Press Clippings

Awards & Accolades

2020

Happy Lunar New Year! The owners of Seattle’s Monsoon share some traditions and a recipe for luck.

—The Seattle Times

Lunar New Year

—Seattle Kitchen Radio

Lunar New Year

—425 Magazine

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

–Seattle Met

Seattleite Spotlight: Saigon Siblings – Eric and Sophie Banh, of Monsoon and Ba Bar

—Seattleite

Brunch Bloody Mary with Bone Broth

—The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine

Best Vietnamese 2020

—425 Magazine

Favorite Seattle area restaurants recommended by Puget Sounds’ top chefs

—KING5 Evening

The Coolest Rooftop Bars in Seattle

—Metropolist

Where to Eat and Stay in Seattle

—Thrillist

14 popular restaurant patios around Seattle for weekend brunch

—Seattle PI

Seattle’s Top Rooftop Bars for Drinking

—Thrillist

2019

The Seattle Outdoor Patio Hall of Fame

—Seattle Met Magazine

Monsoon marks 20 years on Capitol Hill

—Capitol Hill Seattle

Best Vietnamese 2019

—425 Magazine

The ultimate happy hour guide to Seattle’s Capitol Hill

—Seattle PI

31 Restaurants Reimagining Seattle Brunch

—Seattle Met

8 Places in the Seattle Area to Sip a Mighty Fine Bloody Mary

—Eater Seattle

Views and brews: Eight Seattle rooftops for a drink

—Seattle PI

2018

4 great spots to drink, from a $2 glass of rose to $6 cocktails

—The Seattle Times

Six Inspired Bloody Marys to Sip in Seattle

—Seattle Magazine

Best Vietnamese 2018

—425 Magazine

7 great new Eastside happy hours

—The Seattle Times

Seattle’s Best Breakfasts

—Seattle Magazine

2017

Spicy Shrimp in Chile Sauce

—Food & Wine Magazine

8 nice Seattle restaurants that aren’t so high-priced

—The Seattle Times

Best Vietnamese 2017

—425 Magazine

A Seattle Summer Drinking To-do List

—The Seattle Times

Seattle top chefs share a top flavor-boosting ingredient

—The Seattle Times

Best Dim Sum

—The Seattle Times

Holiday recipe: Monsoon East pork belly

—Seattle Magazine

2016

Seattle’s hidden patios: 5 places to drink without the crowd

—The Seattle Times

Top 5 Spots for Dim Sum in Seattle and on the Eastside

—The Seattle Times

Best Vietnamese 2016

—425 Magazine

2015

Simple, Tasty Vietnamese Cooking

—Food & Wine Magazine

Best Vietnamese Food

—Seattle Magazine

Monsoon’s Bar Director Shares his Cocktail Secrets

—Seattle Magazine

Best Vietnamese 2015

—425 Magazine

Patios to Visit Before Summer’s End

—Seattle Met Magazine

—Seattle Met Magazine

2014

Seattle’s Monsoon restaurant expanding, with flexibility as its goal

—Puget Sound Business Journal

Monsoon Reopens Bigger, Better, and with a Bar

—Seattle Met Magazine

Farm to Eastside

—425 Business

2013

What a pair: matching the right wine to the right food

—The Seattle Times

Where Seattle Chefs Eat

—Seattle Magazine

Best breakfasts in Seattle

—Seattle PI

Seattle’s Restaurant Empire Builders

—Seattle Magazine

The 50 most powerful players in Seattle’s food scene

—Seattle Magazine

Monsoon Seattle’s Bloody Alternative with Pho Broth Sangrita

—Seattle Met Magazine

2012

Best Happy Hours at Restaurants

—Seattle Magazine

70 most powerful players in the Seattle food scene

—Seattle Magazine

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jon Christiansen

—Seattle Met Magazine

2011

It’s a wide world of noodles, Seattle. Love them? List them!

—The Seattle Times

Best Asian Restaurants: Vietnamese

—Seattle Met Magazine

The 10 Best Breakfasts in Seattle

—Seattle PI

Seattle’s Best Restaurant Recipes: Imperial rolls from Monsoon

—Seattle Met Magazine

2010

The Seattle-area top 10 Happy Hours

—The Seattle Times

2009

Seattle Restaurants that Stand the Test of Time

—Seattle Magazine

2008

A Monsoon is on course for Bellevue

—Seattle PI

Bellevue’s restaurant scene is really beginning to sizzle

—Seattle PI

Vietnamese Braised Pork Shoulder

—Seattle PI

The Restaurants that Changed the Way We Eat

—Seattle Met Magazine

2005

Success didn’t stop chef Eric Banh from going back to his roots

—Seattle PI

2002

Cooking over a new leaf: Nature’s aromatic packets help intensify flavors

—Seattle PI