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: Downtown, Central Business District
Horrible, Horrible Service!! – We made reservations 2 weeks in advance and the staff did not have the reservations. I showed up 1/2-hour early & tried to solve this dilema w/ the staff. They were unsympathetic to our problem. The staff refused to help us find another restaurant or seat us (we had time constraints do to a show at the Paramount). The staff ended up trying to shove us into a 4-person booth (we had 6) in the bar. The bar was incredibly smokey and we had an 11-month old child. This was unacceptable, we left. The staff sat about 30-40 people while they ignored us.
Fun place, good food – The arrangement of the dining room was a little peculiar, as there could have been more table space, but the food was flavorful and the service was fast. The items seem a little pricey for what we got, but they tasted good and the overall experience was enjoyable.
Consistantly over-rated – I finally checked this place out after many people raved about it, and I just wasn't impressed. We went for the Dim Sum which isn't Dim Sum at all. The food was average (except for the sushi, which was rather tasty), the service was terrible, it was cold, and the price was a bit high for what we got. I'd say give it a shot, but don't go in there expecting the rating this place has on citysearch. It's not that good.
Let's be honest! – The Dragonfish is a nice place to eat or get a small plate maybe before a show or other function downtown. However IT IS NOT AN 8.6 for after work bar. There are some entries that make sense, but I think the Citysearch method for ratings is poor and misleads those who might think they are going to place for rating that is not given correctly. Also if your going to name a after work bar I would suggest the Garage on Capitol Hill seeing has how the place is usually packed especially towards the end of the week. Great food, a deck, billiards, and bowling...... It's all good!
Nice place 2 kickback when you're around – The food and the service quality is average... But the location and late happy hour time (10PM-1AM) make this spot worth stopping by when you're on the late night prowl. The selection of sushi is a couple bucks a plate, but the size and quality is less than conveyor-belt-restaurant sushi. Don't expect to get full off of the other small plates, but the selection and taste is overall good enough to be worth trying a variety. The environment compensates for the soso sushi, making Dragonfish a good location to sit back and have a few laughs with your buds. Just make sure you make reservations, or you may be waiting a good 20+ minutes.
Great deals on dim sum and drinks for passionate Pan-Asian fans. – The Scene
Palm-frond fans rotate on high ceilings and brightly playful pachinko game machines line the walls while young professionals crowd the bar. Post-work crowds can be crushing, as downtown fusion fans have discovered that this is a tasty, inexpensive way to wait out rush hour. Service tends to be friendly and swift.
Sampling dim sum and fresh vegetable plates is the way to go. Decadent caramel-ginger chicken, wok-seared sugar snap peas with shiitake mushrooms or any of the tuna-based sushi rolls are consistently safe bets. A shining entree is the four-onion beef, a rich and tender medley finished with a beautifully balanced lemon grass-beef reduction. For dessert, Chocolate Heaven lives up to its name.
Decent but pricey – A bit pricey for the small selection of sushi that you get, but there are a wide range of other dishes to chose from as well. The place has a nice authenic feel to it with great decor and a good vibe. Not a place I'd go every day unless Im trying to burn a hole in my wallet. But none the less, and nice place for a night out down town near everything
Way overpriced – If you're into the "trendy" thing, this is your place. To me "trendy" means you're paying 10 times more than you should. The food is way overpriced and limited selection. Forget about the Asian title, tt is mostly just Japanese. It's a good place for a group hand-out for late night drinks, but don't go here for the food! You've been warned.
It Serves A Purpose – It's a cool, chic place that is good for eating and socializing. The food is not that good unfortunately. Look at my other reviews, I am usually pretty easy. The sushi is a notch above grocery store sushi. The other items are ok, but at least a couple of notches below Wild Ginger.
This place is good for late night munching and socializing.
Trendy and fun – Went there after a show at the Paramount without having had dinner prior to the show. We had to wait about 15 minutes but it was worth it. It was lively, fun, trendy, chic, friendly, tastey, and a decent value. We frequent Seattle and Vancouver BC and eat out alot (too much actually) and would definately go here again. My only complaint is the edammame pods were over salted. This is a sure bet on my late night post show dining choices in downtown. (Last Saturday the patio dining during good weather looked inviting on our walk past on our way to another dining experience.)
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