Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink
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.
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.
Slow server. Food arrived cold.
My first time being here the food was amazing. I took three meat eating friends of mine and they said they could be vegan if they could eat here every day
Last minute arrangements before catching "The Last Ship" at the Ahmanson Theatre. Was given a beautiful quiet booth so my niece and I could talk and Michael (our waiter) was outstanding in helping us make great selections (the food was outstanding) and getting us out in time to make the show! Great, caring people and outstanding food - the perfect choice before catching any shows in the area!!
Terrific food. It was all good, but we highly recommend the garlic basil noodles! Wished we would have ordered one for the road!
Typically I go in the evening and thre service and ambiance is great. This visit we were rarely checked on and a child was allowed to pound away at the piano for nearly our entire meal. Also, the servers conversations were easily heard which I find unprofessional. We also had to take our check up so that we could leave.
They were out of our first two choices so that was disappointing.
Everything came out great and tasting good. It was a friend's birthday and she's been trying easy vegan. She was very happy after our meal :)
We were going to the Disney concert hall and needed a restaurant nearby. I am always up for trying something new and thus booked dinner at Au Lac - before I learned one of the women in our group is a vegetarian! Pleasantly, all four is us were blown away by the experience. The food was delicious, service exceptional and the location could not have been better.
MUST get the octopus and shrimp! It's unreal the similarity in texture and taste - so impressed
The Faux Shrimp and Octopus live up to the hype. Outstanding plant based meal trip to bottom which included desert. Keep up the good work.
Unique vegan restaurant across the street from the Music Center & 1 block away from the Broad. Many dishes are derived from Vietnamese cuisine. The "shrimp" appetizer, tostado & lemongrass "fish" we got were all tasty.
We are from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and we don’t have 100% Plant Based restaurants in our area. It was refreshing to be able to go out to eat and have options being a Vegan. I wish we had this where I am from so if I didn’t want to cook I had another option. The food, service, and ambiance was superb. We liked it so much we visited twice, may stop by again before we leave.
Absolutely LOVED this place! The food was amazing, with attention to every detail. Service was top-notch! My dad said it was one of the best meals he has ever had and he is not vegan!
Always amazing! The staff, the food, the energy! I love it!!!
First time coming, my friend found it. And we were so happy with the food. We will be coming back! They were short staffed; the hostess was amazing; helping with waiting tables. And the place was busy. She kept her poise and perfection with doing both jobs and she knew the menu and gave great recommendations.
I am not Vegan or a Vegetarian but I have begun to appreciate the cuisine. Also I noted I did not go into an animal fat coma after lunch.
The Norrito (salad) and the Lasagna were both particularly good.
It was a Christmas meal amongst friends that was excellent on so many levels and will definitely be memorable. Au Lac is superb!
Our waiter was awesome. Our host was not. She sat us down and we sat there for 10 minutes. With only a few tables with customers I could hardly excuse this with the traffic of people.
The food was good. And our waiter was awesome. Forgot his name. Had a bandanna with an earring I think.
Definitely will be coming back! So many interesting dishes, and what we ate was fantastic. Try the curried wild rice with cauliflower.
Another outstanding meal at Au Lac! I can't get enough of the flavorful curried rice packed with vegetables, and my friends enjoyed their pho. We split the flatbread chips, which were kinda pricey, but oh-so tasty. Service was attentive and prompt.
The food was spectacular. We are not vegan but if this restaurant was closer to home, we would be vegan! The flavors were unbelievable! Love this restaurant and will be back to try everything on the menu! Waiter Matthew was very sincere and attentive! Great restaurant and highly recommended!
Took a few min for our table to get cleaned but we had a great time with our reservation to Au Lac. Food was amazing especially the plant based shrimp and plant based octopus. I’m hoping to come back real soon
Food is always outstanding and consistent just like the service. It is always a great dining experience here.
Inspired vegan cuisine that was fresh creative and delicious.
It was beautiful, amazing amazing food and great service and the restaurant is super pretty.
I went to this restaurant because of all the positive ratings....thankfully I did! The restaurant is clean and spacious, to start. Our server, Michael, was SO kind and helpful. He told us what his favorite dishes were and or course we ordered them ALL! Every dish was incredibly flavorful and the presentation of the dishes was beautiful. My mom couldn't believe it was completely plant based...honestly neither could I. I'll definitely be back many times and plan to send my friends.
Let the staff know we had theater tickets and they helped us avoid items that take longer to prepare.
We had egg rolls, eggplant vermicelli and a raw lasagna. The egg roll and eggplant get 5 stars, the raw lasagna was meh so a 3.(some of the layers were tasty others only soso)
The food is amazing, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service is fantastic. The only thing that could make Au Lac better is a liquor license because a glass of wine with dinner would be great. However, the elixirs are delicious and there's a wine bar across the street so it all balances out.
We've enjoyed Au Lac in Orange County for years and we were so please to find another next to the Music Center!
It was fresh and flavorful and we felt great after eating. This will be our go-to place each time we come to the opera or symphony.
The ambience is calm and serene with high ceilings and the lighting complements the mood.
The food was great and we enjoyed this evening with visiting family.
Good choice for downtown Los Angeles, especially if you have a vegetarian person amongst you.
I've been enjoying Au Lac for several years, but this time I brought friends, vegan and non vegan. The non vegan says, he'll be back for the Garlic/Basil Noodles. Everything was delicious. I miss the full bar, and I missed Mai.
Delicious! No qualifier need (IOW, don't need to say "delicious vegan food" -- it's just delicious food).
Highly recommend. Must try the "shrimp."
The food was amazing. Michael was a great server as well. Definitely recommend.
We come to Au Lac every other time we frequent the Ahmanson for theater. Always good food with fantastic service. They do tend to "hide" the heat of various dishes and have been caught be less than fully descriptive menu listings. Had a "pork loin" that had sauteed onions on it that were sauteed with jalapenos but the menu didn't say that. Certain other dishes that we decribed by staff as "not spicy" left my lips and tongue burning (although I must note that I'm a spicy light weight) They also list "espresso" on the menu but don't actually have it. Just Illy coffee and no decaf.
We were late due to traffic and told the waitress we had to rush. She suggested which foods could be made more quickly, and we loved everything and got out in time for the theater.
This is one of our favorite upscale vegan places in L.A. The food is truly delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. And the spacious dining area allows for quiet and privacy.
Yummy = Au Lac.
This was a real treat! I went with my family of carnivores- me (a vegan) plus 6 others. If it was not my birthday there is no way that I would of convinced them to come to a plant based restaurant with me. I was completely excited to be there and wanted to go in a large group so that between us all we would get to sample and try a large portion of the menu, however I remained nervous the restaurant would not survive the skeptical views of my family.
Our waitress was so kind and patient and answered numerous questions about the menu for all of us. We started with the salt n pepper yam shrimp, friend fries, eggrolls, and crimini pesto mushrooms. Each one of these items were delicious and immediately won over my family. By the time our dinner entrees were served everyone at the table had relaxed and were happy we had come to try something new.
Deserts were also amazing! Definitely will be back!
Lovely people. I always feel at home here. I'm coming back to try everything. The waiters are top notch and the food when you dine in is exemplary. The Flax chips for a to-go was not the best due to portion size. But I bought all sorts of dishes that day so it wasn't a disappointment.