Little Sister - Irvine
Dishes blend and balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences. The menu is continually and progressively evolving, reflecting inspiration and the seasons. Chef Tin curates the restaurant's wine and beverage program with a focus on intriguing labels, both domestically and from around the world.
Food is great. Full of flavor.
We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened in OC. the service was poor as you always have to chase down the waitress or waiter. One time our chicken were uncooked imagine you had to track down the waitress to let her know .. last night we ordered 4 dishes. The main dish never came. After waited for half an hour we decided it was not worth the wait any more.
A Fay early celebrating Father’s Day and we ordered quite a few dishes and devoured them all. Had a great experience.
Just okay for us. Certainly not good enough for the high prices.
Awesome, one of the best restaurants in Irvine! Gotta try their lemon fried chicken and chocolate cake.
Great atmosphere. The vibe and decor was incredible. Food was amazing, especially the dumplings and the lemongrass chicken wings. Service was mediocre. It took a while to be greeted but after that it was okay. Music was BLASTING. And to make matters worse it was explicit early 2000s rap music. You could hear them switching the song when something really inappropriate came up. My only big complaint that made me give 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 was the fact is that was girlfriends 25th birthday and they could have cared less. I put the special occasion listed when I made the reservation and I also told out server. Nothing was done. Not even a small dessert or anything. When you spend at least 250 dollars on dinner and made it clear you are there celebrating an occasion and literally NOTHING was done, it’s quite upsetting. This is the reason I won’t be coming back.
Food was ok. But if you want real Vietnamese food. Do not come here.
Overall experience is good. Menu is sort of confusing, just different, hard to read, font are small. Servers were friendly and helpful.
No complimentary dessert for birthday celebrant. =(
Thank you for the service.
Food is always excellent, fresh and very tasty. We are happy you have opened in Irvine so that we can visit more often.
everything was perfect except the music choice and level was too loud and head pounding. think biggie smalls and Tupac re 1990. it was hard to have a conversation or unwind and relax. outside seating is perfect. despite the music, I cant wait to go back and try out the rest of the menu, everything was delicious, creative, and different from taste to presentation. next time ill just request to sit outside.
The service not as good as the standard, looks rack of management
I've been to Little Sister in Manhattan and DTLA, and this location did not disappoint. You never know with expansions, but this was perfect. The chicken thighs even better than I had remembered. Rice papers were lovely. And OMG - that strawberry cake dessert was perfection on a plate.
Tastiest Vietnamese food ever! So glad they have a location close to San Diego. Been dying to come here since the pandemic hit. Everything here is super tasty and staff with very friendly. Cocktails are a must!
Food and drinks were amazing. Our server was amazing as well. The hostess unfortunately was not warm or welcoming. The hostess seated other parties before ours despite the fact that we were early, had a reservation, and all parties were present.
Waiter was polite but overall we were neglected. We left dying of thirst. The pho was brought out without the accompanying greens and sauces. The sea bass was raw and the quality/flavor of the fish was not fresh tasting. The restaurant needs more waitstaff and oddly has no busboys to clear dishes or serve water.
We ( wife and myself ) enjoy this place the food is great interesting and the staff is very friendly. We enjoy the great location.and hours.
We like many of their dish but do not ask me their names the wait staff is very helpful with us we like this rice soup with chicken and a seafood rice dish
It is a Vietnamese which is new to us but we are really enjoy learning about the dishes
Excellent for a night out. Great food, drinks and atmosphere
It took us waiting more than 30 minutes even with reservation and the noise was very loud. We can't hear clearly from the server especially with mask on. The menu is too simple and not well explained. Presentation of food is great but taste OK! Over priced!
The food here is excellent!! I only wish that they would turn the music down...I have heard similar complaints and reviews from others...Not sure why they don't fix the problem...It's so bad, it's almost impossible to hold a conversation or hear your server.
Super tasty lots of flavor and great service it was very busy and lively highly recommend to Asian food lovers
The food was delicious! Wow! This was such a fun experience we can’t wait to do it again!
Great meal. Will be back.
Please change music too much Hip Hop Rap.
Food and drinks were excellent but music too loud
Second time having the Shaky beef and it was too stringy to eat.
Also the octopus salad was so chewy, couldn’t eat most of the octopus, couldn’t even cut with knife...
should have sent both back but brought my friend and didn’t want to complain.
Staff was lovely.
Service was excellent and food was great and big portion as well!
I've been to two other Little Sister restaurants and the Spectrum location did not disappoint. The food served was paced well and the service was wonderful. The ambiance was great, the music was good, but was a little loud to have conversations across a table. Will definitely revisit again soon. Probably one of the best restaurants I've been to down here in Orange County.
Best new place for us!
Everything was perfect! I just wish the music was a little softer, but this is definitely going to be my favorite restaurant!
No celebratory dessert provided when reservations asked, “What is the special occasion?/ What are we celebrating?”
Such an amazing place to have a meal! And the Irvine location is just gorgeous. You won't regret it!
We had already eaten at another Little Sister location, glad to see one closer to home! Food and service were great! Will definitely be back!
The food was some of the best food I have had in a very long time. The service was impeccable and they treat you like family from the moment you sit down. Sit at the bar if you can... what an amazing experience! I want to go back and try everything on the menu. It was too hard to decide our favorite dishes. The tunes were incredible too. Whoever made that play list knows that they're doing.
Outdoor Seating was pretty tightly close to the table next to us, for COVID this wasn’t good , otherwise we loved the place !
I have been a fan of Little Sister for a few years now. My office was a short walk from the downtown LA location and it was always busy and delicious. We visited the Irvine location for our anniversary celebration and it was just perfect! So very happy to be this close to such a delicious restaurant. Staff was wonderful and the food was spot on! Will definitely be returning on a regular basis. If you haven’t tried Little Sister, do yourself a favor and drop by/make a reservation. Well done!!!!
Food did not match prices
Terrific experience with such delicious food - we will be back
No high chair provided
My husband and I both had upset stomach after having dinner there. Food was okay and not worth the price. Service wasn’t good either. Won’t go back.
Little Sister - Irvine is rated 4.5 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.