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About Mi Lah Vegetarian BYOB
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.
Ambler, PA 19002
Vegetarian / Vegan, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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
Butler Pike and Skippack Pike
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
Street parking and a paid parking lot are located just behind the restaurant on Chancellor street.
Ambler, Fort Washington
Private Party Contact:
Jason Lay: (215) 646-1808
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mi Lah Vegetarian BYOB Ratings and Reviews
I was excited to try this restaurant, but to be honest I thought it was just OK. The service was mostly good although when we needed someone it took a while to get a server. Food was just fair and unmemorable. It was a Saturday night and it was pretty empty. There are much better vegan options in the city.
I've been wanting to try this place for several years and finally made it!! We had a tough time narrowing down our order bc everything on the menu sounded unique and delicious. My friend and I both loved the squash soup, the spicy dumplings and the African peanut stew. I was so excited when the waitress told us the soup of the day was a vegan french onion (this is one of my biggest misses from my meat-eatting days)- but I was a little disappointed as it wasn't a great substitute for the original. And the mushroom filo we could have lived without. It was a nice ambiance inside, and the staff were all very sweet and accomodating. I was overall happy and can't wait to go back to try more menu items!
Went on a date and had a great time! All vegan menu, also gluten free. We had the spicy dumplings and ravioli as appetizers. My date had Brazilian Feijoada and I had African Peanut Stew, plus we had sweet potato custard for dessert. Everything was delicious, served promptly, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend!
I always enjoy going to Mi Lah with the friendly staff and diverse menu. I was disappointed on this last visit when I saw their revised menu and they removed two of my favorite items - grilled romaine salad and cassava white bean cake appetizers. Those were excellent and I always ordered one or both at every visit.
This was our 2nd visit to Mi Lah in the last month. We had just as good a dining experience this time as last. This time we went with 3 other people who also liked it a lot. None of us are vegetarians, but we all loved the menu options. The Butternut Squash Soup gets 5 stars again. This time I tried the Pad See-Ew (Stir fired broad rice noodle with tofu, egg, soy protein, broccoli and carrots) for my main dish. It was awesome! Two of my dining companions had the Pad Thai and liked it a lot. The mango sorbet for dessert was the perfect end to the meal. THis restaurant is BYOB, which we also prefer. Service was fine and we were not rushed at all. We will definitely keep coming back!
Mi Lah does not disappoint. I am a vegan and usually dine with my non-vegan friends/family. The atmosphere is calming and quiet. The service was friendly, efficient and informative. There is a large variety of dishes to choose from. The biggest problem I have is deciding which to try. I did try the African Peanut Stew (my dining companion's food) and also tried the Potato Cashew gratin (my choice). Both were an excellent blend of flavors. What I have found is that most places that do "vegan" spice the food too much, so you can't taste anything else. Here at MiLah, even the peanut stew was spiced, but just had a light zing not an overpowering spice of Curry, so you could enjoy the tastes of the vegetables and rice. The Potato Cashew gratin was wonderful with a nice blend of textures. There are a combination of booths and 2 and 4 top tables so with a reservation they can accommodate a larger group. Desserts were very good as well. It was a wonderful place to have dinner. (Friday eve about 530pm)
Great food! Although we are not vegetarians, nor vegan, the entire menu here is, and we and our friends enjoyed everything! Highly recommend the butternut squash soup in particular. We shared 3 appetizers and 2 entrees and all of us were delighted. Restaurant is BYOB - always a plus. Prices were extremely fair. Restaurant is in a small strip mall with plenty of parking as well.
We will go back!
Honestly, the only complaint I have about Mi Lah is that it's not in my neighborhood, and I can't eat there all day, every day. I'm veggie, but no one else in my party was, and we all ate until we couldn't move. It was *that* good. Add to that, the service was outstanding, and it's a BYOB - which I prefer - so the price for dinner was really quite reasonable.
The service was quick when we arrived. We got our drinks and appetizers immediately, followed by the food. I asked about a substitution on one of the items, but was not allowed or offered the ability to switch. Once we were done, no one ever came back to offer us refills or dessert. After 35 minutes of trying to get a response, we asked for the check and had to go up to the cash register to pay.
A neighborhood gem! We were a group of 4 adults--2 of whom are picky eaters. Everyone enjoyed their meals--special hits were the butternut squash soup, the spring roll and the Pad Thai. The ambience was lovely and quite conducive to conversation. We will be back!
Exceptional quality and variety for vegetarian diners -- for which there are remarkably few options in the region. I needed a place between Bucks and Chester Counties to meet other people who are also mainly vegetarians and did not want a place where we could order something from the menu "without the..." It's really one of the few places where vegetarians will have a hard time making a decision! As it happened, we all chose at brunch the Indonesian breakfast and enjoyed every aspect of the tofu, seitan, fritters and soup... The young lady who served us appeared to be the only FOH staff and handled hosting and serving numerous tables simultaneously with calm cheerfulness -- answering questions and providing service in a warm and efficient manner. A must!!!!
This restaurant is wonderful!! I live in Boston but arrange to eat here every time I'm in the Philadelphia area. The dishes are all delicious and creative. The spice blends are unique and tasty. The portions are large, so it's a good value. The service is excellent. My dad, a meat & potatoes guy, also loves this restaurant. All of the food is very fresh and beautifully plated. My only wish is that they would open a branch in Boston! I give this restaurant 10+ stars!
We were so pleasantly surprised to find a vegan vegetarian restaurant that we could actually dress up and have a wonderful celebration meal! Thank you so much!! We ate two soups, two salads, two appetizers, and two entrées, just to have a nice taste for the food there. Cauliflower soup was fabulous and so was the butternut squash and coconut soup. I really enjoyed the Vietnamese summer roll. And the grilled seitan, with carrots and vegetables. Thank you Mi Lah! Next time we will have to try the vegan cheesecake!
Finding really interesting vegetarian food is challenging, especially if you don't want to deal with Center City crowds. 3 of us went early on a Friday night, so the restaurant had not yet filled up. We ordered a wide variety of appetizers and salads and one entree to share. we had a combination of Japanese and Thai influenced dishes that were all wonderful. And the waiter was very helpful.
The place was empty when we arrived at 6:15 on a Thursday. By the time we left a few more tables came in. Given the sparseness of diners I couldn't have imagined how good the food was going to be. I'll definitely be trying everything on their menu at some point.
This was our first time here at the recommendation of friends and it did not disappoint!
The food was delicious; I had the stuffed filo with mashed potatoes.
The staff was very nice & attentive and the facility pleasant and clean.
We definitely will be returning!
Never Fails to Impress
As always, we had a fabulous meal. My wife had the Amouk and I enjoyed the noodles with tofu. Both dishes were perfectly seasoned and served piping hot. For appetizer we had the cauliflower soup, which was creamy, substantive and very savory. It was a meal in itself. This restaurant is a real find. Excellent service, tasty dishes in a quaint setting. Love it.
The owner waiter was helpful with choices, offered a lot of guidance and even could easily deal with dietary restrictions. We were a group of 10, and were the only table filled at lunch until one other small group came in. None of us is Asian or vegetarian and everyone LOVED the food!
Both the butternut squash and the mushroom soups were superb! The indonesian roll was delicious and was recommended by our waiter. The various other dishes ordered by everyone were a hit. Lunch special was soup, appetizer and a main dish for $12- $14, approx. - a great deal!
It was quiet, with a subtle decor. It would be great for ladies day out or a healthy but tasty business lunch or for anyone who loves Asian flavors!. He said that they do brunch on the weekend. Too bad it took me so long to find this gem, but I will be back! Yum!
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