Orlando Blogs

Japanese Whisky – 6 Things You Must Know


Japanese Whisky Flight

Over the past few years, Japanese Whisky has been popping up on bar menus across the country. Here’s what you need to know. Japanese Whisky is Good. Really Good. In 2015 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible (the world’s top whisky guide) named Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 from Suntory the best whisky in the world. […]

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Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu (Happy New Year!)


Fireworks over Japan.

  Japanese New Year or oshogatsu is one of the most important traditional holidays celebrated in Japan. While in many Western cultures, New Year’s celebrations include loud parties, ball-dropping and champagne popping, oshogatsu is a much quieter affair. Japanese New Year celebrations often extend through January 3, and most Japanese families choose to spend the holiday […]

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Magical Dining Month 2016


Magical Dining Menu 2016 Kurobuta Pork Belly Ramen

September In Orlando September is a great time here in Orlando. Locals are wrapping up summer travels. The theme parks are starting to slow down, and the weather’s cooling off (okay, maybe we won’t push it that far)! But, one of the best things about September is Magical Dining month. Hosted by American Express and […]

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Orlando Japanese Food: More Than Just Sushi



In Orlando Japanese Food Is More Than Just Sushi Japanese food is not just sushi! It’s like saying “Italian food is only pizza and pasta,” or American food is all hamburgers and hot dogs (well, maybe that one fits:). At any rate, We have to thank 1st generation restaurateurs’ for using sushi to put Japanese […]

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Magical Dining September 2016


Magical Dining Month Is Here! Back in the early 80’s, Olivia Newton-John unleashed her Platinum hit Physical on the world (click here for an 80’s  flashback moment of nostalgia). With the Visit Orlando & American Express Magical Dining Month now in full swing, we’re asking ourselves: Where’s Weird Al when you need him?  We’d love […]

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Private Dining


Pictures of the Chef's table at Dragonfly IRobata Grill & Sushi. Sandlake Road, Orlando.

Private Dining, Group Dining, Special Events and Private Parties with Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi Creating intimacy and the “perfect” dinner is easy when the guest list is limited to your closest friends and family, but when you’re creating a private dining experience for a large group, an event, or even business contacts, it can […]

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Dragonfly is Growing!


Crabs on ice at Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market.

We’re Nearly Ready, Are You? In September, we broke ground on our third Dragonfly Izakaya. Our goals? Simple. Apply the lessons we’ve learned to share our craft, our flavors, our Izakaya & our table with new friends in South Florida Bring an authentic catch to consumption experience to Doral Push the definition of Japanese past […]

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Memories & Connections Over Sushi & Robata


Homemade Infusions

Another great year for sushi! To close out 2015, we wanted to thank all of our friends, guests and partners for a great year of sushi, robata and Japanese cuisine. We created more than a few memories with flavorful dishes from the sushi and robata bar’s, spirited concoctions from the lounge, and hosted celebrations, both […]

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Dragonfly Omakase


omakase nigiri

What is Omakase? Artful. Innovative. Fun. Omakase is all of these—and so much more. Literally translated, Omakase means “Trust the Chef,” and it’s a common at sushi restaurants and Izakayas from Japan to Brazil (and everywhere in between). When you order Omakase style, you’re typically asked to share: Your dietary restrictions (including food allergies) Your […]

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Dragonfly Orlando NYE 2015



Super Happy Hour At Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi you always get Orlando’s best sushi, saké and robatayaki. But, did you know we also have one of the happiest happy hours in Orlando? For NYE 2015, we’re going to celebrate even more—on top of our regular happy hour specials, we’ll be featuring the following from 4-6pm: You call […]

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