Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.00mi
  2. Distance: 0.18mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.61mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.00mi
  2. Distance: 0.18mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.61mi

About RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen

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.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Southeast Asian, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(310) 552-9988

Website:
http://www.rocksugarkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour is every day from 4-6:30PM in the courtyard and bar areas.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mohan Ismail

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

Special Events & Promotions:
RockSugar has multiple spaces available for private parties and large party bookings. Please contact the Event Coordinator at PrivateEvents@RockSugarKitchen.com or call 310.552.9988.

Private Dining

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.

RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Special Occasion (45)
See All
Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for Groups (32)
Great for Lunch (32)
Fun (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Casual (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Romantic (24)
Business Meals (23)
Spicy (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Authentic (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Cozy (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Bar Seating (11)
People Watching (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Healthy (8)
Scenic View (8)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Sort by
S
2718 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

we had a great time celebrating bday and valentines. The food was hot and delicious. Beautiful restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed. The food reminded me of a tourist trap. Nice presentation, but poor quality and badly prepared. I sent my dinner (salmon) back twice before surrendering. Though in fairness, nothing was great, only adequate at best. I wasn't expecting traditional or authentic. I was expecting flavor beyond bottled teriyaki sauce and salt (lots of salt). To end on a bright note, the wait staff is excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Great water service. Wasn’t happy that they would try to bus the table when I was obviously in the middle of a conversation. Food was good, not incredible. Buts a mall restaurant so it was good for a mall restaurant.
Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day a week in advance so we were seated right away which was great. Over all it was lovely and I would go again

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

We were a party of 2 dining on Valentine Day. We had a variety of appetizers to include Samosa - which were cold and had to be sent back and upon return weren’t much better, they weren’t hot they were warm - we also had Spring rolls that were about the same in temperature as the Samosa, warm but not hot - we also had the Crunchy Calamari which was as advertised, good texture and the accompanying sauces were surprisingly tasty. As we moved to the main event we ordered the Whole Fish which was Bass, this dish was a disappointment as it didn’t taste as if it were cooked as thoroughly as it should have been. For those who know this dish, it requires work and a bit of patience given you have to skillfully work your way around the bones in the fish and I have to admit that my effort wasn’t rewarded with what has the potential to be a very good menu option if done right - I wouldn’t recommend this dish. The service was good and attentive our server did his job well but the kitchen staff let him down. The restaurant was very trendy in appearance but perhaps darker than it had to be. On balance this was a disappointing dining experience for us as we are visiting from out of town. We decided to try this place from reviews we read which by in large were very good, however given our dining experience I wonder what other diners saw that we missed.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines dinner was great, food was good quality and service was fast and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Food is way too sweet....drinks take forever to receive every time we come

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I ate here for lunch. We had vegetable spring rolls which we shared and each had a curry dish. The food was excellent. The service was also very good. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. I definitely recommend Rock Sugar for either lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

LOVE this place!! Although they took away the tasting menu, which was amazing and a solid value, since the last time I had been

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was creative and delicious and the service was excellent

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Drinks were delicious. Loved the coco cocktail drink.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great food and terrific drinks! We always look forward to being with friends at RockSugar!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The south Asian dishes are sub par

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The staff is always so helpful and friendly. The food is creative and delicious and the ambiance is Asian fusion. I go here often for Asian food and this restaurant is consistently good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Was a bit salty but that’s Asian for you.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Second time being at RockSugar and it was just as excellent as our first dinner! The food is extremely tasty with a variety to appeal to all tastes. The service is exceptional with an attentive wait staff making even a normal dinner out special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Loved the food

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

What a beautiful restaurant. Absolutely incredible Decour and the food was out rages as well as the non-alcohol beverages such as the cold tea and a cucumber lemonade.

Definitely going back! And so inexpensive.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I've been here many times specially when I have guests from out of town they seems to enjoy and very impressed with the food, ambiance and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This is my go-to spot for meeting friends and/or doing casual business. The food is consistently good, and served very is excellent. Love it!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Live Sports, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food is exceptional and the cocktails are too. Most notably, the design and architecture are a treasure to behold.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Spicy, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

1st time being here at it was amazing.Started off with the pork buns which were "Amazing" then came the fried rice with egg and the whole Fish.
The drinks amazing. I forgot the name but, it's the last one on the Specialty drink menu the coco u believe.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time here, but won’t be the last. Service was great and the food was outstanding. A very good menu. Our waitress was very helpful in assisting us in choosing some popular items. Thumbs up!!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Century City Mall is much more inviting and easy to get to and from parking lot once you know where you are... Greeter a bit aloof - server very professional and very accommodating for gluten free options and wonderful service by all staff throughout meal- food (pad thai and curry) came out quickly- hot and plentiful for sharing! Looking forward to going back again and again to try more choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Went for DINE LA and some parts where good, not up to their normal quality...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

No wait. Waiter staff was great. Food was excellent!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great ambience, delicious food and fabulous service!! :)
We had not been back in a couple years and cannot believe we've stayed away that long, going back again very soon.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went during restaurant week, and it was an excellent deal. There were plenty of selctions to choose from on the menu. The food was delicious. The service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Made reservations via Open Table for our group. Decor is neat and different and We were excited to give it a try. When we arrived it took a while for them to seat us. It was a cold windy evening and they brought the eight of us to an outside table in a wind tunnel. There was no protection on this side of their patio and th wind whipped right through. We walked by two other large unoccupied tables in a protected section. We informed the hostess that we needed a different option and suggested the two tables we passed. She went back to get a manager, hitch took a while, who informed us that it would be a long wait for a different table. We suggested the open tables and by the time she made her decision to seat us there, other parties had already been seated there. They created a table for us in the protected patio area. While we ate, another group was brought to our original table and refused to sit there as well.

Server was pleasant and accommodating. Food was good but nothing spectacular. We ordered both the chicken and veggie samosas which were probably my favorite, lettuce Wraps, Brussels sprouts, shaking beef, flat rice noodles, carmel chicken and a shrimp dish. Perhaps the start has colored my overall opinion but I won’t be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Allen was a fantastic server. We were completely taken care of, from my vegetarian friend to the birthday girl. I can't believe I've never been here. The dishes were delicious, the decor GORGEOUS, the seating uber comfortable. When it's warm enough I'd love to do happy hour at the tables with fire pits in front. I would come here again and again with a small group or a really big one. The employees are consummate professionals and you can relax and have fun.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vegan, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server was fantastic, all of her recommendations were spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was great except the booth felt cramped.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun atmosphere. Great service. We had a quick bite. Liked the spicy chicken meatball appetizer. Looking forward to exploring more of the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My sister and I opted for several appetizers and two vegetable selections. Really quite yummy.
And lovely service

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The ambiance is spectacular and puts one in a very comfortable mood for enjoying this type of cuisine. The servers are very friendly, and the food is delicious. The menu selection is quite good as well and varies to please many taste buds.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Enjoyed my experience, the service was impeccable. Cannot wait to go back and try more items off the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It's always a treat to eat here! Great variety of creative, delicious food and a wonderful place to share conversation

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The location, ambiance, food and service are stellar! Looking forward to a return trip!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

After hunting for parking, and working through the maze to get to the restaurant, it's worth the trek. We had to wait maybe 20 minutes with a reservation, but it was Saturday night and the place was jammed. Our server was awesome, drinks and meals were prompt and hot, and VERY tasty.
This is one of my favorite spots to take out-of-town guests.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and the flavors were amazing!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.