Little Sister

Asian Fusion

  • 89
  • 2016 Best Asian
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Overview

Little Sister is a trendy, destination Manhattan Beach restaurant that keeps the music loud, turning out seasonal small plates that pull heavily from Vietnamese cuisine and all over Asia. Flavor-forward Asian fusion dishes, like salt and pepper lobster fried rice, are served in an industrial-chic dining room with California-centric wines, sake and beer.

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What the Food critics are Saying

“[Chef Tin Vuong’s] passion for artfully combining Asian foods has flowered at Little Sister, where Singaporean, Vietnamese, Thai, Nepalese and other cuisines are the basis for a globalized Asian cuisine. The menu changes frequently based on the availability of arcane ingredients and on Chef Tin’s own inspiration, and it’s safe to say that no matter how much you know about Asian cuisines, the kitchen here has something to teach you.” – Easy Reader News

“Even when Vuong plays games of multicultural mash-up, it works. The tenderest duck you've ever had comes as a satay, the skewers resting over caramelized pear and almonds. Pear also shows up in the beef tartare, along with pine nuts and bone marrow vinaigrette. And a quail dish is raucously international in scope — Indian-spiced, served with Middle Eastern–style yogurt, mint chutney, pickled kumquat, and fried green tomatoes straight out of the Southern repertoire.” – LA Weekly

“Vietnamese anti-fusion with a punk rock heart” – LA Times

“Dishes are boldly spicy where appropriate, unapologetically funky, bursting with flavor.” – LA Weekly

From the Chef

“This is what I ate growing up. That is why this food is pretty personal. It is a part of who I am.” - Chef Tin Vuong

Ambience

Rap music and street art décor provide a bold backdrop to the intimate space, creating a relaxed, casual feel. Seating options include a long banquette, a handful of tables, a communal table, and counter with a view of the food prep action.

ACCOLADES

  • Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2015, 2016 — Los Angeles Times
  • LA's 20 Hottest New Restaurants 2016  Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 24 out of 30

Menu for Little Sister

Main Menu

The Beginnings

  • Fried Calamari red sauce
    $9.00
  • Crab Cakes lemon caper remoulade house slaw
    $13.00
  • Shrimp Cocktail horseradish cream, cocktail sauce
    $10.00
  • Mussels And Clams white wine garlic butter sauce, pei mussels, clams or both
    $9.00
  • Artichoke Spinach Dip
    $11.00
    With Lobster $4.00
  • Shrimp And Lobster Wonton (7) cream cheese and green onion
    $9.00
  • Ceviche
    $12.00
  • Tuna Tartare shaved fennel, watermelon radishes, capers, shallots
    $13.00

Chowders

  • New England Chowder bacon, red bliss potatoes
    Cup $3.00
    Bowl $6.00
  • Lobster Bisque roasted lobster, bourbon vanilla cream
    Cup $3.00
    Bowl $6.00

From The Garden

  • Southampton Seafood Salad seared tuna, baby greens, avocado, raspberry vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • East Hampton Caesar Salad white anchovies, brioche croutons
    $9.00
    Add Chicken $4.00
  • Roasted Beet Salad arugula, goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • West Hampton Cobb Salad roasted turkey, smoked bacon, romaine, cherry tomatoes, bleu cheese, candied walnuts
    $12.00
  • Hampton House Salad shaved onions, cherry tomatoes choice of honey mustard vinaigrette, raspberry vinaigrette, honey wine vinaigrette
    $7.00

Grilled Seafood

  • Salmon served with a lobster cream sauce
    $19.00
  • Shrimp (4) grilled shrimp served with chimichurri sauce
    $18.00
  • Swordfish served with a mustard sauce
    $18.00
  • Mahi Mahi with pineapple mango sauce
    $19.00
  • Seafood Scallops served with risotto in a mango sauce
    $19.00

Pub Burgers And Sandwiches

  • Amagansett Lobster Roll lobster salad, toasted roll
    $16.00
  • Montauk Burger house blend beef or turkey patty, white cheddar, beef steak tomato, arugula, chipotle aioli, kaiser roll
    $9.00
  • Block Island Pulled Pork Sandwich (3) bbq sauce glazed pork, homemade pickles, with a side of house slaw
    $12.00

Land Lovers

  • Fried Chicken country style fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy
    $16.00
  • Pan-seared Half Chicken mashed potatoes, root vegetables
    $16.00
  • Filet Mignon 6 oz. with shoestring fries
    $19.00

East Coast Flat Breads

  • Bbq Pulled Pork Pizza
    $10.00
  • Chopped Salad Pizza with ricotta
    $10.00
  • Prosciutto, Wild Mushroom, Crispy Shallots, Arugula
    $12.00
  • Build Your Own Flat Bread toppings: turkey sausage, crimini mushrooms, asparagus, artisanal mozzarella, pulled pork, bacon, ricotta, caramelized onions, prosciutto, kalamata olives, goat cheese ($1 each)
    $7.00

Specials

  • Lobster Tacos shaved cabbage, avocado
    $14.00
  • Fish Tacos shaved cabbage, avocado, spicy tomato cream
    $11.00
  • Beer Battered Fish And Chips fresh cod, shoestring fries, lemon caper tarter sauce
    $12.00
  • Lobster Mac And Cheese gruyere, mozzarella, smoked gouda
    $11.00

Extras

  • Roasted Beets And Goat Cheese
    $6.00
  • Quinoa with radicchio and cherries, dried cranberries
    $6.00
  • Grilled Vegetables
    $6.00
  • Corn On The Cob
    $6.00
  • Baby Red Mashed Potatoes
    $6.00
  • Sweet Potato Fries
    $5.00
  • Shoestring Fries
    $5.00
  • Coleslaw
    $5.00

1131 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Industrial, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (310) 545-2096
  • Private Dining Room: No