It’s Little Sister day in Downtown, as the South Bay transplant is open as of right this moment. The Tin Vuong hotspot first gained a following from their original location in Manhattan Beach, serving inventive Southeast Asian-inspired fare alongside craft beer, international wines, and sake, but now brings those flavors (and more) to the Historic Core of the city.
Pushed right into the heart of the Financial District, with plans for all-day hours and a rotating menu, Little Sister DTLA hopes to simultaneously tackle the workaday crowd in the area, as well as the still-growing evening dining sector. That means savory Chinese doughnuts or congee in the A.M., banh mi sandwiches for lunch, and Vuong’s signature salt and pepper lobster for dinner. There’s even talk of a late-night, post-bar menu (Little Sister DTLA won’t have a full bar, just beer, wine and sake) for anyone cruising for a bite following an evening out.
The Jed Sanford/Blackhouse Hospitality project will carry the look of post-Colonial Vietnam, with the same graffiti touches familiar to anyone who’s stepped foot in the Manhattan Beach original. There’s seating for 50 inside, spread across communal tables and two- and four-tops, as well as a bar.
Little Sister DTLA is open now, and will keep daily hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with extended weekend evening hours.
Little Sister DTLA
523 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA