Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

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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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LL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent the service was excellent he really truly enjoyed ourselves. We will be going back

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond delicious, we will come again, and again
New spot before the theater 😍

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The theater

U
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is in the top 2 plant based restaurants in Los Angeles and any where else in the world that I have eaten. I have been plant based for 5 years and love this place, whether you are plant based or just want an incredible tasting meal. innovative menu !!!!

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This is a great place for vegans, except for the obsession with meat mimicry. The food is very tasty and well worth the price. The kombuchas were very good and made up for the total lack of alcohol. Which is good because the non-alcoholic wine isn't worth it if you know what real wine tastes like, so skip it. The deserts were perfectly sized and very tasty. The flan and tirawmisu were strong favorites. If you're going to an exhibit, performance, or show at one of the many nearby museums and performance venues, this place is well worth experiencing. Check them out!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Once we were seated, it took about ten minutes for a server to take our orders

S
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely space, right across from major performance spaces.
Good food and service, but can be a little spendy.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! My girlfriend and I have been exploring Vegan dinner options since we introduced vegan eating days as part of our weekly eating routine and we were so happy to find this place. The salt and peppered shrimp was excellent and if you like something sweet, try the chocoholic! Super delicious!

c
Atlanta
174 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty pre-show dinner. The 'octopus' was especially delicious.

J
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food, the service, the ambiance--it's all a facade. Like Jordin Sparks' rise to fame in American Idol and release of 'No Air'--only for her career to disappoint shortly thereafter. My stomach and mind were restless the following 12 hours. I think they may have used the wrong kind of mushrooms in the "octopus." It looked like our server ate the mushrooms too.

In the wise words of Randy Jackson, "It's gonna be a no for me dawg."

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slow service, interesting menu, reasonable prices, good for family style sharing

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! We will return!

EH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Michael was great, perfectly attentive and lovely, we also met the owner Mai and she was also lovely, and the food was delicious. We were inspired by her creativity.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal flavors! Every dish was a delight. The yam “shrimp” was amazing, the raw lasagna was a surprise delight. Loved the egg rolls. The service was charming. Can’t wait to go back! I’ll have to check the hours but this could be my new go-to spot to meet friends for a quick bite before Disney Concert Hall events.

GR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was wonderful!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great imaginative food for us to have for our LA visit with my nephew pre Philharmonic. Perfect for my vegetarian daughter.
Curried rice only dish that wasn’t a hit. Everything else was great.

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was so pleasantly surpized how creative and delicious the food was. Will go back soon

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food is not good. The server didn’t know anything about the menu. Service was overall bad. Don’t recommend.

B
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The chocolate shake is to die for!!! Baklava was also yummy!

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I thought the food was very tasty and I'm not a vegan. It was super busy. Once the waitstaff could get to us he was very professional and attentive. I have recommended this restaurant to friends. Everything we had was good-the soup, egg roll, bahn mi

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The yam shrimp are incredible!!! The layout is great! We’ve ordered take out from here a number of times, this was the first time we ate in. So glad we did! This is our new favorite restaurant!

MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really liked foods here. Service is very good and professional. Definitely return.

AC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner at Au Lac! They had a lovely booth reserved for us. The restaurant energy was busy but not too loud. Our food was delicious... the Ito burrito, Curried rice, Black Pepper Shrimp and friend fries. Best part - all Vegan! Yum!

B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really great experience and really tasty food, and amazingly all Vegan

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unusual! No longer serve alcohol, all vegan. Some very creative dishes. The sesame noodles were excellent. Each dish is specially prepared and fresh—long wait to be served. Friendly and quite a mixed edgy crowd. An experience

LR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant brilliant brilliant experience. Recommend to anyone and everyone.

MA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and excellent food. We will be back, hopefully soon.

DT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the delicious vegan food and the attentive wait staff. Whenever we have an opportunity to introduce someone to Au Lac, we will do so.

CM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place! I've been here many times, and it's my go-to place for healthy eaters who are foodies. Everything is so interesting and fresh and the selection is great. I highly recommend the octopus (which is just fancy mushrooms) which I still think is the best thing on the menu!! Everyone I'm with always loves it! The soups are great too! The only thing I've ever had that I didn't care for was the Ito burrito. Everything else is amazing; this place is a must try if you're looking for a different and interesting place. I love it and cannot wait to go back!

BA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and personal. The food was fresh and the flavors inspirational. We loved our first visit here. As of our seating on February 6th, alcohol is not served, but if you want that flavor, non-alcoholic beer and wine are served. We loved the kombucha and tea offerings.

M
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing. So delicious. The service was a little sketchy. We were going to a show at the Music Center. It just took too long for someone to take our order (more than 35 minutes. Sat there without even having any water) and then for the food to arrive-- we had to really eat fast, pay as the food arrived, and run to make it. Stressful. We got to the restaurant with plenty of time too, so, just bear that in mind if you need to be somewhere. That aside, the food was amazing. Fresh and flavorful. I would definitely go back-- just not when I had to be somewhere after.

EW
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent!

E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great experience! Pho was yummy!

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!!

WD
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall nice experience and decent food. Wait staff was a bit overtaxed for a busy night and the management needs to step up their game to help keep the restaurant moving on a busy night when most patrons are trying to get out in time to make their show at the Music Center. I recommend getting to restaurant at least an hour and 45 minutes before your show to be on time

MJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooo good! Amazing vegan and gluten-free options - highly recommend!

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service very slow.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious but it takes a long time to get it! Also, it would be nice if they either got a liquor license or would allow people to bring their own.

LG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

What a find! I found this place searching “restaurant near me” on google while in gridlock on a freeway and it was the greatest food and ambiance!
Parking isn’t easy but one you figure out the parking entrance is in the alley, it was only a dollar with validation.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
Don’t go if you want meat or alcohol. There will be only gourmet vegan tasty meals and drinks. Amazing teas!

When I arrived the hostess couldn’t have been less interested in greeting me and the line of people behind me. I would’ve written the restaurant off based on the poor customer greeting. I even called and noticed she ran to pick up the phone at the bar (yes there’s an adjoining bar but do they have alcohol, I don’t know) but had no interest in greeting a real person at the entrance with a reservation.

Everything improved after that initial experience with the hostess working that night. I give it a four-five star rating on all counts except service. To be fair, the servers were great once seated.

The faux shrimp dish is the bomb! Also the magic mushroom tea was tasty and apparently full of nutrients promising greater longevity so you have to the stamina to wait until you get seated the next time you come back.

A real find hidden in a strip mall across from Disney Hall.

m
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Slow server. Food arrived cold.

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