New Cocktails, Crab and Wine at Monsoon East

Sibling chefs Sophie and Eric Banh are excited to announce they have brought back the ever-popular Crab Feast to Monsoon East. They are also going to be offering 30% off bottles of wine two days a week and launching a new cocktail menu Wednesday!

Friday and Saturday nights are home to a killer deal—Monsoon East’s Crab Feast, a whole two-pound Dungeness crab for $30. Sautéed in the wok, the crab is available with four different preparations; the classic Saigon Salt and Pepper (served with a mango and papaya salad), Singapore-style Yellow Curry, Scallion and Ginger, and with a Tamarind sauce. That is a lot of crab goodness and a fun way to spend date night!

Sunday, July 28 marks the start of a fantastic opportunity to explore Monsoon East’s exceptional wine list. EverySunday and Monday guests can enjoy 30% off all full bottles of wine from Banh’s award-winning wine list. This deal runs all day—the perfect excuse to get a bottle of bubbly with brunch or start dinner with one!

Celebrated bar manager Jon Christiansen has developed an exciting new cocktail menu for Monsoon East that is launching this Wednesday. Look for innovative combinations that have become Christiansen’s calling card.

Some examples off the new cocktail menu are as follows:

ransom old tom gin, briottet cassis float, fresh lime, fresh blackberries $10

salted el dorado spiced rum, giffard ginger, creme, egg yolk, lemon, served on crushed ice $10


rittenhouse rye, apricot liqueur, luxardo maraschino, lemon, chilled, served in a coupe $10

neisson agricole eleve sousbois, giffard banane de brasil, giffard pamplemousse, lemon, chilled in a coupe $10


rosé wine, green apple and lychee, oolong tea infused soho lychee liqueur, and citrus $9


vida mezcal, fresh pineapple, ale, novo fogo coffee bitters, lime ginger syrup $10

Opened in late 2008 by sibling chef duo Sophie and Eric Banh, Monsoon East is the elegant sister restaurant to the original Monsoon located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Modern Vietnamese cuisine made with thoughtfully sourced ingredients is the star at this stylish eastside location too – and the larger space allows for an Ocean Bar showcasing local oysters and seafood, private dining, and an inviting lounge area with full bar. Creative cocktails and an award-winning wine list compliment the food, and the happy hour is spectacular. Monsoon East opens for lunch Monday –Friday at 11:30am and for weekend brunch at 10am. Happy hour is Sunday – Thursday from 3pm – 10pm and Fridayand Saturday from 3pm – 6pm and again from 10pm – 11pm. Monsoon East offers local lunch box delivery. For reservations or more information, call 425.635.1112 or visit

Monsoon East is located at 10245 Main Street in Bellevue, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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