Indian >Monsoon fine Cuisine of India
729 4th Ave., San Diego, CA | Directions 9210132.713035 -117.160937
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central San Diego, Central, Horton Plaza
I really enjoy the ambiance and location of Monsoons. The food here is of great quality and I really enjoyed the mango lasis.
Best Indian Place! – This is definitely my go to place for Indian food. I probably eat here once a week and love the food. If you want the best buffet (seriously, a buffet that is actually delicious), you have to come here for lunch or on Monday nights.
Winner: Best Chicken Tikka Masala
Winner: Best Garlic Nan Bread
Winner: Best Spinach dish (don't know the Indian name)
PS. Ask for the secret hot sauce from the kitchen.
Very overpriced for not very good food – My wife and I wanted to treat ourselves to a fancy meal out so, partly on the basis of the good reviews on the web, we went to Monsoon. The decor and atmosphere of the place are well up to par, and the menu full of tempting dishes. Service was good too. Unfortunately the whole point of the restaurant, the food, was way below standard.
When our main dishes came out we thought it was a joke - the portions are tiny here. At almost $20 a dish you expect more than six small cubes of chicken. The taste was pretty mediocre too, like it came from a jar. Our chicken tika hadn't been marinated at all either, and was very bland - particularly disappointing. The lamb dish tasted like tomato puree, and had barely any lamb (which chewed more like mutton anyway).
The biggest shock was the price of the beer though - they come in the smallest glasses I have ever seen but cost $7 each! Yes, $7 for a few oz of Kingfisher!
I have absolutely no qualms paying top dollar for food, but I expect it to be good. Sadly Monsoon just isn't and I certainly would never eat there again.
Horrible Indian place – chicken tikka masala is like tomato paste -- it was the worst Indian food ever.
MONSOON GROUP RESTAURANTS ARE THE BEST IN SAN DIEGO – have been following the Monsoon Group Restaurants for over twenty years now.
I went to their first location when they opened Kool Korner cuisine in Hillcrest.
After that I followed the Monsoon Vegetarian restaurant, Bombay, Masala, the new Monsoon and I recently dined at your latest Mexican restaurant ..Casa De Madera.
I told all of my family and friends and they are all true loyal customers too.
Not only is the food excellent but your design and decor is incredibly beautiful.
Keep up the good work guys.
Will be in tonight and keep a booth for me.
Exceedingly Damn Good – We came to your Taste of Hillcrest event and just loved it...your Theatre is great in the back.
After that we came to try Monsoon and Masala and were blown away.
Please open in London as we have no classy restaurants like this.
Bombay , Monsoon and Masala disappointed me – Ugly step sisters Bombay, Monsoon and Masala are waste of money. I tried Bombay for Lunch buffet and thefood was totally garbage. Did not like the rubbery nan bread and the bland food was totally tasteless,
Then I received coupon in a magazine and tried Monsoon in down town I think that is totally ignored restaurant they have high chairs so you can not tell if the restaurant has any customers or not and would make it dark like a hounted house. The food is same quality when I complained about my food the manager who had no idea what Indian food is , he just appologized and said they are making some changes and next time it will be better and said we should try their other restaurant Masala on fifth avenue. While talking to my friends I asked them about masala and my friends told me if I wanted to have good Indian food I should try Royal India in down town and others are just waste of money.
I am going to try Royal India soon and cant wait to get some good Indian food.
All Oscars to Monsoon Restaurant Group – I am super proud to be an Indian.
We win all the Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire and now Monsoon Group wins all the restaurant awards for being the best in San Diego.
Not what it use to be! – This place has changed a lot. It use to be my favorite Indian restaurant. But lately, every time I go it has been going down. My friend and I went there last Friday. We were seated promptly but nobody came to our table for at least 25 minutes and our food did not come for another 45 minutes. No wonder the restaurant was almost empty. I was really disappointed with the service and the worst thing is nobody cares about it. Sorry but I will never go back to this restaurant again.
Superb Value – I am just amazed at what super value The Monsoon Restaurant Group offers.
I should not say this but for offering such high class restaurants in excellent locations, I would be willing to pay alot more but I do love the value for money I get.
The service needs polishing up but apart from that, I give ten out of ten.
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