Ma'am Sir

4.5
126 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Filipino
Ma'am Sir is a work of love by chef Charles Olalia. The menu draws inspiration from dishes he grew up on and specifically, dishes from Panpanga. The dishes and drinks embody the beach culture of the Philippines in a fun and polished way.

We happily accept reservations online for groups up to 6. For parties over 7, please contact us at info@maamsirla.com. Reservations cannot be combined to make larger parties.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Filipino
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(323) 741-8371
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Charles Olalia
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Fountain Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Metered street parking available along Sunset Blvd.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 126 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice spin to Filipino food !! Pork belly and Lumpia, my son was in absolute liking !!! Service was great!

Report
Helpful
HA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great environment! Amazing service as well. Definitely will be going back and trying more things on the menu

Report
Helpful
RM
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good. We particularly enjoyed the crab noodles and the eggplant. It's very noisy so hard to have a conversation.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. Being Filipino, I will always bias to my moms home cooking but this is a good start to expose the main stream to Filipino food that has been around for a long time.

Report
Helpful
PM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

My evening there with my daughter was truly disappointing. When the waitress brought us a glass of wine she toppled it on my daughter spilling the wine and breaking the glass. As they tried to clean up the mess I had to request a new table although the restaurant was 3/4 empty. They carried my beer to the new table then the waitress bumped the table spilling some beer which required a new round of clean up. We hoped the food would make up for these problems but we were wrong. The chicken adobo was dry and tasteless, the pork belly had a tasty lemongrass sauce but was also basically dry and tasteless, so I ordered more sauce to cover the poor taste. Our side order of broccoli was good, but when broccoli is the high point of the meal you know you have a problem. We were offered a complimentary dessert which was ok, but to top it off they charged us for the wine which was tossed on my daughter as well as for the replacement glass. This place is sooo overrated.

Report
Helpful
GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Definitely a place to go to try Filipino food with a twist. However, I find it pricey. I am Fil-Am so I know it food and I complained about the Cheese Puto because it was so hard not chewy but the Chef didn't think so. I'm a bigger fan of Chef Olalia's Ricebar in DTLA.

Report
Helpful
t
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Filipino food with a twist so don't expect some old-school at home cooking. It was good but somewhat expensive. Great cocktails though and love the ambience!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was attentive. We like that this was a modern take on traditional Filipino dishes in a nicer setting than other similar restaurants. We’d go back just for the espresso flan!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

it was our first time and good thing we found a parking spot right away. the place was really lovely. we ordered pork sisig and the crispy pork belly. pork sisig was a bit too peppery... but the crispy pork belly is the bomb!! highlight of our dinner was the banana bibingka with pandan whipped cream! it really is a must try! will definitely be back to try the other dishes there :)

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was great and had good recommendations. The food was excellent! The restaurant is attractive but extremely loud, it was hard to hear.

Report
Helpful
ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Incredibly stunning decor and ambiance. Great service. While I enjoyed some of the dishes, I felt the chicken adobo was undercooked (very pink/rubbery chicken). I also didn't care for the Kare Kare (very small portion, and mostly fatty pieces). I would go back to try some other dishes on their menu though.

Report
Helpful
PR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried their loco moco and it was great. I miss Hawaii a lot. I am glad they offer this on their menu. We also tried their pancake with the coconut sauce and toasted Rice Krispies. Our bartender suggested it, it was lovely. We experimented with the dish and having the iced guava purée that’s been sitting in my friends drink and put it on top of the pancake and it was divine. The chef is great at creating this dish. It reminded me of “Puto” Rice flour cake from my trips to Manila. So that with thick coconut syrup and the iced purée guava melting on top of the pancake is AMAZING!!! The citrusness of the guava breaks up that milky coconut syrup on the fluffy cakes. Overall, our meal and experience was great. Congratulations, I hope to see more creative dishes with a Filipino Flair. It’s about time!!

Report
Helpful
ML
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lechon pork belly and thier sisig is to die for!! Me and my friends from alaska went here for dinner and they loved it!

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place-- we'll definitely be back!! We attended for a special occasion (my husband's bday). When servers realized they had accidentally forgotten to place a birthday candle on our ordered dessert, the staff immediately brought out two glasses of champagne to celebrate. Thank you for making the occasion so special!!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Filipino food in a family friendly setting. A real gem.

Report
Helpful
T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Very salty, very sweet food under very loud music. I didn't enjoy the meal at all.

Report
Helpful
E
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are craving for Filipino food then this is the place! No fusion BS. Just plain traditional quality Filipino food with good ambience.

Report
Helpful
NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in with no expectations and was very pleasantly surprised by the food. Family style/small plates style works very well. Lumpia, chili garlic shrimp, and chicken adobo were all amazing!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly louder than expected. Loved the decor and the bar was welcoming. Being Filipina all the flavors were familiar, but a tad more elevated and of course more pricey than your typical Filipino restaurant. Would come again to introduce someone who’s never had Filipino food

Report
Helpful
M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m not a filipino and this time I enjoy eating filipino food without tv on the wall playing drama and all the food coming with decent presentation and tasty! Servers are friendly and helpful. And also the drinks are good 🍹. Overall it was a fun dining, well done chef @charlesolalia!

Report
Helpful
l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good, love the HIP vibe. Very friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Everything was delicious but it wasn’t hot!:(

Report
Helpful
GC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I wouldn't describe the food as impressive as much as it was kind of out of left field. I had asked the waitress if the establishment had Mang Tomas sauce (which is kind of a staple at any filipino restaurant) only to be told that they don't know what it is nor did they come back to inform me they didn't have it. Also, our first Lechon dish came out cold but the waitress was more than accommodating to replace it with a fresh one for us.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! My only complaint was they charged $3 for the extra butter/pandan sauce that I had to ask for because the portion that initially came with the 2 pcs of bread was so small! it was only enough to spread on one pc of bread, honestly. I can understand $1.50 or even $2.00 but $3.00 for that small of a portion was a bit hard to swallow.
I hope they re-think their pricing a bit. Otherwise, everything else was great!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My date lived it so I'm happy.

Report
Helpful
SC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the shrimp deviled eggs which were really good! Nice citrus flavor that balanced the shrimp flavor and complimented the creamy filling in the deviled egg. Also had the lumpia and chicken adobo with garlic rice. The uni on the lumpia was so good and the vinegar that came with the lumpia had a spicey kick to it that was really good! The chicken adobo with garlic rice was savory and was just the right portion to not get too full. Definitely worth the money since its family style (sharing food).

Report
Helpful
JO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cousins reunion Sunday Brunch. Food was delicious. Service was awesome. Cocktails & beer were delish! Coming back for dinner!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

There was one good thing, the sandwich. Everything else was so bland, and a couple dishes were just gross. We got the fried oysters (terrible), pork belly (so fatty it was like gelatin, and no flavor), chicken adobo (bland chicken on disgusting rice with flavorless tomatoes). The bread seemed like defrosted and heated Costco rolls. The ambiance was cool, but the food and service were incredibly disappointing

Report
Helpful
F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very knowledgeable and accommodating staff! I loved seeing Filipino dishes that threw back to home but also had a modern twist.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, but way too loud for intimate conversations. Place would make do with an acoustic overhaul.

Report
Helpful
MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place celebrating the unique and fairly undiscovered food of the Philippines. The service was amazing and attentive, the food was outstanding. There is nothing like this in this town.

Report
Helpful
e
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to see elevated Pilipino cuisine and to see the place crowded (even towards the end of the night) with people of all colors excited to explore the food. Keep up the great work!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time and the food was delicious! I had their Kare Kare dish because that is my favourite filipino dish and it was amazing! I can’t wait to come back and try more of their menu items.

Report
Helpful
NT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I think it was ok . Since I’m a pinoy myself at least I can say I’ve tried it. I can go to a regular Pilipino restaurant and probably ordered a lot of from what I paid from ma’am sir.

Report
Helpful
t
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting LA for the weekend and went to Ma'am Sir on the recommendation of a friend. My wife and I went there for her birthday dinner in September of 2018.

They seated us quickly and the service was attentive and not hovering or annoying. The food was amazing and came out very quickly. The food almost came out too fast if that's possible because we were enjoying our drinks and the atmosphere. We got the oysters, lumpia, chicken adobo, the fish and prawns. The lumpia, oyseters and chicken adobo stood out. All was well balanced and went really well with my cocktail.

All and all, great restaurant with a lovely staff and very well priced. Drinks are great as well. Glad we chose it for a birthday dinner!

Report
Helpful
MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! Great for foodies...unique cuisine, impressive dishes and cocktail menu.

Report
Helpful
JI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely setting.

Report
Helpful
B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was OK. I ordered the Loco Moco and although you can tell that the meat was of good quality, it was a tad salty for my taste.

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and fantastic service! This is where Filipino food meets nouvelle cuisine really an extraordinary artistic and flavorful gastronomic experience. Make sure you make reservations in advance this place is extremely popular

Report
Helpful
LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Timing of the small plates service weren't ideal such as the rice was brought out by itself at the beginning. Who eats rice by itself? Then it got cold by the time rest of plates were brought out. Very noisy and had to yell to have conversations with our friends just across the table. I've tried other modern Filipino restaurants around town and I thought they had a little more creativity and flavor. Glad I tried Ma'am Sir and appreciate the cuisine but I was a little disappointed.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4