Little Sister

1131 Manhattan Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Photo: Anne Fishbein Salt and pepper lobster, butter fried shallots, fried chiles and garlic at Little Sister


  • Daily 5pm-12am
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Little Sister in Manhattan Beach is not cute American food with Asian accents. There's a purity of intention that shines through. Chef Tin Vuong's dishes are boldly spicy where appropriate, unapologetically funky, bursting with flavor. Those Sichuan noodles come swimming in a sauce of musky lamb, with pea shoot tendrils, roasted peanuts and a slow burn that builds as you slurp. The Burmese curry swathes its okra in a beguiling sweet sauce, built from tomato and tamarind and complex spicing. Kima platha, a crisp, pocketlike flatbread stuffed with ground chili-infused lamb, comes atop a rich, coconut curry lentil sauce. —Besha Rodell

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