Having read the write up in the Los Angles Times that the Venice Room in Monterey Park recently received, I was prepared for a hearty self-cooked steak accompanied by equally hearty drinks and entertaining karaoke. Instead, what I experienced were watered-down, overpriced drinks to go along with ear busting karaoke. The steak was satisfactory, but that was only because I cooked it. The Venice room definitely does not live up to its hype. You'll definitely get a hangover from your experience there, but it won't be because of the effectiveness of the drinks, rather it will be because of the sense that you are getting ripped off with every cocktail that you order and the brain numbing atmosphere created by the jarring karaoke and rowdy clientele.