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“love those ribs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Drunken Monkey

Drunken Monkey
11253 Brockway Rd #105, Truckee, CA
530-582-9755
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Ranked #24 of 86 Restaurants in Truckee
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, 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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“love those ribs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We've eaten at Drunken Monkey twice and enjoyed the food overall. Black bean spareribs is very good and at 7 meaty ribs it makes a nice appetizer for 3 or 4 people. Tempura tasted fine but I like it crispy and when I held up the shrimp it bent in half. Tried several different sushi and the only one that was disappointing was the salmon skin hand roll. The salmon skin was deep fried so long that all I could taste was the burnt salmon skin so it was inedible. Other places would grill or bake the skin.

We ordered green tea ice cream for dessert and one of our dinner partners said "yuck" when the waitress suggested the beet ice cream. When she brought our ice cream she also bought a small scoop of the beet ice cream for us to taste. The guy who said "yuck" ended up eating half the beet ice cream. It was delicious.

Servers are very friendly and the ambiance is pleasant but it could get noisy when full because of the concrete floor.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Soup is good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Drunkin monkey is good, I liked the food but was not blown away. Sushi is good but like everything in truckee it is expensive. Nice to not have to go downtown.

Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, CA
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Pricey, but it's great to have a restaurant in Truckee that serves something other than burgers, burritos, etc. Not that the burgers, burritos, etc are bad or anything, but variety is welcome!

My husband and I have enjoyed a couple of meals here, and always enjoy ourselves. Service is great, the atmosphere is great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Allen, Texas
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“Good place for sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here during the week. It was not busy as it's the end of ski season soon. We ordered some sushi rolls and nigiri. My husband had the bento box lunch which had teriyaki salmon among other things. We all enjoyed our meals. The service was good. We'll be back on future visits.

Visited March 2014
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Truckee, California
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“Good Sushi and Sashimi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good local Sushi bar and restaurant. Food is excellent, service is top notch, especially Jamie. Easy place to meet. Good local atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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