Monkitail

4.6
854 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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Miami
10 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! Romario explained everything and was very nice and fun. The food was delicious with a great presentation. We got the chef’s tasting menu, and every dish was outstanding. The ambiance was lively. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

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CZ
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious! I ate here 2 nights in a row because I couldn’t get enough!

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r
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to may fine dining establishments I was unprepared for my experience.
We were shocked at the absolute excellent service, presentation and plating off our food!!!
Mateo our server was kind, attentive , not hovering and made our evening such an enjoyment. All servers could learn from him
The food...what can I say. From the appetizers to our entrees magnificent.
Please commend the chef, kitchen line and management on a perfect dining adventure!

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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was perfect! From start to finish. The food was out of this world. But the service defiantly made our entire experience. Erica was our server and she was perfect! So knowledgeable and tentative. Well done Monkitail!!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced excellent service and our food was terrific. The sushi chefs were accommodating as we made a few requests and the Robata items were deliciously seasoned. A definite fun and beautiful restaurant to visit in the area.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and experience I’ve had in a long time

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

The ambience is excellent. The bartender and servers were very attentive. Great suggestions with a large menu. The manager Colin went out of his way to make our dinning experience extra special. Will be back soon.

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1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Henry was fantastic, my fiancé’s birthday was made memorable and we will return soon. Phenomenal from start to finish.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, manager Colin is an outstanding manager! I’ll surely to return to this restaurant in the near future!

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R
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you tonJuan our waiter! He was excellent!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasting menu! Loved every bite.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with such potential but for a person dining alone I was made to feel a bother and rushed through a meal that had the potential to be fantastic ( total meal time with a reservation was under 40 minutes). I did the chef's tasting which I was told could be accommodated to my gluten and shrimp allergies and later found I was eating the waiter's (favorite) choices that he had the kitchen modified for gluten free vs letting the kitchen pick 10 already gluten free dishes that would progress well together. I had to ask the waiter to come back to order a cocktail then 5 of the ten courses were served simultaneously and before my drink. Ultimately my server did not even allow me to open a menu at all. The food had the potential to be amazing and I know that if I had already gluten free options vs modified it would have been an overall different experience.


The cocktail (a Japanese burbon old fashioned) was excellent and the highlight of the experience.

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PK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Monkitail is a beautiful restaurant and really enjoy the chefs tasting menu.
I like that I can pick the dishes I like and everything has been delicious.
I’ve been there 4 times already and I look forward to spending another lovely evening at monkitail!

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AS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very good experience. I did the chef's tasting menu, which is probably the way to go. Without alcohol and only two upcharges, with tax and tip it was $200 for two. I very much appreciated the waiter's comment at the beginning that there was no real need to buy any upcharge items. This was extremely classy, which is an unfortunate rarity in SoFL (it was also true, I bought some upcharge sushi and didn't think it was necessary afterwards).

The menu highlights were the green tea from JoJo, the duck bun, and the sea bass (which was a truly unique/delicious item, loved it even though I generally don't love sea bass). Menu items to avoid: the strip steak was a little dry and bland, and the sushi upgrades were unnecessary.

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CI
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. Good service and the best food. I definitely recommend this place.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and staff. A bit pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had ten small plates to share. Very nice place.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We did the 10 course sampler paired with Justin wine. Great choice! Everything was delicious and we were stuff by the end of the night. Our faves were the sea bass, wings, and the tuna. We will definitely return. He loved it and it was affordable for the ambiance ❤️

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, everything we ordered was amazing.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Drinks were delicious and the ambiance sexy.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service.

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MB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food! The service - MATEO! Just outstanding. This is the second time we have eaten at Monkitail and we were not disappointed! This time we brought friends and they two were quite impressed. We ordered the Chef’s Tasting Menu to explore as many of the tantalizing items on the menu. The Robatayaki ribeye is my favorite meat so far. Oh, and the Duck Scrapple Bao - heaven! I can’t wait to go back!! You also HAVE to ask for Mateo for your server. He makes your experience even better!

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m
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

always satisfied with food, consistently very good. innovative dishes- had salad special with crispy kale delicious. duck dishes very tasty. sushi fresh. very good saki selection. server a bit slow but food came out quickly. enjoyed meal.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had an amazing experience at Monkitail! We did the tasting menu which was excellent! The service was great-our server Henry was super nice & the manager Colin was outstanding.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing from the moment we walked in... we were seated instantly and our server Diego came over to greet us and explained the menu. We started with bar drinks and we tried the pre fixed menu to try a variety of the menu. Everything we tried was great, it exceeded our expectations and more! What a great Anniversary celebration thanks to Monkitail.

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AB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the decor, services and the top notch food; Monkitail is the perfect place for any occasion.

Our server for the night was Diego, he was very helpful when it came to making food selections (get the tasting menu, 65 a head for 11 courses including dessert. Such an amazing value) and picking out the perfect sake. I have been to Monkitail a few times and Diego along with one of the managers Angelo were able to help find some wonderful food options that I’ve never had. We were also visited by the other two managers Collin and Meg.

All members of the staff that we interacted with throughout the night just made our experience so much better. We saw everyone of their amazing personalities and saw the passion they have about this restaurant.

Definitely take the time to visit Monkitail, you won’t regret it.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monkitail was amazing! I brought my friends out after reading the reviews and I couldn’t be happier! We ate from every section of the menu, the Loli pop lamb chops were to die for! Our favorites were the duck bao bun , sea bass and special tuna tacos! It was busy for a Sunday night and the restaurant has a beautiful decor and vibe. Can’t wait to come back on the weekend and check out Nokku!

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M
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE!!!
Diego the waiter was VERY PROFESSIONAL and VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

High class restaurant dining experience!!!

We had an Excellent and Amazing time!!!

Thank you!!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, however, the pricing was a little outrageous for this market. I wouldn't pay that in NYC for the same. They need to rethink that.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what a wonderful place
food is amazing
ambiance great
staff very attentive
one of my favorite places

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food. Beautiful ambiance ! Great Service! Not much more you can ask for in a restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Pavlo was an amazing waiter and took care of us to the Max!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Day or night looks same , good presentation and taste

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YB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pavro the server is excellent.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pablo is great! Absolutely made our experience wonderful and informative.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Erica, was one of the best I've ever had. No joke. She was nice, attentive and so knowledgeable about the menu. She was attentive without being annoying. Her timing was great. Her recommendations were spot on.

The food was great. We did the chef's tasting and tried something from each section of the menu and nothing disappointed. I had the signature Monkitail cocktail - really just a smoky take on a Manhattan. It was great but $15 per. The restaurant was really cool and modern. I wish this place was open near me. My wallet is happy it isn’t.

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delectable. Every bite counted. Each different tasting was a firework in your mouth! Thank you for an amazing night and a memory to be treasured.

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DN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute the best meal I've ever had!!!! Thank you Pablo for making our experience wonderful!!!

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The tapas style allowed us to enjoy so many options- all were absolutely delicious- especially the tuna rice cracker.

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

Great dinner with friends. We did the chefs tasting 10 course dinner and it blew us away!

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