that ended up costing $13. They charge for a small bowl of rice which they didn't tell. We expressed our disappointment to the server. I asked to speak with the manager. Turns out, the server had miscommunicated our concerns to the Manager. After finally getting the communication straight with the manager about our disappointment in the 86ed items, the poor service, and the fact we're charged for a small bowl of rice, she reduced our bill. Won't likely return!!!!
Lovely service with fantastic food! The cocktail selection was wonderful. Our server, Peter, was awesome.
Our server was a little flustered, but super friendly. The cocktails were very good. What I really enjoyed about the food is that everything has unique flavors. Too often, Asian or Asian-fusion kitchens use too many of the same flavor profiles in different items. Really liked the food!
Our whole family loves this restaurant! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is inviting, and the service is warm, friendly, and knowledgeable.
For the most part you guys were amazing. We tried to come in a second time though after a comedy show at the paramount and we were treated like second class citizens by the hostess. Besides that our first visit was perfect.
I've had MANY dinners at Dragonfish. This time my food arrived luke warm (my guest's dinner was piping hot). We were seated in a back room that was louder than any other table I've sat at in the past. Our server was understanding, however we arrived in the rush of a pre-Paramount sell-out show (Wicked). She could do little to correct the deficiencies. I hope that experience is never repeated.
We were pretty short on time and let our server know that. However, he insisted on still showing us specials, and talking much more than we felt was necessary considering that we repeated a few times that our timeline was short (we were going to a show).