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“Good asian food” 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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“Good asian food”
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 noodle dish was mostly noodles with some veggies, mushrooms and a small order of pork. Wines by the glass for Cabernet and Pinot noir were $9 each. Service was friendly and efficient. There is ample parking in the lot behind the restaurant, which is located in a small shopping center, adjacent to the roundabout. Reservations are only accepted for large parties.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Davis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Excellent food, so-so service”
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 take and we can decide if we want it or not). When we successfully ordered take-out on a different night, it was not ready by the estimated time. Then when we ate at the restaurant, they were extremely slow in clearing the table from the guests before us, and while the server was very good overall, she vanished when it was time to pay the bill. I would get food there again because it was so tasty, but my impression is that they don't really know how to handle the crowds that they get.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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“Sushi in Truckee?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice casual staff. Very tasty and imaginative rolls. Decent tempura. I love the Sapporo on tap. And the recommended sake was all advertised. Melons, coconut, etc.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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“Great Asian in Truckee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went to Truckee on a Truckee Thursday .... Very busy and was unable to get dinner on main street without a long wait. On Road from Truckee to Tahoe you will find this gem in a little complex. Great Sushi and asian fusion.

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West Jordan, Utah
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“Great food, Slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Waited for while to finally get a table, but the food was worth the wait. Great sushi options, and the Steak donburi was yummy! Good for families, especially if they like sushi! Would return.

Visited July 2014
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