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Little Sister - Downtown

4.7
4.7
1395 Reviews
$30 and under
Southeast Asian
Little Sister DTLA features East-meets-West inspired dishes served in a
relaxed social environment that feels more residential than
restaurant, as if you"re being invited into the Chef Tin's home.
Little Sister's menu showcases Chef Tin's take on one of the more
interesting and rich collisions of food and culture that was borne out
of the European colonization of Southeast Asia. Dishes blend and
balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French
techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences. The menu is
continually and progressively evolving, reflecting inspiration and the
seasons. Scott Young along with Chef Tin curates the restaurant's wine and beverage program
with a focus on intriguing labels, both domestically and from around
the world. Craft beer selection includes special batches from The
Brewery at Abigaile, brewed only for the restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Asian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 265-7233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tin Vuong

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    7th & Grand

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    7th Street/Metro Center<br />7th Street/Olive Bus Stop<br /><br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,395 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Innovative

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  1. M

    Moonbeam

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THE FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS AND HAS REAL PERSONALITY!
  2. AB

    AmyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place in downtown! Recommended highly. How many more characters do I need to type????
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The food is fantastic, no argument there. But the hasty, aggressive wait staff seems a little bothered to have you in there. Hip-hop music full of swearing was also blaring obnoxiously loud, so that conversation became difficult. It definitely took us out of the moment, trying to simply focus on the delicious food, and get the heck out of there.
  4. WH

    WhitcombH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic and the food amazing
  5. KR

    KRome

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brought 2 friends who had never tried Little Sister and they loved it. The pho bahn cuon never disappoints. The black rice dish with seafood was GREAT.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and playlist to enjoy while dining. Can’t wait to come back and try more!
  7. GB

    GB42

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I just feel I need to make one comment about the food. We ordered the black rice. I assumed for the price we weren't just paying for two pounds of black rice but for some decent seafood, which I felt there was a serious lack of and what was there was overcooked. Wouldn't order that again. Other than that, the service was good, and our beef dish was great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, wonderful service!
  9. N

    Nicolette

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing, the vibe was great. Tables were pretty close together but would highly recommend.
  10. l

    lawninja310

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was delicious. Highlights for us were the crispy prawns, dumplings and lobster.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with my date, it was his first time here and he really love the food. He was really glad I suggested Little Sister for dinner. We ordered 3 dishes to share- Pho Banh Cuon, Crispy Prawns and the new garlic noodles, which I believed was a new item that had replaced the e-fu noodles that was offered at the restaurant, and it was one of my favorite.. the portions were generous—we ended up with some leftovers and had it boxed. Since he enjoyed the food so much, I wanted him to have them saved for breakfast or lunch. Service was great, the manager was attentive and he even came over to ensure everything was good, ever so often and have conversation with us. The vibe is very chilled with music playing in the background. The ambience feels very cozy and it was really a great spot for date night, or night out with friends. The food is always great here!
  12. BD

    BigDaddy

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing flavors and combinations that you can't find anywhere! Reasonable-sized portions that can be shared. Food came out quickly.
  13. DL

    DLP52680

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying and will definitely be back! Everything was amazing especially the garlic noodles and the shaky shaky beef. Paired perfectly with the chilled red wine. One of the best meals I’ve had in awhile!
  14. PA

    PhilipA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always have a great experience at Little Sister. The staff great. Food is excellent and the vibe is comfy.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so fresh and beautiful prepared. So many amazing flavors!
  16. s

    svsp

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious and beautifully presented .. (a little pricey and small portions on some items). Garlic noodles are plentiful though.. and some dishes are definitely big enough to share..
  17. S

    Shaeking

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best!
  18. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food. Good value. Nice beer selection
  19. HM

    HelenM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed ambience, great food - could have eaten everything on the menu - and friendly, helpful service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food. But Very loud explicit music.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my best friend out for her birthday for Sunday brunch! Food was amazing, ambiance was great, love the aromas coming from the kitchen the moment we walked through the door. Our waiter was great! He suggested an appetizer and an entree were both excellent choices! I will definitely come back!
  22. c

    claudioc

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. If you have to spend one night in LA downtown, I really recommend this place
  23. L

    Lovetoeat

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! Our server presented us with great options since it was our first visit. We will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely establishment great ambiance and a quint environment.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little Sister was an amazing experience! The food taste extremely fresh and flavorful! The music is also amazing, from JCole, Kendrick to JID we love the hip hop atmosphere.
  26. TF

    TasheemaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance and most plates are large enough to share with 4-6 people.
  27. A

    Andrea

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious! Great flavors starting with the eggplant, crispy prawns and shaky shaky beef. The beef vermicelli noodles and lobster are also amazing.
  28. p

    paulewog

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a bad dish on the menu. The sticky rice is incredible and autumn spring rolls some of the best spring rolls I’ve ever had.
  29. PH

    PatriciaH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    In the past we have celebrated our anniversary at Little Sister. Never again.
  30. CL

    ComiendoenLA

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buen servicio y los platos estaban deliciosos.
  31. UG

    UrzuloG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was creative, unique and exceptional. I brought my mom and her partner for her birthday dinner and they both kept exclaiming how good the food was even after we left. We all like to try a bunch of things when we go out so the family style portions were perfect. While they don't really do substitutions or alterations to the menu, they had a wide enough variety of things that I would feel comfortable bring a vegetarian or gluten free person here. The lamb satay was probably our favorite dish of the evening.
  32. T

    Trixie

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is Perfect every time!! ❤️
  34. F

    Flaura

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    First off, kudos the decorator:designer of this very cool restaurant. And to the chef, everything we ordered was excellent. 3 of us shared a spring roll, garlic noodles, shaky shaky beef and a rice dish. All fantastic, all came out at the same time!!! It would have been great to have things coursed out a bit. Or been told that they would all arrive together. Next time we will definitely not order as much. Our stomachs and table could not handle any more.
  35. MF

    MarisaF

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I can’t wait to be back. Everything was delightful but the star of the show was the sticky rice.
  36. d

    dramabear

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience2
    Our service was excellent! The dumplings were delicious. The bread was very good though I ordered it sans pate. Garlic noodles were tasty but a little dry. Papaya salad was refreshing.
  37. E

    Emi1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was not the best for being so pricey. The hostess was really friendly, but our waiter was very pretentious. Additionally, the menu is really hard to read and understand what you’re really getting. I also don’t see a point in asking if we’re here for a special event and not doing anything for it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely amazing meal, best Vietnamese I’ve had in LA. Each dish was a flavor explosion and loved every bite. The eggplant dish was the star of the meal. The fried spring rolls were crispy, delish and zingy. The chao was perfectly cooked and the donut and thousand year egg and the spicy sour sauce it came with was so so good. Only negative is the service could have been a bit better. I had 2 dirty plates and waiter was nonchalant and non apologetic about it when replacing them, 1 of of dishes we ordered clearly was better served with rice but he didn’t bother to tell us and he never came back to check id everything was ok, just left someone else to drop the dishes off then came over with a all smiling when it was time to pay the check. I had put it was our anniversary in the booking and no mention of it was made, usually we get a happy anniversary at the very least. Anyway I will return because the food was so so good. But hope I get a difference server next time
  39. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food and service. Able to get in and out for business lunch.
  40. h

    hiddenhillsspecialist1958

    Los Angeles

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at this quint place, The food was wonderful, The location is downtown which is not in a great neighborhood, but I was with a fiend so I felt safe and went at 5:00 pm before dark.

FAQs

Little Sister - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Little Sister - Downtown

523 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th &amp; Grand

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Asian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    7th Street/Metro Center7th Street/Olive Bus Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tin Vuong

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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