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Beirut, Lebanon
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

UPDATE: MONKS in Ashrafiyeh has unfortunately closed down (it seems for good) Although, you can still catch their Thai menu at Tsunami...I recommend going to the Backyard branch. It's not as good as used to be, but it's still pretty good Thai for Beirut. Pad Thai is pretty good Lemon Chicken as well

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Thank Sadek M
Lebanon
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

The green curry chicken is a must try! It is very tasty and the spices and coconut make it special! The seating area can be better however, this is compensated with the good food.

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Thank Nay_Mouawad
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172 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Its one of those fusion kind of places, the thai and japanese fusion, sushi with extra spicy chicken noodles kinda thing The place is cosy was almost empty which scared me at first, but after tasting their food.i fell for it its definitely a nice place, ta st y food and would for sure come back again! Not expensive and... More 

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Thank hani b
Beirut
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

I have eaten in Monks many many times, almost once per month, since several years. Most patrons order sushi, while they should go for the Thai instead. I admit one thing: the Pad Thai is horrible. I have pointed that out many times before. Their Mussaman Curry is downright awesome, the green curry is delicious, and the chicken cashew nuts... More 

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jakarta
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

We loved Tsunami before it moved in with Monks. We went to Monks on Friday night and decided to get a mix of sushi and Thai food. Big mistake. While the sushi chefs are still doing very good sushi and sashimi the same certainly can't be said for their Thai counterparts. Like previous reviewers the sushi came out a long... More 

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Thank Gitz
Beirut, Lebanon
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

I dined here recently for the first time. Two in my group ordered sushi while I ordered Thai food. The sushi came in a slow but tolerable amount of time, but no Thai food. We asked for it, and after another 10 minutes or so were told that it had been forgotten, and the waitress asked if I still wanted... More 

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Thank American_Overseas
Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Finally a Thai place in Beirut. it's awesome, just a bit overpriced. The green curry and the spicy fish we got were finger licking good.

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Thank Nour S
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was my second visit following a bad experience 2 years ago. Back then, we waited for ever to get our ordered food and the manager was apologetic to the extent that I refrained from writing what I thought. We came back last night, with the same group and had the same bad experience while on top getting a less... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

There are not many Asian restaurants in Beirut - but this one is definitely a great place to go to. Very tasty food, reasonable prices (for Beirut standards). A small minus: Rice plates are charged extra.

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Thank Joyce A
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I went there with my friends for the first time. They have very good sushi at very good prices. The service was good, not too long but relatively good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?