Ma'am Sir

4.4
218 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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PF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is interesting but not mind blowing. Although I enjoyed the dinner with my family, I will not be rushing back anytime soon. The service was great and they are a very nice warm group from the hostess to the waiter!

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AZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great - considerate and fast. Food - well just not that into the sweet sour funk of Filipino food I guess. Fish overcooked, curry too sweet, etc. etc.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was prompt and the food was delicious!

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SM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. We didn't have to wait long for our food even though the rest was quite full already.

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T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not great. Nothing stood out as a dish I'd crave enough to bring me back, but the decor and cocktails were nice. Service was friendly and helpful.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Ma'am Sir. Great for just a drink at the bar or two share plates among friends. Servers are great and will help you navigate the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening full of interesting flavor combinations. First time trying Filipino food. The Longanissa sandwich is a study in perfection and NOT to be missed. The other dishes were hit or miss, but the overall dining experience and service was enjoyable.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, super interesting and expansive menu, awesome wine

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Will definitely go back.

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LD
Los Angeles
321 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It's really a delightful place with fun, colorful decor and a wide open, light-filled space. The service was uncommonly friendly, helpful and attentive. The menu includes lots of seemingly interesting, creative dishes, along side old Filipino favorites. We had fried chicken, which was very tasty, but the eggplant and milkfish dishes were frankly pretty bland and unimpressive.

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HR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

They should explain the menu/portions a bit more. People ordered sides of rice and the servers didnt explain that one bowl of rice was for two people.

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Milkfish dish was our favorite dish of the night. Great ambiance, food, and service. Would highly recommend!

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GG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and the whole concept. Service is wonderful. It’s a little too noisy for my taste which is the only reason i gave it an overall 4 star

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SO
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were halfway through our meal and had to ask about our drinks, which I could tell by how our server was talking to the bartender were not ordered. The Sisig was quite good, but we sent back the pork belly (how do you mess up pork belly?!) because it was tough as a shoe. Also, the garlic crab noodles were not really crabby or garlicky. It is trying to be the Night + Market for Filipino food...but the service and food just didn't deliver. It's a shame because I really wanted to like it - it was our anniversary dinner - but we couldn't have been more disappointed.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was excited to try this place. It took a while to get a reservation since I can only go on the weekend.
I live and work in SFV. The food did not disappoint. I 'm filipino so I was glad it was not your typical filipino fare. My only criticism would be the parking. Sunset Bl is a very busy street and both sides of the street was lined with cars. After several turns, we got lucky and able to nab a spot.
We will be back though!

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JL
Baja California
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Over price, burned sisig, salty porridge what more you can ask for?calamansi juice with a ton of ice!

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JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was very mediocre....chicken adobo was dry and extremely salty...the noise level was way high...you can barely have a conversation...

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on a Saturday evening. Recommend making a reservation. We arrived early and the hostess was able to seat us 15 minutes prior to our reservation time. Wait staff was attentive and our food and cocktails were served quickly. The food dishes met/exceeded expectations. Would come back again to try other menu items or the brunch menu.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Our main waiter was a bit off-putting because he could barely smile and seemed distracted or annoyed, but everyone else that served us and picked up our food was was super kind so I think he may have been going through something. Left him a big tip because of it, hopefully shared between the other staff. Food was great, it's loud and crowded but it adds to the atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took advantage of DineLA menu. Some selections were terrific, such as the lumpia while others like the chicken adobo and milkfish were dry. The service was attentive and efficient.

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b
Los Angeles
234 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kare kare is delicious and fall of the bone. Lechon is delicious and just the right amount of serving. Longanisa burger – surprisingly big and delicious. But needs to have the atchara on the side. However, the location is quite far (for us) and parking is non-existent (I did find a open metered spot after circing the (very dark) block. I would go again if I was in the area for another reason, but not to just go there as a destination.

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MJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience during dineLA week. Service staff was phenomenal and food concept was innovative. Parking was typical of the Silverlake neighborhood.

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MS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfying meal, great server and atmosphere—a wonderful dining experience. Best Filipino food I’ve ever had, and I’m Filipino! Can’t wait to go back again.

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Inconsistent food and service. Very loud.

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TO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great new addition to the east side. Fantastic food and great tasting menu during DineLA. A great bar and cocktail menu as well. A welcome addition to the increasingly interesting filipino dining scene.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

5 stars!! Came here with a party of 4 on a Saturday night, ordered the Sisig, Lechon, Longanissa burger, Hangover Fried rice, and the Banana bingbika for dessert (don't miss this!) and everything was perfect. Can't wait to come back!

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LP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance was great with gorgeous decor; however, the food was just ok and although the servers were nice, they kept asking us if we’ve had Filipino food before and didn’t want to explain the dishes.

The pan de sal was mediocre and for $6 way overpriced.
The loganisa burger was amazing, maybe just less papaya to let the loganisa stand out.
The egg rolls were great.
Lechon was great and done perfectly.
The sisig was maybe the worst sisig I’ve had. It wasn’t crispy and overly salty. We couldn’t finish it.
The clam chowder was AMAZING. Great flavors all come together.

The desserts are on point and the best part of the meal. The bibingka was not too sweet, the perfect sticky texture and I love the salty savory piece to it. The halo halo was amazing with the ube custard - it was my favorite items in halo halo and not too overwhelming!

For the price, we were expecting something a little more elevated in Filipino cooking. I feel like the price pays for the decor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

A very underwhelming Filipino food experience.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great meal at Ma’am Sir!! I first tried the food when I attended the best of LA event with my boyfriend and knew I had to go to the restaurant. For a Friday night it wasn’t too crowded and we could easily find parking on sunset. The food was amazing!! The lumpia with the uni were great and the mushroom as well! Also loved the milkfish. The crab garlic noodles were definitely stronger on the ginger/vinegar side, but tasted delicious! Would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back and try more things!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was seated quickly as soon as I arrived and the staff was very nice. I was still waiting for friends to arrive and ordered a glass of the Ganay, great choice, and it was brought quickly to my table. Each plate had something to love and left me wanting to come back as soon as possible! Thank you for the experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinela! Very great food and service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service. Great food.

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying Filipino food and Ma'am Sir has me hooked. Delicious food. The dine la menu gave us everything and left us so full and happy. Elsa was our server and walked us through everything and was great! Can't wait to go again!

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The workers were nice and ambiance was pretty. The food was ok. Most of the food was sweet. Sisig did not taste like sisig. It was burnt. No flavor but just the burst taste. The longanisa sandwich was good though. The mami we took a few bites and didn’t finish I felt bad for even leaving it so I took it home to my mom. Eggroll uni, just ONE actually half of a full eggroll you get during dine la, was just an eggroll with a small amount of uni on top. Tasted like a normal eggroll something I can just buy at a Filipino market in the frozen section and fry myself. Nothing special. Chicken was good like jollibee. Lechon was lechon nothing special. Milkfish ehh I’d rather eat it cooked in vinegar. Dessert...halo halo was not halo halo! They even charged extra for ube ice cream which I didn’t understand because halo halo usually has that ube ice cream. It came out and it just looked like milk with very pale purple ice cream on top. No red beans or different colors that halo halo usually has. I don’t even know what I was mixing. The banana bibingka tastes like butter mochi something I’ve made before. It didn’t taste like banana it was ok. Overall, I would never come back again and pay the amount I paid for that food. Really over priced. Dine LA was not worth it. I don’t even want to bring my Bolivian fiancé to this joint. I’d rather take him to a more authentic Filipino restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great time, with one exception. I ordered pan de Sal to go, and I was shocked to know the tab for it after I gave my credit card and saw the charge of $13+ for the the tab of six small 2 1/2” of bread. It’s not even a complicated pastry like a croissant and certainly much smaller. Seriously though? $2 each for a piece of bread about 2” - 2 1/2” in length. I could buy a great French baguette for 1/3 the price at the best bakery in town! This would be a deal killer for any other diner. (As I did not look at the menu for the Pan de Sal, I didn’t know the price. I had already left the restaurant and went back in and asked for two orders of pan de sal, after the host told me that there were 3 in each order.)

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the pandesal with the pandan and moringa butter spreads is the best! the service was excellent. most of the dishes were good or okay. wasn't a fan of the bibingka - the texture was quite dense and hard for bibingka which should be soft, light, and fluffy. the drinks were delicious.

the music here was on point! best restaurant music ever! and the ambiance was great.

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a
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a Filipino-American who grew up eating traditional home-cooked meals, I was very eager to try a Filipino restaurant that reaches a bit past what is familiar. I went to try their dineLA menu and I was delighted -- the dishes were interesting and different iterations of classic Filipino cooking yet the flavors that I'm so familiar with were very much present and instilled in me a welcoming sense of nostalgia even if it took the form of a burger or a tamale. To top it off, the service was excellent -- I was greeted with smiles by everyone -- and the energy is contagious and effervescent. I look forward to returning to try their regular dishes and their happy hour.

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V
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food in sizable portions and a pleasant ambience. They started off with 90s/00s hip hop and R&B but transitioned to modern songs at 10. (A bit of a shame because they cut off TLC’s “Digging on You” halfway to make that transition, haha.)
I had set a reservation for 9:30, and we weren’t seated until 9:55. This was particularly annoying because quite a few people who arrived after us (drop-in) were seated before us.
It was also slightly loud for a date, but I couldn’t have predicted that.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came for Dine LA. Everything was great but the Longganasia sandwich blew both of us away! Can’t recommend it highly enough. The service was fantastic and the ambiance was beautiful. We’ll be back!

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