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Drunken Monkey

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11253 Brockway Rd Ste 105, Truckee, CA 96161-3358
+1 530-582-9755
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food, close to the hotel. Yum yum. Good food, close to the hotel. Yum yum. Good food, close to the hotel. Yum yum.

Thank ShaneFleming
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Food is ok, but the service is a joke. I will never, ever return here. I used to like this place but I refuse to be treated so poorly.

Thank Mikey C
Murrieta, California
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434 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

DM has fresh sashimi that tastes amazing! Presentation is always perfect. Love the numerous rolls we have tried over the years, as well as the noodle dishes. There is something for everyone, including non sushi eaters. Nice clean interior and friendly staff.

Thank JAE2512
Marbella, Spain
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198 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

After it took 8 hours to go a grand 24.93 miles from Reno to Truckee, before checking into the last room available at the Best Western hotel next door --our reservation guaranteed for late arrival-- we parked and immediately headed to the Drunken Monkey. Thankfully, we know and love the restaurant, because the young woman whose job it was to... More 

Thank Lynnclaire D
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped by the Drunken Monkey after a day of skiing at North Star. The sushi/sashimi was excellent. Service was on point. We had a poke appetizer, rolls, sashimi, miso soup, and edamame. All were fresh, tasty, and well presented. If you feeling like sushi, I would recommend a visit. A hot bowl of miso right after the being on the... More 

Thank Michael B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Terrific fresh healthy food! Great service! We were stranded in a blizzard and had to stay the night in Truckee and found this great place! We are Japanese food fanatics and this place exceeded expectations! Thanks guys! 💟

Thank JBSculley
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I went with two friends who had the red dragon and alpenglow roll. I opted for the hor-fun noodles. The service from the waiter was unfriendly and pretentious and the noodles and calamari were tasteless and rubbery. The red dragon sushi was okay, the alpenglow however was unremarkable. Not a place I'd visit again.

Thank CyberXploits
Truckee, California
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247 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is my families favorite Truckee restaurant. Great location with a courtyard outgrowth for the kids to roam in while waiting. Amazing Sushi but to us the highlight is the multiple noodle dishes they have. The street noodles are amazing. Great Stuff for a date of with kids.

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
Truckee, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife used to live in Tokyo and I've frequented there many times - so we have a decent handle on good Japanese cuisine. Sam's food at DM is first rate and we dine here often. Ask about their Shabu-Shabu in the winter season!

Thank Derek M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Best sushi in Tahoe and Reno hands down. We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened and it is always our first choice. Large pieces of fish that are always fresh. The calamari is second to none...Sam the head chef is amazing . Check out his photography on the walls too.

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11253 Brockway Rd Ste 105, Truckee, CA 96161-3358
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-582-9755
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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