LSXO

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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 and Downtown 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, expat 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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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was fantastic! I will definitely be back.

C
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Love the spring rolls and shakey shakey beef!!

MG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, apart from, sorry to say, the octopus which was very chewy.

Cocktails were delicious and well presented.

Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Do yourself a favor, and don’t bother. $25 chicken wings, $20 top ramen, (2)$17 cocktails. $80 and left hungry, disappointed, and still trying to cough up the chicken bone fragments stuck in my throat.

S
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is OC’s biggest secret awesome food and ambiance - love the vibe. A must place for a fun night.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. A bit pricey but you are paying for the view and area too

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

Best place in OC!

BP
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and ambiance! Can't beat the view. The cocktails are good but very expensive. I enjoy a good craft cocktail but they are served in small glasses and cost more than drinks in Las Vegas! I would enjoy more if they were reasonably priced. Overall, great spot!

MW
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at the bar. Everything was perfect except for the seats. They are worse than riding in a saddle thru the Irvine Ranch‼️.
Please add swivels club chairs with cushions and backs 🙏💖

PC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second experience at LSXO in the last month. I couldn't wait to go back and try more. It is absolutely excellent and the Vietnamese flavors are so good. I recommend all the spring rolls and the noodle dishes. Try the bass as well. Wow! The atmosphere is super cool and old school hip hop/rap plays in the background. Overall it was a great experience.

JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding and service was great! Servers were very knowledgeable about the dishes and provided excellent recommendations.

s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant within a restaurant, a tiny gem inside BlueGold. The food is amazing! A must do, when visiting Huntington Beach.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Bar stools not comfortable

N
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Excellent food, fantastic service and great view of Huntington Beach/ Pier.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.
Service and food was excellent after getting seated. Will definitely go back!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love this place!!!! I always order the Seabass!!! Omg! So dang good!!! I prefer this place at night, but it’s easier to get in in the day. Great Cocktails and Ambiance. I wasn’t crazy about our server, she acted like I didn’t exist as I suppose she assumed my date was paying, but I was. This hurt her tip, but I will be back for sure.
XOXO LSXO!!

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The bar stool needs to change. Guaranteed to give you back pain.

l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat at LSXO, we are reminded why we love the drinks and food. Everything was delicious. This time we sat at the bar, which was fun and we got to watch the bartender make all of the drinks! Great place for any reason, if you can get a reservation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So Awesome! Food was amazing. We sat at the bar and the server ended up spilling a drink she was making all over me , but they more than made up for it!!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night but we sat at 7:15 because previous diners sat long. Hope you adopt a reser window in the future, so you can kindly move them to the patio.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately service was extremely slow, they were very attentive to the table next to us which left us waiting for an hour before any food arrived.
Food was great once it arrived but the wait was too long.

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very pricey Vietnamese food.... Taste is ok. The atmosphere is probably what you're paying for. Definitely not family style servings. Portion can be finished by one. Can't seem to justify the price for these dishes that are doubled or tripped the price compared to a Vietnamese restaurant, even a nice one don't cost this much. Taste is good... Not great to rave about. Only reason it's hard to rsvp bc there aren't many seats and it is small. Decorations are ok, silverware is nice until you see the disposable wooden chopsticks. Such a pricey menu and place, why are there not real chopsticks?

SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around! Beautiful view, great menu, food and service. We will definitely go back!

KK
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the OC. Everything has great flavors. Each dish unique.

V
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I Love everything at LSXO and it’s always a great experience!

SB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything we ate! All the dishes had so much flavor. Love Vietnamese food, but this took it to another level. Have been here several times, and each time, food is excellent!

OW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would love to give this restaurant a full 5 star rating, however we were seated at the bar. I made a reservation and I was seated at the bar. I was told (ONLY AFTER I ARRIVED) that if I wanted a table, that I would need to make a reservation by speaking with a person, not by making it online. HOW OUWLD I KNOW THAT?! Not happy about that as this was an important date. Very disappointed.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Bar seating was still a great place to eat.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant would recommend 10 out of 10 times

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried seabass!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the quiet friendly dinning experience

JL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food took a while, but otherwise great ambiance and oceanfront view.

NS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fine-dining quality in a fun and relaxed, yet nice environment with a killer view of the ocean. This was our second time here. Banh Mi, Sticky Rice, Dumplings, and Lamb Noodles are our favorite dishes so far. The dessert menu is incredible and extensive for a restaurant so small - only about 40 covers at capacity.

So happy to find a restaurant of this quality in Orange County - SO RARE!

LR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could eat there everyday

TN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Change the music

N
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

30 th anniversary dinner. Fantastic venue with view of the ocean. Nice square table. Explicit rap music was a little too loud.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about LSXO always a great experience.

TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is adoring and the food tastes authentic, I will definitely return!

GS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like awesome Vietnamese food and creative cocktails while listening to 90’s hip hop all with a view of the ocean and HB Pier, then you’ll love this semi-secret speakeasy as much as we did!!

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