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Monsoon's 18th Birthday


We're finally legal! We opened Monsoon restaurant on February 21st, 1999. There really wasn't anybody else doing elevated Vietnamese cuisine in Seattle at the time, and our tiny spot on the east slope of Capitol Hill quickly became a very popular dining destination—we often competed against our neighbor across the street (King Fish Cafe) to see who could get the longest line out the door. The menu has changed over the years, and we've added a cocktail lounge and a rooftop patio—but a lot has stayed the same too—especially our commitment to sourcing local ingredients, maintaining the award-winning wine list, and catering to our neighborhood customers who have been here since day one.

To celebrate 18 years of Vietnamese food on Capitol Hill, we are offering a special birthday menu that will be available from February 21st to February 28th. This menu features a handful of Monsoon standards as well as a couple of revived classics from the original 1999 menu. You can order any two of these items for $18 as well as a half Dungeness Crab, also for $18. To finish things off, a complimentary slice of Monsoon's (now famous) Banana Cake with Coconut will be offered to each table.

Celebrate 18 years with us at Monsoon on Capitol Hill during the dinner hour beginning Tuesday, February 21st through the end of the month. If you are on the east side, Monsoon Bellevue is also offering the $18 Dungeness Crab special as well as the complimentary Banana Cake for each table.

Note: This menu is only available during dine-in dinner service.
Sorry, no to go orders. 

18 YEAR MENU

$18 Half Saigon Pepper Crab

Wokked live Dungeness crab, song be black pepper corns, fresh watercress.

$18 For Any Two Dishes Below

Fresh Rolls
Pork, shrimp, vermicelli, mint, chives, hoisin sauce.

Asian Eggplant Salad
Green onion oil, preserved radish, meyer lemon vinaigrette.

Crispy Imperial Rolls
Carlton farm pork, shrimp, glass noodles, nước chấm.

Tamarind Soup
Prawn, pineapple, tomato, bean sprout.

Catfish Claypot
Coconut water, caramelized fish sauce, green onion.

Drunken Chicken
Crispy Washington-grown chicken, yu choy, sesame.

Bone-in Chicken Claypot
Fresh ginger, Red Boat fish sauce, green onion.

Thịt Kho
Braised pork with coconut water.

Morning Glory
Wokked morning glory, Red Boat fish sauce, garlic confit.

Baby Bok Choy
Shallot, fresh wood ear mushrooms.

Earlier Event: February 14
Valentine's Day With Monsoon
Later Event: April 5
Monsoon Guest Chef Nickie Tran