Monkitail

4.6
515 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(954) 602-8755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Schulson
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking at The Diplomat Beach Resort
Validated Garage Self Parking at The Diplomat Landing
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Entertainment
Four Karaoke Rooms available for the hour, the evening or for Private Events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Monkitail can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 515 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

So yummy. Delicious food. Fresh fish and very good service. The miso bass was amazing

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food! Fun!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Be aware that the Chef selection is subject to upcharges depending on the dish that you select, and it is not disclosed until you have elected the bundle and as yuo choose the plate. Food was amazing, and great service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We got the Chef Tasteing option , and it was fantastic. Located inside the Diplomat Hotel, the entrance the pool and beach for a after dinner walk is right next to the resturant door. Favorite was the Duck Bun and Japanese Oysters.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Everything was delicious and wonderful, we will be returning!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Matteo was an incredible server. We had the 10 course tasting menu. It was incredible including the dessert

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The maitre'd was very thoughtless. Instead of placing us in a nice part of the restaurant, she hurriedly placed us at the first table she could find, right next to the doorway where there was no ambiance at all. We asked to be moved and she took us to a hidden corner where you could not see anything in the restaurant. The restaurant was not crowded at that time and so there were plenty good seats in the main area. So, she was just either being deliberate about seating us in the worse spot or just plain thoughtless. She ruined the dining experience. The food was good however but for the price point I expected to be treated with courtesy and care in getting seated. My date was horrified and very upset. I just tried to reassure her that the maitre'd did not understand fine dining and probably was not well trained in her job.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

All around outstanding dining experience. Delicious selections, beautiful plating, attentive service, beautiful venue.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

This was out second time here. 1st time was great. 2nd time food was still very good but service was horrible. We were asked 3 times what kind of water we want by three different people until someone actually poured it. The waiter was MIA. We asked a bus boy for him. He finally showed up and took our drink order but it took forever to come. I had to get the manger & complain. It wasn't even busy ???

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Food was great our server was awesome very insightful and very knowledgeable of everything on the menu

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We loved the restaurant, the food was great, the environment was really nice and the service was excellent. Our overall experience was very good and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a group of 9 & enjoyed this restaurants ambience, drinks & service. The tasting menu option is great & what we opted for. Most people liked the food, but honestly, I wasn't wowed by it. The sea bass, skirt steak, duck bao buns & ice cream sushi were good. But the short ribs, shrimp tacos & crispy brussels sprouts are better @ my house. I would like to go back & pick some different dishes.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Amazing Japanese Cuisine! The menu and options are outstanding, the service is great. Enjoy'd the Monkitail signature drink. Recomend the Sea Base, short rib, wings, and all the sushi options are excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We were 6 people and tried the 10 course tasting menu plus dessert. Tons of food to share and all prepared very nicely.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We had a great night! We tried the tasting menu and trusted the chef to make our picks, and the food was incredible! Tasting menu is a great value as well, the wine and cocktail list is overpriced, but thats typical of a hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I visit Monkitail often and it never disappoints. The food was delicious as always and the service was outstanding. Our server Mateo was amazing. Very patient, professional and charming. It was a great experience as always.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was simply phenomenal. We were completely blown away and surprised by the excellence of the food and service. I'd give more than 5 stars if I could! We will be back again and again and we live in Boynton Beach! That's about an hour drive. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The music was a a little too loud. They would fare better
With less noise.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great food! Excellent ambiance! Outstanding service!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great evening spoilt by a child on one side and two badly behaved children climbing all over the place on the other side.


Spoilt the evening!!!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere. Try the chef tasting menu if there for the first time.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We really enjoyed the Sea Bass and the side of brussel sprouts. We had edamame dumplings that were very tasty but very small portion as a started. The service and ambiance were excellent and I recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing food , one of the best food experience so far , we are there 2 days in a row the second day 7/22 our waiter Tany was very courteous Superb service ! I can eat there everyday ! Everything that was recommended to us that we ordered was fabulous ! Great job ! Keep excelling

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Monkitail was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in South Florida! Delicious meal, beautifully plated, knowledgeable and personal staff, beautiful venue. Highly recommend the experience.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing Dining experience at Monkitail! Everything was amazing from the sake to the cuisine everything was superb. I would like to pinpoint that the epicenter of a great Resturant is the staff. Special thank you to the waitstaff. Colin & Matteo each and every time we dine with you the meal is so enjoyable. Thank you for treating us not just like a customer but like family. Also special thank you to Mike Sweets your presence and personality is one of the main reasons we are so loyal to Monkitail. last but certainly not least the best sushi chef in town Troy thanks for always going above and beyond for us.

Monkitail is a special place to us!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We couldn’t be happier. Drinks, robatayki, service, ambiance. This place has it all. Did I say service? Yes. Saying it again. Impeccable service!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I have visited this restaurant few times already but I have to say this time Tani our server did amazing job. He gave us outstanding recommendations and help me choose sake. Also Sandra, food runner explained with details every single dish that she dropped to us. Great job guys!! Overall we had great experience. I would highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Always a go to when I'm in Fort Lauderdale...service is excellent
Food is outstanding Thank You!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Too dark. Can’t see the menu. Had to use flashlight on iPhone

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Overall great experience

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent experience. Food was great, service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing experience at Monkitail. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary dinner there. We had the chef tasting menu and it was worthy every penny! All the choices were amazing. We really enjoyed the A5-kobe beef and the black cod fried rice. The cocktail presentation was also amazing.

The only thing I would suggest is to bring back a dairy-free option for the dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was terrific and the service (ask for Pavlo) was awesome

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great tasting menu. I hate how some tasting menus are more abstract art then food and the dishes don't taste like anything/don't have enough on them to taste like anything, that is not the case here. Absolutely superb food, love that you actually choose from the menu (10 selections) + dessert. So for $65 each we had scallops, short ribs (highly recommend), dumplings, sushi, the list goes on. The ambiance is amazing as well, but be advised there are two rooms a sushi bar atmosphere and a more romantic main dining area. The one precaution is on drinks ($15 for a smallish mojito), but honestly that's pretty standard for bars on the beach and at least it was made very well with top liqueur.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fantastic, enjoyed it so much went twice during recent stay at Diplomate. Creative menus selects all of which are outstanding. Service is awesome, great experience and value!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Slow seating us but worth the wait. Service and food outstanding. Unique experience and Menu

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

It was a nice experience with good service. Good food and delicious desert!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. The restaurant was much to dark in terms of lighting for ambiance. Many guests were each using their cell phones to illuminate the menu as well as the check. Otherwise, a great dining experience. The black cod fried rice is not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

What a great unique concept. Great ambiance, excellent food. Well trained staff to make an enjoyable experience !

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