Drunken Fish - Ballpark Village

4.0
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Drunken Fish in Ballpark Village is the perfect place to enjoy a paramount dining experience. Unlike anything you've ever experienced, the selection of sensational sushi and exquisite Japanese cuisine will satisfy every appetite, while our extensive drink menu boasts an eclectic list of signature martinis and exotic drinks. With vibrant modern décor, ample booth seating, a private dining room, and Ballpark Village’s only glowing LED tables, Drunken Fish creates a plush and comfortable setting to grab dinner and drinks with your significant other or a group of friends. Large front doors create open air seating for the interior dining room while leading to our lavish outdoor patio and lounge. With displays of endless large screen TVs and live entertainment on game days and weekends, Drunken Fish is the perfect place to see and be seen.

Achievements:
Best Sushi on Alive Magazine’s Hot List People’s Choice (2013, 2010)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Monday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Tuesday-Wednesday: 4:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 4:00pm-1:00am
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Phone number
(314) 899-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We have a private room that holds up to 12 people for your game day party, bachelorette party, and any other special occasion. For larger parties, check out our Laclede's Landing location for exclusive private rooms. We can cater your corporate events, birthday gatherings, rehearsal dinners, etc.
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Private party contact
Samantha: (314) 241-3474
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Catering
Let us bring the Drunken Fish experience to you! We cater wedding receptions, rehearsals, corporate events, galas, celebrity affairs, cocktail gatherings, etc. See our full catering menu on our website!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
There are multiple public parking lots and garages in the surrounding area.
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Entertainment
Drunken Fish features live DJ Entertainment Fridays, Saturdays, & Game Days with St. Louis' hottest DJs. Join us for our late night Happy Hour!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 232 People Are Saying
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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We have eaten at this Drunken Fish before Cardinals games and had enjoyed the sushi and drinks. We were going downtown for a play at the Fox and decided to eat here. The construction in Ballpark village makes access a challenge. The restaurant wasn’t busy, but the most worrisome isssue was that the restaurant didn’t smell clean (not good for a sushi place). Even the floors outside the restrooms were sticky. We stayed and ate. The sushi was average to good, but we couldn’t get past the smell and lack of cleanliness.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiting a long time for server to come to the table

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Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so friendly and kind for our visit. We greatly enjoyed our sushi and items from the walk. We will definitely visit again.

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CL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Surprised due to all the rave reviews... not impressed

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Server picked us up when no one else did. Food is great. Menus are dirty

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1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff and food was great! My only complaint is in regards to the Happy Hour specials. I specifically and intentionally made my reservation during the Happy Hour timeframe. After arriving and when asking for the Happy Hour food menu, the waiter informed my party that the Happy Hour specials were not an option on days that events were scheduled at Busch Stadium. This is not reflected online, on the menu, nor anywhere in the restaurant. It is definitely false advertising.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Server was obviously not in the mood to work. Having been a server for 10 years I don’t try to judge harshly but she was so unhelpful and inattentive. We had menu questions and she looked so annoyed and didn’t give us a clear discription. Ended up with raw salmon when I’m pregnant and can’t eat. The basic California roll was not chilled like it normally is. This was not the experience I had last time. I’ll be back one more time to hopefully get the 1st time experience.

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K
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server was totally lost. Clueless. It wasn't even really that busy on a Friday night. Had to go find our own place settings. Didn't get our appetizer, which surprised our waitress. Took forever to get our Miso Soup. No wasabi dipping dishes, so used tops of the Miso Soup bowls instead like cave people (sarcasm). Did she ask if we wanted drink refills??? nope. The sushi was very good, as always. We've been to Drunken Fish many times and had decent service before. Not sure what's going on over there.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Had reservations. Waited 10 minutes just for hostess to tell us waiter will be right with us. Moved to bar to be told couldn’t order because it was a 30 min wait. Not crowded at all. Happy Hour prices?? Would not want to have had to pay full price. Bar person seemed annoyed. Hope all was well with him. Won’t be back.

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JA
Western KY
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service. Came here during our visit for a Cardinal game. I had the Chilean sea bass and it was delicious.

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TA
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very tasty, for both maki roll options and other dishes. It was before a Cardnials game, so very little crowd at the time we visited.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love to dine at the drunken fish and our experience is ALWAYS wonderful!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Drunken Fish. Waitstaff very helpful with menu choices.

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Understaffed... Our server was good but overall service was poor. Food is midwest, weekly delivery freshness. They use Bigeye Tuna instead of Yellowfin which is a bonus.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Waiter was somewhat rude—food was good but value wasn’t there.

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J
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Drunken fish was a nice alternative to your typical pre ballgame meal. Great happy hour specials. Vast menu. Good ambience.

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t
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Bartender was horrible....was more worried about squeezing the lemons than filling drinks...everyone at the bar was empty & he had no clue

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My skewers were over cooked and dry my sticky potatoes were cold and limp. Waitress was not very attentive. People in my group liked their sushi but I was very disappointed in my meal.

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M
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice, good food and good service

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E
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was amazing but the food was expensive and terrible. My friend had food that was fried, then dipped in sauce; which resulted in soggy, salty food. It was her first time there and she will not be back. I was embarrassed bc I had highly recommended it to her. I also will not be back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish and our server was very friendly and helpful with any recommendations! Definitely would come back again.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Sushi wasn’t fresh and air condition barely worked . Should have walked out when the restaurant was pretty empty on a Saturday night .

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JO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Smoked salmon was good. Food in general was good. Ample seating despite pre-game, maybe Cardinals fans don’t like seafood. Postgame restaurant was empty too. Food was decent so if you want to get a good pregame meal, stop on by.

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TO
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I'm very disappointed, usually in these type of situations a manager would apologize. That wasn't even done and our server was in no hurry what so ever. It was our friends birthday and because of the slow service and no since of urgency we were an hour and 30 min late to his surprise party that people started to leave from because we were late. I would expect more from them but I was let down. His dessert even came out very last after I had asked for the check. I even noted on the reservation that it was a birthday dinner. I probably won't return.

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m
Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in town for opening day of St. Louis Cardinals. We have made it a tradition to come here before this game each year. The place isn't as crowded as some others, and we can watch the pre-game on TV, have great bloody mary drinks and have some good small plates. the service is always good!

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GD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was a little hard to locate, but a quick phone call solved that. The food and drink were excellent. The service was prompt and friendly.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for our anniversary and before a concert at Ballpark Village. Wonderful food and service! Hostess treated us to a glass of champagne for our anniversary, and server chased me down outside just before I got into the concert as I had left my credit card on the table. Much appreciated!

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice evening, drinks and dinner were great. Our server was very attentive and made us feel welcome.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was my second visit to this location. The first visit was right after they opened at this location. I was more than satisfied with my experience. The second time around not so much. The evening started off with the host seating us (in an empty restaurant) at this little bitty table that was pretty much in the walkway of the walk to the restroom. He seated us and said, "man, I wish I had some money." My fiance' said, "oh do you?" He said, "yes, I am hungry and their food is delicious." I assumed this is his way of mooching off of guests.. Very awkward for us and not a great start.

The service was fair and so was the food. Nothing special that we couldn't get at our local sushi restaurants closer to home and for a fraction of the price. Overall, not the same as when it first opened.

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l
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Shrimp Tempura for a start is very tasty. Excellent Red Dragon Roll for your next order. This is our top favorite. Spicy tuna roll and so much more! Whatever you order, it will never disappoint.
Alyssa was our server. We've been asking for her table for the past 6 yrs. She is really nice, friendly, professional and goes beyond what is expected.
Good food and excellent service from Alyssa makes our date night more enjoyable.

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I love The Drunken Fish. I will remain a customer of the Westport and CWE locations, but I will not visit the Ballpark Village location again. Our appetizers came out about 15 minutes after our main course. They kept apologizing for a backup in the kitchen, but there was sushi that had just been sitting there the entire time we were there and had to eventually be thrown out. My friend continually had to take our empty water glasses from the restaurant side to the bar to have them refilled because our waitress was nowhere to be found. The hostess told another couple that did not have reservations that they could not be served in the restaurant right now even though there were open tables because of the backup. She told them they were more than welcome to sit at the bar, but she couldn't guarantee you when they would get any food. They ended up leaving after a few drinks. The food was wonderful as always, but I will not return to this location.

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good as is expected with this chain. Service was simply abysmal. I had to get utensils for us to eat on my own after asking two of the waitstaff. Food came 45 minutes after we after we ordered. Drinks not refilled, waitress ignored us using the excuse "we got busy" despite half the tables in the place being empty. They were many things, but busy was not one of them.

Won't be back.

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St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Good sushi and cocktails.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was very good

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, fun times.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hayley was an awesome server, especially for it to be her first day!! The food was great and the service was superb!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

It seems like it's under new management. I ordered Yakisoba noodles with shrimp. Now, the shrimp is PETITE not LARGE as usual and the noodles are very Soggy now. The tables were dirty and some were wiped down with soiled towels leaving an odor..Ballpark village is a Prime nightlife spot. I hate this restaurant has gone down..

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W
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service and poorly prepared food ruined a nice night out.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

I was disappointed. Food was just ok... drinks were nasty. We sent once back twice. Service was good but I would not go back to this location. Westport is much better

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived and there was only a handful of people there. We waited 10 mins at the front door before we got seated. After we ordered there was a group of workers standing around laughing and carrying on loudly. The food was average, nothing too exciting. I just felt like the workers didn't care about their job, very uncomfortable atmosphere.

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