No. 8 Monai

TOP 30 PLACEMENT AFTER 3 YEARS Restaurant "Monai" – another veteran on the TOP30 list, maintaining its position for five years. Although this time "Monai" is in 8th place, they continue to be the best restaurant in Klaipėda.



Head chefVytautas Samavičius, Gražvydas Tamkevičius
Managing directorGreta Gerviatauskaitė
Type of cuisinehome restaurant
Working hoursII–V 11.30–22.00, VI 11.00–22.00, VII 11.00–16.00
AddressLiepų st. 4, Klaipėda
Average starter price9–14 eur
Main course average price24–33 eur
Tasting menunot available
Capacity (seated)40 guests, with an additional banquet hall (40 guests)
Children welcomefrom 10 years old
Terrace30 seats
BreakfastVI 11.00–13.00, VII 11.00–16.00
Business lunchI–V 11.30–14.00
Dog friendlyyes

Place in 2016 No. 4
Place in 2017 No. 4
Place in 2018 No. 2
Place in 2019 No. 3

WHY WORTH VISITING? "Monai" is a cozy home restaurant in the port city, serving simple, fresh, and high-quality a la carte dishes. It offers a friendly atmosphere and a good ambiance. "Kitchen without secrets," – that's how the owner Vytautas Samavičius introduces "Monai."

\WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MENU? They aim to cook clear food with mostly five ingredients, avoiding marinades. "Although guests don't come to us for a specific dish, everyone would miss out if we removed the tuna tartare from the menu,” Vytautas says. The restaurant always has at least 2–3 fish dishes and 1–2 meat options. Every morning they bake sourdough bread without yeast.

GUESTS RETURN BECAUSE "we are nice, friendly, and service-oriented," Vytautas says.

WHO WORKS IN THE KITCHEN? Vytautas, with experience in his own restaurants and training abroad, including at the renowned Copenhagen restaurant "Noma." In "Monai," he collaborates with the kitchen chef Gražvydas Tamkevičius and a loyal, dedicated team.

Photos by Robertas Daskevičius