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“Amazing wedding dinner at Monai!”
Review of Monai

Ranked #3 of 177 Restaurants in Klaipeda
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I must say that the fantastic experience began before we even set foot in the restaurant. Julius was most helpful and accommodating throughout the booking process - especially considering that we were arranging this all from London for the special occasion; to celebrate our marriage with our immediate family. It was a very smooth and considerate reservation process which we very much appreciate.

We were warmly greeted on the day, and a partition of the restaurant had kindly been arranged - keeping a very intimate and private feel for us and our guests. With a glass-wall view into the kitchen, it was truly a fantastic setting!

The most lovely member of staff introduced herself to us as Ana Babariko who looked after us for our entire stay - please do pass on our gratitude to her for making such a special experience on such a special day for us! Also fluent in English, she kindly took the time to explain to my husband the English translation of the menu items and make sure that he was made to feel at home. Always with a smile and charm, we have not been graced by meeting a better host!! We were also greatly impressed that the team had even taken the time to print out date-stamped menus for our specific choices - and even in both languages!!

The food itself was not just exciting in flavour, but was met with superb and exciting presentation. The ingredients had all been freshly prepared (we were even able to see the magic all happen from our table!) and the dishes were certainly an incredible combination of ingredients - most notably the parsley ice cream was out of this world. Although my husband does not usually eat desserts, he could not help but ask for a second helping - which is as high a compliment as I've seen when it comes to desserts!

All of the dishes were cooked to perfection and served at proper temperature. The chef team was also fantastic. With a privileged insight into the functionality of the Monai kitchen, we were able to witness the professional young team of chefs work with both passion and flare - a passion which we feel is sadly diminishing as of late. It was an enjoyable experience to be able to see directly into the running of the back of house, and we must comment that Tomas Jakas (who was kind enough to also extend pleasant wedding wishes to us) had an extraordinary command of his kitchen. We saw him work with an unparalleled level of precision and an even envious level of finesse! Please do pass on our gratitude to Tomas also - it was an honour to witness his work.

In conclusion - the experience which we were so kindly endowed by all of the team at Monai was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best way which were able to celebrate our wedding with family. Please accept our deepest gratitude for such a wonderful evening! We will be sure to stop by again soon!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Amzina M
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The second of the best restaurants in Lithuania in 2018!

First: top-level service!
You can see how the chef and his team are cooking your meal.

Food: beautifully served and delicious. We ate vegetable soup, veal liver and dessert with caramel.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 393kristinaa
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Was travelling in Klaipeda and decided to drop into Monai after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. From starters, to mains and then dessert, plus a wine or 2 with dinner, our meal could not have been better. The food was exquisite and the flavours matched perfectly to the protein. The wine list was small but perfectly matched for the food offering.

We were able to watch the food prep in the kitchen from our table and the team worked like a well oiled machine. The cleanliness of the kitchen and attention to detail on the plate are a credit to the team.

The wait staff were great and attentive. Overall a great night out.

The best in Klaipeda for sure.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stu2478
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a light lunch and this was a pleasant surprise! Nice and friendly staff and a plain and simple menu. We tried a few different meals and they all tasted very good!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

....one of the best restaurants I have visited, period. Service was top-notch, the kitchen was excellent, the accompanying wines and craft beers were superbly recommended and enjoyed... Try this place, you will NOT be disappointed!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PerTheViV
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