Dragonfish Asian Cafe

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$30 and under
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Asian

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This cross-cultural restaurant concept has reinvented some of the most popular dishes from China, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore and designed them to appeal to a wide spectrum of guests. Dragonfish’s diverse selection of portion sizes makes it easy to graze or gorge, a clever concept that serves many types of appetites at all hours.
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Disappointed
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn't end up eating, we left after 10 minutes of being ignored and taking in the site of the restaurant. Super sad to say this too because my husband and I got engaged there nearly 20 years ago and have been back a couple times a year ever since. We walked in and it looked like a hole in the wall. The benches were gone in the bar, I know they have been for awhile but they didn't bother repaint the wall where it was removed. There were 4 tables against the window and a black curtain that covered up the main enterence. I'm sure that's because the main restaurant wasn't open yet but it looked terrible, just leave the current off. Who cares if you can see back there even though you're not sitting back there. There were two tables occupied and the other two tables were completely un-bussed. We made a reservation, even though it was early, we thought it may get busy after the show at the Paramount. They were completely unprepared for ANY more customers other than the 3 parties that were at tables (one tall table by the bar) and the folks sitting at the bar. Sign said "see the bartender to be sat". We waited next to the bar for 10 minutes and he never once made eye contact with us. That gave us time to look around and in disgust, my husband and I said at the same time "lets go somewhere else". Heartbroken because of how much we've LOVED Dragonfish in the past, we left and went to Ruth's Cris. I'm not sure if it was an off night or if this is the future of Dragonfish. The place looked disgusting, unkept, untidy and like a dive bar. Had it been our first time there we would never be back.

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KimF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good location, good food, and they were very patient as we were there with a toddler.

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BethM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation for a weeknight and AM I GLAD! People were waiting in line at the front, but we were whisked right to our table! Yummy cocktail, crispy spring rolls and do I ever love the braised chicken bowl - spicy with peanut sauce and noodles. Our waiter was great, I wish I could remember his name so I could give him a specific shout-out - anyway, he was a charmer! Just right and an enjoyable end to a day at the NW Flower and Garden Show!

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nealb
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Awesome happy hour.

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RandyW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed happy hour and the prices were fantastic and in particular for downtown. Great ambience, good service and would definitely recommend.

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LauraH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They have changed the menu recently and the food was not as good as it use to be. If was fine for a quick bite but I won't be going back.

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AlSnyder
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Items were forgotten, some dishes arrived that were not what we ordered, and it all took forever!!!! The menu also changed since we were last there and the selection was not very good. Everything just tastes the same, simply presented differently. My husband and I used to go here for date nights, and our family has been going here for years before attending shows. Sadly we will not be going back.

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sherrym
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant! Happy Hour menu has a great selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was painfully slow.

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Date2night
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations and were seated right away. Happy hour is wonderful with several small plate options. If really hungry you may want to order off the main menu or order several options since they are smaller servings. Great food and love the ability to come back after a show and still get a bite to eat with their later hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, service was okay. Overall would go again. I do wish they had a bigger menu, at least more options for everyone.

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CeeJay
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious rolls, delicious cocktails. Great place for family style ordering and trying a little of this and a little of that.

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CatherineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love eating here. Food good. We were stuck behind a wall this time. Our designated waiter didn’t get to us in a timely manner but another waiter attended to us very well.

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vipChris
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Since our last visit, the menu has been changed with some items being dropped.
Our favorite eggplant fries is no longer on the menu and a huge disappointment

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vipMarc191
Seattle
84 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dragonfish is a wonderfully reliable Asian fusion restaurant...and, their Happy Hour is "da bomb."

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StarlynneS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dragonfish has the best happy hour. The food is incredible and I can’t believe the prices for the quality of food you get. I highly recommend this place. It’s one of my go to spots!

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MaggieG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Small portions, but delicious. Unfortunately the service was a disaster! My girlfriend and I ordered appetizers, entrees and desserts. My girlfriends appetizer came out. Then 10 minutes later our desserts came out!?!? When asked about my appetizer and our entrees we were told by a different waiter that they were on their way. Then they bring me the wrong entree (still haven't received my appetizer?) I point out that it's the wrong entree so they take it away. My appetizer then arrives with my girlfriends entree. My entree finally arrived an hour after it was ordered. Then to top it off the waiter made a big show of the fact that they "comped" us for the wrong entree on the bill. What? Comp means getting something you dont pay for. They didn't leave the "wrong" entree at the table for us to eat. They took it away. So of course you better have removed an item from our bill that we DIDN'T order! That doesn't mean it was comped, it means the bill is now correct.

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DebraB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Loved the Happy Hour menu! Excellent service by Bianca, great food, and really nice atmosphere! Will go back!

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FrancesM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, absolutely the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Drinks were good, all other small plates we got were great. Will definitely be going again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Mari and staff are so welcoming. Tried the nan pam new dish...delicious

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Reviewing my experience is tricky for me based on this visit. I told my waitress that I had a peanut allergy (like anaphylaxis-level) when I ordered food, and as I was eating one of the items I ordered (a veggie rice bowl) I found a peanut in my food. My waitress apologized and insisted she mentioned the allergy on my ticket. This is incredibly concerning to me that the kitchen staff did not look closely enough in preparing my food and that the cross-contamination occurred even when I specifically mentioned my severe allergy. I was very lucky that I noticed it before I ate that bite, but the experience left me feeling rattled and soured my overall opinion of the restaurant. I enjoyed pretty much every part of the meal otherwise, but this was absolutely unacceptable for me. I want to go back based on the other parts of my meal, but it will be tough to convince myself to go back after this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, great value, helpful staff

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vipGaea
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caramel ginger EVERYTHING! Servers are always funny, knowledgeable and relatable. I have been a patron of the Dragonfish Cafe since it opened and I am so glad it still lives up to the original high standards. Awesome lime ricky shrimp and caramel ginger chicken. The lychee drop and lemongrass lime ricky are still some of the best cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fabulous. We took advantage of the happy hour menu and was able to sample a number of dishes. Loved them all

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Margo22
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Selection was limited, lacked in authenticity and built in the idea of fusion. The service was great. However, the taste of the food needs major assistance.

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Mama
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Spicy means spicy. Our waitress was AWESOME and management took care of a small issue we had with our food, even though we didn’t ask. Waitress noticed one person wasn’t eating their dish

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vipprettyinpink
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love DragonFish Asia! It’s my go-to for all happy hours before Paramount Theatre shows!

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mary our server was excellent we seem to get her everytime and she is amazing! Would recommend this place to everyone. Excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. Menu changed a little with great selections. We did lunch this time and service was so personalized. Highly recommend

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Happy hour food upset my stomach for two days. Service was great & food delicious, but my guts say a different rating.

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SusTIO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As aa kid, dragons were never my favorite thing. I was never enthralled. Fish? Well, I am biased. I am a pisces.

Put the two together though and up comes one terrific little watering hole.

My husband and I were out on a date night, including theatre.

Dragonfish was the perfect preamble to the play.

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vipGaneshI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dragonfish is my “go to” restaurant before the Paramount. The plate sizing are great for sharing with a friend. Always pleased I went.

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Janaya
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite place to eat, and take my family and friends! I made a reservation before our show at the Paramount Theater, so we were very excited. I would have given 5 stars for each category, but the restaurant was out of some of the ingredients for the Dragon Smoke cocktail (which I always get), and ran out of the fried spring rolls, about 30 minutes after we had ordered our first plate of them. We ordered other cocktails, and other food, so it was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick food and a nice variety too.

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Glassfuser
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I had not been there in years.
I need to go back sooner than later.

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BrandieA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect girls night out spot! Good vibes cute atmosphere amazing prices

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New Year’s Eve promo was really good (35 per person and no alcoholic drinks included ) since there were plenty of options. I will definitely come back in a near future. The only thing I didn’t like is that the restrooms are not inside the restaurant itself but in the hotel. Other than that food and service were outstanding.

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vipDennisC
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

New years eve menu was very limited but the food was good.
The service was very poor. We waited over 15 minutes after being seated to even get a waiter to our table.

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