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Shanghai Reds Sunday Buffet

WLA | Jul 7, 200311:01 AM

My wife and I had been meaning to try this champagne buffet brunch for sometime, with the added incentive that if you go before 10 a.m. it is only $20 pp. I can now say with certainty that it is not worth $20, or even $10, and even if someone wanted to treat me on their dime I would refuse. We got there a couple of minutes before they opened at 9 a.m. and enjoyed looking at the giant koi they have in their pond. That was the highlight of the meal.

The breakfast sausage's were cold, the eggs benedict had hollandaise with no taste and the egg had been cooked to a hard boiled state, the Mexican food, starting with the tamales that had no filling and masa that was as hard as concrete, followed by some sort of enchilada that was a gluey gooey mess with a sauce that must have come right out of a chef boyardee can the ham that was carved was dry the waffles were made of cheap grade of cardboard and the stem ware was dirty, the waitress had to be asked three times to bring cream for the coffee and when she finally did so brought it in a small bar glass because she couldn't find a creamer, I had to get up and take a napkin off another table and the table they sat us at was so low that my knees crashed into it every time I went to sit down. Oh, and by the time they got around to turning on the a/c in the stuffy room we were in I was sweltering.

Other than that it wasn't bad. (vbg) We have been several times over the years to the Lowes Beach hotel on Ocean in SM, and to the Universal Hilton in the SFV for buffet brunch. They are both much more expensive and worth every penny of the difference in price.

Shanghai Reds
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, California
(310) 823-4522

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