valentine's day 2018:
we are showcasing a Valentine's menu for $95 per person of flavorful dishes that celebrate the diverse ingredients of southeast asian cuisine.
about our dining options:
lukshon has 2 types of seating available: our regular seating consists of both our indoor dining room and outdoor patio, and our communal dining consists of two high top tables adjacent to our bar. we are happy to take requests for specific types of tables and will honor them when possible, but we cannot guarantee a certain type of seating.
about the restaurant:
lukshon, the yiddish word for noodle, is the brainchild of celebrity chef sang yoon. an inspired interpretation of modern southeast asian cuisine, introducing the refined flavors of the region with a menu that explores shared ingredients from diverse culinary landscapes. complementing the cuisine is a signature lineup of hand-picked craft beer and wine, as well as asian-inspired cocktails made with imported small-batch spirits.
Culver City, CA 90323
Southeast Asian, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
between washington blvd. and venice blvd. on helms ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
(310) 202-6808 ext. 9
please pull into the helms bakery complex off of venice blvd., and lot will be located to your left in front of rejuvenation.
metro expo line (806) culver city station
venice/national metro 33, 733
Private Party Facilities:
we have multiple dining options when it comes to large parties. our covered, heated patio seats up to 35 comfortably, or 60 reception style; while our high-top bar tables can seat up to 9, or combined can seat up to 18. we also have our indoor dining room that can accommodate up to 36 seated. please call to confirm availability and pricing for your party.
Private Party Contact:
nick shultz: (310) 202-6808
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Lukshon Ratings and Reviews
I have accrued almost 100,000 lifetime OpenTable points and usually do not feel inclined to put forth the effort to review a place. I have for a good half decade known about Lukshon and always eschewed it due to its lukewarm rating on a certain prominent self-promoting review site. In short, my experience at Lukshon was exceptional. The servers were knowledgable, efficient, effective, and friendly. Our seat outside by the fire made for one of the most memorable meals outdoors in recent memory. Each of the seven plates split between two--for an exceptionally hearty meal--was bold in flavor, original, and memorable. I'd highly recommend Lukshon to any person with any interest in food. It'd easily win a Michelin star in a would-be Los Angeles Michelin Guide yet is not so over the top that casual eaters can't appreciate it.
We dined here on a visit from San Diego. Loved the ambiance, location, service, food presentation etc. Each dish came out separately. Lobster sandwich, butterfish, eggplant were all memorable. I would skip the crab fried rice and black rice dishes... forgettable.
Only disappointment was the desserts. Mint dessert was awful, mango dessert fair, the dark chocolate "rocks" were very good but pricey.
Great wine list. Wonderful server. Great fun location.
Will visit again. Despite the $350 cost for 4 of us, the food was well worth it!
A great place to go with a group of adventurous and like-minded eaters. The butterfish with coconut was definitely the best thing we ate (maybe all year!), and though service was outstanding, we could have profited from some guidance about balancing flavors. There are a lot of intensely seasoned dishes on the menu that need to be balanced against milder ones. Great wine list for pairing!
Good : sea urchin
Poor : crab rice and Brussel Sprouts awfully greasy. Most dishes have too much sweetness. Maybe chef is from Jiangsu province, southern Thailand, or the USA. If you order the beef and broccoli ask that the beef be sliced thinner than 1/4 inch thick. Otherwise too tough to eat without fork and knife (chopsticks and teeth won’t work).
Service is very good. Too bad about the food.
We reserved a table for Friday night at 8. What they didn’t tell us was that the table was outside. It was about 50 degrees outside. Sure, they had heaters, but if you’ve sat on a heated patio when it’s cold, you know it’s not where you want to eat dinner. We ended up waiting to sit inside at the bar, which was fine, but I wouldn’t choose to have a $100 per head dinner somewhere that I couldn’t sit at a table (unless it’s sushi).
My advice to them, if you ask whether you want table or bar seating but don’t mention the table is outside, that’s disingenuous. I probably won’t go back, not because the place isn’t good — it’s solid — I just didn’t appreciate the slight of hand and the subsequent attitude that it was just as good a place to sit.
Was one of my very favorite restaurants. Always went to it first when visiting L.A. The food is still outstanding!
This last visit experience had quite poor service- especially from our head waiter. Repeatedly had to stand up to signal for service, including getting and then paying the bill. Food plates were taken away without asking if we were finished - there was still food in the plates- my cocktail was taken with quite a bit left. When I called to bring it back the waiter said it was too late??? The restaurant was hours away closing time. There were empty tables, so it wasn't about people waiting to dine.
Hopefully this was just an outlier experience. Looking forward to a return of their usually stellar service.
Must say the maitre de was wonderful, but of course we only saw her when being seated.
Lukshon is one of our favorite restaurants. After many visits and different seat locations, we've learned over the years to make reservations with a request for the roomy middle kitchen stools. They are the best seats because you get to watch the kitchen in action! Never a dull moment.
We ordered the green curry mussels as an appetizer and we splurged and got the whole crispy fried fish, accompanied by the heirloom black rice. It was all very delicious, fresh and the fish was presented beautifully and cut in such a way that the fish came off the bone quite easily.
This was plenty of food for 2 people, but then we ordered the crispy rice cakes - what a mistake! And what a misnomer! There is nothing crispy about these rice cakes. In fact, it is like eating soft mochi. This is the worst dish that I've ever had at Lukshon. The flavors do not meld together and the different textures do not lend itself to highlight the ingredients, which on their own are good. But as a whole, these dish was not a good experience. Can't win 'em all.
We dearly miss the Kurobuta Pork Ribs and Faux Pho though! Please bring them back sometime.
The service is effortless, friendly and excellent! You feel taken care of but simultaneously...not too bothered or rushed in any way. Overall, we look forward to our next visit.
Dining at Lukshon is a taste experience. The food is elegant in presentation. It is texturally, and visually stunning, creatively prepared, and delicious. The ingredients are sourced responsibly. We dine here when we have an occasion to meet friends or family and budget is not an issue.
Beautiful teas for discerning sippers. One drawback is the playlist and volume level of the music; however management is responsive if more than one table agrees. I enthusiastically recommend dining here. A plus is it is walking distance from the Expo line in the Helms centre in Culver City.
The food is always exceptional, hence we often go there. This last visit was no different,
except we do miss and are sorry they took the ribs off the menu. e always order many different dishes and especially enjoy taking new people there. They always comment: "A very special
meal". They always go back!
I absolutely love Lukshon and I can’t wait to go back. Unfortunately, I don’t remember our server but she was very attentive and patient. She explained everything very well and she was very nice. We had an amazing service and very good plates. Worth every penny!
I've been wanting to try Lukshon for quite a while now, as it's received it's fair share of favorable food press, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. We sat outside on the patio, although the inside also looked very cozy and inviting. The format is asian small plates made to share, so that's what my lunch guest and I did. We started with the lobster roll "bahn mi" which was delicious and added a lovely lemongrass flavor to the classic preparation of this dish. We had the dumplings which were small and covered in a spicy sauce, the steamed fish (which was red sea bream) that also included greens, crab fried rice, and sautéed eggplant with a yogurt harrissa dressing. Everything was very well executed, plates came out in a well paced manner, and we were left feeling very satisfied. They also have a great selection of teas. I am definitely looking forward to coming back for dinner, to try out some of the cocktails on the menu.
This was a very good restaurant that was recommended by Jonathan Gold in LA Times & a friend of mine. It deserves a lot of praise for quality food & drink options. Though it has a small menu the portions are still very sizable & work perfect for a family style dinner. I would only need to try more items on menu & see a bit more attention to service for a 5 star here. I will be back!
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