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“Delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
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Ranked #302 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Gastropub, Japanese, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sand Lake Road West & Della Drive
Description: Savory. Artful. Authentic. Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi uses the freshest ingredients available to create flavorful Japanese dishes and spirited concoctions. We provide friends, neighbors & family a place to gather and share thoughts. Share moments. Create meaningful connections.
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229 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

It was so good that we went there twice.
Their rolls are delicious and you just can't decide which one to order.
Their drinks are also good and the service is outstanding
Highly recommend.

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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved this place and the decor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door, we knew this place would be awesome. The decor is very cool, Modern/Asian. Even though the place was pretty packed and we didn't have a reservation, we only had to wait about 15min. We waited in the nice bar area and had delicious drinks until our table was ready. The food took a while but, the ginger salad was so delicious, that I didn't mind waiting. I loved that they put the dressing on the side, so I could add more. The waiter said that they had the best sushi and he was right. The sushi was awesome! I especially loved the Crunch rolls. We all loved all of our food and will definitely be back!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not too bad for the Orlando area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Big sushi fan. Have been to sushi places all over the world. This place is not to be confused with a real Japanese sushi experience. It is more like a fusion of foods influenced by Japan which happens to serve sushi. That is not a bad thing, just need to be aware as to set expectations.

The good:
The place is decorated nicely. Lighting is very intimate.
Is very clean and no strange odors
Sake menu is diverse. They have a sampler of 4 sakes ranging from filtered to unfiltered to allow you to try several.
The salads are unique and quite good.
We had the squid as a starter and it was prepared perfectly
The sashimi was very fresh
The staff was very prompt and knew the food
The price was actually very reasonable but we live in a very expensive part of the US so it may be not so cheap if you are from a state that has a lower cost of living.

Areas which could be improved
The music was too loud. Was very difficult to have a conversation
Like most food establishments, they served the over chlorinated Florida water. Please add lemon or mint to kill the taste so I can enjoy the food or ask if I would like bottled water.
The food came a bit faster than expected. We had just started the squid and the sashimi arrived.
It seemed there was pressure for the staff to move us out fast even though it was not very busy.

Overall the experience was good. Would go again but perhaps would choose the outdoor table as to avoid the loud music.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Central Florida, Florida
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food, great flavors!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Dragonfly is a "small plate" concept, lots to look at on the very extensive menu and lots af varying flavors to try. It's simple, the intense Robotaki grill burns clear coals at extremely high temperatures, allowing the natural flavors of the food to be sealed in. Try a table full of different items to share. Be sure to check out the import beer and Sake list. Great stuff here.

Visited June 2014
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“A meal taken with good friends here is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the soul.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our group of three visited Dragonfly in early June on a breezy spring evening. We opted for outside seating, which offered a relaxed vibe in a nice setting. Our server Nicole was knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive, and made excellent recommendations both for our food choices and sake. Their Sake menu is impressive, and the descriptions are accurate judging by our selection, Tenryo Koshu ‘Imperial Landing’- woodsy, dry rich and earthy –perfectly complemented our shared plates choices. Our bottle was beautifully presented – laid on a bed of ice heaped in an artful bowl, accented with a lovely orchid – so good we ordered two bottles! We enjoyed the Carpaccio ginger & scallions, yuzu-soy vinaigrette flash seared with olive oil, Tako (octopus) and Hotate (scallops) Grilled peppers, grilled asparagus, salads and shrimp were excellent.
The menu is comprehensive, yet not confusing, and is divided into sections such as ‘cold dishes, ‘hot dishes’, ‘salads and vegetables’, ‘soups and noodles’, ‘Robata Grill’, ‘Sushi’ Everything was fresh and local where possible – perfectly executed and presented. On the ‘concept’ tab on their website Dragonfly defines itself as a ‘modern interpretation of Japanese pub culture…in a relaxing lounge environment. This dining concept centers on the sharing of dishes to stimulate the senses…Dragonfly strives to fulfill an emotional enlightenment…’ and they certainly hit their mark! A meal taken with good friends here is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the soul.
Try outside seating if weather permits and ask for Nicole, if she has not been discovered and whisked away to Hollywood – she is as lovely in form as she is in mannerisms. A shout out to Wesley in the front of the house and also to Ronald, the manager when we visited who were welcoming and genuinely interested in our enjoying our time at Dragonfly.
I have no excuse for not sitting down sooner to post this review –I have been busy traveling on the road enjoying other dining moments, but none nearly as much as our evening at Dragonfly

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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