By Carole Dixon

The man behind the famous Father’s Office, Sang Yoon, has another home at his Culver City pan-Asian Lukshon. After a day of shopping at H.D. Buttercup and nearby Culver City galleries, the sleek bar area at this modern gem is a welcome pit stop for a cocktail and a platter of oysters or a duck wrap. Take advantage of the creative menu, much of which is concocted in a scientific-leaning test kitchen by Sang and his culinary team.

the crowd

One large wooden communal table takes center stage and is usually filled with local artists and designers.

... on the side

eye on design
The alfresco dining room belongs on the cover of Architectural Digest rather than in such a casual restaurant. And we love the fire pit outside.

If this place were a movie, it would be
Shanghai Surprise meets Eat Drink Man Woman.

on the stereo
Faint classical and mellow pop blend in with the buzz.

High (but the patio is quieter and also very romantic)


lunch: Tue–Fri 12 noon–3 PM
dinner: Mon–Thu 5:30 PM–10 PM; Fri–Sat 5:30 PM–10:30 PM

price range

$7 (duck popiah) to $18 (Beausoleil oysters)