Monsoon Café serves Pan-Asian cuisine in a Colonial mansion-style restaurant. It offers everything from classic Chinese dishes like Kung Pao to signature entrees like Monsoon rice and noodles. If sushi is what you're after, Monsoon Café has plenty of that too. Finish off your meal with a variety of unique desserts like banana tempura with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Meet your friends at Monsoon Café and enjoy exotic cocktails and other beverages like Thai iced tea. Wooden tables, wicker chairs, candles and huge antique chandeliers outfit the beautiful interior of the restaurant. When the weather is nice, have a seat outside on the patio.
Great atmosphere, food was average.great for groups.
Great Dancing Classes on Monday and Wednesday Nights Currently.
Indian Food and Sushi. Interesting combination.
Lots of good choices of food. All delicious. They accommodate large parties well. Service ok
This is our second time visiting the restaurant. The food is really great and the waiters and waitresses are very nice and polite. The service is not that great. Both times it took them a while to get us our drinks, appetizers, and silverware. On Saturday nights the upstairs portion of the restaurant turns into some Salsa class or dance club of some sort and it gets really loud. Some people like this some folks don't. So that's more of a personal decision. Overall a positive experience. I do recommend.
The food was great but the restaurant was significantly under-staffed at the time we were there. Hard to get waitress's attention. Took us a long time to place our order but when we got our food we were surprised by the great quality of the food.
I used to come here all the time. My husband and I had our first date here. Coming back was such a disappointment. The food was really bad, we couldn't even finish eating it. I know it used to be better, or they were having a really off night!
Great service, we kept expanding the side of my party and they never once complained. Menu change was a slight bummer and the monsoon roll has too much cream cheese lol but this place is awesome and I would go back.
Heard about this place but never tried. So we decided to try during DineLA Week. Glad we did..service and food was very good!
My wife and I went here to start our date night. We liked our cozy booth, but were disappointed by how long it took for our server to check in with us. We ordered coctails off the specialty menu, but found them tasteless, except for mine which had a saccharine after-taste. The sushi rolls tasted like sushi at the mall or supermarket, not freshly made. We each left half of out entree uneaten and skipped dessert.
Nice staff, good food, right on 3rd street. Salsa on some Saturday nights & discounted with your dining receipt- we had a great time even though we couldn't salsa well :)
First time at the restaurant. Very friendly staff. Night Manager was very nice. Very good food. My date and I enjoyed the place and will visit again soon.
The piped i. Music in the dining room room over the booths was abnoxious it conflicted with what was playing in there, maybe it was bar music coming from the bar that was piped through? The food and prices are great but you wilill sacrafice sevice.. Both times ive been there the service jas been terribly poor, but the food made up for it. My fave is the surf and turf roll! Great for an appetizer and the biggest roll I"ve ever seen!
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.
Great atmosphere, Great Food, Great Service, Fun Location, Great wine and beer selection; I would recommend to a friend and come back myself.
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!