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“Take the Bridge to Vietnam from Ballard”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Monkey Bridge

Monkey Bridge
Ranked #968 of 4,079 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ballard
Seattle Washington
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296 reviews
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“Take the Bridge to Vietnam from Ballard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Easily overlooked on a corner of Ballard's Market Street, eating at The Monkey Bridge is not to be missed. Unlike the usual "pho restaurants" this one exudes charm and warmth besides an extensive menu.

Choose noodle or rice "creations," soups, salads, or my favorite, the chicken baguette served with a cup of rice soup. Each entree is presented beautifully and is satisfyingly seasoned and delicious. Many for a price of a fast-food combo, but this is "cuisine." The menu's the same for dinner as lunch so I opt for the lesser lunch price.

Arrive early or you may wait to be seated in this tastefully decorated Vietnamese atmosphere. A lovely server will serve you promptly. Within the surroundings you'll notice the bamboo water fountain, chopsticks and for fall, a pumpkin carved with a monkey face. Also, you'll likely discover the mystery behind the name Monkey Bridge. Guests I took there for lunch commented, "We'll be back." So will I.

  • Visited October 2011
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Seattle
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4 reviews
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“The Monkey Bridge in Ballard is the Best Vietnamese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2010

The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The decor is lovely. All of the servers are excellent. They are not overbearing but always available and meet your needs immediately with a smile on their faces. The food is to die for. I love #17. I have never been dissappointed with anything that I have ordered. They have a very cozy bar area also. Even their restroom is beautiful.

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Seattle, Wa
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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2009

Monkey Bridge has wonderful food and a very pleasant atmosphere to dine in. A previous reviewer said the atmosphere was "kitchy" but I'd say that it is nicely done and is far superior in appearance to any other Pho/Vietnamese restaurant in Seattle. Also, that same reviewer said it was expensive, when in fact it is very reasonably priced. If you order wine and appetizers then the bill will get larger....seems pretty straight forward to me.

My only critique is that the service can be somewhat spotty, but over the past 20 or so visits we've had, we've been very satisfied.

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“Out of sight! Beautiful...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2009

Out of sight! Beautiful venue. Tasty food. Good prices.

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Ballard, Seattle, WA
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“Delicious Vietnamese food at an great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2008

The Monkey Bridge offers a diverse menu that goes above and beyond the typical Vietnamese restaurants in Ballard. My friend loves the Pho - the vegetarian option has lots of veggies! My favorite is the garlic tofu - I have never before tasted tofu this good. There are plenty of meat options on the menu, too. Prices for dinner are quite reasonable at ~$6 for the Pho and $8-9 for other entrees. The space is small but the service is attentive and prompt. Plenty of parking in the area. Go to this restaurant for an excellent, low-cost meal!

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