Little Sister - Redondo Beach

4.6
365 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 365 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Little Sister is always amazing - incredible flavors, plus a great happy hour. Always a good experience!

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Natalia
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I had never been here before, so I was pretty excited to try. We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time at a table right next to a heater which was all I really wanted because I was freezing.

We sat at our table for about 10 minutes before someone came to give us water. After another 5-10 more minutes still no server. When we finally got a server over he ‘greeted’ us by listing all the items the restaurant didn’t have available (which I completely understand is due to the fact they would be closing down the next day) but it was an odd way to start off as we had been waiting for a good 20 minutes just to order something. I could tell our server was stressed/ overwhelmed so I did feel bad, but as a server you should always try to be attentive to your table.

Aside from the service, the food was great!

We ordered the Dumpling appetizer, E-fu Noodle plate, and the Salted Cod Fried rice and shared it family style.

*The e-fu noodles and dumplings were my top 2 faves and I highly recommend everyone try them!

Hopefully restaurants can open up again soon & they can serve inside, with the full menu so I can give it another shot.

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LukasScott
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pre-lockdown date. It’s fine to be outside, but the vibe at the end of the table lineup was just fine.

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GloriaC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good place to share a casual meal with friends ..unfortunately it feels a little cramped like your sitting in the street due to covid seating. Food is good and service is good

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food and friendly, enthusiastic service! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but no heaters were working so it effected the overall experience.

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vipfoodandwinenerd
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I've eaten at the Little Sister in DTLA multiple times, and decided to try the Redondo Beach location. They did not disappoint. The staff was pleasant and friendly, they've got a fun WBTG list, and the food flavors knocked my socks off, as per usual for Little Sister. Great job!!!!

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vipArtieOmp
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and super flavorful

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DaisyQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always excellent. Outdoor area keeps being approved - I hope it stays after this time passes - it’s really a pleasure to eat outdoors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Took 60 min to get appetizers after numerous complaints and eventually speaking to manager. Then all food rushed out at same time. Manager comped apps but none one ate it as it arrived with main course

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Violaw8
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything tastes great but may be a bit too heavy on the flavors. It’s personal preferences, though. But overall a great dining experience. Even though it’s quite chilly sitting outside because of Covid. We will for sure visit again because of the uniqueness of the cuisine.

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SteveW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great restaurant. Very nice staff and excellent food.

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cookinbrookport
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Little Sister in Redondo Beach has not been open that long, so we'll excuse the tardy waitress. Trader Joe's is right down the street in the mini-mall, so if they are out of wine (which in this case was the pinot noir) you can just go down the street. We were money ahead by doing so (in spite of the inconvenience) as their corkage fee is only $20 and we got a lovely bottle of Meomi pinot for $18.99 + tax. Little Sister charges too much for wine anyway. The food was WONDERFUL, and if they ever get there "act" together on the service, it will be a very nice place to go. My friend took the wine inside to get it open, and she asked what she thought was the manager. He told her that it was the server's job to open the wine. He obviously was NOT management material!!! And Little Sister needs to realize they are VERY close to the ocean (this is NOT downtown or Bev Hills); and when the sun goes down it get very chilly indeed! They absolutely NEED 'warmth' since we're all condemned to eat outside for now. They NEED heaters that give out warmth -- I was sitting with my back to one of their so-called heaters and, believe me, they are just for ambiance -- not warmth -- with flames shooting up at least 5 or 6 feet, they give no warmth, just ambiance! My friend nearly froze to death, her husband claimed he was comfortable but when the wind blew, I could see him shivering. My husband was glad he brought a jacket -- me too!!

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vipLorenS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Too many tables. The kitchen was backed up. 2 hours

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WhitneyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was great, service was terrible. Took 30 mins to get our first drink.

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AimeeJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always have a wonderful time here with friends

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AndraM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a GEM in the South Bay! I was blown away at the service, and the FOOD! WOW! One of the best meals I've ever had in this town. I 10 out of 10 recommend Little Sisters for they ambiance, the staff, the service and the dishes! You will not be disappointed.

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Traci
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious great flavors. Best Restaurant in the Riviera

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Derialbaba
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food
Great interesting cocktails

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JenY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved dining outside - felt like I was at a French bistro. Lovely attentive wait staff. Dinner was a real pleasure!

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vipjima
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Covid limited menu. Lobster not available even though we called and asked in advance. 2 other dishes on menu not available. Waitress was only ok. Seemed resentful of questions.

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RaQuel
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with their cocktails. We had the Imperial Rolls, lemongrass beef and fish. All were flavorful, fresh and delish, especially the fish. Southbay LA doesn’t have enough options for Asian Fusion, so I really I appreciate this place.

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Christy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Relaxing during this time of covid. Everything was terrific

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MichaelK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Little Sister never disappoints! Obviously dealing with all this Covid nonsense has made it more challenging for restaurants like this and I feel that they are doing the best they can. Can we all just get back inside already?!
Anyway, shifting Little Sister outdoors has its obvious challenges especially in terms of ambiance, however, they have the best with what they have. My understanding is that they have a new chef on site and I have to say, the pork belly never tasted so good. The food is, as always, right on point!
My recent visit was very nice and I will of course be back soon.

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LukasScott
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to be sat just before the kitchen closed. The staff was very reasonable and did not make us feel intrusive. The food was amazing, service was personal and the outdoor dining was very pleasant with its beach location.

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Cynthia
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Decided to try Little Sister for Happy Hour. They no longer have a Happy Hour menu, verbal and cocktails only. Ordered cocktails and while waiting for our drinks, I went to use the WC. Coed like so many other restaurants these days. The facility was absolutely filthy, disgusting & dirty.
There was no way we were going to order food after discovering the state of the toilets. Didn’t even want to finish our drinks.

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vipRonF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renee was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Very imaginative menu, great service and wonderful cocktails.

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vipShawnM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Off the cuff and absolutely amazing! Not your average Southeast Asian cuisine. The menu and wine list are both intellectually insightful and well curated. A total exploration of the senses of taste, mind, and soul.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food not as good as we were told. Okra curry was terrible - sour and sweet - didn't taste like curry. Efu noodles were good. And friend pork spring roll also sour - probably the worse we've had and we live in nyc where Vietnamese barely rivals California ones -- its an ok fusion best for white or non asian palettes

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vipCarolL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Disappointing. This is our fave but the service was poor. Slow. Not organized.

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vipNinaW
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid style outdoor dining. Not my fav but just had to go to enjoy resto good food.

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MaureenC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great set up outside with just a few tables, always love their food especially their beef vermicelli.

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BrendanT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our wedding anniversary dinner. Felt very safe with the health and safety protocol the restaurant had in place. Food was excellent! Only negative/disappointment: I had left a specific note that this was our wedding anniversary. Despite the restaurant knowing this in advance, no mention of is this/no congratulations upon our arrival, during our dinner, after dinner and when leaving. Did not want to make an issue of it in front of my wife but it seemed like an odd oversight and a missed opportunity. In my opinion and experience, the little details matter .

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EvanS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night! Sat outside. Great time.

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vipMkfromLA
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Missed this place during the stay home order. We had shaky shaky beef, pork chops and eggplant - every dish was perfect.

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Kdelo
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went on a Wed night. I received my food 45 minutes BEFORE the other 3 people in my party & the pork chop I ordered should have taken the longest to cook of the 4 meals we ordered. When I asked why, the waitress blamed it on to go orders, when in fact EVERYONE that arrived AFTER us received their orders and FINISHED eating prior to us receiving our order.

This was our 2nd time coming here & we had such a great experience, that we came back and brought our family. Unfortunately, they were very disappointed & will not be coming back.

My husband & I haven’t decided whether we will be back yet.

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vipJeter
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Glad they are back open, can only have so much ambiance eating on sidewalk but the forms was spectacular as always. Great service!!

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vipJRB22
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doing a great job during covid.

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MalloryV
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was atrocious. I understand the current circumstances due to Covid, but we waited too long for our meals while all the tables around us received their orders at a quick pace.

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 4.6 stars by 365 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.