RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen

4.4
2920 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian

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RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Unlike fusion cuisine, each dish on RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen’s extensive menu is authentic to its country of origin. From the mouth-watering Indian Samosas to the savory Vietnamese Shaking Beef, the entire menu will transport you to a spice-filled, welcoming corner of the globe. No visit to RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen is complete without trying one of the signature desserts prepared in our in-house bakery including our Caramelized Banana Custard Cake and Warm Coconut Doughnuts. Taking our name from an essential ingredient used in Asian cooking, RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen was created by restaurateur David Overton and Singapore-raised, New York-trained chef Mohan Ismail.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Southeast Asian, Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 552-9988
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mohan Ismail
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room is perfect for a smaller, gathering and can accommodate up to 12 people for a truly intimate dining experience. Featuring a secluded patio with a tranquil water wall and comprehensive presentation equipment provides an ideal setting for a wide range of occasions.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Room Coordinator: (888) 876-5472
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking is located in the Westfield parking structure and is complimentary for the first 3 hours with validation.
Valet is also available and is located on Santa Monica Boulevard.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour is every day from 4-6:30PM in the courtyard and bar areas.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Everyone in our group had the tasting menu which was delicious. It took a very long time however to get our drinks after we sat down and it would’ve been nice for us to get at least one of them comped or they could’ve taken off the $5 supplement charge for the beef dish we ordered. There was a mistake on the bill too, we were charged for something that we shouldn’t have been and they took it off. Always look at the bill!

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I did not like the outdoor table due to the traffic noise, especially from motorcycles going by the restaurant. At multiple occasions my business conversation was interrupted due to the high traffic noise.

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RW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

was a little disappointed in the service. ordered a nigiri sake for $12 and when it came it was in cordial glass. I asked the server about and she said oh the bottle is a better deal but it is still small. why didn't she tell me to begin with? other sushi restaurants 12 covers the whole bottle. The host did seat me in a great quiet location however! Food was great as usual.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal. We were celebrating a birthday and we did happy hour. Great service

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GM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife to RockSugar for her birthday. She absolutely loved the look and feel of the restaurant. It is an Asian theme with large art and wood carved tables throughout. It is on the North End of the newly updated Westfield Century City Shopping Center and has a very nice vibe. The service was impeccable with our waiter attentive to my daughter's food allergies. The rib appetizer and calamari were very good and the Princess Shrimp were my favorites. I highly recommend the food and service for whenever you feel like a trip to Asian cuisine on the Westside/Beverly Hills.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was and you had to ask several times to take care of the problem. They need better training in customer service.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Thai beef salad I've? ever had!

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ES
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Used to come here every time we visited LA, so several times/year. Loved it... unfortunately something changed this last time... service much less attentive, food was late and so-so. I think they are busy all the time so they are starting to care less... too bad, this is how the slide under usually starts!

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b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating daughter starting her freshman year at UCLA

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the decor. Staff was nice and helpful.

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f
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

very good food; not too much noise to block conversation; excellent service

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

quality of food was less good than a year ago. service was good

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J
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The appetizer wing are to die for!

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L
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Rock Sugar for its variety and service. The bar is quite nice too. The indoor/outdoor seating is a fun environment for good friends to get together and share a drink.

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CG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place checks all the boxes (except one!) of an excellent dining experience... the food, service and ambiance is incredible. The decor is so lavish, yet zen. My only complaint was the hostess. When asked if we could sit in the patio, (after she started walking to a table) she was incredibly annoyed. She walked us back to the hostess stand and copped a bit more of an attitude before agreeing to let us sit in patio area. Mind you, we had reservations and the place was not packed. I am baffled with the elitist hostess attitude these days, especially since they set the tone of your first impression. Other than the rude hostess, the wait staff were exceptionally good!

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Atmosphere and service was good. The food was honestly horrendous and tasted like something had been poorly heated in the microwave from a previously frozen box. Will not return here again.

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QG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Food is always good and the service is impeccable! Beautifully decorated restaurant! I highly recommend it!

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M
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

love this restuarnt but very disappointed that they recently changed the menu and removed many of my favorite items...bring them back !!

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time, and it will not be our last!

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

Wonderfull

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quality service and food, the bartender was very helpful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow. I've come here for lunch many times during lunch - it was far better service and food. I think the kitchen and staff were overwhelmed - but that is not excuse for cold food arriving late to the table. It took more than 20 minutes to even take our order down once we were seated.

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SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to restaurant for special occasions in addition to always a nice place to stop for lunch or light meal after shopping. We love everything about Rock Sugar, the fresh menu, the top-notch staff, and the gorgeous decor.

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JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the pork belly tacos, the green Thai curry, and the butter chicken. The service was friendly and prompt.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The RockSugar Butter Cake and Lychee Mules were really good. Vegetarian Samosas that looked like egg rolls were super crunchy and hot.

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

You can never go wrong with Rock Sugar no matter what time of the day. The Cucumber Lemonade sets the tone for the meal. GREAT AMBIANCE!!!

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Upon entrance, I very pleased by the ambiance, as I was greeted by the soundtrack of birds and other tropical noises. The vibe was nice for an evening with friends, a romantic date, or a casual meal, after some shopping at the mall! The food was nothing spectacular, but it satisfied. With that being said, I’m not sure I would go again. I’d prefer to go to Eataly, in the same plaza!

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had eaten at RockSugar previously and really enjoyed the entire experience. When my son had come home for the holidays we decided to treat ourselves to a family dinner. Our waiters were unhelpful, the brown rice was not cooked and we had to spit it out. Also items appeared in random order. The appetizers, curry and noodles was fantastic. Moreover the restaurant was not even busy to explain the lack of attention from our waiters.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food menu and customer services for happy hour or dining

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I have gone there many times and also introduced the restaurant to friends of mine. I always order the Jicama Grapefruit salad, this time though, and this is the first time, the kitchen forgot to add the caramelized walnuts to the salad. My friends who were there for the first time, may be didn't care that much. What made matters worse, I told the waiter and he literally brings us 3 walnuts??? We ordered two of those salads? And there are usually at least 10 of those caramelized walnuts in one salad. Company cut back comes to mind? LOL Disappointing - because the sour and bitter grapefruits dressing was perfectly balanced with the sweet caramelized Walnuts. Will I go back there? Possibly, but only if they give me in writing that I will get the walnuts!

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d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great selection. Knowledgeable service.

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AD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was couples’ date night. We choose this restaurant at random and it exceeded our expectations! Food was great so were the drinks!!

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never had a complaint, doesn’t matter how many times we order a plate, the taste is always the same... and if select a new dish, it’s also delicious. Great place!!

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JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was great and the atmosphere was awesome. Most restuarants have one or the other but this one had both. The entire staff was very friendly. Our waitress Jessica was the best! She answered all of questions in regards to healthy food choices and knew the menu inside and out. We had a great experience and we will definitely be going back for dinner in the near future.

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ES
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wait staff. We eat here often-it never disappoints!

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T
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful space and the food is delicious Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting dishes and what quantity would be right for our group. They validate parking in century city and they do a great job of packing up leftovers, giving you a "hat check" and holding them at the exit.Unfortunately the acoustics make for a very loud atmosphere.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

It was very decevant
The food wasnt so good
No tasty
Thé service wasnt professionnal

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I have been here about 5 times and everyone I come I try something new. Have not been disappointed at all

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SM
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a terrific restaurant if you like Asian food. Every order was brought hot and quick.

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D
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Portions are too large for two people. Food was just OK. I might return but only with a large group.

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