Shaquille's

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$30 and under
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Southern
Shaquille’s is an upscale casual restaurant specializing in Southern cuisine and service with personality. The menu focuses on farm fresh produce and features his signature fried chicken. Shaquille’s curated beverage program includes a wine vault, local draft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails with an emphasis on bourbons and whiskeys. Situated in the heart of LA Live, the space features an enclosed private patio surrounding the main entrance with a modern, upbeat vibe that transforms guests’ experiences from day to night. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I was not a fan of the food and although I do not drink alcohol, I did notice there was a nice bar and a long list of drinks of all kinds. The place was beautiful and it was a nice ambiance to the place but my waiter was helping too many tables which caused us to sit and wait for service throughout the meal.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Was pricey for what you get. The chicken was burned, the biscuits were odd... and hard and the corn was without flavor. To top it off, even my coke was flat. Everyone was nice but just did meet minimal expectations. I did get to speak with the manager about our experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great time.

TR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service was excellent. The food was delicious. The facility was immaculate. The ambiance, peaceful, and upbeat. However. $30 for 4 pieces of fried chicken no sides $11 for fries. Value subjective....

AS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

It's southern comfort food... with a pretentious flair. There was no flavor...

f
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We did not have a good experience with regards to the food at all. In addition, the menu is limited and the prices are pretty expensive. The staff didn't seem to feel empowered enough to make a decision to do what was best for us. I paid my total bill and left in peace but I will not return.

V
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a good time. A little pricey but we enjoyed our experience 😊. We would go back.

RH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great, Andre our server was great. The manager was very hospitable and helpful. It was a wonderful dining experience!

L
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I was not pleased with this restaurant. I was visiting from memphis . I went to the bathroom it was very nasty and dirty. I odered a Kobe Burger and my friend ordered BlackenFish snd rice . As i wait patiently on my food it arrived toi the table cold that mad me so upset . My server was real good but i was not satisfied at all i went to Roscoe's chicken and had an excellent services

SS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there three hours that should tell you something about the ambience because the drinks are not cheap. The blackened snapper was delish and the fried green tomatoes were to die for. The shrimp cocktail was fresh and chips were crispy. Staff were just delightful. It's like they handpicked everyone who had great hospitality. All in all the food tasted as good as it smelled when walking up to the front door of the restaurant. Totally recommend going

GS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was MEH and def overpriced. We got the kale salad, the ribeye, and the asparagus...we only liked the asparagus....

S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Cost too much for nothing special. It was not southern food at all.

AS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We were charged for Carrots that we never received. When we notified the waitress, she was going to remove them from the bill but i guess she forgot before charging the card. We noticed a refund of the adjusted amount but in the end the original amount with the carrots (not received) is what we paid for. They forgot to return the cc to us and also did not leave us an itemized receipt until we asked for both our card and a receipt. The receipt we signed was for the amount of 124.83 but charged to our account was 136.88 The chicken my husband ordered was pink in color, the waitress said it was the marinade but he did not take the chance of it not being cooked threw. No one was rude or anything just maybe forgetful.
Check number:8423907

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was pleasant, service was on point, food delicious and will be back again.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Great food, great place. Amazing burger.

SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The waitress was excellent! I do not remember her name, but she is African American and has a short hair cut and piercings. She was able to deal with my mother complaining about her lemonade not being sweet enough and she went above and beyond to accommodate my mother. The shrimp and grits and fried chicken was delicious. The fried green tomatoes and greens need some work. Neither had any flavor and they both need seasonings. Overall, I enjoyed my birthday at your establishment

MT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The decor and ambiance was spectacular! The service was great.
The food was not up to my expectation. “Southern cuisine “
was not evident! I’m from Louisiana and I know what’s “Southern “ menus are...

NA
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Came with a fairly large group of nine. Food was fine, nothing really stood out as great. Fried chicken was tasty. The sides were average. Biscuits were not fresh. They had that reheated taste that takes the fluff out of a biscuit and makes them tough.

HC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The wait time was "forever". The food prices was somewhat high. The price of the'side dishes was somewhat expensive. Waiters could use additional training. On another note, the restaurant was very neat and clean. Because of the lack of attention being paid to us, after more than a thirty minute wait, we decided to depart. In your recommended section, we have a "no opinion.
Thank you

BL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Pretty expensive for what you get. I ordered the Shaq burger- it was OK, homemade pickles flavorless. Friend ordered the Kobe burger - said it was OK, but too sweet. Another friend ordered the Shaq Attack chicken sandwich - said it was good. The chicken did look good being served to other tables. My friends said they waited forever to give a drink order even though it was early and not crowded. at noon they were short on clean glassware so they gave me my ice tea refills in the same glass instead of a fresh one. More ice that tea in that glass. Would not recommend - there are much better places to dine at LA Live.

BF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was great service was poor ordered a cocktail as soon as I sat down. Didn’t received the drink until after we finished eating. Over an hour past since I ordered it

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner staff very friendly server had excellent hospitality,, the bartender made great drinks but was really friendly . Short blonde hair chick

ML
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. The food , service and ambiance was as expected.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was a little disappointed in the service although the girl was very nice and pleasant, the service was slow. I was also disappointed in the fact that the dress code that stated business casual was not even close to that. It was more of an off the street fast food sit down joint where you can dress any way you want. I guess my expectations were to high for this restaurant. The food was decent the fact that almost everything had to be purchased separately was ridiculous. 11 dollars for fries really?. I had the sliders which were very good but they did need a little more BBQ sauce which I did ask for extra. In future you should automatically place a little sauce on the side. The drinks from the bar were good. My husband enjoyed his burger no complaints there. Over all it was an experience I wish it would have been a little better. But I would give it a second chance if I were in the area.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I expected more of a sports vibe. The venue is gorgeous and elegant which is always a plus. The drinks were good and the waiters were friendly but even our waiter couldn’t find much that they loved on the menu. The food was decent but not great and not a lot of flavor at all.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting and we enjoyed the experience. We were greeted and seated quickly. We had to wait a bit for a server, but when she (Lajuanna) arrived it was an amazing experience. Her recommendations were spot on. The Pepper Biscuits w/Bacon Jam were amazing and paired with the Fried Green Tomatoes was FIRE! For dinner we had the Fried Chicken and the Snapper... Both were awesome!

We debated about dessert, they need a few more options on that menu... A nice cobbler or pie would be nice. I had never had Banana Pudding for my own personal reasons, and Lajuanna convinced me to try theirs... she promised I would love it and she was right... WOW!

We will definitely be back when in the area!! Thanks Lajuanna for a great experience :)

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall experience was cool. There was no one at the front to greet us when we arrived. She couldnt find my reservation - but didnt matter since it was pretty empty.
The food was cool - the mac & cheese was horrible though - definitely boxed and lacked seasoning.
The keylime tart was the best part - would come back for dessert only.
The space is nice. The server Shay, was warm and inviting - appreciate having her!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

My husband and I took some friends

AS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was really good but macaroni and cheese needed something. If you ate it with a bit of the bread crumbs it was good, but once cold know one ate it. Serving it in a container that maintains the heat keeping the cheese melted maybe all that's needed. Our table had the greens, flat steak, sliders and fried chicken. The chicken is EVERYTHING! Even at a cost of $29/$53 with no sides. The sides were $11 each. We will go again but given the $$$ prices can't make this a regular spot. The drinks were good but also pricy.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Food was delicious and portions were large.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was popping food was good and FRESH! Nice location nice people food was BOMB! Ya hear me :-)

MM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food wasn't that good........................................................

DG
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Brine chicken tasted old and for 1/2 chicken (4 pieces - small leg, small wing, breast & thigh) $29 is way over priced. Especially since it didn’t come with any sides. The burgers ordered med-well were medium, not just pink but bloody. The beet salad was over-dressed with a mix of too hard and too soft beets. The shrimp and grits was the only meal found to be good out of what our party of 4 ordered. Even the coffee was sub par and fullnof grounds.The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was fine. Disappointing and over priced.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

They were out of quite a few items especially geared toward a vegetarian diet.

CJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced food, that's all. I recommend the chicken, but cost way too much at $55 for 2 people. Most likely won't return, but I do recommend if your able to spend over $100 for full meal.

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at the restaurant and unfortunately the food wasn’t as good. My complaints are in regards to the shrimp & grits and biscuits. The sauce was watery, and lacked the awesome favor. The biscuits were too brown , hard and just over baked. Lastly, at 5:00p.m. there were no fried green tomatoes.

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I was looking forward to going to this place as I saw it on basketball wives la. The venue itself is beautiful and has a nice open concept. But that is where the positive reviews starts and ends. The waiter never came to check on us and I went thirsty for the duration of my meal. The chicken was good but it is not traditional soul food. It has a herb like crust to it. The Mac and cheese was served cold and therefore not as decadent as it could have been. The drinks were lack luster. The hostess couldn’t even direct us to the ladies room. I will not be returning and it’s so disappointing. Also this is close to the staples center! That’s another positive.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday party for my daughter

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I made a reservation prior to coming but when I arrived I found it was not necessary many people were just walking in. Parking cost $30 and they do not validate. The server was very nice however it took a very long time to be served our food and there was no apology or explanation as to why.

FH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Will never go back again. Food was so so but management was worse. Instead of addressing me the manager hid out. While another manager tried to cover for him.

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