Tokyo Soul at Dragonfly Dec. 6 & 7

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Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, the very good Japanese restaurant at the Dellagio — and a Foodster Award winner for Best Sushi — is hosting a fun dinner event called Tokyo Soul. It will be offered on two nights, Thursday, Dec. 6, or Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Actually, you’re meant to choose just one of those nights, not both, but when you consider the cost — $50 per person — you may just opt to go twice.

It’s called Tokyo Soul because the menu features classic Japanese dishes with a southern twist from chef de cuisine Dequane Stobbs. For example, the first course features Kenchin Jiro, a Japanese vegetable soup with braised daikon, served with Family-style Tempura Corn Fritters. Other selections include Beef Ribs braised 36 hours; Tempura Curried Hogfish; and the Chef’s Seasonal Omakase. See below for the complete menu.

Dragonfly, which originated in Gainesville, opened its Orlando restaurant in 2010. For some, its reputation preceded it. For others, me included, it was a refreshing surprise. It’s decor is modern and stylish and the ambience is youthful and vibrant. The food has been first-rate since the beginning and continues to be popular. (A Foodster winner, after all.)

You can reserve your seat for Tokyo Soul at this link with a $10 deposit. The $50 fee does not include tax or gratuity but it does include an adult beverage.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi is at 7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando. There’s easy parking, by the way, in the lower-level garage just beneath the restaurant.

Here’s the full menu that’s planned for Tokyo Soul:

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Starters
Kenchin Jiro (Vegetable Soup): braised daikon, carrot, scallion, inari
Family-Style Tempura Corn Fritters: shirasu, shiso, japanese horseradish

Main Dishes
36-Hour Braised Beef Ribs: autumn kimchi, mushroom demiglace, smoked baby potato
Tempura Curried Hogfish: Japanese coleslaw, house-made hot sauce
Chef's Seasonal Omakase: 3-piece composed sashimi, half maki roll

Dessert
Honey Carrot Castella: japanese sponge cake, carrot mousse, persimmon jam


*Menu subject to change.