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Monsoon Cafe?

David Kahn Apr 26, 2007 02:17 PM

Am going to an event organized (not by me) at the Monsoon Cafe on the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. Am I going to hate it? Where should I set my expectations? Is there anything I absolutely should or should not order? TIA hounds.

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  1. mollyomormon RE: David Kahn Apr 26, 2007 02:46 PM

    I've only been there for their sushi happy hour, which was predictably bad: big, messy rolls that fell apart when I tried to eat them made with subpar fish. I've heard other people on this board say that they like it, though, so hopefully it won't be that bad.

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      priscilla2 RE: David Kahn Apr 26, 2007 02:46 PM

      I have been there for a few events. Its not bad...could be worse. Nothing really sticks out about what to order or what not to.

      1. hch_nguyen RE: David Kahn Apr 26, 2007 06:25 PM

        Everything is mediocre there. You won't hate it, but you'll forget most of it. Well, you might hate some of it. I remember their fried rice was way, way overcooked to the point where it was virtually fried mush. Other than that, everything was meh...

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          ElissaInPlaya RE: David Kahn Apr 27, 2007 09:27 AM

          My advice is to go super-simple and with low expectations on the food. Their cocktails are usually very well-done, so if you like, indulge yourself on these.

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