Monsoon Thai Bistro

(801) 583-5339 | View Website

1615 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84108

40.741634 -111.827264

 
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More Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic Dining

Cuisine: Thai

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Menu
Lobster and Mango Spring Roll, Crab and Apple Spring Roll Spring Roll, Chicken Satay, Pan- Panpan Pan-Asian Ahi Tuna Tartare --Asian Ahi Tuna Tartare, Peak Gai (Thai Angel Wings), Po Pia Tod, Po Pia Sod, Coconut Sesame Shrimp Shrimp, Thai Calamari, Thai Dumplings... more

Reviews for Monsoon Thai Bistro

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Delicious noodles and excellant service – The staff was friendly despite my arriving after closing. The atmosphere was nice with a unique layout and view. The food was excellant particularly the lobster/mango spring roll and spicy mint noodle. The spring roll was well balanced with sauce and flavor, with lots of extra points for originality. The spicy mint noodle was suprising with tender noodles and well balanced sauce and good portion sizing. The wine list was extensive and perfectly chosen for the food available. I really enjoyed my experience.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good Food, Poor Service – A group of coworkers and I recently met here for lunch.

The good: We were all in agreement that the food (taste and presentation) was quite good. I ordered the Bento Box with The Grilled Salmon in Prik Khing Curry which I would highly recommend. We found the atmosphere of the ?sun room? for lunch quite pleasing as well.

The bad: The service, unfortunately, was poor. Upon first walking in the door we could not even see an employee in the restaurant to seat us for a good five to ten minutes?we resorted to wandering aimlessly around the restaurant looking for ANYONE and were on the verge of walking into the kitchen as a last resort before leaving. When a waiter finally materialized he zipped right past us twice without even acknowledging us?it was so blatantly rude that it caused us to erupt in laughter. We finally just seated ourselves at a table in the main dining room. During his next ?zip? by us, without breaking stride or looking at us, he barked out at us, ?You won?t be sitting there, you?ll be in the other room?. In an attempt at fairness, the service did get better after that point, and he was the only waiter staffed for an entire room of tables (restaurant should remedy this), but come on?

There are several other Thai restaurants in the SLC valley that have food equally good or better combined with great service? it?s hard to give Monsoon Thai much more than an average rating when taking this into consideration.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Delicious and Utah's Best Wine List – Monsoon Thai Bistro is a lovely place. Full of dark woods with a beautful fireplace and an impressive wine cooler. In the summer, there is a cute patio with water misters and a fun atmosphere. In the winter, this place is VERY romantic with candlelight, a glowing fire, and a warm and welcoming vibe. The current wait staff is excellent (particularly Ryan, who knows both the wine list and menu exceptionally well). We are always greeted in a friendly and welcoming manner, sat promptly, and provided with menus and a wine list. And, what a wine list it is! It's more like a wine bible (and nearly as big). The selection of wines by the glass is good, and the overall selection is amazing, including a large number of "cellar selections" for those who are celebrating or looking for something special. If you're unsure which wine to order, the waiters can be very helpful. They demonstrate a good knowledge of wine and wine pairings, which can sometimes be challenging with spicy Thai food. However, the true wine guru at Monsoon is Keith Chan, the owner/operator. His wine knowledge is unsurpassed in Salt Lake City (and probably in Park City too). If Keith is available, he won't steer you wrong. I can honestly say that I have tried nearly every dish on the Monsoon menu, and I have never been dissapointed. For starters, one can't go wrong with the crispy spring rolls, a delicious classic. The thai dumplings are very good, and the mango spring rolls are refreshing and delicious. My favorite entree is the salmon in yellow curry. It somehow manages to be delicate, yet rich and spicy at the same time. It is a shining example of how complex Thai cuisine can be when done well. I would also opt for the green curry, the spicy mint noodles, or the pad thai, all are delightful and offer a choice of chicken, prawn, or vegetarian serving options. I would high recommend Monsoon to anyone looking for a special dining experience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great service and amazing food – I'm really picky when i eat out and spend my hard earned money. We had a buy one get one free coupon so why not try something new.

We went early at around 4pm so no one there which was nice and sat outside.

Britney was our waitress and was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. She explained the differences of each dish that we were interested in and simplified it. She filled our water glass by picking it up by the base instead of the rim like a lot of other waiters will do. Also our food was brought out without a thumb in the food as it is set down. Trust me it's happened all too often so I don't take it for granted. Timing was impecable. Britney knew when the right time was to pardon herself into our conversation and clean our plates.

I ordered the salmon with yellow curry. Holy cow!!!!!! Best dish i've had in a while. The curry was incredible with the right sweetness and then 10 seconds later the ginger spice kicks in. Man, i'm salvating right now thinking about it.

Being rather picky about my service I was very impressed. I don't know about all these other waiters that work there but ask for Britney. I would request her again when i go back.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Average food, Horrible service – I ordered takeout. I was told to be there in 25 minutes. 30-minutes later I showed up...they had forgotten to even start my order. I sat there for another 30-minutes while they prepared the whole thing. The waitress asked me what she could do to make it up to me, I suggested giving me one (just one) of the appetizers free. The "head waiter" absolutely refused. He was arrogant and I will never go there again. It wasn't about the $10 for the appetizer, it was about them showing concern for the customer. The obviously have none. The place is always empty.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing – Upon reading all of these posts I was quite weary of my visit. I went in expecting the servers to be awful and the food bland. Thankfully my fears were laid aside. The staff was quite amazing, 3 servers covering all those tables i was impressed. Very knowledgeable of the food and the 20 page wine book. When the food came i was in awe of the portion size of the noodle dish I had, and of the curry my wife had. The food was excellent, best i had in SLC, it was a bit underspicy for me but that is something easily remedied. The price was on par with any other thai restaurant in town. Sligtly higher but what do you expect for Seabass and roughy being on a thai menu.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Way too interested in alcohol than food – The Thai food here is terrible. All the waiter did was try to keep pushing wine and alcohol on me and my friends, even after we said no. When it came time to pay the bill, he was nowhere to be found until I went into the kitchen. Very unprofessional waiters.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

very disapointed – When in town for business I was told by a co-worker that this was one of the more upscale and thai places in town and that it would be a travesty for me to skip it during my visit to SLC. Well this guy oculd not have been farther from the truth. The server was rude, unhelpful, and borderline offencive. As for the food it did not fair much better, the portions were small and bland. I have been to Thailand and have a deep love for the food but this was not even good for midwestern standards. Their currys were oily and for some reason the Pad Thai tasted as if it had ketchup in it???? i dont know but the only thing in the restraunt I enjoyed was the wine I orderd. Thank goodness they didnt mess that up!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Rude and not at all good – I went to this place because of the Salt Lake Magazine rating of Best.

It is not the best. There are many other Thai and Chinese restaurants

better than this. To top it off, when I complained about the curry being

bland, the waiter told me that they made it just like in Thailand and I

didn't know what I was talking about. Very very rude.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

What? You charge for rice? – My fiancee and I both ordered curry dishes. When we got the bill, their was an extra $2 for rice. What the heck was that for? What else do you eat curry with? A spoon? When we ordered, we didn't order anything extra--the waitress just brought out the rice and we thought (rightfully) it was part of the meal. How cheap is that. It's a sneaky way to get two more dollars out of us. The manager was smug about it, too, pointing out the fine print in 6 pt type at the bottom away from the menu item. The curry was ok, but really the atmosphere was destroyed by them being so cheap. Expect to be charged for water.

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