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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
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

This Valentine’s Day only, Chef Mohan is offering four courses with exclusive entrees like Indonesian Grilled Chicken Rendang and Tandoori King Salmon. Make it an evening your special someone will never forget!

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Special Occasion (35)
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Good for Birthdays (33)
Fun (27)
Casual (27)
Business Meals (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Romantic (22)
Spicy (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and the flavors were amazing!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Tried this place based on recommendation from valet at the Beverly Hilton. He said he has heard only positive feedback about this place and we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and you get what you pay for. Excellent date night and the ambiance is amazing! Would highly recommend and we're definitely coming back!

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 (東京)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The restaurant interior is definitely a wow. From the moment you walk in you will be mesmerized by the intricate details of the design of the restaurant.

The staff is friendly too.

The food is good. The menu focuses on southeast Asian dishes which is unique and a good change form the normal routine.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

You have to order the butter cake from the dessert menu, best there is!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our table was not ready when we arrived, when they setup a table it was located outside the dining room inside the bar area right in front of the kitchen entrance, it would have been like sitting in front of a highway. We asked for another table and were told that we would have to wait, we did for 13.48-min then decided to dine elsewhere.

We have dined at RockSugar multiple times, but this time we were extremely disappointed!

Regard.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love the place! Just didn't find the purpose on making reservations when it took a while to be seated. My reservation was at 8pm and got seated till 8:30ish.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great atmosphere and good food. The bar was a little slow getting drinks to the tables, but once they arrived... they were great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our third time at Rocksugar and we were not disappointed. Love that place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Me and my girlfriends got together for dinner. I am a repeat customer; my 2 friends were first-timers. For me the food was even better than my first visit. My 2 guests (1 a vegetarian) raved about the dishes we ordered. The server was attentitive and expedient. It was a great dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We eat here all of the time. Great food and ambiance. The staff is friendly.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Organic, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Loved it. Service and food were very good. My first time eating Salmon and it was delicious. It was seasoned so perfectly that the taste was very flavorful. Each dish had the right spice and flavors.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is my favorite Asian restaraunt in LA, so so yummy, I go or order from them weekly

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

One of my favorite fine dining restaurants of the past year. Such a BEAUTIFUL environment! Like dining in a palace.
All of the food I have had (on many occasions) has been great quality and excellent flavors.
It's a trip to the orient!
The presentations are lovely to look at and very delicious. certainly enticing!
I would recommend this restaurant very highly.
And I am a CHEF!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was wonderful!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Since we know the restaurant, we decided with my family to have dinner on new year's eve. We ordered like 4-5 different dishes to share all and it was the best. The food was outstanding, tasty, a great fusion of Asian food. The service like always was excellent.

I highly recommend it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Rock Sugar is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The ambiance is lovely, beautiful decor and cool vibe in the main room. The entry area has open air seating with fire pits, great for cocktails and appetisers. Many vegetarian options. I love their eggplant, and the spicy cauliflower. Great curries and noodle dishes. If you eat animal, the Malaysian Salmon is very good, but the star of the menu is their Shaking Beef.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vegan, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service is slow.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very attentive service, good food, interesting Pan-Asian variety. While some of the entrees may be vegetarian, not a good place for a vegetarian or vegan. Overall, a tasty and pleasing experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our second time here in as many years. We went with kids. Overall, all excellent. They bring out the food as it gets ready and is more geared towards family style eating. so if someone is very picky and cant eat many different items, that'll be an issue. But overall was very good food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've been here many times but this was my first somewhat disappointing experience. It was a very busy Saturday night and the service suffered. We received dessert but no silverware and we could not get anyone's attention. The whole thing melted. The bill was settled prior to this happening so a 20% tip was already left, unfortunately.

I love this place for the food and ambiance but it is pricey and I expect better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Ambiance! Awesome for a group occasion. Drinks and appetizers are wonderful. They also have a great happy hour.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food here is amazing!!! A Los Angeles trip would not be complete without eating at Rock Sugar. Must have the Thai chicken wings and Shaking beef. Also, the ambience and decor is unique and second to none. You will definitely not be disappointed with any food choices here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Early reservation meant we got a great both with nice views of the beautiful restaurant. Food was tasty but shrimp dish sounded tastier on paper. service was great and space is amazing!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant for a romantic date or a group gathering.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

While the entrance to this restaurant was beautiful and our cocktails were very interesting everything else including our server was “just ehh”
Appetizers were undercooked.
No options for children.
Least fave spot so far while traveling in California.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. Plates for sharing. Great food!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I've heard a lot about this place, but I was not impressed with the food at all. Each dish was not seasoned well, and some combinations were questionable. The Tuna Tartar was imbalanced, had no flavor, and the pomegranate did not work. Ambience was amazing for a mall restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Usually RockSugar is great, but tonight they seemed under-staffed. We waited a long time for our food, which was great as usual once it did arrive. At one point I went to the server's station to get some water as no one had been around to fill glasses at all. It was disappointing but won't stop us from coming back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place! Beautiful decor! Really sweet and efficient staff/servers! Delicious food! Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was delicious! The ambiance was tremendous!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and food. Warm and welcoming atmosphere with toddler, baby, and for birthday occasion for 6 adults.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants!
It’s a quick, yummy trip to Thailand...

Love the color changing walls, the tomato
Chutney, the exotic drinks and Kula Lumpor
Noodles!

They should open in Santa Monica and
Manhattan Beach :)

Love you Rock Sugar!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding. Lovely and delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very bad service after complaint or reminding them about no one has come to take out order and then the manger took it then it came 35 min later !!! Very disappointed again it’s always bad service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great place to eat. The food is varied, creative, and delicious. There is a lovely warm Asian fusion ambience in the decor. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful. A good time was had by all.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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