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Encounter - CLOSED

209 World Way, Lax, Los Angeles, CA 90045-5807
+1 310-215-5151
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Mar 18, 2015
“Closed Result of Heightened Security”
Feb 26, 2014
“Closed :-(”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Asian, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
209 World Way, Lax, Los Angeles, CA 90045-5807
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed March 18, 2015

As noted this restaurant has been closed since 2014. When security was not as much of an issue, now with secure areas it has stopped the casual diner from going there now. When you could get to the airport and then stroll across to the...More

Thank powdercoater
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were traveling out of LAX on 2/21/14 to fly back to CLT and went to the airport early so we could have lunch at the Encounter. We asked a TSA agent and an Airline agent near our ticket counter how to get to the...More

6  Thank WinstonSalemForReal
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Free Parking, Good Food (I had the Lamb), Great View. THis historic building at LAX has the best opportunity for a layover or dinner date. Enter on the lower level, opposite Terminal 2.

1  Thank George D
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Gave it a rating of Very Good due mostly to the great view from the restaurant. On a recent trip to Thailand, we found ourselves with a rather long layover at LAX - both on our way to and on our way back from BKK...More

Thank mjt520
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Our first foodie experience upon arriving in USA. I ordered the calamari, only to receive a little calamari with a lot of octopus..it didn't even state on the menu there was octopus in this dish..was disappointed to say the least..as I only wanted calamari..service was...More

Thank Kasey G
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We end up at this restaurant each time for a last bit of LA! It is absolutely breathtaking! Watching the planes land and depart is a highlight! Go at night to get the ultimate experience! However, before 5 p.m. there is an observation deck that...More

Thank Bodom52
Reviewed November 3, 2013

I love this place. Have eaten there twice - once on a 3 hour layover where I met up with LA friends, and once with family and friends. The menu is very good, the food well prepared and tasty, and the service staff excellent. In...More

Thank Arncliffegirl
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have had many ameal at airport restaurants. The view and the decor were unique for an airport restaurant. It is a very popular place, as well. The food and the service were quite good. The prices were reasonable for an airport meal. I recommend...More

Thank James W
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Good food, great staff, old restaurant... urgently need to refresh the carpet! Nice view of LAX airport, the wine menu was very nice. Remember between terminal 1 and 2

Thank Chvalp
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a couple hours between flights and had heard about the Encounter at the center of LAX. We walked over and it opened at 11am. The grounds while waiting are neat with lots of historic plaques and a neat memorial in the center to...More

Thank KapitanJ
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
American, Asian, Contemporary
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 World Way, Lax, Los Angeles, CA 90045-5807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 310-215-5151
  • This restaurant is at Los Angeles Intl Airport (after security)
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