We've talked up the shinier side of this hillside sushi den before, but any edifice this old and enclave-like has to have a weird tale or two, right? It's rumored that its nighttime security staff is in an ever-revolving door because of p.m. paranormal episodes like voices, footsteps, and a child's cry. Just who are these phantoms, you may wonder? Well, a former owner is allegedly buried in one of the gardens, and several suicides from the steep location have been reported, as well. Hopefully they're all good ghosts, though, because no one wants demons dancing around their spicy tuna rolls!
Yamashiro, 1999 North Sycamore Avenue (near Outpost Circle); 323-456-5125.
The Vogue Theatre
How's this for supernatural street cred? The International Society for Paranormal Research once set up its HQ here! The theatre's property used to be grounds for a schoolhouse that burnt down and killed 25 children and their teacher in 1901. Six of the kids and three adult ghosts supposedly haunted its halls until the ISPR befriended them, and apparently "freed" their souls upon leaving the space in 2002.
The Vogue Theatre, 6675 Hollywood Boulevard (near North Las Palmas Avenue).
The Rotten Apple 907, 907 North California Street (near West Magnolia Boulevard); 818-841-3140.
Photo: Via Yamashiro