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Red Medicine

8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Ranked #70 of 273 Restaurants in Beverly Hills
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gale
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49 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Check one off the bucket list of restaurants! We enjoyed Red Medicine - its a a culinary adventure inspired by Vietnamese cuisine. The ambience was trendy and inviting, the service was friendly and accommodating, and the presentation of food like beautiful pieces of art. The restaurant itself is very contemporary, low lit (at night) and has great ambiance. Our waitress... More

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Los Angeles, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I like the ambiance of this restaurant and thought all the food that I tried was good but they have very few options if you cannot eat dairy and this is really a family style restaurant. Because i could not eat dairy and I went only with my husband, he was either left with huge portions or had to eat... More

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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Definitely met expectations. Food and service were great. I like many reviewers were surprised by the lack of wait list to get in given the quality. Get in while you can! Also had the most amazing cocktail in a long time. It was up the with the European standards. I find LA does not really excel at cocktails except for... More

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Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Red Rum. Red Rum. Eating here read-backwards was murder on patience and temperament. A Red Mess. The food was innovative, outlandishly even, and delicious. The pheasant was the best: And the least easiest to identify-the-accompaniments "in the style of Alain Chapel" - we never were advised to what strange ingredients were combined to this scientific dish. The sweet potato with... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my first meal at Red Medicine. First off, if you plan on going there, read the menu, read the bio's, see what this guy is doing. It is truly amazing, not only a fantastic display when your meals arrive but a devilish ride on some crazed herbalists roller coaster. Seriously.... if your idea of herbs are salt and... More

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

WOW- where should I begin... Got it - with the tasting menu! I must say that, of all the tasting menus that I've had throughout my life, the mouthwatering, spectacular tasting menu at Red Medicine wins the grand prize! The slow-roasted lamb shoulder - to die for; the crab with smeared garlic sauce around the dish - heavenly; the baby... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If I count my big toes as thumb substitutes, then I can give Red Medicine FOUR thumbs up, which is just about right for this remarkable, edgy, warm dining spot with dishes that define uniqueness in presentation, taste, creativity, imagination, and satisfaction. I promise at first you will smile at the ingredients listed on the menu and wonder what on... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

this is s a very special restaurant and it is all about subtlety. Inspired by Vietnamese cuisine which is using a lot of herbs, the dishes are not only beautiful but sophisticated for the palate: a mix of surprising taste are delicately combined. this not heavy, no potato, rice, bread to feed you, it's just about the product itself. I... More

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Santa Monica, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food is beautifully presented, with unusual food combinations. Unfortunately nothing we ordered was outstanding. We started by sharing the mushroom dish, which was OK but barely so. Next we each had the uni dish, which had very little uni and was not very well conceived. As out 'main course' each of us had a fish dish. I had the... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We ate here in April as part of our trip to LA. First off, the "food as art" concept here is FLAWLESS. The food is beautifully presented but thats about it apart from the dessert.....more on that later! The cocktails were good. We had the leeks, the wild mushrooms, the pork cheeks, the crab, and last but most definitely not... More

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