The place was weak. Wouldn’t go back again.
This place always does (and has for many years) a next level job on their food. From their sushi to classic Thai cuisine, you will absolutely leave this place wanting more. Great vibes, excellent service, and definitely a staple. Highly recommend!!!
Great sushi and a nice atmosphere! Service was excellent!
Delicious, fresh & timely
My best friend and I love coming here!! The food is great and the service is as well! Such a cute place!!
The Pan Thai tastes truly authentic. The atmosphere is really cool; the library setting is very unique. Thank you for a great date-night with my husband.
We all thought it was fabulous and we will be frequent patrons.
once seated, it was an enjoyable experience. Thai special with seafood filled coconut was excellent. Service was responsive and informative, with great food recommendations.
Always love coming here for the Pad Thai. Authentic cuisine and great service - It's not the fastest service but I'm never in a hurry so that's not a big deal to me.
Great food and really attentive service. Loved the lobster roll, Thai chicken wings and Thai salad.
Just took a chance on this place and had a very delicious dinner and very pleasant service. Will definitely go back again. Highly recommend.
Drunkin' Poet is one of our favorite Sarasota spots.
We will be back again this week with 6 more friends!
Delicious food, good service. Spicy tuna roll was excellent!
Fantastic restaurant with a great background. The owner is involved in non profit organization (s) in Thailand. This isn't broadcasted though.
The food is top notch. I recommend the red curry, the lobster roll, the pineapple fried rice, as well as many others.
Restaurant is clean and relaxed.
First time and loved it. The food was wonderful and everyone was great. Fried rice was just great and all the sushi we had very nice.
Drunken Poet is always reliable as far as caring about finicky diners. The wait staff is very attentive and ambiance perfect. My only compliant this time is my date's steamed shrimp and snow peas seemed to be small portion-wise for the price, but luckily it wasn't my hard earned money paying for it. My spicy basil salmon was perfect and had a lot of vegetables, scrumptious!
Food was good but not great. Menu seems to have changed.
Went on a first date here Saturday evening at 6 and would definitely go back! Wonderful service by a sweet woman who really cared that we were satisfied with our meal. I always feel stupid asking questions as I'm a picky eater, but our waitress put me at ease. I don't eat rice and she graciously offered to substitute steamed vegetables. I had Salmon in Thai Basil sauce which was plentiful and my friend had the Veggie Stir Fry with Tofu and loved the texture of the fried tofu.
My only minor complaint was that the host/manager? seemed a bit brusque and our waitress seemed to have many many tables to satisfy.
But overall, bravo and wonderful atmosphere for a date, dark with red lanterns, romantic!
Love their Sushi!!
Drunken Poet was a surprise to us, we'd been past it many times and never gone in. It's a Thai and sushi restaurant, and everything we ate was excellent. We were especially grateful to our waitress, who knew the menu inside and out, and guided us to the dishes that would suit our idiosyncrasies (no garlic, no chili, no shiitake, no cilantro). We had a couple of appetizers, something in lettuce leaves, and a curry pastry that were wonderful, and shared a yellow curry with peanuts and rice, which was just excellent. I'd go back in a minute.
Prices were good, too. Dinner for two was $40, including tax & tip.
We enjoyed Drunkin’ Poet. The Thai food was delicious.
Thoughtful place in many ways. Genuine, unique, welcoming and peaceful. Perfect place for all types of gatherings. The Alaskan roll was my favorite, no spice, a little crunch and great texture.
It was okay. Good, not great. Curiousity satisfied. Dinner was served piping hot, always a plus for me.
Love The Drunken Poet!
Family owned and managed and it shows in consistent food quality and care
My husband and I have been coming to Drunken Poet since it first opened. It started out as an unassuming Thai restaurant that later added sushi, but has morphed into a a more sophisticated Thai/Sushi restaurant with its remodeling several years ago. The food is outstanding and everything we ordered for our dinners was delicious. One of our favorite sushi rolls is "The Sexy Man", but we frankly like quite a few of them. The rolls might seem a little more pricey than at some restaurants, but they are large, often 10-12 pieces or more per roll. And when they have their special lobster roll, which is expensive, but it is, in effect like getting 3 separate sushi rolls and it's fabulous. For our dessert, we ordered their sliced mango with black sticky rice and coconut milk. If you've never tried that before, I highly recommend it. As our friends told us, they were a little skeptical when we told them to order it, but once they tried it, they absolutely loved it. For one thing, it's not overly sweet. Each couple shared a dessert order. Drunken Poet in Downtown Sarasota on Main St. is definitely a must visit.
This was our 2nd time in the same week as the food and service were both excellent our very first time here. What changed dramatically this 2nd visit was the service. Apparently they did not expect 2 huge birthday parties and were short service and kitchen staff. We paid the price for this big time. We had been sitting for an hour before getting drinks and our first app. Dinner DJ ally came an hour and a half after we sat down. The whole time our waitress did not apologize nor give us much information except they were very busy and the big tables were in front of us. We only found out about the staff shortage after the older gentleman refilling water explained things to us and said “all they could do was apologize”. The fact that they couldn’t have done this an hour earlier nor give us free dessert or maybe 10% off the bill means we won’t be going back soon. Cheap is one thing, cheap and inconsiderate is another.
I enjoyed the evening, restaurant and loved the food.. Note I did get a table with not enough lighting but I was also a little late.... Looking forward to dinning there again......
Great service. The food was delicious with some unusual choices on the menu
Great Thai food, loved the overall feel of the place!
It had been awhile since I last dined there and was as good as I remembered. The selection was extensive and the food very good. Wait staff was attentive and very pleasant.
My favorite place for sushi! The food is always amazing and everyone is always very polite and friendly.
Best sushi and fabulous service! They went above and beyond to make my birthday special. Thank you so much!
Slow service overprice appetizer are small ! Curry very small not good at all bitter vegetables and raw
It's a bit unfaitrto judge a restaurant on a single meal, especially so when my wife's dish --vegetable tempura--was handsomely presented and consumed with relish. Not so my beef massaman, a curry dish and Thai staple I've enjoyed many time elsewhere. The dish arrived as a smallish bowl filled with the appropriate ingredients (rice on the side) but the brown beef swam in a too thin broth. If there was coconut milk present, it was barely so. And the thinness of the broth made the peanuts and potatoes seem like ingredients hastily added. rather than important contributors to the dish. The waitress was charming, and having part of the menu on a mini pad with illustrations of various dishes was both novel and helpful. Certainly worth another try by me, and probably by you as well.
Always an enjoyable dining experience! Food is fresh, delicious and presented beautifully. One of our favorite restaurants!
excellent sushi but quite expensive
Food is always wonderful and I love the ambiance!!!
Way too expensive for what you get!
The food was meager and not great.
As someone who has been coming here for years, I was genuinely appalled by what happened last night at dinner. I brought a friend who had never been and ordered the same order I have had several hundred times. The sexy man roll didn't taste the way I've had it hundreds of times before and I asked my waitress if perhaps they didn't make it with tuna because it tasted terribly (it was a pale pale pink). She told me it was tuna and set it back down. Luckily, someone else came and took it away and replaced it and there was a noticeable difference (in taste and color) . I would've been perfectly fine with that but then our waitress had the audacity to bring out two pieces of sashimi as if to educate me better. Congratulations Drunken Poet, you've lost a longtime customer and someone who has frequently brought people to try out your food. To say I'm disappointed with this incident would be an UNDERSTATEMENT. Shame on you for treating me this way. If I could attach pictures, I would show you the distinct differences.