MONOMONO

4.6
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$30 and under
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Asian
MONOMONO is a beloved East Village destination where its signature Asian Fusion meets flower-garnished soju cocktails, various and unique music playing everyday. Located at 116 E. Fourth St., the design combines art deco musical antiques, modernist quasi-industrial elements and 15,000 vinyl records encased along its walls. The effect is delectable, elevating musical appetites while providing more conventional nourishment in the form of robustly flavored fare.
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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Didn’t get our orders taken until we asked the busser to send over a waitress; sauce on chicken was pretty good but the chicken itself was not amazing. Took forever to get the check— had to go up and ask for that from the busser too.

Surprisingly not great. Pretty restaurant, but that’s about it.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience. They don’t have a full bar, but the drinks they do make is a creation of art.

Also only accept cash or AMEX.

TW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks! I got the Cherry one and it was over the top.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The place looks great, but it was the worst service I’ve ever experienced. Such a disappointment.

MR
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall excellent! Great atmosphere, good menu, friendly staff, diverse cocktails. The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars for service was because the cocktails took a very long time to make and arrive. Our appetizer was delivered quickly and we finished half before our drinks came....
But they were delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking in there was a whole new experience, records rotating and the side seats for two made you look like you are in a portrait.

Food was okay, loved the fries and the spicy chicken wasn’t spicy at all.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

This is pretty impressed with the decoration and stuff with a romantic environment. Food are great and reasonable price but service is pretty slow

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! And I would say the environment fits the vibes for the weekend. I loved my drink that looked incredibly beautiful!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Friends farewell

SX
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Choices are not many on menu, expect more next time haha. Im a jazz lover and I found my BBKing's album in the book shelf haha! The atmosphere is good anyway. Oh the food we ordered, they are like scented artwork. Used simplest materials to make the most natural taste, and each taste of food materials are connected. Not so much in one meal but really good quality and memory of the smelling and taste. Not expensive too. Hope can find out new on menu. Definitely recommend it to my friends.
Nice!

YZ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

It's a really cool spot. Great ambient! However, it was understaffed on a wednesday night and we waited a long time to be served. The servers were very nice and friendly. The food is okay, but for the price tag I expected something better. The drinks are great!! Will come back for drinks!

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Would I recommend MonoMono - maybe, it ought to be amazing, the interior design is stunning. The food is good (but if it's Korean food you are after there are better) The Truffle Japchae glass noodles and Octopus were outstanding. The portions were perhaps a little on the small side, but the thing that really lets this place down is the service. The folks there were very nice but it was extremely slow, they told us 3/4 of the way through the meal that one dish wasn't available, we had a 30+min wait to get the drinks that we ordered... etc. So here's the thing, if you're not in a hurry and maybe just had a drink elsewhere try this place, it's worth seeing as the place is stunning (Harry Potter in an antique record shop).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

very slow food service, each dish took 30 minutes to arrive

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the feeling here, have a great night with my
girlfriend

NP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful chef and attentive service in a very unusual space! The menu was slightly limited; given the tone of the place and the menu the restaurant really could use an entrée sized fish choice.
regards!

LK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, slow, no AC, food wasn't very good.

e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful space! One of the most interesting and unique dining spaces in NYC, not cookie cutter at all. Love the greenery. The food is good too. The fried chicken wings were especially fantastic. We had to order another round just because it was so good. The truffle japchae was a delicious surprise too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Service needs to be improved, every time i est there they take forever to take your order, your drinks come after your food, you have to ask them to refil your water because heaven forbid they come and check on your table. But the food is amazing there and would love to continue going back as long as they get this service in order.

ND
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cool place, good vibe, good food, good service. We really liked the LP library feel, very Seoul-hipster vibe - in a good way. Food is good (without necessarily being sensational - though we munched through a few orders of chicken wings). Drinks put a Korean spin on the classics - shoju martini, for e.g. The draft pilsner was excellent. Recommended.

h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the drinks!

AR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding. I have no other words but how lovely of a night it was!

GI
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice ambience with no noise. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great decor and vibe. The best thing about this place is the interior design whoever did this did an amazing job. The food is good not insanely good but tasty. The decor is what struck me the most.

CC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal, setting, staff, and DELICIOUS FOOD could not be more incredible. All with some of the most reasonable prices in the city. Superb in every aspect!

ST
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Cute atmosphere but smells strongly like a flower shop and food and drinks are are very overpriced

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing!! The ambiance is great, all the food we had was phenomenal and the drinks were delicious! Such a unique vibe, I would absolutely go there again.

MH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing truffle mushroom noodle dish—a must get! A very unique atmosphere!

MB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went there to taste their famous cocktails but the bartender was out for some emergency so we could only have some wine . Disappointed :( But the food was delicious!! We had monomono wings, grilled octopus and wedge potatoes. We were seated in a booth, surrounded by books, it was great, we really likes the decor and ambiance. Overall a nice experience although we would have prefered to be able to taste the cocktails.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The space is wonderful! So happy they’re back in business. Went on a Tuesday so it was very quiet which was desired. Service was good. Our server was very nice and personable. Chicken was as expected; crispy, flavorful, juicy. The rest of the menu was just ok. Sad that they moved away from Korean fusion because for me they were the first to do it really well but chefs change. Maybe they’ll further develop the menu with time.

ST
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The decor and atmosphere was pretty, rustic, unique and cool. Service was attentive and friendly. Cocktails was unique and good. We tried the coco cane mojito and blueberry cocktails and it was very good, a bit pricey but it was worth trying. We ordered a bunch of apps and entrees to share, this way we can try a bunch. The chicken wings were one of our favorite along with the grilled octopus which was tender and perfectly cooked. The skirt steak was cooked well to medium rare as it should be. The grilled shrimp was fresh however not much flavor. The truffle japchae was a bit sweet which we didn’t care for. Overall, it’s a cool place to try out!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seats were uncomfortable. But cool ambiance and food service. Food was good.

WT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant but menu seemed limited

GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I wish they would have told us it was cash only BEFORE we ordered.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great soju!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it! So nice!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere - one of my favorite in all of NYC. Good and cocktails are amazing!

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Food was great and place was beautiful

K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very trendy and awesome decor. There's a mobile track on the ceiling circling with classic records attached to clips - very cool. Music was a perfect. Best part was the food. We shared 6 tapas dishes among 4 people. Each dish was a greater WOW factor including the wings. Wings are a must. Highly recommend. BRING CASH OR AMEX ONLY.

BS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This is a cool place with a unique ambiance and good food. The service left something to be desired and the drinks took a forever but overall we enjoyed ourselves.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great date night spot. Speakeasy vibe with plants and book records, but not as up-tight and still reasonably priced. Good food including the fried chicken. Very kind wait staff, nice and accommodating.

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