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Nov 14, 2009 07:28 PM

Unusual Eating Experiences in the Los Angeles Area?

I am thinking about trying interesting food places in the Los Angeles Area: one place a week (mostly on weekends) with up to 30-40 dollars per person for the food. I am not looking for the absolute best food but for a variety of really interesting and unusual eating experiences. By interesting I mean anything that is different from being served food on plates. E.g. I consider a Sunday brunch buffet, cheese fondue, Japanese BBQ (where one grills one's own food at the table), and so on, to be interesting and unusual. I am also interested in unusual food. I am looking for suggestions where to go in the next couple of weeks. Please help!


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  1. Not Japanese BBQ, but Moodaepo all you can eat Korean BBQ for $16.99/person add seafood and it's $19.99/person, cook your own. I've been to the #2 location the newer one several times.

    1. Bazaar at the SLS Hotel. Unusual, to say the least....

      1. Truck food. Street food. Unusual is where you find it. Chicken feet at Chinese restaurants.

        1. Feng Mao Mutton Kabab

          Feng Mao Mutton Kebab
          3901 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

          1. Try sannakji (live octopus) at Masan.

            2851 West Olympic Blvd.
            (213) 388-3314

            Masan Restaurant
            2851 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

            4 Replies
              1. re: epop

                I think I like the sea squirts at Ondal 2 better.

                Ondal 2
                4566 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

                  1. re: mlgb

                    I'm not a big fan of sea squirts either, but they definitely qualify as unusual. If you find offal to be unusual, Bistro LQ has a wide range on the menu.

                    Bistro LQ
                    8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048