Nice, intimate atmosphere and even jazz if you can hold out until 10 p.m. The food is good.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A food trip at the SM Airport
I was fortunate to become familiar with Typhoon when I was located temporarily at the Santa Monica Airport. Lunch or dinner, it is great! The view of the SM Airport runway is awesome. You can actually see all the way west to the ocean and on a clear day, east to the Hollywood sign! The food is a wonderful array of Asian-Pacific dishes with the Mongolian Beef or Mongolian Lamb both absolutely awesome. Hearty servings makes these more than enough for two meals IF you can resist horking it all down in one sitting. The gelato (chocolate) is reminiscent of an old Fudge Bar...made with REAL milk...cream I'm sure in this instance. It is a feast for the senses and worth the trip!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The jazz and swing on Tuesday's
The jazz and swing on Tuesday's is great. Our party really enjoyed the live entertainment.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The music was outstanding. The
The music was outstanding.
The food was awesome.
The ambience was inviting, attractive, and entertaining.
I wish that my food server was more attentive.
I wish that I was informed about the cover charge when I made the reservation.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
All the food dishes we ordered
All the food dishes we ordered were very good, and our servers were very good Also.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
TRY ME AND BE HAPPY
The food is consistantly great...the servers friendly and attentive.....the crowd is there to enjoy all that is offered and never diappointed.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Живая музыка и кухня выше всяких похвал. Рекомендованные официантом , Catfish, нудлз, креветки и кальмары, были изумительны. Когда принесли рыбу, казалось не осилим, такая большая. Съели все!! :-) , но при этом, еда такая легкая, что не было абсолютно никакого ощущния переедания. Очень рекомендую.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my best girl here. Food was great, service was ok, but the view was da bomb. Then I took my girl up to the observation deck and she told me I was her favorite man. It was a pleasurable experience.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch great also
After having dinner there many times, brunched for first time today. Food, view and service excellent - what did we expect?
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Typhoon is always excellent and the menu adventurous and extensive! The ambience and view are amazing!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Santa Monica Airport Dining
Up to the 2nd floor of the Santa Monica Airport main terminal building is where the Typhoon Restaurant can be found. (Don't forget to make the corner past the "Kitchen Entrance" door.) Great views of the runway and aircraft tie-down areas. Menu is interesting, varied and Asian. Pineapple fried rice was delicious, very well done. Scallops and Kung Pao chicken tasted fresh and were delivered in an appetizing presentation. Overall a very nice dining experience, albeit a bit noisy. The men's restroom was a B+ in cleanliness. Felipe was our food server and did well, but he was difficult to hear / understand due to the noise.
The 3rd floor is for the outside tables taking photographs of the arriving and departing GA aircraft.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great with Steve Spiegel band
I don't know what other sorts of group they have here, but Steve is a friend of a friend and he plays here once a year. The band is terrific and a bunch of us go and have a good time.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
always good food and great
always good food and great service in a fun atmosphere.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday night Jazz
Thank you Typhoon for great big band jazz, rare nowadays...good attentive service, food also good.. Coming back soon.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
MUSIC ON MONDAYS
We had the pleasure of hearing a big band - like a REAL big band with multiple saxophones, trumpets, trombones - incredible. The food is excellent - great appetizers, spicy and tasty entrees and a full bar! The service is attentive and I know that Typhoon has great acoustics and regular musical entertainment. Oh yea - it's at the Santa Monica airport, which means you get to watch airplanes take off and land throughout the whole meal.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another terrific dinner
With the sun setting at 8:30, there was plenty of light to watch planes while we enjoy the delicious fusion Asian dinner. Owner Brian Vidor visits to make sure everything is good, and it was excellent. Our waiters were attentive yet non obtrusive. Food was excellent variety of Asian fare. Nice job guys. We need to come back for Monday night big band jazz.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic. The
The food was fantastic. The music was great to listen to and we enjoyed the night.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great we usually
Food was great we usually go 2 times a month the place is great and the service is excellent love it
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Typhoon Restaurant offers great food, friendly waiters, fabulous service, and a breathtaking view.
I recommend it to everyone for all occasions.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very very good. I always enjoy
Very very good. I always enjoy coming here.
I am glad the ants are back on the menu
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had not returned to Typhoon for a while, just because we moved further away. Everything was as wonderful as before: the food, the service, the view...
This is really a special place.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The evening was great! Everyone there was so nice and attentive. Overall, I will return and inform friends of it as well.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going here for years, but it had been awhile. They've made some changes to the menu, which is good. Food is "Asian' with mostly Thai. Everything was delicious and service was great. Nice view of Santa Monica airport too.
When the kids were little, they got a kick out of ordering 'bugs'! Luckily they've outgrown that now, but they are still on the menu.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
it's not just about bugs
saw typhoon on andrew zimmern and my son wanted to go for the bugs. We went on saturday and had a great time. Great service, hip but casual atmosphere and great view of the airport and the ocean. The menu is great with all sorts of asian dishes. Had potstickers, soft shell crab for appetizers, excellent. The pad thai was good but a bit spicey for the kids. Scallops with black bean were very tasty. I liked the ant, scorpion and cricket dishes. My son thought the ants were a bit too sour. The scorpion shrimp toast was the best of the three. Great bar, I had a soporro draft, my wife had a mojito, excellent. For desert, I recommend the pineapple upside down cake. We drove an hour to get there and it was worth it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Flying
Very nice place w a great scene especially if you enjoy small planes as this overlooks the runway of Santa Monica airport. Fusion Asian food that's wonderful and very nice service!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, dead crowd
My boyfriend and I and another couple were hoping for a fun, vibrant ambience at Typhoon, but it was slow and somewhat dead on a Friday night. Our reservation was at 8:30 pm. The food tasted really good; we ordered pad thai, scorpion, chicken curry, crickets, vegetables, tofu and another noodle dish.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Pan Asian restaurant
Nice Pan Asian restaurant right on the runway at Santa Monica airport. We came for a birthday dinner and everything was great. Really enjoyed the food, service, and view. It was quiet that night because they did not have any jazz bands playing, and you could speak with your friends without having to shout.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cout the food be better? NO
The whole fried cat fish is outstanding. There is a wide range of selections on the menu, something for absolutely everyone. The best part is its been consistent for the past 15 years.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and view.
We are long time patron of this establishment. Food is consistently excellent. Staff is friendly and efficient. The huge windows offers a panoramic view of the airport and planes.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
live jazz music
Highest quality jazz performance by BEJO Jazz orchestra overlooking the Santa Monica airport
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than a view!
You can watch planes land and take-off, but you also get some very tasty food. Some unique exotic french fried bugs are on the menu just to delight you. Oh, and they have jazz nights too. Good music, good food, great view…what's not to like?
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM