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Monsoon Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Halal, Balti
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220 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
0191 4556103
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Horden, Peterlee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ocean Road and spoilt for choice, so my friend and I tried the Monsoon. The decor of the restaurant is minimalist, the service is Excellent, not pushy or hurried and the staff are friendly and tend to treat customers as old friends, so relaxed. The food was well presented and of good quality and the portion size was perfect. Overall... More 

Thank BrotherTom
Washington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited monsoon last night and had an excellent authentic Indian meal., Which was well presented and served piping hot . We were served by welcoming, friendly staff, all plates and dishes left the table clean. Looking forward to next visit

Thank Barrie B
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As usual a lovely welcome and the food amazing.!!! 💝 Thank you. Quite concerned that a table behind us was causing problems. Deliberately being awkward and complaining,swearing with children in his company saying blar blar, hope the polite lovely staff were ok. Obviously an idiot person. Go away, my dad is 81 and its fathers day. You're a bad example... More 

Thank Beajs
Tyne & Wear
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Visited this restaurant with hubby and kids. We had high expectations as it looked very nice from the outside and the menu was good. The positives were that the tables were nicely set, staff were polite and friendly and the food presentation was good. Negatives were I ordered a mixed kebab for starters which is a bhaji, chicken tikka and... More 

Thank susiecuteTyne_Wear
Showkoth C, Manager at Monsoon Indian Cuisine, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our food. Firstly our Bhaji are made in a flat round shape, this is our unique style as previously we found from our survey that customers complained about normal full round Bhaji that it does not get cooked properly so we changed the way we make our Bhaji into a flat... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I went to Monsoon with my son-in-law at the weekend. We had a very warm reception and excellent service. Our meal was very good, all the more so because it was the first time in many years that I found Methi Ghost on the menu, something I used to enjoy at my favourite restaurant in Dunfermline years ago! It was... More 

Thank Steve N
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Ocean Road has lots of competition on the Indian front. Monsoon is a good balance between price and quality. Friendly staff and nicely spiced food. Usually busy later in the evening.

Thank Nosillag
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Don't usually do reviews but in short I can say the owner of the restaurant is a great and understanding guy as my wife and I are gluten intolerant and is super friendly! Food was great and service also great! Recommended to all

Thank Steven B
South Shields
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

After visiting here a couple of times and it was ok, I thought I would book here for a family celebration for 13 adults. Asked at the time of making the telephone booking if we could be sat in the upstairs room and told this would not be a problem. I thought with this being a small restaurant that we... More 

2 Thank sharro
Showkoth C, Manager at Monsoon Indian Cuisine, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about experience with us. Our restaurant holds upto 46 seats alone downstairs. When you rang to book, I did mention that if it's possible I will try to provide you the upstairs but on this circumstance it was not as downstairs was empty. It was wise to put you all downstairs and you were not prepared to... More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My friends and I ate at this restaurant and the food was excellent. I actually new the waiter from years ago and I was given exceptional service.

Thank David H
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120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I previously said I wouldn't return here, but was convinced to when looking for somewhere for a quick Sunday night bite. Good call. Much better than my visit around 6 months ago. Food was lovely and the bill worked out to about £15 a head with drinks too.

Thank ChrisHarkus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Halal, Balti
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: 0191 4556103

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?