Drunken Fish - Westport Plaza

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Sushi
Drunken Fish in Westport Plaza was the first of our four locations (having opened in the Spring of 2003). Within months, our Happy Hour and popular Signature Events helped us build a loyal following, Today, we're proud to be 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)
What 586 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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3.9
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I don't usually leave reviews but overall we were disappointed in the food quality. We ordered sushi and it was definitely below par. Our server did his best but he was very busy. I was taking my college son out for dinner - after not seeing him in awhile - so it was quite a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow. Had to repeatedly ask for the same things over and over before we received. (Basics like wasabi and soy sauce)

Server was friendly, just inefficient. Food was fine, nothing great, but fine.

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ZachH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, haven’t been there since almost 8 years ago. Food was still amazing great experience like it was 8 years ago.

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KatyaG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing, very friendly and reliable. The food was amazing and we didn't have to wait to much to be seated. Overall, we had a great experience and will be visiting again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Jennifer the server/bartender was great.

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Bobby
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We did the Valentine's Day special, the second time we've done it at DF, the first time at the CWE location. As with the first time, the experience was good, especially for a couple married 36 years and looking more for a good meal with good service at a good price than for a romantic evening for two. If you're looking for romantic evening for two, then DF is not the place. The close proximity to neighboring tables and the noise level are not conducive to romance. The food was great, the value was good, and the service was good despite a few hiccups (our entree arrived minutes after our appetizer but before our soup and salad). The menu description on line and on the menu itself was misleading about what your $119 bought you exactly. Luckily, the portions and the preparation made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good, glassware had cracks in it or had chips. Food was amazing!

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AprilL
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks!

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vipRobynL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good, however there was very little room to make changes to menu items and the noodle bowl we ordered without onions, carrots and cabbage came with all three minus the opposite ingredients. The Lobster Spring roll and sushi were excellent. I would say our server was a little defensive. We really had no complaints despite the inability to switch things up. A solid 4 and easily a 5 if they become a little more flexible. However the entrance is in a mall. That’s hard to deny from an atmosphere perspective. Inside is very good.

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vipLesleyP
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night at Drunken Fish. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my husband had Chicken Katsu. We plan to return.

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vipChris
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dinner before a show at the Westport Playhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Jen the server was really rude

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ErikaM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Great food. I don’t feel they had a enough wait staff. We waited quite a while to get drinks and to order.

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Paulie
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I’ve dined at the Drunken Fish a few times but I was very disappointed tonight. Our Edamame appetizer took 25 minutes and arrived at the table cold. We sent it back to the kitchen to have it reheated but it came back very overcooked. The teriyaki chicken was a mound of rice with a plain chicken breast (rubber chicken) and a small glob of thick teriyaki sauce at the bottom of the plate. I had to sliced up the chicken and mix it into the sauce myself. It was a poor example of a simple dish. There was not enough sauce to cover the chicken breast yet they charged me when I asked for more. Our sushi was accompanied by a dime-sized dollop of wasabi and again an additional charge for more. Service was poor. Food was marginal. I won’t be going back. Very dissatisfied.

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sbye1969
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & incredible meal!!

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JuliaW
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service was fast and friendly

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ESPNdoll
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always delicious, however the service wa a just okay. They seemed to be understaffed. We waited for almost 10 minutes without anyone greeting our table and then the drinks (wine and sake) took about 8 minutes to arrive after that. Food was awesome, but the service needs some work, there were only a few tables full in the restaurant.

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vipCarola
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Drunken Fish has good sushi. Their unique rolls are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

the food wasn't bad but wasn't anything special. server was ok but kinda blunt

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been there several times and have never been disappointed!!!

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vipMarioR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

forced to sit at the bar when there were 100 open spots, bad service, small and bad portion of sushi , bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the drinks were good, and service was fast. I never had an empty glass in front of me.

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BrianL
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good sushi and sashimi, and reasonably sized portions for this type of food. Our waitress was very good, but spread a little thin. We were seated near the kitchen were the noise level was higher.

I have been to a few Drunken Fish type restaurants in the St. Louis area, this is the best one so far.

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nick
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Atmosphere was great wait staff was slow although they had quite a few people working waiter was friendly and food was excellent

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Anon
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was mediocre for the price we paid. I’d rather have Wasabi for the same price and get more sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The only reason we went is because I won a gift card. We went at 5:30 on a Saturday night, with a reservation. We were seated promptly, however our waiter was one of only 3 working that night. He had our table, and about 10 other tables, so service was a bit lacking. Our calamari appetizer took about 30 minutes to come out, and it was tasty, but not what were were expecting. Seemed like processed sticks of calamari fried in a panko crust. The sushi rolls we had were just "ok". I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to come back. While it wasn't terrible, it was like the sushi...just "ok".

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DeniseS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful food great service and nice place for couples to meet

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JimF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good but I was disappointed in my meal. The shrimp in my meal were very small and had no taste. Basically received a big bowl of noodles with very few vegetables and shrimp.

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vipKimH
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My daughter asked to go to Drunken Fish and she was so excited to order the crispy roll . We tried a couple of new things - one, the taco (AMAZING) and two the edamamme hummus which was also very good. My recommendation is that you need more wonton strips with the hummus. We had a "new" server named Kiley. She was very attentive and if didn't know something quickly found an answer. My only advice is that she doesn't check in with her tables as much as she does, it almost makes you feel like you are being rushed to order or eat faster. Other than that - she did a great job.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This reservation was to celebrate a birthday. We had a party of 6. When we arrived, we wee seated at a broken table. It was a four side that folded out to become a round table. Two of the leaves/sides were broken and leaning so far at an angle that drinks and food had to be placed almost near the center of the table and we had to lean over to eat. When we asked the waitress, once seated, about the table, she said that it got broken last week. When it was pointed out that we would have to lean over almost to the center of the table to eat our food, she acted like it wasn't a big deal and didn't offer to re-seat us, offer any solutions, etc. The table should have been put out of service, converted to a square table, etc. From there, didn't have the greatest experience. The waitress, though taking our orders and checking back once or twice didn't really seem to want to be waiting on us (maybe she thought we would complain more). For the price, we have had better food and sushi. Everything was just so-so. I will not be going back here anytime soon if I want good sushi and a good atmosphere.

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vipMartiK
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The wonder woman roll is great. I order it every time and am never disappointed. The sushi is good, but I would stick to the rolls and mains if you are starved.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

California roll with salmon was really godd.

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TamiR
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good place for sushi. We had reservations for party of 5. We were seated next to kitchen & the bartender was our server. So, she was busy at the bar & we felt rushed when she cane to the table. I would probably go back but, not my first choice!

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of Drunken Fish, it's always a beautiful experience. This visit was no different. Food is amazing and I leave very happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Found large amounts of plastic (cling wrap) in one of the sushi rolls. Could have been really dangerous if my daughter would have swallowed. Service was ok. They did comp the roll that had the plastic wrap in it. Sushi wasn’t bad... server wrote the original price of bill (prior to comp) to try to get a better tip. While I can’t blame him, it was a little presumptuous considering we were served a major choking hazard with little apologies. He actually acted like this had happened before when I showed him the pieces of plastic wrap. It was not busy when we went and the place had an old smell to it. If you want to try drunken Fish I would stick to the Central West End location

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StaceyJ
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour specials that go till 6:26pm, however you have to sit at bar or outside. Service was wonderful and food was great as usual.

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Jennifer
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I made reservations for a party of 5, however, when we arrived we were informed of the happy hour specials and asked to sit in a "designated" area to take advantage of the specials. When the hostess sat us, she sat us at a 4 top table and brought a chair over because she said we were not allowed to push tables together (we were seated outside of the main restaurant space). We had more than enough room at the table and were fine with the set up, however, when the waiter (Val) arrived he informed us that our current set up was not allowed and had a bit of a rude tone. He said he wouldn't make us move because we were already seated but placed the blame on us when in fact we were just following the directions of the hostess. I would suggest better training and/or communication between host and wait staff at this location. His interaction set the tone of our evening which was not a good one. About 30 mins later, another party of 5 arrived and they were seated at two separate tables and later pulled a chair up to their table as well so that they could all sit together. I overheard them discussing their frustration with the "rules" also. There has to be a better way to handle larger parties.

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ColleenA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The sushi was decent, we’ve had better. The drinks were good. The service was fine

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KatieO
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were lovely. However, the amount of money I paid for as little and as bland as the food was... I felt like I had been scammed. I would not recommend this to a friend. It was expensive and the food wasn’t very good, especially not for the price we paid.

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Drunken Fish - Westport Plaza does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Drunken Fish - Westport Plaza also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 275-8300.

Drunken Fish - Westport Plaza is rated 4.2 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

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