Permanently Closed - Little Sister - Manhattan Beach

4.5
901 Reviews
$30 and under
Southeast Asian
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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Teresa
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic and unique foodie finds!

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SJMB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience

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AlexR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! A little slow but overall wonderful experience.

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vipMoniqueL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 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

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MellyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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RuthS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 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.

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SJMB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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!

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williamg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipaskenn
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Service a little slow but friendly

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vipSusanA
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A M A Z I N G !!!!

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vipAsenka
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 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!

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lyndan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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KimK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 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.

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WilliamS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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.

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KNelson
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJayfromHermosa
Los Angeles
180 reviews
Dined on January 8, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
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 .

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vipFood4MB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

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

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KateA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipChris
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

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vipSkeepz
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 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.

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mcavallini
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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

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vipKatiaC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was exceptional & the manager was excellent

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vipCherylK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Anthony
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 10, 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.

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vipJuanValdez
Toronto
55 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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

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vipMichaelF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 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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Permanently Closed - Little Sister - Manhattan Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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