Ma’am Sir is Silver Lake’s Newest Filipino Restaurant, Here’s What to Expect

Silver Lake's newest Filipino restaurant is gearing up for their opening on June 13.
Exterior of soon-to-open Ma’am Sir in Silver lake

The space on Sunset that housed Bar Angeles for a year is getting a quick makeover. Ma’am Sir is Silver Lake’s newest Filipino restaurant, and it’s set to open June 13.

Chef Charles Olalia (owner/chef of RiceBar, previously executive chef of Patina and mar’sel) crafted the menu inspired by dishes he grew up eating while growing up in the Filipino province of Pampanga; also regarded as the food capital of the country.

The restaurant is in partnership with former Bar Angeles owners Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi (who also run Cafe Birdie, Horse Thief BBQ, and Good Housekeeping.)

Ma’am Sir’s version of Deviled Eggs


Dishes will be inspired by tapas style dining, or “pica-pica”, of the coastal region of the Philippines. Aside from the menu of small bites, larger upscale dishes will also be available. Once completed, the menu will comprise 25-28 item in all.

The food and cocktails at Ma’am Sir embody the beach culture of the Philippines with a fun yet polished twist.

Lobster Inihaw

The Lobster Inihaw,  Olalia’s spin on lobster thermidor, is made with a rice bechamel flavored with smoked fish, coconut, chilis and citrus, on a bed of purple heirloom rice.

Also on the menu will be homemade Lumpia, stuffed with a shrimp and lardo sausage then topped off with fresh sea urchin.

Lumpia with Sea Urchin


Ma’am Sir’s bar program is headed by Rafa DaCosta. Having worked closely with Olalia during the creation of the menu, expect the selection of cocktails to be refreshing and embody island vibes.

A drink to look out for on the menu is the “Oro, Plata, Mata” with Laphroaig 10 year, Amaro Angeleno, Aquavit, Lillet Blanc and Fortaleza Blanco

The Oro, Plata, Mata

Stay connected with Happening in NELA for a full feature of Ma’am Sir upon it’s opening on June 13th.

Ma’am Sir is located at 4330 Sunset Blvd in Silver Lake and is set to open Wednesday, June 13. Reservations can be made here.

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