Little Sister - Redondo Beach

4.6
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352 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.”
What 352 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipLorenS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

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

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WhitneyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
14 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
5 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
5 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
13 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
10 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.

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SarahV
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner we have had in Redondo Beach. Food is so incredible. Highly recommend the dumplings!

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IreneT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always great. Social distanced and masks worn by staff -- much appreciated. Took awhile to figure out that they were out of scallion pancakes -- an integral part of a dish, and their offer to substitute such lame items as a baguette of white rice was sad. We changed the order and were happy with the selection

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SDN11
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Little Sister! This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Southbay. You can’t beat Little Sister for the freshness of ingredients, the innovative food, and the amazing flavors. The service is always top notch, too.

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HeatherH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The curry was absolutely delicious and the noodles were fantastic! Really impressed with the flavors and quality of food. The snapper and prawns were so tasty! It was served family style and the entrees were very filling. I will absolutely return to this restaurant.

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Mlee22
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food and excellent service. This was our first dining out experience during the Pandemic. Being short staffed, our server was working hard to provide excellent service.

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AllisonD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They handled the new restrictions wonderfully. Our server (Brian?) was energetic and made perfect recommendations for every course.

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vipSamibartlett
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is always so excellent! The food is always hot and flavorful. The happy hour is an amazing value. And the servers are always so nice and attentive. We’ll be back!

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ReginaR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service! Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The staff is amazing and the food is soo good. This location has a full bar as well! Leila ( I think I spelled her name correct?) is the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very creative and delicious. We especially enjoyed the mixed seafood with black and red rice, which can be made without pork. The service was excellent as well.

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Michael
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!

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DebbieL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was great - filled with flavor and very interesting. Would highly recommend.

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 352 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.