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About Drunken Fish - Central West End

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)

1 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday 11:00am - 1:00am
Tuesday - Wednesday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Maryland and Euclid (across from Coffee Cartel)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 367-4222

Website:
http://www.drunkenfish.com/

Entertainment:
Drunken Fish Sushi Restaurant & Lounge features live DJ Entertainment Fridays & Saturdays with St. Louis' hottest DJs. Join us for Karaoke Night every Monday night starting at 9:00pm for awesome karaoke and drink specials!

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!

Parking Details:
Parking is available at any of the public lots, conveniently surrounding Drunken Fish.

Executive Chef:
Nick Suna

Private Party Facilities:
We also accommodate large groups in our upstairs lounge or check out our Laclede's Landing location for exclusive private rooms. We can cater your corporate events, birthday gatherings, rehearsal dinners, etc.

Private Party Contact:
General Manager: (314) 769-4337

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Drunken Fish - Central West End Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
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Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Romantic (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was great but had a Mr. Miagi fish bowl and did not taste any alcohol. Very expensive for no alcohol and had not had a drink in 6 months.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Adequate all around. Relatively fresh, pleasant service, tired decor littered with Halloween decorations. Eat here for ok sushi, ok service ok price. Good location.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

A Family weekend at St Louis university brought us to the area! Recommend by a friend for good sushi! Food was good and we were able to sit outside and people watch in CWE! Would recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Manager did not have my reservations made through here. Our sushi was great as always. Good prices for lunch especially the sushi combos. Server forgot a few things and wasn't very efficient. I enjoy the ambiance and service at Ballpark Village better.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A great celebratory din. Our waiter was informative, friendly, great recommendations. Appreciate helping us make special occasion special!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Tables are sticky. Needs to be a bit cleaner. Clanging plates from the kitchen gets old fast.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Dean (?) - new waiter only two days on the job did a wonderful job serving us.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place for sushi and noodle dishes. Outdoor seating made it even more festive. Would come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My experience, service, & the quality of food was great. The only bad experience I had was making a reservation through open table and the lady confirmed my reservation but I never received my points. This was a special occasion to celebrate my fiance's birthday and this is not the first occasion that I make a reservation on Opentable and have to go back and forth about points that I actually earned and have the receipt to prove it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

outstanding service, from recommending places to park through waiting for our guests on the sidewalk, accommodating a change in our seating time due to our guests running late, then ensuring we were sitting in the best spot to people watch while dining and recommending great, delicious menu items - best service we have had in quite a while

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time in the West End. Loved the side walk seating. Will be back.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I've eaten at the restaurant several times, seems like there's ALWAYS an issue. In the past I've had service issues, not the case this time. Perhaps that's because it was lunch time and practically empty. I had a craving for sashimi, so I knew I wanted the sashimi platter before I arrived. When we were seated and given our menus we were told that everything on the menu was available EXCEPT they were out of salmon. Really?!! A sushi restaurant runs out of salmon....and by lunch time?! Needless to say someone must have failed to order the daily supply of fresh salmon. It would seem to me that fresh salmon would be delivered daily, and a necessity, for a decent sushi restaurant? My first inclination was to exit the premises, but unfortunately I didn't. I mentioned to our lovely waitress that I would like the sashimi platter ($33) and presumably there would be a substitution for the absence of salmon? She hesitated, but then said sure. I told her I was a little disappointed to hear they were out of salmon, to which she responded, "so am I, but would you believe it happens quite often?!" Needless to say that sealed the deal for me, Drunken Fish is no longer a viable option for sushi in STL. Go somewhere else!! I must also add that the place appears to be filthy! I picked up the soy sauce bottle and it stuck to my hand. Could they not wipe these down?! The more I looked around I noticed there were a lot of things that looked filthy, like the inside of the glass window. When you sit indoors in the CWE people watching is just something you do....bring some windex and a paper towel if you'd like to people watch from Drunken Fish!! How about some new management?!!!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing food at an unbelievable value! They sat us right away even though we were 20 minutes late for our reservation due to traffic, although they sat us next to the kitchen & bathroom, which wasn't great but I didn't ask to be moved. Also the main courses came before we had barely gotten into our appetizers, but the food was all very tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I had a great time on a rainy Saturday evening at Drunken Fish - CWE. Abigail provided stellar service. The only issue I had was the bar was slow. My girlfriends and I were catching up with each other for the first time in years, and the only thing that slowed the experience down was the bar. Other than that, everything was great!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Double date night with my brother and sister-in-law after giving birth to their daughter. The lobster spring rolls were not what I expected - fried cream cheese with lobster bits. Sushi was bland and covered in mayo based sauces. Waiter rolled his eyes A LOT because we turned down purchasing alcohol three separate times (we don't drink). He was uninterested an only perked up when he brought the check. We still talk about that more than how it was a waste of money. This place isn't cheap. STL has MANY great (homemade) sushi options now. I highly recommend a local sushi restaurant on Olive near SLU campus.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Everything was great. The food and service were excellent.
Enjoying sitting outside on a beautiful evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Healthy, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The service was absolutely terrible!!! I will not be going back even with all the coupons that they send me. Apparently there were only two sushi chefs and that's why it took 35 minutes to receive our order??? And I forget "Duckie's" excuse for me waiting 20 minutes for my first drink after them not even having Smirnoff... I was completely baffled by how terrible they treated us! Wow guys...

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was good but the ambiance was not. We sat at a table along the same wall at the door to the kitchen. Our table and the bench seat shook every time the door to the kitchen swung ope--which was often. It made a very loud noise as well. I would not go back to this location.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great location in CWE. Disappointed at the quality of the food. We had appetizer of tuna that was fried, tasted like cat food. For dinner we had shrimp/vegetable tempura. The shrimp was rubbery and vegetables had no taste. We also got yellow tail Mexicano entree which was poorly seasoned and the fish was chewy- not fresh. The sticky fries were ok, but cold. Our friends from out of town had nothing to say about their sushi- good or bad. We were scared to ask. Service was attentive but for $140 - we were expecting much more. We would of been better off eating at the bar across the street.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 3, 2017

It may have been a bad night. It was fairly lateSaturday. We made the mistake of sitting outside. Service was very slow. The waiter was not familiar with the bar. The calamari appetizer wasn't any better than Long John Silvers. Entrees were mediocre. I wouldn't go back.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 29, 2017

It wasn't very crowded and our server was fantastic! The starburst roll was amazing! The tuna steak was a tad more done than I prefer but it was still good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 28, 2017

This was our second time visiting and it was just as please as the first. Our waiter Brian was wonderful the first time explaining the menu to us and was extremely helpful when we were trying to decide what to get our toddler. Great staff, service and clean!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I usually like The Drunken Fish, but whomever the manager was yhos day. wasn't pleasant. No name, or smile, sat me by the wall at a table that was too close to it and was too heavy to move to even get comfortable. I wanted a window seat. The drinks were water, The waiter didn't introduce himself, and he only asked if I needed anything once. Also the prices weren't happy hour pricing or the menu doesn't match what was charged, because it was expensive for happy hour. I will think twice before returning.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

While the quality of food has gone down since we last visited when living in St Louis the ambience and corner location remain a constant reason to sit back and enjoy a cocktail late evening.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It was good

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The wife and I love Drunken Fish. We normally go to the one in Westpark but we had a room at the chase so we tried the central west end location and loved it. The set up is nice and Jeremy our server was great. Everyone should try drunken fish I highly recommend it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

First visit and last. Poor service. Server was pleasant but had zero knowledge of the menu. Food quality was very poor. Steamed dumplings were greasy The tuna was Very unpleasant to chew. The hamachi was far from fresh. One of my guests actually spit it out into her napkin. No one touched the remaining three pieces. Very limited selection of raw fish to begin with.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I went with my college daughter. Great food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Absolutely loved this place. Our server was great and the food and drinks were amazing. Ordered 6 rolls and all of them were fantastic. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 2, 2017

My husband and I flew to STL for a quick getaway and came across The Drunken Fish around the corner from our hotel. It was NOT a pleasant experience. The hostess was REALLY nice, so we were hopeful the experience would be great. It was terrible. Our waiter never put in the order for our appetizer and when we reminded him AFTER our sushi came to the table he still charged us for it. We never saw him again. We had to flag down another waiter to fill our drinks and bring our check. I was so disappointed. The food was okay. Not great. Would not recommend this place to anyone traveling or living there.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 2, 2017

This is my husband's favorite sushi place in St Louis so we drove all the way from Chesterfield to dine here. However, it was not worth the drive. We never got our food. After waiting 45 minutes for simple rolls, we gave up and left. The whole time we kept being told that the kitchen is backed up. After we complained to the manager, we found out that this place has been understaffed for weeks. Don't bother with this place unless you have two hours to spare.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Friday evening dinner, so the place was pretty full but service was very slow. Reservation was at 6:45 and we finally had the bill paid just short of 9. Glad we didn't have a show to catch after dinner or anything as we'll usually budget an hour and a half for dinner.

We sat upstairs where the music was way too loud causing everyone to yell over it and thus also yell over each others' conversations. Our waiter misunderstood my order of Coffee Mochi for a cup of coffee, I would guess with the music turned down he could have heard my order.

Overall, very good food, slow service, bad music that's too loud.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Loved it! Stopped by after visiting the World Chess Hall of Fame for a little lunch with the family. Great lunch special! Service and kitchen amazing!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service was slow and they were not busy at the time of our reservation. Food was good, however

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This is the second time I have been to the Drunken Fish during a visit to St. Louis. Both times it did not disappoint. Beautiful presentation, delicious food and very good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:30pm and we were seated for 15 min without any acknowledgement from anyone until the manager came to help us

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·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is always good but the service was so bad this time. Had to ask for water, ask for untensels, wasabi, ginger, and the waiter overcharged our bill by $30.00. We had to wait while that was changed and then call back because my card was charged for both amounts. So the food was good but everything else was pretty crappy. Never had service like this before. Also we ordered a dessert which never came.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

There was nothing particularly wrong with our date night, just nothing particularly great either. The service was good but the food was mediocre at best. It was definitely over priced for the quality. I don't think we will return, given that we can get better quality sushi for a more reasonable price elsewhere.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Waiter kind of sucked

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Loved it! Lots of fun! Can't wait to go again!
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Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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