Drunken Dragon, South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant, presents the do-it-yourself method of tableside grilling paired with modern Asian tapas, courtesy of executive chef Xavier Torres (formerly of Miami’s The Dutch, Nobu, Zuma).
Homecookin’ Hospitality Group partners Angel Febres and Conrad Gomez, along with KNR Hospitality’s Navin Chatani, are the masterminds behind the Asian-inspired gastropub and cocktail bar.
Drunken Dragon boasts Korean barbecue tables with communal grills for guests to roast an array of intensely-flavored food over an energetic flame, along with an extensive menu of modern family-style dishes made for sharing. Non-traditional plates are influenced from all over Asia – from Thailand, Japan to Vietnam – and are lovingly prepared to satisfy a variety of palates.
The exterior of Drunken Dragon, a plain strip mall, is just foreplay for the provocative and well-crafted interior; as designed by Los Angeles-based [Studio Collective]. As an homage to the Latin supermarket that previously called the space home, the restaurant is marked simply by a red neon “MARKET” sign floating above a set of dark tinted windows. Upon entering the restaurant, guests are greeted by a dim sum cart hostess stand and walls decked out with heavy ropes and steamy photography of Japanese bondage. A 300-pound slab of reclaimed Douglas fir from Oregon is suspended from the ceiling, functioning as a communal table for large groups near the equally striking bar of the same sustainable wood.
Drunken Dragon’s elaborate tiki-themed cocktail program translates into handcrafted drinks served in authentic mugs brimming with tropical ingredients and exotic aromas – bringing mixology to a whole new level.
The entrance of this delectable dining experience is on Alton Road and inspired by the Foxhole Bar’s unmarked entrance. All you need is the address. 1424 Alton Road. Enjoy!