by sang yoon
welcome to Lukshon
crispy whole fish

310.202.6808 / / 3239 helms avenue, culver city, california 90232

The Restaurant

Opened in February 2011, Lukshon is a modern Asian restaurant dedicated to traditional and creative Southeast Asian flavors, created by one of L.A.’s most celebrated chefs – Sang Yoon. Named the #3 restaurant in Los Angeles from venerable food critic Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times, Lukshon showcases a menu of bright and flavorful dishes that celebrate the wonderfully diverse ingredients of Southeast Asian cuisine. A new twist on the best of Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai food and so much more.

To pair with the bold flavors of the menu, Lukshon highlights a concise and well-curated selection of wines, along with rare and unique beers, both bottled and on draft, and a thoughtful craft cocktail program that integrate Southeast Asian influences. Guests are presented with a variety of dining settings, ranging from the expansive bar that looks into the open kitchen, intimate outdoor dining, elegant booths, and sleek communal tables.

Every aspect of Lukshon is crafted with incredible attention to detail, from the expertly plated dishes, to the unique furnishings, and impeccable service.

Butterfish served on a black bowl with a spoon sprinkling fine powder over the dish
Outdoor seating area with people talking next to a fire pit
Portrait of Sang Yoon

Sang Yoon

Sang Yoon is the chef and proprietor of Father’s Office gastropub and Lukshon restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Yoon began his career in fine dining in Michelin-starred kitchens of Paris, New York, and Los Angeles including work at Chinois on Main and later as executive chef of Michael’s, Santa Monica’s famous dining destination for contemporary California cuisine.

In 2000, Yoon struck out on his own by renovating his favorite local dive bar, Father’s Office, where he trailblazed the gastropub movement in L.A. and beyond. Father’s Office is critically and popularly-acclaimed for its signature craft brew selection of over 55 local and small-batch varieties and the proprietary “Office Burger” has been hailed as the country’s best burger by the TODAY show and Esquire magazine.

Yoon has been profiled as a craft beer expert in USA Today, Food & Wine magazine, and National Public Radio and has been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and competing chef on Top Chef Masters. February 2011 saw Yoon’s return to fine dining with the debut of Lukshon, a modern restaurant dedicated to traditional and creative Southeast Asian flavors that was recently named the #3 restaurant in Los Angeles from venerable food critic Jonathan Gold of the LA Times.

Yoon credits the loves of his life—champagne and hockey—with helping him to achieve an ideal work/life balance.


Lukshon restaurant is chef/owner Sang Yoon’s modern take on authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. The family style dining, carefully curated wine list, handcrafted cocktails, artisanal spirits, craft beers, elegant dining room, fire-lit patio and teak bar are the perfect elements for creating unique and memorable events.

We are able to accommodate everything from a buyout of the entire restaurant to an intimate dinner for two. The well heated patio is usable year round and can accommodate up to 40 people for a seated dinner be it a wedding rehearsal, business event or family celebration. The elegant dining room is another option for parties of up to 36, and the artisan glass communal glass tables are great for more casual get-togethers. The courtyard adjacent to Sang Yoon’s test kitchen is used for exclusive private events and can be customized to fit any occasion. Lukshon has many options to create the event space you need for a spectacular occasion.

We customize the menu for each event and most items are available for pre-set menus. To start planning your event, please contact us at:

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3239 helms avenue
culver city, california 90232
*parking is available at Helms Bakery




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dining options

Lukshon has 2 types of seating available: our regular seating consists of both our indoor dining room and outdoor patio, and our communal dining consists of two high top tables adjacent to our bar. We are happy to take requests for specific types of tables and will honor them when possible, but we cannot guarantee a certain type of seating.

We do require a set menu for parties of 8 or more.  To book a table for a larger group, please email