Little Sister - Downtown

4.6
889 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Enjoy your special day with traditional Vietnamese cuisine, paired with a wide selection of beer, wine and sake.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 889 People Are Saying
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DG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try fried bass, cookies n cream cheesecake, or the nem nuong

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K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Excellent service. The fried chicken is the best I have had. Don’t miss the papaya salat. All the desserts were amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

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BL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. The fried chicken is yummy. Also the fresh okra.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for a quick early dinner. Food was outstanding, everything very prompt. In and put in no time, and left feeling very happy.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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LT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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YY
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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PA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been to Little Sister DTLA over 10 times, they consistently perform.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sat in the front window area

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Music was way too loud

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D
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is Yum! This was our highlight of the weekend! Can’t Wait to go back. Highly recommend reservations .

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LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It’s best not to gender your greetings to customers. Gender neutral greetings are necessary.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was fine, but overpriced, and the service was a little underwhelming.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

the space was very dark for lunch

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I read good reviews about this restaurant and had been wanting to try it. I enjoy new food experiences and loved the fusion of different Asian regions. I usually don't eat downtown much, but since I took my family there for an event, we chose Little Sisters. Everyone enjoyed the food. Being downtown, probably made it a bit pricer than I would have liked. But the flavors were very tasty although I wish the portions were larger. Overall a great experience.

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RF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. So many places in DTLA are overpriced for what you get and the service is just ok. Little Sister is the exception. Worth every penny and the service was great. Great place to people watch and it’s very lively.

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S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

I usually love this place.....Today for lunch we were sat in front of the window with the beating sun, awful. But worse, our food wasn’t put in, 45 minutes later a fussy baby and no lunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much. But don’t go there because I don’t want it to get any more crowded than it already is.

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V
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice setting but I found the food really overseasoned, overpriced for what it was, and did not enjoy it as much as I would a regular Vietnamese restaurant. The best part of our lunch was the lemonade.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I satisfied everything. but I said except cilantro. they did not.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Congee is our favorite

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D
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Little Sister's amazing food never disappoints. The many dishes are creative and full of flavor with loads of fresh vegies. Many of the dishes have a fair amount of spice. The servers are knowledgeable and will help you make the right selections for you. The green papaya salad and lemongrass chicken are two of my faves, but I've never been disappointed, so experiment and try whatever catches your fancy. Best to get their early or after the lunch hour as it gets LOUD. Reservations strongly recommended!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing meal here NYE. Everything that our server recommended was great and I can’t wait to go back.

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G
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly waiter. Congee better than in Taiwan. Loud music that would have interfered with conversation had I been there with anyone.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were really disappointed. The service was super slow and the food was not great. The other reviews gave me high hopes but either it was an off night and they were just understaffed - or it's really not as good as promised. Bummed.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! The sesame baguette was insane! I loved the crepe, and the creme brule!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Super friendly yet not overbearing servers. Excellent bar.

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Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A little cramped but the food is so excellent it's worth it.
We love to go every time we're downtown.
Don't miss the chicken / lemongrass.

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JT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This upscale creative Vietnamese menu and the execution is off the charts. I’ve never had anything but a spectacular meal, never even a bad dish. Sabrina is the charming manager and, if you’re lucky, your server who knows every corner of the menu. If you are not familiar with Vietnamese cuisine, no worries, they will introduce you to dishes you never dreamed of. This is NOT just a Phó/Bahn Mí place, far beyond. Prepare to be blown away by flavor bombs.

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TM
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Second time at Little Sister - love pretty much everything we had - dumplings, lemon grass beef, black cod, eggplant, and imperial rolls.

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NB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit and server led us correctly...one rice dish with beef and one noodle. We added steamed dumplings. All was excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

they ran out of all the food. they had a surcharge. they didn’t even have rice.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the chicken Ban Mi it was very tasty :) Looking forward to going back to try the Shaky Shaky beef!

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is FANTASTIC! It’s very flavorful and our server provided outstanding service.

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R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is really good. It's good to share family style!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends and theater

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