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11253 Brockway Rd #105, Truckee, CA
530-582-9755
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner
Description: We have created a place where you can enjoy Asian style tapas, sushi...
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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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's good, but loud with a crowd

Ate here our first night in Truckee (I mistakenly said that was Marg's in my Marg's review-- we ate lunch at Marg's, not dinner-- sorry!). We were staying next door at Hotel Truckee-Tahoe (now a Best Western) so it was nice not having to drive anywhere after a day of travel. The place was packed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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orange county, ca
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English first
Stanford, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is okay, pretty good for Truckee, where the food is not like the Bay Area. We've been a few times, service can be slow and the sushi is mediocre. Sorry for being so critical, we have a favorite place at home and this doesn't compare.

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Petaluma, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great food! More of a $$ to $$$ range. Worth it, though. Would definitely come back. The calamari was to die for!

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orange county, ca
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ate here our first night in Truckee (I mistakenly said that was Marg's in my Marg's review-- we ate lunch at Marg's, not dinner-- sorry!). We were staying next door at Hotel Truckee-Tahoe (now a Best Western) so it was nice not having to drive anywhere after a day of travel. The place was packed on a Sunday around 6pm,... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Boyfriend and I really enjoyed this place. He's a vegetarian and there were ample options, including the fantastic eggplant starter and zested edamame. The handroll I tried was tasty as well as the shanghai noodles. Server was super friendly and attentive, decor was nice (every establishment in Tahoe has to have their jumbo photos of sunsets over the lake evidently).... More 

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Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Love this new find! Great clean fresh tasting blends of fresh foods..... The service was top notch.... the restaurant was a bit dark and hard to find where to enter, but..... worth the find!

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sushi was great, as was the service! Close to many of the places to stay in Truckee. Visited on a Monday evening and the place was surprisingly busy, but service was still top notch.

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San Jose, CA
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very busy and a long wait, considering our party of four didn't have a dinner reservation. However, the food was delicious and the service was really great.

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Los Angeles
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A Japanese fusion in Truckee with excellent and eclectic menu selections, good brews and very friendly help. Moderate prices. A terrific place we return to often.

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11253 Brockway Rd #105, Truckee, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: 530-582-9755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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!!!
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

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