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Monkitail

4.5
455 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
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

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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 455 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Had an amazing experience! Definitely recommend the Chef’s Tasting menu!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

An overall excellent dining experience. The service staff is like a well-oiled machine and our service by Colin was exceptional. The restaurant is beautiful. Dishes are varied and and all were tasty. The pork gyoza and hamachi were to die for.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Monkitail is located in The Diplomat Resort property. That being said, it reflects every food venue on this property, OVERPRICED! I am all in favor of a venue making a profit, but I abhor price gouging! Monkitail is one of nicest restaurants for ambience and food quality but the prices are expensive!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, great ambiance. Best meal in florida.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

It was my first time there and I have to say everything was amazing. My server was Tani and his service was fantastic, I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I have not been to a restaurant that was as good as Monkitail in a very long time.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was delicious, I am a Vegan and was able to found few items. love the ambience, very warm.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Collin was an amazing server. The entire bar staff was extremely accommodating. It may be the finest bar selection in Broward County. A must is the sea bass. Also the duck scrapple

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

4 adults, two of us wanted the chefs tasting but the chef has this ‘rule’ that they won’t serve you the chefs tasting unless every adult at the table orders it. One of the adults has a violent shellfish allergy and I wasn’t hungry, so the other 2 of us that wanted it could not have it. That is a chef prima-donna thing. Sorry chef, you are no Anthony Bourdain. won’t be dining here again.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Super !
Vraiment bien .

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Chefs menu was outstanding. Every dish was perfection
.. service was outstanding as well.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We previously had a poor experience but we returned because our son was looking forward to trying it out.
This experience was great. The server was pleasant and professional. Timing of food was good. The food was amazing. I’m glad we returned!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Spectacular service and ambience. Our server Diego was very knowledgeable and confidently recommended the chefs tasting menu which is a perfect way to try a variety of things on the menu for $65 per person. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Fort Lauderdale

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Recommend to sit in the main dining room for more ambiance

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was good but service was awkwardly slow. Many dishes were not delivered to the table and had to be requested two times. Bar service was extremely slow. Manager was cordial and apologetic but nothing was resolved. So sorry that we hadn’t known the challenges a head of time.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding experience. Perfect for special occasion or date night.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Nice ambiance, food was good but nothing extraordinary, I would say the rolls were average somewhat. Other than that the server was very knowledgeable and informative. This place is great for dates. Definitely will come back again

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Just an incredible restaurant. Love the food - have the 10 plate tasting, unique specialty cocktails -have the monkitail with smoked cloves, and great waiter - ask for Rory. Been there many times and i can never finish all the food they give. One of my top 5 restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance, awesome food. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

A very good place for dinner and drinks. The food was very good with some dishes being exceptional. The service was extra excellent with Collin both nights we dined there.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had been here previously and had a great experience. Tonight our server forgot to put in our order and after waiting for one hour, yes one hour we asked him about the delay and he informed us he forgot to put in our order. The server was apologetic. Our food then rapidly came out. He comped is a free dessert for our “wait” although we had done the tasting menu and ice cream was included.
Very disappointed. Probably having a bad night but unlikely I’ll return.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Super slow and unprofessional service. Server was nice but I guess he took too many tables at one time. Food is so so. I had much better for that price. Interior is nice. Not sure that I’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Service too fast. Ordered several dishes (tapas style). They came almost all together. Dinner too 40 minutes.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is really some of the best food I have ever had. The short rib was absolutely incredible. I highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This was my fiance's and my second time at Monkitail. We really love the food and the atmosphere is great. Very knowledgeable waiters. The duck bao buns are our favorite. It is located in the Dilpomat Resort, so there are great options for drinks after dinner. There is a really cool little lounge next door and the lobby bar has an amazing toasted marshmallow old fashioned.

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1.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Extremely inconsistent food quality, been here several times and ranged from good to inedible

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Amazing except for the Valet stealing from our car. Great night tho. Coming back for sure!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great service and excellent food

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is very flavorful and fresh. We didn’t do the tasting menu but went a la carte, plenty of food for the two of us. My favorite is the Japanese Fried Chicken and the scallops.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was incredible, the tuna rice crackers and the shittake mushrooms were absolutely delicious. Service was great and our server Matteo was very friendly.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was good but portions are Extremely small !! Even smaller than expected. The sides of Brussel sprouts and rice were delicious and plentiful but other options very small. 2 items ordered were never received. Serving staff very nice and ambiance of hotel and restaurant very cool just know what you are getting

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

2nd visit - ordered Cef's menu -- great as first time -- the wait staff was horrible, never checked on, never listened to our orders, she had to ask twice or more...when needed assistance could not find her ..her bad service ruined a great evening.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Group of 8 celebrating birthday and Mother's Day. We opted for tasting menu and it was a very good choice. We enjoyed all items ordered. Our favorites were scallops and sea bass.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food, very flavorful. Excellent and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The ambiance is good and the food is good. The short rib is a little overrated. The prices are on the high side. I will return one more time to give it a second try.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food and variety. The staff looked after us very well. Our favourites were the duck bun, anything with scallops and shrimp tacos.
Have a cocktail at the bar in the restaurant. A lovely obliging crew work there and they make the best Vespers!
It was our 2nd time there and won't be our last.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food and service was great. Very noisy and hard to hear one another.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great night!! Our waiter, Pablo, walked us through the menu and created such a great dinner experience for us!! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Simply amazing!!! We have the 10 course tasting menu and it was fantastic!!! We celebrated our anniversary and they gave us complimentary champagne which was a nice touch! Service and food was top notch!!! Will definitely go back again!!! Good job guys!!!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Upbeat atmosphere, informative helpful staff, delicious food

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