Mandrake

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150 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

It was 7 pm and the place was totally deserted. We were a bit skeptical since all the other restaurants in the area were packed. I can’t even describe what a rip off and just terrible experience it was. Even though there were no customers, it took a while to order and to get the food. The sashimi wasn’t fresh whatsoever. We wanted to try a couple pieces of food before ordering main dishes. That was pretty much all we needed before we left and went to a different spot. 8 pieces of sashimi and a bottle of water cost a fortune - what a joke! Do not come here for the food! Cool design though.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This has the worst service I have ever seen. Starting from the hostess who is extremely unfriendly ( long brown hair) to the waiters that all seem to be lost and also very unfriendly. Ambience is great as far as decor and music. Food is average. Nothing special. Spend your money in another restaurant. You have Villa AZUR near by with better food and service and same great decor and ambience.

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IlleaneG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was my first visit to Mandrake - I thought it was very well kept - service was really good. the ambiance was nice and the decor was edgy and different.

I will definitely visit again!

Illeane
NYC

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vipEricM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was OK but not exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the back patio and had the most amazing dinner birthday date ever. We were still able to listen to the music, enjoy the energetic environment, and our dinner as the noise level in the back patio was not so loud. The server, host, and the hookah guy Marco were very welcoming. Thank you so much for your hospitality Mandrake.
- Sean X. Williams

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YZXCVBNM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The place is really nice and the food was great, but we waited it standing up at the bar for 1 hour and 30 minutes to be seated in a table.

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JimmyJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Mixed feelings after visiting this restaurant. The food is delicious, the place is great, the ambience is also great, but a big but, we were told by the waitress, that one particular dish, cheaper one, was not available that night but only other, more expensive. We ordered though and had great dinner. After that we went inside to the bar to have some drinks. After more than an hour we wanted to eat some more and asked the bar tender if we could order food at the bar, off-course was his answer, so I then asked if all dishes were available and his answer was, YES!. So we ordered and didn't say anything about the incident because at the end the food was great but after I left, I regretted not mentioning this to the bar tender.

I don't really know why the waitress acted like that, but if she do the same to more people and they find out, it will affect soon or later Mandrake's reputation.

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VivianC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for Valentine’s Day and had an amazing time!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience togheter at my girlfriend, I want suggest this place 🔝

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negA
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Mandrake was amazing! The place has beautiful decor from the moment you walk in. We were seated right at our reservation time and the host made sure we were comfortable. The food was also great; especially the wontons, fried rice, and dessert. We really loved the chocolate and ice cream! Definitely a place I plan to go back to.

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Yaneglez02
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked for my birthday and 2 hours before the same day they called to cancel me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Estuvo fatal
Llegamos al restaurant y estaba cerrado!!
Pésimo nos hicieron perder la noche !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cool, chic, energetic, AsianFusion, overall great experience, will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great music

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CQ11
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and the environment was lively. The $$$$ indicator is true because the items were pricy, for such small portions. Definitely tapas type eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was very greasy, service and location is good but other then that not worth going for food for the value.

Mandrake
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was negative. The quality of our food is extremely important to us. Please contact our General Manager Juan Angulo to assist you, we would love for you to give us another chance. Email: juan@mandrakemiami. c om 786.303.1475

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service since the gratuity was already added, never came to check up, bad service

Mandrake
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting us and for sharing your experience, we're really concerned to know that you didn't enjoy as you deserve and we offer you our most sincere apologies. We'd like to know more details about your experience so we can make sure to take the corrective measures and improve our service, because offering an outstanding service in the most important thing for us. Could you please tell us the date and hour of your visit? We hope for your prompt response. Best regards!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s not worth the money. This is simply a restaurant to go to if you want to get drunk before going to the club. The food is not that good and it’s crazy expensive.

Mandrake
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food. We will definitely take this into consideration. We hope you will give us a second try - we would love to show you the real Mandrake.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived to an empty restaurant and was brought outside to what looks like a parking lot they added carpet and plants too, no discussion if we wanted to sit outside. We asked to move inside and were told there was no availability for 2 people. Ants walking on the table, we received someone else’s food which we returned, the entire dinner we got one drink. The Singapore noodles tastes like water, served with salty unwashed shrimp with the head on. Roast beef was bland.

The food was tasteless, this place looks good on insta but it’s got NOTHING on Nobu
I have added a picture of the floor next to our table.

Mandrake
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I apologize that your most recent experience was disappointing. This is definitely not what we strive to be. Have no doubt that I am diligently looking into what happened to ensure it does not occur again. Once again, I apologize that this happened to you. I hope you reconsider and give us a second chance to show you that we are better than ever!

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Leroy
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The visuals of the restaurant are great until you go outside and look at the tiles that do not match the aesthetic I believe their looking for.

The music...was all over the place.
Not exactly fitting the vibe and various volumes as if someone was fighting over the knob. I didn't know if I was in a club or in a restaurant. Truly unsettling.

The service was fine, I just don't understand how steak comes out 12 minutes before tempura but to be fair it was a full house. Understandable.

The food itself was excellent. No complaints and portions were fine. I'm only curious as to if the crispy potatoes are served warm usually.

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Gill
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were charged for a number of items we did not order. The food is good but i advise you check your bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was terrible. We waited around 10 minutes to even get water on the table. Food was ok. Music way too loud, our group couldn’t speak to each other. DJ was also bad. Would not go again.

Mandrake
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting us and for sharing your experience, we're really concerned to know that you didn't enjoy as you deserve and we offer you our most sincere apologies. We'd like to know more details about your experience so we can make sure to take the corrective measures and improve our service, because offering an outstanding service in the most important thing for us. Could you please tell us the date and hour of your visit? We hope for your prompt response. Best regards!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Great food, very poor wine list by the glass, slow service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was ok. Service not amazing. Music DJ great.
Good vibe.

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vipAlexK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Slowest food service I’ve ever encountered. Dinner took 2 and 1/2 hours without coffee / desert. When it came, food was great though

Mandrake
Responded on February 6, 2020

Alex, thank you so much for visiting us and for sharing your experience, we're really concerned to know that you didn't enjoy as you deserve and we offer you our most sincere apologies. We'd like to know more details about your experience so we can make sure to take the corrective measures and improve our service, because offering an outstanding service in the most important thing for us. Could you please tell us the date and hour of your visit? We hope for your prompt response. Best regards!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Location molto piacevole con una atmosfera molto intima anche se con musica abbastanza alta dopo una certa ora...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place to eat! The food was great and the music was amazing! Loved everything about it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Good time

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a graduation dinner for a party of 10. With reservation we were seated promptly. The waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and gave wonderful recommendations such as the empanadas for the appetizers . The ambiance was lovely , we were seated outside but the decor was nothing shy of a well thought modern Japanese restaurant . By the time we were leaving that’s when the DJ began mixing , that was around 9pm. Would definitely go again with my girls .

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Paul
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was Amazing!!! I don’t remember his name but he was Hispanic and we were sorted in the front section of the restaurant this past Saturday. He went far and beyond to accommodate us. The music was great and so was the food. This is the hottest spot in Miami and The Hooka was probably the best one I have ever used. I spent a lot of money but that’s to be expected if your in Miami. When I get the waiters name I will write another review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was disappointed at the fact I reserved the booth area specifically and when we got there the manager told me and my guests we could not sit in there because there was no room, as I was there before it is easy to accommodate only 4 people in that area ( I made reservations awhile ago!) - we had to sit by the main entrance to the room so my out of town friends could have some of the experience they offer- I was very upset they did not respect my reservation request!!!! Last time I will go there .
Other then that the food and Jason the server was great .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

El ambiente muy feo y mucho ruido. Habia ido otras veces, pero ya no es lo que era.
La comida sigue siendo buena.

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vipsteven
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mandrake is a fun, energetic locale with good food, great drinks and a trendy vibe. I recommend to go for both dates and groups of friends.

Mandrake
Responded on November 25, 2019

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Not recommended

Mandrake
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at Mandrake. We are sorry to see that we didn't receive a 5-star review, or any feedback as to what the issues were (if any). We do hope you will visit us again soon and allow you to wow us. Thank you.

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vipVegasdiner30
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediocre at best. Pretty spot. Maybe a better place for drinks and a sushi roll.
So many better options in South Beach for full dinner. Service was good but we were one of 3 tables in the restaurant.

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vipRaisaD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good I love it

Mandrake
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for your 5-star review and support. We truly appreciate it! Please come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Girls Night Out!

Mandrake
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for your 4-star review and support. We truly appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon and to deliver a 5-star experience. Best regards!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was freezing. We asked them to turn down the AC over and over.

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MercedesS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was very average but extremele expensive. we spent $200 + that werent worth of food, quantity or quality.
Venue in general is beautiful, i loved the decor.
Waiter was super annoying asking every 5 minutes if everything was ok, some people find this helpful i think its annoying to be interrupting all the time.
would i recommend this place to a friend? No!
i believe there are way better places in Miami to eat.

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