The Most Unique Restaurants in Los Angeles

Have an out-of-towner visiting Los Angeles? Looking to shake up your normal dinner routine?

Here we highlight some of Los Angeles’s best known and best-kept secret restaurants where the atmosphere is both strange and delightful. Enjoy!


2020 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 546-7619

Experience a journey of the senses by enjoying a 3-course meal in total darkness! This unique dining experience is only available for dinners Thursdays through Saturdays and again, offers diners the opportunity to enjoy appetizers, entrees and desserts while sitting in pitch black.



209 World Way

Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 215-5151

High above the lights of Los Angeles and just below hundreds of incoming airplanes is Encounter, the 1950’s space age themed restaurant and bar at LAX. Diners are surrounded by campy, space-age décor and enjoy a truly Americana menu with a twist!

Magic Restroom Cafe
18558 Gale Ave. Suite 222

City of Industry, CA 91748

(626) 664-3766

Located in the City of Industry, this bathroom themed restaurant is unique in an “ewww” way. Shock your guests by proposing Asian faire served in miniature toilets while you sit at a table with a shower attached to it.

Diners Beware: This is definitely not a restaurant for the squeamish!


Café Jack

508 S Western Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90020

(213) 365-8882

It’s a bar! It’s a restaurant! It’s a…huge boat in a parking lot?

With a moderately priced menu of Korean dishes, Café Jack is great compromise for those who want to enjoy dining on a boat and those who suffer from sea sickness! With its dive-bar feel and Titanic movie-themed décor, it’s safe to say this is one of the most unique restaurants in Los Angeles.



12229 Ventura Blvd.

Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 760-3177

Named after the last imperial dynasty to rule over Russia, guests enjoy a traditional Russian-style banquet dinner complete with acrobatics, music and, of course, vodka!

The décor is opulent and the guests are dressed to impress. Feast of traditional delicacies such as Blinchiki with Red Caviar, smoked salmon and white fish and Piroshki.