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The Best Plant-based Tasting Menus - Taste of Beauty, Fountain Valley, CA

Taste of Beauty

4.2
4.2
95 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian
We are a plant-based fine dining restaurant where fresh, seasonal ingredients become art that you can see, smell, touch, and taste. Where different cultures and cuisines blend and evolve. Where each plate is a canvas, and every meal is a masterpiece.

Our mission is to make plant-based cuisine a tasteful choice instead of a lifestyle sacrifice. Our tasting menus are crafted to satisfy all the senses. We celebrate Orange County's diversity by blending flavors, cooking techniques, and dining experiences from various cultures. We aim to entice a more climate-conscious diet.

Come, eat your art out.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (714) 587-9113
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our vegan and vegetarian food are mostly organic and wild, taste and healthy, and are designed to lighten the stomach and slim down the body.
  • Private party facilities
    We may accept private event like banquet, large parties, corporate anniversary celebration, etc. We have the whole second floor that may be reserved.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (714) 587-9113
  • Neighborhood
    Fountain Valley
  • Cross street
    Ellis ave.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Brookhurst Street and Ellis Ave.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Immersive Asian Tea Experience

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a captivating journey through our immersive Chinese tea ceremony steeped in centuries-old traditions and meticulous craftsmanship. Indulge in rare and exquisite teas carefully selected to elevate your senses and deepen your appreciation of Chinese culture.
    Immersive Asian Tea Experience Photo

What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Healthy

  • Orange County

    Romantic

  • Orange County

    Good for special occasions

  • North Orange County

    Healthy

  • North Orange County

    Romantic

  • North Orange County

    Good for special occasions

95 Reviews
  1. LilyH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not sure why social media has not commented on this place more. Celebrated my milestone birthday at Taste of Beauty. My husband and I were tended to perfectly in a private room. Loved how Anthony and Tony provided a background story for every dish that made the whole experience that much more memorable.

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  2. ChelseaH

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice experience. We enjoyed it very much.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not worth of what it costs, there’s effort to make the food look pretty but they taste the same as any regular Chinese restaurants. There’s also no ingredients that are worth mentioning despite being a vegetarian cuisine. We waited for 30 minute plus for the table despite having a reservation. Service was bad, the person introduced himself at the beginning and we didn’t see him until the check comes, and we had to ask for the next dish to come after a long wait and even needed to tell him what’s next on a tasting menu. Not recommended

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  4. Steph

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding vegan tasting menu for Valentine's Day with incredible dishes and excellent service! I highly recommend Taste of Beauty.

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  5. smeh

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had high expectations going in based on the reviews and the restaurant definitely met and exceeded my expectations We loved the food and the service- it not only looked beautiful but tasted just as good I would highly recommend the place to people looking for different / unique culinary experience

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ok we were so excited to take our vegan friend here for her birthday. The pictures were so beautiful. It turned out to be a huge disappointment. Mostly due to horrible service. To start we sat for 45 before we even got waters and we were never asked if we wanted anything else to drink. We had to ask for the tea parings and an hour and a half in we got a small pitcher of cold tea but no cups or glasses to drink it from. Again we had to ask when the waiter came back 15 min later. They subbed out the second course and the dessert course both we were looking forward to. The forth course was a motel Mushroom mountain scene. It was kind of cool until the plate broke from the dry ice and drenched my side of the table. When we told the server she just said oh that’s no good and the only attempt to clean up the mess was to lean over my husband take my menu witch was soaked and proceeded to drip all over his arms and food. The foot and a half puddle was still there when we left. The food was just alright so that did not make up for the terrible 3 hour service. Prices are $89 per person plus 18% gratuity Our experience with Taste of Beauty was in no way worth $450 for 4 people. I feel totally ripped off and we all left still hungry!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food concept, presentation, taste, and texture 5 stars. Service 1 star. Only two wait staff on a Saturday night. Not friendly, not experienced. Waited more than 10 minutes after being seated to have menu brought over. Another 30 minutes for water/tea. First course served nearly one hour after. Two hours into the evening we barely got through half the course. They then skipped the 6th then brought 7th and 8th (dessert) at the same time after we requested faster service. Noted it's a birthday celebration when making reservation on Open Table but no acknowledgement of any kind before, during, or after our meal. This has the potential to be a Michelin rated restaurant but needs a lot of work on improving the service. It runs like a soft opening even though it's been around since 2021.

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  8. Anon

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fine, but each course had a 45 minute break in between so the entire meal took more than 3 hours. There was not enough staff to support the tables. We got frustrated and saw other tables getting frustrated too.
    Taste of BeautyResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We genuinely appreciate your constructive criticism. We’re sorry to hear that your experience did not meet the high standards we strive to uphold. Please know that we are actively working on refining our service and restaurant experience as we grow. Your feedback is a crucial part of this process.

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  9. LindsayL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fantastic experience for me and my family. We had the best meal of our lives. Also the best service, food presentation, and atmosphere. We will be back again and again!
    Taste of BeautyResponded on February 6, 2024
    Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at Taste of Beauty. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have ever had — vegan or not!

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  11. AnnanS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menus is overall good but not worth the value.

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  12. KieuL

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food looks good but taste was just OK. Mostly mushrooms. Not worth the price.

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  13. Annie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, very nice service and owner. Hardly anyone at all in the restaurant but us. Food was gorgeous and tasted as good as it looked.

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  14. BasilosT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for my engagement and everything was so nice. My waiter met me by the restroom to take the ring in secret and brought it out with our last course. My fiance had a wonderful time and so did I. It was a wonderful experience and a pleasure.

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  15. Gilberto

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My vegetarian wife balked when she saw the price, but she was won over immediately by the first dish on the tasting menu. I, as a non-veg, was arguably even more wowed by the amazing things they did with some of the most exotic mushrooms I have never heard of! Delightful, sublime, phenomenal and rejuvenating!

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  16. BrandonM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is by far one of the greatest full course meals I’ve ever experienced. Food was great, staff was outstanding, and overall a place I would advise anyone to try!

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  17. AnaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food & service! Birthday party group of 6 on a Saturday night. Treated to vegan and vegetarian 8 course pre-fixe menu. WHAT A TREAT! Most of us are meat eaters and this experience was a wonderful and delightful treat! Food was deelicious & we were stuffed!

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  18. Sandiegans

    San Diego

    116 reviews

    3.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a unique experience. The food is lovely. Each course is pretty. But the beauty exceeded the taste to me. I just didn’t think the food was delicious. Maybe I’m not the audience.

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  19. Juli

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is presented so delicately and the same as how the pictures are shown. The service was amazing. Food is delicious and worth the price since you can see the amount of craftsmanship they put into each plate. I would definitely return and bring more friends and family to try.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely vibe. Classic Buddhist Food. Earthy. Soulful. Creative. Humble. Hospitable.

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  21. Naki

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super pleased to find this place and definitely bringing others (even non-vegetarians) back to experience it. I’m not a vegetarian but am always interested to see how creative one can be with non-meat dishes. Taste of Beauty has a super-creative menu that will pique your curiosity (if you’re like me and everything looks interesting, do the tasting menu - everything good, many different flavors and textures, filling enough and reasonable at $69).

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  22. RoyL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for my fiancé’s birthday and it was the most incredible experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorable, beautiful meal. Every dish is a tasty work of art. We were welcomed like family and included in a tea lesson before the restaurant opened. The waiter explained the thought behind each dish. A true experience that we will recommend to others.

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  24. Foodielover

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING!!!!!! I am not even vegan and I plan to return. The staff and food were absolutely delightful. We were there celebrating a special occasion and the staff and owner went above and beyond to make it a memorable event! I can’t thank them enough. The food was so flavorful and I super picky. I enjoyed it so much I ended up reordering a few of the dishes they were so good! Highly recommend!

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  25. Kokopellis

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and exquisite food, will definitely return!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience and was delighted by a tea service at the end that was very educational. We would highly recommend to anyone we know.

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  27. Minnie

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rare find of Delicate delicious vegetarian cuisine

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and overall experience! Everything was beyond delicious. We ordered the vegan Orchid tasting and were blown away. Key standouts were the “worry free soup” and the “green mountains and rivers”. We appreciated meeting the chef and the complimentary tea cake. Would highly recommend Taste of Beauty and will definitely be coming back!

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  29. MJSuci

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! The food was quite good but the presentation and stories behind the “themed” tasting menu were superb.

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  30. Kevin

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I highly recommend it for vegetarian fine dining

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  31. ANADAISYG

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining experience at the highest level. I can’t stop talking about how good the food tasted. Their food presentation was amazing. We totally emptied our plates. Service is exemplary - the server and one of the owners took time to explain about each dish upon serving them at the table. I highly recommend this restaurant. In fact, I came back the following day to bring my grandson and he’s beyond words as well.

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  32. PatriciaR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time going here. I really love coming to celebrate birthdays. Looking forward to the time to enjoy this amazing restaurant

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  33. soitgoes

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for a plant based tea tasting menu. It was 7 courses and 2 tea pairings. The presentations were really spectacular. This is a nice place to try once or occasionally, not a regular stomping ground. Service is very nice. It’s an experience to try at least once.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best vegetarian & vegan food! So delicious and beautifully presented. I loved all the meaningful stories that represented each dish. Quite an incredible dining experience!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second visit & it was just as magical as the first - beautiful ambiance- matches the beautiful presentation! Both times we had the brother & sister dynamic service duo ! I love it! Second time my 9 year old son came & was amazed by the tastiness of this vegetarian experience

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very unique food dishes. Service was well organized. Plenty of parking.

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  37. OxGoat

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good but the restaurant is short staffed !!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    So much beautiful potential. The food was beautiful, but not a Michelin star as others have described. The service, exceptional. The space is too large and awkwardly lit. If it was a more intimate location I think it could heighten the experience. Overall 3/5

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  39. Shiv

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelin star experience for lesser than what you would usually pay for 7-8 course meal. Food was delicious, only thing is it’s super private so better for dates or groups.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday celebration, enjoyed the experience very much

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Taste of Beauty is rated 4.2 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Taste of Beauty

18420 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6706

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ellis ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Fountain Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Brookhurst Street and Ellis Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (714) 587-9113
  • Catering
    Our vegan and vegetarian food are mostly organic and wild, taste and healthy, and are designed to lighten the stomach and slim down the body.
  • Private party facilities
    We may accept private event like banquet, large parties, corporate anniversary celebration, etc. We have the whole second floor that may be reserved.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (714) 587-9113
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