Little Sister - Redondo Beach

4.5
568 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southeast Asian
Little Sister Redondo 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. 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. "Little Sister Redondo Beach offers straight-up, honest, home-style Vietnamese cuisine—the type of food I grew up eating with my grandparents in the San Gabriel Valley.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 568 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Janet
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent! We had a wonderful server as well. It was a bit breezier and colder than expected. Bring a jacket or blanket if you are not seated by a heater outdoors.

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yassqu33n
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Noted a nut allergy on the reservation, a staff member called to confirm the reservation and the allergy, we assumed we were fine. Every dish brought to the table contained peanuts, including dishes that did not mention on the menu that they contained nuts, until we asked the food to be sent back and reminded the server we had an allergy. Narrowly avoided a hospital trip (unfortunately puked up the meal and was sick the rest of the night).

Aside from that, the food was tasty and the service friendly. The outdoor seating was nicely set up and had plenty of heat lamps.

Usually this place is absolutely amazing and an automatic five stars. Hoping this was just a weird night — going to wait a while before coming back though.

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SDARB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We ate outdoors and it was really lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. Highly recommend! The sticky rice is ridiculously great,as is everything.

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BillM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh flavors. Sufficient options for a vegetarian. Good value. Definitely would return.

MJ
ManolodelaJara
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and good food. Reasonable prices. I highly recommend it

SA
SherryA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is innovative, creative & delicious!
Even the heat level is pretty acceptable across most palates. Very limited options for a bottle of wine that isn’t in the $80 range (as was suggested by our server). Deafening noise level mostly due to hyped-up music means outside dining which is great unless u get stuck by the door.

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Fred
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Two Entrees came out with the appetizers. Then another entree came out 25 mins later and last entree came out 12 mins later. Will not go back.

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DLC1
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly. Fantastic food. Nice portions. Don’t rush you out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. We celebrate our anniversary at Little Sister last night. I used to frequent the DTLA location, so I was already expecting a good time, but Redondo really went above my expectations. First, the food was DELICIOUS! Everything was perfectly made and brought out promptly. We had the black rice (my all-time favorite); the spring rolls; the char sieu pork belly; and the e-fu noodles. Our drinks were also amazing: whisky tea and the gin one (don’t remember the name).

But what I REALLY want to highlight is the service. Benjamin, who said they’re there on the weekends, provided excellent (emph. added) service. They were enthusiastic, attentive, and funny. If you’re able to sit in their section, I am sure you won’t be disappointed. We truly had the best time!

JM
vipJMark
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors were simply exquisite!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Helpful team. (Nitpick was that I should have changed chairs.m).

AJ
AimeeJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

little sister’s food is inventive & delicious!!

sadly the staff was uninterested in waiting on our 6 top … we had a reservation at 7pm, we ordered drinks and waited, they came back (slowly…. ) we ordered food, dumped the food and disappeared … like a culinary ninjas … the 6 of us sat down, ordered drinks … we waited, fact a few people in pur party said - wow, and then literally ran us out of the restaurant … ok kitchens closing,

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MmmMm
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was not good. This was my second time here when I first came I loved the food and the service was ok but this time around the food was salty and the meat was very raw and the server didn’t seem to know the menu or give good recommendations. Overall the experience was very poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered a second baguette, the first came one came with pate, butter, and tomato jam, however the second order was just plain bread but we got charged the full price. This was very disappointing. We also ordered the salt and pepper lobster, which was $125, we asked for sausage on the side with rice and didn’t get it. The food was very good though, however we felt we were overcharged.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience overall! The food is always really great. Typically we have great service here, but our most recent visit was pretty slow. Overall a great place to go though.

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CristianeF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service are always great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Max was very helpful with food recs, service was great, and was also very energetic and friendly our with table. Shout out 🤙🏼

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Rising86
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the first time today to celebrate a birthday and we were NOT disappointed! Eveuthing was delicious and the ambiance was great. To top it all off, the staff was awesome! It was a full circle great experience! Thanks to Max, our server, who was awesome!

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LeoEff
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, well put together flavors and seasonings. My favorite restaurant.

RR
vipRonaldR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Manager greeted us and asked if we had a reservation- we confirmed that and he verified on their computer, the instead of seating us immediately walked away and the hostess approached us with a full repeats of the questions and experience- bad form - we were seated then given water - very slow service - waitress was new and very overextended-not her fault - she did allow us to order way too much food - not a good explanation of the menu for first time which she was aware of our situation- quite expensive for mediocre wines - food expensive - music way too redundant - felt like I was at a Starbucks where they want you to but and get out quickly - very odd - waited an eternity for our check which of course is always irritating- restaurant was quite full - younger crowd - perhaps not for us - not likely to return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I had it in the shaky shaky beef before and it was perfectly cooked to shake. Ours was hard and difficult to chew. The dumplings were delicious I’m perfectly cooked and presented.

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NickB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great.
Drinks took forever to get.
Restaurant was freezing.
We asked to turn down / off AC "we'll try" - it was f r e e z i n g

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Disappointed
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We come here for the food and NOT for the service which has gotten worse over time. Wait time between appetizer and main entree was 45 mins. Our server never once came by to ask us if we wanted refills on our drinks or asked how we were doing and we had to flag another server to get our bill. Where is management? Seems like some retraining is very much needed.

PJ
vipPandJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Fabulous food with very, very slow service and two competing "thumping" sound tracks (one in dining room, the other from the kitchen).

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vipRhody
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salt and pepper lobster with fried rice. Our waitress said it was large but it was ginormous whole Maine lobster in a paella pan. Loved it and have enough for another meal . Pricey but worth it is you love lobster and fried rice with lots of seafood in it.

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vipbabycakes
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not for vegetarians!! Told me the special could be made without meat, had sausage in it so I couldn’t eat it, and then offered me free dessert. Almost every dish has meat in it and if the kitchen screws up, it’s on your dime.

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Kale
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good ambiance definitely recommend good service

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Rebaw77
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing…. We had the Bo nè and the fried sea bass… it was all so delicious.

JZ
JaZa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our experience during Covid of course was very different than our time having eaten at the Manhatten Beach location. With that being said we felt very safe while eating our dinner outdoors. The service was good but not great. Waiter only came around when bringing our food although he was very nice. They didn't come to clean our tables so we were eating our desert with the dishes from dinner which was weird. Food was great and always enjoy the tasty dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

They changed chefs and the food is not the same 🥺 There were two other couples next to us that all started talking to one another about them changing the lemon grass chicken. Bring it back!!

KW
vipKurtW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Riviera Village gem. Warm and friendly staff eager to guide one through the menu. We had the dumplings for a starter, outstanding. Skaken-shaken beef and the house noodles were great and highly recommended. Very enjoyable experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Vietnamese food and Stephanie, our server, was very prompt and provided great customer service.

PS
PStok
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The restaurant was able to guarantee outdoor seating reservations which made the restaurant decision easy.

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Mrbruin
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice decor.

They play rap music in the background, which I enjoyed, but may be surprising to most people booking at a Vietnamese restaurant.

Seated right away.

Menu has a good selection of proteins.

I think some of the food runs on the spicier side (which I loved). So if you’re spice adverse (think Fresno and jalapeño heat), you should let your server know.

We ordered the following:
1. Mini sourdough sesame baguette. They served with tomato jam (yum), a softened butter (yum), and pate (not my bag but I am sure others would enjoy it). I felt the bread was toasted too hard (not burnt, it was golden brown), but too crunchy. Think toast instead of a crusty outer baguette yielding to a soft center). It could be what they are going for.
2. pho banh cuon - beef rolled with herbs and heat in a thick rice paper (thicker/denser than a crepe). Absolutely delicious.
3. goi du du"#green papaya salad - another yummy dish. If I had to nitpick, the jumbo shrimp were over cooked.
4. cà ri gà vietnamese chicken curry - packed with flavor. Somewhat hard to eat without getting messy. Served with a larger, softer baguette. Chicken was tender. Curry was tasty.
5. ga xao xa ot"#spicy lemongrass chicken wings - also delicious. Also messy. Waiter was kind enough to bring hot towels to refresh.

Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

Would’ve given it a 5 Star overall but they were out of wine and the one dessert we wanted.

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LindaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Noisy and waiter was not attentive but food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We asked to seat outside because of the recent Delta outbreak. We say outside under a blistering sun. Would have appreciated umbrellas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LisaY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service, delicious, beautifully prepared food, my taste buds are still tingling. VERY pricey for the small quantities but it was a special occasion and we had a great time. It was my first time there and I look forward to going again. Almost $200 including tip for 4 people with no alcohol, So it will be a very rare treat.

FAQs

Little Sister - Redondo Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 398-0237.

Little Sister - Redondo Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 568 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.