Monsoon has some of the best Indian food in San Diego-I used to really like Bombay in Hillcrest, and Star Of India(also in the Gaslamp) but I had a bad experience with Bombay's buffet and SOA doesn't have a buffet anymore.(For me,Indian food is all about the buffets ;) )
Monsoon has a whole compliment of Indian dishes, but I highly reccomend the buffet.Excellent food, especially the Tandoori chicken(my favorite Indian dish).
Monsoon is at 729 4th Ave. Downtown.