Monkitail

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1088 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.

Every Wednesday we offer a one hour hands-on cooking class with Executive Chef Taka where he highlights the art of sushi through guided tutorials featuring an assortment of maki rolls and nigiri. For more information contact us at 954-602-8755.
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4.7
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J
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall food and service is always great and on point. The chefs tasting menu is the way to go. The only unfortunate part of this particular meal was the staff prepping other tables near by and moving the chairs around without picking them off the ground. By them dragging them it makes a very loud and disturbing screeching noise. The same noise occurs when patrons pull their seats out. Need to put some sliders on them or resolve this issue.

RS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved doing the tasting menu! They forgot to bring one of our courses but compensated with a free round of drinks. The restaurant is in a fancy hotel and great atmosphere. Free valet parking for the restaurant. The food was spectacular. The only weird thing was that my dinner guest and I had to order all of the same selections on the tasting menu. I understand that this makes it easier but we have very different tastes and didn't know this when we booked the reservation. Overall, it was a great place for a date and we both really enjoyed the food!

DN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service staff could have been more attentive. Sushi was also a bit fishier than expected.

KS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday dinner to remember!
Thanks all to the gang.

MB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente place for a date. Very well decorated. Friendly staff, and most importantly, amazing food. It’s not my first time at Monkitail and I have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.

LS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines evening
Had the tasting menu it was delicious.

OT
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day with my wife was spectacular at Monkitail !
Great ambiance and food. Service was excellent and very professional. Loved it. Definitely a must !
Hotel Diplomat is amazing inside and out. Great view and enjoyable ocean breeze.

AK
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the $68 ten course meal. It was absolutely incredible. Our server Pablo was wonderful and helped guide us throughout our meal!

SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did the tasting menu and it did not disapoint! We stuck around after dinner and had a cocktail in the lounge in the back and that was a great experience as well; we had the whole place to ourselves.

R
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We first arrived and they tried to seat us on the sushi side, which is more casual. After a wait, they said us on the nicer section for our dinner. The food was beyond delicious but slightly salty. We loved all the tastes of different items.

A
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the start, the hostess asked about any food preferences (allergies). Upon seating our server was very prompt, knowledgeable, and patient as we weren’t too familiar with the offerings. The sticky duck bao buns and the wagyu New York Strip were the star of the evening, I was actually surprised at how low the bill was when presented. Great food at an exceptional price, I highly recommend!

JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have come here and they are batting 1000. The tasting menu is exceptional, and I’d you leave hungry and anything but thrilled, that’s on you. We had the same waiter (Pavlo) both times and he made it a top shelf dining experience. This is one of the finest restaurants I’ve been to.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best that’s all

FG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 3rd time coming to Monkitail. Love it !!!

KS
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

DA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

When you’re in South beach you expect to pay south beach prices. But when you’re in Hallandale you expect the prices to be more reasonable. $25 for a normal scotch $22.50 for a Tito’s on the rocks is ridiculous.
Food was very good, service as well, but expect to cough up $250-$300 per couple with a couple of drinks.
Grossly overpriced would not go back and would not recommend.

s
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !!!
First the staff
Colin,and Megan greeted with a smile and had great info on the the sake and food , they are so warm and welcoming .
Then Henry didn’t miss a beat, great waiter ..friendly and knowledgeable .
THE FOOD , absolutely flawless .
It’s almost an hour drive but we will be back often.
10/10!

M
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp tacos & Scallops were outstanding, great service, highly recommend!!!

KS
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at it’s finest!

CF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ideal for date night. One of the few restaurants I've ever given a 5 star rating. We sat in the bar area which was a bit nosier than I would've liked but overall we enjoyed everything about it. We got dressed up, had a great food, drinks were tasty, ambiance was intimate.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (Pablo), very welcoming, friendly and suggested delicious menu items. Food was incredible. The tuna toro, shishito peppers, pork gyoza, halibut and ny strip were all perfectly prepared. Thank you for an awesome experience.

M
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, wonderful ambience, very reasonable prices

TD
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course as delicious and beautifully presented as the last. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

LI
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Will never order the Shortrib for 2 again - very fatty and smaller than usual. Was a private event that night and we were seated in the back booths, curtains closed, looking at a service door. Ordered peppers and they came last. Was moderately disappointed.

BH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really amazing experience. The management and staff clearly are customer focused. Monkitail has an incredible energy yet still somehow created an intimate dining experience for my gf and me. Chefs tasting was off the charts. I can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and the service was amazing. Chef Josh was also very accommodating

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the beginning of the meal to the very last bite. We all did the 10 course tasting menu (everyone at the table must participate to order) that outrageously supposed all out expectations. Woke up dreaming about it! Defiantly would recommend for a great, fun, delicious night out.

JO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was unbelievable! Would definitely recommend

AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!
Food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent — great recommendations. Dine early before it gets loud.
The fire alarms went off for the end of our dinner... it was loud and visually overwhelming. I assume that does not happen any other time.

KS
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome! I'd definitely recommend this to anyone! We did the chef tasting menu and it was super worth it. Also, make sure you get your free Valet parking validation!

RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna was some of the best I’ve ever had. Their 10 course menu is a great deal.

AB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal! All of the new additions, cocktails and food, are absolutely delicious.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always perfect evening👍

A
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favourite in Hollywood