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Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated

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201 SE 2ND Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5811 (SE 1st St.)
(352) 371-3359
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was reluctant to go here with a 7 year old but gave it a shot. He loved it and so did the rest of us. We ordered two different dumplings for appetizers and they were good. As were the fried wontons though they were a little over cooked. My daughter ordered the steak tataki and loved it. The meat... More 

Thank Angie M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never ceases to amaze me. From drinks I. The bar to dinner in the dining room. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. I love this place and will eat here any chance I get!

Thank Susan G
Winter Haven, Florida
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been fortunate enough to eat here several times and have never been disappointed. The sushi is truly first class and the Miso Short Rib Soup is one of my all time favorites. Sit at the bar if you want to be entertained by the sushi chefs as they prepare your meal. The ambiance is very laid back and... More 

Thank Robert D
Jensen Beach, Florida
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of this is not your typical restaurant. All food is served tapas style which means that most portions are smaller and meant for sharing ( the prices are commensurate with that) and most people order two or three different items (my party of 4 ended up with 10 different selections) This lets guests sample a much wider variety of... More 

Thank Kam2013
Gainesville, Florida
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493 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, our server Ray, was outstanding! Second, this was our 41st anniversary outing, having visited Dragonfly in its original days and recalling a very excellent experience both in the cuisine and the ambiance. The menu is creative and the food prepared to excellence. Interestingly, it seems to have evolved, and that's okay, into a more club type atmosphere, just not... More 

Thank jelsrtrav
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my girlfriend after a bad week for a much needed relaxation. We sat at the bar and ordered 1 round of drinks. Then with 3 bartenders available, not 1 of them offered to refill drinks nor checked on us. After almost begging for a food menu we were ready to order but were unsuccessful in getting somebody's attention.... More 

Thank Carlos C C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a connoisseur, but man was this tasty. We arrived in time to have some happy hour rolls...amazing. We had The Big Boss, the Bomb, sauteed butter edamame with bonito flakes, Shiso pretty and Veggie dumplings..soooo delicious. Cant wait to go back--loved it. Oh, and the service was attentive and just right!

Thank LisasHappyTraveler
West Palm Beach
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time at Dragonfly. The first time we went was a good experience but this time around was very disappointing. Our server was not very friendly and seemed very preoccupied with everything else but us. The menu doesn't feature as many non sushi options as it use to. Very limited selection to chose from. My husband order... More 

Thank lizzie561
Allen A, Manager at Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear that your return experience wasn't a great one. We strive to provide a great experience, unmatched food quality (and more than anything else - a place to connect). Based on your review, we failed. We will take your feedback and use it to improve. We do hope that you'll give us the opportunity to make... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations to visit Dragonfly upon a friend's insistence that I would enjoy it. She was right! Upon walking into the restaurant, my immediate impressions noted how busy it was. It was a pleasant surprise to see tables full and people enjoying themselves. I often find that sometimes restaurants can be so big and seem too empty. My point?... More 

Thank Jamie D
Allen A, Manager at Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated, responded to this review

We're always delighted to make new friends, so please thank your friend for facilitating our introduction:) Since you're still a little new to us, I wanted to let you know about our Sunday - Thursday Happy Hour where you can find food and drinks starting at just $6, and our Thursday/Friday lunch service from 11:30 - 2:00 where you can... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My family and I like Dragonfly because we like to take a break from the normal fare of food. One of our favorites is the Tiger Shrimp Tempura. It is always cooked to perfection. As an appetizer, we love the pork dumplings and the short ribs. Sometimes I get a little ambitious and order sushi. I like the black and... More 

Thank smerts
Allen A, Manager at Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to seeing you again very soon! - Arigato! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 SE 2ND Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5811
    (SE 1st St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 371-3359

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?