Monkitail

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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.

Please join us for a fantastic NYE celebration! A la carte menu will only be available from 6-6:45pm. From 7pm-Close, we will exclusively feature our 10-course tasting menu for $68 as well as a unique 10-course NYE Tasting menu for $95 with champagne specials and optional beverage pairings available.

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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for a fantastic NYE celebration! A la carte menu will only be available from 6-7pm. From 7pm-Close, we will exclusively feature our 10-course tasting menu for $68 as well as a unique 10-course NYE Tasting menu for $95 with champagne specials and optional beverage pairings available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 974 People Are Saying
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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late seating at 10:30 but still fantastic service (thanks Pablo) and incredible dining experience. Ordered the duck special with steamed scallion pancakes and it did not dissapoint. Best duck we've ever eaten! Also amazing was the enoki bacon. Life altering. Hamachi roll w/scallion also delicious. Creative ice cream "sushi" was fun but the only thing we ate that was just "very good" and not great. Overall an awesome way to celebrate our anniversary!

T
Miami
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely Delicious especially the spicy tuna roll and the Seabass roll And the albacore . The service was perfect all the food came in time, I highly I commented it’s a great restaurant ‏and great atmosphere.

MI
Hampshire
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was incredible value
Service was excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the yellowtail toro sashimi. It’s so light and almost smooth, it’s incredible.

TL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Perfect for a date night. We went for a girls night and it was still perfect.

S
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great place to come, great atmosphere and food was on the whole very tasty I would come again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service! Noise level was a bit high but it was a Saturday so it wasn’t a surprise. Highly recommend!

OT
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried Monkitail while staying at the Diplomat on a business trip. The food was - awesome! Seriously, the chef was inspired and the service was perfectly on-point. Nice!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , beautiful place and great service

LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu and our waiter was attentive.

v
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit in three months. Never disappoints. From the bartender Jose and all the servers who help you with the incredible menu it is always a truly great experience. Can't forget the General Manager Colin who makes you feel like family! See you all next month.

DO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My wife’s birthday invited friends very first time there I must say the food was phenomenal the chef is amazing and with the tasting course 10 courses for $68 is a steal. The only thing I believe the server could have been a little more attentive we went without drinks for quite some time also needed things like new napkins and water. Overall I would definitely be back food was phenomenal once again definitely recommend it

LL
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service
Excellent food
Great birthday dinner

AD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Asian!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Monkitail not disappointed restaurant. It’s our 4th time and as always superb service and food! Will come again.

LM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent and so was the service. We were able to try dishes we normally would not order and most exceeded our expectations. The restaurant was very dark, and the music was too loud for conversation toward the end of our meal. The drinks however were outrageously priced, even compared to the food (which is expensive.) I would come back to dine but skip any kind of alcohol.

VS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome! And the rest of the staff were polite and attentive

NC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience. Hope to come back, next time I am in Fl. Food & Drinks were outstanding z

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and even better food!

D
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice atmosphere.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We ordered the Chef Special Tasting which includes a dish from every section of the menu. The special is $68 per person. We had the Tuna (Cold), Duck Scrapple Boa Bun (small), Wings (crispy), Short Rib (meat), Scallop (fish), Shrimp fried rice (side), Lamp Chop and Smoked Bacon. For dessert we had a chocolate cake and mini soft serve cones. We also ordered Sake Flights. The best thing on the menu is the mini soft serve cones! The ice cream is die for good! The tuna poke was just okay. I’ve had better at Blue Martini’s. The duck was really good. The wings were also pretty good. Scallops were cooked perfectly, but could have used a dash of sea salt. Shrimp fried rice was excellent. The smoked bacon was also very good!!! The cake was okay. Lamp chops were not cooked to medium temperature. They were not done enough and therefore tough to eat. The short rib was a not very good at all. It tasted burnt and needed some acid to cut the over powering oily flavor. The flavor of thyme was also very strong. However there serve was very good. The waiter quickly offered to change out the short rib to something else when he realized were we not eating it. We ordered the chicken teriyaki, which was also okay.

Overall the ambiance was beautiful and elegant. We had a good time trying something new.

PS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service
Possibly best sushi I ever had and skewers May have been better

W
London
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. 3 couples loved everything.
Our table was changed when we asked for more space. Paul was our server, knowledgeable and patient. We weren’t rushed.
Favourite dishes were the scallops and lamb chops.
One problem.....the bathrooms are miles away!
We’ll be back.

L
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

You cant put a price on the quality of food! Absolutely amazing

RB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Service was remarkable. Our server made the entire experience wonderful. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was amazing

BR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point, as always.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing
Now it is my fav restaurant in Miami

B
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My experience at Monkitail was not a good one. The only positive was our energetic server, Diego, who was extremely knowledgeable, but also very busy so he was not able to pick up all the slack where the bus crew was coming short. I came for a date night and was sat at what was likely the worst table in the restaurant, a small two top positioned at the doorway between the main dining room and the outer dining room. My chair was jutting out halfway into the doorway and I had to push the table further in so I was not so much in the space of the doorway. We asked to move to a different open table and they refused because the section the open table was in was full. However, we were there for two hours and no one ever sat at the table we asked to be moved to. I was bumped into constantly throughout my dinner. There should not be a table literally half way under a doorway in a high traffic area of a restaurant.

The bus crew was slacking, they did not clear any plates until we began to stack them like tetris or asked them to remove them. The table was not wiped down once. Our server had to come by and ask if we wanted fresh plates even though he had multiple other tables and was very busy. When we finished our sparkling water (which we poured ourselves) they did not ask if we wanted another bottle. The food was okay. We had the tasting menu so we tried 10 dishes and a dessert. We really enjoyed the duck bao bun, the lobster claw, the lamb chops, and the sea bass. The other dishes were just average. Dessert was mini ice cream cones that were okay. The decoration in the restaurant was cool but not cool enough to make up for the experience I had. Thank you Diego for being a great server you were awesome, I wish our experience could have been better because we had heard such great things about the restaurant. I will not be returning to Monkitail when there are so many other restaurants that have far better food, service, and are more accommodating.

SK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food! Would have loved more but it was very expensive. Waiter was slow and very preoccupied with the couple beside us. Another server took better care of us, told the manager about how great he was. Being by the beach I would have preferred a more tropical cocktail option.

BD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jose our bartender was fabulous. His passion and enthusiasm enhanced the experience.

DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting on vacay

PP
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere. Way overpriced for any decent wine. Food was good but wasn't worth the price. Typical Miami BS.

EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best food of my trip! Also surprisingly cheaper than I imagined, especially given the ambience and overall elegance of the restaurant. Service was amazing, recommend making a reservation! Would definitely come back and bring friends :)

RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and presentation. Go on Thursday -Saturday and stay for karaoke at the back bar. Hidden gem.

JV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overpriced and overrated. The sushi is normal nothing to brag about. The service was good, but the prices at hotel are outrageous.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Japanese restaurant inside the Diplomat. If you are looking for an alternative to the noisy overpacked miami Japanese places this is your spot. Huge menu, everything comes fresh from kitchen a la carte. Fantastic flavors

PR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and our waiter was over and beyond , we definitely recommend getting Pablo as your waiter !

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes for everyday dinning

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