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“Looks good but isn't really”
Review of Monsoon

Monsoon
Ranked #7 of 573 Restaurants in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a great looking restaurant in the middle of Adilya in Bahrain.

It looks as good inside as it does outside. The decor is excellent.

However, the Asian/Chinese food that it serves is 'lowest common denominator' and mediocre - dumbed down for the local (mainly Arab) market. It rather sadly sadly tries to be all things to everyone and to cater for all tastes.

In reality, if this food was served anywhere in the Far East (as opposed to Middle East) to local Asian customers it would be out of business in five minutes.

On the two occasions I have been there, not only was the food boring and bland, it was also served almost cold, too.

Combine all this with a price tag that can only be described as 'expensive' and you have all the reasons why I for one will not be going back.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Brilliant ambience and great service quality. The decor and interior is just brilliant. Good food though i have had bette asian food. But the ambience over compensates

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Thank MotiAbuzi
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Monsoon is one of the most pleasant restaurant experience in Bahrain. The is a great variety of food ranging from Sushis and other Japanese plates, to Thai, Vietnamese and other international dishes - all very good quality, nicely presented by a pleasant attentive waiters and staff.

But the most stunning feature of this eatery is its setting: The interior is modeled after an ancient Asian Palace with a large but neverless cozy dining area. The outside is even more spectacular: A small lake with a little island provides cool breeze even on a hot day for a few beautiful romantic tables - reservations recommended.

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Thank Oliver P
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is simply one of the best restaurants I've been to - anywhere. Maybe it's the amazing decor, with water and wood everywhere, gorgeous outdoors sitting areas for a relaxing drink before or after dinner, or just the flawless food. Visiting with my fiance and friends, we took our time navigating the extensive menu, and ordered a diverse feast of different dishes. Not one disappointed. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank BA_83838
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Monsoon is an exquisite take on asian cuisine with a matching zen like ambiance. Their food is quite expensive for an asian resto but will satisfy your tastebuds especially their vietnamese noodles (beef pho) which is my favorite and their satay. The service is good, friendly & accommodating staff. Their restrooms/toilet are clean and very nice. For a dinner date or special occassion, this is the place to spend it.

Thank Anlizcruz
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