LSXO

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388 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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KB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

LSXO - Little Sister Extrordinaire
Is a smaller private dining room within Blue Gold. It has an excellent HB view of the beach, Pier & Catalina. The food is Vietnamese, the spring rolls and shaky shaky beef were very tasty! Attentive service, we will be back!

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

Shaky Shaky beef is a must. Dumplings are great (could use a bigger portion), same with the kabobs we ordered, would want a bigger portion for the price considering it’s a tapas style. Other than that place was great as usual

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DB
Boise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I have had the pleasure of eating at LSXO before, had a wonderful experience I wanted to return. This time I found the room not a quint as before. It was freezing inside the restaurant and I know it is a dark room, but this time I could not read the menu at all to see the selections and had to rely on the waitress. I didn't care for the selection this time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really cool experience unlike other spots in OC. Loved the vibe, but, with hiphop music could see how certain crowds would be annoyed.

Food was insanely good. Not currently drinking so can’t comment on beverages.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and view

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YM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Went with two toddlers who ate all the salmon clay pot dish by themselves. I was surprised that they catered well to kids even though it didn’t appear kid friendly. Great service and absolutely worth going again and again and again.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, good food, good service!

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite spot to surprise people with! Everything is top notch! Now if not so many people knew about it now and it was easier to get a sunset reservation :p...lol

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Andrea was awesome as usual!

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e
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OpenTable is totally obnoxious in requiring that I write a review of at least 50 characters. Here's what I really want to say:

One of the best restaurants in Huntington Beach!

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PT
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice hidden gem in Huntington Beach's Pacific City.

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious and unexpected in every way. Fresh and wonderful authentic food. Fun, young environment. Excellent drinks. Beautiful view. Time your reservation for sunset! Vegetarians beware: its very authentic. Some delicious fish and veggie items but mostly meat that can't be removed.

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Rarely do I visit a restaurant that makes me think, “ I need to come back here soon.” LSXO is that kind of restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal as always~!!

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TT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty, though it was weird paying so much money for Vietnamese food. Our favorite dish was the Bo Kho, which took a while to get to us. We didn't enjoy the sweetbreads as much. Our seating was at the bar, which was uncomfortable to eat at because the counter was low but the bar stools were high. Cocktails were yummy.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our 2nd time there. The first time was better.

The service this time was very good, but slow. We waited on our food far too long, though we were gifted a free appetizer for the trouble.

Food was good and interesting, and the atmosphere was great.

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SA
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service! The chef checked on us during and after each course. We had three different items and each were uniquely different and delicious!

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CS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

To be honest, I don't know why all the reviews for this place are so high. The beverages are so-so as well as the cuisine. The best thing we had were the dumplings; delicious.
It's a super cool atmosphere and vibe, with great service. But I am not called to go back for the food. I've had better in Seattle, Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Miami, etc.
Very overrated and not worth the hype (or price) in my opinion.

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

GREAT!!!! Just thought drinks were a little over-priced.

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food! So creative and tasty. Our favorite restaurant in OC.

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VH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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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AV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday Brunch. Excellent selection on the menu. We had 4 people and ordered 4 items. Food came out one at a time so we were able to share each "course" before the next arrived. Drinks were excellent. Be sure and ask for one with a butterfly. Music was not loud at this time of day. View was spectacular. Much quitter here than in the main restaurant regarding noise level.

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 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 12, 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 10, 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 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Shelby was amazing! Highly recommend

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 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 2, 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 2, 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 29, 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 18, 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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