LSXO

4.8
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$50 and over
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Southeast Asian
Behind an unmarked door adjacent to the wine room, guests are transported to District 1 (China Town) in Saigon via Blackhouse’s 28-seat restaurant-within-a-restaurant, LSXO. A spinoff of the Little Sister brand (Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach & Downtown Los Angeles), LSXO is love letter to the culture, heritage, and lineage of Vietnam (Vuong’s relatives hail from the region). While Little Sister is known for its French Vietnamese menu, LSXO follows the same Southeast Asian inspiration with a more refined feel.

“There is no signage for LSXO—you can spot the entrance of it tucked into a section inside Bluegold, but you’ll have to know it’s there. While Bluegold is light, bright, and airy, LSXO is its darker, edgier little sister,” says Vuong. “Both restaurants operate out of the same kitchen, though the menus are completely different. LSXO 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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viprandyp
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favs in HB, never disappoints! Great ambiance and great food!

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vipDiannaO
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, all fresh and unique. and amazing flavors

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Liztkirksey
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening, and the service was great!

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PJoy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this is the third time i have been to this restaurant (the first two PRE COVID) and this last time. It was a surprise birthday lunch for my spouse and our waitress (i think it started with an M) was an absolute delight. the seabass and octopus salad were superb as well as the cocktails. the space itself is absolutely gorgeous ; with views of the pier and beyond. thanks for having us.

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BillE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously one the best places to eat in OC. Shaky Shaky beef is amazing. shrimp spring rolls are great.

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vipDaisyk72
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fine food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sloppy service. Servers look Sloppy and untrained. Server was shaking and unaware of the dinning experience. Food was not as tasty as it’s been in the past. Not worth the cost. Very unimpressed.

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JohnC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the location and view are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Father’s Day lunch! So glad they’ve reopened. Love the food ambiance and service!

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Momo
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had asked to sit at a table with the ocean view when we were making our reservations; we did not get that even though there were open tables. We thought the tables were intentionally left open for social distancing, but we saw other people get seated at their tables later. Also, once the other tables left (there are 6 tables in total and 4 were used), we (party of 2) were the only ones there for about twenty minutes before other parties came in. When we were the only party, all of the wait staff were loudly conversing as if no one was there. We are people fo color and the previous parties that were present were not people of color; because of how the wait staff’s (also Caucasian people) actions and behaviors differed while there were Caucasian guests present and not present, my boyfriend and I felt really uncomfortable. It made us feel like we were getting looked down on. Also, booking was difficult. It was not specify that I had to reserve specifically for Afternoon Tea; it only said what time would afternoon tea be served and I booked during that time. The host that called me about my reservation was not clear either about the time slots and did not know what the current tea menu was. Besides that, the food was great and the prices were affordable. The view would’ve been amazing if they had accommodated to our requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening! We will definitely be going back.

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AudraP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as always! Anthony took very good care of us!

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Castles
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! So delicious!! Try the shaky shaky beef and grilled pork spring rolls!!

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JenieceH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic experience, the ambiance is like an elite club in New York and the food is out of this world delicious! A must try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only negative was the increase in the corkage charge to $35.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Timmy our server was amazing! Very attentive when needed and reserved when not. Great sense of humor and truly an asset to LSXO. We have been frequenting this location since it’s opened. My girlfriend works in the service industry and I am a partner in a chain of restaurants. We both agreed he was a shining example of great service and personality to match. LSXO is one of our favorite places to dine in HB. Hope to get him again. Thanks Timmy! - Eric & Celia

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vipKahistin
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We waited 30 min to be seated or our reso then over an hour for our food...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LSXO is the bomb. Where else can you listen to 2pac and Biggie with great cocktails and amazing cuisine.

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Pirtnation
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in all of SoCal. Consistent, fun, delicious.

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vipHb8888
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful, the service great and the atmosphere lively and unexpected. We had to restrain ourselves from having our own dance party! Favorite restaurant in OC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Couldn’t wait to get out of quarantine so we could come back to our favorite restaurant!

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vipSarahM
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Thank you guys SO much for opening! We’re so thankful we were able to join LSXO for your opening night!!! You guys are amazing! Best food! Best service! Best ambiance!

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vipSarahM
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our 100% favorite restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true hidden gem.

So try to keep it a secret.

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vipFrozen
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good and service is great. The place is beautifully decorated as well. The cocktails are great. But the prices are a little high.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience...food and services was excellent! Will definitely come back. Already reserved my husband birthday dinner.

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vipCindyL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always fresh and tasteful .. beautiful view of HB

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant ever
Cozy and nice
Food are awesome and big

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and lovely

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CambriaB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! Will definitely go back!! Great food and great drinks!

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LarryJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard raves about it. Grabbed an opportunity to celebrate a birthday there. Just an al around great time and food. Treat yourself to this hidden gem!

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ColleenH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Something fun to do for a special occasion. I thought $17 for a mixed drink was a bit expensive. The Shake shake beef was good but for $33 the meat should have been a bit more tender. Would I go there if it wasn’t a bday or anniversary, probably no.

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KSher55
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot for lovers of Vietnamese food, especially if you're not afraid of cuisine.

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vipLisaMarie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I have dined at LSXO many times and always enjoy my experience. However, this time I was extremely disappointed in the service. There was nothing warm, hospitable or welcoming about the service. I am not so sure I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Wasn’t seated until 30mins past reservation time. Food also took nearly an hour to come out.

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viptiffanyN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I went wirh a friend who has dined there before and it seems that the normal chef went on vacation. Dishes were ok but not o point at all

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vipAndrewG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Lovely spot with a great view of the ocean.

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Socalasianbarbie
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, delicious Vietnamese flavors paired with updated and creative dishes in a stylish, romantic, intimate, upbeat setting

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KatieS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding everything from presentation to the overall taste. The cocktails were great too. The only negative would be the rap music was a little tiring after an hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t tell you how amazing the food was. Ambiance was amazing. Already want to go back...

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LSXO is rated 4.8 stars by 616 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.