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Typhoon

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Santa Monica
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Pacific Rim
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3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (In the Santa Monica Airport)
(310) 390-6565
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Airport Thai

Santa Monica airport is small with numerous small aircraft including some very nice jets. We had a wonderful table on the window and watched many takeoffs and landings. Small plates, we enjoyed some of best shrimp dumplings and spring rolls I have ever eaten. We also a had six oysters on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
TTWindom
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Minnesota
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've been coming here since it opened. Brian Vidor and Jack the manager are my friends now after so many years. The food is pacific rim based and always fresh and tasty! Live music performances have been added on Monday nights. And the house rocks!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Santa Monica airport is small with numerous small aircraft including some very nice jets. We had a wonderful table on the window and watched many takeoffs and landings. Small plates, we enjoyed some of best shrimp dumplings and spring rolls I have ever eaten. We also a had six oysters on the half shell that had to average over two... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tyhpoon is practically an instituion in Santa Monica and West LA where it has occupied a choice location overlooking the runways of Santa Monica Airport for more than two decades. Typhoon has earned its place of pride, delivering an eclectic blend of tasty Asian influended food ranging from sushi to Thai, exotic cocktails, live jazz music and good cheer. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I thought it was really cool that it was in an airport! Its sort of off the beaten path, but when you find it, you will know to come back. Catfish was great, Short Ribs were great. You must try this place before it closes!

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If it has black bean sauce - EAT IT! Did I mention that the Black Bean sauce is great! OK everything at Typhoon is really good. Even standard fare like Kung Pao Chicken might be the best you've ever had. Enjoy!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Have you had REALLY great Catfish lately, and an amazing view, all thrown together with great service? No?! Oh, okay - that's because you've never been to Typhoon Restaurant in Santa Monica darlings! I've had several different meals at this restaurant, but it's the enormous catfish specialty, that has to be split between two people, that keeps bringing me, family... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the panoply of Asian fusion dishes- more variety than you see anywhere. All were tasty. Added benefit is that you can go up on the roof and see and hear the planes takeoff and land! You can actually see them from the restaurant interior, which has an impressive view.

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

had a mixture of Chines and Thai food it was excellent, Highly recommend. had Dim Sun and Thai green curry along with Beef in pepper and young chow rice

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

They have it all, great food, great view, great service. What more can you ask for in a restaurant. I have eaten here dozens of times and have never been disappointed. Great lunch spot and killer dinner spot. If you were sitting any closer to the runway at Santa Monica Airport you would be a pilot, yet it is never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The view from this spot is great, watching planes take off, and not a bit of noise. The resto itself is asian cuisine and good, novel, but not great, but it does not matter, because it is such an interesting place to go, and the drinks and wine lists are also very good. What makes this place special, in addition... More 

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Additional Information about Typhoon

Address: 3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone Number: (310) 390-6565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405
    (In the Santa Monica Airport)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 390-6565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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