Santa Monica Restaurant Guide

Monsoon Cafe
2.2 stars (3 ratings)

(310) 576-9996

1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Dining Specials

The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La
American, French, New American, Organic
Bowl of Heaven

Restaurant Description

If you didn't make it over to southeast Asia this year, I think I have a suitable substitute for you. The Monsoon Cafe is an Asian theme restaurant featuring live music 5 nights a week. Entering Monsoon is like slipping onto a movie set straight out of In
September 5, 2008 @ 3:43 AM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Los Alamitos, CA
I was a guest in the "Lounge" area where they have live bands and dancing on a Friday evening. I made previous arrangements with the manager to celebrate my birthday there. The promoter and bouncer, who apparently are very dishonest, created problems for my guests throughout the course of the evening and accused me of owing $150 for guests who had never arrived; and rather than admit fault, they prevaricated their story. The location is beautiful and the food was very delicious but I would not visit again because of those problems with the staff and management nor would I recommend this location to anybody else.
January 2, 2008 @ 1:43 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Orange County
New Year's Eve @ Monsoon-cafe-

Blatant lies over the phone to entice our large party to book a NYE reservation CHECK!
$20 Margarita CHECK!
Bad service CHECK!
Bad food CHECK !
Horrible management team CHECK!

Writing this review to warn others about the horrible dinning experienced we endured on New Years Eve-PRICE LESS!

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Avg Rating: 2  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 3

September 5, 2008 @ 3:43 AM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Los Alamitos, CA
I was a guest in the "Lounge" area where they have live bands and dancing on a Friday evening. I made previous arrangements with the manager to celebrate my birthday there. The promoter and bouncer, who apparently are very dishonest, created problems for my guests throughout the course of the evening and accused me of owing $150 for guests who had never arrived; and rather than admit fault, they prevaricated their story. The location is beautiful and the food was very delicious but I would not visit again because of those problems with the staff and management nor would I recommend this location to anybody else.
January 2, 2008 @ 1:43 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Orange County
New Year's Eve @ Monsoon-cafe-

Blatant lies over the phone to entice our large party to book a NYE reservation CHECK!
$20 Margarita CHECK!
Bad service CHECK!
Bad food CHECK !
Horrible management team CHECK!

Writing this review to warn others about the horrible dinning experienced we endured on New Years Eve-PRICE LESS!
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Boston, Ma
This is a ultimate Asian experience. The decor is right out of Bali travel guide with lots of bamboo & authentic artifacts from Southeast Asia. The Sushi bar is manned by the Executive chef from Japan and the quality and the flavor shows the care. The rest of the menu is mish mash of Korean, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and it seems like very country in Asia is represented. The flavors are distict and quality is unmatched. But my favorite part is the Live music they offer in their upstairs lounge Wednesday thru Sunday. The caliber of bands they bring in is amazing, from 10piece salsa band from Cuba to R&B diva and to great Jazz quartet. I think this place is one of the hidden treasures in Santa Monica shore.
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September 5, 2008 @ 3:43 AM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Los Alamitos, CA
I was a guest in the "Lounge" area where they have live bands and dancing on a Friday evening. I made previous arrangements with the manager to celebrate my birthday there. The promoter and bouncer, who apparently are very dishonest, created problems for my guests throughout the course of the evening and accused me of owing $150 for guests who had never arrived; and rather than admit fault, they prevaricated their story. The location is beautiful and the food was very delicious but I would not visit again because of those problems with the staff and management nor would I recommend this location to anybody else.
January 2, 2008 @ 1:43 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Orange County
New Year's Eve @ Monsoon-cafe-

Blatant lies over the phone to entice our large party to book a NYE reservation CHECK!
$20 Margarita CHECK!
Bad service CHECK!
Bad food CHECK !
Horrible management team CHECK!

Writing this review to warn others about the horrible dinning experienced we endured on New Years Eve-PRICE LESS!