Seattle >Food & Dining > Dragonfish Asian Cafe
722 Pine St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.613080 -122.333281
Monday To Sunday From 07:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
Happy hours are great – I've never eaten off the main menu, just happy hour, and I love it! The bosa nova roll is my fave, and I'll usually get calamari (which has the BEST tipping sauce ever), potstickers, and ahi. Prices are great and service is pretty good. There's always good people watching to be done there, too.
Awful Service, mediocre food – The food is not worth the terrible service at Dragonfish. My friends and I went here for a working lunch and our waiter was arrogant, unattentive and completely unhelpful. And a bit of a meathead if you ask me. He not only couldn't answer my friend's question about the content of the various sauces but he was totally unwilling to help her with a creative solution for her allergy needs. All he had to do was ask the cook. A plate of steamed veggies would have dine the trick but apparently this was too much trouble for our server to manage.
Terrible Service, Average Food – I went here for happy hour after reading all of it's good reviews..but I have to say, I did not enjoy my visit there at all. The hostesses are rude and careless. And service all around wasn't great either. The food was just OK. Nothing too special, it's a good thing the prices were great. Overall, I've decided not to go here again, happy hour prices or not.
The happy hour plates are so yummy you'll start salivating just thinking of them! – First off, how very cool to offer both a standard and a 10pm to 1am Happy Hour - and on the weekend at that?? The "small plates" are both inexpensive ($1.95 to $3.95) and incredibly delectable. My faves include the Lime Rickey Shrimp, the Caramel Ginger Chicken, the Hichimi Squid and the Edamane. The drinks are tasty and the beers ice cold.
For a fun date go play games at Gameworks like a kid or catch a movie then walk around the corner to Dragonfish and have fun like the grownup you are :)
Quite possibly the worst service in Seattle – I don't think I've ever had worse service anywhere. Waitress took 10 minutes just to take our drink order. Our appetizer came before we even had water on the table--I had to ask the server for water. The busgirl took our appetizer plates/chopsticks and tried to take my tea ("are you done with your tea?") before our entrees came. Food comes, no chopsticks to eat with. Waitress took my tea to refill it but never brought it back. My boyfriend had a disappointing martini--not chilled with olives tossed in (no toothpick). Although the food was decent, you couldn't pay me to eat here again.
Great Happy Hour! – Get there early for happy hour! Pretty good food for reasonable prices. Drinks were fairly stiff.
Great for happy hour--but otherwise, forget it. – One of my favorite happy hour places because of their $2.95 cocktails (only four though). Even though they say it's from 4-6pm, I've shown up at 5:45pm and been told it's over. Definitely go early on busy Friday nights. I really enjoy their selection of small plates that are either $2.95 or 3.95--my favorites are their crab cakes, crab wontons, chicken potstickers and chicken satays. Sushi is $1.95. If you were to order these same dishes after 6pm, you would get the same portion, at double the price. Service is hit and miss, but for happy hour, I honestly don't really mind. It's a hotel restaurant--they don't expect you to come back, and it shows. But if you want cheap yet strong drinks and good food, I would definitely recommend. A note about bathrooms: be prepared to go back into the hotel lobby and take the elevator up two floors.
Great Happy Hours – I have been here about 4 times and each time was great drinks and sushi.
Great Food – This restaurant has wonderful food with a big selection. We took a friend of mine that doesn't usually branch out from American or Italian food. She still had a great time and found some food that she liked. We had her get the California rolls and she actually ate them! That's a big step in the right direction for her, so they must be doing something right. :) I had a wonderful time. I will be going back.
Pan-Asian? – My first visit, I waited 45 minutes for a table, despite having a reservation. I went with friends on my first visit to Dragonfish and was impressed by a large drink menu, but not impressed by the small plates. These plates are indeed quite small, and quite expensive. After ordering them, they showed up and were decent, but way too pricey for what you get. We left hungry, despite a $200 tab and each person having 2-3 drinks. My second visit was much the same, but we had to wait an hour for a table - despite having a reservation. It is very hard, apparently, to seat a large group here.
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