our motivation

Kaizen—to always be improving. The spirit that drives us. Fish flown in from Japan to our Sand Lake Road kitchen. Produce from the farm. Everything fresh. Our reputation rests on the creativity of every dish and drink. We find joy in every meaningful connection. And purpose in every detail.

What is Izakaya?

Savory. Artful. Authentic. Flavorful dishes and spirited concoctions. People gathered around the table. Sand Lake Road. Friends. Neighbors. Family. Sharing dishes. Sharing thoughts. Sharing moments.

Dragonfly Orlando

Dragonfly Orlando

Japanese robatayaki. Made new. Friends around an open hearth. Fresh selections from farm and sea. Grilled slowly. Authentic. Contemporary. Always enjoyed.


Dinner Service

Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm

Happy Hour

Daily 5pm - 7pm

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Additional Locations

Dragonfly Sushi

201 SE 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

5241 NW 87th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

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meet our staff

David Song

General Manager

DSong, our home-grown leader. From the heart of the house to GM. His tireless commitment to excellence shines in everything he takes on. 'There is nothing you won't do for family, and integrity is the building block to any relationship.‘

Comfort food is Pork kimchi stew. Hearkens to sturdiness of family and richness of home.

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Dequane Stobbs

Chef de Cuisine

Our cultural bridge. Originally from Jamaica, DQ brings us the flare and comfort of the islands. His smile is infectious, and his upbeat demeanor is a beacon when things get heavy in the kitchen.

Hamachi Kama reminds him of home, and he's always looking to share his love of food with anyone (and everyone).

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Jennifer Ha

Sales Manager/VIP Host

Jenn is driven to success, and her Mantra "Treat everyone as if they're family." grounds her. She lives to share her passion for meaningful connections, and values teamwork, respect & honesty. She creates warm & welcoming events for every guest.

Simple comfort foods are heaven.

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Joaquin Carrasco

Bar Manager

Joaquin Carrasco's energy defies imitation. Wellspring of enjoyment. He enlivens those around him. Always exceeding expectations delivered with flair. He strives for true relationship with his guests. Appreciates pork, "Its just so versatile and delicious.'

His favorite dish is masitas de puerco. Rich. Flavorful. Impactful. And such is his artfulness.

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Ariel Tran


Ariel believes compassion and understanding is the foundation that forms a strong team. Passionate about training, development and always "seeking to understand", she creates an environment of intimacy, open-mindedness, and diversity. Her favorite foods are Korean BBQ, pasta in all forms (pho, ramen, Italian), and appreciates a good whisky (yes, it is a food).

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Ray Leung

Culinary Director

Chef Ray is the moxie. Our Kyoto. Cultural heart of Japan. Rustic. Artful. Comforting. Teasing out genius from his chefs. Motivating. Learning. Teaching. Always pushes forward. Evolving without fear. He has no secrets.

Rice, raw eggs and soy sauce returns him to his childhood.

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Song Kim

Executive Director

Song focuses on principles. He affirms, 'If you can look in the mirror every day without regret, your integrity is in check.' Detailed and Committed. But always accountable. Believes in the natural flavors of the Earth. Fresh. Purifying. Energizing.

Favorite food: green salads. Soups and stews from his childhood reinforce family values.

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Hiro Leung


Hiro is the keeper of the brand. Executing the vision by creating restaurants that push Japanese beyond sushi. Beacon of Passion and Kaizen. He never settles. Always striving. Always learning.

Finds comfort in natto & yamaimo over steaming rice. It reminds him of the joy of the farms in Okinawa, Japan.

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