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Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #350 of 493 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Thai
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
jakarta
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We loved Tsunami before it moved in with Monks. We went to Monks on Friday night and decided to get a mix of sushi and Thai food. Big mistake. While the sushi chefs are still doing very good sushi and sashimi the same certainly can't be said for their Thai counterparts. Like previous reviewers the sushi came out a long... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I dined here recently for the first time. Two in my group ordered sushi while I ordered Thai food. The sushi came in a slow but tolerable amount of time, but no Thai food. We asked for it, and after another 10 minutes or so were told that it had been forgotten, and the waitress asked if I still wanted... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Finally a Thai place in Beirut. it's awesome, just a bit overpriced. The green curry and the spicy fish we got were finger licking good.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was my second visit following a bad experience 2 years ago. Back then, we waited for ever to get our ordered food and the manager was apologetic to the extent that I refrained from writing what I thought. We came back last night, with the same group and had the same bad experience while on top getting a less... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are not many Asian restaurants in Beirut - but this one is definitely a great place to go to. Very tasty food, reasonable prices (for Beirut standards). A small minus: Rice plates are charged extra.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I went there with my friends for the first time. They have very good sushi at very good prices. The service was good, not too long but relatively good.

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Beirut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

very bad service & not a clean restaurant!! The order took 1h to arrive, while bringing the food one plate fell on the floor, they were passing by no one touched it for like 15 mins... very bad smell & table not clean at all... no one passed by our tabke to ask if everything is ok.... do not recommend... More

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beirut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We arrived at 10.30pm, they said kitchen is still open. Waitress got my order number 157 instead of 57, didn't admit mistakes and was looking at me as if I killed her son, luckily another waitress came "understanding English better", I had to explain AGAIN the difference between 157 and 57 even felt I was in interrogation and FINALLY waitress... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This place is good for a casual night out with solid food and good service. They do take away as well, which is quite nice. A few things that throw it off: the atmosphere inside is not the greatest with a phone line ringing quite loudly and frequently, their interpretation of crispy duck is deep fried, very limited noodle options... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Amazing food, great atmosphere! I'm a regular customer and go there every chance I get. The monks kai is out of this world and the starters are really good. Try it, it's a must. RNNN

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Thai

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