DragonFly is one of Old San Juan"s favorite night spots, featuring cutting edge Latin-Asian cuisine and a creative selection of sushi with a Latin flair.
DragonFly's food mingles exotic spices and ingredients from Asia and Latin America with inventive twists such as Seafood Singapore Noodles, Korean Dragon Fajitas, Peking Duck Nachos and Tropical Threesome Rolls.
The creative cocktails are not to be missed, experience DragonFly's famous Martinis and elixirs such as the Triple XXX, Dragon Rum Punch and Magic Mojitini. Designed to resemble an old opium den in tropical Asia, DragonFly's sexy, black and gold interior is transporting. Two dining areas, a seductive lounge and two bars, as well as the communal noodle bar create intimate, candle lit spaces within the restaurant. Also featuring dining under the stars in the zen garden.
Asian, Latin American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday we feature local DJ"s spinning modern upbeat disco funk with a latin flair, in our bar/lounge area, starting at 10pm. We offer our entire sushi menu and other specials all night.
We offer a large selection of catering menu"s with prices to fit any budget, utilizing items from any combination of all six of our restaurants, and we are flexible enough to satisfy any desires, or dietary restrictions.
There are 3 elevated parking structures within 3 blocks of our restaurant.
We have a main bus terminal within 5 blocks of our restaurant, as well as a local trolley which stops right on the corner outside our restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Dragonfly features two dining rooms and a lounge area that can be reserved for private functions. Please call or email for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Ricky Ocana: 7875065000x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
Dragonfly Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful atmosphere, food and drinks! Saki punch was awesome.. Great apps and entrees . Friendly staff!
Great Latin Asian Fusion
The Dragonfly was a great dining experience, awesome mix of Asian cuisine with Latin flare. The Lychee Burst drink was exploding with citrus flavor and the sweetness from the lychee fruit. Amazing staff and very friendly. If you are ever in Old San Jaun you gotta check out the Dragonfly.
Good but expensive
The food was tasty and creative but expensive $180 for 2 people.
Wonderful innovative food- great service- NOISY
We loved our experience here- food was great and the wait staff very attentive an flexible. The only downside was the pounding music - which was overwhelming and interfered with being able to communicate with our friends. To the credit of the restaurant they agreed to lower the volume after the third request and changed the music to less of a pounding beat and Bass level....there is great ambiance that does not NEED this level of intense music. Recommend to the restaurant to create different zones in the place so BAR can be blasting music but downstairs more relaxed. I loved my sushi dish and the drinks were creative and delicious!! I am definitely coming back!
Great SPot in Old San Juan
Went here for dinner on Good Friday in Old San Juan. The food was really good. Service was great. Sat outside with lots of foot traffic. Will come back here if we ever come back to San Juan,
Good service, interesting menu
The service was great, interesting menu, the portions are very large. The drink menu was a fusion too.
The waiter advised us to order as we ate ...
The waiter advised us to order as we ate. The dishes come out as soon as they're prepared. I thought it was a good meal. Ordered a couple of apps then main courses. Just off plaza colon.
Fusion dishes are great
The trick with Dragonfly is to get the fusion dishes and avoid the straight up Asian dishes. We ordered the duck spring rolls, coconut shrimp, pork dumplings, fried rice, and two sushi dishes. The sushi is just ok. Too much rice! The best were the duck spring rolls and coconut shrimp. The pork dumplings were not good. Service was slow, so make sure you're ready to enjoy the leisurely pace and the company you're in.
After reading the reviews I had high hopes for this restaurant, unfortunately I was underwhelmed but both the food & the service was a mess. We waited over an hour even with a reservation due to a large party inside which was fine if they stabilized our table & didn't throw food at us. They set up a table outside for 4 that was so unstable the food & drinks were falling off, the server a nice guy but clearly overwhelmed having to serve both in & out just threw everything together. The sushi & fried rice were good, but the dumplings were very heavy & over sauced. Overall the food was good but not great.
great food, ambiance
Although our reservation wasn't available due to unexpected diners, the staff, especially Bianca, took great care of us. We sat at the bar, had a fun time interacting with Raphael (bartender). HE WAS TERRIFIC!!! also our server. Enjoyed the evening. Many, thanks. Don't miss this gem!
Good Food, Very Slow Service
Loved the outdoor dining at Dragonfly, the food was excellent, good mix of foods, such as duck nachos, sushi, Asian noodles, etc. very good cocktails as well. But, we were there well over two hours...with just decent service we would have been finished eating an hour earlier!
Too crowded Slow service
Too crowded Slow service
Old San Juan Gem
The food was excellent, especially the calamari (best I have ever had) and the Peking Duck nachos. They were busy (Friday night) and the time between courses was a little long, so don't be in a rush if you want to enjoy the experience.
We ate outside, which appealed more than ...
We ate outside, which appealed more than the lounge / dark atmosphere inside - but that is personal preference. Great experience.
Trendy sushi spot in Old San Juan. Great ...
Trendy sushi spot in Old San Juan. Great service, food and music. Recommend it either for a romantic date, girls' night out or just dinner with friends/family!
Outside nicer than inside.
Outside nicer than inside.
We just loved it!!!! Jorge was a delight ...
We just loved it!!!! Jorge was a delight!
I have been coming to Dragonfly for years and it never disappoints! The food is creative and amazing! Must eat spot when you visit Old San Juan!
This was exceptional. From the cocktails to the food. We were going to have simply an appetizer and split an entree, but ended up splitting 3 outstanding appetizers. The chicken dumplings flavorful with a bite. The Peking duck rolls crispy with a killer sauce (ask for 4 if your sharing) and last but not least the short rib taco, unbelievably terrific. Did not get to the entrees but will next trip.
We were promptly seated at our reservation time. All the food looked incredible. We had the duck lettuce wraps and the sushi roll that has coconut sauce on top (I don't recall the name) both were delicious. The table next to us ordered lo mein that looked incredible and is on my list to try next time.
Spent New Years Eve here. Food was overpriced and not even great. Ambiance was OK. They did not even do a countdown for the guests. But we did hear the owner and the employees counting down upstairs and later came out with drinking champagne. Places like this are overrated. Please do not waste your time or money.
Great food, very friendly cheerful staff, awesome anbiance - will definitely return next time we are in Old San Juan!
good place to waste your time and money
I was looking forward to my visit as I had had a great meal there a few years before...but not this time. The service was haphazard and inattentive.It took 20 minutes for drinks to arrive, yet food was piling up on our table. A request for green tea (it is an Asian themed place), caused our server to give an incredulous look as if we asked him to grow it himself. Food was basically poor. Short rib tacos had a near burnt shell that shattered with the first bite sending the remainder crashing to your plate or lap. Calamari was a disaster... overcooked to the point that was dry and burnt.. we wanted to send it back but we never saw our waiter... sauce was basically a chili garlic sauce you can buy in a supermarket. We were told that sushi would take 30 minutes!!!... and it did coming very late into our meal. It was passable. overall.... a big waste of time and money ... will know better next time .
We came upon recommendation and were extremely disappointed. While the food was ultimately very good, the space was cramped and akward and the restaurant was a disaster with poor service and lack of attention to detail. They started by bringing the wrong drinks. A drink was then spilled and 10 staff members walked AROUND it before it was cleaned up (& only by request). An appetizer came out burnt, main meal showed up just as appetizers were plated, we had to ask several times for silverware. We spoke clearly with our server about our son's allergy to nuts and sesame, and while they took care to make our apps and entrees safe, a server showed up with sauces covered in sesame seeds. A dangerous mistake. Will we not be returning.
seated late, food came really late!
We were finally seated at 9:45 pm for a 9:00 reservation after waiting on the front sidewalk for the full 45 minutes. No drinks offered. Crammed 5 people into a table for 4. Appetizers and entrees came out sporadically over an hour and a half period. No apologies and nothing comped.
very crowded great scene service was a bit slow,they seemed overwhelmed. Missed 2 dishes of ours Food was very good, We would try it again for sure
I made a reservation on OpenTable for 8 pm, and I arrived at five minutes to eight. The host informed us that the restaurant was "very full" and didn't seem to acknowledge the entire purpose of making reservations. After realizing our discontent, he assured us it would only be 10 minutes. 40 minutes later, and we had still not been seated. Finally, an entire hour later, my hungry and tired family was seated. Our waiter was informed of our situation, and tried to make up for lost time by taking our order right away and bringing drinks relatively quickly. After we had two appetizers which tasted fine, we eagerly awaited our sushi. After about 30 more minutes, our waiter came up to our table and informed us that the electricity was out in the kitchen, and therefore no sushi could be made. Nobody offered us any comped drinks, dessert, etc for our troubles. It was also confusing because multiple other tables around us were receiving sushi although the kitchen apparently wasn't working. Essentially, we waited over an hour (with a reservation) and weren't able to even eat any sushi. Absolutely one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our ser ...
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our server's recommendations were very good. Only miss was flavorless chichen atop lo mein noodles.
delicious food, yummy drinks
Excellent sushi and noodles. Loved the guava punch drink I tried. I would highly recommend this place
Amazing food in Old San Juan
You can't go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu, but specifically try the duck nachos, any of the salads, any of the sushi rolls, and the lo mein. The pot du creme is divine. The staff is attentive and friendly, and the decor and ambiance is elegant and conducive to conversation. Drinks are also a highlight. Go for the cucutini, or if you're in the mood for something spicy, the dragonfire martini has a nice jalapeño kick. You will NOT be disappointed!
Though the food was enjoyable enough, my experience at Dragonfly was completely ruined by the overly-solicitous, intrusive service. My companion and I had barely taken one sip of wine and bite of appetizer when three servers in rapid succession descended upon us, asking, "How is it? How is it?" "HOW IS IT?" This happened again five minutes later and continued throughout the meal. It got so bad I simply ignored them altogether. Is the chef so neurotic and insecure that he/she expects diners to fawn over and report back on every mouthful of food? Too absurd for words. But that's not all. I had asked that the kitchen hold our entrees so we could enjoy our wine and each other's company without interruption. Instead, the appetizer plates had barely been whisked away when our entrees were put down before us. With that, we skipped dessert, paid our check and left. The piece de resistance, of course, is that Dragonfly claimed that we never honored our OpenTable reservation, which of course was untrue, as OT has already discovered. I wouldn't recommend this place to anybody.
Excellent food with Oriental base and Latin overtones. Service a bit spotty with a long time between the first diner served and the rest of the diners. Music way too loud and made conversation difficult. Food made the experience worthwhile.
Food was delicious. Sooo good. The staff ...
Food was delicious. Sooo good. The staff was excellent and so polite and friendly
big hype but disappointed
I think the experience could have been better if we were seated outside. Food was really very average and we didn't get to experience the pretty outdoor cafe style seating.
Dinner for Four at Dragonfly
We had an excellent meal. The food was tasty and attractively presented. The service was excellent and we were not rushed in any way. The pork quesadillas were not quite as hot as they should have been or it would have been a five all the way around.
Great sushi...excellent service. ..loved the lemongrass skicker...not a fan to the tacos, ..great colors and ambience
Not Very Good
Too expensive for the quality of the meals. The dinners my wife and had were not very tasty. If you like fine dining, you should try another restaurant.
The food was excellent. We waited too lo ...
The food was excellent. We waited too long for a waiter to come to our table although we had a reservation. That's the only negative
Our favorite restaurant in old San Juan! ...
Our favorite restaurant in old San Juan! Food is always fantastic and service was impeccable. You must check this place out!
Oh so yummy
Having never been to Puerto Rico before, we werenervous about finding qulaity places to dine during our short stay... The menu got us, and we were not dissapointed... From the drinks, to the appetizers, sushi, entrees and finally an awesome desert with cafe con leche we were blown away. Loved the cozy interior and our server Ashley was awesome. We all agreed that should we ever find ourselves in San Juan again, we'd definitely be back!
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