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Shanghai Red's - CLOSED

13813 Fiji Way, Los Angeles, CA 90292-6910 (Venice / Beach Areas)
(310) 823-4522
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
Cross street: Lincoln & Fiji
Transit: Fiji
Description: Located at the far west end of Marina Del Rey’s South Bay boardwalk, Shanghai Red’s Restaurant offers not only fine California cuisine (specializing in seafood) but also an intriguing blend of Polynesian, Victorian and contemporary architecture.

76 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worth the trip but food is always just average - but the experience super! Drinks and wine list are ok and may just that on the patio. Our waiter brought and an ice bucket for the white wine - nice touch on warm day. Bread service is excellent - raw sea food cold and expensive but the best part of... More

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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The entrance to Whiskey Red's is beautiful, with bridges and koi ponds-- living up to its older "Shanghai" name. However the food is not Asian, but seafood with calamari, seafood plates, and oysters on the half-shell being some of the main fare. And it is tasty, but the portions are very small and the prices are high for the amount... More

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Los Angeles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We treated out of town guests to the sumptuous buffet brunch at Whiskey Red's in Marina del Rey on 12/28/13 and really enjoyed it - as always!! First and foremost, the outdoor tables by the water are the best in the house! Next, the service is always 5 star. Of course the food is good (not stellar) and the prices... More

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Inglewood, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went to Whiskey formally Shanghai Red's for their Christmas brunch . The name change I guess cursed the food because is was not the same as we remembered, just didn't seem to tasted the same seemed to be missing something. The service was great as was the view. We will return at a later date to see how they... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and my daughter and I had a late lunch at the newly renamed Shanghai Reds. The Restaurant is now called Whiskey Red's. We enquirer about the possible. Change in ownership and we were told it is the same owner, only the name has changed. Unfortunately they also seem to have changed the Chef. We had had very pleasant... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I just read that Shanghai Red's is now "Whiskey Reds" in Marina del Ray (Los Angeles area). Let me say that we just returned home from the Thanksgiving buffet ($41/person) - very disappointed. It all started when we drove into the parking lot and were met with a fee: free 2-hour parking and then $1/15 minutes. So already, we felt... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I've been going here for brunch for over eight years. This year however, they have changed management, their food selection and decor, for the worse, in my opinion. Not only has the food selection decreased, but the taste has diminished as well. The fish and hash browns were dry, the eggs bene were over cooked, seafood selection scaled back, etc.... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Shanghai Red's is one of those places that you just wish somebody else ran/ was in the kitchen. It's a gorgeous location with a view of the Marina/ an outdoor terrace that other restaurants would kill for. Unfortunately, that's where the good part of the experience ends. The food is simply inedible. My steak was rough, rubbery and tasteless, and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This location & the view is outstanding! All the Fire-Pits & lovely sitting areas around the Fireplaces are very cozy & inviting...but the food is horrible. What made it worse was the fact that they try to trick you...they tried to give me a Filet Oscar when all it had ontop of the steak was fried onions! The description in... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Let me just say that we got to this restaurant with big expectations and left totally disappointed. I ordered stake, which was overdone. Waiter asked if we want bread and butter only after dinner was served. Juice that my niece ordered had some particles of green either leaf or herb. Overpriced for the quality of food. The only positive about... More

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