Mandrake

4.2
53 reviews
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Japanese
A sushi bar helmed by Nobu alums will churn out a menu of traditional sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls alongside Izakaya-style small plates. There is a succinct but well-curated selection of sakes by the glass and bottle as well as a selection of Japanese beers; and of course, diners can order cocktails and wines by the glass or bottle from Mandrake's comprehensive beverage menu.

Also available in the main dining room, Sushi and sashimi will cover the freshest cuts of fish flown in daily along with tempting maki rolls like the Lobster tempura roll, the House roll made with salmon and hamachi and a Salmon caviar roll. Small Izakaya-style plates will run the gamut from crispy rice topped with uni or toro tuna to duck dumplings, abalone fried rice and King Crab and uni Inaniwa noodles. Larger main dishes include a 6-ounce Wagyu steak, a whole fish - salted-crusted and grilled, a seafood platter and a 32-ounce tomahawk steak.
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Dinner party with DJ at 9pm. Food was outstanding

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MI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat brunch. Music was perfect volume. Service was awesome. Food was delicious. Decoration is fantastic. Loved the experience.

Mandrake
Responded 2 days ago

We're glad you loved your experience! Come back soon :)

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a place to take your significant other. People were very friendly. A place I would visit again.

Mandrake
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendations! We hope to see you back very soon.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

Mandrake
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us.

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W
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great raw appetizers music and crowd.
Only for people looking for a true nightclub meets restaurant experience

Mandrake
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hello! You have no idea how happy and proud we are to know about your experience. It's so good that you liked our flavors and vibes. Our doors will always be open for you. Best regards!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Vacation mode....

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went for dinner. It wasnt good. There were only about 4 tables being served, so you would assume the service was good. The waitress was horrible, but the runners were great. Food was horrible, even sent 2 items back, which I never do.

Then there was an automatic 22% tip on 2 people...

this place sucked. i wouldnt go back. maybe for a drink and to party, but not to sit and eat.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

Overpriced , service charge of 22% is outrageous when only 2 people. Vibe and atmosphere was cool if you only go for over priced drinks .

Mandrake
Responded on May 2, 2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you liked our vibes! On the other hand, the service charge of 22% is included in most establishments in the South Beach area. It is stated on the bill and if needed it can be removed upon request. We, along with most restaurants, include this in the bill as gratuity is not typically customary in many tourists. I apologize this was not explained to you properly and it was so upsetting. Again, I apologize and hope your return.

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FA
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, really good food and super cozy interior. We will definitely come back!

Mandrake
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for your Lovely review and can't wait to have you dine with us again!

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Austin
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Waitress was awful. Typical Miami Beach crappy service with no clue about the menu. Food came before drinks even came. First drink literally had no alcohol which we called them out on and the second drink did. No apologies or taking the first one off the bill. She didn’t pay attention to our food allergies. It was a mess.

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t
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The appetizers were great, the main course ( fish) was so-so. The service was not up to par. Since it has only been open a few months, maybe they haven't worked out the kinks yet, but it seems there are way to many servers bumping into each other. Our waiter was not very helpful either....will try it again in a few months.

Mandrake
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate the feedback of our guests as it only helps us improve. We are looking into this matter of your service and hope to see you again.

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b
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautifully decorated and fun atmosphere. The sushi was excellent. There is a live DJ. Great to celebrate a birthday.

Mandrake
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed the sushi!

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DB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible experience. One of the worst restaurants I've been to in a long time.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Great decor, flavorless food, unknowledgeable staff. Completely forgettable.

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JI
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The ambiance was over the top. The food not so. My order came out of the kitchen about 30 minutes after everyone else was served. The noodles were cold and the shrimp had not taste. The decor is over the top. I recommend to sit inside as we were seated outside patio.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Mandrake.
We tried various appetizers and sushi.
The wait staff was amazing and the sushi
was the best ever!!!
I highly recommend this restaurant
and the fun vibe and great music.

Mandrake
Responded on April 30, 2019

Hi Tammy Thank you so much for your recommendation, hope to have you back soon!

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place great atmosphere highly recommended service was good overall our waiter was excellent however the concierge and receptionist needs work.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Our waitress and server were fine. The food however was horrible. I left the appetizer and entree took maybe 2 bites of each, both EXTREMELY salty and inedible.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience, Great Atmosphere, Food was fantastic....

Mandrake
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for your time in this lovely review! Please come join us again soon.

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NY
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Though the design, ambiance and service were really great and beautiful, the food was above average but the portions were too small, especially of the main courses, and the prices extremely high.
It is a shame because the place is stunning!!!

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was ok, but nothing special . The service was terrible and I can't recommend this restaurant for anyone. Tks

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and great place in general. Music was AMAZING and loud (we loved it).

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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BG
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The decor is over the top it has a great vibe… However for the amount of food you get extremely pricey… They also measure their cocktails carefully which seems like a bad value

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Mandrake! I went there with my husband to celebrate our 24th year anniversary! The food was great and the service amazing. I loved all the musics they were playing. I had my reservation and they gave us our table right away! It’s a must go place to visit! I will be going back soon! Thank you for such a great experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent exceeded our expectation being the first time we visit

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C
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We made reservations for dinner and they sat us in the lounge after we waited for 45 min for our seats that were supposed to be in the main dining room. The hostesses were very rude and the food was ok at best. Loved the decor and the vibe. Really wish we could have enjoyed that in the restaurant or outside. The experience wasn’t great and the food was disappointing. Oh and there was a long hair in the crab app... yeah.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was very little portion when we received the 3 appetizers we ordered we thought it was a joke they where minature size! Tasted amazing but it was micro appetizers sad to say! Also the MUSIC it was horribleeeeee!! I thought it was going to be nice up to date music and basically it was my dad’s 50’s music not what i expected

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G
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, great atmosphere,great restaurant for eating not for drinks.
If you like to drink be awarded There is only two small restrooms for mans and Women ; always a big lane for a restaurant of more than 400 guests occupancy, I don’t understand how Miami’s Beach authorities allowed it .

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

I was a bit skeptical in making reservations at this place because of the reviews. However, this restaurant did not disappoint. Our reservations were for 7pm. At arrival, we were asked to allow some time to be seated because they were getting ready to open. We sat at the bar and ordered some cocktails. Shortly, we were seated. The decorations are gorgeous and the ambiance is seriously beautiful. The server greeted us by congratulating us on our anniversary which was really nice.

We ordered edamame as a starter which was yummy. For the main dish, we ordered the dry aged Tomahawk Rib eye steak with a side of crispy Peruvian potatoes, and rice. Everything was outstanding. It was a bit pricey, but we knew what we were getting into.

Overall would recommend! :)

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AP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This place is nothing special. Overpriced and the food is average. They served us all our hot appetizers and then the cold one.

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M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated Sushi Joint. Great ambience . A new fresh place for a party dinner

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f
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

A beautiful as the restaurant is.. the food doesnt come close. The cuisine does not fit the space and the very limited menu makes it quite difficult. If you want sushi there are so many better choices . They need a total revamp on menu.

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C
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately we were not able to experience this restaurant. We arrived on time for our 7:00 reservation. There were no employees in the front room so we walked back to the second room which is the main dining room. We were quickly ushered out and the door closed behind us. After sitting at the bar until 7:10 we decided to leave. We were very excited to visit a new place in our neighborhood. We live about two blocks away. We will try again but will clearly make our reservation later so not to interfere with their staff meeting. You would think a restaurant that opens an hour later than other restaurants in the area would be prepared for their first seating.

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Miami, excellent trendy restaurant with great service, great food, great music and nice atmosphere indoors and outdoors

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

While it’s expected that place just opened not too long ago so they are still fixing some kinks, the service my party received that night was subpar. We arrived on time with my full party at the restaurant and was still told to wait 20 minutes. Which is fine, the decor is beautiful so we didn’t mind exploring a bit. When our table was ready it was crammed kind of tight. Irregardless we were hungry and wanted to eat and drink. The service was ridiculous, we had over 3 people come up to ask for our drinks after we placed them with someone else. Then when it came to ordering everything came disorganized and in such tiny portions. While yes the food was good, my party was still left hungry. My boyfriend and his friend ordered sushi and it took over an hour for it to arrive, way past the others who ordered kitchen food. Then our server Carolina was frazzled when we asked her for something. Even when we asked her to split the check it took over 45 minutes for us to get our cards back. When my boyfriend asked her for the cards so we can leave, she gave him attitude and said “it is what it is”. For 22% gratuity I definitely expected much better service than what I received. I was embarrassed for recommending this place and will tell everyone I know not to come here.

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AK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, food was good. Celebrated my 2nd year anniversary.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantástico excelente

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a
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun evening, the place was so much fun and a great ambiance. DJ was phenom

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Terrible staff. No ones comes to check. Lost and untrained.

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