Permanently Closed - Mi Lah Vegetarian BYOB

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$30 and under
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Mi Lah Vegetarian opened its door in October 2008 and proudly serves local, seasonal vegetables, forward vegetarian and vegan food. "Mi Lah" originates from the Indian Buddhist (Maitreya) word that denotes nature, harmony, happiness, kindness, and mercy and we strive to embody these principles through our work. We aim to fill the need for healthy, whole and delicious vegetarian cuisine in our neighbourhood as well as to be a friendly and active members of our community. Our menu features fruits and vegetables from local farms instead of heavy sauce and substitutions. We use the finest and freshest ingredients to offer an international array of dishes fit to impress the most sophisticated vegetarian palate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 646-1808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Jason Lay: (215) 646-1808
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Butler Pike and Skippack Pike
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Parking details
Street parking and a paid parking lot are located just behind the restaurant on Chancellor street.
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Public transit
Ambler, Fort Washington
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our last meal at MiLah, before they closed the doors, closing down the restaurant... We felt sad to be eating our favorite things for the last time,and the food was still amazing, even on the last day, with their supplies dwindling quickly.
We look forward to your re- opening in Chestnut Hill, we are hoping!! Thank you for all of the extras, and for being so sweet to us always! We miss you already!!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I came in by chance, as we are regulars here, and got a super shock! They are closing! I nearly cried several times!! I LOVED the food here and we have eaten here so often! I can’t imagine life without Mi Lah!!! Please, please come back!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We come here for our very favorites! Love the Thai salad and the Indonesian roll and the butternut squash soup... yay!! Being Vegan is delicious!

P
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful flavors and attentive service but at the same time friendly. We didn't feel rushed and the food came at a good pace. It can fill up pretty fast so make a reservation. Even on a rainy night they almost had a full house while we were there.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious! So grateful to have a wonderful vegan restaurant that is so delicious available so close by! We certainly do have our favorites on this menu!!!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoyed the food so much that we come whenever we can! But we really enjoyed the soft music, very combing after a hard week, and enjoy most the late Asian music and light classical, and lately they changed it to pop music which we don’t feel is good for calming or for digestion. Is interesting that it attracted clientele, recently, that were drinking and not quiet, on Friday, November 9. I think please go back to the serene music, that attracts angels... thank you for always being fresh and delicious! We love your restaurant!

SB
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vegan and vegetarian options are offered and they taste fantastic! The service was attentive and friendly without interfering in our conversation. We will certainly make this restaurant one of our "to go" places!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really enjoy when they have the soft Chinese music or classical music. Not as much the pop music. But I really enjoy the food and so grateful to have all of our favorites and be able to eat them as a vegan! Thank you, Milah!!

JO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2nd time there. Not busy which was surprising given the other positive reviews and great food/service.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is so great here we ate here two days in a row! I am a vegan, so having fresh delicious vegan food is such a treat!!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love how it is quiet and calm with very good 432 Hz music that allows you to digest properly. The food is delicious and I am a vegan so it is very hard to find great vegan food. I am so thrilled. We went here two days in a row!!

BM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan food! They were miasing a couple of items - but in general good food and service.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love how calm the atmosphere is and that the food is always fantastic! Thank you so much for my favorites, the soups, the salad, and all the rolls...I love the vegan entrées

OJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, slightly slow but friendly service.

JK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great appetizer and entre options. Try lots of things and enjoy some amazing vegetarian cooking. Tons of options and flavors. Love it there and highly recommend it!

AC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the butternut squash soup and the African peanut stew. The summer rolls and edamame dumplings for appetizers were beautifully presented and very good, too!

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was our first visit and we drove 50 miles (1 hour) to get there - wish we had places like this closer to Princeton, NJ.

Food presentation was excellent - we followed our waiter’s recommendations and they were all good except the chocolate cake - it turned out to be vegan and tasted like baking flour.

Food quantity is less than most Asian restaurants and we didn’t mind as we end up with leftovers at the other restaurants and there were none here.

I would have liked a Banh mi sandwich but they only serve that for lunch.

I don’t plan to visit this restaurant again as it’s too far away and while the food is good, it’s not worth the long drive for us.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is always wonderful, and I enjoyed it so much! We went here for my birthday and had all of our favorites! The mushroom soup, even the cabbage salad, and the Indonesian rolls, and the brussels sprouts, and even the cauliflower steak, is just absolutely fantastic! So happy to have vegan food nearby!

VG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered 3 dishes, each was superb. I would definitely go there and try the others.

DB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was fantastic! Always love Mi Lah and all of their food.

WL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am not a Vegan, but the vegan food is outstanding with beautiful presentation.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the pleasant atmosphere and the food is very lovely and sacred. I love that it is mostly all vegan. So I can eat safely

RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It is good if you are not a vegetarian and would like to try something different. If you are a vegetarian then it is a good place to go.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Nothing spectacular but it is nice to have a restaurant dedicated to Vegetarians and Vegans...

EL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently good. The atmosphere is casual. We love eating here.

Y
Philadelphia
184 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was delicious. Large portions indicate great value for the money. They will do anything to enhance your dining experience. A great veg experience.

l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable-
Never had Pho before and wasn’t thrilled with it but every other dish was amazing!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic! Had all of my vegan favorites!! Thank you so much!
My butternut squash soup, Indonesian rolls and cauliflower steak

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is absolutely wonderful!
So happy to eat all of the favorites!
Mushroom soup, Indonesian role, and the fake crab cake.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Always is a prefect choice when I’m on a meatless fast.

WL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. It is worth going to even if you are not on a vegan diet.

A
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorite vegan restaurants. Everything here is just perfect. First time at the Ambler location and enjoyed it greatly!

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very elegant, very pretty cauliflower plate with beautiful red beets aligned on top, adorning like a flower. Wonderful butternut squash soup, and always fantastic Indonesian rolls. My friend enjoy Tom Yum soup as well as spicy dumplings. Thank you Mi Lah. Extremely fast service, and we were able to see our movie on time, which was a miracle!

q
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and tasty food beautifully presented. Definitely Worth a visit.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The mushroom soup is especially amazing, and so is the Indonesian roll, my friend had the spicy dumplings, and for dinner the brussels sprouts were a bit large and dry compared to the last time, but we especially enjoyed the vegan cheesecake

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the special mushroom truffle oil soup that was amazing, and then the Indonesian rolls which were great, and then for dinner it was the vegan brussels sprout dish and chocolate cake for dessert with vegan ice cream

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing meal with wonderful flavor and even better service. Great vegan or vegetarian spot.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the food because it is creative and vegan.
I miss the big guy, who is the usual server, who gives us great advice, and is super friendly. We miss his smile, and the happy feeling that we get walking through the door, and trying out all of his new favorites. He always asks how is everything, and we love telling him how much we enjoy it, to relay the message to the chef.

NZ
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the food here, because it is vegan or at least vegetarian. Also, it's gourmet style, with a lot of variety, and very creative. This last time we had our favorite Indonesian rolls, we also had spring rolls that were pretty great. I loved my entrée, of the cauliflower steak. It was extra delicious. My friend ordered the pho, but he was disappointed, because the fake meat was some sort of gross baloney. Pho, comes with things like shrimp, or beef, or beef tendon, or carved beef, but never sliced baloney, like in a sandwich!
Almost all of the entrées are very delicious.
The broth was OK, on his Pho. I would replace the sliced baloney, and the spongy cheese looking rubbery large tofu, with perhaps a nice fake shrimp.
Overall, this place is very creative,
and a real gem, as a vegan! Thank you! We don't know what we would do without you! We eat here at least once a week! We are constantly trying something new, and that part is very exciting!

JO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great tasting food and very attentive staff. We enjoyed it very much!

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