Ma'am Sir

4.4
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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Filipino
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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
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Cuisines
Filipino
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 741-8371
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charles Olalia
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fountain Avenue
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Parking details
Metered street parking available along Sunset Blvd.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 65 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food, love the kare-kare and chicken bbq!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Was fairly loud and very hot but food was great and place is super hip.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

If you're looking for high-end fresh Filipino dishes prepared authentic ways with great drink pairings, this casual neighborhood gem is your spot. Go early as the bar fills up early.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was pretty slow, even if you RSVP, expect to wait until seating opens up. Took a while before a server brought water and took our order. Ordered multiple things, the adobo chicken was dry, the fries were good, the pork was meh. Not really worth the price

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

A double date here (convenient walking distance for us) on a midweek evening where we all left full but uninspired. Cheerful attentive staff but none of the dishes we ordered stood out as wanting to come back for.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Juan was amazing and delivered truly an amazing experience. I would definitrly recommend Maam Sir to anyone looking for a taste of the Phillipines.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Everything was great, except for the heat. It was way too hot in the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

For starters, the pan de Sal was great with pan de coco and butter—had it as appetizer and dessert! Had the lumpia and sisig with garlic rice for entree— was quite underwhelmed, the former’s texture resembled a hotdog with crunch and the latter was under seasoned. I think the menu caters to non-Filipino diners. The flavors are tamed compared to the original cuisine; but I would encourage non-Filipino friends to try as an introduction, it might encourage them to explore authentic Filipino cuisine in the Philippines. Kudos to the restaurant concept however, it should add great variety to the silverlake food scene! I might come back for a second time and order something else on the menu, hopefully, other interesting sounding offerings will satisfy my palette.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Was disappointed as a Philippino hoping to share the flavours of the Philippines. Food was either over cooked (water spinach) or under cooked (green beans). Adobo was tasty but dry (no sauce). Which is the point, I love the sauce. Same sauce used on garlic fries and calamari - kewpie mayo, so they tasted the same. Milk fish never came. It was so noisy the server got our order wrong. I’ve been to some outstanding Philippino places outside of LA, S.F. New York etc... I was really hoping I would impress the newbies..the drinks were strong which was nice they weren’t stingey and the place/logo/ vibe was really cute. It was packed and I hope there are a few more additions to the menu...

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food is good but the value of price does not correlate with the portion of the food. Best thing on the menu was the sisig but overpriced

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

It was delicious!!!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

A must try restaurant and you will love the food and the cocktails. I really love the albacore tuna si....(sorry can’t remember the last word) the taste is like combo of poke and ceviche, really really good. My husband and I will definitely be back.

Thank you,

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Fun foodie place. A tasty twist on traditional Filipino cuisine. A must try.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was awesome! Had a wonderful experience and will tell everyone I know!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Probably the best Filipino restaurant right now. Super authentic flavors, great ingredients and technique. Very reasonably priced and fun too.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Filipino cuisine is on the up and up. This is a perfect example of its potential. Modern interpretations of traditional home flavors presented in hip and surprising ways. The fact that you can easily spot silver lake hipsters dining next to Filipino aunties and leather daddies from Akbar, you know this is gonna be awesome!

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Inconsistent dishes. Some very flavorful, others bland. Drinks and desserts were solid. Nice space but food doesnt live up to the hype

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Groovy and hip but family friendly. Ma’am Sir serves up Filipino food with SoCal style in Silver Lake. It has a vibrant feel, a little noisy for me, but the food was excellent. You order dishes family style and the portions are fairly generous. If u are expecting “old school” Filipino food, that isn’t what u get here. Chef Olalia is taking liberties with his lumpia and his bibingka dishes but even with a modern twist, they are delicious. Overall, a very nice meal to celebrate a family occassion.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Way overpriced for the size of the 'sharing' style portions and the menu is not vegetarian friendly. The quality was ok, we we went a Filipino friend and her opinion was, eh. We left spending $60 per person and still hungry. Signature cocktails are $13-15. I doubt we'll be back. Try the Vietnamese place down the road for 1/2 the price and

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Best New Restaurant in LA

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Had dinner with out of town family and we had a blast!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Amazing spot. So unique and welcoming atmosphere

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great new spot to check out and perfect for a small group of six. Food was fantastic and highly recommend the sisig and lechon.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great modern Filipino restaurant with familiar flavors. Incredible ambiance, highly recommend taking friends and family here! Cheers to Chef Charles and the staff! Happy to see fellow Filipinos elevate our culture!

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Shrimp highly recommended turned out to be unpleasantly mushy the result of over marination on which the kitchen concurred. Other dishes wre mediocre. Lechon good

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Wow, this place is amazing! The lechon and chicken adobo are two of the best dishes I've eaten recently. Every bite here is as good as the last. Can't recommend enough.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Amazing!!!

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The atmosphere is really cute and it's in a really great space, but our overall experience was very whatever for a place that's so hyped. All of our food came out too quickly and our meal was over in 40 minutes. They have certain items that they recommend ordering rice with, so we did, but they brought out our side order of rice with a dish that already came with rice. We also ordered the crispy pork lechon and sent it back twice. The first time it came out cold. The second time it was so overcooked and dry.

The drinks we got were good and the chicken adobo was delicious, but that's about all we liked about it.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Wir waren zum ersten Mal philippinisch essen und auch zum letzten Mal. Wir mochten das Essen gar nicht, es war alles viel zu fettig. Es mag für philippinisch normal sein, wir waren nicht darauf vorbereitet. Lieben sonst asiatisches Essen. Das Ambiente war jedoch super!

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

music too noisy. food not great. very few options. guests cursing so much and so loud

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Wonderful restaurant and a great introduction of Filipino food to mainstream American palate which is not an easy task to accomplish. Albeit a but in the pricey side, the taste and ingenuity of the entire concept makes it worth the visit. Definitely coming back and bringing family and friends to this place! 👍🏼

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

So great! Good food, fun drinks, staff really knows their stuff!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Loved it here. Super cute and the food was really good. My only issue is the food was out extremely fast. I’m sure they had people to get in but they need to slow it down a bit.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food: We tried the lechon kawali, kare kare, lumpia, kangkong adobo, sisig and garlic rice. They say their portions are family size, but the lechon was only like 6 pieces and we def need 2 for the table with 6 ppl. The kare kare was in this tiny stone pot, which would probably feed 2 people. Their food was flavorful and definitely not the typical filipino taste you would expect. The lumpia had sea urchin and not sure what else...but it comes in 4 long pieces...so again, need two orders for 6 ppl. Overall though, it was good and we were pretty hungry.

Ambiance: Granted we came in when it was 110 degrees outside. Now this is a small place, and there were a lot of people. Their AC was on, but so was their window, which defeats the purpose
We were sticky and sweaty while eating, so it wasnt the most comfy... but I think if you go on a better weather day, it would be fine. They have a bar and a dark, dim lit kind of vibe.

Price: We spent $200 to feed 6 people. Its not the cheapest meal, but definitely something to try once.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The a-c was not working properly and it was over 100 degrees outside. The restaurant smelled musty. But the Thao farms vegetable salad, adobong kangkong and impossible empanadas are amazing. Will not recommend the sisig. For me, it’s missing a key ingredient which is liver.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Your mom's Filipino food but all dolled up. The flavors were definitely ones I recognized but the vibrant colors, beautiful decor, and inventive drinks and playing made eating Filipino food a new experience again. If you're new to the cuisine, you won't feel judgement for mispronouncing words.

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Nice place. Overpriced, small portions. Service is Minimal. There was no “ma’am sir” about it(as they do in Philippines).

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was overall boring and didn't find anything special about it.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Sisig with oysrers and salpicao rib eye were awesome. But if I combine ribeye with kangkong, too much of the soysauce taste.

Need more salads and vegetable eggroll.

Love your desserts, but include chocolate leche flan...or salted caramel chocolate cake.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Atmosphere is very fun and inviting. Food was overall very good - especially the adobo and pork belly/ We had the garlic prawns which, unfortunately, were very bad (not fresh) - to the restaurant's credit, they took this item off our bill and offered to bring us a new plate. Deserts were just so-so - we had the pudding. Refreshing after all the spice. Definitely check it out - its a great addition to the Silverlake area! We will go back!

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