Serves meat, vegan options available. Small, family-owned Korean restaurant with vegan options including japache, kimbap, bibimbop, dwenjang jjigae. Uses separate cookware for vegan items. Also on Postmates. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm. Closed Mon.

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37 Reviews

First Review by dbz


Points +28

26 Nov 2023

Fantastic vegan options

Ample vegan options, authentic and absolutely delicious!



Points +2248

07 Jun 2023

Large vegan menu

I love that there's a dedicated menu with solid choices. I'd love to come back to try the vegan bulgogi. Note: reservation required, but not too fancy/pricey

Cons: Serves animal products


07 Jun 2023


Points +284

24 May 2023

Delicious veg options 🌱

There’s a whole vegan menu and all the little appetizer dishes were vegan too. So delicious, so much food 🙏🏼


Points +414

12 Mar 2023

Korean Vegan options

I enjoyed the food and my time here. They have a variety of options. The food is really good!

Pros: A variety of options, Sides are also vegan, Great flavor

Cons: Not all vegan


Points +226

26 Feb 2023


Holy cow, when I lived in the area, this was my regular spot to go to. Delicious v menu. Beware as their boba is made with honey


Points +5628

14 Jan 2023

Vegan Korean!

I have been dreaming of this place and waiting (impatiently) to try vegan Korean food at a restaurant. We ordered tofu hot stone bibimbap, tofu kimchi fried rice, panko shrimp fries, Thai tea, and peach tea. The bibimbap came with banchan. The food is just so good, and I really liked the side dishes. The side dishes were all vegan, including the mayo-based one and kimchi. The veggies were fresh, the tofu was crispy, and the servings were generous. The person working was very friendly and vegan-aware. There are a lot of vegan options, and they are definitely not a second thought. Check this place out! #Veganuary


Points +24

13 Jan 2023

Incredible vegan Korean

Vegan Korean cuisine with this many options is rare to come by. There’s an entire vegan section of the menu, along with other vegan-optional items throughout the regular menu. On the sweet side, vegan thai tea and taro ice cream are heavenly. Almost all of the savory dishes we ordered were excellent (the bulgogi was mid). Highly recommended overall.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +22

27 Oct 2022

VEGAN options were great

Vegan menu was very obvious and they cook with espérate fryers and utensils. We ordered spicy tofu and dumpling soup which was definitely the right choice. The soup was very flavorful and the spice level was accurate ( medium ). My friend got the spicy kimchi fried rice and it was alright but he said the soup was better. Would eat here again.


Points +232

27 Oct 2022

Super Good Vegan Korean Food!

Got the milk tea boba, dumpling soup and kimchi fried rice. The soup was super flavorful and boba was nice and sweet, the fried rice was a little bland in comparison, but is good and a ton of food!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Very knowledgeable about vegan food, Separately prepared food

Cons: A tad pricey


Points +65

24 Jul 2022

Best vegan kbbq

This is my favorite Korean barbecue place. Although it’s not fully vegan they have so many vegan options and a good majority of the items on the menu can be made vegan. The food here is so good, my favorite item is the tofu bimibap. And if you dine in you get a whole bunch of delicious vegan side dishes to go with your kbbq. Also I don’t think this is the type of Korean barbecue place where you cook the food on the table, I haven’t seen any tables like that in my experiences dining there.


Points +203

22 May 2022

Vegan starters and vegan menu

They have a bunch of delicious vegan starters plus the macaroni salad is vegan!!! This is my favorite Korean place will keep coming back! Rice cakes, soups, dumplings, noodles, ice cream, pickled vegetables, oh my!!!! I’m in heaven

Pros: Most vegan friendly Korean place ever


Points +2663

05 May 2022


They have a nicely labeled vegan menu! The banchan is vegan too! Except just let them know because one of the banchan is a fish cake.. everything you can order that’s vegan is super yummy ♥️


Points +776

01 Apr 2022

Amazing food

While the food is amazing some of the portions are a bit big and we would have appreciate it if the server would have told us that we were ordering a bit to much.
The vegan shrimp and the mushroom are extremely good! Otherwise we loved the place

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-01

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Massive portions


Points +28

12 Feb 2022

Delicious Korean Food

Come to Long Beach in a whim and came across this place thanks to Happy Cow. Highly recommend their crispy rice cake skewers and the vegan tofu soups.

Pros: Full vegan menu, Side dishes are all vegan


Points +58

04 Feb 2022

Five Star for Vegan Options

This is one of my favorite places! I drive well over an hour just to come here as often as possible 💖 The tofu dumpling soup is my favorite 😍🤤🤌 Must get with some pomegranate soju. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable of veganism. Just a few minutes drive from the beach as well.


Points +6132

28 Dec 2021

Love it.

I’ve been living in Korea for the last year and half and I am all about the food so on my visit to Long Beach I just had to try Sura! Everything was so good! We had the dumplings, japche and that vegan fried egg on top of my bibimbap was amazing! Not sure it’s on the menu anymore but it was made from mung beans and it was really good! I love Korean food!


Points +2435

17 Sep 2021

Good but not great

I enjoyed the vegan marinated bulgogi BBQ served with banchan but it was not great. I am glad to have visited and if I were to visit again, I would order something else from the surprising vegan section of the menu and the various vegan items throughout.

Pros: Nice options for vegans!, Friendly staff

Cons: A tad expensive., Street parking


Points +250

20 May 2021

Vegan Korean outside of Korea

Despite Los Angeles County having perhaps the most Koreans outside of Korea, it's damn hard to find vegan Korean food. I've had vegan food in Korea but Sura is really something special. It's possible to find hot stone bibimbap made vegan in LA but Sura has other things too. Vegan options have their own section on the menu and include appetizers and soups. I recommend the vegan hangover ramen with rice cakes. They have smoothies that can be made vegan too. Feels like you get a lot for what you pay. I like the rice cakes so much that I tried the crispy rice cake skewers appetizer but it felt like too much food even for two people (gets repetitive to keep eating it). Parking is limited but the food is worth it.

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: Parking


Points +24

08 Mar 2021

Delicious and inexpensive

Came here with some vegan friends around 5 on a Saturday night. We got a table right away and to our surprise they had a happy hour special going on. Lots of vegan options on the happy hour menu, I tried the shroom fries and the vegan bao buns and both we INCREDIBLE! Everything was really reasonably priced, I got the two appetizers as well as 2 beers and my bills came out to $25. Will definitely be coming back to try more vegan options, they had a decently sized regular vegan menu too, and everything was very clearly labeled.

Pros: Happy hour, Lots of options, Delicious


Points +90

21 Feb 2021

Delicious options and flavors!

I haven't had Korean food in years and years. To me, the flavor was right on for the bibimbap. Also had fried dumplings and the scallion pancakes (saving half for breakfast, yum!).

Pros: Lots of options!


Points +143

27 Sep 2020

YES! Vegan Korean Food!

Sura has a dedicated vegan menu full of Korean staples and favorites, eg bulgogi, japchae, bibimbap, and jjigae. They even have vegan banchan (side dishes) that, as with a good Korean restaurant, they will refill w/o charge. We dove into vegan bulgogi, tofu japchae and tteokbokki, and... it was GOOD. Service was quick and the staff was really cool. Sura pulled of the right flavor profiles and ensured we knew what we ordered was indeed vegan. This is a great place for a vegan meal, or if you must, take your not vegan pals and eat together.
Sura and its staff are playing it safe with COVID for you and all of us!

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Vegan items cooked separately , Staff was very COVID conscience

Cons: Limited outdoor seating due to COVID


Points +456

21 May 2020

My new favorite!

Wow! The vegan menu is phenomenal and flavorful. I got the shitake fried and rabokki and I’m still dreaming about it.

Pros: Large portions , Flavorful


Points +12462

08 Feb 2020

Vegan Korean!

It is not easy to find vegan Korean restaurants in LA. I trekked down to Long Beach to try this Korean restaurant with a vegan menu.

I ordered the kimchi fried rice with vegan shrimp and vegan egg. Based on Korean food I have had, this was one of the best.

The condiments at Korean restaurants are always a nice touch.

It's still not my favorite cuisine out there, but this place is good if you want to try Korean food vegan-style.

Pros: Modern cool atmosphere, Great background music, Tasty Korean


Points +63

23 Dec 2019

Amazing vegan menu

Delicious vegan menu with reasonable prices and large portions depending on what you order. I would recommend the vegan kimchi rice with the vegan egg and the shitake shroom fries. The restaurant is also beautiful on the inside and has a nice vibe.

Pros: Many vegan options, Reasonable prices , Nice looking restaurant

Cons: Not all vegan


Points +47

07 Nov 2019

Must try!

I need more!! So good wish I lived closer. Their Jasmine Milk Tea is amazing! Wasn’t dissatisfied with anything. Definitely going back to try more of the menu with friends.

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly service, Delicious

Cons: Far away 😭


Points +1473

03 Oct 2019


Never really had Korean food and theirs was great. I had the egg bibimpap bowl. It was delightful. I wanted more!! We shared the shroom fries, I’m not big on fried food, but very tasty. My hubby had the vegan hangover ramen, spicy. It really has a nice spice level. We would definitely go back!

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +28

19 May 2019

Amazing beyond words

I was expecting the place to be good.
It's in the top 3 of ALL vegan dishes that I've had in Socal and it's not even an all vegan restaurant.
I plan to go back and try everything on the menu.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: None

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