Drunken Fish - Central West End

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680 reviews
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Drunken Fish in the Central West End was the second location to open (after Westport Plaza). With a prime patio, two stories of dining, and being located in the heart of the Central West End, it quickly thrived in the trendy St. Louis neighborhood. Today, Drunken Fish is the Midwest's unrivaled leader in Sushi and Japanese Cuisine.

Voted Best Sushi in St. Louis, Drunken Fish is unlike anything you've ever experienced. Our selection of sensational sushi and Japanese cuisine will satisfy every appetite, while our drink menu boasts a list of unique cocktails. With our intimate lounge and exceptional service, Drunken Fish is the ultimate St. Louis hotspot.

Achievements:
Best Sushi on Alive Magazine’s Hot List People’s Choice (2010, 2013)
Favorite Japanese/Sushi in Sauce Magazine Reader’s Choice (2007, 2012, 2013)
Favorite Sushi, Happy Hour, and Business Lunch on the RFT Reader’s Choice (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011)
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LK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love sushi and Drunkin Fish is very good. One of my favorite menu item is the Lobster spring roll, so good and the dipping sauce it comes with is amazing. We are usually to full for dessert but we ordered the Strawberry Cheesecake dessert roll this time. OMG words can not describe how good this was!! I highly recommend saving room for dessert.

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ML
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

I have come to this particular location for years. It was my favorite location by far. I arrived 15 minutes early I checked myself in and asked if I could speak with the manager because the server said I couldn't sit outside on the right close to the entrance of the restaurant, The lady that check me in said she was the "General manager " and no, I couldn't sit right outside the door only on the left side outside far from the door because she wasn't ready to seat where I wanted to sit. Now I have met a many of managers at this location over the last 15 years and she buy far was not accommodating at all. Due to her treatment and denying me a seat I felt most comfortable, I will not return until they get a new manager. The downtown location might just be where I'll go for good service and Sushi.

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LF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had birthday on the reservation but this was never acknowledged so we celebrated my daughters b-day elsewhere. Would have mentioned it but was trying to be discreet.

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JV
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there on a Saturday night. My first time eating sushi - waitress was very patient and explained the differences and gave suggestions.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The good food and service was overwhelmed by the lack of cleanliness in the restaurant. The soft searing surfaces had years of stains.

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KR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was decent but the atmosphere was unappealing. The actual restaurant just needs some TLC. Also It seemed like there were 5 managers standing around and 2 waiters working their tails off.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything we ordered! Jeremy made awesome suggestions that we really enjoyed. He was super friendly and very attentive. I would definitely ask for him again as he made our experience even more enjoyable.

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ST
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drunken Fish has the best Sushi in town. It is always fresh and flavorvful and they have an excellent variety of sushi to choose from.
I am sure they have other very good food, but we always go to Drunken Fish for the Sushi.

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Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi. Great service. Nice location.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter/bartender very helpful and knowledgeable.
Great sushi!
Nice atmosphere.

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TO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the ultimate place to go. Our server was the best, the food was, as always, great and the ambiance was fun. If you like sushi or hibachi, this is the place to go.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very busy night, but our wait was shortened because I made a reservation through Open Table. Service was good and food hit the spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Awful worse dining experience ever. Food was good DF is one of my favorite restaurants but I will not return to this location.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife took me out for my birthday and the waiter brought us a free fried ice cream! It was a great meal, ambience, and customer service!

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. The sushi is very good and I recommend the location!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nice and quite. My friend and I were seated right away and taken care of. Our server was very sweet and helpful.
Our sushi was incredible! Thank you to the chef! I will definitely be back!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service, only 2 out of the 5 items we ordered were correct

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Although there were a lot of open tables and we had a confirmed reservation, we were sat in the bar area while the bartender was slammed with customers. He did his best but was clearly overwhelmed. Took 15 minutes before he was able to get to us just to get water. It was also loud since we were in the bar area with a large group of parties. It was fine, just a curious choice by the host staff.

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JB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wine menu was average at best. The $42 bottle of Cabernet was average at best

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JC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Bonsai soup was wonderful!
We went to Drunken fish (not our first time) this year for Christmas Eve. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was very good. My husband was especially happy with the soup he chose, so much he ordered a second bowl--(Bonsai soup). I would also like to mention Drunken Fish occupies a very good corner of the CWE, as we will normally sit at their outside tables on the sidewalk. Being December 24, that was not possible in St. Louis.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome like always.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I've ate here a few times and its always been good. I think it's a little overpriced. I've had better sushi for less.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service at the Central West End location was supreme. Blake our waiter was friendly, informative, and provided the correct amount of service without going overboard. We were not disappointed at all with the flavor of the food.

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was absolutely fantastic. We had 3 different rolls and each was distinctly unique. The dessert was wonderful too. The only issues were the service and the music blasting out of the kitchen that sounded like it coming from a phone or small speaker. We asked if the music could be turned off as it could be heard through half of the dining area... the music was turned up. We then moved the other side of the dining area and had a much more pleasant environment. The server was indifferent to our request which was disappointing. Its unfortunate that the care to the food is not applied to the dining experience of the patrons.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Great service. Prompt seating.

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1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Received an email about Black Friday 20% off total bill, and indulged in a cocktail, appetizer, and entree. All very good.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice service and great food.

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DW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sushi is fresh and mostly standard fare. Edemame was slightly off in flavor, with a hint of the local water mingled with the usual freshness; plus it was pale, like it had been reheated. Our sushi came out faster than you can roll a tire down a short ally, which suggests it was waiting in the fridge for us. Fried rice was highly recommended by waitress, but it was also average at best, a bit on the oily side and light on the extras (egg, veggies, meats). All of this must be balanced against the reasonable price which is why I would go back at some point, but probably after trying alot of other sushi joints first.

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SH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service
Sashimi supreme was great with nice presentation
Our specialty rolls were creative and tasty
Our server was very good
Great experience, would recommend

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a going away party. The food and drinks were amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Manager personally checked on the tables to make sure the event was going how we're wanted.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely date with my wife that felt romantic.

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RH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had two young Nieces visiting and they loved it. It is pretty noisy, but we requested a table fairly separate from the others and it worked out well. The waiter was very busy but he did okay. We were seated by a window so we could enjoy some people watching in the CWE. Best of all the food was delicious.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our Sushi was ok. The place was relatively quiet with very few diners on a Sat night at 830 pm. I was surprised that it was so dead on a Sat night. The waiter was friendly but he never checked on us to refill our waters, or to see if we wanted more to drink. We were finished eating and we waited longer than I thought to get a check. I had to track down the waiter to get a check then it took almost 10 mins for him to loop back to give us a check then a few mins to pay. I don't like feeling like I have to beg them to let me pay for a meal. the waiter told us he had 8 other tables to wait on but there should be a manager to deal with paying if the waiter is busy. I probably won't be back soon. The sushi was fine but not outstanding. The price point was ok but not great for the service.

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DG
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed with the service and found the management to be very unhelpful.
We will not be returning to that location.

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PS
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi. Frequent traveler. Eat sushi most everywhere I go. Creative sushi and great taste. Atmosphere is more casual.... I’d go again for sure!

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We eat here a lot. Great sushi. The ONLY two things that were not outstanding was the screaming baby/toddler behind us (seriously parents, bringing a baby to sushi place? Does that even sound like a good idea?) and the ginger salad dressing was not so much a dressing but a topping. It had the consistency of grated cheese. Shouldn't it be more of a liquid? Great things...no wait, the waiter was awesome, didn't wait long for the food. We'll be back.

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T
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice outing with my boyfriend

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YUM. Very good food

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the ambience was wonderful. The only downfall was a group of girls sitting at the table behind us. They were obnoxiously loud. I could not hear my boyfriend speaking to me from across the table. This is no fault of the restaurant's at all. However, it would have been nice if they could have been told to lower their voices as the setting did not call for such obnoxious behavior.

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