Little Sister - Downtown
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.
The food here isn’t as good as it used to be. I don’t know if they changed the chef or something, but it’s not as flavorful as before, and as always, the staff has the worst attitude and service here. Server was very cold and didn’t check on us at all, and the host was just as monotone and bland, like the food!! The only saving grace here was the shaky shaky beef.
Food was not only delicious, but surprising! Assertive flavors with subtle depth. Perfect for sharing so that you can taste lots of dishes. Lively but not too noisy. Service is welcoming and keeps the dishes coming at a good pace. Loved it!
My suggestion is that during the weekdays lunch period to tone down the music to allow for easier conversations.
Loved the food and the music!! The music just made everything better!
Good food, but restaurant was too loud. Wouldn’t go with more than 1 person because you can’t hear 3 feet from you. Had a peanut allergy that was mostly taken care of, but I felt a mildreaction to the Vietnamese crepe. Perhaps there was satay sauce with peanut in it?
The food, the service, the staff - Perfect! Thank you for being such shiny human beings. We adore all of you.
Great food with delicious flavors. Dishes were well thought out and would come back again.
The staff took time to recommend a great pairing of dishes & wines - we really appreciated their advice.
We finished our meal and were chatting. They asked us to leave. After spending over $200 on food and drinks. Very rude.
The food was absolutely amazing! We loved the fish with black bean sauce, the potstickers, and rice with seafood! Looking forward to coming again!!!!! Soon!
always amazing in every way. can't go wrong eating here. the food and staff are always great.
The Congee chicken with shrimp is delicious! It's kind of like shabu shabu porridge.
This particular day was a bad one for this restaurant. My wife and I came in for noon reservations and by 1:15 we still didn’t have so much as an appetizer. Part of the problem is that one of the waitresses decided to show up to work drunk that day, which didn’t help matters. The hostess had to pitch in to help take orders and the other waitress who was working that day was hustling as much as she could trying to make the best of a bad situation. Not sure why the kitchen was so backed up, but several tables were complaining that they didn’t have their food and/or drink orders. After an hour and 20 mins, I finally went up to one of the staffers and asked for our check to pay for the drinks we had ordered and when I returned to the table they had brought out one of the two apps we had ordered. They were on the house as were our drinks. We tipped the waitress and the hostess (who again were extremely professional, hardworking and apologetic) and left to go grab a bite elsewhere. I’m sure this experience is not customary at this restaurant but unfortunately it was our experience. And for that reason we won’t be coming back when we’re in LA again.
They called to confirm my reservation earlier in the day, and then said they had no record of my reservation when I arrived. Really disorganized. And no, I did not make a reservation at the wrong location. The food was pretty good and very well cooked, technically-speaking, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to return on my own volition.
My favourite place to eat in DTLA I always return here. A must try!!!
The staff are so lovely and welcoming at LITTLE SISTER and the food is always delicious!
The service was good. The place was small and very noisy could not hold a conversation without yelling. The food was good but a bit over priced. The tables were small and crowded. Not confortable dinning.
The food was fantastic! Everything is so flavorful. A bit overly load and cramped. Love this place!
They had a system failure in their kitchen and told me that the food will not come. I was pretty confused and just left the restaurant with my friend. It seemed like the waiters didn't fully didn't understand what was going on. This was my first time experiencing something like this. A very bizarre experience. O_o Basically wasted 20 minutes of my limited lunch time. Probably won't be back.
I love this place! The food is phenomenal with a very cool vibe. Music is awesome.
We enjoyed our night at Little Sister, but we were expecting more. Friends had raved to us, but our experience was very rushed and the food, while tasty, was overcooked. Also, all four of our dishes came out at the same time, so there was not enough room on the table for everything. Nobody came over to explain to us how to eat the dishes or combine the accompanying sauces. The server was very friendly at first but then disappeared, only to appear again a few rushed times. It may have been an off night, but I was really expecting something spectacular and it was just okay.
We love little sister! Friendly staff and unbeatable dishes. We love the papaya salad and the Vietnamese noodle dishes!
It’s a snobish food. We ordered steam rice, but when we asked for the rice becaused we wanted to eat with the other dish that came first. We were told rice will be here when it’s ready. WTF!!!!!! As an Asian myself and having been to this restaurant msny times, I never would have thought of a respond we received from this last time!
Must try fried bass, cookies n cream cheesecake, or the nem nuong
Wonderful food. Excellent service. The fried chicken is the best I have had. Don’t miss the papaya salat. All the desserts were amazing
They have absolutely no vegetarian food and didn’t make any adjustments like without chicken. We had to leave because we couldn’t find anything to eat.
Had a Fabulous 'Pre-Women's March ' Dinner on Friday night. Pork Belly was Wonderful. Noodles and Dumplings were 'out of this world'. Can't wait to go back.
Great place to eat. The fried chicken is yummy. Also the fresh okra.
Stopped in for a quick early dinner. Food was outstanding, everything very prompt. In and put in no time, and left feeling very happy.
Love the waitress, but forgot a lot of items. My champagne came at the end of the meal (I had to re-requests) and wasn’t compensated for tardiness
The portion seemed less than before, but the price went up. Crazy busy, food was slow to serve. I order Pho, it took over 40 minutes, how is that possible? My food was forgotten, that's what it is to me. Everything else arrived but Pho. Interesting, ha.
The food was delish as usual and even though they were out of some of our favs the other items we got (hot pot with short rib and shrimp and cabbage side) were amazing.
Have been to Little Sister DTLA over 10 times, they consistently perform.
Sat in the front window area
Music was way too loud
Little Sister was so delicious. We had the lemongrass chicken, pork spring rolls and a yummy rice dish, All of it was good. We went for a girls night out and it was perfect.
All I can say is Yum! This was our highlight of the weekend! Can’t Wait to go back. Highly recommend reservations .
It’s best not to gender your greetings to customers. Gender neutral greetings are necessary.
A perfect place to challenge and understand your taste buds. If you don’t like this place, you are simply basic. You’re just basic... find somewhere else to please your mediocre status.