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About Lukshon

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.

3239 Helms Ave
Culver City, CA 90323
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southeast Asian, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
between washington blvd. and venice blvd. on helms ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 202-6808 ext. 9

Website:
http://lukshon.com/

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.

Public Transit:
metro expo line (806) culver city station
venice/national metro 33, 733

Executive Chef:
sang yoon

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

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Opened in February 2011, Lukshon is a modern restaurant dedicated to traditional and creative Southeast Asian flavors. Lukshon is showcasing a Valentine's menu for $95 per person of bright and flavorful dishes that celebrate the wonderfully diverse ingredients of that cuisine.

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Lukshon Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for a Date (30)
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Special Occasion (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Fun (14)
Business Meals (13)
Spicy (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Healthy (10)
Casual (9)
Tapas (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Organic (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food. Unique and thoughtful dishes full of flavor.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Spicy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Food excellent, service outstanding really enjoyed the place!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A wonderful dining experience. Creative food in a stylish, contemporary setting. l Service was also excellent. Street parking is free after 6:00.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Really tasty food, whole fried fish was on point, interesting tap system

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great restaurant! Good food, similar to Momofuku of NY. Friendly service specially for families with kids. Asian south style, good option.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

it's was treat to have such a colorful meal, imaginatively prepared, and to eat outdoors in December!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Highly original. Great flavor combinations - innovative cuisine.
Gottatry their place!!!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellence in all aspects: food flavors and presentation; service; and ambience. Asian Fusion, small plates, nice wine and beer selections, great assortment of teas.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was excellent. So flavorful. The Hawaiian butterfish was amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Interesting flavorful food that is fun to share in a group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I can always count on Lukshon for excellent food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent, consistently good food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great recommendation by a friend. Wonderful food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

bold and inventive food served up in a clean modern space. added bonus, have a beer at Father's Office next door!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was horrible as if the servers and food deliver people did not want to be there. Food presentation was good but not worth it especially with bad service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was exceptional... lobster roll, dumplings, mussels, chicken pops... great.

Main Waiter was not very helpful, low energy... rest of the staff very professional and pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The place is nice, however, the value/price is a little off.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed the food a lot! We are definetely going back :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food. Amazing flavors. Dishes to share so you can sample lots of dishes

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Tapas, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This restaurant continues to be my absolute fave. I can't wait to go again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lukshon its a great combo: creative food and a beautifull place for a fair price!
Go for it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Spicy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Asian speciality, small plates good for sharing. Good atmosphere, great waitress and good ambiance there. Corkage charge was a bit much at $30 especially for lunch

Good quality food, unusual and would go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Been here before and it was good as always. Had the whole fish and it was super crisp and flavorful. Dessert of mango sticky rice was totally different than normal and delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Seating was prompt. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. The banh mi was delicious and the eggplant had the right amount of heat. Asian fusion with a twist.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was lovely and delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went with a party of 5, we ordered 10 dishes and two teas to share. All good!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We came in from NY and liked the menu and location. We enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service is outstanding

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