Ma'am Sir

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311 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Filipino
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Ma'am Sir is a work of love by chef Charles Olalia. The menu draws inspiration from dishes he grew up on and specifically, dishes from Panpanga. The dishes and drinks embody the beach culture of the Philippines in a fun and polished way.

We happily accept reservations online for groups up to 6. For parties over 7, please contact us at info@maamsirla.com. Reservations cannot be combined to make larger parties.

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Sun - Mon 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food surpassed my expectations.

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RL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

My girlfriend had been telling me we should try this place for a while now so we were both excited. The ambiance and menu itself is really amazing. The food was really tasty. The service fell short a bunch of times though. Had a reservation for brunch but they werent that crowded so wasnt necessary. However people sat after us were taken care of much sooner while we waited for menus and water for quite a while. Once the food arrived we noticed the Chicken Adobo didnt have any rice with it. Once we tracked down a server and let them know they forgot the rice, the woman paused for a very long time smiling in a weird way. It was really confusing hahah. She then told us that they were having issues with the rice and walked away to I assume check on it. We sat with our food waiting to see if we would get rice which is pretty important for the adobo because of how liquidy it is. Eventually she came back and said It wont be long. We didnt wait forever but it was long enough that our food cooled down quite a bit, probably 7 to 10 min before some else walked around with a tray of rice bowls handing them out to other tables and eventually ours. The person who dropped it at our table didnt say anything or look at us really. It just felt kind of weird. Ultimately if felt like they were having issues with the rice and wanted to see of they could get away with not including it for us by not acknowledging it at all, and then never apologized or adressed it really. Didnt make us feel very welcome. Again, the food was good but when spending 20plus a person for lunch, I would hope for a better over all service, it was bad enough it made our experience a bummer. 🙁

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LG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was Filipino Night at Dodger Night. So we enjoyed a pregame Pinoy grinds. And our party of 10 feasted. Food and service were fantastic and so yummy. We will definitely go back ♥️♥️♥️🇸🇽

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Meh. Go somewhere else. Totally overrated.

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V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I can't speak on the non-vegetarian options but if you're vegetarian, everything was just OK. The pancit was my favorite thing we ordered. The garlic fries had way too much garlic on them (and I love garlic). The cheddar and chive lumpia was tasty but nothing spectacular - it's just a cheese filled eggroll. The tofu was bleh - not very flavorful and rubbery. The garlic rice was again, way too garlic-y. We got charged for a salad we never received, even though I asked our waitress to bring that out first. They also managed to mix up our to-go bag with someone elses and laughed about it. Then when we got home, only 2 of the 4 plates I asked to have boxed up were in there and unfortunately for me, the pancit was missing. :(

I probably wouldn't go back but if I did, I would go during happy hour.

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T
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Was really disappointed. I had high hopes from the Instagram. They didn’t have the crab garlic noodles which looked like the best dish. The noodle dish we did get looked like a mushy pad Thai and tasted like vinegar. I didn’t realize there was actually crab in it until I got a tiny flake which looked like the hard boiled egg. The Lumpia were pretty sad. Not bad just not great. The chicken adobo was dry and lacked flavor. Dry chicken is a travesty at a restaurant. Everything just kind of fell flat. Under seasoned, over cooked and everything tasted like vinegar.

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BA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

loved the vibe and the food!!! Our waiters were incredibly nice and helpful in answering all of our q's!

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NE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambience and location. We were greeted and shown to our seats quickly. Cocktails were wonderful to start. The menu is straightforward and designed for sharing, which is great because everything looks good. Dessert was fantastic as well.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Space is airy and comfortable. Food is consistent and reliable. Ambience is cool and laid-back. Drinks are great. Thank you to the front of the house staff and to the back of the house for a well run shop. Shoutout to chef Charles! We'll be back.

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r
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We're not from the area, but it is our second time around visiting Ma'am Sir and LOVED the food and experience! We will visit again!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic time, Filipino food on that next level!

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Can’t wait to visit again and try the rest of the menu!

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MI
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so refreshing to eat Filipino food at a swanky place and with such great people. I cannot stand those other Filipino restaurants with attitude. The soursop martini was the best. The ube butter was amazing. The kare kare was delicious. We will be back for more.🤗🤗

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F
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were looking forward trying this place. We read some good reviews. But it was not a good experience. We came for late dinner. They were packed. We had a reservation. Most people were about to leave when we arrived. The wait between our appetizer and main entrees was almost an hour. Overall, we had to stay for 2 hours. Most of it was waiting. The salpicao steak was really disappointing to pay $40. The meat was too chewy w/ big chunk of fat. Even to pay it for $20 is not worth it. The crispy pork belly was good. Just don’t know what to do with the big lettuce on the side. The liver sauce was garlicky but tasted good. The shrimp lumpia w/ uni was good. The rice at $4 was overpriced. The sizzling sisig was good except we didn’t like the texture of sweetbread in it. It was like trying to chew a gum. I hope they’ll improve their service & steak. It was okay to try. But won’t probably be back again.

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OT
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Can be great if you chose wisely.

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Z
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious but super slow service. My friends smoothie didn’t come until we were about to get the check and took 30 minutes to get a cup of tea. Would go back for the food though

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Z
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always thought we needed an update with Filipino food, this place offers a fun modern twist. My family definitely enjoyed our experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This would be our third time at Ma’am Sir and as usual it doesn’t disappoint.

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

The people and service were great. Experience overall not as great. I would understand the music to be louder if it were night time, but for brunch, music was too loud. Also the food was not terrible but I would not say it was worth the price.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best. Game’s always 100

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Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently innovative, wish they retain some menu items a bit longer, like sizzling eggplant, mushrooms, thao farms salad, vegetable tempura, cauliflower.

But I like that they put back the mango pudding. And fried bangus is crispy and good.

I love that you this resto is listening to critiques.

A friend did not want to order vegetable pancit, she did not like it in a prior order. May I suggest you add oyster sauce to give it some flavor and sautee shiitake mushrooms with red onions together with garlic, add oyster sauce and also deep fry the rice noodles and add oyster sauce. See how that improves your pancit?

Actually take time to eat at Tatang Noho's in the Valley. You will fibd the balance and elegant flavors we are used to.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, food, cocktails, ambiance and interior design!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, you’ll be hard pressed to find better non-traditional, elevated (for lack of a better term) Filipino food in LA, probably the entire country. With a pork centric menu, it is Filipino cuisine after all, we only dipped our toes in with the lardo infused shrimp & uni lumpia. The runner-up dish for me though was the whole milkfish, excellent dish. The bread & 3 spreads stole the show for everyone at the table though. Sweet, coconut-y pandan spread, ube butter & the pimento spread blew everyone away. Hands down our favorite dish. Their bar program is also excellent, a cocktail is a must. A+ Ambiance with a ceiling of cascading vines & A+ Service. Will have to go back, order all of the pork & the fried chicken looked amazing as well.

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FN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I brought 2 friends celebrating a milestone. I’ve been here once and loved it. There was a hair found on our happy bday chicken, no biggie but manager offered to waive the cost of that dish. That was generous, thank you! Lechon kawali was the best, bibingka and multiflavored parfait with jackfruit was excellent. Garlic rice could taste more garlicky. Overall a unique and exciting Filipino food trip!

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MA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fun open space serving modernized Filipino bar food. Good happy hour options. Knowledgeable wait staff helped size our order. Shared plates here, so parties of 4 or more recommended if you want to sample a lot. Highlights included the spicy eggplant, family fried chicken and the adobo.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love the pan de sal and spread options! Love the banana bibinka!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hostess was prompt with seating us. Server was accommodating and kind.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The first impressions were good and the space is quite nice. The service, however, deteriorated throughout the evening. Eventually it became impossible to even get more water on a regular basis. The food came out extremely slowly and the quality was highly variable. Some dishes were well prepared and others were entirely burnt or overdone. Overall the food and place has lots of potential, but the execution lacked. It was a disappointment since I was looking forward to trying this place, but I guess I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that today could have been an off night.

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m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

I enjoyed the food more than my husband did. We are "fodies" and drive up to an hour and a half on Sundays to have lunch at restaurants recommended by the food critic in the L.A. Times. We like ethnic food, and I particularly liked their sausage "hamburger".

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

As a frequent diner of Filipino food, I was looking forward to Ma’am Sir. Unfortunately, we had to wait 40 minutes for outlets reservation, the food was mediocre and the service from beginning to end was terrible. The hostess (I.e., the face of the restaurant and first impression) was rude and condescending. She should probably consider a different career path. The food was C+ at best and the pacing of the food was all wrong. For anyone that knows Filipino food, rice is a staple with entrees. However, the rice came out early and was cold by the time the entrees came.

Perhaps a good idea that just went all wrong trying to be more than Filipino food is (comfort food). I would have been happier at Max of Manila, and that should say a lot.

We will definitely not return.

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WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Layout is weird and the food was mediocre. Lastly, the service was pretty bad.

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I went on a Friday night with 5 others and we had a great time. Our reservation was for 8:30 and we didn't get seated until 9, but they have a nice outdoor area and hooked us up with a free round of yummy cocktails. All of the food we got was very solid-really good. If the Milkfish was a little less saucy, it would've been the clear MVP (Most Valuable Plate). The lumpia was my favorite dish at the table...I could have eaten baskets of them. The entire staff was super friendly and I'd definitely go back again.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like going to a family dinner, Ma'am Sir feels familiar, intimate, and cozy while managing to maybe upstage your grandmother's cooking.

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H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Easter brunch. The food was original and tasty. Service was attentive but not intrusive (fresh napkins were offered when the server noticed napkins on the floor).

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CD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely a great neighborhood spot! The food was interesting and delicious, and it felt just the right combination of taking themselves seriously as a kitchen but casual enough to be able to go often - which I plan to do!

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KF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Lechon undercooked and therefore impossible to eat. Garlic fried rice was barely warm, unbalanced seasoning--Rice-A-roni!? Cucumber pomelo salad was missing pomelo. Carrots in salad had musty taste of refrigerator. Overall, lacking care and refinement. Taste what you're sending out!!

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J
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not really a fan. It's nice that they're trying to make Filipino food healthier but I feel like their dishes are missing an extra pop to catch my attention. Or maybe it's just a tad too healthy. I prefer Big Boi on Sawtelle for healthy Filipino food.

The longganisa slider felt a bit lazy, it was a smushed sausage with pickled carrots but no sauce and it felt just a bit boring. The sea urchin on the lumpia wasn't the best quality. But yah, just wouldn't come here again.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful gem....this place fells welcoming with the open window and air flowing through the restaurant....the chatter of conversations were not too noisy on our Sunday brunch affair...our party of 2 sat at the bar and ordered food and a few cocktails....the bartender was amazing....his explained both the drinks as well as the food/menu...our food was delicious..we will be back again...go and experience this spot...it will be a monthly stop..

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RK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely going back to ma’am sir! The food and service were both outstanding. We had the bread with ube butter (YUM), three small plates and one large plate, which was the perfect amount of food for three of us — shout-out to our server for helping us navigate the menu. The cocktails and desserts were also delicious. Can’t wait to go again so I can try more!

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JX
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice dining experience. Went with a large party and the host, Tom, was especially helpful, friendly, and accommodating.

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