Monkitail

4.7
568 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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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 568 People Are Saying
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Tampa
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great concept. Small samples just right to try lots of choices.Tani waited on me and was very knowledgable. Excellent service and terrific overall. You need to try this restaurant.

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M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. The service was beyond anything we haved seen in South Florida. Talk about attention to detail!! Pablo was our waiter. Try him out. Pablo could not have done a better job dealing with our party who have varied tastes and me who has several issues with hot food and spices, etc. He's a 10+ on what one hopes for in a restaurant like yours. We all has a great time.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend the tasting menu. The sea bass as an entree was amazing and melted in your mouth. The tuna rice cracker, duck bao, octopus and lamb skewers were delicious. When I go again, I will pass on the fried chicken.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement

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k
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i love this place. Great food, great atmosphere. My go to.

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EB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced grocery store quality sushi and sashimi. Nice waiter with good intentions

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BA
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was just fabulous. We celebrated our anniversary there and had an unbelievable experience. We had the tasting menu which was over the top. There were ten corses and they were just super. The broiled sea bass was fantastic. Everything was delicious.

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b
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef's tasting menu is excellent!
Great ambiance and outstanding service.

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ridiculously good service, was phenomenal in every way and truly one of the best meals we have had

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j
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with creative excellet Food.
Seabass is the best you’ll ever have. A New delicious item on the menu is the mushroom gyoza. Great Vegan choices as well. Focused and caring management team.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar menu is a bit sparse. Need many more traditional beverages. especially scotch. Three single malts is much too few. Yes, I know the theme is Japanese and Sake is King, but the Niponnese have a very big taste to Scotch and so do I.

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F
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very quick food once you get your order in and absolutely delicious. The food is amazing and tasty. Sushi was good, yalisoba was excellent, the grilled short Ribs excellent, grilled chicken thighs excellent, grilled pork was okay. The seaweed salad was Divine. We had a good server that was busy but he handled it well. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The left side dining room was like a sub zero freezer and the Hostess offered us the dining room bordering the lobby. Thank God for her as it was not freezing. You must try Monkitail. I will be back.

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JG
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Jaime was a spectacular waiter. Managers were very nice and attentive.

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food and great service my date was really impressed. I really recommend it.

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BK
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch Chef and staff

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JP
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hostess and servers. Sake flight and cocktails were very good. Wide variety of Asian inspired menu items. Everything is a la cart and expect to pay $300 for two people.

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m
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of 2018! What a wonderful meal. Diego was so help and just delightful. Get the Chef's tasting menu. You won't be disappointed.

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MG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef tasting menu was amazing! Highly recommend! Everyone was very nice from the hostess, our waiters and the servers. All round fabulous dining experience.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First date. Fantastic everything

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time to restaurant, this time it was our 56 years Anniversary. We reside in Hollywood. The ambience is excellent, service is great, food is delicious. Our last meal was the 5Oz. N.Y. Strip for my wife and I, it was done perfectly but, it was brought out luke warm. My wife and I decided if we send it back it may come back overdone so we decided to not get it reheated. Aside from that minor set back we were very satisfied and will definitely return.
Joe T

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I miss the old dishes they chance.

The cod fri rice was amaizing

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JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant experience ever, the monkitail cocktail put me over the top. Services was phenomenal

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A surprisingly fantastic restaurant. Although it sits within a large hotel property, the design, cuisine and service are worthy of accolades befitting a Michelin starred establishment.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu was very good excluding dessert. After such tasting experiences, they only served a piece of cheese cake. (when it could have been Mochi or anything else, more related to theme of restaurant.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have had better sushi before. I wasn’t impressed but it was good. The place was busy, not sure if because of the long holiday weekend and the attention during service can be improved. I still recommend the place.

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love MonkiTail. Moved to S Florida 3 months ago and have been here to eat 5 times. The food is delicious, the service is great and the atmosphere is lively. First time I did the chefs tasting, I highly recommend that so you can sample all of the amazing cuisine. Be sure to give MonkiTail a try, you will be happy you did.

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NL
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time I dine here and bring friends new to the restaurant, it's a winner for all of us! Chef's tasting menu every time. Food and service never disappoint. Never leave hungry. Great drinks as well.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok . Service was very slow and didn’t want to accommodate a menu for kids

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated moms birthday. Great ambiance, food, cocktails, decor and service! Definitely will go again

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner the staff told us happy anniversary and gave us complimentary champagne
Our waiter was great and the food was fantastic

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AR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday here. Was expensive - yes. But worth it? Yes. We got the Chef’s tasting menu. 10 items and not a bad bite among them. We’ll be back (after we get a 2nd mortgage the house - kidding :)...)

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C
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for special dinner the drinks were good and the plates are just enough to try a little of everything.

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H
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic Asian fusion menu. The atmosphere, service and food were great.

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TW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was amazing! The duck scrapple bau bun rocks! The monkey fist cocktail is fantastic!

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K
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and perfect ambience as always.
Thank you! keep up the good job!
Kirk

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F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Less than stellar food that is overpriced. As per the waiter sushi rolls are “pre-made” and therefore cannot be customized. Very dissapointed to say the least.

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SK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance are spectacular. The prices are on the high side as they must be because of the location and quality, so it's quite expensive. We've been there 4 or 5 times and haven't had a bite of food that was less than excellent!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the 10 course menu. It was great value and allowed us to try a wide variety of things. We loved the swift and courteous service and presentation of food. We will go back!

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Miami
48 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love ❤️ this place! Amazing food! Take the tasting menu, great value and unbelievable food. Great selection of sakes. Service was also great, thanks to Pavlo an ukrainien server who took good care of us

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, great décor, amazing food. Win Win Win. Go here!

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