Dragonfly

4.2
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$30 and under
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Asian
DragonFly is one of Old San Juan"s favorite night spots, featuring cutting edge Latin-Asian cuisine and a creative selection of sushi with a Latin flair.
DragonFly's food mingles exotic spices and ingredients from Asia and Latin America with inventive twists such as Seafood Singapore Noodles, Korean Dragon Fajitas, Peking Duck Nachos and Tropical Threesome Rolls.

The creative cocktails are not to be missed, experience DragonFly's famous Martinis and elixirs such as the Triple XXX, Dragon Rum Punch and Magic Mojitini. Designed to resemble an old opium den in tropical Asia, DragonFly's sexy, black and gold interior is transporting. Two dining areas, a seductive lounge and two bars, as well as the communal noodle bar create intimate, candle lit spaces within the restaurant. Also featuring dining under the stars in the zen garden.
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4.1
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pernil tostada was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Every thing we ordered on the menu was excellent and I would recommend to anyone in the area looking for a great place to eat!

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DoryJ
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite meal in Old San Juan by far. Innovative cuisine without being overly pretentious. Attentive service. Music is somewhat loud but we felt this added to the fun evirnmrnt. Cozy big booth made for a great family evening. Highly recommend!!

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vipAshley
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately, the food was average and lacked the creativity that we had relied upon from other reviews. No food seemed to be prepared fresh and the establishment was extremely warm, a bit unappealing when eating raw fish.

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vipShem
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server Nylmari was awesome!

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vipEllenz
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good food---the wasabi fries and the chicken dumplings are a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Great Food!!! Great everything .... this is one of my favorite rest in old san juan

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vipCowgirlFoodie
Wilmington
38 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

If you like amazing cocktails, this is the place for you! The food was great too. Our server provided some badass recommendations that kept our experience on-point. We had a wonderful time!

Highly recommend it if you're in town and have a craving for some eclectic and unique sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We used Open Table to make a reservation - but the restaurant was closed for a "Spa day" for the employees. They did not bother to update their online presence, so a trip into San Juan to dine here was for nothing.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Great food, awesome staff

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening spot with some great service. Food was unique with amazing flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation at Dragonfly for our 35th anniversary, and checked their website to see their hours since it was off season. When we got there, we found a sign on the door saying that on Mondays they "go to the spa", so they were closed. We did not receive any kind of advance notice-call, text, or email.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up and the doors were padlocked shut. Guess they decided to close and could not be bothered to contact those customers who had reservations. Shame on them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere reminds me of a trendy place in NYC Or the Village. Great service and excellent cuisine!!! Must try it out if you're visiting San Juan, PR

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vipBobby
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Interesting decor and food at this Asian-Latin place in Old San Juan. There many interesting options for food and drink.

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vipJoannM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We were in San Juan for vacation weekend. I am so happy a fried had recommended Dragonfly. Great food, outside dining good drinks and nicely priced. What more do you need!! Highly recommend.

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ErinP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and service superb. Xavier was fabulous!

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vipdumbdude
Miami
123 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Asian fusion restaurant. The food was ok but it seems this is a hangout bar/restaurant instead of a place to seriously have a meal as advertised.

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Adiazjr15
Caribbean
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!!!! The Chino Latino Lo Menin is spectacular as well as the coconut shrimp. Drinks were well prepared!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Overall, I would recommend this place to someone looking for some light apps but not a meal. he food wasn't terrible, but I generally wouldn't recommend a place to a friend that's ok. The Tuna Tartar and Chicken dumplings were great and set a promising tone that wasn't paid off by anything else we got. The staff wasn't rude, but it was clear that were was a discipline problem.

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Niddala
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dragonfly has an adventurous menu that combines local Puerto Rican spices and flavors with Asian staples like sushi, dumplings, udon noodles, and kimchee. It may seem like an odd combination at first, but the food was wonderful. The location in Old San Juan is fantastic. If the weather is nice, try to reserve a table outside, where you can hear lively street music and people watch.

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GbRb
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food and charming ambiance. The sushi rolls were delicious, creative and fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Tried to Serve entree before appetizers. Very slow service, including waiting 20 minutes for drinks. Food was OK, nothing special.

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NiceDner4two
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and ambience. Our server was helpful and keep checking if everything was ok. I'll definitely be back.

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vipmogo19
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was amazing. Had a new waiter who was not quite as attentive as I would have expected. This is my second time dining there and second time the service was not on par with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi 🍣 restaurants I have ever eaten at

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Lesliek
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time we visit Puerto Rico we choose Dragonfly. It’s like nowhere else in the world. The Tuna Tartare is the absolute best, the dumplings, and the combination fried rice is off the charts. We make it hear once a year. The service is impeccable.

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vipRobert
New England
81 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice waiter - only problem was when you order they tell you it all comes out when it's ready - I guess we should have believed them and ordered appetizers and then when they came ordered entrees. We ordered all at once and they came out all at once - in fact entrees before one of the appetizers. Also - and we have never run into this anywhere ever - they wanted the tip put on the tab BEFORE running the credit card - they claimed they had to do this. Not a huge deal, but could be uncomfortable if you were really unhappy with the food or service. Very odd. Food was a solid 'ok' for PR Asian.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were very disappointed. Everything felt outdated, overused and slightly dirty. Drinks and Food was mediocre at best, I had better food at PF Chengs and its absolutely not worth the price. Most of the dishes are simply fried dishes, if that is what makes it Latin Asian Fusion, thens so be it. The only good thing was the friendly staff.

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vipCaterio
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Disappointing meal. All sushi came with cream cheese, not my favorite idea. Cocktails were overly sweet. Service team asked same questions over and over ... are you celebrating a special event over 5 times!!! Final issue is that there was one women's bathroom and the toilet was not working. This had been much better on prior visits but seems to have fallen down this time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic service, incredible food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lively atmosphere. Recommend the Tuna Tartare toward the end. Comes with Avocado ice cream on top.

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SydneyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Dragonfly was horrible from start to finish. The sushi was subpar and overpriced, and the first dish took over an hour to come. We had to finally say something as we sat down at 8:15 and didn't get our sushi until 9:30. The sushi was fine, but nothing special - good grocery store sushi is better than it. The bill was absurdly expensive and the wait staff was incredibly incompetent. I think they just pile people in there, but if you can't handle the volume and you don't have enough chefs/wait staff then limit the amount of people you take. I would not recommend this restaurant - even if you are patient and don't mind waiting an hour and a half to get your food (ours came in an hour and fifteen minutes only because we said something multiple times) the food just isn't worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. I had wonderful birthday with my girlfriends

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vipPharmboy
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would describe this restaurant as Latin/ Asian Fusion. After reading reviews I had relatively high expectations. Unfortunately, for our family it started out bad. Despite having a reservation we were seated with another group. This was not what we had expected. The dim sum items were very good. Fried rice dishes not so hreat

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viplitig8or
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Terrible service

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vipZak7
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and fun place to eat.

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DanielleR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The staff seemed flustered when we arrived at our reservation time. After shuffling around for 10 minutes they gave us a cozy table near the bar. By the way our server greeted us she was either having a rough shift or she was not in a great mood. We ordered edamame, short rib tacos, and a few items from the sushi menu around 9pm. About 30 minutes later the edamame arrived. By this time the restaurant was no longer packed with guests yet it took another 45 minutes to get the short rib tacos. (They were delicious but not worth over an hour wait.) Our waitress warned us the sushi bar was backed up - but being Dragonfly is a sushi restaurant we optimistically waited for our order. The sushi arrived around 10:30pm. The rolls were poorly constructed; breaking apart as we picked them off the plate. Small chunks of fish were haphazardly place on top of the rolls rather than the beautiful strips of fish typically used. The new sashimi was covered (not drizzled) in sesame oil which completely cooked the fish.

Unfortunately this will go down as one of my worst dining experiences. While this is the busy season for San Juan we live here and were truly disappointed in the meal and turned off by the staff (and lack there of).

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vipFrankShirts
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Worst service ever
Forgot to place 2 dishes
30 minutes for drinks
2-1/2 hour dinner
Offerred us desert
At 10 .15 i said keep your desert

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vipcseafous
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. First time in Puerto Rico and this is the only restaurant we tried. Wee hit a home run. Great food, friendly and helpful staff, and a great atmosphere. The dumplings are outrageously good. The lo mein was unlike any I have ever tasted. We will look for their other locations if they are all like this one.

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Dragonfly is rated 4.2 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.