Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

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477 reviews
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Our menu began with traditional Vietnamese cuisine and has grown to include more dishes and flavors to accommodate every diet. Everything is completely plant-based and vegan, and we have many gluten-free options.

At Âu Lạc, our dishes and menu are always evolving as we find new inspiration and new ingredients. We search near and far to find our ingredients, specifically sourcing each one, so we can bring you the best in quality and flavor. We use organic produce and only natural ingredients, and we purify our water by reverse osmosis for better hydration and taste. Be advised that the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. To request a wheelchair table please place a special request with your reservation.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! This place is a GEM – so grateful to have discovered it!

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CW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every single thing I've eaten at Au Lac has been delicious. This unassuming restaurant in a strip mall is fantastic.

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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I have been to Au Lac several times, but this last time was very bad; mostly because the food tasted bad; not fresh and tasted of chemicals; and the value was poor; and I won't be back.

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c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pho I've ever tasted in my life. WONDERFUL service. We ordered too much food and we devoured every last bit of it. The curried rice is sooo yummy, the Chinoise salad is crunchy and delectable, and their fish was divine. We also had their gold juice (edible flower and all) and it was refreshing and delicious.Everything is fresh and they care so much about flavor as well as your experience!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible vegetarian food! It was my 3rd time at Au Lac and won't be my last!

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place in DTLA. I was here more than 10 times during last year and every time was perfect. Super friendly staff, delicious food, and nice interior.
This guys not just “vegan food”, they are vegan vibe! I will come back here more and more to support their vegan way of life!

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE AU LAC!!!! BEST VEGAN RESTAURANT IN THA WORLD!!! HANDS DOWN!!! <3

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been a vegan for 3 years, I was eager to try this restaurant and it certainly did not disappoint! Our server, Mikey, was super friendly, very attentive and an absolute joy to converse with throughout our meal. And my husband, who is not vegan, said it was one of the best dining experiences he’d ever had...everything from the ambiance to the decor and especially the service was simply outstanding! The food is absolutely divine and we will be returning often. A++++ in every way!!!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will ask you to not order the shrimp...please leave it all for me! 🍤👍🏽😍

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EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The love of life and a deep understanding of the preciousness of all things, inseparable, is evident in every bite. What a profoundly moving culinary experience. Chef Ito is a gift to us all and is partly responsible for this Earthling's switch to veganism.

With Gratitude

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CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Âu Lac did not disappoint. I searched for a restaurant with vegan options and found it within an easy walking distance of the Music Center. I was greeted immediately at the door and one of the staff came to my table with a carafe of water as soon as I was seated, so appreciated. The decor is neutral hues and lots of open space. It’s very comfortable and not at all noisy.
The menu confused me at first with offerings that included sausage, pork and seafood. I didn’t see many dishes that were strictly plant-based. One of the wait staff came to offer assistance and explained that everything was plant-based and the meat and seafood items identified what the item most resembled.
I chose the garlic and basil noodles with a glass of ruby juice. Both were delicious and satisfying. I didn’t care for the whole garlic cloves in the noodles but they were ample evidence of minimal processing and easy enough to leave uneaten. The juice was beautiful, bright red, and very tasty, not too sweet. I finished with jasmine tea. I had no room for dessert.
A very pleasant experience, I will visit this restaurant again.

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LH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful vegan food, great friendly service.

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SM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent vegan cuisine. Staff was very attentive and offered us good recommendations as this was our first time here. Unfortunately they seated us next to private room that was having a loud party.

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EA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible meal at an amazing restaurant ♥️.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters and staff were extremely polite and welcoming. Food was amazing(literally no complaints at all). Ambiance was modern and cozy. Overall great and would recommend to anyone.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was little worried about dining there because I’m not used to a lot of vegan or plant-based food but it was amazing.

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HE
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food minus the tea was fantastic! The tea had all the essence clumped into the bottom like mud. The waitress at the meal’s conclusión left and had me wait almost ten minutes for someone else to bring my change( I paid with cash)... no thank you for coming as I finally exited ... nothing...

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s
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is one of the most innovative places to get vegan food in LA. Some of the items are Vietnamese classics or, infused by. Others are more a vegan "approach to continental fare"
There are also some latin infused items. Overall though, every plate was delightful and very beautifully plated.

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SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is amazing! vegan delicacies with great flavors and beautiful presentation. very professional servers and great ambiance.

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NL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing. The food and service were top notch.

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LN
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kristine S. was fantastic. She was knowledgeable about the menu items and made some great suggestions for us to choose first. We had a wonderful experience because of her.

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DS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is not only delicious and thoughtfully prepared. It is also very artful eye candy. Rachel was an excellent server.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 9 people and ate family style, so we tried a variety of dishes-everything was delicious! Service was great and atmosphere was surprisingly nice. Parking was easy in a garage attached to the shopping center.

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SK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious flavors and textures with beautiful presentations.

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LV
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve been here three times now and the food is excellent. I enjoy the curried rice, salt and pepper yam shrimp, and octopus dishes. The servers have always been very nice. The only negative, if there is one, is that food takes a long time to come out. It’s a good half hour from the time I sat down and ordered till I got my food. I would hope they expedite it quicker since it is an a theater and music area and a lot of the patrons are there to see a show after dinner.

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GD
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are always made to feel welcome. We went for lunch, before a show at the Ahmanson Theater, and were promptly seated. We chose the yam “shrimp,” the garlic and Thai basil noodles, and the “octopus,” which is made of shiitake mushrooms over black rice.
All were excellent, as has almost always been the case. Highly recommended!

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GB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice 150 yards from Opera house. reasonable prices. nice vibe

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The location near the Music Center is great, and the ambiance is very modern and pleasant. The food was pretty tasty, if a little overpriced. But that's downtown LA!

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s
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly excellent asian fusion cuisine (for a restaurant in a mini mall).
If this place were in a fancy location and charged twice as much it would still be a bargain. Novel flavors and tastes. A great experience, especially before or after Disney or Chandler performances

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PC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was OK; we had salads. The service was disappointing, however. We had a reservation and when we arrived less than a third of the tables were occupied, but we were given a table at the back of the restaurant with a seat facing a wall. We waited 20 minutes for anyone to check on us. When I finally inquired, we were told that our waitress was "having a conversation" and would get to us when she could. We ended up missing most of the pre-show lecture we were hoping to catch at the opera.

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ED
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always unbelievably good! This is a must try restaurant. All plant based and all delicious. This restaurant is the future for your taste buds! :D

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and exceptional vegan food!!

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CJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall it’s great, but, diners shouldn’t see boxes carted through the restaurant; the music was loud and didn’t fit; and the lemongrass “fish” was dry! The criminology mushrooms were great, and the “octopus” was creative and flavorful. Our waitress was the BEST, she comped a dessert, and was very helpful and attentive!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, amazing people and outstanding food. Chef is just a genuine and passionate person and it shows in his food! Highly recommend!

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

service is a little slow and making the 8 pm show at the ahmanson was difficult. Surprised about the 20% tip because of 6 people-didn't notice that on the menu. Otherwise an excellent experience-wonderful tasty food.

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RN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, I am a raw vegan and it’s the best restaurant

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TD
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite vegan spot in LA! Best place for a lunch meeting or nice dinner. I’ve broight non vegan friends to this who are always amazed by the food too! Def check it out

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Even if you’re not a vegan you will find something to love on the menu. I am vegan and I would recommend it to all my vegan friends

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CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every bite and our server was super sweet and helpful! Highly recommend!

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FM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tasty original menu. Great use of ingredients and strong distinctive flavors. Beverages (non alcoholic) were delicious. Outstanding service by Michael

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