Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar now serving up Japanese dishes in Alpharetta

The interior of Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta.

The interior of Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta.

The team behind Roswell sushi eatery Monkey 68 is expanding its footprint in North Fulton County.

Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar opened Oct. 17 in Alpharetta. The restaurant doesn’t yet have its liquor license, though there is a plan to roll out a formal cocktail menu in addition to a "spirits free" cocktail menu.

The restaurant comes from owner Mali Hu and George Muh, who opened Monkey 68 in Roswell in summer 2017.

Sushi was recently added to the Alpharetta menu,  overseen by executive chef David Yun.

<<RELATED: 3 reasons to check out Monkey 68 in historic Roswell

Instead, look for dishes incorporating Japanese and other Asian spices and ingredients including furikake, shichimi and gochujang.

The menu is still being finalized, but dishes will include:

Korean Meatballs made with short ribs, garlic, mozzarella and crostini

Oxtail Dumplings made with braised oxtail, onion, carrots, garlic, ginger and cabbage

Fatty Toast made with A4 Wagyu beef, chutoro, uni butter, duck fat buttered toast, Serrano ikura, micro cilantro, olive oil and truffle salt

Bulgogi Bolognese made with marinated ribeye and tomato-gochujang bolognese sauce

Chicken Pappardelle made with shiso-cream sauce, shredded chicken, Parmesan, shichimi

Bara Chirashi made tuna, red snapper, salmon, hamachi, cucumber, ikura, pickled cucumbers, shiso and furikake

Hu will design the cocktail menu and oversee the beverage program. She also previously owned the now-shuttered Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi near Lenox Sqaure and The One Sushi in Brookhaven.

Current hours for Monkey 68 Kitchen and Bar are 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.

160 N. Main St., Alpharetta. 470-223-4105,


Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following @ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.