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Loving Hut

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 30 reviews )
Contact 602-264-3480

3239 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85018

Previously named International Vegetarian House, and now part of international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Serving all vegan food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan desserts. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am-2:30pm, Tue-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Reviews (30)

First Review by csipek

Worth the slight detour on your way from the Airport to Scottsdale! - Edit

We were in Scottsdale for a swim meet and this was the only option for us late on a Thursday evening as we traveled up from Phoenix to Scottsdale. I think that being 'off peak' helped because we had the most excellent and friendly service! The Pho, mandarin chicken & Love of family dishes were flavorful and you can adapt 'spiciness' either by asking when you order, or by asking for hot sauce. Everything is vegan & they have cakes, cheesecake, ice cream & even vegan jerky in the store! It was a vegan oasis! We also enjoyed the summer rolls as an appetizer. The whole family ate here & loved it - which is saying something because I now have teenagers......

Pros: EVERYTHING is vegan!, adapt heat of dish, brown rice option, desserts! jerky!

Cons: busy at peak times (Sunday dinner is busy), no high chairs

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Lovin' it! - Edit

Vegan/vegetarian food is hard to find while on the road, so we try to visit as many of these independently owned places as possible whenever we travel.

This restaurant was a true gem! The owner was very hands-on, answered questions, and graciously accepted our gushing compliments! Very reasonably priced. Desserts were also awesome.

Pros: Nice vibe, Very friendly staff, great food

Cons: All good!

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Loving Somewhut - Edit

Average vegan Asian food. Not bad, not terribly tasty. If you like processed protein, you will love this place, because just about every dish serves tofu or veggie protein or yam protein (say wha?). You can however make requests for soy-free and gluten-free.

It's a nice quiet restaurant painted white inside with several tables set for three or four people. The servers are very lax and friendly. Also the menu is colorful with pictures.


Rainbow salad - Very light dressing covering a mound of exceptionally thin sliced cabbage and veggies. It's topped with slices of veggie protein but I ate around those. Otherwise, a very good salad.

Spring Rolls - Veggie protein is chopped up and mixed in well enough so that it would take too long to pick out. They looked good, but I avoided them. Tasted the accompanying house made peanut sauce and found it to be very weak.

Dumplings - Also looked very good but the veggie protein was blended in so I avoided them. The accompanying house made sauce was very weak.

French fries - Thinly sliced, fried right, and served with basic ketchup.


In order to avoid soy and the processed stuffs, I ordered the broccoli-mushroom dish and made special request for a plain eggplant dish. Either brown or white rice could be requested as an addition to the meal, but I opted for a side of noodles. Glad I did.

Also, glad I ordered two dishes because ended up combining them into one, just to get a full meal. The mushrooms were awfully rubbery; they went to waste. So I paired the broccoli florets with my eggplant and stirred in the noodles. That was good.


Orange juice with mint flavor and topped with flowers. I thought the orange was going to be fresh, but it tasted like it was straight from a carton. (That is the last time I believe a server who says the restaurant sells fresh juice.) The mint was an artificially dark green colored overly sweet syrup at the bottom of the glass. Not worth it.


Slice of maple cinnamon cake. A-Okay. Not too thick and not overly sweet. A trained tongue can tell that it's vegan.

Pros: Can order soy-free, Nicely spaced tables, Laid back

Cons: Sauces were lacking , Too much processed protein

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Loving Hut - Edit

I truly have enjoyed the few times I have been to Loving Hut. My only concern is the gluten free options, there aren't that many. The vegetables are your typical greasy take out feel. I really wish that could be different. However, they know how to cook tofu and the flavors are phenomenal!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Flavorful dishes

Cons: Lack of GF options

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I Love Loving Hut - Edit

Always happy at the Loving Hut. Food is always fresh and clean tasting, prices are very affordable, the people that work there are always friendly...

Pros: Great Food, Great Value, Friendly Staff

Cons: Far from my home

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Amazing! - Edit

I have been going to this restaurant for about 20 years (since it was the Vegetarian House). The owners are amazing people, and the food is outstanding. My family of 5 went last night and we ordered LOTS of food, and had plenty of leftovers. Everything was incredibly delicious, but the real star for me was "Frank's Veggie Steak & Potatoes". I believe it is a fairly new menu item, and it is not to be missed!

Pros: D

Cons: Excellent Food, Wonderful Service, Reasonable Pricing

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Excellent Food - Edit

Went here for the second time yesterday. Food is great. I had the BBQ noodle dish. Came with an unexpected lentil soup!. I did order the ban mhai Philly to go which was solid, but to bready in my opinion. Food came very quickly and was fresh. The outside is very plain, but the dining room is nice inside. Was cracking up at the "programming" on the TV. Service was fast and friendly!

Pros: Taste, Service, Speed

Cons: Philly could have been better

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Fast service and great food - Edit

This is the best Loving Hut I've ever eaten at. It's a sit down style where I ordered from my table and not at the counter. It was a very relaxing lunch and the service was excellent.
I got the BBQ Western Burger. The onion rings that came on the burger (there were 3) were large, hot and crispy. It was yummy!! The fries were hot and crisp and also very good. Just get plenty of napkins. I'll be going to this place a lot and I'm glad I found it. Thanks Happy Cow!

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New Menu as of July 2014! - Edit

Yet another update b/c this place just keeps on improving!

They introduced a new menu this summer. Not to worry though; the house favorites are still on the menu, they've simply added some things as well.

My favorite additions thus far:

Ocean Sandwich - a fried "fish" sandwich that is very good, especially with extra tartar sauce

Speaking of... Their tartar sauce may very well be the BEST vegan tartar sauce I have ever tasted. It's amazing!

Side of yam based protein - ask for it fried, get some tartar sauce and fries, and voila! Shrimp and chips! It is SO deliciously addictive. I keep going back for more!

They've re-vamped their french fries. They are now more golden and crispy.

I've learned that the Hawaiian burger comes with a faux chicken patty, but you may ask for a burger patty instead (which I highly recommend).

They now have a Western Burger (bbq Gardein patty, onion rings, pineapple, etc), which I have yet to try, but it looks yummy! Will update again once I've tried it!


I don't know if they read their Happy Cow reviews or not, but kudos to them for the major improvements.

I have revisited several times and they have greatly improved on the fried wontons, which are now fried to a perfectly golden brown crisp. The pan-fried dumplings are cooked to perfection.

The Guru Fried Rice, Sweet & Sour Divine "chicken", Spicy Cha Cha, Sage Lemongrass, Noble Broccoli, and Philly Dream are my favorite entrees. They are all bursting with flavor.

The pan-fried dumplings and crispy wontons are my favorite appetizers.

Very filling; I always have enough food for 2-3 meals. Reasonably priced. Relaxed atmosphere. Extremely pleasant owners/workers; very friendly and always smiling.

Updated from previous review on Saturday November 03, 2012

I am very familiar with the Loving Hut chain and I know that each restaurant can differ. That being said, I was disappointed with the food the last few times that I visited this location. My wontons were over-cooked (burnt 1 night), & the Hawaiian burger is no longer a burger at all. It was a weird faux-chicken type of protein which promptly fell to pieces when attempting to eat it. The Noble broccoli was good, I just wish it came with rice. It's a little over $1 extra, which isn't bad, but sometimes I forget to ask for it.

Updated from previous review on Saturday November 03, 2012
Updated from previous review on Tuesday May 13, 2014

Pros: 100% vegan, very friendly and clean, great tasting food

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Comfort food made vegan - Edit

This place has various comfort food and meat dishes you might miss… made vegan. I had the steak and potatoes and a side of yam shrimp. I really wasn't expecting it to taste anything like the meats, but they did a very good job. I've been vegan for a year, so I honestly don't remember an accurate taste of what the real deal tastes like (and I'm kind of happy I don't remember), but this was delicious. I believe the steak was a tofu, but I am not 100% on that. However, the chef sure knows how to use and prepare that tofu, because it tasted great and had a very good consistency and texture. The yam shrimp were good as well, though a bit on the pricey side in my opinion. They also brew a variety of hot teas and then serve them over ice. I had a chocolate mint oolong that was a great refreshing, yet different ice tea; not your same old same old black sweet tea.

Pros: Different, Delicious

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My first Vegan Place - Edit

This was the first and only vegan place eaten at and I really really enjoyed it. The food was delicious! Very flavorful! They give you a yummy small free soup before your meal. I tried one of their shakes which was okay. But my god, their cheesecake was amazing! Even my boyfriend, who hates vegan food, loved it. I highly recommend this place.

Pros: Friendly staff, Cheap, Nice vibe

Cons: Not much beverage variety

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Nice sit down Chinese food - Edit

We have been here once, and I love that it's vegan but it feels like your typical Chinese restaurant. We got these large helpings we all ended up sharing and they served a soup appetizer that surprised us. At first we thought it was kind of expensive but we got large helpings plus the appetizer and salad. The staff is so friendly!!

They do use rehydrated "faux meats" that you can purchase there. I am not sure on why but after eating there we all had tummy aches, we think it may have been the faux meat being rehydrated… maybe? Something to keep in mind.

Pros: Great tasting food, Several options, Friendly staff

Cons: a little expensive, rehydrated "meats"??

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Worth going back - Edit

The chai iced tea was delicious, and the spring rolls and curry soup were very good. Although there was a self-congratulatory video playing, it highlighted Veganism and not religion. The staff was reasonably nice, especially after I started chatting them up. Definitely want to try more of their large all-vegan menu.

Pros: Good food, Reasonable price, Large menu

Cons: Preaching to the converted during your meal

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