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“Tasty food with minimal service”
Review of Crimson

Crimson
Ranked #249 of 725 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is one of those places where the menu is at the counter, they take your order and they deliver the food to your table. Therefore the service is quite minimal although the supervisor did come around to check how we were doing during our meal. Otherwise, the food was tasty. We had the chicken kebab with sides of french fries and mixed vegetables. Each component was very tasty. The basic meal also comes with a very healthy portion of rice. Ordering all we were satisfied.

Thank vincemc
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Saturday 4/21/18 - party of 3.
While the food at Crimson is excellent and a good value, we have had many bad experiences at this restaurant (including 4/21) that have left us angry and frustrated. Once after waiting nearly 35 minutes for our order to arrive, we discovered the front cashier had not bothered to send our order to the kitchen. They did apologize, but offered nothing to make up for it. We left hungry and angry. Other restaurants would have offered something to make up for ruining our evening, but not Crimson.
Easily, 80% of the time they bring the wrong dish to the table or the order is not complete, which happened last night. We have brought friends here numerous times over the past few years, and they have experienced the same annoying problems that never get fixed. This is extremely poor customer service and a lack of professional managerial skills in dealing with the public.

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Thank Lloyd B
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I really like Crimson Mediterranean cookhouse. Easy in and out location on OceanPark Blvd in Santa Monica. Great dine-in or take-out are available. Food is cooked fresh and everyone there tastes great. Good overall service, but sometimes there is a wait, due to the place being popular. Even so, it's worth the wait. If you do take-out, order in advance as it may take awhile. I like the chicken breast and wife likes the salmon.

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Thank mcorbin560
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Great lunch spot within walking distance from Santa Monica Airport SMO. Decent sized seating area. I had the filet kabob, my friend had the chicken. We were both real happy with the kabobs and sides. The service and iced tea were great as well. I'd go back here again.

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

It's not listed as a halal food restaurant. But upon inquiry we discovered that it was. Great Mediterranean fusion cuisine. We loved the different sandwich options.

Thank ZandZ1320
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