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Opaque

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2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5608 (20th)
+1 310-546-7619
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Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had brought my teenage son, my cousin and my niece. What a lovely way to share and make some memories. The meal is 100% in the pitch black. This was an unique experience in itself. Having our Waitress, Seno, who was visually impaired since birth was also really nice. She told us her story and even though our 2... More 

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Campinas, SP
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is completely dark!!!! All waitress are blind, and we have decided to the surprise menu... Food was nothing special, but the hole experience of blindness was life changing... It is really expensive, but I think that everyone should do it once in your life to realize what it fells like, to be blind... I had no ideia of what... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

First off, this is not about the food; although the food is not bad at all, it is not something to write home about either. But the experience is something else! It is not at all what I had imagined. Somehow, based on some review I had thought, I'd be able to see a little...or that eventually my eyes would... More 

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Fallon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

It was truly awesome to get to experience dinner in total darkness! It really leaves you to feeling around to find your food!

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The experience of pitch black took some getting used to. The blind waiters do an excellent job of serving and helping you understand how to manage in the dark. I thought the food was very good (we had the steak) but way over-priced. I assume the extra expense was to pay for dark, intimate dining experience and eat the expensive... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

I was out here for a conference with some college students, so I made reservations for us to have dinner here. We had a tremendous bonding experience, and we laughed a lot at our own silliness. Our "guide" was patient with us, and many of us ate with our hands. Yes, the food is food is good but not "five-star"... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

This was a really great experience - not like anywhere else we've been before. The servers were very attentive and happy to answer questions about the experience. Unfortunately though, the food really isn't up to scratch for the price. There's nothing wrong with the food itself - it's just that when you're paying around $250 for a couple, you'd expect... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

I was so excited to have this experience. I anticipated it for 2 years. What a disappointment. The food at this place was just short of Dennys. They tout your enlightened sense of taste, then they should give you food that it taste worthy. What a rip off, this concept has the potential to be so much more, and I... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Would highly recommend this unique experience to one and all. I went with work friends who were a bit anxious about the whole dining in the dark experience. But everyone had a wonderful time, and are still talking about it several days later. There is something really special about stripping away our key sense of sight. It makes you highly... More 

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Michigan
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We were a party of five and thoroughly enjoyed this unique dining experience. Michael was our server and he provided us with first-class service. The food was very good and portions were generous. I highly recommend this restaurant. We all loved the dining in the dark experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5608
    (20th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-546-7619

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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