LSXO

4.8
366 reviews
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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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VH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice and easy to have a conversation with someone, which is very nice. I’d wather eat here than the other loud restaurants in the area. Good food, good service and I enjoyed the whole ambience of the restaurant . Thank you and don’t change. Vicki

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit. Loved both experiences. LSXO may seat a total of 20 people or so. While it is a restaurant within a restaurant you will never feel that you are anywhere but a delightful, intimate Asian restaurant. The food is wonderful, try the dumplings for an appetizer. The price is very reasonable. We had an app, two drinks and two entrees for $90. The staff is outstanding, friendly, nice, knowledgeably. You will not be disappointed.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was nice, though a little bit too dark at night.

We ordered the beef tartare for the appetizer, it was everything we expected- super tasty!
The shaky shaky beef was full of flavor, we would highly recommend. Huge portions since it’s family style.
Drinks were awesome.

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k
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Had the noodle soup with chicken and pork plus the dumplings and Vietnamese egg rolls. Very intimate setting a great view during the day for lunch. Love this place...

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in an intimate environment. One of the best hidden gems in OC.

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OG
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service by Sasha and the rest of the staff was excellent! Food was outstanding! We had the Autumn Rolls, steamed dumplings, and Shaky Shaky Beef. The beef melted in our mouth; and came with tomato rice, and watercress - they both complimented the beef very nicely. Everything was very flavorful. We will definitely return! (Note: It was a bit dark at the table-- had to use the flashlight on our cell phones to read the menu.)

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TH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing experience! Can't wait to go back!

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c
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Valentine’s Day dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend LSXO for a romantic evening out.

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SA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, delicious food, and exceptional team approach service!!
We had so much fun and will definitely be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, unique and original . Very nice ambiance BUT THE VERY LOUD RAP MUSIC was very annoying.
The restaurant is hard to find. It is inside a shopping mall and inside another restaurant called blue gold.

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YA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! My favorite Vietnamese spots! This has been my third time here and love how it’s inside of another restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Shelby was amazing! Highly recommend

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. So many amazing flavors. I always try to take my friends who are from out of town here to enjoy the delicious food and drinks.

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b
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding, service is great, and the view is amazing. I'm not a fan of rap, but that is what the "chef likes when cooking" so get used to it!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit was as good as the first. Wonderful service and my shaky beef was so tender and flavorful. We will be back.

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, quiet and unique setup with excellent food and service. Great for a date night or a more intimate group meal.

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JP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

A hidden gem with amazing Asian fusion style cuisine and craft cocktails ...but the service is less than amazing. I had to ask for refills on my cocktails several times, recommendations were off and my special occasion for my niece's engagement was never acknowledged. I love his place so I will give it another try. Hopefully the service is better next time.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Too much foul language on music playing. Was told part of theme but when kids are allowed to dine, not appropriate.

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s
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From my standpoint this is the best food in Orange County. Consistently delicious and never have had a bad dish. Have eaten here 10 or so times and on the most recent visit there was a mix up with the tables so we were sat quite late, but they couldn’t have been better about it. Very upfront with us and treated us well, so it certainly left a positive impression. Favorite dishes include: lamb satay, eggplant, dumplings and the sea bass.

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M
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A restaurant, within a restaurant. Small, 28 person seating in a very cozy and intimate setting. Food is outstanding Vietnamese. Only complaint is the music selection, which didn't really suit the setting and the lighting, which is verrrry low. Make sure you have readers and a flashlight to read the menu. Otherwise, highly recommend. This was my 2nd time at LSXO.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hated receiving a call the day of the dinner, after I’d already confirmed, asking me for a credit card.
Very poor manners. Just ask at time of reservation!
Staff very nice, very helpful with food allergies. Great music, great vibe.

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It's a bar with Vietnamese cuisine. Not truly authentic but offering good mixed drinks makes it worth a trip. Fairly expensive. On the plus side you can see the ocean. Not a fast service place. Expect more than an hour even if there are no visitors.

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s
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great time with unique dishes you won’t find anywhere else. The room is rather dark which is cool but you can’t read the menus. Everyone uses their phones for light. The upside is it’s practically impossible to take food and drink photos so no annoying instagram chicks.

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S
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best in Orange County.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

really fun location (speak easy-ish). Music and view was on point. There were a variety of items from the menu that the waitress said they were out of or was not being served that night so an updated menu is needed, especially for the price

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HC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always, Shelby took fantastic care of us!

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but not worth the price that they charge. You are definitely paying for the view and the intimacy of the restaurant. Service was very good though. I would only recommend this restaurant if it is a special occasion and you want a different type of setting. Food is definitely not worth what they are going to charge you.

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BP
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Our table was right next to the door but since the place is so small, there wasn't heavy traffic. Good restaurant for a date or with a few friends. It is very dark inside the restaurant and the font on the menu is faint so it's extremely difficult to read. A light is a must! The food was pricey. Even though it was very good, I think the food is over priced. The beef dish was $33 and a Tito's soda was $13. Fun place and overall, great experience.

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MY
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed this experience with my family and we were skeptical going in as the menu was quite different. I loved the rice paper rolls and the sea bass was great. Service could use a little help and it’s very dark and the menu has tiny font! Bring your phone so you can read it or they should have tiny flashlights

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good. I like the food and Roberto was the best.

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C
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view of ocean. Excellent food served tapas style and staff way too casual. Music not at all what I would have chosen. Lovely clean restroom.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

When the server greeted our table, she asked if we had any food allergies or items we didn’t care for. I responded that “I did not like cilantro”. To which she stated “I’ll let the kitchen know. Not a problem. I don’t like it either”... From that point forward, it was a competition to see how much cilantro they could put on each and every item I ordered! 4 menu items ordered, none contained cilantro in the description, ALL of them came garnished/inclusive of cilantro! It was almost comical as we built a cilantro mountain in the center of the table as the plates came out! Server just ignored the pile as it grew! That said, our meal was fantastic! But could have been better if I didn’t have to pick through each item prior to taking a bite!

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HA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience at LSXO. Food was beyond terrific.

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fine restaurant..

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious menu items
Great to share
Wine prices abut pricey

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SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was solid, intimate and I'd return for sure.

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

You’re paying for the ambiance here. I’m sure there are fabulous dishes but the things we ordered were fine but nothing to write home about. Quality not really higher than Vietnamese town and it’s 10-12x the price. Amazing views though.

Especially for lunch, these guys should lower prices. It’s a bit insulting.

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MK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, delicious cocktails, and one of the best views in town.

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VT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite resturant in Orange County. Food is simply outstanding Service is great atmosphere is super cool and music is awesome 👍👍👍👍

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town bisit

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