About Monkitail

Famed Chef & Restaurateur Michael Schulson’s contemporary take on classic izakaya fetauring shareable small plates, sushi, sake, specialty cocktails & a discreet cocktail lounge.

3555 South Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday- Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 602-8755

Website:
http://www.monkitail.com/

Entertainment:
Four Karaoke Rooms available for the hour, the evening or for Private Events

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking at The Diplomat Beach Resort
Validated Garage Self Parking at The Diplomat Landing

Executive Chef:
Michael Schulson

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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Details
Sun 6:00PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Monkitail can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Monkitail Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Tasting Menu (44)
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Special Occasion (42)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fun (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Tapas (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Authentic (12)
Casual (12)
Business Meals (11)
People Watching (10)
Cozy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Spicy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Waterfront (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Fish was fresh and tasty, everything we tried was best

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good and we thought a real value for the money.

Our server rarely came to the table and talked too low to be heard when he was there. Took two tries to get another drink which by the time it got there our meal was over.

Deserts were nothing spectacular.

Be warned the restaurant is very dark and very loud with house music playing loudly in the background. Tough to have a conversation.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

At first it took over 15 mins for our waiter to come to us. The hostesss sat us down no water came out nor did someone take our drink order. After stopping two other wait staff and finally going back to the hostess our waiter came to us apologize and gave us drinks on the house. After that the waiter was attentive and one of the most professional waiters I have ever had. We have recently moved down from NYC and this restaurant is the first we come across that reminds of us NYC type restaurants from the food to the service to the ambiance. We were tempted to walk out before our waiter came by and im glad we stayed

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance. Tried the tasting menu. While 2-3 dishes were standouts, the rest were good but not great. May need to give it another chance - could be down to my own choices on the tasting menu.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Carlos beat waiter

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrating my husband’s birthday while on vacation and staying at The Diplomat. Thoroughly enjoyed dinner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved it! Great selection of small plates to sample many different things. Pork buns and shrimp tacos were excellent! Great service...

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

I made reservations for Monkitail for my girlfriend and I’s Valentine’s Day dinner. We waited a little over our reservation time, but that’s ok because the food was Delicious! I can honestly say their sea bass and duck scrapple was the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. The food runners are very quick and continued to bring us our ordered meals. Our waiter only came to the table about twice. Our glasses were empty for about 10 minutes but that’s ok. That gave us time to talk and relax and chill in a beautiful environment. The music is very loud and hard to converse at first, but then you start to get used to it and eventually don’t even realize it’s there. Overall this restaurant is 4 Stars.

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for a date, and though the experience overall was good, I was not “wow’ed” by the food. Service was impeccable, but the rolls and sashimi I was completely underwhelmed with.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful culinary experience!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We ordered the tasting menu and it was delicious!
Next time I would order a la carte as it was a bit too much food and now that I know what I like I could order easier.
For a first time though, the tasting menu gave us a good idea of what is available. Service was prompt, polite and efficient. Well done!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great overall experience.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We truly enjoyed this restaurant and will eat here again and definitely recommend it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. Service was not. Waited 35 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Server was not attentive. Food took forever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food OK, some very good, some ordinary. Served as they were ready with no planned sequence. Confusing specially after waiter told us serving sequence were planned .
Expensive and not worth the price.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Unfortunately, we started off with good service, and complimentary champagne, but as the evening progressed, service became terrible. It took half an hour to get one skewer, and the server stopped coming by our table. I ended up ordering the check before dessert arrived, just so we could be ready to go once we were done. This was our five year anniversary dinner, and the place had potential, but the bad service overshadowed the rest of the experience. It's a shame because I had heard great things about this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love it! My wife and I have been going there since it opened, probably a total of 5x. What we love about it is the drinks, food and decor. The staff is amazing! Carlos our waiter was on point!! His recommendations and overall attitude were a perfect fit for a great evening.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Arrived 30 minutes early. Waited 50 minutes. Ended up sitting in second rate “tourist” area. Our entire meal arrived at once. Warm sake was served in a tea pot. Soya sauce was in a plastic squeeze bottle. Should have gone back to Nobu.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fun evening. Tried the taste menu and it was very good. A lot of food and spaced out nicely to make the meal fun.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife, our daughter, and I had the tasting menu. It wasn't clear if the whole table had to have the tasting menu or if just those who wanted it, but only one set of selections for the table, or Chef's Choice. We chose: 1) Spicy tuna, avocado, rice pearl - A+ memorable, 2) Duck Scrapple Bao Bun - A+, 3)Salmon Avocado Roll - standard good - A, 4) Yellowtail sashimi - top quality - small piece A-, 5) tempura Shrimp Taco - A+ memorable, 6) Sapporo Chicken generous portion, melt in mouth dark and white meat on the bone - A, 7) Broiled Sea Bass - perfectly cooked - small piece to share (but my wife ceded part of hers!) - A, 8) Crispy Brussel Sprouts - super tasty generous portion - A, 9) Miso Eggplant on skewers - so-so could have benefited from more of a burn - B-, 10) rib-eye with scallion on skewers, small portion - excellent - A, dessert was small ice cream cones Apple Jack and Peanut Butter ... chef sent a one more each. Timing and service were excellent - A-. $65 quite reasonable for the experience. Probably 4.5 stars overall, but relative to other local experiences ... excellent. Dramatic and attractive setting. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding food , excellent service and great environment !!!! We will definitely come back ....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Sashimi was excellent - beautiful presentation! All dishes were fresh and delicious.
Service is spotty.. I dined twice and dishes were forgotten both times. These were brought out a few minutes later after being reminded to the servers.
Decor is very fun although a bit dark.
Overall, loved the restaurant!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 8, 2018

excellent food. the tsdstng menu was outstandingn great veriety and interetingm service efficient and lnowledgable. highly recommand it!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Best meal experience my husband and I have ever had! Definitely a MUST when visiting Hollywood Florida!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

our waiter was overwhelmed and did not explain or have time to answer our questions. Food was not brought out in a timely manner. Tok 40 min between courses and it was expensive. The actual taste of the food was sub par- not worth it. Go to Zuma or Nobu!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing tasting menu and incredible service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing atmoshere , beautiful setting , delicious interesting menu great experience .

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. Our third visit and plan on being regulars!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Felt like the food was thrown at us. They dropped the food, four plates at a time, quick explanation that you could not understand, and away they went. There were two of us dining and we ordered the chef's mix. Waiter was not very attentive. Way overpriced for the service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall a good experience, the service was a bit slow at the beginning. No extra's. No exceptionally great wines and they were severely overpriced. Not cheap, but we had a great meal and would go back to try different stuff.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Ice cream sushi is a must

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Estuvo excelente. La comida un poco picante y el ambiente ruidoso pero excelente !

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Mateo was a Fantastic server!!
The food was a Party in your mouth!! Over the top!! Highly recommended!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was great and we were seated right away. Fantastic meal. I woke up the next morning dreaming of the edamame dumplings and the black cod rice. Will definitely return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place was outstanding. One of the best Asian rest. we've ever been to. We did the chef's tasting. Really inventive. We had the following: Pork belly/Tuna rice cracker/Scallop/Duck Scrapple Bao Bun/Sea bass/Short rib($20 upcharge)Tempura Shrimp tacos/Black cod fried rice/Tempura sushi roll/Unagi & Avocado roll/dessert. My god, everything was excellent! The portions are a bit more like Tapas sized except the short rib, which was huge! Price came out to close to $200. Pricey, but this quality doesn't come cheap!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Hands down 1 of my fave restaurants at this point. Great food & great service. Loved the ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was excellent, however portions were VERY small.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual
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