Erven

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514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California, USA, 90401

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fusion with experimental flavors. Est. summer 2016 as vegan but no longer as of Jun 2017. Menu continues to offer a few of its more popular vegan dishes. Open Mon-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Reviews (13)

First Review by daroff

my favorite restaurant - Edit

Flavorful incentive authentic vegan food. None better IMHO

Pros: great food, takeout

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nom nom nom - Edit

Okay. I have been here twice and I have every intention of eating through the entire menu. For me, this place is a treat, as I try to avoid excess fat and oils. But Erven is really having a great time giving us interesting treats to try. I have only been for lunch, which right now they serve from the counter, but soon they will have full lunch service. I have had their falafel sandwich and a mushroom hoagie, both of which left me licking the plate. The portions are just the right size to leave room for a decadent chocolate chip cookie. I will always challenge vegan specialty restaurants to stop substituting meat and dairy with excess fat, and this is the only place that Ive been that could rise to the challenge. Nom nom!

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Incredible place - Edit

I absolutely loved the staff in this place, they were all very nice and kind. The food was like nothing Ive ever tested before, very unique and delicious.
To drink I had "The Golden State Cider" and was not disappointed, One of the best sweet beer I've ever tasted!

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Great Santa Monica find - Edit

I really enjoyed my meal at Evren. I had the sunchokes for my starter, and the fried tofu sandwich for my main. I also got a brownie to go : ) everything was delicious and the staff were very attentive and helpful.

Pros: nice location near 3rd street and the beach, romantic ambiance , shareable small plates

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not as good value - Edit

they took over the old real food daily. the new decor is not my style and the artwork of jagger missing gandhi is plain weird. the food I got was pretty good but was kind of disappointed there is no bowl on the menu. also for the price the amount is food you get is not much.

Pros: vegan

Cons: not Good value for what you get

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Fusion flavors - Edit

Read about this place on Happycow. It's a plant based restaurant which sits in the former space of the long established but shut Real Food Daily. The new owners changed up the decor, added curtains. It has 2 section: a quick service deli & baked treats area and a sit-down full service area. I've eaten here a few times - was just here late December 2016. Here's my Erven review update.

Once for lunch where my friend and I opted for the informal seating area of the deli. From the salad case we choose a 3-item combo + we got 2 of the prepared (ready made) sandwiches. Overall the food was okay. The sweet potato sandwich had interesting flavor and the smashed cucumber cold dish was good and savory.

Twice we came for dinner and ordered a bunch of dishes to share. The menu offers interesting combinations of different flavors: Asian, Thai, Korean, American. We've tried much of the menu, in fact.

I did not like these main entrees; they just tasted kinda weird: the kale cavatelli (pasta) in thai curry sauce; noodles like ramen; Korean cabbage pancake.

The battered fried tofu sandwich was okay but I didn't like the overwhelming taste of balsalmic dressing on the buns; a vegan mayonaise or tartar or ranch would suit better in my opinion.

Here are the small plates I liked and would recommend: roasted carrots and crispy lentils with coconut sorbet (a must try, even though I don't like cooked carrots this dish was a surprise); sweet corn cakes with harissa sauce; tempura sweet potato; sweet potato and rice nori roll.

Overall, I think the flavors are ambitious and experimental with some success.

Mood-wise, the space feels more open and airy when they open the curtains.

Dinner music could be softer.

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fine dining - Edit

Elegant atmosphere. Very creative and flavorful dishes. I loved the sun chokes

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Okay - Edit

The menu items were creative, but the food itself was bland. The staff was nice, but tried a little to hard to convince me how great everything was. RFD was much better and is worth the drive to West Hollywood. I want to like this place, so I may try again.

Pros: Creative menu selection, Location

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Vegan Foodie Euphoria! - Edit

This place is incredible. It's not "vegan" food, it's just good food! Definitely order the dates, they were our fav! Also had the sauerkraut donuts, green spaghetti, chickpea fritters, and bread pudding. All so yum! It's a little pricey, and the servings are small fine dining, so plan your finances accordingly.

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100% vegan - Edit

This place is entirely vegan !
Very fine food ! Try the gazpachos, the starters (the fried dates !)

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wonderful - Edit

I stopped in for a late lunch with a friend. She ordered the baby kale salad and I got the Philly sandwich. Both were excellent. The Philly was made with mushrooms on a pretzel bun and was beautifully served with a slaw type salad. We chatted with the manager who also gave us a cinnamon roll to try. Delicious! Definitely looking forward to coming back and trying more dishes. So glad another vegan restaurant took over the old RFD space.

Pros: tasty and beautiful, nice staff

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This Place is Vegan - Edit

This place is vegan and delicious.
Has both a lunch option with ready made sandwiches and a dinner type of sit down set up.
A little expensive if you want something more than a single plate.

Pros: options, fast lunch or sit down, delicious

Cons: pricey

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Amazing! - Edit

Fantastic experience! We shared four salads: Baby Kale, Avocado & Beets, Israeli, and Grain. Staff was very helpful and upbeat. Great options and great attitude. Very pleased!

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