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Monsoon East

Map & Directions 10245 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Vietnamese
  • Sun 10am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Free


Seattle Weekly's Description

The polish of Eric and Sophie Banh's Vietnamese cuisine at Monsoon may have caught Seattle by surprise a decade ago, but with Monsoon East the pair greet Bellevue with a confident swagger. The room's gorgeous, the wine list marked way up, and the servers have each table locked in their sights. Monsoon East's menu remains a larger copy of the original, though: same beef luc lac and claypot catfish, same sustainably raised meats and farmers market veg. Unfortunately, the highs and lows seem to swing far more wildly than they did at the original. What is reliably exquisite is M2's Vietnamese sashimi, such as Kona kampachi slices adorned with shrimp salt, sugared lime juice, and fine threads of rau ram (Vietnamese cilantro).

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/13/10

    Chef Eric Banh, who made his name with Monsoon in Capitol Hill, decided to introduce his Vietnamese fare to Bellevue. One of the best spots for happy-hour food in the 425 area code. 4-6:30, 9-10

  • Seattle Met on 02/18/11

    Proof that upscaling to Western sophistication specs doesn’t have to dumb down authenticity, the starkly elegant Monsoon brought the bold, bracing flavor collisions of Vietnam out of Little Saigon and

  • Gene D. on 10/02/10

    Alex hasn't looked around him in this room. Between staff/guests/owners, we are everywhere. Do reconsider commentary. And yes, Catfish Claypot, stuffed squid, bo la lot beef, crispy drunken chicken? D

  • The Seattle Times on 05/24/10

    Softer, sexier version of the Seattle original. Many of the menu's three dozen dishes soar: Start with something from the raw bar, move on to bo la lot beef, claypot-cooked catfish or filet mignon.

  • Tiffany W. on 04/10/13

    For a restaurant with such great ambiance, the service could use a few extra hands. Poor guys, where is your manager?

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