While the name may tickle your funny bone and tempt you into visiting this hot spot, it’s the high energy, low maintenance atmosphere and tasty sushi that will convince you to stay! The Drunken Monkey Restaurant is one of our personal favorites, offering fresh sushi, small plates, and some of the best sake in town. Open every day of the week from 11:30 AM until 9 PM (9:30 on Friday and Saturday nights), this moderately priced restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Located at 11253 Brockway Road in Truckee
Hidden away in a bucolic natural setting, you may find yourself driving past the Drunken Monkey in Truckee at first, but please turn around and try again; it’s worth the effort to taste the wonders that lie within! Built of weathered wood and glass in the style of a wealthy landowner’s cabin, a small patio offers a charming place to dine during the warmer days of summer. Inside, the polished wood sushi bar is warm and welcoming and offers a stunning contrast to the treats found inside the chilled display case. The smiling faces of the sushi chefs will bring a feeling of good will to all the patrons, while the charm and casual ambience of the restaurant makes everyone feel right at home.
Who’s Up for Sake?
If you never tried sake before, your Lake Tahoe vacation is the perfect time to start! Sake is the kind of drink that goes down light and easy, never weighs heavy on a full stomach, and packs a punch that will make you grateful you chose to use a taxi or ride share service to drive you back to your Tahoe Signature Properties rental at the end of the night! It’s also the perfect drink to accompany the freshly prepared sushi found at the Drunken Monkey Restaurant. It will be a toss-up as to which is the best part of your night, the sushi or the sake?
In addition to the aforementioned sushi, the Drunken Monkey offers a full menu of appetizers and other cooked meals, including noodles and rice bowls. A kid’s noodle bowl can have chicken, tofu, or shrimp added to it to ensure your child’s hunger is conquered, and the tempura dishes are flavorful and generously proportioned. Offering a little something for everyone’s taste preferences, the Drunken Monkey in Truckee, CA may soon become your new favorite dining spot!
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