Near Baydoun mosquee in Ashrafieh


Monks – Ashrafieh

Thai and Japanese Cuisine, Warm Atmosphere

3.83(12 votes)



Ashrafieh, Beirut


Between 23$ and 45$

Review by Souad

Lovely restaurant with bamboo exterior design and nice atmosphere. The restaurant offers two menus: Monks menu for Thai cuisine and Tsunami menu for Japanese cuisine. The Japanese cuisine is great, the Thai however could definitely be improved.

The restaurant is open in the evenings and serves only Japanese on Mondays. During peak times, the service staff seems stressed and overwhelmed.

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For Thai menu: salads, soups, noodles, meat…
For Japanese menu: sushi, sashimi, maki, soups….

Suitable for vegetarians. Serves alcohol.



Near Baydoun mosquee in Ashrafieh

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3 Reviews

  • by mehenelik   1 review, 2 helpful votes.
    Oct 16, 2013 at 00:51

    Nice setting. Quiet from the road thanks to a nice bamboo fence on the outside. Price very reasonable. But when it comes to Thai food (what we were looking for) it's a totally different story. The spring rolls were basically raw veggies. The fried duck was definitely fried but in some old and overused and smelly oïl. The "fried" fish was well overcooked. The mixed rice was tasteless with a few lost pieces of chicken, all served in a surprisingly big dish. We tried. We will not come back.
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  • by bill   3 reviews, 1 helpful vote.
    Sep 2, 2012 at 22:41

    Their sushi was very good. Their thai, on the other hand, needed some chef's experience I'd say... I'm a big fan of pad thai, it was a little dry, and a bigger fan of the coconut sauce, it tasted nothing like it! But again, it's an alright place if you are not that picky! :)
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  • by Farah   5 reviews, 10 helpful votes.
    Jun 15, 2012 at 14:19

    Monk is a lovely restaurant.. I love it but when I first went there the pieces where bigger now they are getter smaller but still tastes good.
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