If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $22 worth of delicious Asian-fusion fare for lunch or dinner at Monsoon Cafe in Santa Monica. Under the auspices of soaring, vaulted ceilings and arabesque flourishes, Monsoon assembles diverse Asian flavors into an appetite-conquering super-cuisine. Revive the precarious art of sushi stacking with Monsoon's towering array of sushi, such as the jalapeño roll stuffed with spicy marinated ahi tuna, jalapeños, avocado, albacore, salmon, and spicy ponzu-eel sauce ($13). Or, illuminate your taste buds with the Korean Fire chicken ($16), a free-range fowl marinated with spicy miso, sake, and soy sauce, then extinguish the flames with a booze blanket of wine, sake, and cocktails such as the Lychee ($10), with Stoli vanilla vodka, St. Germain, sake, and pineapple.
More than 250 Yelpers give Monsoon Cafe a 3.5-star average:
- When it came to ordering the food, I ended up choosing three dishes; Thai BBQ Ribs, Monsoon Sushi Rolls & Deep fried Tempura Prawns, trust me when I tell you, they were the BOMB!!! – Juan R.
- Monsoon Cafe is definitely worth a visit. Bonus points because the Third Street Promenade is a cute place to stroll around afterward :) – Suzy S.
Downtown Santa Monica
1212 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, California 90401Get Directions