Drunken Dragon

4.6
980 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
The Asian-inspired gastropub and cocktail bar opened its doors in 2014 and was the first to bring Korean barbecue and tiki-themed cocktails to South Beach. Drunken Dragon presents the DIY method of table-side grilling for guests to roast an array of intensely-flavored food over an energetic flame, along with an extensive menu of modern family-style dishes Asian tapas. Nestled into an unassuming strip mall, the exterior is just foreplay for the provocative and well-crafted interior. Upon entering, guests are welcomed with a dim sum cart hostess stand and walls decked out with heavy ropes and provocative photography of Japanese bondage. In 6 years, Drunken Dragon has become one of the favorite restaurants in Miami receiving multiple awards for its convivial Korean cuisine and design elements.

OpenTable reservations are for non-grilling dining tables only. For BBQ grill table requests, please call the restaurant 305-397-8556.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 980 people are saying
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vipSalinaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale Korean food with amazing service. Drinks are so good, intimate vibe.

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vipCLTH
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This place was fabulous 4 years ago, and the duck bao buns are still incredible, but it seems to have lost its vibe somewhat. We have eaten there probably ten times, but it has been about 2 years since our last visit. The techno music got a little old. Some diversity in music would have been nice.

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AminaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It used to be a great restaurant, nowadays it’s just a very average place

LD
LucilleD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Doesn’t look like much on the outside but the place is a hidden gem inside. Bring a jacket or shawl cause the ac is a little cold. The food was very flavorful, very good. The fried bokchoy was delicious! Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Korean bbq on south beach, don’t let the outside foul you, the ambiance inside can be described as... you have to go experience it yourself! All the meats will melt in your mouth and the lemon chicken is perfectly marinated. Ryan the host is the sweetest, love to call drunken my local go to spot 💕

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JamesN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around, greta experience, Don't let the outside fool you!!! My wife and I walked there around sunset, and when we we got there, her reaction was, "oh no, where have you brought me"! I was pretty apprehensive as well. Upon opening the door, we had a Willy Wonka type experience. Amazing ambience, and vibe and good themed drinks. We started with the Tuna Tataki Pizza which was light and awesome. Then we had the Korean Grilled meat and vegetables. Very reminiscent ok Koreatown in NYC. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back!!!

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ShannonM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t be fooled by this strip mall restaurant! Everything was delicious and superb service!!

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vipFoodFatLove
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First of all when we got there, we were seated at a regular table without the “grill” even though we had reserved ahead. I asked a waiter he said “that’s how it is!”. Then I spotted the only person who seemed to care inside, so I obviously identified that he was the manager and he explained to us that we were second in line for the grill (no one had told us this!) and that we could sit at the bar to wait. So finally we get a table, the waitress was barely attentive. I had to call her multiple times. She literally just dropped the raw meat and shrimp on the table, did not give us any instructions or directions. The fried rice sucked. Then, she never asked if we wanted dessert. I asked her for a dessert menu and she goes “did you not scan the menu?” (Physical and scanned menus were both options available to clients) then she annoyingly hands it to me. Walked away. Never came back to ask if we want dessert. So I flagged her down, asked for the bill. She brought the card machine over and kind of hinted that I should add more tip (although 18% is included) I was like UM NO! Signed my bill and left. NEVER AGAIN!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. The ramen isn’t the same 😕

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KortoR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic. The food was great and overall service is great

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mvit
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Plates were too small for the price. Once we were handed Dessert waitress plain out told us to pay early as if kicking us out.

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DaniB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love Drunken Dragon for happy hour drinks and apps, but we decided to bring some friends for dinner. Positives: the cooking aspect was really fun! Everyone got very into it and could be their own chef, and it helped that the cuts of meat were done well enough that you really couldn't cook it wrong. Negatives: I don't like that happy hour prices don't come with dinner at the grill. We are already spending a lot of money on the food, and we came early enough to enjoy the happy hour prices, so it was a little upsetting finding out that it wasn't included. We would've stayed for longer, maybe bought more rounds/food if the happy hour was a part of the grill.
Overall, still a great time with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !!!

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vipWDPs
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was recommended by some friends and we weren’t blown away. Thought it was overpriced for the amount of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Miami

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JPS9
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, very loud. Weren’t able to sit at a table with the grill

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vipDougW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Way too loud - but terrific food

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sashag
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Placed was overwhelming packed even though there are COVID restrictions. Food was good/decent. Don’t go without a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food has gone downhill

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vipAnnieP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food and a discreet location outside, very fun and impressive atmosphere inside. The bread pudding dessert is one of the best desserts I have had in years! They also went out of their way to call that we had left sunglasses at the table.

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charmaine
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was fine small portions for the price but they tried to charge us 25.00 for cutting our cake!!! When we asked he tried to tell us that’s a thing all the restaurants do on Miami Beach! No we explained my daughter works at the post Ofc around the corner for 16 years and that’s not true! He took it off the check! Oh once you deceive we will never dine there again!

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vipJb77
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Myself and 3 friends had a wonderful time here. It gets a bit pricey depending on how you order. All the food and drinks were fantastic. Great place, the interior is fantastic and they play 90’s hip hop the whole time. All of it came together super nice and we had a wonderful time.

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vipMarielaB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Good food. Good service. Loved the experience.
Will come back!

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LovesFood
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good as was the service. We would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were reserve for a party of six and we were initially sat outside of the main dining room. Finally we made it into the main dining room but our side came before or appetizers and the food came Willie nilly couldn’t enjoy our meal w our fried rice before our tuna tartare and we felt rushed to finish and leave.

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vipakdupont
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was mediocre. I found the food to be a bit too oily and not the best flavors. Service was great and a cute atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food came out fast and hot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good place for easy fun family meal.

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vipJRoss
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t be fooled by the front entrance. We almost walked about from our reservation. What is behind those cheesy tinted glass doors...is amazing. And so many flavors in the food! Loved it!

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Jeff1987
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking up we were questioning the choice, once in and seated we started to think this is a hidden gem. Tapas sized choice were wonderful, and we wished we had selected more dishes but we will save choices for the next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The wait was a little bit long since we had a reservation. But the service afterwards was very fast and helpful. The food was excellent, and drinks well worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside of the building is very plain with dark windows so we weren't even sure if they were open. Much to our surprise, we entered another world when we walked through the door.
Service was outstanding. We took our servers recommendation and my husband and I shared the short ribs and hot rice pot. It was delicious and plenty of food.
A hidden gem we will definitely return to if we are ever in the area again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Got the fried bok choy, duck bai buns, I got the shrimp stone pot rice (with a third of the spice sauce because I’m a spice wimp), and my husband got the jasmine rice with chicken and shrimp. Everything was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service - best kept secret in Miami!

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JuanV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my husbands birthday weekend. We had a beautiful time and meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very yummy and our server was so friendly and accommodating- not every day you find that in Miami Beach!

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AndreaL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, cool atmosphere. A little pricey but totally worth it. Book early to ensure a BBQ table!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this please! The staff is always friendly, the food is amazing and the vibe is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t honor the reservation. Told us 3 parties ahead of us then said the table wouldn’t be available for the evening. No one tried to make it right. Ruined my boyfriend’s birthday dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must-try spot

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Drunken Dragon using the Order Online button. Drunken Dragon also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Drunken Dragon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 397-8556.

Drunken Dragon is rated 4.6 stars by 980 OpenTable diners.

Drunken Dragon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/drunken-dragon/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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