Monsoon Cafe

Dining at the Monsoon Café is a relaxing, spiritual experience provided by a unique atmosphere and fresh food. Even before diners walk through the door they are hypnotized by a pair of soothing yet intriguing eyes that adorn the front of the restaurant. The restaurant itself looks like a two story Eastern temple high ceilings and dazzling lighting fixtures, with lots of gold trim adorning columns and walls alike. There is plenty of seating in an open courtyard, with plenty of shade for even the sunniest days. Night is an exciting time at the Monsoon Café, with Salsa lessons and performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays and DJ battles on Friday nights.


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Restaurant Info

  • Address: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica CA 90401
  • Cross Street: Wilshire Boulevard
  • Location: Beverly Hills & Westside | Santa Monica
  • Cuisine: Asian | Sushi | Japanese |
  • Cost: $$ | Inexpensive | $25 - $50
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating: {{ restaurant.star.icon|safe }}
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Alejandro Chavez | Executive Chef
  • Phone: (310) 576-9996

Business Hours

Monday
| Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
| Dinner 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
| Dinner 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
| Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday
| Dinner 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
| Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday
| Dinner 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
| Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday
| Dinner 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
| Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday
| Dinner 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
| Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday
| Dinner 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Features

  • Full Bar
  • Live Entertainment
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Room
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Lounge / Bar

Occasion

  • Romantic Dining
  • Business Dining
  • People Watching
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Trendy / Hip

 


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Monsoon Cafe is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30am until 3pm.
Yes, Monsoon Cafe does have a full bar.
Yes, Monsoon Cafe has a private room that seats up to 36 guests, as well as a private lounge that can accommodate up to 80 guests.
Yes, Monsoon Cafe has a balcony that seats up to 35 guests.

Menus

Lunch Menu

  20% SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO PARTIES OF TEN OR MORE


Sushi & Sashimi

Distinctive Rolls

Traditional Rolls

Platters

From Your Mind

From the Sea

From the Sky

From the Land

Soups

Small Plates

Satay's

From the Bun

Exotic Noodles & Rice

From the Garden

Dinner Menu

  18% Gratuity added to parties of 6 or more 20% Gratuity added to parties of 10 or more $2.50 cake cutting fee per person $15.00 corkage fee


Soup

Small Plates

SATAYS

EGG ROLLS

GARDEN

LAND

POULTRY

SEA

NOODLES & RICE

BOWLS

SANDWICHES

S U S H I & S A S H I M I

House Rolls

Traditional Roll

Beverages

Pot of Tea


Map

Restaurant Address: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica CA 90401

User Reviews

All around Great!  

Dined here with a party of 7 on a Friday night w/ a resevation. location, atmosphere, food, service and prices are great! would recommend the seabass and sushi.. rest of the party had lamb and steak and were also pleased with their meal.. although we had ordered fried rice w/out eggs since my mom was fasting, it came with eggs in it.. when we pointed this out and asked for one w/out eggs, our server gladly obliged, apologized and comped the fried rice.. I thought that was nice.. we were too full to try desserts but all in all it was a good experience. too bad I wasn't there on a salsa night but will surely go back to experience that.

Dinner at Moonsoon Cafe  

Great food, good price and really nice ambient.

Monsoon Cafe restaurant  

I really enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant. The building itself is really impressive and has a relaxing or romantic atmosphere. The food was great as well as the service. I would definitely return and recommend it.

Must GO!!!!  

the meal was delicious. the atmosphere was perfect. overall very great restaurant. definitely worth the drive from orange county

Loved it!  

I took my boyfriend here, and we both loved it. The food was really great, and the ambiance made the trip out of the valley worth it!

wonderful  

Top of the line high quality cafe and very relaxing prestige environment

wonderful  

Top of the line high quality cafe and very relaxing prestige environment

Sam A  

Great place to eat, the food is great, the service is great and the place looks nice. Nice dim lighting for a romantic effect.

cafe Sevilla  

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LOTS OF FUN  

I WAS THERE MANY TIMES . VERY GOOD FOOD . FUN PLACE .

Monsoon Cafe  

Great food.

Nice ambiance  

The menu has a variety of selections and the music is more of a Cuban style. Staff was great and friendly, food was out fast, and it was not too pricey. Great location!

No longer a top ten?  

After reading reviews on this site we had high hopes for Monsson Cafe. However it seems that it no longer deserves being a "top ten" restaurant. Both service and food had its faults. The appetizers tasted too little. we had tempura calamari and tempura vegetables. They both could have used more spices and salt. The waitress should be able to make a wine suggestion for the main course that is more specific than "cabernet is always good with meat".