LA Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
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4507 S Centinela Ave (at Culver Blvd), Los Angeles, California, USA, 90066

Veggie restaurant serving mostly Thai food in addition to Western food. Faux meat dishes, rice and noodle dishes, curry, wraps and burgers, pancake, and more. Very small and simple set up, no air conditioning. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Thai, Delivery, Take-out

Reviews (25)

First Review by Nichapapa

excellent food - Edit

I enjoyed every bite.

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Awesome. Great variety. - Edit

Quaint spot great food.

Cons: Not much in the way of parking, but worth a little

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great food and service - Edit

I had lunch with a friend and she thought it was the most authentic Thai food she had tasted on the west side including non vegan. Would like to go back and try their non Thai food.

Pros: authentic

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Pretty good - Edit

Pretty standard vegan food with Asian dishes and a lot of popular foods with mock meat like burgers, tacos, wraps, burritos etc. definitely salty and really oily, I got the wonton soup and the sate. Definitely a junk food type of place in my option but worth checking out if you're in the area.

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a good cafe - Edit

My family and I ordered a lot of things. My favorite dishes were the orange chicken and the tropical pancakes although they had to remake it because the pancakes came out mushy the first time.

Pros: orange chicken, pancakes

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Thai cooks in the kitchen - Edit

...and that's one great thing about this restaurant, because I've eaten at too many ethnic cuisine restaurants where the cooks in the kitchen are native to those countries and the food don't taste authentic.

Here the kitchen knows how to make Thai food. I've eaten here several times and have also gotten delivery on handful of occasions. Here's my LA Vegan review update. The menu is quite extensive and very similar to the other Thai vegan eateries in and around greater LA. To some extent they all "copy" each other.

I usually get the tom ka khai with mock chicken (coconut and mushroom soup); it's pretty taste. My new favorite is the fried rice but with white rice instead of brown. Curries are usually good. Pancake is a flop (mushy inside).

Note that the Thai food is only mildly spicy, made for American taste buds.

Pros: kitchen is quick, the Thai flavors are good

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get pho soup noodle fix here - Edit

I love this place and go there all the time. I also love soup noodle. found out the chef can make Vietnam Pho soup noodle and that's pretty much what I get all the time. Not on the menu but you can ask for it. usually only available on weekday when that chef is there.

Pros: vegan, has Vietnam pho soup noodle

Cons: sometimes spots all taken in back parking lot

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delicious pumpkin - Edit

came here on a fall October day. they had a pumpkin curry on the menu. it was delicious. the taste of pumpkin and coconut milk. what a combo.

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Great Food! - Edit

Super cute little vegan restaurant, Lots of options, I highly recommend!

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Nice little place, Choice of mock meats or tofu - Edit

I went there with a friend on a Saturday evening. The little place was full, which is a good sign.
For a couple of items on the menu you can choose between soy meats and tofu, so if you're not a fan of soy meats this is perfect.
We ordered the wouton soup which was yummy and the green curry which was good but could have been better.
Service was nice and friendly.

Pros: if you don't like mock meats you can choose tofu f, all vegan

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Delicious food and great service :-) - Edit

I love visiting this place. There were so many options on the menu. My boyfriend chose a vegetable fried rice and that was what we liked the best. The egg rolls were very tasty as well. The place is very well decorated and service was fast and nice :-)

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I walked 2.5 miles to eat here, I'd do it again. - Edit

Was staying at the Marina del Rey Marriot and found this place online. Decided instead of taking a Taxi I'd hoof it. It was a long walk but the food was really good. I had the Hot wings and the "chicken" Dinner" both were really good. At the end I got a cookie to to eat on my walk back to the hotel. I'd walk the 50 minutes again. Hoping I'm back in the area some day to try it again.

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salty greasy - Edit

Ordered from here once. Food contained more salt than we liked, and the red curry was bland tasting

Pros: all-vegan

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inexpensive and tasty - Edit

Favorite items are the deluxe breakfast, spicy beef salad, high protein salad, and spicy mint leaves. There are many "vegan Thai" places in LA, and I think this is one of the best, if not the best. The food is well prepared and the price is right. Also love the delivery! The deluxe breakfast is one of the best deals around.

Pros: price, taste, delivery

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Great Food - Edit

I am a frequent customer at LA Vegan. My favorite dishes are the Orange Chicken, Pineapple Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Sweet and Sour Seitan, Tom Yum soup, Deluxe breakfast, and kung pao tofu. So basically, the whole menu!
The staff there is great, they are very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this place.

Pros: tasty, good value, variety

Cons: small space for dining

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Go for lunch - Edit

This is my place for lunch. I like the Orange 'Chicken' -- oh, can't get enough of that sauce. I also like the Tom Kah Kai soup with the coconut milk and the tempeh wrap - oh, and the pancakes - oh, and the 'fish' and chips. I'm sure you'll find something you love on the menu. I can't get enough of this place. The people there are so nice.

Pros: Quiet place

Cons: Very small

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LA Vegan sums it all - Edit

very cozy and clean, i like the atmosphere, but i can't imagine what is would be if it is full, only a few table in a small corner room. the staff is very nice, unobtrusive, yet helpful, fast and efficient, yet professional. i'd assume they are the owners. we loved the thai tea, great balance, not to creamy and classic herbaceous touch and not too sweet. the coconut soup was also great, even the mock meat inside was yummy, just a touch of lemon-grass and bamboo, and the broth aromatic and rich, great combinations of sweet and spicy flavors. we also had fish and chips, which i devoured, i don't think they were too greasy, just simple and delicious. we also ordered some stuffed mushroom special, which was kind of weird, i almost could not determine what it has, i'm sure it was mock meat and cheese, but pretty bland. i definitely did not like the green curry, but it was my first time for green curry, so i won't judge them on it.
overall i'd definitely go there again, i think the atmosphere and the friendly staff will draw us back, the food is hit or miss, but isn't that what dining is all about, the perfect bite when you least expect it.

Pros: friendly staff, coconut soup, atmosphere

Cons: ****

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Drunken Noodles - Edit

I LOVE the Drunken Noodles. I had them with mock shrimp and thought it was excellent. Just the right amount of spice. The Mock Salmon Nori Rolls weren't as good. They have a great variety of items and even deliver.

Pros: great prices, good variety, deliver

Cons: only provided chopsticks, limitted parking, do not accept AMEX

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Pretty Good - Edit

Another Thai Vegan restaurant. Food is pretty good. Not the best, but better than most. People working there are super friendly. My only complaint is that it's over priced for what it is. The food is not spectacular, yet they charge as if it is spectacular.

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OK - Edit

This is vegan restaurant, the food is okay and they can prepare anything on the menu at any time of day.

Pros: large menu

Cons: limited parking

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Mostly a carry out / delivery place - Edit

There are only about 3 or 4 tables, but its a nice new clean place. Rumors are its pretty much a carbon copy of The Vegan Joint (better for dining in) but hey, nothing wrong with duplicating a good thing! I really pigged out and had the Vegan Salmon Nori rolls, Lentil Burger, Fries and No Udder Carrot Cake. All was really good. I don't think I'd go over The Vegan Joint, but hey they deliver and parking is sure a lot easier! Parking in the rear and no meters on the street! Friendly staff. If you live in the delivery radius definitely grab a menu and consider yourself LUCKY

Pros: DELIVERY

Cons: small

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Yay. Another VEGAN choice, but needs tweaking. - Edit

I have been trying to find Vegan restaurants that will deliver to my area for the past eight months, and today I discoverd LA Vegan. I was of course delighted they would deliver even though I am .18 miles past their zone.
Without a menu online, I just took a gamble and assumed that they had an almost identical menu to many of the other vegan places in LA ie: The Vegan Join, California Vegan, Green Leaves, etc... They were friendly on the phone and the driver was very polite and it took less than 45 minutes.
I ordered the Seitan Wrap, should've listened to another reviewer about leaving out the sprouts, it was greasy and the bread a bit dry, othewise, it was o.k. The Hot Wings, were not soggy on the outside, which was a nice surprise as that's usually the case with delivered fried food, however, the inside was a bit mushy and too much sauce. Despite previous comments about small portions, I found them to be sufficient. The Vegetable Fried Rice, was a large serving, it would be quite yummy without all of the grease. And dessert, Cheezecake from "No Udder Desserts" was good. The driver did say they've only been open for 3 weeks. So I'm hoping they'll make some tweaks in their food preparation. Afterall, we can always use more VEGAN eateries, especially ones that deliver!

Pros: friendly staff, delivers, reasonable price

Cons: a bit greasy

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Had pad thai & sow chicken wrap - Edit

I've had two dishes from LA Vegan; Pad Thai, and a Soy Chicken Wrap. Both were good, and I was very full. I plan on going back again soon.

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Thank God! - Edit

I visited this new place today for my birthday dinner. All I can say is Praise Jesus for yummy vegan grub in my hood! I typically frequent The Vegan Joint and California Vegan (which I think have the same owner), so I was thrilled to learn that LA Vegan had opened up within walking distance of my home. The staff was uber nice, the prices were way reasonable, and the food was excellent!!! I am a bit of a snob and can be very hard to please, but there was nothing that I did not like ( I say this with double negatives so as to stress my point). The duck salad was excellent, the seitan wrap was done very well with just the right amount of seasoning (I recommend no sprouts), the sushi was very believable, and the hot wings(while not as spicy as I would prefer) were extremely tasty! The interior is a bit on the small side, so I recommend coming early to avoid the dinner/lunch rush or get it to go/have it delivered. If you live in Venice, Mar Vista, or Marina Del Rey, and you want a tasty healthy meal that won't cause you to choose between eating and filling your gas tank, I highly recommend LA Vegan. Great spot for a date!!!!Go and be blessed!

Pros: Walking Distance for Marina/Mat Vista , Excellent Parking In Rear, Super Friendly Staff

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Chia 04 Jul 2008 - Your assumption about the restaurant owners for The Vegan Joint and California Vegan are wrong. They are different people. Almost all of the Thai vegan places in the greater LA area are owned by different people.  


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Yummy - Edit

I went there couple days ago, the food was fresh. I'd recommend the seaweed roll and the mock salmon roll. Also, my friend had the seitan wrap, comes along with Tahini sauce, yum yum.

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