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Little Sister - Manhattan Beach - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
901 Reviews
$30 and under
Southeast Asian

Little Sister Manhattan Beach 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. The menu is continually and progressively evolving to reflect the seasons.

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Menu

Introductions

  • Sesame Sour Dough Baguette

    echire aoc butter, sea salt

    • Cassava Chips

      star anise sea salt

      • Duck Sate

        caramelized pear, walnuts, gingered tamarind dressing

        • Balinese Style Fried Meat Balls

          banana ketchup

          • Ma La Beef Tar Tare

            pear, pine nuts, quail egg, bone marrow vin

            • Banh Beo

              "vietnamese steamed rice cake", chopped shrimp, lump crab, pork

              Rice Paper

              • Imperial Rolls

                shrimp, crab, pork, taro root, glass noodle, roasted peanut, chili lime sauce

                • Grilled Pork Spring Roll "Nem Nuong"

                  red leaf lettuce, mint, carrot, cucumber, house sauce

                  Vegetable

                  • Myanmar Okra Curry

                    fried whole egg, tomato, tamarind, cilantro, six spice

                    • X. O. Pea Tendrils

                      lime juice, almonds, dried scallop shards

                      Salad

                      • Grilled Prawns

                        green papaya, mango, cucumber, onion, cashews, lemongrass-cilantro dressing

                        • Confit Duck Tenderloin "Goi Vit"

                          red cabbage, sweet onion, carrots, rau ram, salted apricot vin

                          Fish and Shellfish

                          • Charred Sugar Cane Shrimp "Chao Tom"

                            green papaya, asian greens, house sauce

                            • Hk Steamed Sea Bream

                              ginger, scallions, cilantro, fresno chilies, shitake, soy, hot peanut oil

                              • Quick Fried Scallops

                                malaysian yellow curry sauce, mango chutney

                                • Salt & Pepper Lobster

                                  butter fried shallots, fried chilies and garlic

                                  • Sweet Clams

                                    hot bean sauce, lap cheong, sugar snap peas

                                    • Sa-Po

                                      mixed seafood hot pot, fried tofu, braised pork, baby bok choi, yunnan chili

                                      Meat and Poultry

                                      • Pork Spareribs

                                        scallion, cilantro, taro, cubeb pepper

                                        • Red-Braised Pork Belly

                                          crispy shitake, leek fondue

                                          • Vietnamese Coconut Chicken Curry

                                            sweet potatoes, pineapple, kabocha squash

                                            • Shaky Shaky Beef

                                              sausalito watercress, baby tomatoes, burnt butter soy

                                              • Vietnamese Crepe

                                                'banh xeo' pork belly, prawns, bean sprout, herbs n' greens, house dressing

                                                • Beef Randang "Dry Beef Curry"

                                                  salted mustard greens, mekong flowering rice

                                                  • Kima Platha

                                                    crispy flat bread filled with chili lamb, coconut curry lentil dipping sauce

                                                    • Caramelized Pork Shanks

                                                      crushed peanut, scallions, red vinegar glaze, persimmon

                                                      • Cambodian Chicken

                                                        lettuce wrap, green chili lime

                                                        Noodles and Rice

                                                        • Thin Egg Noodles

                                                          garlic oil, sweet soy, crispy shallots, chili oil, crispy pork bits

                                                          • Saigon Lemongrass Beef

                                                            vermicelli noodle, herbs, cucumbers, chili-lime dressing

                                                            • Szechuan Noodle

                                                              lamb, pea shoot tendrils, roasted peanuts, scallions

                                                              • Singapore Curry Noodles

                                                                prawns, char sui pork, bean sprouts

                                                                • Bhutanese Red Rice

                                                                  dungeness crab, lamb bacon, fried egg

                                                                  Eastside 626 Provisions

                                                                  • Mekong Flowering Rice

                                                                    • Master Stock Jasmine Rice

                                                                      • Fried Okra

                                                                        tomato, lime, mint, fenugreek

                                                                        • Ma La Pickles

                                                                          szechuan peppercorns

                                                                          • Green Mango with Tamarind

                                                                            guava, chilies

                                                                            • Sour Serrano and Garlic

                                                                              • Papaya

                                                                                green chilies, mustard oil

                                                                                • Sesame Mung Beans

                                                                                  • Sambal

                                                                                    red and green

                                                                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                                    What 901 people are saying

                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                    4.5
                                                                                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                                                    • 4.3Service
                                                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                    • 4.0Value

                                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                                    85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                      Teresa

                                                                                      Montreal

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      A restaurant I’ll definitely go again to try other dishes on the menu. My favorite was the red and black rice dish. Excellent service and lovely design decor. I’m also interested to go to their other locations in LA and Redondo Beach

                                                                                    2. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Charlotte

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Fantastic and unique foodie finds!

                                                                                    3. SJ

                                                                                      SJMB

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                      Food is always great! We love coming to Little Sister. The service is great but they don’t have enough staff. They have 2 waiters for the entire restaurant so if you need anything you have to wait! But they are great and very accommodating!

                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Absolutely loved our experience

                                                                                    5. AR

                                                                                      AlexR

                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Food here is great, the restaurant is small which makes it tough to fit all those great dishes on the table. Other than that I would definitely recommend Little Sister. Dishes are flavorful and delicious.

                                                                                    6. DC

                                                                                      DanielleC

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great service! A little slow but overall wonderful experience.

                                                                                    7. ML

                                                                                      MoniqueL

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                                                      The waits for food and Drink have been so long the last few times I’ve been. There is ONE waiter for all the tables

                                                                                    8. MM

                                                                                      MellyM

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Great date night spot. Fantastic food and friendly staff. Only knock is the tables are very close together.

                                                                                    9. RS

                                                                                      RuthS

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                      Very disappointed in the main courses, the timely delivery of food and the inattentiveness of the staff. We were there for a birthday celebration and other than a candle, the birthday girl received zero special attention.

                                                                                    10. SJ

                                                                                      SJMB

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                                                      The food was outstanding as always. We were disappointed regarding all the things they ran out of such as the chicken, lamb, coconut! Someone didn’t plan well. But that forced us to try new dishes and we were not disappointed! Great dinner. But the table of 4 next to us was soooo loud!!! I think it must be the acoustics in the room. Thank goodness they left after about 30 mins! Otherwise, the dinner may not have been the same!

                                                                                    11. w

                                                                                      williamg

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                      Great food, really tasty. Dessert didn’t come after about 10-15 minutes so was cancelled

                                                                                    12. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Sacramento

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                      We ordered around 6 dishes and all were delicious but one that I didn't care for.

                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Awesome food!

                                                                                    14. a

                                                                                      askenn

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                      Great food. Service a little slow but friendly

                                                                                    15. SA

                                                                                      SusanA

                                                                                      Wilmington

                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 28, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      A M A Z I N G !!!!

                                                                                    16. A

                                                                                      Asenka

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      30 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      30 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                      Great meal and good service. There was only one thing that bothered us - it was my birthday, but we said we didn't want the desert. But they added the desert charge to the bill (we got the bill before they even brought out a desert). That was not very cool - if they want to provide a desert for someone birthday, they should comp it, especially if we specifically said no desert. We caught it in time, and they removed it from the bill, and didn't bring the desert.

                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Very good service and good food! Would definitely come visit again, maybe next time I’ll try their lunch menu (: Thank you so much for a wonderful Friday evening!

                                                                                    18. l

                                                                                      lyndan

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      The food is excellent. Down side is tables are way too close together creating an intrusive atmosphere. Also, way over priced.

                                                                                    19. KK

                                                                                      KimK

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The food and sevice was amazing! Specialty drinks (some off the menu) were tasty and the spice on the food was on point.

                                                                                    20. WS

                                                                                      WilliamS

                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Splendid food, service excellent, manager did the right thing without being asked when one of our entries arrived very late, kudos for that. Great experience overall.

                                                                                    21. KN

                                                                                      KNelson

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great food,service... unique dishes with splendid attention to detail... thanks!

                                                                                    22. JH

                                                                                      JayfromHermosa

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      180 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      180 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 9, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Excellent selections from the menu. Spice hour choices are fewer these days. Love the lobster in fried rice is excellent. The beef selection is incredible.

                                                                                    23. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food3service2ambience2

                                                                                      Hostess called to confirm booking. We had reserved a few months a head. She told us the table was booked after us so we would have limited time. Not happy with being rushed before we even entered the restaurant for our special planned dinner. Don’t recommend .

                                                                                    24. FM

                                                                                      Food4MB

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                      I received the same call at 4 advising me on my reservation at 7 that the table was booked at 8:45. They also demanded a credit card over the phone which I advised her she could do that through the app. “We don’t have that”. When we showed up for our 7 pm reservation they didn’t have a table. But oh well by the way the restaurant was half empty at 8:45. What a bummer. Lots of other great restaurants in MB. Get it together.

                                                                                    25. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food1service2ambience3

                                                                                      We’ve dined at little sister before, and were very disappointed by this experience - the lobster was beyond overcooked and had no mean

                                                                                    26. KA

                                                                                      KateA

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                      Good as always. I LOVE the Imperial Rolls! But, the lobster was overdone and not a lot of meat for the price.

                                                                                    27. C

                                                                                      Chris

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                                      Service was non-existent. Waitress kept disappearing. Food was not as good as before. Probably won’t be going back.

                                                                                    28. S

                                                                                      Skeepz

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                                      overall1food5service2ambience2

                                                                                      We ordered and the appetizers came out. The food was extremely delicious. Then the main course came out and everybody was served except my nice. We waited and waited. Finally we called the waitress over and realized the waitress f at I’m to put in a main course order for my nice even though she ordered the fish. The mood changed. Everyone was enjoying themselves until the waitress messed up my nice’s order. The mood of the table changed. My nice said she did not want the fish. As we were finishing the main course, my nice’s fish dish came out. She had told the waitress she did not want it and repeated that she did not want the fish. We ordered desert and the waitress said she had boxed the fish dish for no charge. After we finished desert she told us desert was free. When the waitress presented the will, she said desert next time is on me and gave me a free desert card. After she left we realized it was one card for one desert and not free desert for the four people at the table. That is when I really felt CB insulted. Little Sister is one of my favorite restaurants. I felt disrespected who took the mixup as not really her problem. I felt the waitress who was also the manager failed to pay adequate attention to our table and our order. On top of it all, one of the buss boys tried to remove my main course when I had only eaten half the order. At that point, I was upset and disappointed at how we were treated. I am very disappointed with the e service and how we were treated, including the lack of respect over the seriousness of the mistake by the restaurant.

                                                                                    29. m

                                                                                      mcavallini

                                                                                      Grand Rapids

                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We shared several dishes among 4 people. Everything was different and the flavors were great. Loved the spice on the papaya salad and the bo kho was a favorite with a very flavorful broth. Overall all of the dishes delivered.

                                                                                    30. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 24, 2019

                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience5

                                                                                      Food was ok, some dishes over cooked. Service was terrible. Servers were friendly, but understaffed. Multiple large parties threw off the cadence and turned into a 2.5 hour dinner with lots of waiting. We ultimately cancelled our desert and left early. Management needs to better prepare for holiday traffic and staff up. Would try again on a regular night to better evaluate the experience

                                                                                    31. KC

                                                                                      KatiaC

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                      The service was exceptional & the manager was excellent

                                                                                    32. CK

                                                                                      CherylK

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                                                      overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                                      I was disappointed by the neglectful staff as were the people at the table next to us. The food was good. Our waitress didn't describe two of the dishes correctly which kind of throw you off, but they were tasty.

                                                                                    33. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great experience except for the rock in my dish but they credit the bill

                                                                                    34. A

                                                                                      Anthony

                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on December 11, 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Outstanding service, exceptional food and very accommodating to food allergies. I would highly recommend this place and looking forward to returning in the near future.

                                                                                    35. JV

                                                                                      JuanValdez

                                                                                      Toronto

                                                                                      55 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      55 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                      Amazing food, super delicious. The Kitchen was moving slow though - probably short handed.

                                                                                    36. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                      Food was great, music was fantastic, service was not bad but can be improved

                                                                                    37. F

                                                                                      Foodie

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on November 25, 2019

                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                      This is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach, but our last visit was unusually just ok. I don't know if it was Sunday sheff that but the dishes we loved before were just mediocre

                                                                                    38. MF

                                                                                      MichaelF

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on November 25, 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Outstanding Asian fusion restaurant with great service, amazing food and a cool vibe.

                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                      overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                                      I have dined here before and wasn’t a big fan (tried a braised pork belly dish that they put ketchup in and it was awful). Decided to give it another try since we wanted some vietnamese and it’s within walking distance to us. We felt disappointed again, mediocre flavor (I’m Vietnamese so I needed something more authentic) but out of everything, the meal was really reallr pricey. We walked out of the restaurant never paying that much for vietnamese food (avg $20 per plate) and feeling that unsatisfied (the portion is also tiny). I get the downtown mb location and nice ambience kick up the price a lot, but I don’t think it was worth it...

                                                                                    40. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on November 11, 2019

                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                      I’ve eaten here several times and has been great. Last few times definitely feels like they are losing the magic back in the kitchen.

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                                                                                    Little Sister - Manhattan Beach - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 901 OpenTable diners

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