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Monk & Me

Hawthorn East · Asian, Malaysian · $$$$
Excellent
5.0/6
59 Reviews

About Monk & Me

Tucked away on Evans Place, Monk & Me is a quirky Malaysian hawker-style restaurant decked out with lavish red walls, zen-like decor and a jazzy soundtrack playing the smoothest songs to match the mood. With lunchtime deals and special banqueting menus, Monk & Me is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a big group meal, an intimate dinner date or a business lunch, drawing in diners from all over Melbourne to their Hawthorn location.

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Address

Monk & Me
9 Evans Place, Hawthorn East
Melbourne 3123

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Entrées

Satay Chicken – 2 per serve Gluten Free

Marinated chicken skewers topped with homemade spicy peanut sauce
A$7.00

Sassy’s Egg – 4 per serve Gluten Free

Deep fried egg omelette with diced potatoes, glass noodles and coated with biscuits and seaweed crumbs.
A$7.00

Aroi Scallops – 2 per serve

Diced scallop with lemongrass, onions, mints and almond flakes in Thai style soya bean paste, served on prawn cracker.
A$9.00
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Chef's Recommendations

Nasi Pattaya

Malay style fried rice with prawns, calamari, diced potatoes, onions, spring onions and bean curd in turmeric sauce, wrapped with a plain omelette.
A$15.50

Okra-Wakra

Pan fried chicken ham wrapped okra, served with black bean sauce.
A$17.00

Trane’s Salmon

Pan fried salmon fillet with pumpkin and string beans in sweet and spicy tamarind sauce
A$27.00
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Chicken

Kung Poh Chicken Gluten Free

Wok-tossed chicken breast in a blend of spices, fresh ginger roots, dried chillies, carrots, snow peas, onions and spring onions garnished with cashews
A$22.50

Ayam Kapitan

Grilled chicken thighs with potato in a spicy blend of tomato based sauce with turmeric, garlic, ginger, lime leaves, coconut milk, lemon juice garnished with steamed snow peas and chillies.
A$23.00

Tony’s Kai

Grilled chicken fillet with steamed pumpkin and yellow squash in a spicy blend of tomato based sauce with lemongrass, turmeric, galangal and chillies.
A$23.00
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Seafood

Spicy Calamari

Wok-tossed lightly battered calamari with rice wine, spicy seasoning, garlic, chopped chillies and spring onions.
A$24.50

BB King Prawns

Lightly battered king prawns with a full tangy mayonnaise coating, topped with grounded peanuts.
A$25.50

King Ling Sum

Rockling fillets, king prawns and scallops with zucchini, red capsicums, ginger and garlic in spicy bean sauce.
A$27.00

Menu (General)

Monk and Me

Every Day - All Day
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Further Information

Monk & Me is unlike any other Asian restaurant in Melbourne. Flying the flag for authentic hawker-style Malaysian cuisine, this Hawthorn restaurant offers food that comforts the body and soul. One of the few locations in town offering truly authentic Southeast Asian street food, this restaurant is hugely popular among locals looking to try something new as well as for emigres looking to enjoy a piece of home. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or drinks, Monk & Me restaurant is certain to lure you away to another world.

From unique Asian cocktails to hearty main courses and decadent desserts, Monk & Me on Hawthorn’s Evans Place has all the bases covered when it comes to hawker-style Malaysian cuisine. Their menu is extensive, but we recommend beginning with some prawns in blues (deep-fried prawns curled with vermicelli and served with a chilli mayonnaise) before moving on to one of the enchanting chef specialties like the okra-wakra (pan-fried chicken and ham-wrapped okra served a black bean sauce). Spaces are limited at Melbourne’s famous Monk & Me, so be sure to book beforehand to avoid missing out!

59 Monk & Me Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Janet Y.8 days ago · 2 reviews

As usual our experience was very positive. The staff were attentive, the food excellent and we were able to conclude our lunch comfortably even though we were the last people in the restaurant.

"Excellent"6/6
Ruth G.15 days ago · 1 review

6, great food, great staff. They even made a cocktail off the menu, so we could stay longer! Thankyou, we will definitely be back again.

"Excellent"6/6
Tanya W.a month ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service plus byo wine is a bonus!! The curries and stifrys were amazing with a great atmosphere to boot!! We will be back for sure!!

"Excellent"6/6
Elissa R.2 months ago · 1 review

Monk & Me served us delicious food as always with great service from all the staff the spicy calamari was my absolute favourite I will be back.

"Excellent"6/6
Glenis R.9 months ago · 1 review

Great service. Food consistently excellent and reasonably priced. Three of us had the chef special 'duck laksa' which was delicious. Would highly recommend this. Staff always very helpful. On a previous visit one of us was worried about laksa being too spicy. Immediately the wautress brought us a small dish of the broth to try before ordering. Last night the wine that we wanted to order was not available. Another one was recommended by the waiter and a glass was brough over to sample. Great service that is often lacking in a busy , casual dining venue! This restaurant is a regular destination for us, and many others it appears, before and after a movie at the Rivoli.

"Excellent"6/6
Ron B.6 months ago · 1 review

The food is always excellent and served very promptly. The staff are polite and friendly and the tables are quickly cleaned. Our group of six who dine out each Wednesday evening have Monk & Me on our regular visit list.

"Good"4/6
Margaret O.5 months ago · 1 review

The food was great as always and the staff pleasant and efficient once we were seated. We arrived at 6 for a 6.30 booking. The problem was that even though the staff and I could see my name on the reservation list. We were left standing in the entry for a good five minutes while other guests were trying to enter and staff were trying to move furniture past us. There was no explanation or apology. We then were told we had to be finished by 7pm. This has happened to us on a previous occasion but I didn't imagine it would happen again.

"Excellent"6/6
Len K.4 months ago · 1 review

Great place to go Have been here to Monk & Me many times and the food has always been fantastic and never had any issues with service. Highly Recommended

"Bad"2/6
SONALIE M.8 months ago · 1 review

The meal and service was average. Our booking was for 8.15pm and we had finished our main by 9.30pm. The staff began to clean up the restaurant while there were patrons still eating and ordering their desserts. They were noisey and unattentive, stacking glasses, tables on chairs, vacuuming and even moping floors in certain areas of the restaurant while we ate our desserts. No tea or coffee was offered even though it was part of our banquet. We left at 10.05pm on a Saturday night after paying. Suggest that they advertise their closing times clearly as it appears they do not wish to be open till late on Saturdays!. We considered their behavior rude. Will we return?. Probably not. There are other restaurants that have far better food, service and hospitality. Have eaten here on many occasions, but the service on this occasion was unacceptable.It appeared they didn't care and were more interested in setting up for the next day and getting an early night.

"Great"5/6
Fran B.a month ago · 1 review

there was great service, the food was really delicious and it was hard to believe but the restaurant was not crowded or noisy. was a great place to catch up with a friend and be able to chat with out having to shout or compete with loud music or general noise.

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