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Map & Directions 615 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
  • Asian
  • Sun, Sat 9am-2:30pm, Sun, Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible, Family Style
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Recommended
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Sophie and Eric Banh seem undaunted by change. Monsoon remains a crisp, tidy place to dine: The hybrid Vietnamese cuisine is never too fussy, nor does it try to cram too many ingredients or flavors into one dish. The vibe is clean and minimalist, like the room. Enduring favorites on the menu include a caramelized Idaho catfish, an Asian pear salad, and prawns in yellow curry. Portions aren't huge, which encourages you to order more dishes; and a surprisingly deep wine list can do some damage to your wallet. The weekend brunch menu shows the Francophone influence on Southeast Asia: Belgian waffles and French toast coexist nicely with banh xeo crepes and bok choy. Plan to wait if you don't have a reservation. On sunny weekend mornings, it takes some luck to get a seat on the small patio.

Member Reviews

  • KyoungK wrote a review for Monsoon
    on 05/13/10

    Drunken chicken + beet salad is my favorite combo.

  • CaseyM1 wrote a review for Monsoon
    on 03/09/10

    Looking forward to trying Monsoon out at Seattle Weekly's Voracious Tasting & Food Awards! April 14 along with many other Seattle restaurants

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Tips from foursquare

  • The Seattle Times on 05/28/10

    The diversity of ingredients piques your interest, making it tough to narrow your choices; So don't. Everything lends itself to sharing; most people order a variety of things and do just that.

  • Seattle Met on 11/30/10

    Monsoon has begun weekend dim sum...

  • Caitlin N. on 06/18/10

    Vietnamese cuisine meets Pac Northwest and a bit of France. Love.

  • Jeff P. on 01/24/10

    The crispy tofu for dinner sounds like it will just be OK but it is actually FANTASTIC. I'm a meat eater and generally shy away from tofu except for this dish. AWESOME!

  • Shannon L. on 11/19/11

    Try the weekend brunch -- 10:30 on a Saturday is a good time to go. The crab congee is unreal!

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