LA has a lot of great restaurants. But man, LA also has a lot of really, really bad restaurant names. From Young Dong to Asian Box, these are the 12 worst restaurant names in LA, ranked from 12-to-1.
Super-Obvious Editor's Note: This has NOTHING to do with food. Many of these places are critically acclaimed or local favorites. But seriously... why that name???
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12. Pink Taco
Locking down frat-iness right there in the name may actually have been a genius business decision.
It's the worst pho pun in LA. Which makes it... the best pho pun in LA. Just go with it.
10. B.A.D. Sushi
It's an acronym for "Best And Delicious." Seriously. Someone thought that was a good idea.
9. Tar & Roses
They're descriptors for two of the flavors of Nebbiolo wine... duh?
8. Asian Box
"Honey, what'd you have for dinner tonight?" "Asian Box!" *Slap*
7. The Stinking Rose
It's either describing garlic, or that woman on Lost. We're not sure.
6. Burnt Tortilla
Because nothing screams "great Mexican food" like BURNING THE FRIKKING MAIN INGREDIENT.
5. Young Dong
4. OK Chinese Food
Yep. Just OK.
3. The Gadarene Swine
It's a vegan restaurant. Sit with that for a moment.
2. Toe Bang
Not only does it sound wrong to us in English, but a friend who speaks Korean says it means "Vomit Restaurant" in its native tongue. Seriously.
1. Oops! Sushi and Sake Bar
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Jeff Miller is Thrillist LA's Senior City Editor. Let him know if he missed any other really good ones in the comments or on Instagram at @jeffmillerla and Twitter at @ThrillistLA.