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, 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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N
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
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

S
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spring rolls and shaky shaky beef ❤️ great service and that view 🙌🏻

C
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service as well as the unique.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day. Great experience.

CP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Cocktails are exceptional and so is the food.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite hidden gem ever! Love the vibe music and can't beat the view! The pho rolls are the best and so is the Jessica Rabbit!

LW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food quality, selection and creativity. Top notch service. Anthony was an outstanding server with a wonderful personality. Price was equal to the quality. A very special evening.

c
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small and intimate environment with a beautiful view of the pacific ocean.

JR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal with super service.

OT
Los Angeles
759 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LSXO never disappoints. The food and service were excellent. Great papaya salad and shakey beef.

G
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A cozy place, very good food, and excellent service.

M
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Such a hidden gem. The service is superb. Our server was knowledgeable and the chef was accommodating to all the various allergies and dietary restrictions on our table. The music and interior design is edgy and intimate. The food is exquisite!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great... except for the table of 4 next to us who were way too noisy!

JJ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was incredible. The only thing we didn't think was good is we made dinner reservations for 2 at 8pm on a Saturday night 3 weeks in advance and was sat at the small 4 seat bar, sitting right in front of the bartender and kitchen. That wasn't the romantic nice table at a fine dining restaurant experience I was hoping for. I feel the restaurant should have let us know it would not be a table. Sitting on a small barstool at a small bar was ideal, or comfortable.

GB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Small portions, expensive, but excellent views, and service

B
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! We can't wait to return!
Excellent service, each plate was delicious! Our gluten free, dairy free guest's needs were taken care of and a very special birthday cake delivered for him to eat too!

PY
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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MI
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Fabulous place for a quiet evening with significant others and friends.

PR
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good and eclectic menu. I love it. The cocktails are always fun and fresh. I don’t like the table chairs. You sit too low. I keep thinking they’ll get new ones but they don’t. They were out of my first two choices of dessert: key lime and tiramisu so I passed and went home consuming less calories 😂
All in all, Fun date night with the hubby.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in HB!

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c
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service as always. They need to expand !! Very hard to get a table sat peak times.

L
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience, every dish has a bit of an edge making it a truly great Vietnamese feast We have been there many times and will continue to go back. Lunch is our favorite time with a beautiful view of the pier in Huntington Beach

KC
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were reminded several times on the 2 hour time limit for our table....would not have been a problem had our service been better ( and had we been seated on time). Not sure if they were short staffed or this is just the norm but it took forever to get a drink and our food..We weren't even allowed to order desert because our time was up! Our first visit a month earlier we waited close to an hour for guest to vacate their table - why weren't they told their time was up. Won't be going back anytime soon!

L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my third visit to LSXO and I brought my two sons for a special dinner. The food was good but not as good as I remembered and the service was average. We had six dishes and two were memorable and two were not prepared correctly. For the price I would recommend other places.

KK
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I was not very happy with the service, we booked the table for a newbie that had not been to the restaurant before for his Birthday. I was at least expecting a free scoop of ice cream? The server brought out new napkins and 4 spoons but never brought any desert. Oh well live and learn, next time Ill take him to Blue Gold they give a cool birthday desert.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the OC. 4th time there. It never disappoints.

MN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Nikki! She will make eating dinner an experience. She recommended food for my son and a specialty drink for my friend couldn’t have asked for a better dinner w my child in tow.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The music was great! The food and drink amazing! The view incredible ....the bar stills don’t swivel down is the I my thing so if you’re tall torso/waisted, it’ll be u comfortable for you

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat at the bar which was a little hard if you are taller.

EB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters BDay

JH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there. Loved it!

KW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is very extensive. We tried different items and they both were excellent

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband, and it was the perfect place to celebrate! The food and drinks are always outstanding, and tonight was no exception. We enjoyed the papaya salad, lemongrass chicken, shaken beef, and spicy curry noodles, and each dish was better than the last. The quirky, fun atmosphere was just right for this family celebration. You know it’s a winner when even the saltiest of teenagers has a great time! Can’t wait to visit again!

w
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved celebrating my birthday here! Will definitely be back for more intimate events & celebrations. The Pho Banh Cuon is also a MUST HAVE!

C
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Sooooo good!!!

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T
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with the food and ambiance. Aunthentic Vietnamese flavors in a non traditional environment.

RE
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food