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Monark Asian Bistro

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5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Ste 64, Riverside, CA 92507-6321
+1 951-683-1073
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Riverside, California
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317 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Always a pleasant dining experience at this elegantly decorated Asian restaurant. Always great service from the owner to the servers. We always come here for the lunch special. Their Angel Hair is one of my all time favorites. If you like noodle dishes, Lo Mein and Angel Hair are consistently good. The Ginger pork, cashew chicken, and Walnut Shrimp are... More 

Thank MandC0218
Palm Desert
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

One cold rainy evening I wanted a good Asian inspired soup with veggies & tofu. Stumbled onto this quaint looking spot. The soup menu was very limited and mostly consisted of spicy types. Decided to try one, sorry can't remember anything about the soup except it was incredibly sour and too much ginger to even enjoy it. The service wasn't... More 

Thank Scheshire6
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Monark is often a favorite choice to meet friends for lunch or dinner. The decor is sophisticated. The food is fresh and very flavorful. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Some weekend evenings, there is live music - jazz or contemporary.

Thank socaljudy
Needham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2016

My in-laws just moved to the area and raved about this place. We can see why! The Cashew Chicken is flavorful and the right consistency. The vegetable stir fry is perfectly crisp and tasty. Luncheon prices are very reasonable and comes with rice and eggroll. If we lived in the area, it would be a regular destination.

Thank cathyl13
Brisbane, Australia
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224 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Whilst visiting Riverside for work (from Australia) we asked the locals for good restaurant tips and this one came up. So off we went to Canyon Crest and had a look. We were slightly worried as there didn't appear to be many people in the restaurant, but decided to take the gamble. Very happy that we did - I haven't... More 

Thank malomax
Ashland, Oregon
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388 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

It was good, but not outstanding. We need to try some other dishes before passing judgment. The waiter was friendly and service was fast.

Thank LindaMG
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The Thai Salad with Shrimp is tasty, I did prefer the lemon dressing vs. the thai dressing provided. My friend enjoyed the Kung Pao Chicken and I the Jungle Curry Chicken. Be warned, if you are not ready for spicy hot, then you dare not indulge in the Jungle Curry Chicken. Nate the young man, was our server and tended... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

I've been to Monark ten times or so in the last two years. Some of their dishes can be very good, like the green beans or the thinly sliced Monark steak. Why is this review not a "4" or a "5"? This is due to inconsistency. The last two visits were sub par, the food was overcooked and incredibly salty... More 

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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Very good thai food. The Basil Eggplant is a must! It is a small place in a shopping center but it is definitely worth trying.

Thank adrianausa
Grand Terrace, California, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The food was fantastic. We had the Walnut Shrimp, the Strawberry Chicken, noodles and beef and a hugh chicken salad and 2 ice teas. All the food was well prepared, presented and savory. We also tried the chicken/shrimp dumplings...good but next time I will get the pot stickers. Very good service on a Sunday noon... but hardly any other patrons.... More 

Thank Ed C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Ste 64, Riverside, CA 92507-6321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-1073
In the Canyon Crest Town Centre and the Center uses the same address (5225 Canyon Crest Dr.) for all shops/restaurants.

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