Dragonfish Asian Cafe

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$30 and under
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Asian

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This cross-cultural restaurant concept has reinvented some of the most popular dishes from China, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore and designed them to appeal to a wide spectrum of guests. Dragonfish’s diverse selection of portion sizes makes it easy to graze or gorge, a clever concept that serves many types of appetites at all hours.
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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was good, service was okay. Overall would go again. I do wish they had a bigger menu, at least more options for everyone.

CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I love eating here. Food good. We were stuck behind a wall this time. Our designated waiter didn’t get to us in a timely manner but another waiter attended to us very well.

C
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Since our last visit, the menu has been changed with some items being dropped.
Our favorite eggplant fries is no longer on the menu and a huge disappointment

M
Seattle
84 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dragonfish is a wonderfully reliable Asian fusion restaurant...and, their Happy Hour is "da bomb."

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dragonfish has the best happy hour. The food is incredible and I can’t believe the prices for the quality of food you get. I highly recommend this place. It’s one of my go to spots!

MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience5

Small portions, but delicious. Unfortunately the service was a disaster! My girlfriend and I ordered appetizers, entrees and desserts. My girlfriends appetizer came out. Then 10 minutes later our desserts came out!?!? When asked about my appetizer and our entrees we were told by a different waiter that they were on their way. Then they bring me the wrong entree (still haven't received my appetizer?) I point out that it's the wrong entree so they take it away. My appetizer then arrives with my girlfriends entree. My entree finally arrived an hour after it was ordered. Then to top it off the waiter made a big show of the fact that they "comped" us for the wrong entree on the bill. What? Comp means getting something you dont pay for. They didn't leave the "wrong" entree at the table for us to eat. They took it away. So of course you better have removed an item from our bill that we DIDN'T order! That doesn't mean it was comped, it means the bill is now correct.

DB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Loved the Happy Hour menu! Excellent service by Bianca, great food, and really nice atmosphere! Will go back!

FM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here, absolutely the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Drinks were good, all other small plates we got were great. Will definitely be going again!

OT
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience. Mari and staff are so welcoming. Tried the nan pam new dish...delicious

EC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Reviewing my experience is tricky for me based on this visit. I told my waitress that I had a peanut allergy (like anaphylaxis-level) when I ordered food, and as I was eating one of the items I ordered (a veggie rice bowl) I found a peanut in my food. My waitress apologized and insisted she mentioned the allergy on my ticket. This is incredibly concerning to me that the kitchen staff did not look closely enough in preparing my food and that the cross-contamination occurred even when I specifically mentioned my severe allergy. I was very lucky that I noticed it before I ate that bite, but the experience left me feeling rattled and soured my overall opinion of the restaurant. I enjoyed pretty much every part of the meal otherwise, but this was absolutely unacceptable for me. I want to go back based on the other parts of my meal, but it will be tough to convince myself to go back after this experience.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, great value, helpful staff

G
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Caramel ginger EVERYTHING! Servers are always funny, knowledgeable and relatable. I have been a patron of the Dragonfish Cafe since it opened and I am so glad it still lives up to the original high standards. Awesome lime ricky shrimp and caramel ginger chicken. The lychee drop and lemongrass lime ricky are still some of the best cocktails.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was fabulous. We took advantage of the happy hour menu and was able to sample a number of dishes. Loved them all

M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

Selection was limited, lacked in authenticity and built in the idea of fusion. The service was great. However, the taste of the food needs major assistance.

M
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Spicy means spicy. Our waitress was AWESOME and management took care of a small issue we had with our food, even though we didn’t ask. Waitress noticed one person wasn’t eating their dish

p
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love DragonFish Asia! It’s my go-to for all happy hours before Paramount Theatre shows!

DC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Mary our server was excellent we seem to get her everytime and she is amazing! Would recommend this place to everyone. Excellent food.

OT
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service. Menu changed a little with great selections. We did lunch this time and service was so personalized. Highly recommend

MR
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Happy hour food upset my stomach for two days. Service was great & food delicious, but my guts say a different rating.

ST
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As aa kid, dragons were never my favorite thing. I was never enthralled. Fish? Well, I am biased. I am a pisces.

Put the two together though and up comes one terrific little watering hole.

My husband and I were out on a date night, including theatre.

Dragonfish was the perfect preamble to the play.

GI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Limited vegetarian options

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Dragonfish is my “go to” restaurant before the Paramount. The plate sizing are great for sharing with a friend. Always pleased I went.

J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is my absolute favorite place to eat, and take my family and friends! I made a reservation before our show at the Paramount Theater, so we were very excited. I would have given 5 stars for each category, but the restaurant was out of some of the ingredients for the Dragon Smoke cocktail (which I always get), and ran out of the fried spring rolls, about 30 minutes after we had ordered our first plate of them. We ordered other cocktails, and other food, so it was fine.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quick food and a nice variety too.

G
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

I had not been there in years.
I need to go back sooner than later.

BA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect girls night out spot! Good vibes cute atmosphere amazing prices

G
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The New Year’s Eve promo was really good (35 per person and no alcoholic drinks included ) since there were plenty of options. I will definitely come back in a near future. The only thing I didn’t like is that the restrooms are not inside the restaurant itself but in the hotel. Other than that food and service were outstanding.

DC
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

New years eve menu was very limited but the food was good.
The service was very poor. We waited over 15 minutes after being seated to even get a waiter to our table.

JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were there at happy hour and enjoyed everything we had. It was fun to share small dishes.

MK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly staff and delicious food. I recommend the salmon with brussel sprouts--the best I've ever have.

CD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We loved Dragonfish but they've changed their menu to be more dedicated to theatre crowd turnover. I miss the dishes we used to always order as well as more vegan choices.
My husband loved the seafood dish he ordered - I actually skipped ordering because they weren't vegetarian choices worth the effort.
Sad to see the change, but understand the intention.

SG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Staff was either understaffed or new. Had to wait to be seated, receive menus, etc.
Everything was extremely slow and served with attitude.

Again, might have just been the day and time, but it was not good service at all.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We used to like DragonFish a lot, but for lunch, the food was bland, tasteless and not inspiring. The menu was short and not much variety. You ran out of items, and we were there early at 11:30a! I don't think I'll be returning any time soon, as the food just wasn't flavorful.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately one of our entrees arrived after everyone else was done. We were credited for that meal and offered a free appetizer. It was frustrating but at least we were fairly compensated.

OT
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Curry udon inedible

MK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great pre theatre spot! They had just rolled out a new menu, food was fantastic. Group of 4 ordered multiple small plates plus one shared entree. We all really enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Would definitely return.

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dragonfish has changed a lot with all the growth in its immediate vicinity. The dining room is more polished with the removal of the robata kitchen area in the back section. The menu is still about “sharing plates” but has trimmed down in number of menu items. The food is still tasty, and executed in its unique style of Asian flavors and ingredients with a modern slant. Hats off to Takao, owner, who has skillfully maneuver the transition to its current edition. Still a great place to dine pre-show at the Paramount Theatre and late night dining until 1 am.

RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I miss the old menu. Such wonderful dishes have been taken away.

KB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic but there was an issue with the kitchen and we kept getting served one item at a time? One of the three salads were ordered came out..then 10 minutes later the other two salads came out. We ordered 8 items and none came at the same time. It wasn't just us, it was happening to every table in our section. We didnt get several items we ordered but the waiter took them off our bill. We come here alot for happy hour & this is the first time we have had less than stellar service. Clearly just an off night...maybe kitchen was under staffed. Again I waiter was fabulous!

OT
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Just missed the cutoff for breakfast to lunch...breakfast did not disappoint

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