The Little Sister Hip LA Transplant opened at the Irvine Spectrum Center near the Apple Store.
As with the other places, the upscale Vietnamese cuisine is also presented here. Chef Tin Vuong is the head chef and Eddie Kim is the head chef.
Popular menu items include wobbly, wobbly beef; spicy lemongrass chicken; fried e-fu noodles with confit pork, long beans and tea infuser; caramelized shrimp, pork spare ribs and bacon served in a clay pot; and salt and pepper lobster with butter fried shallots, fried chilies and garlic.
There’s also a full bar with beer, wine, and a creative list of craft cocktails.
Founded by co-owners Vuong and Jed Sanford, the restaurant is located in downtown Los Angeles, on Redondo Beach and Huntington Beach (LSXO in Bluegold is temporarily closed) and is also coming to El Segundo.
The 3,546-square-foot restaurant has a 1,182-square-foot terrace and seats 168 at full capacity if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Decor includes murals and other artwork by Raul Gonzalez, who has created works for most of Little Sister’s other locations.
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“After last year of uncertainty, we couldn’t be more excited to open Little Sister at the Irvine Spectrum – the space, the energy, the fresh start were incredible,” Sanford said in an announcement.
Find it: 896 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949-800-8798, dinelittlesister.com.
To open: 11 am-3pm for lunch; Daily from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner.