• Luanne's Wild Ginger - Dekalb

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  • White Vegan

Pan-Asian cuisine vegan restaurant using tofu, vegetables, seitan, and soy protein. Extensive menu. A few NY locations. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm.

15 Reviews

First Review by Nancy Cadet


Points +1647

03 Oct 2022

Amazing lunch specials!

For $13 you get miso soup, spring roll, rice, and a main dish. Great deal and super tasty.



Points +153

11 Sep 2022

Great vegan restaurant in a fun part of Brooklyn!

I love pan-Asian restaurants and I'm willing to sacrifice service for food which unfortunately I've found so often to be the case. Not so with Luanne's Wild Ginger! The service and the food were excellent and I'm so grateful. There were five of us, with two of us non-vegans who had never eaten a (known) vegan meal in their lives. The food was delicious and we got it in a very timely manner.

We ordered a variety of dishes in order to sample lots of things (noodles are my favorite). The appetizers/small plates were great! We loved the oyster mushrooms, they were savory and delicious. The eggplant small plate with miso was wonderful and with four pieces was perfect for sharing! Everything was delicious. I would highly recommend the Malaysian curry which was really wonderful and very hardy.

We sat outside in an enclosed garden area but that didn't sacrifice the great service from our server. She was cheerful, funny, and completely efficient. In short, a delight.

The restaurant is in a charming part of Brooklyn, where it's lovely to walk and window shop. Definitely go, if you're curious and love this type of food. My non-vegan friends loved the food, enjoyed the mock meats, and frankly, it blew their minds!

Pros: Excellent, interesting and varied menu, Delicious food and nice sized portions, Great service


Points +3294

26 Jun 2022

Solid vegan spot with multiple locations

LuAnne’s Wild Ginger is a solid spot for Brooklyn vegan dining. I was hesitant about their pan-Asian menu but the first visit quickly dispelled that, so much so that I went a second time on the same trip. This was a time before I lived in Brooklyn and now that I do I’ve gone back to LuAnne’s several times.

The seared miso eggplant topped with hijiki mushrooms is a fav. This is the only place I’ve seen this served and it’s a must dish. Would also recommend the black pepper seitan served on a bed of bok choy, a staple on Chinese menus. This vegan version is tasty.

Luanne’s has several locations in Brooklyn and in the city. This loc is probably my favorite because the other Leeuwen, Van Leeuwen to be exact, is just a couple blocks down the street for vegan ice cream.


Points +574

21 May 2022

So many options!

So many amazing options and a very cool vibe.

Pros: All vegan


Points +50

17 Jan 2022

All vegan pan-Asian cuisine

If the pandemic ever ends and we all allow ourselves to start dining indoors again, Luanne’s is not to be overlooked! The decor is intimate and charming and unfussy and the service is attentive and kind. But takeout (or outdoor dining at their little tables out front, with heat lamps!) works too because the dishes are delicious—even my tofu-hating avowed omnivore friend craves their eggplant dish.

The entrées I’ve had skew towards the slightly sweeter side for my palate, but I keep coming back because the flavors are great and the veggies are always fresh and just crisp enough. Lots of faux meats on the menu, but also plenty for those who’d rather go without and still feel sated.

Pros: Lovely ambiance, Generous portion sizes


Points +1786

08 Sep 2021

Delicious food and excellent service

Brought my aunt and uncle from Canada here with my husband for lunch.

Everyone enjoyed their meals, even my 5 year old second cousin.

I would have loved if gf options were labeled as it was a big menu and you had no idea what was and wasn't gf.

I had the raw Thai salad it wasn't anything special bit it was filling.

Had the cheesecake which was the only item listed as gf. It was the best raw crust I've v ever had for a cheesecake, but the filling wasn't cheesecake like st all in taste. Was kinda just a coconut cake. Not bad but not amazing.

My uncle had the basil eggplant and it looked, smelled and tasted delicious (not sure if gf so I just had a small bite).

My aunt and 2nd cousin had the scallion or potato cake (not sure what it was called on the menu), dumplings and Springrolls.

We all had passion fruit iced tea or passion fruit lemonade and it was excellent.

Pros: Extensive menu, Fresh, Reasonable portions

Cons: GF not listed , Cheesecake lacked flavour


Points +24

30 May 2021

A great option on Dekalb

There are lots of food option on Dekalb Ave, some with small vegetarian or vegan offerings. luannes fits the bill for a tasty and fully vegan option in the area.


Points +23

15 Mar 2021

Luanne's is the best

Love Luanne's! Best vegan Asian food in the city. Highly recommend if you are looking for a pan-Asian vegan food. It's also near the Brooklyn museum so you can make a whole day of it.


Points +151

09 Feb 2021


I love this place and all other affiliated Luanne’s Wild Ginger ! The food is so amazing! I would definitely recommend the salt & pepper king oyster mushroom and the wontons !!!!
They’re protein meats are fantastic as well. Great texture and amazing flavors😄

Pros: All vegan!, Amazing flavors , Tasty drinks

Cons: A little pricey if you’re on a budget , Smallish


Points +453

10 Mar 2020


I went in the evening and not only the food was amazing, the place was stunning! I had miso soup bowl with udon noodles and steamed dumplings and I already want to come back for more. Black pepper seitan is also great.

Pros: Beautiful place, Lovely staff, Huge menu


Points +126

03 Mar 2020

Massive Selection at Great Pricepoint

I came here for a weeknight dinner and was surprised by how large the menu was. This is a great date night spot as the ambience is good and music selection is even better- they played jazz while I was there. Portion sizes are big, and prices are reasonable. In terms of flavor, you get what you pay for. Overall, would definitely recommend as an excellent date night option!

Pros: Large Menu, Great Value, Great ambiance


Points +314

21 Jan 2019

Good Asian Food

This was pretty good Asian fare. Not extraordinary, but good. Plenty of choices!


Points +1175

25 Dec 2018


Petit resto charmant avec nourriture surprenante et delicieuse. Tentez le plat Jade Shitake!!!


Points +28

22 Sep 2018


Small place with tons of options, straight forward asian with an amazing taste. Def coming back!

Pros: Good price, Amazing taste

Nancy Cadet

Points +844

07 Dec 2017

Asian Vegan in Fort Greene

A good addition to Fort Greene, with tasty vegan food, quick attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere. We came for dinner at LuAnne's Wild Ginger and will return. I see there are lunch deals too. I liked my main, bo bun rice noodles a lot--such a generous serving , there were leftovers for take away. The sauces for all the mains (cilantro , citrus) were full of flavor and not salty; the appetizer veggie tempura was crisp and not oily and also came with a great dipping sauce. There are several veggie-grain bowls on the menu, bi bim bop , and appetizers like silken tofu and BBQ tempeh. LuAnne's has reasonable prices and good service--I had eatenWild Ginger on Broome Street several times . I don't know if the restaurants are related , but this one is much better. No fake meat on the menu here!

Pros: Tasty food, wine, beer , cocktails, Vegan , Quick friendly service

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