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10118 Donner Pass Rd., Ste. 2 (Spring St.) Send to Phone
One of the few accomplished Asian menus at Lake Tahoe unites ingredients, flavors and techniques from across the continent.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Dragonfly Restaurant Review

: Ornamental Balinese doors, Chinese bibelots, glowing eco-friendly resin and a wall sculpture built from snarls of rattan help set the pan-Asian mood. The bar’s classically trained sushi chef prepares sashimi, nigiri and specialties such as black cod hand rolls and crystal salad rolls (tempura tiger prawn, avocado and crab in rice paper) pricked with chipotle aïoli. According to the folks at Dragonfly, fish is delivered six days a week. On the restaurant’s main menu, a seafood hand roll and sushi rice cakes accompany panko-crusted mahi mahi. Thai fisherman’s stew --- prawns, flank steak, scallop dumplings, straw mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, bamboo rice, cilantro chutney, lobster-coconut-tamarind broth and a sesame chip --- reminds us that Dragonfly’s chef and owner Billy McCullough never met an ingredient he didn’t like (although this combination works). In warm weather, ask for a seat on the roomy deck overlooking historic downtown Truckee. Dragonfly has a private dining room and sushi bar that have doubled the size of the restaurant.

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by Ireview4U on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:29 pm
To start, after the FIRST HORENDOUS EXPERIENCE, my girlfriend had recieved a gift card for $35 for Dragonfly. So we thought we would give it another try, and give them a chance to redeem themselves - big mistake. After being seated at the sushi bar, it took litteraly 10 minutes to make eye contact with the chef right in front of us. You better have plenty of time to dine here as anything you order (including drinks) takes about 15minutes or so to get. The chef told us there was a special, beer and a handroll for $8, upon receiving the check we found out that we were charged much more for both. The waitress informed us that it was not a special. WHAT?! And still charged us for it! I don't know about you, but I frequent sushi bars all over the place and I look for quality not quantity. They must think it is a joke and secretly laugh when they watch you try to take down the piece of sushi that is as big as your fist. For what should be a single bite, It took about 5 bites and half of it was all over the bar and myself (terrible presentation). Not to mension the rolls were bland and flavorless. And while we were sitting there, there were two chefs standing behind ours arguing at eachother for a while, making a scene. And the whole time your eating you can't help but notice the self-righteous arrogance that plagued the staff. Already pissed about our meal and the uninviting hospitality, we recieved the check. With one issue already explained above, and after the $35 gift card - our check was still over $90!!! As soon as we got home my girlfriend felt she needed to write a letter to the GM stating how appauled we were of the food and service. He appologized and actually asked us to come back for dinner on the house. No Way, not even for free, not again.
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