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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink, Los Angeles, CA
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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

4.5
4.5
605 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegan
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Vietnamese, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 617-2533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ito

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Hope St.

  • Parking details

    Validated parking available in Promenade lot directed from red "Au Lac Parking" sign on 1st St. <br />Validated rates apply towards $12+ purchase:<br />First hour free<br />Second hour $1<br />Third through eighth hour $7

  • Entertainment

    Saturday Night JazzSunday Night Inspired Comedy and Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

What 605 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent the service was excellent he really truly enjoyed ourselves. We will be going back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beyond delicious, we will come again, and again New spot before the theater 😍
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The theater
  4. J

    Joseph

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 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 !!!!
  5. M

    Mack

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Once we were seated, it took about ten minutes for a server to take our orders
  7. S

    Soycatty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely space, right across from major performance spaces. Good food and service, but can be a little spendy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 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!
  9. c

    convoyhelm

    Atlanta

    191 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very tasty pre-show dinner. The 'octopus' was especially delicious.
  10. J

    randyJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 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."
  11. L

    Localdinning2013

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Slow service, interesting menu, reasonable prices, good for family style sharing
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! We will return!
  13. EH

    EdenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 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.
  14. S

    Suzydiva

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 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.
  15. GR

    GinaR

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was wonderful!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 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.
  17. M

    Mgottes

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was so pleasantly surpized how creative and delicious the food was. Will go back soon
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 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.
  19. B

    Booboo

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The chocolate shake is to die for!!! Baklava was also yummy!
  20. L

    Leezaa

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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
  21. KC

    KenC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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!
  22. MK

    MichikoK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really liked foods here. Service is very good and professional. Definitely return.
  23. AC

    AmyCalifornia

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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!
  24. B

    Bryce

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a really great experience and really tasty food, and amazingly all Vegan
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 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
  26. LR

    LouR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant brilliant brilliant experience. Recommend to anyone and everyone.
  27. MA

    MARKS

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and excellent food. We will be back, hopefully soon.
  28. DT

    DianeT

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 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.
  29. CM

    CarrieM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  30. BA

    BoonAppetite

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 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.
  31. M

    Mudlark

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 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.
  32. EW

    East2WestGay

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food!!!
  34. E

    Elle

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and great experience! Pho was yummy!
  35. FG

    FishGuy

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 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
  36. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was soooo good! Amazing vegan and gluten-free options - highly recommend!
  37. L

    Lindy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service very slow.
  38. S

    Starfish

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 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.
  39. LG

    LouiseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 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.
  40. m

    mike

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Slow server. Food arrived cold.

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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink is rated 4.5 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hope St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Vietnamese, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated parking available in Promenade lot directed from red "Au Lac Parking" sign on 1st St. <br />Validated rates apply towards $12+ purchase:<br />First hour free<br />Second hour $1<br />Third through eighth hour $7

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ito

  • Entertainment

    Saturday Night JazzSunday Night Inspired Comedy and Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

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