Red Medicine
Red Medicine

Red Medicine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redmedicinela.com/
  • Phone: 3236515500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly, seating from 6pm - 11pm. Bar: Nightly, serving food 6pm - 2 am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jordan Kahn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gale
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot on Wilshire, just west of Gale, on the same side as the restaurant.
A word from Red Medicine
Angeleno Magazine's Best New Chef, Jordan Kahn, prepares modern, local cuisine featuring freshly foraged ingredients and unparalleled presentation. Plates vary in size from small snacks to large format proteins, and the entire menu is designed to be shared amongst the table. The wine list is focused on Riesling, with other whites and reds coming primarily from French or California producers that share an elegant, restrained style. The cocktail list is seasonal and changes frequently.

There is a bar menu which is served at the bar and lounge until 2am, nightly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Red Medicine reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (115)special occasion (61)hot spot (37)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (33)late-night find (29)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • It was a journey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place was in our family's (5 member) food bucket list. WAIT: 3mins, WHILE WAITING: i caught the look of two servers, the first looked at our grp fr left to right, up&down, thinking ok i will not let this bother me, i then looked around and thats when I caught the other server staring at us. Intimidating?up to you if you let it (lets just say we didnt experience this at Spago BH the night before when all 5 of us had dinner) DRINK: ice tea was good FOOD: 5 sml/1large plate and they were awesome! MAIN SERVER: it was the one that stared at us while waiting. The reason for the 4 star. She started by talking "down" to us. We dont judged people at first meeting but it was the same dessert time but we didnt let that ruined our experience..
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had mix feelings
    OmakaseLover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    anything, but this: AKAUSHI BEEF unless you really like braised type of meat.. PHEASANT--very nice, not dry at all DUCK LIVER--if only they give you bread to accompany with it ^___^ SANTA BARBARA UNI--not bad, but had better PORK CHEEKS--not a fan, 'cuz it had that pork taste if you know what i mean when you say this fish dish smells fishy... SHAVED ICE OF REDWOOD STEMS--pretty looking~
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Playful attentiveness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    How delightful to have Red Medicine's tasting menu available last Friday night. It's simply superb. Not only are the ingredients and individual food items of the highest quality, but there's both a playfulness to the preparation and the presentation, and a level of attentiveness to the way the dinner is shaped as a whole. This is not a random series of dishes, but a carefully crafted dinner experience. All the wait staff were knowledgeable and seemed as delighted in each course as we were.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We eat around the world but thus by far was not for us. It was very pretty but the flavors were very lacking. We did not even finish our tasting because it was going in a bad direction. Sorry not our taste.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was an absolute culinary adventure! Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and "Art" meet on the plate
    Aaron
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a nice dinner at Red Medicine. The prices are a little "high" but that's probably related to the amount of time they spend making the dishes look like art work. It's definitely worth trying. The chicken dumplings were awesome. Apparently the "large dishes" are for four or more people so my wife and I weren't able to try those.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A challenge for your boundaries
    IronJemVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Beautifully presented dishes. A challenge that will push your boundaries in a good way. Perhaps the next step is crafting the story behind each dish.
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  • creative dishes!
    Stan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    super creative use of ingredients. Two of the four dishes we ordered were amazing. I'd come back to try some of the others even though we struck out on the other two. Definitely worth a try for those with a more adventuresome palette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DB212
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was interesting and inventive. Looked a little bit like a science project at first, but after a bit it lived up to the raving reviews. For two people, we had five small plates and left incredibly stuffed with a hard time deciding which we liked the most. Must try!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful, yet unedible
    Yquem1965VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A lot of attention given to the appearance of dishes. True masterpieces ... but the tastes simply do not accord. And a few potatoes, a little vinaigrette and a leaf or two in a large beautiful bowl do not make you a master chef. 300$ for two for the tasting menu with (poor) wine pairing simply isn't worth it. Our biggest disappointment in L.A.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Arrogance overshadows food
    lo56
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The first time I dined at Red Medicine, I was very impressed with the service as well as the quality and artistry of the various dishes we ordered. It was such a positive experience, that I referred the restaurant to many friends. However, after my most recently experience, I will not be returning. While the food was good, the arrogance and unfriendly attitude of our waitress (primarily) and staff ruined our evening... no smiles or helpful suggestions when asked about the menu. When we left, no one (our waitress, the host, or bartender) asked us how we enjoyed our meal or thanked us for coming. The attitude was across the entire staff which leads me to believe that it must be driven by management. What a disappointment!
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  • Delightful Tastes and Textures
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was our first visit so we tried the tasting menu. What a treat! The menu reads like a foodie fantasy (redwood shoots? Trout roe and sweet peas? Rhubarb vinaigrette?) and each course delighted us. After three courses to get our taste buds singing, the perfectly prepared lamb shoulder made the meal. All this for $65.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally unique & worth the visit
    great2dine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Ambiance & food unique. Service a bit numb. just service. Doesn't match what this place is trying to be. Food & presentation outstanding. Would go back absolutely. My wife's 2nd visit $ same experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    LGMadventure
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We selected the tasting menu. For us it was a foodie adventure. All the dishes, there were six of them, we're served in different serving pieces with many different ingredients in each dish. I bet many you have never eaten before. If you want an adventure, this is the restaurant for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Come here if you don't want to eat
    pfellie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is terrible. We ordered half the menu and every dish that came out was more bland, more soggy and more unfortunate than the last. Only come here if you are on a diet and don't want to eat too much, or anything.
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  • Almost a Gem
    AmazingEatsLA
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Red Medicine is knocking on the door of divine. It's ambiance is almost great; looks much better in the day than the night. The servers are attractive, attentive (some more than others, for sure), and personable (some more than others, for sure). The food runners are knowledgeable about the plates they are serving, but rattle their scripts off far to hurriedly and emotionless while looking around the restaurant. The food is on the verge of being amazing although temperature is definitely an area for improvement. So if you want a dining experience that is way above mediocre, Red Medicine should be on your list. But don't expect perfection.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, adequate service
    BruxB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was really good and the presentation was phenomenal. I am definitely planning on returning here to try a few things out and have another go at the Pheasant. The cocktails were also interesting and tasty, I want to try some of the more unique ones next time. The only down side was that the server was a bit impatient with our questions; perhaps they were uncomfortable going off script (just guessing). When we asked questions, rather that directly answer, they repeatedly interrupted us mid ask in order to jump into their bit about the dish which eventually covered the information we wanted to know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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  • Never dissappoints!
    Grmnluvs2eat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    What a fantastic place. Jordan Kahn orchestrates an experience that I feel is above Providence and The Bazaar by Jose Andres. There is something so special when the chef can created a dish so that one can taste the color of bright green in a pea or the earthiness of the delicate mushrooms foraged by the staff. I love this place and will be a grateful patron for life. You MUST try Red Medicine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved experience with the exception of head waitress? Mini maitre de? Little Asian gal was full of attitude although other servers- food - desserts were fabulous. We were easy group of 3 but she was obviously doing us a favor by taking orders, etc. Would return but might make a few comments if she "helped" us again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 2nd time around
    LAfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyed Red Medicine the first time Brought friends and enjoyed it as much 2nd time as well Loved the presentation and the combinations are very imaginative. Space is small and intimate- great for a mid-week special occasion.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Knocked it out of the park!
    tgseattle
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    From its food to pairings to presentation, Red Medicine killed it with their tasting menu!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Waitress Of All Time
    PDRALVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Waitress disinterested and never even smiled throughout the evening....didn't tell my wife and I pork belly was for 4 persons....never refilled club soda without being asked.....even just took the glass away without a word. Asked her for more lettuce for the 4 person pork belly.....it never came. She never smiled. Restaurant was not busy when we arrived .....the manager used this as an excuse when I related all the above to her.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Fascinating food
    Ses123VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is very unique and original as are the drinks. You need to come with a spirit of adventure. Sadly our server was rather rude, ignored allergies and had an "attitude".
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  • Special food for LA
    Tigerrrr
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Here is a unique restaurant. We had the tasting menu and each dish was a surprise, a delight and a voyage. New ingredients (mostly vegetable), new preparations, new tastes and all done with presentation style. We will be back and will bring our foodie friends.
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    fit for foodies
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  • It's not dining - it's a journey
    askworldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Not knowing what to expect, that turned out to be a good thing - because I never could have imagined the creative and delicious forces behind every dish. If you have an experimental bone in you - Red Medicine is a wonderful experience. The shortcomings are almost forgiving given the quality and presentation, however I believe the issues are easily fixed. The Menu - I needed a guided tour through almost every dish - and our waitstaff was too rushed to define many of the terms used. The pace of the food is random - which I understand - however the plating often required space the table no longer had - forcing the finishing (rushing) of a dish. Plan on nothing less then almost 2 hours for a party of 4. Finally - when do menus change?
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food ...
    robert0051
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    ... and reasonable value given the quality. The service, given what was coming out of the kitchen should have been much more involved. You can't bring out such interesting food, with so much going on, and not describe it. Similarly, if you're going to have drink pairings, the server should have been more forthcoming with information about the food and the experience writ large. Nevertheless, we had a WONDERFUL meal and the service was adequate in that the food came out and we got to eat it. We simply expected more.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • food extravaganza
    keeperVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Hats off to Red Medicine! Every foodie should experience this menu! Unreal, heavenly, an absolute do not miss! And the bar! Try as many of the drinks as you can!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredibly creative experience
    JustEpicurean2
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    one of the most creative culinary experience I've made and, believe me, I made a few. Saveurs, textures, presentation almost everything to make it one the most desirable address to have diner in Beverly Hills. Only dark side, the service. Both play it well mannered modern casual upper middle class but they both are snody and contemptuous. Just unbearable! It is a shame.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A beautiful culinary journey
    Spoon601
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Brought my friend from out of town on a return trip as we couldn't wipe the memory of the magnificent dessert of our first visit from our mind. I only am slightly saddened that the Heirloom Rice Porridge was no longer (maybe seasonally) on the menu, as I often dream of inhaling that dish as well. We opted for the Tasting Menu this visit, as it encompassed the most mouth-watering pieces from the regular menu, and it didn't disappoint. Dish after dish was a delicious and whimsical vision, completed with the much photo-lauded SHAVED ICE OF REDWOOD STEMS dessert. It's a perfectly curated culinary journey of complex and perfectly proportioned flavors. The most beautifully unique dining experience in LA.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Art meet's the table"
    Thelaboratory101
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    So I'm new to Cali, and wanted to have a different type of dining experience out of the norm. Little did I know this was going to be it then some!! Great creative food & drinks. It's a must see.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique flavors combo/textures
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had the tasting menu, very unique flavors profiles and presentation. We like the trout roe but thought the ice shell should be a bit thinner, 2nd course was delicious, loved the walnut marzipan. Crab was good with the greens but a bit too salty for me, lamb is never my favorite but my husband likes it so we tried it, it was nice, just not our favorite (was not gamey at all which was a plus) My favorite was the dessert, really different textures, flavors. Something you can't duplicate at home and that is why we go out to these kind of restaurants! We ate most of it even though we were full. It was overall delicious and we would go back to try other items on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cross it my bucket list
    Foodie4LifeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I've been trying to get into Red Medicine and never made it until last night. The place had so many restrictions when it first opened that I was turned off. A few years running and competition softened their managers, I guess. Anyway, I had the scallops, sweet potatoes, and green blueberry dessert. The portions were very generous and the flavors was uniquely appetizing. The service was also very good. I could see that the rest of the diners were enjoying themselves as much as I was.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every dish a surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Dishes were served at intervals - we'd finish one, & the next would arrive - each one a complex, interesting blend of textures and flavors. Just a lot of fun, enjoying every morsel
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The menu was too strange. We got up and left. Every dish was a very strange combination.
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  • Daringly delicious,,,,!
    WeheartRM
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The visual challenges one sense, while the taste experience rewards you with unbelievably "bold" yet "delicate" flavors. Abstract art, that we totally "got" !
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid and interesting
    zewing77
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food is always great and the menu changes regularly which is nice. Not your everyday food. Chef combines really interesting flavors to make solid tasting dishes.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Cuisine
    Gymjamjog
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The cuisine in this restaurant is eclectic and very unique. Very much on the healthy side. If you are looking for a different dining experience drawn from various sources,this is the spot to visit.Your palette wont be disappointed.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Skullee
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was great, was looking forward to eating here for a while. Worth the trip from NJ.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TooBooKoo42
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food surpasses Ink with far less drama. Dumplings, beef, wagyu brisket and sweet potatoes are all must haves
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the tasting menu
    Tapioca
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The tasting menu was horrendous. Having eaten at the finest molecular gastronomy restaurant in Spain, I would hate for any diner to think he had sampled this style of cooking at Red Medicine. The idea is to savor and marvel over each flavor the chef has created. But cramming about 8 different flavors or foods into a fishbowl and covering them with a tart foam or powder is not pleasing to the palate. I am disappointed by the LA food critic who steered me here on this visit. One high note: the lamb shoulder was the most tender I have ever eaten.
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