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Drunken Monkey

11253 Brockway Rd #105, Truckee, CA
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Ranked #34 of 100 Restaurants in Truckee
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner
Description: We have created a place where you can enjoy Asian style tapas, sushi, sake, beer and wine in a unique lounge setting. Our staff has the food and beverage knowledge to guide you and their friendly and punctual service will make your dining experience one to remember. Whether you choose to sit at the Sushi bar, the Sake bar, or in the main dining area , we provide a menu to peruse but also encourage you to order "Omakase" (chef's choice).Our Chef, Osamu (Sam) Okamoto, has over 20 years of Asian and French cuisine experience, as well as extensive experience in Vegetarian and Vegan meals. We proudly offer dishes to please your preference. All our cuisines are innovatively creative, skillfully prepared and affordably priced. Throughout the restaurant and in the Sake lounge we offer a robust selection of sake, Japanese and micro brewed beer, and varietal wines to be paired with your meal, sampled by themselves or taken to be enjoyed at home.Super high quality ingredients, innovative menu, easy on the wallet, knowledgeable helpful service, simply superb food!!!
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English first
Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This place was hoping when I went and it was hard getting a seat. Personally I didn't like the food. Didn't seem fresh. I am not sure why it was so busy. Won't try again

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San Carlos, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Our family of four loves Drunken Monkey. The little kids (5 and 10) get the generous portion of Kid's Noodles and add tofu or chicken. We always start with the calamari and follow it up with sushi. We've never tried the other dishes and we can't comment on those. (If it ain't broke...) We tend to avoid DM during crowded... More 

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Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went here with couple friends on ski trip. We had sashimi n couple rolls. Definitely got food poisoning- all 3 of us!!.. Could not even ride next day!!

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Elk Grove, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

First it's a little hard to figure out where to enter. Then the waitstaff ignored us. Our party of six stepped into the bar area (3 steps to the left) where the staff seemed more interested in their phones then their customers. We left without any contact from the staff.

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Chico, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We dropped in here for a quick meal based on the advice of the desk at Cedar House Sport Hotel, which is just up the street. We had a light meal, but everything we had was beyond excellent; both food presentation and quality were top notch. To put that claim in perspective, I've lived in Japan and enjoyed great sushi... More 

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Truckee, Ca
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The sushi is good. But don't try any of the "specials" they are typically overpriced and, if cooked, are oily. Beware accepting recommendations for special sake from the owner. They are delicious, but expensive!

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Truckee, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

WoW!!!!! by far my favorite sushi place and it's close to home for me. fabulous wait staff, amazing menu, extensive sake and sushi menu, Sam (the owner) makes amazing dishes, they have great specials and Happy Hour menu also, reservations better for party of 4 or more but walk in welcome and there is outdoor seating, another place to make... More 

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Truckee, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Everything on the menu at the Drunken Monkey is good but I especially like the calamari. It is melt in your mouth fresh.

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Top Contributor
818 reviews 818 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We sat outside in the evening, even though there were no heat lamps and it was fine. Restaurant inside gets noisy and crowded, especially on a Saturday night in August. We enjoyed the street noodles with pork and the the teriyaki chicken with small salad. The chicken was a better value as it was a nice size order while the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had two great meals here, one take-out and one at the restaurant. Both times, the food was excellent -- really flavorful with high quality ingredients. However, the service was a bit off. The first time we tried to order take-out, they said they were too busy to offer take-out. (Who says that? Just tell us how long it will... More 

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Additional Information about Drunken Monkey

Address: 11253 Brockway Rd #105, Truckee, CA
Phone Number: 530-582-9755
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Asian

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