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Review: If you've never been to Au Lac, don't pay any mind to the negative reviews. This place is awesome! Food sooo good you'll be licking the bowl of your leftovers the next day! Their head chef (small, smiling asian dude) is an amazing, spiritual man, and one of the TOP VEGAN RAW CHEFS IN THE WORLD!! Their prices have gone up in the last few years, which is unfortunate, but the quality is 5 star. They go the extra mile with their ingredients, using macadamia nuts, organic agave nectar, etc. So one of the reasons it's a little pricy is they pimp it out with delicious/nutritious ingredients! And they have a huge Cooked AND Raw menu! On the Raw Menu, the most expensive things (the Paella and Curry, both around $19+) are actually enough for 2 people! Whenever I go, i finish my plate and the plates of everyone I go with, but I CANNOT finish their Raw Curry! And they put a whole avocado in it, if not 2 avocados! And if you go in to eat alone- the head chef (who does not speak by the way) will sometimes motion to pick you up, escort you to a table where someone else came alone, and sit you two together! May sound strange, but a lot of friends are made at this place! And they donate to charity huge! They used to have lots of palms and tiki-style decor, but recently they made it look more fancy. But the vibe is still awesome! Vegi-mok-meat mastery! Amazing soups! Memorable huge salads on the raw menu, you can order brown rice, they sell Durian smoothies.... This is my favorite restaurant in the world, because it's clean, delicious, and make's you feel good! I've been to the "Inn of the Seventh Ray" in Topanga Canyon quite a bit, supposedly super high class, expensive like crazy, high-conscious restuaruant.... and lemme tell you, that place sucks bad compared to Au Lac! So remember, it may seem a little bit pricy, but the quality and energy of the food excells beyond those restuarants that only have valet parking and cost $20 just for appetizers! ps - they even purify their own water!