Lukshon

4.7
543 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southeast Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southeast Asian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday–Friday, 11:30 am–2:30 pm

Dinner:
Tuesday–Thursday, 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(310) 202-6808 ext. 9
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
sang yoon
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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.
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Private party contact
nick shultz: (310) 202-6808
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between washington blvd. and venice blvd. on helms ave.
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Parking details
please pull into the helms bakery complex off of venice blvd., and lot will be located to your left in front of rejuvenation.
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Public transit
metro expo line (806) culver city station
venice/national metro 33, 733
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Additional
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

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Culver City's Lukshon involves modern Asian small plates in a date-friendly atmosphere.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
Reviews from verified diners
543 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
78%
Very Good
18%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal!

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, the service excellent, the menu eclectic.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely my favorite Asian restaurant in LA. The flavors are amazing. Particularly enjoyed the butterfish and the dumplings. They had soft shell crab boas that were delicious. So were the curry noodles.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small plates, some of the most intriguing, complex and incredible combinations of flavors and textures.

To this day probably most interesting and satisfying culinary experience in this area of the world

Try it, you will recommend it to your friends

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Denver
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. We had heard great things about Lukshon before dining here, but we were so impressed. It was our first time, so we opted for the classics tasting menu. Everything was cooked to perfection and each bite seemed better than the last. The coconut chocolate rocks for dessert was a standout, and probably in my top 5 of best desserts of all time. On top of that, we had impeccable and delightful service from Joey. We will absolutely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary Saturday at Lukshon. Made the reservation last minute, all that was available was high top family style tables. (a kitchen view table and 6 course dinner was Booked for good reason) In the reservation I wrote, “It’s our anniversary.”

The restaurant is in the middle of the Helms Bakery compound. There is self parking, valet parking and plenty of meter street parking. We chose street and the stroll past Fathers Office and the lit tree filled open court was romantic.

The front door, little hard to find so heads up it’s on the patio. Once in we were promptly greeted and told that they had a table for us. Whoop! Our waiter was right over but because of the noise my wife nor I caught his name both times he told us. I am bummed too because he was amazing. (I’ll get it when I go back)

It’s medium size plates, family style. These are well plated fine’r cuisine. Folks next to us were like, “bullish-t how are four of us gonna... ?!”, it’s meant for two. The wine list is overwhelming so I smack it away like a mosquito. My wife speaks wine list. Debated over a split champagne or a bottle, we chose bottle, a lovely white for 70 bucks. (service for brought bottles is 60)

The menu is one page thankfully, spot on in its description. Cold plates, hot plates, large plates and 2 tasting menus. A smaller 70 buck taste menu at any seat and the other is a kitchen view at 100 something. We chose a la carte, not a tasting for the lame. Like me. They also have a super tea list, teas aged as long ago as, 1980.

Of course I got the aged Oolong. Enjoyed but if you don’t like tea, it tastes like tea, don’t be fooled by its age. We got: The Hawaiian Butterfish, lime cells, what you need to know, it’s crisp yet like a cucumber; Green Goddess Salad, beats ways I’ve never had, Lobster Bon-mi, 🤯, small, Banana Leaf Sturgeon, OMG! Actually had room for desert, Boba Tea Cloud, lots of rarer berries and ice cream.

Loved it all! It’s loud, as I am.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in LA!
We brought some good friends for their first time
Everything was wonderful
We did miss the chicken pops and the Dan Dan noodles though

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food at this place was phenomenal! We got the pre fixe menu which was a little pricey but was really good except for the last item which were the noodles. Neither me or my girlfriend ate any of it because the amount of spice was overbearing. We brought it to the waitress but she was rude since the beginning of the meal and her service was very subpar, she also did not reduce it from the bill. I will go back to this restaurant for the food but hope the service is better next time.

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IL
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Everything we ate was delicious, original, beautiful and the service was excellent. So worth a drive! A very good wine lis with yummy cocktails.

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AS
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our executives were pleased with their dining experience and ambiance for a relaxed business dinner. Will save as one of our top go-to restaurants.

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Los Angeles
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Still top drawer

The food was top drawer, if not top ten.
Great marinated butterfish to start. The flash fried fish was crispy but not nearly as tasty as a similar dish at Chinois. The vegetables were a bit over cooked.

Unpleasant: We had a 9:00 reservation and were both seated by about five after or so. By 9:30 we were told that the kitchen was closing in about ten minutes. I get that, even though the restaurant advertises the hours as going to ten. The annoying feature was that around 10:35, the waiter politely asked us to finish up so that the restaurant could close. I cannot remember ever being told that, though it may have happened as I have been eating out for over 55 years. I found it to be bad form, especially as the out door chairs had been removed.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just incredible

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Portland
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lukshon is a long time favorite. One of the great things is that old favorites are on offer but new dishes are always being tried. The whole crispy fish is fantastic even if you not a major fish eater. If you like eggplant their version is the best out there. The Hot and Sour Gimlet is fresh and powerful and goes with everything.

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New York Area
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I made reservations here after seeing the restaurant featured on the Today Show. I wanted to love it, but the food was just ok. I arrived about 15 minutes early. There isn’t a host/hostess stand, so I asked a server and she had me wait at the bar for the hostess. It was a Friday night and the place was very busy. The hostess asked if I’d eat at the bar. I agreed, as my table was going to be outside which wasn’t my preference, and I was dining alone and didn’t want to tie up a table they could use. After finding the only seat at the bar, I saw the hostess offering the next few patrons a complimentary glass of champagne as they entered the restaurant. Hmmm. I just gave up my table to eat at the bar and wasn’t offered a glass??? I reviewed the drink list. Some different mixed drink options. The red wine choices were limited to just 4 and not very interesting. The menu, on the other hand, looked very interesting. Much to my dismay, they aren’t able to alter items as requested. I don’t eat meat and was hoping to try one of the dishes, minus one meat ingredient. If you have dietary restrictions, this might not be the place for you. I ordered the Hawaiian butter fish, the eggplant, and the soft shell crab. While waiting for my food, I noticed a different menu on the bar next to me. It was a tasting and wine flight menu. I wasn’t given this menu by the hostess when I was seated, and I certainly would have considered both had I been given the chance. Strike two. The butter fish was my favorite of the three dishes I ordered. Very light and fresh. The eggplant was fried and very heavy. The soft shell crab was the bigger disappointment. It was served over a spicy sauce, but really didn’t stand out to me. The portions are definitely small. The bar tenders were wonderful; very attentive and helpful. Overall though, a disappointing visit. The hostess could use more training and customer service skills. With so many other restaurants to choose from, I wouldn’t go back.

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BT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! The server was on top of it. The only thing I didn't love was how chewy the beef and broccoli was for how expensive it was... that said the flavor was great. Overall a win, I'd recommend.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A high-quality LA take on Asian fusion. Excellent ingredients, great service, unexpectedly lovely outdoor dining and beautiful presentation. This is not the place for authenticity, but that was fine with us.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!!

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ML
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice interiors, interesting food. Would recommend to foodies. interesting food combinations and very good quality of food. exception- the noodle dish from fixed menu- with peppercorns- just did not fit with the rest of sophisticated dishes.

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DA
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with amazing food! Every dish well prepared and delicious!

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SA
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is AMAZING! Very creative and every bite is absolutely delicious. The service is top notch and the dining room/patio are quite and beautiful. There's good reason this place is considered one of LA's top 10.

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MP
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was all we hoped for - but we should have ordered more dishes. The noise level inside was unbearable but our friends were not prepped for the cooler outside. I have dined at Lukshon a number of times and each time the delicious food surprised and delighted

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GB
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

7 years since it opened, Lukshon remains one of the best restaurants in LA - well worth a drive - and a relative bargain, compared to other restaurants in its weight class. This is foodie cuisine at its tasty and creative best. Highlights this time around included the butterfish, szechuan dumplings and soft-shell crab.

Combine awesome food with free parking and a wonderful outdoor dining area, and Lukshon is really tough to beat. We keep coming back - more than ten times over the years - and are never disappointed.

While the chef has lightened up a bit, one star is deducted from the service rating because we were refused our request for dandan noodles a la carte. It was offered as part of a tasting menu, and the restaurant gave no explanation as to why it could not be served separately. This was especially infuriating given that we spent - as a family of four with 2 children - nearly $300, before tip; and that we are repeat customers who have enjoyed the dish many times before.

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CE
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great for a group dinner, awesome drinks and great service.

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AR
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing! We ordered 5 small plates for two of us and it was probably one too many! But each were fabulous and interesting. It was relatively expensive for us, but a glass of wine cost way more than it should! And the food was fresh and innovative.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious delicious delicious. The waiter was super great and helped us make the best decisions for a balanced meal with dishes that were complimentary and oh boy! Really really good. Jonathan Gold’s 4th. Did not disappoint!

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JH
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and a great ambiance. I enjoyed the food and drinks.

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Los Angeles
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Sturgeon was not fresh and quite dry. Crab fried rice was very good, tasty and well cooked. Glad to have tasted it, but not really worth a second helping. Butterfish was interesting. Dumplings were okay. Service was uneven, started out very slow but attentive for part of the meal. Loud environment was somewhat unpleasant, not so easy to converse. Hard to understand how this restaurant is so high on Gold's 101 list.

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ED
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food! Great flavors and fresh! Great for business, dates, meeting friend or any meal.

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OT
Los Angeles
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was great but I’m not a fan of the trendy, LOUD restaurant. People nearby have to talk loudly to let their guests hear them and you can’t hear your own guests but hear everyone else. The food and service were great.

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Miami
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lukshon is best when shared. I happened to be solo and still enjoyed it all. The butterfish was exquisite!

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Portland
3.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

There was nothing wrong with Luckshon and I would give it a better rating in terms of quality if it were not so expensive. The food was fine just not at at all extraordinary which we had assumed from the reviews we had read. The black rice with chinese sausage was blank in taste except for the sausage, we had the tea leaf salad which contained too many nuts and not enough greens. We found ourselves trying to pick them up individually with our chop sticks for fun however the salad was otherwise just a fancy Asian Slaw. It would have been so much better if the cabbage were accompanied by some fresh local salad greens. The Broccoli Beef was a standout though. Cooked perfectly. Exceptionally tender and the plate was napped with a spicy chili oil which made for a nice counterbalance to the sweet, succulent beef.

Our server was charming, knowledgeable and very easy to converse with.

So, again it's the expectation and the perception of value that made Luckshon a mild disappointment for us.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two terrific meals so far!
Great service,enjoyed the wine, the ambience and the uniqueness of the cuisine.
Definitely a fan!
Can’t wait for number three!

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OT
Baltimore
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was fun, present but not overbearing.

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my godmother to Lukshon for a special dining experience to celebrate Mother's Day. I called the restaurant 2 times to push the res back as we were running late. At first we were told the wait would be 45 min but then a spot came open within 5 min. Excellent food and service. Thank you, Lukshon for being so accommodating!

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous place, amazing food, amazing service: Hawaiian Butterfish, Lobster Banh Mi, beef and broccoli, peas and carrots, the most amazing Sichuan Dumplings, sturgeon Sambal, crab rice, Singapore Sling alcoholic drink... everything was amazing, cant WAIT to go back. And heaters on patio, large fireplace, very romantic!

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JJ
Orange County
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably wonderful. Have dined in "best" restaurants across the US and Europe and nothing else has had as satisfying, interesting an memorable food and service as Lukshon.

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M
Los Angeles
3.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service started strong and slowly degraded throughout the night to the point where we had empty glasses and unchanged plates. There was no pacing of the dishes, our main courses arrived too quickly. The runners barely described the dishes, one was actually walking away while placing the dish. Lighting was non existent, and music was five years ago EDM. This used to be a great restaurant.

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MS
Los Angeles
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great SE fusion cuisine, the Lobster Banh Mi was excellent, although I wish it was a larger portion! we had the whole fish bream that night and it was succulent. the cocktail was perfectly balanced as well. a good find for a foodie!

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JV
1.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

Both me and fiance got sick after eating here. Food and drinks were good. Not sure what we ate that got us sick from the 6 dishes we had ordered.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fantastic. We ordered the prix fixe menu and it was delicious. The only recommendation is to allow for a little more time in between courses. Our server, Joey, was also very helpful and personable.

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