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“Good food. Poor Service. Dirty high chair.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Monk

The Monk
Galaxy Hotel Shopping Spa | Sector 15 Part 2, NH-8, Gurgaon, India
91-124-4868000
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Ranked #22 of 1,186 Restaurants in Gurgaon
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New Delhi
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food. Poor Service. Dirty high chair.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Food was good. They took 20 minutes to serve desserts. The high chair given to small children was greasy and dirty.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming to monk since the time it opened up in gurgaon. Though the initial experience's were all good, this time however it was most disappointing. The host escorted us to our table and handed us two menu's which were both dirty. I had to personally wipe the menu. Ordered beer from howzatt which they serve at the rest. And as always it nvr failed to charm us. Ordered a starter, teppan chicken in lemon grass which was served after 20mins and was almost burnt. Had to have it changed but by the time it came we were already finished with our beer. There was a slight improvement with the main course where we had ordered for 2 sticky rice bowls, but the taste was bland and no amount of condiments could help enhance the taste. The only part of the meal i think was enjoyable was the beer and that itself was not of the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Gurgaon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“THE CHINESE DELIGHT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Monk, one of the restaurants in The Galaxy, Gurgaon is my favourite place whenever I feel like having Chinese food. As it is, the hotel itself is a wonderful place and the food is simply yummy. One has to book the table in advance especially in the evening as all lovers of Chinnese food seem to beeline for the place. The ambiance is wonderful and so is the menu. If you are looking for the best possible and authentic Chinese food The Monk is the place. They have an elaborate menu covering all the dishes. We were told that the ingredients are specially flown from China to have that unique touch. Chinese tea served on the house o go with the food is very refreshing. My husband is not very fond of Chinese food but he never says no whenever I suggest going to the Monk.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Appalling service. Dirty tables.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Horrifying experience. We're regulars at their saket joint. After making us wait for over an hour, by telling us it would take them 15 minutes They lead us to a dirty table, take over 15 minutes in reaching us after offering us the menu. A 10-15 minute delay is understandable. But misleading us by giving an incorrect estimate was not tolerated. Otherwise, the food quality was good and delivered fast, but the dirty sticky table; napkins and spoons shoved into a corner killed the meal. We won't be visiting anytime soon.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Chinese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Good clean Chinese food; and as authentic as it can get in India! I love their style – open kitchen, food served in deep bowls instead of plates (so helpful when your eating Asian), sticky rice options (I find that in so few places), and food cooked to your specifications (they make it just the way I like it). Love their steamed Basa in soy ginger – so delicate, so flavourful, the fish just melts in your mouth: lovely!

Visited December 2012
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