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“Heavenly bowls...”
Review of The Monk

The Monk
Ranked #19 of 2,765 Restaurants in Gurugram (Gurgaon)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$100
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Gurgaon
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Heavenly bowls...”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This is one of the staples... very tasty food. Simple settings... vegetable soba noodles with extra asparagus are a definite try. Used to love it earlier.. don't like the wait now.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank wanderer1807
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The_Monk_Gurgaon, Manager at The Monk, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for dropping by at The Monk and for sharing your valuable feedback with us. Our restaurant, The Monk boasts of modernistic zen-like setting where guests can choose from an array of delicacies in a relaxing ambience. We are delighted to know that you enjoy dining with us and loved the delicacies served. However, we did notice a minor concern of yours, regarding the pace of our service. We are disappointed to learn this and would like to inform that this one of the rarest instances at The Monk.

Once again, we thank you for your repeated patronage and for this review. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Best Regards,
Amit Jakhar
Food & Beverage Manager
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tastes Holier Than it Sounds”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Monk brings to you heaven in a bowl...
The decor is simple, nearly zen and comfortable. The restaurant is usually choc-a-bloc but has this strange bustling warmth to it. The bar stool laden quassi live counter (which actually is the kitchen) just adds to the conversational buzz around the table. Courteous staff, phenomenal jasmine tea and insanely snacky peanuts set the base for what has always been a great meal experience.

The menu is, simply put the most customizable I have ever seen and for once it doesn't hide behind fancy foreign words, just spells out ingredients and possibly food texture. I'd recommend the Celery Sauce & the Black pepper, amongst their more exotic sounding ones. Sticky rice, Noodle Soup or Pan Fried Noodles they ace them all. My Personal fav is the Black Bean Seafood with Pan fried noodles or sticky rice. The Portion is usually something you huff and puff to finish.
Another item worth mention is their dimsum especially the lamb. Wash it down with a beer or a even a wine selection (their neighboring restro - Terroir seems to have a pretty respectable wine list)
They place is pricey and is best suited to special occasions or a business dine out, but dont be surprised to see regulars there. Afterall, it is by far the best culinary offering the Galaxy Hotel (where it lies situated) has to offer (Howzatt not withstanding)

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Soumik
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The_Monk_Gurgaon, Manager at The Monk, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for dining with us and sharing your valuable feedback here on TripAdvisor. It fills us with immense pleasure to know that you had a more than satisfying dining experience at The Monk.

We are glad to receive your kind comments about the overall layout and services proffered by our restaurant. We specialize in offering healthy oriental cuisine and your special mention about the freshly prepared Dim Sums has been duly conveyed to the kitchen team. We take this opportunity to inform you that we also offer a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to provide a wholesome experience to our guests.

Once again, thank you for your support and patronage. We would deem it a privilege to serve you again.

Best Regards,
Amit Jakhar
Food & Beverage Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Good (Indian) Chinese restaurant in Gurgaon”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Been here a few times and its always busy and lively. The food is tasty and the variety is good. Its a chinese menu with an Indian twist of extra spices which is popular with guests. A plus point is that it is next to a micro brewery pub where you can order fresh beer from. Nothing really negative to say about this restaurant other than they need to sort the ventilation system out which at times can leave the restaurant smokey and uncomfortable.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jay N
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The_Monk_Gurgaon, Manager at The Monk, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Dear Jay,

We thank you for dining with us and we sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness of sharing your experience here.

We are glad to know that you had a pleasurable dining experience at The Monk. We offer authentic oriental cuisine which involves a wide range of delicacies prepared by our Chefs in an open live kitchen. We also offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to complete the whole dining experience for our patrons. We have noted your concern about the ventilation system and assure you that corrective actions will be taken at the soonest possible.

Once again, thank you for your valuable review. It would be an honor for us to serve you again.

Best Regards,
Amit Jakhar
Food & Beverage Manager
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Delhi
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Used to bet favourite Chinese place”
Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

Ambience: have always loved the open concept of the place.

Service: is always good.

Food: used to be great. A family of five, we ordered our usual favourites, both veg and non- veg. But the same freshness, crunchiness was not there.

The only good dish served that day was the prawns in coriander sauce. Lamb in black pepper sauce and chicken with cashewnuts and chillies was very average.

Value: a meal for five was for some 6k. We always found it worth it but not this time.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank AIOnTheGo
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The_Monk_Gurgaon, Manager at The Monk, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Dear Guest,

It is always a pleasure to host you and we are glad you have chosen to dine with us from time to time. Thank you for visiting us and also for sharing your constructive guest experience here on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to learn that you were impressed with our service areas as well as overall ambience of our restaurant. However, we are disappointed to learn that your experience was not perfect and we could not match the standards that our guests have come to expect from us.

Thank you for bringing into light our areas of improvement. Your valuable feedback helps us identify our areas of improvement and amend them at the earliest.

It was lovely to have you at The Monk again. We look forward to your continued patronage.

Best Regards,
Amit Jakhar
Food & Beverage Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
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“chineeeese food and not indian chinese”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

meals r good. its a great atmosphere. staff is couteous.
lunch time is generally crowded goven office goers visting

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Abansal77
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The_Monk_Gurgaon, Manager at The Monk, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant and also for sharing your review on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased that your dining experience at The Monk was great and you enjoyed our presentation and service. All our team-members feel encouraged by your kind comments and would like to thank you for your appreciation.

Once again, we are grateful for your review and it would be great to welcome you sometime soon.

Best Regards,
Amit Jakhar
Food & Beverage Manager
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