Little Sister - Redondo Beach

4.4
147 reviews
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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.”
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Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The manager and food were terrrrific! We will return. Our OpenTable reservation was not available when we arrived. The manager apologized and we sat at bar to eat, which was fine. HOWEVER, the bartender was awful! He did not offer drinks, take our order or just to check in on us until we waved to get his attention every time.
Other than the bartender, great place and food!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

On arrival we (party of 4) ordered a cocktail, glass of wine and a baguette. After way too long had to go up to bar and ask for our drinks. Bartender acknowleged he hadn't started our order (20 minutes into our wait). Once dinner was ordered, the wait began again. After way too long, one dish came out. Then a second and a third. We were each served sporadically. No chance to eat together. Saki flight also was served way after food delivered. Staff apologized for slowness but damage done.

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LN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

rainy day when we went to restaurant but it was full. Host explained they were short staffed but waiter never checked on us and we had to flag someone down to get side dish or more water for hot tea. No excuse for poor service.

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KR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing. Dishes are a bit pricey as per their menu but we lucked out and were there during the dine LA week so we took advantage of a special pricing menu. Our group enjoyed each and everything we tried. The General Manager was very nice and attentive but he was the only one who paid any attention to our table so we didn’t have an assigned server and it created gaps in service and dinner ended up being very lengthy. Overall a positive experience though.

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MD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was OK, but from finishing appetizer to main was 45 minutes+. Won’t go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We were so excited to try this place but we were a little disappointed. The ambiance & location was really great! I feel like most of the food tasted the same as everything we ordered.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! The service was very good.
Our waitress was very patient with us and made sure we we can enjoy our meal with the food restrictions we had. The only feedback I have is that it was cold in the restaurant as the door was open.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food and great service. A little noisy

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

What a lovely gem in the Riveria section of Redondo Beach. Timmy, the GM was a fabulous host and a wealth of knowledge about speciality foods and drinks.
This was a joy filled evening, Thanks Timmy!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious albeit overpriced somewhat. Portions are relatively small. The service was pretty atrocious, hostess didn’t know where to sit our reservation, no places to wait really, asked several servers for small requests most of the time which were forgotten. Never got promoted for another round of drinks which we certainly would have gotten. Very friendly and smart just not attentive—possibly understaffed??

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L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, awful music!!! Playing loud rap music with great food, just doesn’t go well!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Bartender that served us was so unprofessional it would be comical if it were a sketch. He was moody, made mistakes and then almost blamed us and overall rude. Very disappointing for such a great restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very informed. Great service. Excellent food!

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

Shaky dhaky beef was awesome!

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PB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. Our go-to place in the Hollywood Riviera.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Favorite place in the South Bay. Haven’t been to Manhattan but have been downtown. All are super solid. Timmy is super. Keep it up.

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f
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual, food was very good and interesting. Tried every food item on happy hour menu, which is a good value. Still have plenty of other dishes to try on the menu A lot of variety to the menu. Some dishes are quite spicy and not labeled as such on the menu. Service was a little slow but pleasant. My biggest complaint about this restaurant is they serve champagne in the old-fashioned wide mouth shallow glasses instead of in flutes. I like champagne/sparkling wine with spicy foods, but there is a reason those wide mouthed champagne glasses went out of style many years ago and a gourmet restaurant should not be using them.

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The portions were much more than expected and good value on happy hour menu. The food was a bit spicy for typical Vietnamese food I’ve had before.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Poor experience, will not return. Had to wait about 12 minutes for food to arrive for 4th person. Champagne was served flat and had to request another glass. Noodle dish was served with pepper that was beyond hot. No warning was given. Couldn’t finish meal due to this. Overall an extremely unpleasant experience. Also tables too close together creating cramped feeling. Pretty expensive for alcohol. Did not care for decor.

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D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere, good, creative, family style food.

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TB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite local restaurant. The depth of flavors in each dish makes this restaurant so much more than your typical Asian fusion restaurant. The drinks are creative and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend that you give it a try.

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CW
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A go to pace in Riviera Village. This, our third or fourth visit was as good if not better than ever.

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l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty, good service, decent size portions, comfortable atmosphere = nice evening!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall fantastic. OpenTable booked us for 7, but the manager called letti

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wide variety of food with unusual preparation. Generous serving size. Not vast, but nice wine options. Polite, knowledgeable, kind wait staff. Ask server for recommendations. Won't steer you wrong-we ate family style (6 dishes) and every dish was delicious.. Comfortable barstools (the older you are, the more you appreciate this). Make reservations; relatively small space.

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

Great food and service. My only complaint would be that it takes a very long time to get your drinks.

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N
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot in the Riviera. Always great service, interesting food, fun atmosphere.

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JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food you can get in the South Bay. Great location,great service

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G
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our fourth time at Little Sister and each time has been an excellent experience.

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LM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent. Only negative for me is the size of the plates. They are very small (saucer size). I would prefer a dinner size plate for all the shareable dishes

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K
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new fave in The Riviera, everything is fresh,yummy and full of flavor!!

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F
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Today, the hostess was not working to greet in coming guests. As soon as we sat at our table, the waiter advised 3 items on the menu were unavailable, especially my favorite lemongrass chicken. This restaurant was under staffed and kitchen was not well prepared for their lunch guests.

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LM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I loved the food selections, but on a Sunday night they were out of most of their super popular items by 730pm. the service was good, great recommendations, a little confusing at time, with long winded names of items on the menu. The food was on the spicer side, which we enjoyed, but my stomach did not enjoy it a few hours later.

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W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, unique menu, professional and warm service and a beautiful setting. What's not to like?

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible . One Waitress working an e tire full room. They brought my food and not my husbands until
20 minutes later . It was not cheap it’s the second third time we’ve been there and same thing with the service . The one in Manhattan Beach not like that .
I will not go back .

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place good food! Wish it was more open space around tables so that server don’t have keep bumping in to chairs

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R
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delight the flavors in all the food or intoxicating. Cannot wait to go back for more lemon grass chicken.

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f
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to the MB location so it was great to try the RB location. The RB location is bigger and brighter, I like it!! The service was amazing!

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G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, superb service, fresh tasty food, easy parking

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K
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to this new location and found it to be as good as the MB location, yum and yay!

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