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Santa Monica
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Pacific Rim
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3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (In the Santa Monica Airport)
(310) 390-6565
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Went for happy hour only to be told that because they were "understaffed" that we wouldn't be able to order food for about 20 minutes as they had just opened. Whatever, that's fine. Only later were we told that food was available immediately, it was just the happy hour menu that was completely unavailable. Since we had come specifically for... More 

Thank Shrubbo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I looked up this restaurant and discovered that it has some bizarre and delicious foods. I had frog lega, cricket, and scorpions. Loved every minute of it.

Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Really rate this place. Friends took us. Lovely atmosphere with great food, a really good menu and you can watch small planes land and take off as it has large windows overlooking the small Santa Monica airport. We ate excellent food here.

Thank Leza H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was a most enjoyable night at Typhoon as it was Big Band Night and Tommy Nolan and his orchestra were playing. The music was great. The food menu is large. Just about something for everyone. The menu starts with a selection of Dumplings, small plates, Sushi, insects, Amphibians, Sandwich, Fish, Mollusks, Shellfish, Salads, Fowl, Pork, Beef, Lamb, rice, Noodles,... More 

Thank Flhappy
Amsterdam, Nederland
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The restaurant has a wide window on the airport side. which gives your a great vieuw on the hassle on the landing floor. Great Azina food as well, so difficult to divide your attention! Nice and welcoming staff.

Thank MBoelaars
Mount Dora, Florida
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This Asian cuisines serving restaurant is inside the Santa Monica Airport terminal and is a great place to have a great meal whether or not you're an aviation buff. The dining room overlooks the airport ramp and runway, providing an ever-changing background of planes of various sizes coming and going. The food selection is fantastic and I recommend the pork... More 

Thank ReviewBeforeFlight
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank Amesrules2
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120 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank TTWindom
Marina del Rey, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank BruceR259
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank Danny C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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