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Loving Hut - Sunset District

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524 Irving St (at Sunset District), San Francisco, California, USA, 94122

Loving Hut vegan restaurant was created with a vision that all beings can live in peace and harmony with each other and the planet. It is an invitation to gourmet cuisine made with wholesome ingredients, and it offers an accessible starting point for those making the transition to a plant-based diet. It was awarded "Best vegan restaurant of San Francisco" in 2014 and 2015 by Best Business.

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

Reviews (19)

First Review by SynthVegan

didn't expect that - Edit

The staff is very friendly and the prices are totally ok. But unfortunately the main dish wasn't tasty at all :/ neither mine nor the one of my friend. But I can recommend the summer rolls! They were great.


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Love the Loving Hut - Edit

we visited San Francisco in January and enjoyed eating at the Loving Hut multiple times on our visit. The portions were very fair and the flavors were excellent. The pricing seemed very reasonable for the portions and being in San Francisco. We will certainly be back when we visit San Francisco again.

Pros: good value, good flavors, good selection

Cons: located in a food court so noisey


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Freshly made food. Old cake.Nothing special overal - Edit

We were there on a Saturday evening. There were a few tables full: families with children, couples, groups of friends.

Their menu is 100% vegan, mostly Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese) with a few Western options (burgers, pasta, pizza) featuring pictures of most items. Most dishes use tofu and soy protein.
They say they don't use MSG and also use some organic ingredients.
The place also sells vegan dog food and some vegan snacks.

The service was good and prompt, the waitress is very nice and fast.

We ordered clay pot rice and stir fried veggies with house sauce. They were fresh, made on the spot, but they were nothing special.
The mocha cake was old and tasteless, a great disappointment, I'd say it was at least 1 week old.
Updated from previous review on Monday April 25, 2016

Updated from previous review on Monday April 25, 2016

Pros: 100% vegan, Good service, No MSG

Cons: Old tasteless cake


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Great first visit - Edit

We used happy cow to find Living Hut while driving through SF.
We loved the menu and ordered 5 separate dishes to sample all we could.
Service was very quick and attentive. It was early afternoon so we had the place to ourselves.
All the dishes were tasty and arrived in order and good temperature.
The staff was very friendly and enthused about vegan cuisine.
This could be a tough place to park at times but the muni train stops right there so it's great for locals.


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Wow! - Edit

My girlfriend and I have really been wanting to come here ever since we tried Loving Hut in Phoenix. We went in on a Wednesday around 2:30PM and had a really awesome experience.

Food - 5/5, loved everything we ordered! Guru's Curry was our favorite, we even tried the pizza and it was pretty good.

Ambience - 4/5 Nice and clean, cute minimal decor, the only thing I'm not crazy about is the TV with the Supreme Master lady's variety show playing. I guess this is a consistent theme at Loving Huts, but I prefer no TV's in restaurants.

Service - 5/5 Our waitress was SO insanely nice. Came and took our order quickly, came to check on us but didn't overdo it. Food came out pretty fast.

I don't understand all the crappy reviews I've seen of this location. We were totally blown away. Love it.

Pros: food!, nice people!, affordable!


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one of the best. - Edit

Loving hut is one of the best vegan food chains out there. I usually always give then four stars but I was sad to see that this location did not have my favorite soup which is the royal noodle soup that they carry at some of their other locations. Anyway, you really can't go wrong with pretty much everything on their menu. I recommend trying the phone, and trying the crispy rolls. Soo good. I also love that they have vegan candy bars. always a bonus! oh another thing, their service is always fast. I usually get my good within minutes.

Pros: fast. , cheap!, delcious

Cons: parking , no royal soup


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Nice Place - Edit

Nice extensive menu and tasty food, however service was a bit slow and they brought out the rice well before the main dishes so the rice went cold. Otherwise a good place.

Pros: Menu, Food Tasty

Cons: Bad Service


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Great dessert, some organics - Edit

This Loving Hut is good for a meal or dessert if you're in the Golden Gate Park area. The food is typical Loving Hut fare, but they distinguish themselves by using some organic ingredients, including salads, which we appreciate. They also have an enticing dessert menu, and the pumpkin "cheesecake" is lovely.

Pros: Some organics, good desserts, near the park


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very slow service, adequate food - Edit

We had to wait so long for a takeout lunch menu that it is hard to be positive about this place. The lunch menu was OK, but nothing particularly exciting. Pretty typical veggies and grain type thing. Not worth waiting for. If we were in some location that doesn't have a lot of vegan choices, it's one thing. But in San Francisco there are so many choices.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: very slow service, mediocre food


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Fine for takeout and has vegan dog food - Edit

Came here for takeout for a picnic lunch in Golden Gate park. Worked really nicely for that, near enough for an easy walk to eat in a grassy field. Compared to other Loving Hut locations in SF, the dishes I had here were not the most exciting but met the general standards of Loving Huts around the world. They had some cakes that looked really good but were $4-6 for a slice, pretty expensive considering most dishes are $8-11 and the weekday lunch special is $5.95 (great deal)!

The atmosphere in the restaurant was pretty sterile, not the most fun to eat inside; think cafeteria.

The most interesting thing was that they offer a "Loving Hut" brand vegan dog food, which I've never seen before. It's very convenient to pick some up here, the only other location for vegan dog food in SF that I've seen being Rainbow Grocery which sells V-Dog (with a good markup over the online price). My dog normally eats V-Dog kibble and he seemed to like Loving Hut kibble about the same (we tried a $1 sample bag). They seem similar in ingredients also.

Pros: Perfect location for park picnics, Offers variety of human and canine food

Cons: Dishes I tried were one-dimensional, Lack of ambience in restaurant


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Love Loving Hut - Edit

We ate here on Valentine's Day - luckily, they weren't too busy and it wasn't too loud. Our servers were nice and the food was good. As always, at every loving hut. The menu has gf options listed - including a tasty minty chocolate cheesecake! For appetizer we shared "Spicy Lemongrass Tofu". I ate the "Chow Fun" with thick rice noodles and broccoli. Alex ate the "Mongolian Delight". It was a lot of food!

Pros: Good service, Tasty food, Plenty on the plate


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My least favorite location - Edit

We went there for dinner this week and were surprised at the price of the food. It was 37 and change for two plates, soup and rice.

The food was okay, but not very exciting. The wanton soup was not good. Totally will never order soup from them again.

The location in North Beach is way better.


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Good place for a casual bite - Edit

I had read about this place on happycow and stopped in for lunch, October 2012. Here's my Loving Hut Sunset review.

It's a deep space with plenty of seating. At the front of the restaurant is a counter with glass case display of some cooked dishes (for their lunch specials - rice + one entree) and another display of colorful cakes and other snacks. Overall it's very relaxed.

The menu is extensive and most dishes come with a photo image so you can see what you might like to get. I always like to get the pho noodle soup, so I did. It arrive piping hot with a aromatic cinnamon scent. Taste was all right. I also ordered a side of potstickers (pan fried dumplings), and that was tasty, too.

The prices are inexpensive, and the food is fresh and all vegan. Our waiter was very friendly and courteous.

A good stop to get a quick bite when in the Sunset area of San Francisco.


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Love in the Sunset - Edit

I loved my meal at Loving Hut. The place was clean, the service was good and everything we ordered was delicious. Loved the seaweed tofu soup and the orange tofu (very similar to orange chicken). Lots of healthy dishes, many gluten-free. Mostly vegan Chinese, but some "western" dishes as well.


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Perfect - Edit

It's inside the mall--I had to walk through bloomingdales to get to it. It is a vegan version of an asian food court place, but it actually tastes better than the average food court food; and the fake meat has really nice texture. It really made me feel like a normal human again getting a food court combo dish. I liked that they used real plates and cups instead of disposable ones. I think it was about $9 for rice and 2 food choices.

Pros: tastes great, filling, fast

Cons: noisy food court


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I really like this place =) - Edit

I became addicted to the "Ocean Basket" which has pulled me back to this location many times.

When we first ordered the Ocean Basket, I didn't want to eat the "fish like" things because it seemed strange and weird. Then late that night when I was hungry and in the mood for a midnight snack, all the "fish" items were left over and I tried them. They were delicious! And I normally don't like the fake meat stuff.

I am big into soups! Pho is my favorite here. Although the spicy soup printed just underneath the pho is really amazing!

I think the staff here are more than accommodating because on three (3) different occasions they brought out an extra bowl of just the broth since I finished mine too soon (no extra charge). Same with more dipping sauces... No problem.

As I mentioned, the staff are fabulous. I think the very bright ambiance might be slightly lacking (especially at nighttime when you want a "warm" environment), but the food and staff make up for the setting.

Also, I know someone who keeps ordering the burger at this place. He thinks it's delicious and loves it (although he's from Ireland, so perhaps his taste buds aren't as discerning as the other reviewer).

Pros: pho, spicy soup, staff

Cons: bright lights


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Loving Hut - Edit

Out of all three SF locations, I'm sad to say that this one is my least favorite. But hey, every restaurant can't be #1 right? I'm going to say this experience was mixed because my friends really loved their meals but I really disliked mine. I have a feeling that it had to do with what side of the menu we ordered from - my friends ordered various items from the Asian menu (such as orange chicken) and I, not in the mood for Asian food, opted for the Western menu (Champion Burger and a side of potato salad). Sadly, I felt that my burger was less than stellar and it could have used more flavoring - it also fell apart. My potato salad was terrible, it had too much mustard in it and it also tasted like it had a lot of vinegar in it as well - this is coming from someone who loves potato salad in all forms. I did have few bites of both of my friends' dishes and they were all really good, one of my friends talked about the orange chicken for a few days after our visit. Overall, I'd say this place is between a 3.-3.5 and I'd go back again, but would certainly avoid the burger.


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