Dragonfly Sushi & Asian Restaurant-Lounge

3.8
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48 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
The latest addition to the Aruba Wine & Dine roster of fine restaurants is Dragonfly, located in the heart of Arawak Garden across from Barceló Resort along the high rise strip. This cozy indoor/outdoor Japanese eatery is open daily from 4 pm – 11:30 pm, with live music from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and the bar open until 12 am.

The menu features combos of sushi rolls and sashimi for 2, 4, and 6 persons, as well as traditional ramen with veggies, shrimp, chicken or beef. Desserts of Nutella crepes, banana tempura and fried ice cream are perfect finales to authentic Japanese selections. Included in the premium beverage and cocktail list are specialty drinks such as the ginger sake-tini and lychee martini, as well as an impressive international wine list. A trendy new spot for dinner, dessert or drinks, Dragonfly also offers free parking for patrons.
What 48 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Food was not as good as the prior year.Was very disappointed

OA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Fuimos a cenar con previa reserva y cuando llegamos nos indicaron que iban a preparar la mesa, a los minutos nos dijeron que no podían ofrecer sushi ya que había un pedido grande antes que nosotros. Fuimos realmente a comer sushi por lo que tuvimos que devolvernos.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Stick with the sushi and the Asian salad and it will be a fine experience. Everything else was bland and overpriced.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

SS
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Food was mediocre at best, and the restaurant smelled of cleaning fluids.

LS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A good find in Aruba. We’ll be back.

RA
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Tastes like grocery store sushi, tuna tataki was too salty

CF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there but it won't be the last!!! We'll be back in February when we return to Aruba and will tell everyone we know to go there. Especially say hello/bon bini to Carlos, the host at the door!! Food was delicious, service great and atmosphere lovely!!!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was ok, the waiting staff took forever each time we asked to get something. The food was ok, nothing spectacular for the price we paid. Over priced.

CL
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food. Friendly service. Good value. Variety.

DT
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sushi ordered were tasty. Service was good. Overall a good experience. The entertainment that night was a little too loud making it a little difficult to have a nice conversation at the table. Otherwise a noce place to have sushi.

S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great sushi, flavorful and friendly staff

S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The worst ever.

VK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The sushi was inedible - the fish was not good and no sushi rice on the rolls. Pad thai was a bit better but too oily and lacked flavor.

GD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and very well priced. Server was new but did a great job. The host Carlos was super nice. A great dinner.

BR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The good was very tasty, and service wonderful. However, I had a stomach ache after the meal. Looking back in it, the tofu in the miso soup did not taste ok.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wait staff interchanging. Not sure who was waiting on us. Not very attentive. Sushi just ok.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The sushi was mediocre. Only good thing was you get seated right away. I wouldn’t go back

A
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tourist trap !! Fake Asian cuisine Nothing resembled real Asian food overcooked,frozen veg,veg sushi with one piece of lettuce sticking out,wonton soup that was dark and murkey with nasty wontons, Pad Thai filled with bean sprouts and no flavor that is authentic. Cooked in the oven ? ,crispy pot stickers that crumbled when bit into. This was bad !!! Poor waitress had no clue about ingredients in dishes. Food was truly inedible if you know good food. Okay people were there eating but suspect they were attracted to the $19.95 appetizers,main course,dessert everyday special. The food was very exspensive for bad food.
They have a guy who calls out to people and to hear him describe the food you would think you were in the best restaurant in japan, or China. If you are in Aruba keep walking !!!

SB
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came on time for the early bird menu. I had the grouper butterfly, Mongolian beef, and vanilla ice cream (more flavors are available although vanilla is the only flavor listed). All were fabulous. The entree serving size left me wanting more, though I was satisfied by the time I finished the entire dinner. I will definitely return next time I am in Aruba!

R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waiter was not familiar with the menu. Could not answer questions. Pad Thai was awful. All you could taste was salt. No flavor and served lemon rather than lime. Orange chicken was soggy. Way too much sauce. The eel was dry and the rolls were sub par at best. Would never go back

OT
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were very disappointed to see, when we left the restaurant, a billboard advertising "early bird specials" which included the entrees that we ordered. At our table we were never informed of these specials even though we were well within the time period for the promotion. The reason we did not see the billboard on entering was due to a crowd in front of it. In addition the Mongolian beef dish was relatively tasteless comprising just beef (which was tender) a brown sauce and sesame seeds.

JW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mongolian Beef was excellent, we will definitely have it again. Orange Chicken was also good.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing. She gave great service with a smile and a laugh.

B
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Veggie wanton's are amazing!

OH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food average. Sever was good. Good ambiance. If you know sushi you will probably be disappointed

k
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was friendly and attentive. Sushi was delicious. We would return, price was acceptable for Aruba

DL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely delicious and fresh, just how sushi should be..

VC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dragonfly Sushi is a newer restaurant to Aruba and definitely worth a visit. Tucked in the group of restaurants (Salt & Pepper on corner) near Barcelo' Hotel, it has a good vibe and the sushi was well prepared and delicious. Kamachi was fresh as was all sushi. Locally sourced, the sushi was fresh, rolls were unique. We also had some of the noodle dishes which were really good. Pricing was also very reasonable for Aruba. Waitress staff was excellent. Good find.

P
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a reservation for 6 people. We were told as soon as we sat down that there was another large party next to us (8) and it was very busy. However besides our table and that one it was not busy at all.
We waited 30 minutes before placing the food order. Which then took another 20-30 minutes to get everything (it didn’t all come out together). The kids loved their noodles but the sushi was just fair.

RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here in Aruba from New York for the first time. Tried many restaurants along Palm Beach...and this is the only restaurant we all agreed to revisit again before we leave for home next week. Outstanding sushi and also great wok stir fry....prices are extremely reasonable compared to neighboring restaurants..... A must visit if you are staying in palm beach... A short walk from all hotels.

I
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Bediening was slecht georganiseerd, de sushi was goed. Na afloop getracht tot 2x cappuccino te bestellen, werd 2x normale koffie. Lag aan het apparaat, gebeurde wel vaker volgens de bediening...

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DR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food.Went two days in a row just to try the other dishes.All were amazing.Our favorite roll was the appetizer, the coco roll.Excellent.Friendly staff and waitresses and service was excellent.Would definitely recommend this wonderful place.Great ambiance.

BS
Raleigh
52 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and sushi nestled in a bustling section. Sadly our server while young and sweet seemed to keep forgetting we were her table. Were it not for a more senior server we would have had no service whatsoever. We would have ordered another round of sushi and drinks had the service been more on point.

CT
Caribbean
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had sushi, which was mediocre. Nicely decorated dining room.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were on a family vacation. The service was TERRIBLE! Food was awful. I do not recommend this restaurant. There are many other restaurants in Aruba that are exceptional.

D
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service for all you can eat Sushiaoexial

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The wait was ridiculous for the outcome. Ordered 2 sushi rolls and pot stickers. Each came out separately after waiting over an hour for the first item. One roll was incorrect, they took it back and we waited another 20 minutes for the correct one to be delivered. The rolls were greasy and luke-warm temperature (for me the fish should be cold). One bright spot was the pork pot stickers - they were very good.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Place allowed us to reserve a table for six and was closed. Tried calling phone number and the number did not work. Unlikely to ever try to dine there again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent! Would definitely go back!