Drunken Dragon

4.5
1012 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 1012 people are saying
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant itself

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 🤩🤩🤩

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SteveB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place with some great food. I really enjoyed everything about the place and they have a great happy hour menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Should I say very small portions or overpriced?

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The rice is what knocks Drunken Dragon down to only 4.5 stars. There, I had to get that out of the way because otherwise our dinner was perfect!

I'd heard about Drunken Dragon and it's speakeasy vibe - for awhile the entry sign just read "market" - and brought a friend here for her birthday. Surprisingly enough, I got there a little bit ahead, and the hostess was kind enough to hold our reservation until the birthday girl arrived. I sat at the bar and started off with their Seoul Surfer - rum (of course) and a side of Berkshire Pork belly gyoza. Served with a tiki umbrella, flavored with passion fruit, elderflower, lime, hibiscus and a balanced splash of rum my cocktail was perfect as an apertif. The sweet taste of the mixes balanced the spicy gyoza sauce and the pork belly with the right amount of salt & hearty. The noodles had a good texture as well, not falling apart when using chopsticks.

The vibe is classy / romantic with dim lighting, sexy r&b, wood paneling & somewhat erotic art. It is very much a date night or special occasion kind of place.

When my friend arrived, the hostess took us promptly to our table. Our waitress recommended their "Battered Twice Fried Fried Chicken". I skipped the ranch sauce and enhanced my perfectly crispy chicken wings (decently sized!) with their red dragon hot sauce. I even used some of the sauce to try and spice up the chicken fried rice. Our waitress did suggest to try the stone pot rice next time.

Besides the Seoul surfer, I enjoyed a strong, mildly sweet and well flavored rum old fashioned. My friend and I also shared their cold sake.

Since it was her birthday, I mentioned as much on the reservation and she was serenaded & served Mochi ice cream with a candle and all. My favorite one of those was the strawberry.

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jmr24
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance: music, style, service all were on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible experience. Food was cold. Didn’t come at time. Left one dish to bring to table.

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything tasted great and the service was awesome. Would definitely go again!

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KerenB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I have been to the restaurant a few times before, a few years back, and it seems to deteriorate, and it's not as pristine as it used to be. Worn out tables
Our server was very pleasant and responsive and did a very good job. The food came very quickly (seemed rushed). We were completely done with everything and ready to go within 1 hour. So - overall, mixed opinion. With so many options out there, this restaurant is not standing out.

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vipShannonM
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place, have been many times, and are never disappointed. The only drawback this time was that none of us really cared for the pork belly dumplings. Probably just a personal preference, because everything else was out of this world. It's worth a visit just for the D&D rice. Our server was impeccable and never missed a beat. We will keep going back again and again.

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Tash
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Not too loud and a nice ambiance. Everyone was kind and informative about the food and drinks. MUST TRY!

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PriscillaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drunken Dragon was absolutely wonderful! The service was great and food was absolutely delish! Totally recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Muy buena atención. El short rib es espectacular y su lobster roll es una delicia. Es una buena opción pedir muchos platillos y compartirlos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pricey for low quality

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YaritzaS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Has to wait till I was almost done for my beer to be served to me. Waiters reason was “it was not as cold as he would have liked” . So I finished my food with almost the whole beer. Waiter only asked once if we needed anything half way through the meal which is when he finally was informed that I was still waiting on my drinks. Mushroom order had a very strong lemon taste, overpowering in fact. Rest of the food was good. Restutant was a nice place. Just had issues with the service & the seasoning of the mushrooms. Ruined half the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was nice and profesional, but the runner the person that bring our food, place the plates like put it for her dog we almost left the place.

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vipJanesy
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food! Ambiance was beautiful to even just sit at the bar and have some tapas

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vipFoodieHead
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dining experience in south beach. Chef Mike puts together some of the tastiest Asian fair inspired food . Great old school hip hop r and b playlist and high energy attentive servers. Makes the dining experience fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and awesome bbq option to cook everything at the table- one of a kind, a must do! Get the bao buns!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food came out fast and was so yummy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun grilling our own meats and veggies at the table! Great service, yummy food and tasty cocktails! Fun for everyday

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vipRichardS
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The mango bread pudding is a surprisingly refreshing finish to our favorite savories at Drunken Dragon! We tend to lean into the delicious bok choy, Brussels, and grilled vegetables. Korean short ribs and shrimp add just a touch of hearty protein.

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

In the beginning the server came every 3-5 mins asking if we were ready to order (kinda annoying) then when my girlfriend asked for fries after our meals came, we needed to ask 3 times to 2 different servers to get the fries. Not very consistent but it was alright

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Don’t be turned away from front of building. Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The surprise is when you enter! The food was great, staff was friendly, drinks could’ve been stiffer. Valet was expensive but there’s plenty of parking in the area.

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LyndaR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous find. Excellent restaurant from the service to the food. Even tho they were short staffed, service could not have been better. If visiting Miami, don’t fall for fancy upscale rip off restaurants, this place is a Diamond in the Rough!!

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PaulaV
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, great if you ask for table with the grill

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vipSaudA
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to a perfection

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vipSalinaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCLTH
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always the best vibe, great bartenders, food and drinks.

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AminaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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LucilleD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
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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MitchellWiggs
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best food i’ve ever had, can’t wait to come back again!

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JamesN
Richmond
3 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
2 reviews
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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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 4.5 stars by 1012 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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