Since humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of sushi, cocktails, and more at The Drunken Fish, with locations in Westport Plaza, Laclede's Landing, and the Central West End.
Chisel your chopstick muscles with the help of salmon sashimi ($13) or octopus nigiri ($4) before moving on to impress an elegantly plated signature makimono roll. The Drunken Fish roll is tightly wrapped with shrimp tempura, asparagus, and Japanese mayo, and is then crowned with red tuna, sprouts, masago, tempura crumbs, Japanese mayo, and eel sauce ($14.50). Sushi newbies can get their tonguefeet wet with more classic makimono concoctions such as the Philly roll, sporting a tasty trio of salmon, avocado, and cream cheese ($7.50) and is available deep-fried and topped with eel sauce ($8.50). Hardily appetited robots can test their finger-stilts on plentiful dinner entrees, such as salmon teriyaki served with miso soup and house salad ($17.75) or stir-fried soba or udon noodles ($10-–$15).
Maintain your belly's buzz even after taking your final bite by lathering your throat with a saucy cocktail. The Zen-tini—a heady mixture of gekkeikan sake, vodka, lime juice, triple sec, and a splash of cranberry ($7)—offers crisp refreshment that pairs perfectly with The Drunken Fish’s clean décor. Though each location offers a slightly different vibe, they all share a slick and modern look, a hip bar lit from overhead, and geometric-patterned earth tones, such as pebble, rust, and chocolate.
Citysearchers give The Drunken Fish's Central West End location a 4.5-star average, its Westport Plaza location a 3.5-star average, and its Laclede's Landing location a five-star average. Seventy-six percent of Urbanspooners like the Westport Plaza location, and 67% like the Central West End location.
- It can be so disappointing to go to a trendy restaurant and be let down by bad food..that is NEVER the case at Drunken Fish. I have been eating there (and the other locations) for years and am always pleased. GoodEats82, Urbanspoon, Westport Plaza location
- All the fish was very high quality, expertly prepared, and the selection was missing nothing in my opinion. – Tadd Moore, Urbanspoon, Central West End location
- This is the perfect date spot. The booths are quite [sic], cozy and private. Service was awesome and food was even better! – Lish, Citysearch, Laclede’s Landing location
At each of Drunken Fish's upscale restaurants, chefs create traditional and specialty sushi, along with stir-frys and other Japanese entrees. Fresh tuna nigiri and 10-ounce teriyaki-glazed strip steak make for tasty pairings with signature cocktails, such as the Madame Butterfly with raspberry vodka, mango puree, and pineapple juice. Drunken Fish has four convenient locations within St. Louis, each featuring modern decor.
Drunken Fish has won several awards and achievements, including being named Favorite Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Sauce Magazine's readers. It also has earned accolades for Best Sushi, appearing on both the Riverfront Times Reader's Choice list and Alive Magazine People's Choice Hot List.