Masa 14
Masa 14

Masa 14

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/masa14
  • Phone: 2023281414x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5pm-11pm, Fri/Sat: 5pm-12am
    (Late Night Menu available 12am-2am Fri/Sat)

    Brunch: Sat/Sun from 10am-3pm
    Happy Hour: Daily from 5-7pm

    Happy hour specials are not available in the main dining room. Brunch is served on the rooftop between 10am-3pm. ***No reservations are taken for the rooftop level***
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval / Kaz Okochi / Felipe Milanes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room off the entrance, which can accommodate 18
  • Private Party Contact: info@Masa14.com x
  • Entertainment: Live DJ from 10pm-Close every Friday and Saturday night, spinning tribal and tech house.
  • Special Events: Masa 14 has the capacity to hold 240 guests for a standing reception.
    The spacious 100-seat restaurant, handsome 74-seat bar/lounge which is divided into three sections featuring ample selections of tequila, sake, beer, wine and cocktails.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between S and T
  • Public Transit: Closest Metro stop: Green Line, U Street / African-American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Valet service Wednesday-Saturday.

A word from Masa 14
Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with Chef Kazuhiro "Kaz" Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us Masa 14 - a new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. ----

Come try our $39 Unlimited Pre Fixe Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays featuring bottomless brunch cocktails and unlimited small plates* Seating for Prix Fixe ends at 2pm. ----

*Prix Fixe specials are only available if all guests in party are purchasing the special. A la carte brunch items are available for tables who do not wish to participate in the special.
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Masa 14 reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (96)great for brunch (93)good for groups (85)vibrant bar scene (81)hot spot (80)neighborhood gem (63)great for outdoor dining (48)special occasion (45)late-night find (23)romantic (22)great for lunch (20)notable wine list (8)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Asian fusion with a light club vibe
    Brian
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Tasty small plates, good service, and nice views of 14th St. Some bumping music playing in the background, dark ambience, and an outdoor table area.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in the heart of it all
    Dre1234
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Though I didn't eat here this time it was still a great spot to meet a friend for drinks. Terrific bar scene and bartenders are good...
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Masa 14
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was ok...a bit on the salty side. The cod and the beet salad were my favs. Cauliflower was over sauced and salty but the waiter asked the chef to make a new one and it tasted better. Brussel sprouts were over charred on the outside. Would like to see more selection on the menu. I ordered 4 dishes for myself and was not full. Wait staff we're nice and accommodating. Food came out pretty fast. Trendy ambience. Good for small groups, 6 and under.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    CTvisitor
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Has a wonderful dinner of Tapas, trying many different items. The Brussels sprouts were out if this world as was the flatbread selection. A must if you're in the area. An easy walk from The Hilton.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-Around Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Based on my three visits here thus far, I'm so impressed with all their staff, and our server Gabby was no exception! Favorite dish is the wok-fried calamari...lightly breaded and wok-fried, then tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce and topped with scallions. Cauliflower is also one of my favs. Tahi pumpkin soup is amazing, as well as the black cod and shrimp and crab lumpia. Seaweed-jicama salad is also quite tasty. Chef Felipe is amazing. He not only gives great recommendations on dishes, but checks in to ask for feedback on the dishes. Really enhances the whole food experience! Only been here for dinner so far, but I've heard their brunch is great. Will be doing brunch here soon...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Monday Night Favorite
    MeepsturVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I appreciate restaurants that are open on Mondays, for some reason I eat out a lot on Mondays. Masa 14 was relatively quiet this early in the week but was running 50% off bottles of wine. Good service, excellent food. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, okay service
    17thStFoodie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The roasted cauliflower was too salty for me, but the calamari, glazed salmon, and yucca fries were brilliant. My server was a high energy pill and very accommodating, but she disappeared toward the end of my meal. (I had to have the hostess find her so I could pay.) The lounge-y music gave the place a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I found their customer service to be unacceptable; they were inconvienent even though the place was empty for the two hours we were there on a sunday evening. One of the servers was aggressive in removing the used plates and cutlery, and was uncomfortably close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came for the Salmon Omelette...
    Texas4
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    But it was no longer on the menu, however all the selections were great. Masa 14 is my favorite brunch restaurant in the DMV. My server was great and the kitchen kept the food coming. Also, they noted I have not been there in a while by sending me a 25% off coupon to come back, but I will not be able to use it before it expires.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    While all of the food was very good, the service was tremendous. Barbara took excellent care of us! Be sure to ask for her.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Andrea
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went here excited for brunch and were disappointed almost immediately after we arrived. First this place does not serve pancakes or Wales, both staples of brunch. In addition almost two_thirds of everything in the brunch list is omelets but we were told the chef was not cooking omelets? The only good thing about this place was the bottomless mimosas. Ayer being told basically there was no food, I definitely got my money's worth of mimosas. Oh and the nice ambiance as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roof top
    Dre1234
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great restaurant with exceptional rooftop Lounge. Wait staff is great but it enough of them. Happy hour is a great bargain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Hands down, the best brunch deal in town. We love going with a group of friends because the food is great and the service is very attentive. We are hoping to have our post-wedding brunch there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls weekend away
    SophieUK
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Second time had been to Masa14 and it was just as good as the first time. The food is great, tasty and fresh. Lots of interesting choices for everyone, also their cocktails are great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast paced
    Sma2386VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Overall the food was good however the pacing was off. All of our small plates came out in less than 20 mins. It felt very rushed. Could definitely do a better job on that front.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    HappylilPiggieVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Most of the food was very good. We loved the pork belly steamed rolls, mushrooms w/ goat cheese, and the crispy Okra. Everything on the menu is interesting so its a little hard to choise. Go with some friends so you can try many items. We enjoyed several cocktails and desserts as well. Everything was very good. I've already told several people to go to Masa 14
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical brunch...
    ReeseyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Now I can't complain about my unlimited supply of lycée bellinis (they were fantastic) and the upbeat and energetic service we received but I will say this is not your traditional Sunday brunch. Don't come hungry and certainly don't bring your 6'5" boyfriend who you'd like to supply with needed energy. Small plates of a non traditional breakfast situation definitely put me in the mind of traveling and eating in Europe. Mostly Spain. We tried everything on the menu and although the plates were small I can't say one dish stood out to me as completely delicious. I loved the arugula but I can't remember falling for anything else. I was going to give a three but I think the food deserves 2.5.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kgartsVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A little louder than I expected for a calm, quiet dinner. Definitely an energetic feel with great food and service. Would go again. Nothing on the menu disappoints. Great wine list with large range of flavors and prices.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy hour review
    VictorQ
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Met friends there for happy hour so we stuck to the happy hour menu. Drinks and tapas were good, especially the shrimp rolls and the fried okra. Wait staff was hit-and-miss. A couple were very good, including the bartender who also waited on tables but the first server and food runners were slow, inattentive, and dismissive. They are introducing more sushi. It still needs some work. The two rolls we tried - seared tuna and a spicy one - were bland. Decent place for happy hour as long as you get the right waiter or waitress.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    TsizVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Masa 14. Our server, Cat was so friendly and did a great job and we appreciated the manager stopping by to say hello. The food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bottomless brunch
    Loge
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Took my brother, who was visiting, here for the bottomless brunch. Food was excellent, great variety. The food came out quickly but some dishes could have been a little bit warmer. Some of the egg dishes were just barely warm which was fine, it would have been excellent if they were warmer. Only complaint is that our server made it difficult to switch between cocktails. They have several brunch cocktails that we wanted to try but my table pretty much stuck with just one variety because it was difficult to ask to switch it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were a group of 6 that ordered a bunch of small plates. There was enough of each plate for all of us to try, with a but left over. Standouts were the salmon, meatballs, and flatbreads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Food and Fun Atmosphere
    EBako
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We made a reservation through Open Table with no issues. The food and drinks were amazing. We went on a Saturday night so the place was packed but we still received great service. I would go back every day for the pork belly buns!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot!
    Kate
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I went to Masa 14 this past weekend for brunch. We opted for the "bottomless brunch" special -- $35 which covers bottomless brunch dishes AND bottomless brunch drinks. Awesome! I tried out the lemon lager, which wasn't spectacular, but the Masa Mimosa was pretty delicious. I liked every food item I ordered. The brunch sides, in particular, are great (grits, home fries, cauliflower, and fried yucca). We were seated back by the kitchen which wasn't ideal, but the food came SO quickly, so it made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for parties!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We took a bachelorette party here for brunch and it was a HUGE success! It was such a fun day! They kept the drinks coming and we got more food than we could eat!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been twice with two different
    AnjaliVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I've been twice with two different friend groups and in both cases the table sent back food that tasted terrible.
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  • Innovative food and great service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We had the special that includes three small plates and a glass of wine per person. The wine was quite good (not some lousy house wine) and the small plates were delicious and the reflected innovative recipes that one gets at Sandoval's restaurants. Our waitress suggested that we get 5 plates for the two of us and share a dessert plate. This turned out to be an excellent suggestion. The restaurant is designed as a bar and one cannot escape the noise from the bar or the loud music; so not ideal for a romantic night out. That said, it is a great place for dinner if you happen to be in the neighborhood or are attending either the Studio or Source theaters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I went there for brunch with a friend for my birthday. We did the bottomless brunch, which is a great deal. between the two of us, our bill was a little over $70.00, but we ate and drank well over $100 worth if we ordered everything a la carte. The portions are perfect for you to try multiple items on the menu. I love the the Latin-Asian fusion and the atmosphere was also perfect. While we ate we got to rock out to 80s rock music the entire time, which only added to the fun. It was also wonderful that they have a gluten-free menu and the staff was knowledgeable about that as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with a Latin Fusion Flair
    rosypandas
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Some old friends and I met for brunch at Masa 14. None of us had been before, so we took advantage of the bottomless brunch and tried almost everything on the menu. The small plates format made it ideal for tasting and sharing. Overall, we enjoyed everything our energetic server brought to us. $35 for bottomless food and alcoholic beverages makes Masa 14 the best brunch value I've seen in DC. I definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great deal for brunch!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have been to Masa 14 a number of times, and every time is great. I love the brunch special, $35.00 all you can eat and drink. I love the ambience and the service! Great spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met my Dream Girl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had my first date with the girl that I have been dating for 4 months now at Masa 14. Cool scene, great drinks, good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be so much more...
    GregK
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food was not memorable enough to go back,except for the fois gras, which was in it of itself just so amazing, we reordered it and had seconds. Other than that, not impressed at all. Trust me, everything was good, it just wasn't 'really good'. We didn't leave wanting to go back for anything other than the fois.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing brunch and out waiter
    Katie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Amazing brunch and out waiter Rondaldo was awesome. He brought us so many plates that he figured we would like. He also kept bringing us drinks and even got us shots at the end. Very well done brunch (awesome food, great drinks, well worth the $35) and must do if friends are visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to masa 14 a few
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I have been to masa 14 a few times before, and I had always had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the food. However, this time the food was mediocre and not as flavorful. The meat kept coming out over-cooked, and the food took extremely long to come out. It took the waitress 10 minutes to bring us a menu. I'm afraid the quality and service is starting to go downhill from here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Masa 14 largely disappoints
    SweetMieks
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food was a solid B- and the service the same. Given all of DC's new and interesting restaurants, I would not rush back here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner at Masa 14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had my birthday dinner at Masa 14 on Sat. night 2-15-2014, the first time I went to this restaurant. There were 4 of us so we ordered a bunch of dishes, including the crunchy shrimp (not really that crunchy), proscuitto flatbread, spicy tuna temaki, steamed jasmine rice, beet salad, wok-charred edamame, roasted mushroom cazuela (so small!), ancho rubbed beef brisket (a brick of beef!), crispy brussels sprouts (the first one they sent out was cold, so they redid it & then didn't charge us for it), fried tofu & pan-roasted cauliflower. (I would like to add more, but the review length will not allow me). :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Firenze
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Arrived early in the evening, preconcert. Modest noise level, easy conversation. Very good, attentive service. Calamari was excellent, great flavor, texture and the right amount of heat. Brussel sprouts were nice and savory. Salmon was perfectly cooked and delicious. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Ever!
    ARae
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Amazing deal for Saturday brunch. $35 all you can eat and drink. Great food choices. Delish Mimosas. Totally recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Unique Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Good and unique food. Loved the twist in most traditional Latin dishes that people would normally be scared to tried unless they are cooked and presented in a unique way. I highly recommend the seaweed/jicama salad - this is a great fusion dish, which is the main theme at the restaurant. The ambiance was fun, and it's definitely more catered towards the younger crowd. You also cannot beat the bottomless mimosas for brunch. Despite how busy the restaurant was, the servers were very attentive and checked on our table quite often. Overall, great food and great value and certainly recommend if you are looking to try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome GM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Made room for my party when I accidentally made a reservation for the wrong day. The service was great! I will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.