Best Sushi in the Midwest!. My boyfriend and I found the Drunken Fish on accident. We went in to have a drink it was around 11:30pm but were sat at the Sushi bar because it was pretty packed. The drunken fish has an awesome vibe and if you arent a fan of the sushi bar, call ahead for reservations. The service was a little slow but like I said it was busy and the sushi was well worth the wait! The sushi was fresh and delicious and priced fairly reasonably. I will definitly be going back every time im in the area!!!!!!!
Average food, average atmosphere, great location.
I went on a Friday night at 10pm. Seated promptly although the waitress was reluctant to give me a table (she wanted me at the sushi bar) because I was dining alone. Since there were so many open tables, I insisted, and she relented. Service was prompt, as was the food. The rolls were average, and fell apart somewhat when I was trying to eat. The fish wasn't the freshest I've ever had, but was certainly not bad. I ordered their house specialty drink. A little oversweet for my tastes, but fun.
The only thing I didn't enjoy was the lady smoking cigarettes at the bar 5 feet from where I was eating. I'm not averse to smoking in general, just not when I'm trying to enjoy the tastes of my food. (Guess I'm used to California, where smoking in restaurants is banned).
Overall a good experience, but I would pick another place to eat sushi in St. Louis before I went back here.
One of the worst restaurants I have ever visited.. Bad service, bad food, inappropriate music, and outrageous prices. I would never go back, and would advice everyone I know to avoid.
Overpriced. Mediocre service. Won't go back.. I have dined at this restaraunt many times for both business and personal occasions. The prices far exceed the value and quality of the product. The service is mediocre at best. My last meal there was lunch with my wife and son on 7/10/08 - cost b/4 tip: $102.84...a little pricey for raw fish and rice...Definitely not worth it. I will be searching for other venues in the future.
Less than impressed. I don't eat seafood, but I went here because my friends chose to. I ordered the steak teriyaki and was very unimpressed. It was a fatty pan fried steak with some teriyaki sauce poured on it and a side of white rice. I think for the price, $17, this wasn't worth it.
Horrible sashimi, Bad drinks, mediocre service, rediculous prices. I've heard that the drunken fish was a higher end sushi restaraunt, but the only thing that's up are the prices which might be justified if the food wasn't bad, the hostess was actually where she should be and would actually pay attention to you once she did show up. I ordered sashimi and was immediatly disappointed i'm used to getting nice slices of fish what they served here were just chunks of fish, that looked and tasted like they were bordering on going bad. Luckily i know that sushi really can be good, but if this were the first sushi i had ever eaten i probably would have never wanted to try it again.
Great Sushi: worse service than McDonald's. The sushi at drunken fish is great, too bad you get better service at a fast food establishment. The entire staff from the manager on duty to hostess, to the waiters act like a bunch of spoiled high-school brats who were rejected from McDondalds. They much rather stand around and watch the television sets, or chat with one another than serve their customers. Our waiter named Chris basically was MIA for our entire meal. The manager who we told about the lack of service, blew off any complaint. I guess it is too much to ask for basic service from a place run by the inmates.
Best sushi in town!. Best sushi in town, call ahead for reservations on the weekend as they tend to pack the house. Make sure to order the drunken fish roll, as I think this is the best sushi roll in St. Louis.
Trendy environment, bit pricey. My girlfriend and I went to the Drunken Fish on a Friday night after having it recomended it to us by a number of people. They were right in saying it was a trendy atmosphere--something we're big on--but they didn't really give us a price range for drinks. Drink prices generally are of no consequence to me, as long as I'm not paying $12 for a cran-vodka that the lady doesn't even like, I'm happy. But at the same time, when after 2 hours of drinking on a Friday night the tab for the two of us is $124, something isn't right. The bartenders were WASTED which always leads to no good. I don't mind a bartender having a drink or two and socializing, but when they're lining up shots and clearly putting the wrong drinks on the wrong tab (I can hold my own, but between the two of us they charged us for 16 drinks in two hours, all of which were hard liquor)... I really did think it was a neat place, but if I was a struggling college student trying to take a girl out to a nice place, I would've blown a gasket. As it is, we had a good time, just not too impressed by the behavior of the bartenders. NOTE TO GUYS: If you're bringing your girl along with you on a Friday night, be prepared for the wasted bartenders to try relentlessly to pick-up on your girl, then be ready for a big tab.
dissapointed by everything but the food -- CWE location.
I don't know why, but I somehow associated in my head the idea of a sushi outing with a good atmosphere type place and that's what I expected when we went out last night; little did I know that the CWE Drunken Fish is an over-crowded kitschy loud Applebees-like place blaaaaring Little John so loudly that you can barely talk to the people across the table, and no, we were not sitting at the bar. If I wanted bar atmosphere and sushi I would have gone to Rue 13, a much nicer combination of the two, and a place with decent and clean bathrooms -- hint: unlike the Drunken Fish, where the downstairs unisex bathroom that smelled something absolutely fierce, had missing parts of panel, much like the upstairs bathroom I had to run to in order to get away from the smell. This one didn't smell that bad but looked under construction, with holes in the wall patched with white spackle and an overall unappealing apparence.
You would think that for $$$ sushi place you'd get nice ambiance, pretty bathrooms, and a table that's not falling apart, and sushi that takes less than an hour to get.
I must give credit where credit is deserved: food was good, really really good. But even with the excellent sushi, I would not recommend the place and will certainly not go back and stick to my usual Wasabi.
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