Monkitail

4.7
632 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(954) 602-8755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Schulson
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking at The Diplomat Beach Resort
Validated Garage Self Parking at The Diplomat Landing
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Entertainment
Four Karaoke Rooms available for the hour, the evening or for Private Events
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
What 632 People Are Saying
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
32 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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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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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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IK
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of the best place. I really love this place. We celebrated a New Year eve there and we had amazing time the best food! The music was very good, we couldn't stop to dance:) Im so glad we did a right choice for celebration a New Year.
Thank you very much guys! Really appreciate it!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Tasting Menu.
Just fantastic as was our waiter Pavlo and entire staff.
Rest. Is quite beautiful. If you are in the area you should eat there.

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DM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but awesome place to spend New Years eve

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome, Victor at the Back Bar did an excellent job!

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J
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu for $65 per person and what a great meal! Food was plentiful and we had trouble finishing everything. Definitely worth trying! Finished off with some mini ice cream cones which were delicious! Definitely a wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend Monkitail!

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hesitantly tried the Chef's tasting menu as we were on vacation and looking for adventure. Could not have been more happy with the experience thanks primarily to our waiter - who took the time to explain and help us choose each of our ten options - as well as the amazing food prepared. Overall, extremely impressed with the service and quality and would go back in a heartbeat if we lived in the state. Sadly, we will have to wait until our next vacation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. One of the best meals we have had. However, wish the food didn’t come out so quickly.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Prefab food. Sushi was pre made and wrapped for the day. Basically the food was inedible. Lovely decor,service seemed fine. We left , as one course after another was beyond terrible.cold nasty prefab food. Save your money. Needs a chef.

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good time. Second time going here, food was good but not as great as my initial visit. Service was good, no issues there.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality always on point!

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B
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and this place was perfect for the occasion. Romantic, beautiful, delicious tapas and the service (our Server Henry) was the best. Can't wait to return.
I recommend bypassing the Diplomat's awful Valet service and park in the garage.

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Definitely a place my family and I will return to when we return to visit Florida again!

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M
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service love the ambiance

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N
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. Overall, a great place to get together with friends and family, yet intimate enough for a wonderful date night as well.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Special friends.

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JE
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the dishes were creative and fun. Went two different times. The chefs menu was good but at least half the dishes were of average quality. When ordering ala carte the 2nd visit, the portions were smaller with less attention paid to their presentation. Both visits presented average meals and experiences with nothing special standing out.

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VS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, too bad the fish wasn’t as tender as it should be.

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Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection from start to finish. The service was outstanding, and the cocktails and food were sublime. This is a must visit restaurant when in the area, for any occasion.

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New England
46 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great concept and delicious menu, creative cocktails. Excellent service. Don’t miss dessert.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying at the hotel, but would highly recommend anyway.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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ME
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dinner! One of our party is a vegetarian, and there were excellent options in that category. The tasting menu was perfect, I was able to try many different small dishes. Our server, Mateo, was pleasant and helpful. And the Monkitail cocktail was very good!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birtyday cert special good and flavor

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, loved the chef sample menu, a little pricier but worth.

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DE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Quality of food is very low

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MB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service outstanding menu great presentation and perfect ambience

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LI
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing short ribs!! All the food here is absolutely amazing. You cannot go wrong with this place.

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SK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked it . Ambience is great. Food is delicious . Upscale .

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Honestly, save your money and health! Do not go here. They served us Uncooked, Raw, Pork Gyozas. After eating one and noting that something was off we had to ask the server to take it to the cook for confirmation because it was so dark that we could not see our food.

The only recourse the manager offered was to comp this item for us. As if that is a just way to treat someone you just poisoned with raw pork. No offer of, "hey if you have any health issues please contact me right away, here is my personal number" Nothing. Just comped $8 gyozas. Because that is what their customers are worth to them.

Our server was excellent, she was very kind and attentive, but the food was not fresh, and just awful. The Kobe beef and the Short rib skewers tasted like Socks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner and service!

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M
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service outstanding, thanks Linda

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