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Apr 4, 2011 10:42 AM

Worst LA restaurant names?

Driving down the street the other day, noticed the sushi place on Lincoln changed their name... now it's... what?
Mi So Fishy.
I'm not kidding! Which brings me to this: what other regrettable names and poor translations have you seen in the LA area? I have one more for ya: the sushi place on Santa Monica near Nook Bistro is-
B.A.D. Sushi (it apparently stands for Best And Delicious). Dear god.

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  1. Banh Mi My Dung, for the win.

    1. spitz in eagle rock. they actually have tasty food--love their sweet potato fries. but seriously? spitz?

      1. oh...and i just remembered. it's closed, but the sign is still up, near smart and final in tujunga.
        poo ping chinese food.

        1. This is in the SF Bay area but still a great name. PHO KING in Oakland.

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          1. re: thebigjelly

            Vegas has a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown called Pho Kim Long. Most of my friends don't get it.

            1. re: thebigjelly

              Saw a place with that name outside Austin, TX. AWESOME!

              1. re: thebigjelly

                And on that note, how about Phuket Thai in San Francisco? I know it is a city, I know how to pronounce it but, every time I drove by, walked by or bussed by, I thought it in another way. Makes me giggle even now.

              2. Closed now but I always found this place on Main to have a name that actually scared the crap out of me: Creative Sushi.

                Opposite, not open yet: Mistfit.

                And a quick one from out of state, "Dee's Nuts."