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“Excellent food, rivals Nobu!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated
201 SE 2ND Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5811
(352) 371-3359
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Ranked #6 of 470 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SE 1st St.
Transit: Centered in the heart of downtown Gainesville, multiple public bus routes drop you off at Dragonfly's doorstep. All local hotel shuttles also make downtown Gainesville a frequent stop. Check with your concierge for special Dragonfly VIP offers.
London
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Excellent food, rivals Nobu!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We eat at a lot of Japanese restaurants all over the world and are always looking for great value sushi. This place was simply excellent. It was recommended by our hotel as the best sushi so we had high expectations and they were met. Atmosphere was great and our waitress was very helpful with recommendations. Don't miss the volcano roll or the short ribs. We also loved the tuna tataki and scallop spears.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good Quality Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were in Gainesville on business. This was a referral from a friend and I also double checked on TA. We booked a reservation online and requested the Sushi bar. When we arrived, it was busy. While we were waiting a couple walked in without a reservation and were offered seats at the sushi bar. I reminded the hostess that we had a reservation and had requested the sushi bar. She sat us in the next available spot after kicking someone who bypassed the host stand out of our seats. After this rocky and stressful start, things got better. Staff was very friendly and the sushi was very good. We have our favorite place in South Tampa which we compare everything to(Yoko's). Although it was not as good as our favorite spot(the difference was the roll choices, not the the quality of sushi). Better than most other places we have tried. We especially liked "the bomb" roll but didn't care as much for the "godzilla".

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Florida
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“I eat here once a week ... delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I've had sushi in many major cities across the US and this is the place to beat by far. The rolls are fresh and crisp, the location is hip and historic, and the menu is expansive. I live 2 blocks away, so I go there often and restaurant fatigue hasn't even begun to set in.

The Godzilla roll without its blend of strawberry and avocado is my favorite. Mango Tango is good if you like a sweet/fruity taste. For a bit of spice, try the Black and Blue with steak and blue cheese.

I've been pleased with every order from Dragonfly. Even the edamame and wantons are delectable! Try the fried cheesecake for dessert.

This is the kind of place locals visit regularly and out-of-towners (particularly UF alumni) always schedule into their trip.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great sake and sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Place gets crowded early..which shows you how great the food is! Would be great if they took reservations.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sushi galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have never seen so many sushi chefs turning out so many rolls, so fast. We enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar for the entertainment.

Visited March 2013
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