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Asian, Sushi, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 12 December 2021

This is a nice Asian food restaurant in Kristiansand's downtown. The food, especially the sushi, is nice. Also, the sake cocktail is a must-try.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Location 4/5 Cleanliness 5/5 Service 4/5 Food 4/5 Wine/beweage 3/5 Interior 4/5 Overall 4/5 Value 4/5 Atmosphere 4/5 Will I return: Yes

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 October 2021

I really like some of the dishes here, especially pad thai. Think I have been going back to eat this 4-5 times. However, the last time, and first time with children, I was shocked about the waitress. She did only use the minimum amount of...words possible to use to communicate with us. Not a smile. And what broke my heart was that she did not smile back to our 11 month old baby, when the baby really smiled and «talked» to her. It seemed so cold. That was the last time I wanted to eat here.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021

I Do not recommend this restaurant. As we had a terrible experience. We order udon noodles. I asked the waitress is this spicy because my son cannot eat spicy food. I was told no it is not spicy and the when the food came it...was CLEARLY pepper on it. According to the waitress The kitchen denied having put in pepper, and then my sister order the same dish and we all can see that the one I got was with pepper on it while my sister’s dish was without pepper . I ask the other guest sitting beside me they can confirm that there is a different between those two noodles. I asked for a new one but the waitress kept saying that there is no pepper. it is not that we don’t have money to pay but we felt we were being CHEATED. I will not come back to this restaurant and I do not recommend my friends or family to go there either.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

Fantastic Bao buns and sushi! Good looking and well tasting asian food. Modern surroundings and polite waitors. We recommend!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

Great, casual place for lunch and dinner. Enjoyed several appetizers and entrees, all were very good. The passion fruit margaritas are great. I had two! The hot (spicy) salt on the rim of the glass was the perfect touch to their flavor! Service was perfect....Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2020

Great location in city centre. It had rained, but blue sky and sun was coming so we were able to get a table outside. Ordered some starters (spring rolls, tempura shrimp and chicken satay) which tasted really good. For main course we had ramen, crazy...duck and paneng curry. Ramen was a little bit tasteless and the pork neck was not tender at all.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020

We were here for the first time. The meil was excellent, well balanced flavors. High end in all the ways. Located in the heart if the city overlooking the Cathedral. The service was a bit slow and dull. The waitress who spoke english was busy...receiving guests and tend to attend the ones who are already seated and waiting for the service. I think this is a drawback for otherwise a fantastic restaurant. We will come back again anyway.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

The food was only OK for me personally, I wouldnt go back there based on flavor. Ee had sushi and two other side dishes. Staff was rude and very cold in contact. We waited FOREVER for our food, and after that - to pay. Honestly,...I would rate this place with 2 stars, but Ill give it 3 as an ordinary restaurant that I have only been to once. Better luck next time!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020

Me and my friends wanted to eat asian food. There were 9 of us, plus 3 small children. Everybody went ahead and ordered food, while I bought 3 Happy Meals at McDonalds for the small ones, since they did not want to eat asian food....When I arrived, one of my friends was on her way out, together with her two small children. The waitress said the children where not allowed to eat their Happy Meals there. So my friend had to take the food she already had ordered as take away, and go outside the restaurant so her children could eat theirs. Unbelievable! I, on the other hand, refused to eat my food outside, so after a lot of back and forth, they made an exception for my 5-year old. Soooo bad service, and in the end they would have been willing to say no to 9 paying customers, because of 3 small children. This place is marked as child friendly, but it is definitly not!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Monsoon Asian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4