When Little Sister first opened in late 2015, it was instantly one of our favorite restaurants in DTLA, and a year and a half later, it remains at the top of the list. Apparently, we are not alone.  We recently dined there on a Monday night, and the place was packed.  Little Sister serves Southeast Asian inspired food that is delicious, and if you haven’t eaten there yet stop reading and make your reservations now.  

Our favorite dish is the Shaky Shaky Beef ($31).  It’s one of the most expensive dishes on the menu, but it’s worth it.  The beef is perfect and the rice that comes with it is even better.  But on this most recent visit, the Shaky Shaky Beef got a little competition.  The Pan Fried E-Fu Noodle ($19) with confit shredded pork, long beans and tea egg was amazing.  It’s our co-favorite.  Next time we visit we will have to order them both, I can’t choose a favorite.  They are both so good!



As usual, we ordered too much food.  The Salt & Pepper Lobster ($43) served with butter fried shallots, fried chilies and garlic comes to the table steaming hot.  This dish was great, but would be so much better if it was served out of the shell.

The Grilled Prawns ($17) served with cabbage mix, mango, cucumber, onion, cashews and  lemongrass-cilantro dressing was a hit.  So was the Balinese Fried Meatballs ($10.75) served with cilantro-mint chutney and pickled okra.  We were not fans of the Pho Banh Cuon ($13.25) with beef & tendon, herbs, lettuce and pickled onion.  It was good, but a bit boring compared to all the other dishes …and if we were not full enough, we then ordered the Bread Pudding ($9) for dessert.  This meal was a few days ago, and I’m still full!


Little Sister is one of the best restaurants in DTLA.  It’s open daily from 10am to 10pm, but make your reservations in advance because this place does get booked up quickly. Don’t forget to order the Shaky Shaky Beef AND the E-Fu Noodles.  YUM!

LITTLE SISTER 523 West 7th Street (between Grand & Olive) 213.628.3146


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