Monkitail

4.6
665 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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K
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Valentine day

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AN
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good different food. Not the usual menu. Wine list limited. Could be improved

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food and service. Very knowledgeable staff Superb!

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DJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service, to the setting, and especially the food was fantastic. I would definitely come here again. I recommend the chefs tasting option for all the foodies out there. Our server Pavlo was top notch and very knowledgeable. We never had to flag him over because he was always so attentive! 10/10

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GC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone and I will be back.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Monkitail! The food selection was amazing and the food was delicious. Everything about our dining experience was wonderful!

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L
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals that visit Monkitail on a regular basis. We are extremely picky about where we dine for sushi and sashimi. Monkitail consistently has excellent food and service. Everything we've tried on the menu is fantastic. There is a variety of options for vegetarians or those that don't fancy sushi or sashimi. I highly recommend this restaurant for dates, friend gatherings or special occasions.

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BV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brother in laws bday

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IL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Too expensive for the quality of food. Not worth it.

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VT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I had the tasting menu. The dood was very good, some plates were better then others. Our friend who is a vegetarian, ordered several dishes, which came all at once, crowding the small table. We didn’t think to tell the waiter to bring her dishes out to match the servings of ours. In such a fine dining establishment we expected them to know better. I mentioned it to the waiter. Who neither apologized or tried to remedy the situation. I would still recommend Monkitail, just be sure to specify, how you want your meal served.

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

Was in town for my 30th birthday and the restaurant far exceeded our expectations. We already had a high standard set for a SCHULSON owned restaurant and the staff both front and back of house was excellent. The meal was well paced and well executed from service to overall quality of the food. Monkitail is one of if the not the best restaurant in south Florida. Chef tastings is the right way to go to experience everything they have to offer. With every bite you could taste the high level of quality in each and every ingredient. The dinner is a memory me and my fiancé will never forget. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the what was a very memorable dinner and day.

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RC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous étions 4 et avons bien aimé notre soirée. Nous avons pris le menu dégustation et nous nous sommes régalés. Les cocktails en début de repas étaient succulents et le sancerre très abordable. Notre serveur était vraiment chouette avec un bon sens de l'humour. C'était une très belle soirée.

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F
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am completely in love with this restaurant!! The food was not just delicious, but emotionally provoking and extreme memorable. I’m writing this review two days after dining there and am still salivating the experience. Our server went well beyond to answer and address every question, being extremely attentive. Thank you Monkitail! We will go again.

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C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Most of the food was good though some seemed overpriced. Great to go for a special occasion once or twice a year. Service was so so.

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RH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond our expectations! The experience was amazing. The food was delicious and the ambiance fabulous! We are locals and will be back!

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V
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and a cool decor. I would absolutely go back if I lived or returned to Ft Lauderdale.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very well done. Comparable to a restaurant at a high end Vegas casino

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall everything was good. There were probably too many customers in the restaurant for the number of servers that were there that night . Last time I went everything was excellent!
This time the server was very kind and knew very well what to suggest . But was unable to keep up with the proper service at our table , and we were just 2 .

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DM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is energetic, fantastique food. We selected a taste menu that include 10 different foods and desert. Beatiful presentation and excelent taste.
Creative food, great flavors.

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R
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoy this place often since we live a few doors down. The food is really good and the drinks are spot on. We go for sushi and rolls which is the best. I would have rated a 5 but the last 4 times they exteemly disorganized at the hostess stand. If they are going to open at 6 then open at 6 not 6:10. For a place of that caliber it seems odd and a miss and it sets you off on the wrong foot.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service by Linda

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Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst restaurant ever. Manager should find a job outside of hospitality

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved, loved this place. This was our first time dining here and we ordered the Chef’s tasting and we were blown away. Everything was so fresh and tasted phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this and come back again

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JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cool place, great food and good service! Would recommend and will be back for sure!

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CP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately we had terrible luck with our waiter. He just was not very friendly or accommodating. If I return I’d prefer to avoid him. The food was good, but the meats are missing more of the crisp of the traditional Izakaya style. It was good food overall though.

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JK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding! Her knowledge of the menu and customer service were exceptional! She helped us select a great cross section of plates. All staff were attentive and kept our table clean and drinks full to make a wonderful eating experience.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Professional. Attentive. Beautiful presentation. Nice flow of various dishes timed perfectly as they were brought out throughout the entire unique dining experience.

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GD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent culinary experience. One of the best Chef samplers I have ever tried. Service way above expectations. Ask for Mateo, he will be helpfull and with a great attitude

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always good!!! No matter if you go for a date or just friends having a cocktail...

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Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The decor is really cool w low light, lanterns and comfy seating. The food was delicious although the menu needs some navigating and explaining. Friendly cool spot.

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CB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. It's not inexpensive but quality and taste make it well worth the price. Highly recommend everything but especially the duck buns. Great ambiance and service as well.

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GR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good tasting menu, and quite perfect and attentive service. I was pleasently surprised by this restaurant. The price is that of a standard restaurant but you get superb food and service. Frank was outstanding

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Buen momento
Muy rica comida
Buen vino
Atención un tanto lenta

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to fo with the upgraded chef table and we were not disappointed.. every dish was,superp. We will be back before the end of our vacation

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Miami
34 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant, excellent service, excellent food. Beware, the plates are reasonably prices, but the portions are TINY. You will spend more than you think, because of this.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mateo was a server and he was excellent in helping 3of us decide what we were going to eat. He recommended a few dishes and everything was very satisfying to us.Good choices Mateo.i am sure we are coming back to try other dishes.

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MI
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. The ambiance, food and staff are the real reasons I continue to return time and time again.

Special thank you to Collin, Troy, Meg, Matteo and OY!

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding and the food was beyond amazing

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Tasting menu was great

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