The Venue

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$31 to $50
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American
The Venue, located in Koreatown, is the first dining and karaoke establishment of its kind. The stunningly designed, cavernous, underground restaurant & bar offers a wide option of eats and cocktails, as well as 13 private karaoke rooms.

If you would like to make a karaoke reservation, please make sure to note it in the reservation notes.

For parties of 9 or more, please call the restaurant at (213) 221-1251 to make a reservation.

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Rye of the Tiger ~ Cocktail Special

Enjoy THE Venue's Cocktail of the Week! Only $12 + tax and gratuity anytime! This week, our Bartender's choice is "Rye of the Tiger" with rye, pomegranate, lime, muddled mint and angostura bitters.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 3, 2020

Ends: February 4, 2119

Availability: Daily 6:00PM-11:00PM

What 37 People Are Saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
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EdwinR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a good time!

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NelmaF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Tuesday so the place was quiet. I especially like the chic-urban décor. The food was superb and the service was excellent. My husband and I had several plates to share -- salmon wrap, brussel sprouts, and grilled skewers. We also shared a dinner plate of skirt steak. Everything was very tasty and not too salty like most places. Will visit again.

The Venue
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Nelma, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Venue. It is such a breath of fresh air when we get diners like you! We truly appreciate when a guest notices all the little details that make your evening a spectacular one. Please let us know next time you would like to join us again so I can come personally introduce myself. Much love and gratitude from The Venue!  Respectfully, Sarah Bennett General Manager

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RoxanaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except the part that I reserve for 10pm for dinner because opentable gave me that choice and the kitchen closes at 10pm which it was very confusing when the manager called to confirm the time

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met Silvestre who was a gem. It was slow in the dining room (Wednesday night) with amazing interior.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a little hidden. It was attached to a business tower that you would not notice at first, but the entrance way is very nice. The overall atmosphere where beautiful. Super cool modern look. The services was on point. And food was interesting combination and delicious. I would strongly recommend the fried Ramen egg. 5 stars all around.

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vipCheriseL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great place for drinks with friends. Food options are slim but delicious. DJ comes at 10 so must be done with reservation by 10pm.

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vipMamaWillie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place amazing service but not many vegan options (or knowledge ) offered by the chef... regardless will def go back!

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CharlesG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

My wife and I went at 5:30 because we had a concert to attend at the nearby Wiltern Theater. We were the only customers in the place, which is clearly more of a nightspot than a major dining venue. That felt a bit strange.

There are something like 12 private Karaoke rooms, which are awesome if that is your thing. That being said, the wait staff was very helpful and the food, essentially an Asian fushion, was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious and the dining area was really tastefully decorated. Beautiful, dark ambiance with a mid-century modern style.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great night. There was love music, the food was great, and the costumer service was outstanding

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KenL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went to The Venue for Valentine’s Day Dinner. The polite door man escorted us downstairs to the restaurant and greeted by the hostess. There was a reservation but the place was empty. Ambiance was swanky,
What you expect from a K- town underground restaurant. They had a lounge singer come in which was a nice touch. They had a preset menu at $80 a person which was bit high but seemed like the only option. Food was okay, didn’t blow me away. Our waitress was great but the only thing I was disappointed was the automatic gratuity added onto the 2 person check. I would come back for the karaoke rooms.

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EmeraldN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the service is excellent.....they have a wonderful menu and drink options that they craft themselves!!!

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vipcdubsilly
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dinela. Our server Gabriel was great the food was pretty good. Place looks cool though

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vipAshcraft
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky location but really cool. Loved the decor. Our waitress was a gem and made us want to try all of the offerings in the “cocktail program”. We settled on a few and everyone enjoyed them. The food was amazing and we even made room for some dessert. It got a little loud around 8:30 but that is to be expected in a karaoke facility on a Saturday night.

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ThelmaRoss
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is great and the atmosphere is perfect for a night out with the girls

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love high class established restaurants, because they don't have to be pretentious by secluding themselves. The Venue is by far one of the most welcoming places. I live next to the hot spot in the neighborhood and it is from now on my favorite places. I showed up in joggers and alone, the service was still wonderful as if I was wearing a suit and my fav waitress made my stay more than comfortable without making me feel awkward for the fact that I was eating alone (not that I ever felt awkward but it is one of the things I noticed in other establishments). To describe the food, I wouldn't find any adjectives that do this deliciousness justice. It is an experience worth doing over and over again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinela was a fantastic tasting menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambience was great and they play really good music but food was so-so. Main dishes were not sent out at room temperature which made it less enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my visit here. They have restaurant, bar, and even private karaoke!!
general atmosphere was great and food and drinks are excellent. This is really a five star VENUE for your night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for my Bday party and was so much fun
thank god they gave me a house cake for my Bday party.
I will be there one day again when i have a GF..

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Miguel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly didn't expext much of the place and I was very surprised. The interior was modern and fancy. The vibe was perfect for a date night with dim lights and soft music. The food was amazing and the servers were very attentive. Jinny, the manager, also kept checking on us to make sure everything was great. We even hit the private karaoke rooms afterwards which was so much fun. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a really cool retro ambiance with a low lit bar and super trendy specialty cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Venue in Koreatown was like no other place I've been to in Koreatown. This establishment opened up just three months ago which is probably the reason why I've never stumbled upon it. The interior was beautifully decorated/designed giving off a very sophisticated and infatuating ambiance. The Venue offers a full menu from appetizers, entrees, shareable plates, as well as a list of unique cocktails. Another pleasant surprise were the private karaoke rooms that were available for booking. They had about 11+ rooms, all of which were individually themed. Rooms ranged from different sizes (catering to varying party sizes).

Food/drinks/service were amazing. Definitely will be coming back. A+++

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Moon
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place that I went out for date is amazing. We've tried their foods and drinks, overall everything was fresh and perfect. Their cocktails are so pretty, also bartenders know how to make drinks! It has perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. I tried Whiskey houston, which based on jameson caskmate and kumquat and this became my favorite drink with one sip.
For foods, we had tomato and burrata, octopus salads,pork belly, striped bass, ribeye and lamb. Every dish that I ordered came out perfectly specially octopus salad and ribeye were bomb.
Apparently they also have the private karaoke room in the restaurant, I would definitely comeback for my upcoming events.

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Littleme
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so much fun! We had dinner and then went into a private karaoke room. Yes, the place is a bit expensive but, for those occasional nights where you plan an evening with friends, it's worth it!
We went on a Sunday and it was empty...which was perfect!!! The service from everyone was top notch. Jacob, Justin, and Andy were so attentive. I would absolutely come back.

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vanessag
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This place is great for birthday and friends get together. Be prepare to spend 80 dollars a person expensive.

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ThePizzaGuy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We went to The Venue and were very excited about it from all of the reviews. We really enjoyed our table. seats, and the ambiance...until it filled up. Then it was very, very loud. The quality of the food was not worth the price that we ended up paying. My wife couldn't finish the sea bass because it tasted like it had rotted...my friend specifically asked is the lamb was spicy which the waiter assured was not. Well, it was sitting on top a bed of spicy curry. So that didn't get eaten. My tagliatelle was fine, just the portion was fit for a child. Again for the price, I don't find it worth it. I probably will not go back. Additionally, we arrived at 6 PM and they had already run out of the half-chicken. Not impressed.

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MariamA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was amazing. Great service, delicious food and drinks and perfect environment for a birthday dinner.

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SeeSee
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Too expensive for mediocre food. Service was attentive and decor was nice. Drinks are strong. But just overall too expensive for average food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent - would go back tomorrow!

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V123
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We tried this restaurant after seeing it on EATER short list. We did not book a private room, which might have been a different experience, but sitting in the main dining room had a OK meal but really nothing special. Food was contemporary but not innovative, and menu is pretty limited. Service was very friendly, but also very slow. Decor is modern -- lots of concrete, low and comfy seating, indirect lighting -- but predictable. I don't think we will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've heard a lot about The Venue since it opened so I made reservations for a client dinner on a weekday. I have to say, everything about my experience was great from start to finish.

The octopus on the octopus salad was super tender and the dish was light, but extremely flavorful. We also had the shrimp toast, lobster ravioli and the short rib, and all the dishes were outstanding. The ravioli came with an soft egg in the middle, which you crack open and mix in the yolk, making the dish even more creamier and buttery. My favorite was definitely the short rib. Incredibly tender and juicy, it was the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

I would also definitely suggest getting a cocktail from their list and their lava cake for dessert!

All in all, I couldn't be happier about my dinner and will be back soon.

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vipLDMS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday night for a birthday dinner and it was amazing! I purposely booked a dinner reservation for a more quiet night of the week so that I could hear and enjoy my dinner guests.

The only negative thing I have to say is that based on the street address alone, it is a little hard to find the entrance, but if you are familiar with how the shopping centers in Koreatown work you will be fine. Follow the directions for the valet provided on the internet (you can also self park) and you will be good to go!

Service was great start to finish. We went for a full dinner but the appetizers were soo good and filling we ended up just reordering those. Drinks were well constructed. Decor was beautiful. I recommend everyone check this place out for a nice change from the "norm" in Koreatown!

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PhiLA23
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall5food5service