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.

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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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the Chefs experience with a flight of different foods. Everything was delicious and expertly prepared. My 6 yr old could not stop eating the spicy shrimp tacos so we had to order more. The seabass was probably the best fish I ever had. Lamb chops 5 stars. The toro was great quality but as usual not enough...
Strongly recommend trying the Robata, looks like lots of yummy stuff. Will try tonight.

AK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as alaways!

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!
The tuna sticky rice and Beef Wagyu Robatayaki are a must.

On a recent trip we loved our experience so much we went twice in one week. I definitely recommend it to anyone in the area.

KS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow
The best meal ever!
So many great dishes.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good decor!

AS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS RESTAURANT! We did the tasting experience for $60pp and it was well worth it! Thank you!

k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Especially the sea bass and lobster. Their cocktails were so delicious. I’d highly recommend.

BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been to. Ate there three out of the four nights of my vacation!!! Can't stop thinking about the Tofu and lamp chop.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, best flavors I’m enjoyed in a long time. Crispy Branzeno was our favorite and the dumplings. Service was excellent We will be back!

W
London
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be the best restaurant in Hollywood. Provided you go with people with similar tastes, the variety of flavours is in abundance. We had a great evening and the food delivery was perfect. We had a waiter named Diego who is smart and understanding. Our favourites were the Sea Bass and the Duck Scrapple Bao Bun. Not one dish disappointed. We have been 4 or 5 times, each time with different groups of family or friends and have always left happy.

MS
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

o
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good foods. You can choose everything...!! Specially sushi and sea foods. The ambien is a little noisy.

JS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner. The chefs taste is a ton of food, even if it’s a bit pricey. Everything was delicious!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at Monkitail. Oh my goodness!! It was wonderful! The food was amazing, the service was spectacular, the ambiance was so special.. and the birthday touches were over the top! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service and the worst sushi I have ever eaten. The decor and ambiance was nice. Everything else was horrible. Don’t waste your time and money

BA
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a few appetizers and mostly all sushi roll. Their Big Eye Tuna special roll was very good but the rest of the rolls were average. Small and not very tasteful If you’re used to eating high end sushi you will be disappointed. It was average and wouldn’t complain but was expecting more based on the reviews and wouldn’t go back

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The bar seating leaves you staring at a wall. Not good for a single diner. Food was AMAZING and so was the service!

J
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant... great service by our server Linda.. we ordered the tasting menu... we let lLinda choose for us and she did a excellent job. The ambience of the restaurant was absolutely beautiful, the best hostess also... we will be back!!! We highly recommend this place

RS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

KS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines evening
Had the tasting menu it was delicious.

OT
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
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 on February 11, 2020
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
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

DA
Miami
3 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
16 reviews