Monkitail

4.6
712 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Famed Chef & Restaurateur Michael Schulson’s contemporary take on classic izakaya fetauring shareable small plates, sushi, sake, specialty cocktails & a discreet cocktail lounge.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with our server, Max, very outstanding service, the food was delicious

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and cool vibe

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service, definitely recommend the 10 dish tasting

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Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Monkitail. Everything was great except the short rib but I’m not a fan of anyone’s short rib. Next time I’ll go for the steak. The bao buns are amazing as is the sushi. A great dining experience.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious ! Never disappoints

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VM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous intimate atmosphere. Wonderful service and fantastic food choices and flavors. We loved the small plate options which allowed us to try many different things. Would highly recommend!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was beyond my expectation. Very good so well decorated. The restaurant is inside of the Westin Diplomat Beach Resort which is in my opinion one of best hotels in the area ( I have stayed there before and service and experience is just unforgettable ) . There’s a parking garage across the street that connects you to the hotel. Super convenient! Overall it was a perfect bday date. I would def come back. After dinner you can always hang out outside by the pool where they have a bon fire area and a bar to relax and enjoy time by the pool ( I went at night time and it was kinda chilly so the fire came handy ). Super cozy & romantic & relaxing !

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 course meal was Excellent!! Excellent overall service!

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BM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant has very nice atmosphere but you can't come hungry.
Portions are super tiny small and it's more like testing menu than meal, we did the 10 dish deal they have for $65 PP and most food sample we got was tasty but you can rely on it as a full meal.

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Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Big thank you to our waiter Pavel. Once again he confirmed to us that he is very professional. As always he gave us great advice on what to order and everything he recommended to us was delicious. We where very pleased with our dinner. Thank you to Pavel he made our evening unforgettable. Definitely will be back. Best restaurant in Hollywood.

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PC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here, we loved it. The service was outstanding and great recommendations. Food was delicious, sat at the counter in the main dining room, so we were cozy and away from the noise. The cocktails were a bit pricey. Overall it was great experience.

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Miami
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our Go-To restaurant with Out-of-Town guests! It is ALWAYS superlative and we know our guests will enjoy themselves!

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JK
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Better places to eat in Hollywood.
High prices, average food

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible, food took forever to arrive. Toro was warm.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a quiet and romantic restaurant to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. Gowever, with a convention being held at this hotel made for a very busy and loud ambience. Particularly the large party celebrating something in the room next-door.
On the other hand, the food and service were exceptional, making up for the comment above.
Quite pricey too. The food tasting was $65 per person and an average bottle of wine was 68.
So with tax and tip it was a little over $250.
But we still rave about the dinner!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staff was amazing! My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Especially Erica she was our server. She explain the menu to us since it was our first time at Monkitail. She was professional and friendly and the food was delicious !!! We will return.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Front desk people did not acknowledge us for several minutes.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Server was uninterested, inattentive, charged us wrong prices on wine despite me being explicit when I ordered it and slow .. but the food was excellent

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P
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu. The food and the service were both great! We will definitely return.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

It was my birthday and I was hoping for a completely different experience. I did not like that it was difficult to reach anyone to make a reservation. The Lychee Martini’s at an Asian restaurant should be amazing. It was very pricey...no music...no vibe...wish we had gone back to Villa Azur! Next time...I honestly feel like we got jipped. And they served dessert that tasted old and not fresh.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Monkitail on a Saturday evening and would highly recommend it. Go, and get the tasting menu. At $65 pp, it was a value. Everything was delicious. Our server, Claude, was wonderful - knowledgeable and attentive. Stay for karaoke afterwards!

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was pretty much perfect! Tani was amazing and patient with us as we were first-timers. Also, Collin went above and beyond to make sure my husband’s birthday and anniversary dinner were outstanding and memorable.

We will return!

Brussel sprouts and ribs were among the fave. But it’s so hard to choose! Yum!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been a real culinary experience not just food. Pavlo has been amazing I enjoyed everything.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Erika was the best waitress . We had a great time. The food was awesome

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G
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place to savor on Japanese small plates. Everything was fresh and tasteful, except for the chicken skewer, which was a bit dry.
Menu options are abundant... and pricey! I would suggest to have a menu when one can mark their choices on, which will save time and pressure. Because of the many options, it's hard to remember which items to you've picked, so while the waiter is waiting on you to flip the pages back and forth, it creates unnecessary pressure to just pick something to excuse the waiter and saves time.

Also note, gratuity is already included in your bill, which was not mentioned anywhere. I personally don't appreciate such establishments that secure the gratuity and take it for granted. I believe they should earn it first and let us, the customers, decide.

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K
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal experience. Front the service to the food, it was truly more than a dinner, it was an experience. I highly suggest the chef picked tasting menu

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and portions. Waiter was outstanding and guided us well through a not so strait forward menu with perfect end result. Music was too loud. Difficult to hear at a table for 2. Recommend the lamb chop, too good.

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L
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Expérience très décevante. Peut-être pcq on était avec des enfants on a été placés à une table commune dans une salle vide.
Nous avons choisi le menu dégustation. Les plats manquaient de punch, d’un petit quelque chose de spécial. Le Seabass, la spécialité de la maison manquait de cuisson.
Non merci, je ne retournerai pas!

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Pablo, made our dining experience all the more enjoyable. My date & I ordered the tasting menu, which was highly recommended & customized to our tastes by Pablo. It gave us the opportunity to enjoy all the fine cuisine from the menu in smaller portions - however, the portion sizes & selections more than satisfied our appetites (we were stuffed by the time main courses were served). Save room for dessert, though. It was an "experience" that was the perfect end to our vacation.

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AR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erica was or server for the night and she made our anniversary dinner spectacular. To start of we had a couple of creative and refreshing cocktails with a couple of their grilled skewers. For dinner we had the crispy duck buns, sea bass, and short rib. All were incredible. We welded our night with some sushi ice cream and a cold glass of bubbly.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special thanks to Paul ( Pablo) for his accommodating attitude and knowledge of cuisine. He patiently explained us the various robatayaki and ways to prepare them ( octopus specifically) and made the overall experience that much better.
Thank you Monkitail and Paul for delicious food and very nice ambience.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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JV
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying Monkitail. The tasting menu is the way to go. Reasonably priced and really provides a base from which to consider what to order in the future.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Good service, nice ambiance but air conditioning is too strong.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I understand the small plates approach but food portions should still be larger.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WHAT AN INTERESTING AND LOVELY DINING EXPERIENCE. GREAT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL DINING AREA AND VERY ATTENTIVE STAFF. TOTALLY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS FOR A SPECIAL AND ENGAGING DINING EXPERIENCE. CANT WAIT TO GO AGAIN.

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IR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Great food! Awesome Chef’s tasting menu. Definitely worth the price

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BM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant - although I do feel that all dishes come out a bit too fast.

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, best meal I have ever had. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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