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1212 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Monsoon Cafe Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner :Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Pan-Asian, Sushi, Asian
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Monsoon Cafe has catered for a wide variety of private events such as fashion collections, cinema premiers, and weddings. Our catering team is at your service to answer any of your catering needs. Whether it be for large hall events to offices, buffet style to sit down courses, can be delivered to the location of your choice to become the highlight of your party.
Private Party Facilities:
We have several areas in our restaurant to meet your specific needs. Here is some of our general information:
Main Dining - 125
Mezzanine - 65
Lounge - 80
Private Dining Area - 30
Contact our event coordinator via phone or email to schedule a tour of our facility.
Private Party Contact:
Tear Soth (310) 576-9996
Wednesdays and Saturdays - Monsoon Salsa Night: Join us for salsa lessons and dancing in the lounge 8pm-1:30am.
(for more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/monsoonsalsanight)
Fridays - Samo Wine Tasting Party: Come taste wine from around the world, music, and discounted food prices in the lounge from 8-11pm.
(Tickets $22 with promo code "YES" here... http://bit.ly/SMWINEP)
Special Events & Promotions:
Call or email us at email@example.com and let us assist you with you special occasion.
Parking available in the public parking structure on the 2nd street (#2)
$1 first 90 minutes.
A word from Monsoon Cafe
**Note: On Fridays and Saturdays we require 2 hours advanced notice for all reservations. Reservations made less than 2 hours in advance may not be confirmed or validated.**
Enjoy our Pan-Asian and Sushi offerings in a relaxed, fun environment. Come for the delicious food, stay for
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Diners' Choice Winner
Good for Groups
My reservations and dinner were on
Feb14th. I had to cut some things see full review on yelp My wife's pear salad was spare but nice. My lobster soup was not so good. The smell was terrible and the taste was worse if you can believe that? My wife is the seafood lover and she couldn't get past the smell to taste it. The main course was just as disappointing my chicken was so salty even removing the skin didn't help. It is a very good thing we purchased the oysters or we would have gone home hungry. I don't know what this place is like on a regular night, but they were terrible on Valentines day which is a day the should have shined! Our waiter was so good that he could have earned the place three stars on his own. The food was that bad!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
When I arrived, hostess seemed a
little dazed, and preceded to tell me to wait at the front since she was out of menus. They then sat me and my date at a giant booth for 4-5 people, instead of a normal, date sized table. Food took forever to come out, and when it did, I was unimpressed. I got the "wok'd veggies", and they were all hard, ill trimmed, and in a horrible sauce. I loooove eating and normally clean my plate, but I ate maybe half of my dinner. Also, the light above the booth-table was strange. I felt like I was going to hit my head on it."
Dined on 2/27/2014
Great atmosphere, Great Food,
Great Service, Fun Location, Great wine and beer selection; I would recommend to a friend and come back myself."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Chicken Potstickers - You get (3)
fried, rectangular potstickers with a sweet/sour dipping sauce. There isn't a lot of filling in the potstickers and the flavor was just ok. I don't think I would have gotten this again as the appetizer. Maybe try the Vegetarian Samosas. Rating: 6/10. Scottish Salmon - The Salmon itself was nicely cooked but the complementing vegetables seemed to pale in comparison. You get a lot of bok choy and some of them tasted a little slimy (overcooked?) while the Yellow Curry around the salmon was very watery. I would have rather gotten the Snake River Farms Ribeye. I tasted some of my friend's and it was delicious! Rating 7/10."
Dined on 1/21/2014
I arrived earlier than my date.
Hostesses brought my Girl to the table. Very friendly wait staff/Hostest. Wi-Fi available...ordered Calimari ans Edemami..Cold Saki. Saki wasn't as good as the waiter suggested. Calimari was delicious...my date enjoyed the Edemami.. $60 including tip.All-in-All it was a decent dining experience."
Dined on 1/8/2014
We had a terrible meal at Monsoon
Cafe where mediocre food was made much worse by absolutely horrible service. Avoid at all times!"
Dined on 1/1/2014
Went there for an early New Year's
Eve dinner with family and friends -- a party of 7. Restaurant located in nice shopping area and has good access to city parking lot. Atmosphere is open and enticing. Menu has a wide range of food options and drink options are plentiful. Fun place to celebrate! Food was good but not great."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We went to Monsoon for a little
post-piano-recital family celebration. The decor knocked our 11-year-old's socks off...he was in love with the place. Service was great, food was quite good. Not the extensive and eclectic menu we remember from a couple of years ago, but still plenty of tasty offerings. We were there very early, about 5 pm, which made it quiet and kid-friendly (at least for a reasonably well-behaved kid who can stay in his seat for a whole meal). We enjoyed it very much and will definitely return!"
Dined on 11/10/2013
Looks like the menu is not only
getting smaller but also the quality of the non-sushi offerings is on the decline. Kung pal shrimp defining, as is curry."
Dined on 10/30/2013
The waiter seemed over stretched.
He was the only waiter upstairs and he had a large party and a couple other tables besides us. We got half-way through our meal before the my husband received his sashimi. The food was okay, but for the prices I expected quality better than a take-out. It wasn't bad, but for a check close to $100.00, I expect better than okay. The ambiance was very cool, and I wanted to be able to recommend this restaurant, but after our experience on Saturday, I do not think I can."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The service has gotten better at
this place. Food is still quite good. But we booked with open table and told them that when we arrived. They even found us in the computer and said OK. But then they reported us as a "no show" to opentable so we had to scan and email the receipt to prove we actually should get the points."
Dined on 9/14/2013
Love coming here for happy hour
and their delicious sushi. I'd say it's the 2nd best sushi in Santa Monica, right behind Sushi Roku. I know good sushi and this place has it without breaking your wallet. Great service too."
Dined on 7/21/2013
the food is great as always. staff
friendly and good service"
Dined on 8/27/2013
I enjoyed the atmosphere of the
place. it was interesting. I expected a little more from food but that aside i loved the place and i will be going back for sure."
Dined on 8/18/2013
The space is a lot bigger than you
would think from looking at it from the outside. There's a rather large atrium or courtyard style space inside, with three sort of levels of seating. I came with a group of co-workers for lunch one day and we had a mixed experience. Half the group liked what they ordered, the other group was not impressed, probably depends on personal taste. The service left a little something to be desired though as it was already 1:30 in the afternoon, the restaurant didn't seem that busy (it was mostly empty - but the space is pretty big) and yet it took awhile (15 minutes for ice cream) for us to get our desserts and check."
Dined on 7/25/2013
I have been going to Monsoon since
it openned. It used to be one of my favorite restaurants. In the last two months I have been there 3 times. The quality of the food has deteriorated. Overcooked and underflavored. The service has become slow and inattentive. Long waits to get food in the first place. Appetizers forgotten or delivered after the entree. Tea brewed so long it is bitter. Waitresses that disappear and forget about you. The service used to be fantastic. The food used to be superb, tasty and beautifully prepared. No more. Now mediocrity and poor service seem to be the norm."
Dined on 7/21/2013
The food was great. My date and I
went on a Wed night for dinner and I was dissapointed in the customer service. We were there for over an hour and we only made contact with our server twice . The person that was more attentive was the busser. He always made sure we had water to drink and even asked us if we needed anything , which I thought was odd because that was the servers job. When we needed the check, we had to ask a random employee to get for us and once the credit card was charged, then our server appeared for the second and final time."
Dined on 7/19/2013
We stop in here at least a few
times a year when we visit Santa Monica. Some years our experience is really good and some it's just OK. There is not a high degree of consistency. We used to come in for the sushi. Now there is very little sushi on the menu. The bar is consistently good. Good selection of creative cocktails. I would say that this is a very solid choice if you're on the 3rd St Promenade and are looking for a good bar or an energetic place with pretty good food."
Dined on 7/13/2013
I have been going to Monsoon for
10 years. This place has not changed at all in the last 10 years. Great Asian food and some of the best sushi I've ever had. They have a wide variety of signature cocktails. I would recommend Monsoon for either a group dinner with friends or a romantic dinner with your special loved one. :)"
Dined on 5/14/2013
Friendly and prompt staff. Great
choices of dishes to choose from and prices are reasonable. Perfect for romantic night or special occassion whether small or large groups."
Dined on 5/4/2013
This is a amazing place, I was
with my wife for her birthday and we got a special attention on the romantic table with two cups of champagne and delicious appetizers of shrimp and Peruvian sushi!!, it was an awesome night!!! Thanks"
Dined on 4/16/2013
Wonderful ambiance that makes you
feel as if you are in another country. The food is good, too. But it's hard to find your waiter, even when you want to pay your bill."
Dined on 3/23/2013
thank you for making our birthday
dinner so nice and appreciated the dessert!"
Dined on 4/1/2013
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