Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to pan-Asian cuisine. Get a sailor's worth of energizing Oriental eats with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at Dragonfish Asian Café's downtown Seattle location.
Dragonfish's extensive dinner menu transports Near Northwest diners to the Far East without the tiresome clicking of ruby-red heels. Preheat your appetite with Lime Rickey shrimp with cashews in a house-made lemongrass-vodka sauce ($8); dreamy tofu pillows with dipping sauces of spicy peanut, sweet-hot mustard, and caramel ginger ($8); or the caramel-ginger chicken, fried chicken sauced in a caramel-ginger concoction with peppers, scallions, and peanuts ($8). Stomachs sashay to the melodies of Dragonfish's sushi; the Dante's Inferno roll takes eating epic poets through nine levels of delicious hell, marked by tempura shrimp, red onion, kaiware, habanero tobiko, eel sauce, and Thai chili sauce ($12). House specialties include the grilled miso beef rib eye, accompanied in its digestive duties by tempura yams and onions ($19), and the Thai green curry, available with chicken ($13) or prawns ($16). Noodle dishes and vegetable plates are also available.
Sweeten your fork on the Chocolate Heaven dessert ($7), a rich chocolate cake that proves wrong the many scientists who argue that chocolate isn't delicious. Lunch and breakfast are also available. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m., so lounge late into the night, toasting life with the Geisha's Teardrops sake cocktail ($8) or the Kongmopolitan cocktail ($9). Dragonfish ups the ante on atmosphere with red shutters lining the windows, palm-frond fans casting soft breezes from above, and a variety of far-out Far East art lining the walls.
Seattle Weekly and The Stranger both laud the bar. Some reviewers have qualms with the service. Still, Citysearchers give an average of 3.5 stars, more than 100 Yelpers give three, and 72% of more than 100 Urbanspooners like it:
- Since we both love trying new things, we ordered several appetizers and split them. Every one we tried was a triumph of spice and flavor ~ we'll be back again very soon!!! – hubriis, Citysearch
- The waitstaff were friendly and attentive, and the decor is unique and interesting. – verbeach, Citysearch