Broadway Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 328 Glenneyre St

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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  • 949-715-8234

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Sat-Sun 11am-2pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri 5pm-11pm

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The food is good but the kitchen is a battle zone, the chef kept screaming and swearing (do not bring your kids) at the staff and my husband swears he was throwing pans at one point, our servers were very nice and attending but seamed that they were very stressed by the kayos. I do not think we are going to come back the environment is not pleasant.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is good but the kitchen is a battle zone, the chef kept screaming and swearing (do not bring your kids) at the staff and my husband swears he was throwing pans at one point, our servers were very nice and attending but seamed that they were very stressed by the kayos. I do not think we are going to come back the environment is not pleasant.

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We had heard great things about this restaurant, so it seemed like a natural choice for our anniversary. We were staying at the Montage, which we knew would have great food, but we were looking to go somewhere fun, where the food would be exciting and different. Five feet had been recommended by a friend, so we were looking forward to an evening of culinary delight.

It was anything BUT that. The service was average, the food was average, and it was WAY overpriced for such an average experience. We spent $110 for two crappy glasses of wine, two entrees, and one appetizer, none of it very good. We left disappointed and would not suggest this restaurant overall. If you are looking for something interesting, different, or with decent food, go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had heard great things about this restaurant, so it seemed like a natural choice for our anniversary. We were staying at the Montage, which we knew would have great food, but we were looking to go somewhere fun, where the food would be exciting and different. Five feet had been recommended by a friend, so we were looking forward to an evening of culinary delight.

It was anything BUT that. The service was average, the food was average, and it was WAY overpriced for such an average experience. We spent $110 for two crappy glasses of wine, two entrees, and one appetizer, none of it very good. We left disappointed and would not suggest this restaurant overall. If you are looking for something interesting, different, or with decent food, go elsewhere.

Cons: Food about average (maybe); way overpriced

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Pushed expensive food, added dishes we didn't ask for. All the food was fried and tasted the same. When we questioned the overcharges we were just ignored.

Snorting manager couldn't be found when we questioned the bill. Dinner for two adults one child no alcohol, $200.00 Crazy for bad Chinese food???

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★☆☆☆☆

Pushed expensive food, added dishes we didn't ask for. All the food was fried and tasted the same. When we questioned the overcharges we were just ignored.

Snorting manager couldn't be found when we questioned the bill. Dinner for two adults one child no alcohol, $200.00 Crazy for bad Chinese food???

Cons: Toooo Expensive, all food tastes the same

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My husband and I decided to come here after hearing such good reviews from friends who we consider to be foodies. Sadly, we were disappointed in every way. We decided to go all out for the tasting menu based on their recommendation. We arrived and were surprised at the decor and ambience since it was not what we expected. The table pattern looked like splattered paint, not a very good choice when you're trying to enjoy a nice meal. What happened to the standard white linen tablecloths? As soon as we were seated, the waitress asked us if we have ever dined here before. When we said no, she tried to tell us that it would be exactly like the French Laundry. What a laugh! We've been to the French laundry and I can tell you that it is NOTHING AT ALL like it! I felt like they were trying to pull one over on us because we had never been there. I think I saw the "chef" come out to greet customers, but only two tables out of the whole restaurant. What about the rest of us? Throughout our entire dinner, the hostess and another waitress kept looking at us and talking in hushed voices. It was quite weird and unsettling. And, througout it all we felt like we were being rushed. The hostess/waitress came out at one point and tried to "sell" us the kobe beef for an extra fee. I mean, if we're already paying a premium for the tasting menu, why wouldn't you just include the kobe beef in the tasting menu instead of trying to sell it to us on top of the premium tasting menu. This place has no redeeming qualitites AT ALL. I'm actually surprised this place is still in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I decided to come here after hearing such good reviews from friends who we consider to be foodies. Sadly, we were disappointed in every way. We decided to go all out for the tasting menu based on their recommendation. We arrived and were surprised at the decor and ambience since it was not what we expected. The table pattern looked like splattered paint, not a very good choice when you're trying to enjoy a nice meal. What happened to the standard white linen tablecloths? As soon as we were seated, the waitress asked us if we have ever dined here before. When we said no, she tried to tell us that it would be exactly like the French Laundry. What a laugh! We've been to the French laundry and I can tell you that it is NOTHING AT ALL like it! I felt like they were trying to pull one over on us because we had never been there. I think I saw the "chef" come out to greet customers, but only two tables out of the whole restaurant. What about the rest of us? Throughout our entire dinner, the hostess and another waitress kept looking at us and talking in hushed voices. It was quite weird and unsettling. And, througout it all we felt like we were being rushed. The hostess/waitress came out at one point and tried to "sell" us the kobe beef for an extra fee. I mean, if we're already paying a premium for the tasting menu, why wouldn't you just include the kobe beef in the tasting menu instead of trying to sell it to us on top of the premium tasting menu. This place has no redeeming qualitites AT ALL. I'm actually surprised this place is still in business.

Pros: None

Cons: Horrible food, Overpriced, No ambiance

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My husband and I decided to eat here for our anniversary after remembering what wonderful recommendations we've heard in the past. What a waste of money! Our "fresh" halibut tasted like it was delivered on Friday, served on Monday, but unfortunately we went on Wednesday. The food that wasn't past it's "serve by" date (appetizer wontons and steak entree) lacked flavor and salt, odd for asian inspired flavor. When asked if we wanted desert for the 2nd time, we were afraid we might be served something from last month. Our bus person was very polite and had a wonderful smile, but other than that, service was just ok. The decor is so eighties and the music was awful! It's funny that music can have such ill effects if one is having trouble stomaching dinner. I feel like they stole our money and our special night. Next time I'll read reviews BEFORE I go to dinner and save myself the frustration.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I decided to eat here for our anniversary after remembering what wonderful recommendations we've heard in the past. What a waste of money! Our "fresh" halibut tasted like it was delivered on Friday, served on Monday, but unfortunately we went on Wednesday. The food that wasn't past it's "serve by" date (appetizer wontons and steak entree) lacked flavor and salt, odd for asian inspired flavor. When asked if we wanted desert for the 2nd time, we were afraid we might be served something from last month. Our bus person was very polite and had a wonderful smile, but other than that, service was just ok. The decor is so eighties and the music was awful! It's funny that music can have such ill effects if one is having trouble stomaching dinner. I feel like they stole our money and our special night. Next time I'll read reviews BEFORE I go to dinner and save myself the frustration.

Pros: none

Cons: high priced, poor ambiance, terrible food

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I really wish that I would've liked this place. After reading the reviews on city search and seeing the 4-star rating, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, Five Feet fell flat on everything, and I mean everything. For a weekend night, it was surprisingly empty. I thought it was odd, but didn't think anything of it at the time. The decor looked like an old diner, with the music to match (think Ed Debevic's). Well, with its great reviews, we decided to splurge for the tasting menu with wine pairings. What a waste of $95 for 1 person (before tax & tip)! The waitress was overbearing, pushy, and condescending. The food was average at best. Our first course consisted of PF Chang's lettuce wraps, crab rangoon, and potstickers. The "famous" catfish was drenched in a ketchup-infused sauce and seriously could not have costed more than $10 to produce. The wine pours were pathetic and did not even equal a full glass in total. I never figured out how salad caprese and humboldt fog cheese fits into a supposedly "contemporary Chinese" menu. Perhaps it was the huge discrepancy in the quality of the food and the price that turned me off. But seriously, $95 for food and wine that would've cost $40 at PF Chang's was over the top. Now I know why it was empty on a weekend night. Don't believe the reviews that raves about this place. It makes you wonder. Seriously though, save you money and eat elsewhere. You'll be glad you did.

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★☆☆☆☆

I really wish that I would've liked this place. After reading the reviews on city search and seeing the 4-star rating, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, Five Feet fell flat on everything, and I mean everything. For a weekend night, it was surprisingly empty. I thought it was odd, but didn't think anything of it at the time. The decor looked like an old diner, with the music to match (think Ed Debevic's). Well, with its great reviews, we decided to splurge for the tasting menu with wine pairings. What a waste of $95 for 1 person (before tax & tip)! The waitress was overbearing, pushy, and condescending. The food was average at best. Our first course consisted of PF Chang's lettuce wraps, crab rangoon, and potstickers. The "famous" catfish was drenched in a ketchup-infused sauce and seriously could not have costed more than $10 to produce. The wine pours were pathetic and did not even equal a full glass in total. I never figured out how salad caprese and humboldt fog cheese fits into a supposedly "contemporary Chinese" menu. Perhaps it was the huge discrepancy in the quality of the food and the price that turned me off. But seriously, $95 for food and wine that would've cost $40 at PF Chang's was over the top. Now I know why it was empty on a weekend night. Don't believe the reviews that raves about this place. It makes you wonder. Seriously though, save you money and eat elsewhere. You'll be glad you did.

Pros: None

Cons: overpriced mediocre food, overbearing and pushy wait staff, no ambiance, bad decor

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I have been to 5 Foot before, but we'd ordered off the menu. Last night, the three of us went for the 12-course tasting 'Menu without a Menu.' Chef Kang came up and greeted us and asked if we had any special requirements. My girlfriend (who had not eaten there before) mentioned she was a vegetarian and was allergic to avocado. My father and I said we'd eat anything, and I said I have a very high tolerance for spice. What then followed (over the next 4+ hours) was extraordinary all the way around. I've read several negative reviews here and elsewhere and they all seem to be about the tasting menu. To the detractors I have this to say: the tasting menu prices are clearly marked--so you shouldn't get all huffy or surprised when you see the bill. This is not a Chinese restaurant in the typical sense. This is Chinese/French Fusion food, and boy does it work. This is not the place to go if you have a show to catch or an urgent appointment afterwards. Eating here is an experience. This *is* your destination and only item on your to-do list for the night when you show up. If you want to do the tasting menu, go on a slower night like we did and call ahead of time to see if Mr. Kang will be cooking. Around hour 2 of our night, Mr. Kang came out and asked how everything was going and if we needed to change the pace. We asked if he could slow it down a bit. He did. Seriously, those four hours flew by. By the time we were having the Fromage course, he sat down and shared drinks with us. We got the opportunity to chat him up about the food and his restaurant, and he had great stories to tell for sure! How anyone could come here and have a bad experience boggles my mind. I was watching the other tables while we ate. Every time a server came up to ask people what they thought of their meal, every single one of them gave the same expression--"wonderful!" Everyone there was very friendly--from the busboys to Mr. Kang. We left stuffed and happy. The perfect meal.

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★★★★★

I have been to 5 Foot before, but we'd ordered off the menu. Last night, the three of us went for the 12-course tasting 'Menu without a Menu.' Chef Kang came up and greeted us and asked if we had any special requirements. My girlfriend (who had not eaten there before) mentioned she was a vegetarian and was allergic to avocado. My father and I said we'd eat anything, and I said I have a very high tolerance for spice. What then followed (over the next 4+ hours) was extraordinary all the way around. I've read several negative reviews here and elsewhere and they all seem to be about the tasting menu. To the detractors I have this to say: the tasting menu prices are clearly marked--so you shouldn't get all huffy or surprised when you see the bill. This is not a Chinese restaurant in the typical sense. This is Chinese/French Fusion food, and boy does it work. This is not the place to go if you have a show to catch or an urgent appointment afterwards. Eating here is an experience. This *is* your destination and only item on your to-do list for the night when you show up. If you want to do the tasting menu, go on a slower night like we did and call ahead of time to see if Mr. Kang will be cooking. Around hour 2 of our night, Mr. Kang came out and asked how everything was going and if we needed to change the pace. We asked if he could slow it down a bit. He did. Seriously, those four hours flew by. By the time we were having the Fromage course, he sat down and shared drinks with us. We got the opportunity to chat him up about the food and his restaurant, and he had great stories to tell for sure! How anyone could come here and have a bad experience boggles my mind. I was watching the other tables while we ate. Every time a server came up to ask people what they thought of their meal, every single one of them gave the same expression--"wonderful!" Everyone there was very friendly--from the busboys to Mr. Kang. We left stuffed and happy. The perfect meal.

Pros: Food, decor, experience

Cons: None

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Five Feet is the best restaurant that I have been to in years. Michael Kang and his catfish is unbelievable. We did have our choice on the menu and our service was outstanding. I want to let the readers know that this place is a find. I believe that the restaurant has been around for over twenty years, and now I know why. You have got to try Mama Kangs potstickers!! They are the best I have ever had. Our waiter was wonderful, he really helped us through the menu and the wine list. This is a definate 10, dont miss out on Five Feet.

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★★★★★

Five Feet is the best restaurant that I have been to in years. Michael Kang and his catfish is unbelievable. We did have our choice on the menu and our service was outstanding. I want to let the readers know that this place is a find. I believe that the restaurant has been around for over twenty years, and now I know why. You have got to try Mama Kangs potstickers!! They are the best I have ever had. Our waiter was wonderful, he really helped us through the menu and the wine list. This is a definate 10, dont miss out on Five Feet.

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This is most likely the worst restaurant experience I've had in my life. While we had their 5 course 'surprise' dinner, we had to remind them about my nut allergy after _every_ course. In each and every plate there was either pecan, peanuts, walnuts or some other sort of nut. The dishes felt like they were coming already plated out of the fridge and being warmed in the kitchen.

The food itself - while being nice (at least the things I could eat) definitely not what I expected. The service was horrible and arrogant. If you are spending that amount of money, go to the near-by Studio at the Montage or enjoy your dinner in the Basilic in Newport.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is most likely the worst restaurant experience I've had in my life. While we had their 5 course 'surprise' dinner, we had to remind them about my nut allergy after _every_ course. In each and every plate there was either pecan, peanuts, walnuts or some other sort of nut. The dishes felt like they were coming already plated out of the fridge and being warmed in the kitchen.

The food itself - while being nice (at least the things I could eat) definitely not what I expected. The service was horrible and arrogant. If you are spending that amount of money, go to the near-by Studio at the Montage or enjoy your dinner in the Basilic in Newport.

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My family and I spent the week of aug. 12th in Laguna. Five Feet or 5' as it's written at the restaurant was one we were extremely excited for. I know Chef Kang from other articles and in passing from other chefs. We initially did not know about the $75.00pp tasting menu that was going on, we also were not told about it when we made our reservation (by phone) or when we arrived to the restaurant. When we arrived the initial reaction was "what cool place!" once we sat down it became VERY clear that the decor of the restaurant was given little attention, I love the local artist paintings for sale however I did not enjoy the peeling paint or the remnance of whatever mexican restaurant had been their beore ( I could see where 5' had tried to cover old cactus on the wall). Maybe it's just my NYC attitude but I like a restaurant to not only put it's best foot foward in the food but also in thier care of the space. Our waiter came over and welcomed us, very nice guy, enthusiastic knowledgable but arrogent and rude!!! As I said we didn't know about the tasting meal because no one had told us, when we asked for menus our waiter (i wanna say his name was joe but i'm not sure) looked at us as though we had 10 heads (we were a party of 5). He then proceeded to avoid telling us what was on the tasting menue saying "let him cook for you, you will like it i promise" thats all well and good but what meats is he going to cook? what veggies? I need to know considering my sister is a vegan and my mom has allergies. We had to pull teeth to find out that lamb chops and antelope were on the menu. We simply felt belittled by the staff, it was as though they were so far above us in life that we couldn't possibly know anything. Well I know that my lamb chops should not have have been cooked WELL DONE (not liked they asked) and I KNOW kung pao chicken, shimp and scallops should have flavor, they warned me about pepper flakes but yet it was beyond bland. BAD EXPERIENCE AVOID

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★★☆☆☆

My family and I spent the week of aug. 12th in Laguna. Five Feet or 5' as it's written at the restaurant was one we were extremely excited for. I know Chef Kang from other articles and in passing from other chefs. We initially did not know about the $75.00pp tasting menu that was going on, we also were not told about it when we made our reservation (by phone) or when we arrived to the restaurant. When we arrived the initial reaction was "what cool place!" once we sat down it became VERY clear that the decor of the restaurant was given little attention, I love the local artist paintings for sale however I did not enjoy the peeling paint or the remnance of whatever mexican restaurant had been their beore ( I could see where 5' had tried to cover old cactus on the wall). Maybe it's just my NYC attitude but I like a restaurant to not only put it's best foot foward in the food but also in thier care of the space. Our waiter came over and welcomed us, very nice guy, enthusiastic knowledgable but arrogent and rude!!! As I said we didn't know about the tasting meal because no one had told us, when we asked for menus our waiter (i wanna say his name was joe but i'm not sure) looked at us as though we had 10 heads (we were a party of 5). He then proceeded to avoid telling us what was on the tasting menue saying "let him cook for you, you will like it i promise" thats all well and good but what meats is he going to cook? what veggies? I need to know considering my sister is a vegan and my mom has allergies. We had to pull teeth to find out that lamb chops and antelope were on the menu. We simply felt belittled by the staff, it was as though they were so far above us in life that we couldn't possibly know anything. Well I know that my lamb chops should not have have been cooked WELL DONE (not liked they asked) and I KNOW kung pao chicken, shimp and scallops should have flavor, they warned me about pepper flakes but yet it was beyond bland. BAD EXPERIENCE AVOID

Pros: SO MUCH POTENTIAL

Cons: Whole experience is poorly orchastrated

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A wonderful dining experience. At first we were put off by not being in control and ordering what we wanted. But once into sharing, it was a great dining experience. We were a party of three so we had 15 tastings from appetiser to desert. Out of 15, 12 to 13 were great, 2 or 3 were ho-hum, Not a bad batting average. While I didn't have every possible offering, and I am sure nothing in life is perfect, I suspect that some people have a restricted perception of what is good food. My credentials are that I have dined in world class restaurants worldwide, I shop and cook every day, I understand how to prepare food, I understand and appreciate creativity. Keep an open mind and try Five".

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★★★★☆

A wonderful dining experience. At first we were put off by not being in control and ordering what we wanted. But once into sharing, it was a great dining experience. We were a party of three so we had 15 tastings from appetiser to desert. Out of 15, 12 to 13 were great, 2 or 3 were ho-hum, Not a bad batting average. While I didn't have every possible offering, and I am sure nothing in life is perfect, I suspect that some people have a restricted perception of what is good food. My credentials are that I have dined in world class restaurants worldwide, I shop and cook every day, I understand how to prepare food, I understand and appreciate creativity. Keep an open mind and try Five".

Pros: knowledgeable service, high quality ingredients, very creative.

Cons: parking.

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I guess I'll have to rewrite my review since my first one was deleted. Tried the new style of dining here with a "chef's choice" $75 taster menu. In my opinion, poor quality in every aspect. Salad course was hardly exciting ( tomatoes and greens with balsamic dressing). Appetizers were equally boring ( 2 cream cheese wontons and chicken with rice noodle wraps). Fish course was equally boring ( scallops and shrimp swimming in a curry sauce that too was bland) and ( butterfish filet breaded with veggies). The meat course was tough and stringy ( flank steak and duck breast) which we sent back. It was replaced with a short rib (very fatty) and an antelope filet ( very, very dry and inedible). Service was good and the staff is friendly but I'm sure I'm not the first to complain so response to my critique of our meal fell on deaf ears.
For $226 plus tip I expected much more. In my opinion, there are so many great restaurants in OC that 5 feet needs to re-evaluate this "chef's choice" style of service because the choices will be made by the patrons and that choice will be to dine somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

I guess I'll have to rewrite my review since my first one was deleted. Tried the new style of dining here with a "chef's choice" $75 taster menu. In my opinion, poor quality in every aspect. Salad course was hardly exciting ( tomatoes and greens with balsamic dressing). Appetizers were equally boring ( 2 cream cheese wontons and chicken with rice noodle wraps). Fish course was equally boring ( scallops and shrimp swimming in a curry sauce that too was bland) and ( butterfish filet breaded with veggies). The meat course was tough and stringy ( flank steak and duck breast) which we sent back. It was replaced with a short rib (very fatty) and an antelope filet ( very, very dry and inedible). Service was good and the staff is friendly but I'm sure I'm not the first to complain so response to my critique of our meal fell on deaf ears.
For $226 plus tip I expected much more. In my opinion, there are so many great restaurants in OC that 5 feet needs to re-evaluate this "chef's choice" style of service because the choices will be made by the patrons and that choice will be to dine somewhere else.

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My friend was there and recommended it to us. The fish was just ok, we were not given a chance to order the catfish... They didn't give us that option, must have forgot. DO NOT get the duck salad... It it just plain lettuce and a few strips of dry duck... no dressing on the salad. A two year old could do better. Also, they served venison as the beef dish. If you do not like venison, as I do not, make sure you tell them. Appetizers were delicious. The couple next to us comes from San Diego for the catfish. They loved it.

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★★★☆☆

My friend was there and recommended it to us. The fish was just ok, we were not given a chance to order the catfish... They didn't give us that option, must have forgot. DO NOT get the duck salad... It it just plain lettuce and a few strips of dry duck... no dressing on the salad. A two year old could do better. Also, they served venison as the beef dish. If you do not like venison, as I do not, make sure you tell them. Appetizers were delicious. The couple next to us comes from San Diego for the catfish. They loved it.

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I am allergic to nuts - any kind of nuts and some raw fruits. The server asked in the beginning for any kind of allergies as we ordered a 6 course surprise menu where we had no idea what we would get. Well, from 6 courses, 5 had nuts. Walnuts and peanuts, mostly. That was extremely annoying - any middle class restaurant would correct this after the first course - not this restaurant.

Allergies can be deadly - this restaurant did not care. The service was lousy - although the food was interesting - the ones I could taste, at least.

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★★★☆☆

I am allergic to nuts - any kind of nuts and some raw fruits. The server asked in the beginning for any kind of allergies as we ordered a 6 course surprise menu where we had no idea what we would get. Well, from 6 courses, 5 had nuts. Walnuts and peanuts, mostly. That was extremely annoying - any middle class restaurant would correct this after the first course - not this restaurant.

Allergies can be deadly - this restaurant did not care. The service was lousy - although the food was interesting - the ones I could taste, at least.

Pros: Interesting food

Cons: Worst service ever - doesn't care for food allergies on a surprise menu

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I can't say enough bad things about the changes that have taken place at 5 Feet in the last year. When this place had a menu, it was great. Now that there is a overpriced "taisting menu" I would recommend to stay away from this place unless you enjoy being disappointed. Everything the past reviewers have said about this place is true. Their bathroom is atrocious and some capital improvements is much needed. It's sad to see the old menu go because it's used to be pretty good. Now you can expect potstickers, lettuce wraps, and Kung Pao chicken as an appetizer. No thank you, I would rather go to PF Changs and pay a fraction of the price. Their new cuisine and the "no menu" concept is hardly avante guarde considering the type of food you'll be served. Every dish was as disapointing as the next, and my date and I could only hope that the next one was going to be "it." Well ,"it," never happened.

The service is as luckluster as the food. And good luck if your date has allergies or is a little finicky because the chef essentially decides what you'll be having for dinner. If you want contemporary Chinese food, go someplace else. Paying $75 dollars per person for this place is an absolute joke. Don't take my word on it, read the other reviews.

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★★★☆☆

I can't say enough bad things about the changes that have taken place at 5 Feet in the last year. When this place had a menu, it was great. Now that there is a overpriced "taisting menu" I would recommend to stay away from this place unless you enjoy being disappointed. Everything the past reviewers have said about this place is true. Their bathroom is atrocious and some capital improvements is much needed. It's sad to see the old menu go because it's used to be pretty good. Now you can expect potstickers, lettuce wraps, and Kung Pao chicken as an appetizer. No thank you, I would rather go to PF Changs and pay a fraction of the price. Their new cuisine and the "no menu" concept is hardly avante guarde considering the type of food you'll be served. Every dish was as disapointing as the next, and my date and I could only hope that the next one was going to be "it." Well ,"it," never happened.

The service is as luckluster as the food. And good luck if your date has allergies or is a little finicky because the chef essentially decides what you'll be having for dinner. If you want contemporary Chinese food, go someplace else. Paying $75 dollars per person for this place is an absolute joke. Don't take my word on it, read the other reviews.

Pros: Nice artwork

Cons: Gas Station bathroom needs much improvement.

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I love the concept of the "Chefs Tasting Menu" . It was a unique dinner that included app, salad, fish, meat and dessert for $75. It is worth the money you will spend to try eclectic and creative cuisine that make this restaurant cutting edge. I dont know of any restaurant without a menu. I have read the other reviews and I am positve that they must not know how to appreciate excellent cuisine. I have traveled all over the world and believe me you will not find a restaurant with this concept. He has the first restaurant without a menu--Don't be afraid---the servers are very attentive to your personal dietary needs-my wife is a vegan and she had a wonderful menu prepared for her by the chef.

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★★★☆☆

I love the concept of the "Chefs Tasting Menu" . It was a unique dinner that included app, salad, fish, meat and dessert for $75. It is worth the money you will spend to try eclectic and creative cuisine that make this restaurant cutting edge. I dont know of any restaurant without a menu. I have read the other reviews and I am positve that they must not know how to appreciate excellent cuisine. I have traveled all over the world and believe me you will not find a restaurant with this concept. He has the first restaurant without a menu--Don't be afraid---the servers are very attentive to your personal dietary needs-my wife is a vegan and she had a wonderful menu prepared for her by the chef.

Pros: Tasting Menu

Cons: parking

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What a joke...I have never been so disapointed with so many things in one restaurant. The place looks and smells filthy and the ladies restroom toilet was over flowing when I visited it during our meal. I must say that the wine list is impressive but they don't even have a sommelier to help with the short novel. Something you'd expect when pay $75 per person before drinks, tax, and tip. We also kept being interupted by the maitre'd trying to get us to do a some special chefs tasting menu. Although some of the dishes were good, I was a little dumb founded how a caprese salad fits into an asian menu, and wasn't overly impressed with anything.
As for calling it "Chinese Laundry" I don't see tht connection to "The French Laundry" although they have a tasting menu in common, that is the only thing they have in common. The ambience, service, and food is far supierior to this Laguna Beach dive, and I think Thomas Keller would take offense to be put in the same category. Save your hard earned money and go to P.F. Changs it may not be a memorable dining experience but at least you'll know what you're being served.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a joke...I have never been so disapointed with so many things in one restaurant. The place looks and smells filthy and the ladies restroom toilet was over flowing when I visited it during our meal. I must say that the wine list is impressive but they don't even have a sommelier to help with the short novel. Something you'd expect when pay $75 per person before drinks, tax, and tip. We also kept being interupted by the maitre'd trying to get us to do a some special chefs tasting menu. Although some of the dishes were good, I was a little dumb founded how a caprese salad fits into an asian menu, and wasn't overly impressed with anything.
As for calling it "Chinese Laundry" I don't see tht connection to "The French Laundry" although they have a tasting menu in common, that is the only thing they have in common. The ambience, service, and food is far supierior to this Laguna Beach dive, and I think Thomas Keller would take offense to be put in the same category. Save your hard earned money and go to P.F. Changs it may not be a memorable dining experience but at least you'll know what you're being served.

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New tasting menu consists of really bad food and really bad service. This was one of my favorite places in Laguna, because their old menu was fantastic, but new 6 course menu is dreadful! Not worth the money and the time. Some courses were overcooked and tasted like chewing leather

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★☆☆☆☆

New tasting menu consists of really bad food and really bad service. This was one of my favorite places in Laguna, because their old menu was fantastic, but new 6 course menu is dreadful! Not worth the money and the time. Some courses were overcooked and tasted like chewing leather

Cons: Bad food, bad service

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I have never written a review about a restaurant before but the experience I had last nite at 5' warrants a WARNING to others. My boyfriend and I wanted to try a new restaurant and a couple of our friends who had previously been to 5', suggested we go there. We arrived at 7:15 for our reservation and after we were seated we were asked if we had ever been to the restaurant. We both said no. They proceeded to tell us about the "tasting menu". There was a 5 course, 6 course or the chefs choice 7-9 course menu (with no mention of the price of our 3 choices). We were both hungry so we decided to go with the chefs choice and it was suggested by the waitress that we do the wine pairing with this as the chef has selected the wine to compliment each course (again with no mention of the price of the addition of the wine pairing), . We both enjoy wine so we decided to go with this option. We had 7 courses of appentizer and entree like items, which were marginal at best in taste. That was folowed by a mini tray of 3 cheeses and 4 mini desserts. All OK, but not great. NOW FOR THE BILL...we were presented with a bill for $858 FOR 2 people (tip not included!!!! Needless to say we were floored. For a price that outrageous we should have been informed of what this was going to cost. This was 4 times what we expected. I have been to tasting menu restaurants before but have never been so shocked at a price specifically relative to the quality of the food. I will NEVER go to the restaurant again and plan to tell all my friends and colleagues about this experience. My advise: Tell your friends about my experience and DON'T GO THERE!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never written a review about a restaurant before but the experience I had last nite at 5' warrants a WARNING to others. My boyfriend and I wanted to try a new restaurant and a couple of our friends who had previously been to 5', suggested we go there. We arrived at 7:15 for our reservation and after we were seated we were asked if we had ever been to the restaurant. We both said no. They proceeded to tell us about the "tasting menu". There was a 5 course, 6 course or the chefs choice 7-9 course menu (with no mention of the price of our 3 choices). We were both hungry so we decided to go with the chefs choice and it was suggested by the waitress that we do the wine pairing with this as the chef has selected the wine to compliment each course (again with no mention of the price of the addition of the wine pairing), . We both enjoy wine so we decided to go with this option. We had 7 courses of appentizer and entree like items, which were marginal at best in taste. That was folowed by a mini tray of 3 cheeses and 4 mini desserts. All OK, but not great. NOW FOR THE BILL...we were presented with a bill for $858 FOR 2 people (tip not included!!!! Needless to say we were floored. For a price that outrageous we should have been informed of what this was going to cost. This was 4 times what we expected. I have been to tasting menu restaurants before but have never been so shocked at a price specifically relative to the quality of the food. I will NEVER go to the restaurant again and plan to tell all my friends and colleagues about this experience. My advise: Tell your friends about my experience and DON'T GO THERE!!!!

Cons: Way over-priced!!!!!!!! Feel I got taken advantage of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The best fish preparation I have ever had in my life.It beat my mother's cooking.I hope my mother doesn't find out I said that.

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★★★★★

The best fish preparation I have ever had in my life.It beat my mother's cooking.I hope my mother doesn't find out I said that.

Pros: take the right map. you will get there promptly

Cons: You will have to walk a little to find the resturant.

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We have been to Five Feet more than a few times over the years and usually enjoy the food and service. The last time we went, we were met with an empty restaurant (bad sign), and no menu. The server told us 'the chef creates unique dishes for you' with no mention of price or how hungry we were. We each were served one large catfish per person and charged 250.00 for 3 people. I left a 20% tip, but now regret not looking more closely at the bill, as the last post said the tip was already included. We will, of course, never go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been to Five Feet more than a few times over the years and usually enjoy the food and service. The last time we went, we were met with an empty restaurant (bad sign), and no menu. The server told us 'the chef creates unique dishes for you' with no mention of price or how hungry we were. We each were served one large catfish per person and charged 250.00 for 3 people. I left a 20% tip, but now regret not looking more closely at the bill, as the last post said the tip was already included. We will, of course, never go there again.

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This restaurant is unbelievable!! If you have ever dined at "The French Laundry" or "Chez TJ" in San Fransisco you will understand how faboulous dining can really be. The chef is top notch and very creative. In a world were everything is super sized and homogeneous its nice to be able eat smaller portions and experience different flavors. It is refreshing not to have to think about what to order, but to have orange county's best chef cook especially for me! After reading other comments I dont understand why others have a problem not being able to pick their tasting menu. At Five Feet they do give you options, where else can you find a tasting menu like that?? Take a ride on the super food hi-way...

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is unbelievable!! If you have ever dined at "The French Laundry" or "Chez TJ" in San Fransisco you will understand how faboulous dining can really be. The chef is top notch and very creative. In a world were everything is super sized and homogeneous its nice to be able eat smaller portions and experience different flavors. It is refreshing not to have to think about what to order, but to have orange county's best chef cook especially for me! After reading other comments I dont understand why others have a problem not being able to pick their tasting menu. At Five Feet they do give you options, where else can you find a tasting menu like that?? Take a ride on the super food hi-way...

Pros: adventurous Food

Cons: small restaurant--you will have to book in advance

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We'd been to Five Feet many times over the last 10 years but things have changed and not for the better.

When we arrived for our Sat 7 pm reservation, we were informed that there was a new policy of no menus. Everything that we would eat would be at the Chef's choice. We could indicate allergies, but that was it.

What this meant was that at our table of 7, at any particlar course, 3 might get venison, 2 people might get lamb chop, and 2 might get short rib. We found ourselves looking at other persons plates to see if perhaps we might be able to trade for something more to our liking. No one seemed to be able to have what they really would have liked. And being unable to request our preference for the doneness of the meats didn't help my wife who can't tolerate undercooked meat.

We were so surprised with the no menu option change that we failed to ask how much it was going to cost us and were then floored when the bill arrived. For myself and my kids, the total came to $880! We had 2 overpriced bottles of wine but they charged us $75 per person with an already calculated 20% minimum tip. Way too much money to be told what we going to eat and no option to state how we wanted our meat cooked. Customers should be warned of the price when they are charged more than 3 times what is expected.

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★☆☆☆☆

We'd been to Five Feet many times over the last 10 years but things have changed and not for the better.

When we arrived for our Sat 7 pm reservation, we were informed that there was a new policy of no menus. Everything that we would eat would be at the Chef's choice. We could indicate allergies, but that was it.

What this meant was that at our table of 7, at any particlar course, 3 might get venison, 2 people might get lamb chop, and 2 might get short rib. We found ourselves looking at other persons plates to see if perhaps we might be able to trade for something more to our liking. No one seemed to be able to have what they really would have liked. And being unable to request our preference for the doneness of the meats didn't help my wife who can't tolerate undercooked meat.

We were so surprised with the no menu option change that we failed to ask how much it was going to cost us and were then floored when the bill arrived. For myself and my kids, the total came to $880! We had 2 overpriced bottles of wine but they charged us $75 per person with an already calculated 20% minimum tip. Way too much money to be told what we going to eat and no option to state how we wanted our meat cooked. Customers should be warned of the price when they are charged more than 3 times what is expected.

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Used to like this place a lot. Good Asian food and an outstanding wine list. Have not been back for a while and decided to check it out last night...what a wrong decision. The place was almost empty and now they ONLY serve this stupid $75 per person tasting menu. Yes - the regular menu is COMPLETELY gone! Well I am sorry - if I participate in tasting menu at least I would like to know what I am getting in general. The portion is small and the food is way below par - much worse than what the food was like two years ago. Some ingredients are obviously not very fresh or first rate - it seems like they made this dramatic change to cut cost - so the kitchen can toss out whatever they have on hand - but not necessarily fresh from that day (which is soooo different from the original tasting menu concept when chef selects the freshest things from the market that same day). Certain ingredients showed up in more than one courses (mango salsa). Wine list is still outstanding - but really if you don't know what you're getting, how do you order a bottle from the list? Never going back again....

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★☆☆☆☆

Used to like this place a lot. Good Asian food and an outstanding wine list. Have not been back for a while and decided to check it out last night...what a wrong decision. The place was almost empty and now they ONLY serve this stupid $75 per person tasting menu. Yes - the regular menu is COMPLETELY gone! Well I am sorry - if I participate in tasting menu at least I would like to know what I am getting in general. The portion is small and the food is way below par - much worse than what the food was like two years ago. Some ingredients are obviously not very fresh or first rate - it seems like they made this dramatic change to cut cost - so the kitchen can toss out whatever they have on hand - but not necessarily fresh from that day (which is soooo different from the original tasting menu concept when chef selects the freshest things from the market that same day). Certain ingredients showed up in more than one courses (mango salsa). Wine list is still outstanding - but really if you don't know what you're getting, how do you order a bottle from the list? Never going back again....

Pros: Friendly service; great wine list

Cons: Bad food and bad concept on this "tasting menu only" thing

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Know this before going: After 7:00 pm every night, the restaurant serves a "Tasting Menu". This means that the chef creates whatever he feels like (you generally get one of 3 or 4 items being served for each course). You tell the wait staff if you're allergic to anything and then sit back to be surprised. The meal includes 5 courses:appetizer, salad, seafood dish, meat dish, and dessert (no drink). This doesn't come cheap: $75 per person. I found the food to be quite good and the idea of trying unexpected things was fun, but I don't think it was worth $75. The portions were very small and the wait staff seemed to be confused (for $75 I'd like to feel like the wait staff knows what's going on). I believe that the regular menu may be more Asian, but the tasting menu items I was served were definitely not, so don't go during tasting menu hours expecting Chinese food. I'd recommend calling ahead to be sure of what you're signing up for.

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★★★☆☆

Know this before going: After 7:00 pm every night, the restaurant serves a "Tasting Menu". This means that the chef creates whatever he feels like (you generally get one of 3 or 4 items being served for each course). You tell the wait staff if you're allergic to anything and then sit back to be surprised. The meal includes 5 courses:appetizer, salad, seafood dish, meat dish, and dessert (no drink). This doesn't come cheap: $75 per person. I found the food to be quite good and the idea of trying unexpected things was fun, but I don't think it was worth $75. The portions were very small and the wait staff seemed to be confused (for $75 I'd like to feel like the wait staff knows what's going on). I believe that the regular menu may be more Asian, but the tasting menu items I was served were definitely not, so don't go during tasting menu hours expecting Chinese food. I'd recommend calling ahead to be sure of what you're signing up for.

Pros: food, free parking, location

Cons: price, wait staff (friendly, but confused)

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The ambiance of this place is modern and the local artwork is a nice touch. Good place to take someone you want to impress. The food is excellent if you eat beef or fish - the vegetarian options were extremely limited. Service is friendly and prompt.

PROS: Artwork, good service
CONS: Pricey, limited vegetarian options

4
★★★★☆

The ambiance of this place is modern and the local artwork is a nice touch. Good place to take someone you want to impress. The food is excellent if you eat beef or fish - the vegetarian options were extremely limited. Service is friendly and prompt.

PROS: Artwork, good service
CONS: Pricey, limited vegetarian options

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I have been coming to Five Feet for years and it neer disappoints. The plates are huge, the menu is diverse and it is a relaxed environment. I think the other reviewers werent true eclectic foodies. Dont take kids here and be sure to make a reservation.

The wine list is amazing ! Everything from Lebanese to New Jersey to French to Italian wines...

I recommend the BBQ dish and the hamachi. Enjoy !

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★★★★★

I have been coming to Five Feet for years and it neer disappoints. The plates are huge, the menu is diverse and it is a relaxed environment. I think the other reviewers werent true eclectic foodies. Dont take kids here and be sure to make a reservation.

The wine list is amazing ! Everything from Lebanese to New Jersey to French to Italian wines...

I recommend the BBQ dish and the hamachi. Enjoy !

Pros: good free parking, varied menu

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I always thought the food was excellent, but the dishes are getting a little old in the tooth. The ambiance and appearance alwo becomming stale for such a previously cutting edge place.
If they ask you if you want water say be careful. They add a big price for bottled and they don't tell you the additional cost. Our party of 5 got burned to a tune of about $15.00 per person. Laguna Beach water is fine. I felt like I was shaken down.

Otherwise the food is still very ggod.

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★★★★☆

I always thought the food was excellent, but the dishes are getting a little old in the tooth. The ambiance and appearance alwo becomming stale for such a previously cutting edge place.
If they ask you if you want water say be careful. They add a big price for bottled and they don't tell you the additional cost. Our party of 5 got burned to a tune of about $15.00 per person. Laguna Beach water is fine. I felt like I was shaken down.

Otherwise the food is still very ggod.

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This place is really cute and kind of romantic too. It's perfect for a date because it's not too lovey dovey but it's quaint enough to talk intimately. The food is also great and the location is the highlight. After you eat take a walk around the beach and get a dessert somewhere else. Nice restaurant.

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★★★★☆

This place is really cute and kind of romantic too. It's perfect for a date because it's not too lovey dovey but it's quaint enough to talk intimately. The food is also great and the location is the highlight. After you eat take a walk around the beach and get a dessert somewhere else. Nice restaurant.

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My son took my wife and I here for a special occasion. Let me tell you that we felt pretty special indeed. The service was superb, we were treated like kings. The menu is extensive and the food is equisite to say the least. You'll really enjoy your dining experience. Go with an empty stomache. Have fun and save room for dessert.

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★★★★☆

My son took my wife and I here for a special occasion. Let me tell you that we felt pretty special indeed. The service was superb, we were treated like kings. The menu is extensive and the food is equisite to say the least. You'll really enjoy your dining experience. Go with an empty stomache. Have fun and save room for dessert.

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A little pricey but what a meal. Anything that you pick is guaranteed to be delicious. The service is excelllent and you will want to keep coming back.

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★★★★★

A little pricey but what a meal. Anything that you pick is guaranteed to be delicious. The service is excelllent and you will want to keep coming back.

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This place looks like the inside of an industrial garage turned into a trendy, modern restaurant, which was cool and different. The food was good and had creative presentation, and the service was also good, but this does not justify the really really expensive prices, expect to pay at least $100 for two people, but I think it would be better spent somewhere else!

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★★★☆☆

This place looks like the inside of an industrial garage turned into a trendy, modern restaurant, which was cool and different. The food was good and had creative presentation, and the service was also good, but this does not justify the really really expensive prices, expect to pay at least $100 for two people, but I think it would be better spent somewhere else!

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The food was good, the service was good but there were a few things here and there that could have been improved. We did feel that although it was a good dining experience that the higher prices were not justifed.

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★★★☆☆

The food was good, the service was good but there were a few things here and there that could have been improved. We did feel that although it was a good dining experience that the higher prices were not justifed.

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I had high hopes for the restaurant after first sipping a cocktail in the delightful upstairs bar area known as 5:15. However, I found the selections to be fairly ordinary. My scallops were good, but not great. Maybe I should have ordered their signature dish instead, the giant fried catfish. Awe inspiring in size, it is the house specialty for good reason. Bottom line: the experience was good, but I believe the prices are too high for the quality of (most of) the food they serve.

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★★★★☆

I had high hopes for the restaurant after first sipping a cocktail in the delightful upstairs bar area known as 5:15. However, I found the selections to be fairly ordinary. My scallops were good, but not great. Maybe I should have ordered their signature dish instead, the giant fried catfish. Awe inspiring in size, it is the house specialty for good reason. Bottom line: the experience was good, but I believe the prices are too high for the quality of (most of) the food they serve.

Pros: trendy location

Cons: pricey

 

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