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Little Sister - Downtown

4.7
4.7
1343 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 42 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 1,343 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. CJ

    ChristelJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious, fresh food. Service was great. Location was perfect for us, staying in DTLA.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance. Dined solo and wish I had someone else with me so I could try more food. Their portions are big, so I stuck with appetizers. Best wings ever and the side of black rice was delicious!
  3. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food took very long to arrive, appetizers came after main dishes.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service outstanding
  5. BW

    BoilWater

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is always tasty and quick and efficient service. Nice later dining option in DTLA
  6. JC

    JuliaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around! Everything we ordered was fantastic. Truly!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Some of the best food in LA. Like seriously delicious!! Only downside is table are crammmed together unless you have the very front tables.
  8. YU

    YUL62

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice service
  9. FT

    FrancesT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. Highly recommend going to little sister for a wonderful Vietnamese meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service! The dumpling starter was incredible! Will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food. Music a little loud. Empty at 530, full by 7. Love the banh xeo and dumplings.
  12. SM

    SusannahM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the restaurant was perfect. Have wanted to go for a long time, totally worth it.
  13. RH

    ReneeH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious salmon and beef dishes. Fun atmosphere, with tables pushed together. Not well suited to private conversation.
  14. LC

    LioraC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were both excellent. We will be back...
  15. SM

    SM1211

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic food. Haven’t been here for many years so I was relieved it was still a good as I remembered. Cute vibe.
  16. SG

    SGBrantley

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, exceptional service!
  17. KM

    KyleM

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was just amazing and so delicious. I loved it and will make a point to go there again when I’m in LA.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great customer service
  19. LP

    LuciaP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Above all a good experience but we expected a bit more from the food, noodles didn’t have lots of character. More Healthy than tasty
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert was amazing Service was exceptional
  21. R

    Romanetozmas

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy! Great service (although there seemed to be too many people working there) and food was yummy. The portions are large, it’s not really tapas sized. Get your own plate and share with a friend, but don’t overdo it because you’ll be SO FULL. Will come back for the tartare and bone marrow.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Too loud for a business meeting but great food and service
  23. MJ

    MJFoodie

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting flavors, amazing, unique dishes and whatever you order, you will be surprised and delighted with the dish. Black rice with seafood is a must. Go on the early side if you like a less energetic atmosphere - the place gets rocking and conversation is definitely possible but challenging at times.
  24. G

    George

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food isn’t as spicy as it used to be. We missed that, especially in the papaya salad.
  25. YM

    YvonneMP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice wines! Perfect spot to have a date or a work dinner.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner at Little Sister DTLA. The black rice dish was gigantic and spectacular.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here and each time is better than the last. Food, service and ambiance are incredible. Love love love this place.
  28. JG

    JulieG

    Los Angeles

    208 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is unique! Delicious food! With great specials! Music is hip hop! Old school! Love the vibe!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Can’t wait to return 🫶
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and ambiance was perfect for our casual business catch up meeting over lunch.
  31. NI

    NaveedI

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Appetizers were delicious with unique flavoring. Both entrees also were amazing. Service was excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    New spot for lunch for sure
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service I have had in LA!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service !
  35. m

    maxwells

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s consistently amazing!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Extravagant food and dining experience, worth it for a special event
  37. e

    earldom

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flavors that jump off the plate! This is one restaurant that nobody can call normal bland food. Each dish has a lively taste and smells terrific.
  38. A

    Andrea

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selection and elevated flavors. I love their shaky beef and lobster dish!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 e piece
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It really took some time for the waiter got to my time! He didn’t had a lot of patience to talk with me about the menu! The food was ok!

FAQs

Little Sister - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1343 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 42 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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