Loving Hut

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 38 reviews )

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

Est. in the mid-2000s as International Vegetarian House and now is part of international chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Serving vegan food, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan desserts. Each location is individually operated. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-8:00pm.

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

38 Reviews

First Review by csipek

What a delight!!! - Edit

Incredible menu, hard to choose!! We had the Heaven Rice Rolls and Coconut Curry...it was outstanding!!! Great service, friendly people. Can’t wait to try the one in Seattle when we get home.

Pros: Very varied menu!

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Good menu - Edit

Enjoyable experience and good food for a good price.

Pros: a couple locations

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They just don't like me at this location - Edit

Food's great and it's near my home. I've never had anything here I didn't love... except for the service. Really sad to lose this as one of my usual restaurants, but I know where I'm not wanted.

Pros: Great food , Good menu & dessert selection , Grocery section

Cons: Wait staff pretend not to understand you when they

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My Go-To place for super delicious food - Edit

I go to this location at least once a week. Try the Rose Lemonade. You can’t go wrong with your choice. I have never been disappointed.

Pros: Great drinks, Great entrees

Cons: Service can be a bit slow but , Just OK on deserts

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best vegan restaurant I’ve been to! - Edit

This was so amazing. We were nearby and got hungry - was not planning to eat out originally. So glad I got hungry! :) used happy cow app and this was the closest restaurant.
My omnivore fiancé was seriously impressed and so was I. Staff was so lovely and food came very quick.
We shared the soup which was sizzling rice soup and he had a western burger while I had BBQ noodles. The soup arrived and the fried rice was indeed sizzling and poured into the soup right in front of us. The most delicious soup I’ve tasted. And I’m Hungarian I almost always eat soup! The plate was so big we could share without noticing it was half a portion. Not sure maybe it’s an American thing but for me it definitely seemed like very descent size.
I had to try the burger it was so appetising and it was the best choice. So delicious. I love burgers but have not found many vegan burgers that are really good and satisfying alternatives. Don’t get me wrong a but burger is quite great but not the real thing. Even bean or sweet potato burgers are not always there. But this one!!!! Oh my... so yummy!!!!!
And then the noodles! Yummmmm.
Then we had a cheesecake as well. I have to admit for me it was way too creamy but I was told (partner) that it’s how it’s supposed to be. Lol.
I saw they also sell raw or frozen stuff like ‘prawns’ or ‘bacon’ they looked very much like the real thing. If I lived here I definitely would have bought some of those.
Fantastic experience. Definitely recommend!!!!!

Pros: good size portions, lovely staff, delicious food

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Good food and very friendly staff. If I am ever in this part of the world again I will for sure pay them another visit!

Pros: Quality food, Friendly staff

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Awesome food! - Edit

I have been to this location many times in the past 2 years. It's one of my favorites in Az. Have been to many Loving Huts globally and this is one is one of the best! My favorite is the Spicy Pad Thai (they make it with a peanut sauce) it's awesome!!! I also have had the Spring Rolls with peanut sauce and the Heaven Rice rolls with peanut sauce, both are my faves! The Yellow Curry is also great!

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So good! - Edit

Get the Spicy Cha Cha!

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One Of The Best Loving Huts - Edit

I have eaten at Loving Hut restaurants globally, and I must say that this branch is ome of the best. I had a delicious Wonton soup.

Pros: excellent food

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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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Quaint and lovely place. So many vegan dishes?❣? and a fridge full of mock meats for sale ❤️

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amazing. - Edit

Was highly impressed had the bbq noodle and wonton soup. I have to say was the best wonton I've ever eaten. And the spring roll was delicious.

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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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Great vegan food! - Edit

The food and service were great!
They also have some of their products for sale, we bought faux shrimp and bacon.

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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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Very good - Edit

Even though they can be a bit slow sometimes in taking our order and it sucks that they close in the middle of the day … the food is fantastic.

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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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This place can be great - Edit

The biggest problem with this place is that their hours don't make any sense at all. Closed certain random days, closed in the middle of the day, (when I want to eat there the most) open late, closed early. If you do manage to get there when they are open you must try the spicy cha cha or the spicy lemongrass chicken. They are the best 2 dishes on the menu for sure. If you do want to try the worst thing on the menu maybe think about checking out the Philly sandwich, it really sucks! The portions aren't so great but since this place is right by my place I keep going back. Definitely not the most professional people around but still good. Website is down a lot. Plus, they have a small retail area where I buy vegan jerky and all kinds of vegan broth. I am allergic to garlic and onions and none of their broths have either at all which impresses me so so much since most people use it in everything vegetarian.

Pros: Convenient Central Phoenix Location

Cons: Business hours are a joke

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