Dragonfish Asian Cafe

4.3
450 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
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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GH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service with fantastic food! The cocktail selection was wonderful. Our server, Peter, was awesome.

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AD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our whole family loves this restaurant! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is inviting, and the service is warm, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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ME
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For the most part you guys were amazing. We tried to come in a second time though after a comedy show at the paramount and we were treated like second class citizens by the hostess. Besides that our first visit was perfect.

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LL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

I've had MANY dinners at Dragonfish. This time my food arrived luke warm (my guest's dinner was piping hot). We were seated in a back room that was louder than any other table I've sat at in the past. Our server was understanding, however we arrived in the rush of a pre-Paramount sell-out show (Wicked). She could do little to correct the deficiencies. I hope that experience is never repeated.

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JL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We were pretty short on time and let our server know that. However, he insisted on still showing us specials, and talking much more than we felt was necessary considering that we repeated a few times that our timeline was short (we were going to a show).

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food was good, but took forever to get served! We order appetizers and we sat there for 40 mins with no food or drinks.

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HU
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Bob, was delightful and we would go back to see him even if the food was a 4! We had the rice dish and the pad thai with shrimp, awesome. We also tried the lychee nut martini, you can't find them in very many places; the bartender did a great job.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made reservations at lunchtime during a giant teacher convention. Despite the pressure, our service was excellent, the food delicious, and prices reasonable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and got us in and out for a theater curtain

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JM
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there with my wife before seeing a musical. It was unexpectedly excellent! The food was amazing!

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TJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing happy hour! Perfect for after theater. Reservations mandatory to avoid long wait. Initial service was slow bit improved as our stay progressed. 4 of us sampled most small plates, some several times. Happy hour drinks and desert, too. Tab was 85 dollars before tip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The restaurant was moderately busy but not overwhelming at 4 pm on a Sunday. Not an extensive menu, but all items we ordered were good. It was disconcerting that they share a bathroom with the hotel; you go through a hallway to the hotel lobby, take an elevator up to the bathroom and then need an access code to get in. The hostess rattled off instructions so quickly that I forgot the 5 digit access code by the time I got there and had to go back down to the lobby and get it from the hotel staff and trek back up to the bathroom. I ordered a side of rice that wasn’t served and it took nearly 10 minutes to get someone’s attention to get it served. We ordered dessert and after 15+ minutes we flagged our waitress down to just get the check. She said “but it’s the next order to come out. Don’t you want it?” I explained that we had been waiting several times throughout dinner for items, that we had been there over 90 minutes already,we had theater tickets, and needed the check. While the food was good, Seattle is loaded with excellent restaurants and Dragonfish isn’t going to stay on my list of places to return to.

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WT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Decent service, but the food was very average. For being pan-Asian, the menu was remarkably limited.

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DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Make a reservation if you want to dine before a show. Very crowded.

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SE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was ok. Pad Thai was boring and undercooked. Drinks are full of ice and fruit and straws. gone in 4 slurps. Bathrooms are upstairs in the hotel down a hall. Had a reservation and got a dark table in the middle of the restaurant next to a weird curtain.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The experience at this restaurant was horrible from the outset. For starters, they were terribly understaffed. When we arrived, the hostess was taking to-go orders on the phone while customers with reservations lined up without being acknowledged. When we were finally shown our seat, the server had so many tables that he just had to take our drink and food order at the same time because we had waited so long for him to come to our table. The atmosphere was tense- our two-top table was situated in what was really an aisle, so that every time someone walked passed, we were bumped or always expecting to be. Additionally, when the server was pouring wine at the table next to us, his elbow came within 6 inches of my face, so I had to move. Then there’s the food! We ordered three small plates. The bland broccoli came out first with our drinks. This was under-seasoned and had no flavor. Next came the caramel ginger chicken, which was so dry and overcooked that it was nearly impossible to swallow. When we were finished and sitting without anyone checking on us (no one cared to ask how the food was, no water refills-glasses were empty, no offer of another drink), the shrimp arrived. This was edible, hot, and spicy, and that’s about the best thing I can say about the dining experience. I would also advise against the lychee drop if you’re in the mood for a good cocktail- this is not it. It was so cloyingly sweet, I couldn’t finish it. Could never tell anyone though, as no one ever came back to our table. I finally had to flag down the server for our check, which was delivered with no pleasantries. Overall, one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had in Seattle, and we left hungry.

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p
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Pete, our server was amazing and very fun & professional. The only reason why I gave a rating of 4 stars🌟 is because we had to wait so long for our food and the bill. It was a busy evening, perhaps, Dragon Fish should consider hiring more people for weekends.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy hour was fantastic! Great food and cocktails at a great price. The spicy chicken was outstanding. Sat outside and had wonderful service from Evan.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and inventive menu... Happy Hour portions were great for trying many dishes

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ML
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

My wife and I come here for the first time and will definitely be back.

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SU
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We came for Happy Hour and most of the food was delicious. Love the HH prices & the lychee drink is amazing. The only downside was the ginger chicken, it was chewy and gross. The waitress took a long time to come to our table. We were ready to order by the time she finally got to us. I understand it was pretty busy but it would have been nice to get water & acknowledgment a couple minutes after we sat down.

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MM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

We had an order go back because the waitress didn't listen. She was pleasant but inattentive. Hopeful for our next visit.

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TR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed having breakfast there. Bobby, our server, was very attentive. Compliments to the chef too...We enjoyed our omelets and lemongrass pancake.

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D
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had tix to a show across the street right after the meal. Our waitress worked with us to get our food and bill quickly which we really appreciated.

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J
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Dragonfish has an excellent menu and wait staff, however, it's close proximity to the Paramount Theater makes it one of a couple of choices for a pre-theater

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good seemed to be understaffed as service was very slow.

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S
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was great. Our server was very informative as we asked him questions about the menu items.

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CW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good pre show dining experience

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Dragonfish Asian Cafe. We made it for happy hour right before our show at The Paramount! The food was delicious and our waiter, Sean, took care of us even though it was busy and we were a party of 6! I highly recommend this place. It was a great girls’ night out experience!

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great Happy Hour deals. It was very busy pre theater and they missed something I ordered and seemed to not have enough staff for a full restaurant. However I watched the team pull together to get everyone fed and out. Our server was very patient with crabby party seated next to us.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We were seated before my scheduled appointment time; which was nice. The food was delicious as usual. We typically go to Dragonfish Asian Cafe before most shows at The Paramount; which is about six trips per year. We have been disappointed in the menu changes over the past year or two. Many of the items we liked are no longer on the menu; the menu itself is becoming very paired down. While six trips a year may not be as frequent as some patrons, we definitely look forward to them. I would hate to stop patronizing your establishment because all our favorite items are no longer on the menu.

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CJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was great. There was a slight delay getting seated because we had reservations right before happy hour was over so they were busy getting last happy hour orders in, but other than that service was great. We had the poke roll, a veggie roll, some phad thai, dessert and craft cocktails. Enjoyed everything. One of the cocktails the server set on fire table side, which was fun.

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HH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Their miso-glazed salmon was SO yummy!

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j
Seattle
82 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went before going to the 5th Avenue the service acknowledged our time constraints and made sure we had plenty of time to make the theater.
We were there at Happy Hour and ordered an array of small dishes
Lime Rickey shrimp was a hit for all
Bacon tempura what could possibly be not to like
Spicy noodles were perfect
Spicy chicken just right amount of crispy spice
All i all very overall good for with efficient friendly service

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DL
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant was really full and our server did a great job with our party of 6.

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LJ
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food and service was grest before a show.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It took 17 minutes to even get a waiter to bring us water and another 10 to get a drink. You were out of two signature appetizers (crab cakes and spring rolls) even though it was only 630 pm. My husband received his entree 13 minutes before mine and our side of broccoli did not come until we had both been finished with our meal for 10 minutes.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a light meal before a concert at the Paramount. Service, food, and ambiance were great - quiet enough to have engaging conversation; loud enough not to feel like anyone was listening in. I'd recommend reservations - we walked past three or four "walk-up" parties.

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WT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fun atmospheric here. Very good happy hour menu.

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BL
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Poke roll was really good, definitely recommend it.

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