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Drunken Monkey


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Inaka Miso Soup
country style wakame, tofu and vegetables
Hakusai Kimchi
spicy home made nappa cabbage pickles
cucumber and bean threads in sweet vinegar
snow crab sunomo
octopus sunomono
Grilled Beets
garlic infused olive oil
Agedashi Tofu
fried tofu with sweet mirin soy sauce
Nasu Miso-shigi
braised japanese eggplant in sweet chili miso
Veggie Gyoza
pan fried and steamed, served with true ponzu
Goma-ae Spinach
blanched spinach with two kind of sesame sauce
japanese pork pot sticker
Curry Mochiko Chicken
crispy fried curry flavored chicken in flour rice
Stir-fried Garlic Serrano Prawns
stir-fried with rock salt, serrano chili, mixed herbs
Shaking Beef
all natural bistro tender beef, wok sauteed with vegetables, served with lime salt dip
Shio Kama Hamachi
grilled yellow tail collar with rock salt
Roasted Honey "cha-shu" Donburi
honey garlic oven baked pork over rice
Yakiniku Grilled Beef Donburi
grilled thin beef in sesame & ginger marinade
Seafood Tempura Donburi
assorted seafood tempura , ask your server for fresh fish
Unagi Kabayaki Donburi
broiled eel on rice
Grilled Daily Fresh Fish Donburi
in chipotle sesame ginger sauce
Cone Shaped Hand Rolls
steamed monk fish liver and cucumber
broiled eel with cucumber
tempura black cod
Karashi Maguro
spicy chili scallion tuna
Karashi Hotate
spicy sea scallop
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
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews sushi calamari noodles goma ae honey ribs shaking beef shashimi soups asian dishes favorite dish melt in your mouth our server was very friendly long wait tahoe city great dinner outside seating worth the wait
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got seated fairly quickly as we were just two of us. It took a while to have someone come to take our order. We ordered a bottle of sake, vegetable tempura, grilled tuna and hamachi kama (the fatty and soft collar section of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 331saibals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fod was great. I had Ho Fun Noodles and he had sesame ginger beef v rice bowl. Both were lovely on a cool day. I look forward to coming back for sushi. Busy. Brown rice tea interesting.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lyneah M
Reviewed 16 January 2019

My husband has been raving about Drunken Monkey's kawari edamame starter for a year and I finally got here. Quite a kick, but absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed the calamari starter. The gyoza was fine, but I've had better... not crispy enough for my taste....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lissa74
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We were told 45 min -1.5 hours and waited over 2 hours- by the time we were served it was 2.5 hours. Instead of being apologetic, the waitstaff was defensive and food,although ok, was nowhere worth the wait.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kindra S
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We had delicious Ramen! I ordered the Dan Dan noodles which my husband and son agreed was better then the beef ramen but both were very good. Also enjoyed the edamame and potstickers. This place does s booming business so be prepared to wait a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nametaken5
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the calamari, wise monkey, shaken beef and Dan Dan noodles among the four of us. Reasonable priced and good service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

In the past I had held drunken monkey in quite high regards. Not so much anymore. We waited forever for our order to be taken, the sushi was pretty bland, and the prices did not match the quality of food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tootall424
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best sushi restaurants I have been to. I eat here as often as I can. Great selection of terriffic rolls. Love it here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frank T
Reviewed 3 October 2018

On a Wednesday, there was no wait. Outdoor seating was pleasant as was the service. The beef brisket ramen special of the day was exactly what I had been craving especially with the extra gai lan which turned out to be bok choy. I was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank D9047CQsarahw
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

After a 45 minute wait, we got a table. Ordering and getting food was even slower. The edamame was the very good, but the sushi was average at best. I’ve had better for sure. Go eat at the restaurants in historic Truckee instead.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnrD2791JM
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