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Monsoon Pan-Asian Bistro

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Santa Monica
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1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-576-9996
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Los Angeles, California
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1,945 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

We've been here numerous times & usually do so when showing friends the 3rd St Promenade area - it's so convenient & nicely theme decorated. Food of late disappoints, but we really love true Asian & this is more like the "Tiki Room" fare. If you don't know Asian foods, you'll probably love it. But, if you do know Asian,... More 

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Australia
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263 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is the best place ever, the outside front dining is always much better than inside the restaurant, same food, but better atmosphere to people watch. Every time I come to LA, I'll head here for a meal. Mid afternoon is best time to get great deals! Staff are so/so -some friendly, others will moly come when requested. The food... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Really cool atmosphere! Great food, service and prices. A good place for friends and couples. I enjoy Sapporo with my sushi!

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Thank ktomasunas
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Having eaten at Monsoon many times in the late 90's, I remembered it as having a lush atmosphere inside, excellent food, and top wait service. We even chose it for our first wedding anniversary dinner! Skip ahead to a recent visit on a warm fall day where we sat outside for a late lunch. It took 10 minutes for someone... More 

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Thank BritFrenchPol
Sunnyvale, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We went by for dinner just before the end of December. No long wait to be seated, which was nice. We sat at the sushi bar and had some sushi and some other stuff. Everything was delicious. Nice quiet atmosphere, attentive staff. Well worth a visit. Happy hour sushi bar prices are very attractive.

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Thank Arnab B
Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

Service was good and specials at happy hour were excellent. Overall was a good dinner and great value for money.

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Thank George T
Lakeport, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. The decor is very cool with rattan, wood, bamboo and brass fixtures and furnishings. We ordered the crunchy tuna appetizer and several rolls to share for dinner. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. Love this place! We were there on a Wednesday night when they open the upstairs for salsa dancing! Very festive and... More 

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Thank EvonneKelly
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

I had dined at this restaurant about a year ago, same time around lunch time on a saturday - the restaurant is about empty at that time. Last year, we had a great and attentive waiter and the food was fantastic. I did not write a review back than. I dined at this restaurant yesterday for my birthday and I... More 

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Thank AnnaG412
Culver City, California
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154 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

Went to my niece's 40th birthday party and the food was actually awful! We had a private room and it was served buffet style but that was no excuse for tasteless, bland, and yucky food. It can label itself as "pan-Asian", whatever that means, but there are numerous tastier and more edible Chinese, Thai, and Asian-style restaurants nearby. No view... More 

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Cantonment, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Stopped in while visiting Santa Monica for happy hour. The martinis were some of the best I've had and the avocado roll and spring rolls didn't disappoint either especially for the price!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-576-9996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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