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Little Sister
Asian Fusion Restaurant$$
Today 12–3:30PM, 5PM–12AM
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1131 Manhattan Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
1131 Manhattan AvenueUSCaliforniaManhattan Beach90266
$$Asian Fusion Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 12–3:30PM, 5PM–12AM
Saturday 12–3:30PM, 5PM–12AMSunday 12–3:30PM, 5–10PMMonday 5–10PMTuesday 5–10PMWednesday 5–10PMThursday 5–10PMFriday 12–3:30PM, 5PM–12AM
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Funky bistro with Singaporean shophouse feel, serving Euro-accented Asian eats, craft beers & wines.- Google
"The bhutanese red rice are also good with its lamb bacon and fried egg on top."
"Really like grilled duck, grilled pork rolls, and sugar cane shrimp."
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Andrzej Potasinski
3 months ago
Very nice cozy place with relaxing ambience, and smart interior design. Very friendly stuff and Delicious Asian - centered dishes (seefood hot pot was superb ) . I'd just remove the small TV screen above the bar as it doesn't fit the overall theme of the place.
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Ben Webb
7 months ago
The menu sounded interesting but the reality was meh. Billed as a gastropub but strangely had few beer options. Left me with 'white wedding stuck in my head, which may have been the highlight of the meal.
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Alexander Cain
a year ago
This modern Asian restaurant just two blocks away from the beach is a delicious treat for anyone looking for an upscale, hipsterish vibe with Pandora's party hip hop in the background. The portions are small and a bit pricey. I wanted to be upset about it but the food tasted so good I ignored those shortcomings. I recommend red-braised pork belly for anyone who doesn't mind a little swine in their lives. The bhutanese red rice are also good with its lamb bacon and fried egg on top. Be sure to get a reservation, because waiting times without them can be upwards of an hour and a half. I would also recommend skipping on the drinks, the drink menu is pretty limited and they only serve cold sake which I'm not a fan of but the food is sooo good.
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Gert Kruger
2 years ago
Wow! What a gem! The first night we tried the waiting time was 90 minutes, but Sunday evening we got a seat within minutes without a reservation. We sat at the bar counter with the souz chef doing his stuff right in front of us. The staff are very friendly and helpful, explaining the dishes in detail. The wine selection is awesome, although slightly pricey. The food was exceptional, to the extent that we returned Monday evening. This time we hardly sat down before the souz chef gave us a snack on the house as he recognised us from before. We had a similar great experience, but this time the owner chef joined us and offered us dessert and dessert wine - also on the house. The place is fairly new, but will certainly make its mark!
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Jeffrey Schrager
9 months ago
Little Sister was written up by Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold in "Best Dining by the Beach" in August 2014, and I think he nailed it. Chef Tin Vuong’s take on Vietnamese food is pretty spectacular. We began with Grilled Pork Spring Rolls and Myanmar Okra Curry...Yum! The Salt and Pepper Lobster was the star. The Larb Gai (Laotian chicken lettuce mix, herbs, peanuts, hard boiled egg, crispy noodle, and green chili lime vin) and Shaky Shaky Beef were excellent. What really put a finishing smile on my face was the Epoisse cheese finale with bacon-onion jam. If you've never tried this cave-aged, stinky, creamy cheese...well it's a French treasure. Little Sister was one of my most delightful dining experiences. I give it my highest rating.
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rene van Erk
2 months ago
Delicious Cambodian/Vietnam inspired food, with some other Asian flavors present as well
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Jay Andrews
a year ago
Great food along with a good wine made for a wonderful evening. The seating at the bar gives a great view of the chef they call "The Machine" at work. Quite a show!
Trang Thu Nguyen
a year ago
staff are very friendly, nice Vietnamese fusion food, warm and cosy atmosphere. really like grilled duck, grilled pork rolls, and sugar cane shrimp.