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 – 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm

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

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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Daniela Salinas

Sales Manager

Daniela has been part of the Dragonfly family for four years. Passion is a bushido that resonates with her the most, with having a family atmosphere to work in being very important and knowing that passion drives a successful and emotionally fulfilling career. Daniela leads by example by offering her services anywhere that is needed. She was a bartender and server willing to help all other departments at any time and dependable.
She is a huge foodie but her favorite cuisine would have to be Colombian.

Yong Yoo

Sous Chef

Yong is the newest member of the Dragonfly team. Of all our bushido's, Integrity is most important to him. Integrity to him is considered in every single decision made. He leads by example with communication and having a service mindset, making sure he is always available to help and set everyone up for success. Yong enjoys all aspects of different cuisines.