Mandrake

4.3
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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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Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very positive and awesome experience!
The food was outstanding and the service was beyond!
I was shanking a bit, and I was asked if I was cold by one of the staff members! The fact that I was acknowledged blew my mind! Love the decor and the ambiance is incredible! Would definitely return to Mandrake!

S
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a birthday. The food and service was excellent .
The manager cam over to our table a number of times to check on us. A extremely fun evening. We will definitely return

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious when it was actually brought out. A ton of items we ordered were missing but showed up on the bill. The service was awful. Management was dismissive when I complained and just threw a couple of bottles of cheap champagne and free dessert at us— thanks? The decor is beautiful but don’t expect fun entertainment like what you see on Instagram. It was underwhelming at best. If I ever came back, it would be to eat at the bar; they were the only fast efficient service I had the entire night. Overall, it was a very disappointing way to spend a birthday.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming service.

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

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

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is average for south beach. Interior is nice. Indoor seating is the place to be. Outdoor is not worth it. 22% service included in the check but the waitress requested more... Lol the restaurant should do a better job at identifying and engaging their clientele.

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was negative. The quality of our food is extremely important to us. The service charge of 22% is included in most establishments in the South Beach area. It is stated on the bill and it can be removed upon request. I apologize this was not explained to you properly and it was upsetting. Please contact our G.Manager Juan Angulo to assist you, we would love for you to give us another chance. Email: juan@mandrakemiami.c o m 786.303.1475

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nos atendió Lola. Fue muy buena anfitriona

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

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

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MH
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Wanted to try something different on Miami Beach and the hype was not even close on this experience.

Would I go back and/or recommend to friends and family absolutely not. Lot of improvement is needed before their is even an opportunity to be considered again.

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi MHood, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was so negative. The quality of our service 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 o m 786.303.1475

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a bachelorette party and it did not disappoint! Felt like we were transported to another city. Food was delicious and service was amazing. We were welcomed with shots and they brought a dessert with sparklers for the bride to be!

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

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

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TB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Fun place service need to improve (a lot)

Mandrake
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi Tiziana, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was so negative. The quality of our service 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 o m 786.303.1475

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The energy is amazing. Fun place for a group!

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve had in awhile, saying a lot being that I work as a GM in the industry. Ambiance, food, service everything was exceptional

Mandrake
Responded on August 7, 2019

Christopher, 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 service. Our doors will always be open for you. Best regards!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience. Nasty Manager, slow service, and overall terrible time. Got to the point where our party got up and left due to 0 attention to our table and no service at all. Ended up
eating at Myn-Tu and has better atmosphere, service, and food. Will never go here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved the ambiance. I did not like being seated outside despite having a reservation. However the severs were nice enough to move us out of the grass area outside.

Mandrake
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Unfortunately we cannot guarantee any seating are despite having a reservation, nonetheless, we will always try to best accommodate you depending on our availability. We truly appreciate your suggestion and hope you come visit us again soon!

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L
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I actually thought this restaurant was going to be just 'Instagrammable' but the food made it even better! The food was so fresh and delicious! The scene is exciting and great for people watching!

Mandrake
Responded on August 3, 2019

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

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MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a bachelorette party dinner - recommend sitting inside where the action is

Mandrake
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We’re glad to hear that you had a good celebration. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for my sisters birthday. We had reservations and were immediately sat. We didn’t drive since parking is a hassle but they do offer valet, not sure for how much. The decor inside and outside is stunning. Our server was very attentive and answered our questions. I had their version of the mule my sister had the Fabulust, Drinks were ok, nothing to rave about. we had the crispy soft shell shrimp. The shrimp has the head on and is fried it’s served with some kind of aioli, which was good, It was different eating shrimp with the shell but I would eat it again. I had the shrimp fried rice which was delicious! My sister had the pad Thai, there aren’t any noodles .the noodles are replaced with enoki mushrooms. It was very tasty, and I would never think of that twist. The portions could be bigger for the price you’re paying. 28 for pad Thai and 17 for the shrimp fried rice, I would expect more food. We declined desert but our server was nice enough to bring out some ice cream with sparklers. That was sweet of him.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!!

Mandrake
Responded on July 25, 2019

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

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b
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time for a special occasion/. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and the food was spectacular. Had a great time and will definitely recommend

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The location was hosting a party later that night. I went early and there were plenty of waiters standing around. Service was nonetheless pretty bad. My menu sat on my table the whole meal despite having tried to hand it to the waiter. I had to redo my entire order because they were out of several sushi options that were pervasive on the menu.

Mandrake
Responded on July 18, 2019

Hi Javier, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was negative. The quality of our service 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 o m 786.303.1475

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i
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT PARTY ATMOSPHERE......................... LOVE

Mandrake
Responded on July 10, 2019

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

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

Amazing customer service and experience

Mandrake
Responded on July 13, 2019

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

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JA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

So disappointing. Great decor and vibe, but poor service (were they trained?) and ridiculous prices in everything.

Mandrake
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi Jen, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was negative. The quality of our service 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 o m 786.303.1475

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

Beautiful place quieter on Tuesday if you want to have dinner conversation but really fun supper club Thur through Sunday!

Mandrake
Responded on July 11, 2019

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

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy rico todo. Buen servicio, buen ambiente.

Mandrake
Responded on July 5, 2019

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

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m
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I came to this IG worthy restaurant and it did not disappoint with the decor, ambiance, and beautiful people everywhere. I was disappointed in the sushi. It was very expensive and mediocre for the price. My husband and I had a great date night and it was fun, but we both agreed that we could get better sushi at our local sushi joint.

Mandrake
Responded on August 3, 2019

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

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Ugh the, good food and staff very nice.!

Mandrake
Responded on July 5, 2019

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

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ES
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We left. Terrible seating outside in the Miami summer heat. Terrible service. Bartender couldn’t make an aperol spritz. Waited 45 minutes for our bad drink and left. Had a fabulous dinner at Yardbird instead.

Mandrake
Responded on July 5, 2019

Hi Erin, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was so negative. The quality of our food and service 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 o m 786.303.1475

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YH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food! The staff is really great and attentive and the manager went above and beyond to make sure we had a great Anniversary dinner!!!

R
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The music was too loud , I couldn’t hear my husband speak nor the waiter as he was trying to take our order. The food was good but came an hour late , there was one waiter for like 7 tables therefor the service was bad.

Mandrake
Responded on July 5, 2019

Hi, We appreciate your feedback and apologize your experience was so negative. The quality of our service 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 o m 786.303.1475

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Terrible food

Mandrake
Responded on July 5, 2019

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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AO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at the Mandrake. The staff, service, food and ambiance were all 5 star. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne to start the evening off. Although we live in South Beach it was our first visit to the Mandrake. The dishes that we would highly recommend are the pork belly, soft shell shrimp, king crab, wontons and believe it or not the chicken dish. The Asian infused greens were a little less memorable. The only thing that we really did not care for was the Mochi but we were so satisfied with the rest of the meal we probably should not have ordered it. The signature cocktails were also great both the Gino and Wakaba Mule. This will not be our last visit to the Mandrake. It will be a great place to bring the many friends who come to visit is in South Beach. Our server David, made great suggestions. Thank you David.

Mandrake
Responded on July 5, 2019

Alice, thank you so much for joining us! We’re glad to hear that you had a good anniversary celebration with your loved one. It's so good that you liked our flavors, service and ambiance. Our doors will always be open for you. Best regards!

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SR
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to men drink as a couple and had a wonderful evening. It is best to set a reservation at 9 PM or later. We ordered drinks and sushi. The owner was very kind to us and gave us two free drinks. We had a blast !

Mandrake
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hello Stephen! Thank you so much for joining us! We’re glad to hear that you had a good night out. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards!

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L
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical experience from start to finish. Gorgeous ambiance, cool music, and great dishes. Great photo ops! They have a rhino on the wall!!! The yellowtail sashimi, PORK BELLY, spicy tuna crispy rice, mandrake roll, spicy salmon roll, whole branzino, pork belly fried rice, and passion fruit tart are all must haves!!!

Mandrake
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi! 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 ambiance. Our doors will always be open for you. Best regards!

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TJ
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for my sisters 21st bday ! And Mandrake was perfect ! GreaT food , nice decor and ambiance !

Mandrake
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We’re glad to hear that you had a good birthday celebration with your sister. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Miami. Best regards!

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Y
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

The food was really bad and disappointing. The sushi was average and the steak was poor quality meat, half of it was cooked medium, other half well done. The fried chicken rice had no flavor and just tasted like frozen food. However the interieur concept and party atmosphere is great and would definitely come back for drinks and hookah.

Mandrake
Responded on June 10, 2019

We appreciate your feedback and apologize your food experience was so negative. We will definitely take this into consideration. 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. 786.303.1475

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

Anniversary

Mandrake
Responded on June 10, 2019

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

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SG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Mandrake is a beautiful place, perfect for a great get together with friends. Food and drinks were awesome. The only annoying thing was, maybe because it was a week night and the place was not crowded, the server was coming to the table too often interrupting our conversation. Sometimes less is more.

Mandrake
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We will definitely take this into consideration. Our doors will always be open for you. Best regards!

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FF
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was very impressed with the utilization of the space for this swanky Japanese spot . The food was amazing and so were the drinks all very unique to my liking . I also visited the patio area was very beautiful and live . Food came out hot which is hard to come by nowadays . I can’t wait to visit again and try something new . I hope this location stays open for a long time
I was very impressed with the utilization of the space for this swanky Japanese spot . The food was amazing and so were the drinks all very unique to my liking . I also visited the patio area was very beautiful and live . Food came out hot which is hard to come by nowadays . I can’t wait to visit ag

Mandrake
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Fabian! Thank you so much for your lovely review and can't wait to have you dine with us again!

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing place.

Mandrake
Responded on May 25, 2019

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

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Mandrake
Responded on May 25, 2019

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

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