Thai Vegan - Nob Hill

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3804 Central Ave NE (at Carlisle), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 87108

Serves meat, vegan options available. Despite the name, this restaurant added meat to the menu in 2018. Offers primarily Thai food along with some American food. Dishes such as pad thai, larb, satay, curry, and orange "chicken" with choice of tofu or faux meats; also veg burgers, wraps, salads, and fries. Casual atmosphere. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: American, Thai, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg

34 Reviews

First Review by nmveggiegirl

New owner claims "all vegan menu coming back soon but will have some meat options." Whaaat? - Edit

It breaks my heart to write this, because this used to be my favorite restaurant in Albuquerque, but I don't ever want to come back here again.

Pros: Still lots of vegan options

Cons: They added meat to their menu in Feb. 2018, and th

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ShaliniChakrabarty 02 May 2018 - Wow that really sucks. They need to change their name! If a place has the word vegan, it should be vegan...  


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Now serving Real Animal Products - Edit

This is my favorite vegan place. I come here every time I come to town. But now this time. I was offered two menus. One vegan menu and one non vegan menu. Why? Why did they start serving animal products when they have been true vegan for a long time. Super disappointed. The food is always so yummy. Just wish they didn’t support such things. Idk if they share a grill. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Pros: vegan heaven.

Cons: now serving animal products.

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Absolutely delicious - Edit

We ordered chicken saté, pad Thai, springrolls, French fries and grilled dumplings. Everything we ordered was delicious! The waitress was very helpful, friendly,
and we didn't have to wait a long time before the food was served. Highly recommend!

Pros: Cheap, delicious and lots choices.

Cons: Nothing!

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Decent Food, but not so Great Service. - Edit

First and foremost, the place was extremely busy on a Friday night - every table was full and there were only two servers. The server was inattentive but the food came out somewhat fast. The “freshly rolls” were salad wrapped in rice paper and extremely dry, even with sauce. The spicy noodle dish combo was very good and we both enjoyed eating it. My order was incorrect and when I asked about it they lied and said it could have not been a combo aka they were too lazy to take it back in the kitchen and redo. Overall, an ok experience. We’re still waiting to pay....it’s been a year and a half. We finally got up after no one came to us and the tables were still dirty people started to clean them themselves and move the dirty dishes to sit because there was no room

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Great food! Even my non-vegan boyfriend loved it! - Edit

Really good foods and a cute restaurant, ample street parking. We got between the two of us the pad Thai, a chicken burger, fresh rolls, sweet and sour, and the power salad with peanut dressing. The kitchen was out of a couple ingredients, but that happens.

All of it was great, especially my salad! I'm not a salad person normally but this was delish. Huge portion sizes for the price and lots of fresh avocado. The pad Thai was good, but I would have liked to see a little more flavor and zest.

Even my very non-vegan boyfriend grudgingly admitted that both his dishes were great and he especially loved the chicken burger.

We both love it and recommend it!

Pros: Good variety of dishes, Everything is vegan, Great flavor and portion size

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night out - Edit

Food great so many different for vegans and non vegans alike! Cute atmosphere and accommodating staff. Restaurant slightly cold but overall great experience would definitely come again

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fantastic food... a bit unorganized - Edit

I am giving 5 stars simply because the food is awesome! They have some of the best sweet and sour sauce I have ever tried, their peppered steak is amazing, and they make Thai hot wings that will make you forget about BWW.

My only gripe is that it is a bit unorganized. The entrance is always strewn with receipts and papers and it feels like you’re in their back office rather than the customer-facing space.

Friday night they have Thai dancing, which is beautiful but gets in the way of dinner conversation and felt a bit awkward to us. We have avoided dining in Friday nights for this reason.

All the mild complaints aside, the food is amazing and I will continue to support Thai Vegan as long as they’re here!

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Pretty good thai food! - Edit

First, it is so great that everything on the menu is vegan. It made the whole process of deciding what to get so much easier! We did take out so I can't speak to the location itself. My husband wanted to try something specifically Thai so he decided to get the red curry. He added soy shrimp since he had never had/heard of soy shrimp before. He got the dinner combo, which included a salad, brown rice and a fried spring roll. The flavor of the red curry was amazing! But the menu described it as spicy which it wasn’t. The rice was a tad bland but when you add the red curry, it was great! The spring roll and salad were both good. We also got three appetizers, grand tempura, French fries, and red chili dumplings. The dumplings were definitely the highlight of the meal. They were perfectly spicy and so flavorful. It came with a dipping sauce but didn’t even need it. The tempura were really good with the sauce but on their own, they were a tad bland. The carrots and zucchini pieces were too crunchy so they could have used a bit more cooking time. However, the broccoli were perfect! I wanted to try one of their burgers so I ordered their cowboy burger (they make their own seitan for it) with vegan cheese. It comes with avocado, lettuce, salsa and veganaise. I asked to add tomato and to put the salsa and avocado on the side (didn’t want it to be mushy). They called after I placed the order to tell me they were out of the cowboy burger.  I asked if their soy chicken burger was fried but the person on the phone didn’t know. So, I said to replace it with the soy chicken only if it was fried and to nix the cheese. If it wasn’t fried, I said to replace it with their other vegan burger instead and to keep toppings as ordered. I didn’t think that was too confusing. However, when I got my food they had given me the fried soy chicken burger but with cheese and they had put the avocado on it and forgotten the salsa all together. They also didn’t give me tomato. The avocado wasn’t ripe so I just removed it. Overall, it was still very good! We also ordered the fries appetizer. It was so big it came in two large take out containers. They were delicious! So, not perfect but good enough that we would definitely come back. However, next time we will dine in to try to minimize the issues we had.

Pros: 100% vegan, large portions, great variety of faux meat

Cons: Not spicy, Incorrect order

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Love it! - Edit

Finding good vegan food while traveling can be challenging. What a delight to find this gem. I liked it so much that I ate here both nights I was in ABQ...fast, friendly service...great prices, many choices, and tasty!

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100% Vegan, So Excellent - Edit

What is there not to love about Thai Vegan?

The food here is delicious and the portion sizes are enough for two meals. Thai Vegan is a good value, and service is generally fast and friendly.

The only downside is the difficulty of having so many great things to choose from!

Pros: Fast, friendly service, Great food, Good value

Cons: Can get noisy when it's busy

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Great restaurant! - Edit

This is a cozy, great restaurant. If I lived in ABQ I'd eat there a lot. Food was delicious.

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Also Albuquerque go vegan❤️ - Edit

Very good food very huge dishes!Prices absolutely ok!Nice presentation service fast.If you are vegan you must eat here❤️❤️❤️

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Fantastic! - Edit

My husband and I liked this place so much that we came here for lunch on successive days. Everything was good - I highly recommend the chicken satay as an appetizer; it was awesome.

The lunch specials were perfectly sized for lunch (and came with spring rolls and a salad. The entrée portions were too big for lunch but would have been great if you want to take leftovers home.

Pros: So tastey, Reasonable prices, Fast service

Cons: Some portion sizes are too large

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So Many Options! - Edit

I love being about to go to a restaurant and order anything off the menu! I got the veggie and "shrimp" tempura appetizer (which was great!) and the fresh ginger stir fry with "shrimp". It was the lunch combo, so it came with a salad (and yummy dressing) and 2 "egg" rolls. Plenty of food - I was happily full, but not over-stuffed :) I would love to come back to ABQ to eat here again!

Pros: Delicious!!!, Good sized portions, fun area of town

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Tasty & Reasonable - Edit

Good lunch menu. Had green curry, with a salad and veggie chicken. $9 a head - filling and pleasant.

Pros: Clean, Friendly, Tasty

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Delicious! - Edit

The outside does look a little eh, but once you go inside, it's perfect. The food is amazing whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or not. It's all around good Thai food! I recommend stopping by and trying it. They give great portions too.

Pros: Great Thai food, Friendly staff

Cons: Outside decor

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Amazing!! - Edit

My daughter is a brand new vegan so we were so happy to find a vegan restaurant with familiar foods.

Will have to return to ABQ just to eat here!!

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Glad We Stopped At Thai Vegan During Our Vacation - Edit

Really delicious food, the veggie dumplings and the chicken satay were really good, actually all the food was good. My boyfriend said Thai Vegan won best Thai restaurant in the city, I don’t know if it’s true but I think it’s true.

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Always Excellent Food, Always Friendly Staff - Edit

This is an excellent restaurant, that also happens to be vegan. We have tried several of the entrees and have always been very happy with our order. We've introduced several non-vegans and every one has also enjoyed it. The flavor and consistency of the "meat" can't be beat.

All of the staff members are extremely friendly and helpful.

The only con that I can think of is that sometimes the spice (heat) level is inconsistent.

Pros: Great food, Good value, Friendly staff

Cons: Sometimes inconsistent spice level

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Fantastic and Delicious! - Edit

Beautiful and elegant interior. Excellent food. Awesome staff. Love this place! Everything on the menu is delicious.

Pros: beautiful atmosphere , delicious food, great service

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Great Thai food, 100% vegan! - Edit

I was in Albuquerque on business and was told that I needed to try this place. Twist my arm! I went in, sat down, got a menu, and thought I was at Urban Vegan in Chicago. The EXACT same menu. I asked the waitress if there was any connection and she acted like she had no idea what I was talking about. When I got back to Chicago and was in Urban Vegan, I asked the owner and she told me that Thai Vegan is a family relation. The menus are exactly the same. The food is the same. The locations are different. This location is considerably larger than either of the two Urban Vegan locations in Chicago. This is a larger and more formal restaurant. Very clean and comfortable. The service is warm and friendly and the food is excellent. If you like Thai food, this is your place. I had lunch here and then ended up going to dinner that night with a client that wanted to try vegan food and found out about Thai Vegan through a friend. Apparently, Thai Vegan is very well known in the area. My clients are not vegan, but they loved this food and claim that they have been back twice on their own.

Pros: 100% Vegan, Very good food, Good prices

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Great for Everyone - Edit

I LOVE Thai Vegan. Tons of options, reasonable prices, and every non-vegan I know has liked their meals here too. I've always had good service too. I am particular to the Praram's Plate and the curry dumplings. I was not as impressed by their non-Thai options, but they are available if someone in your group really, really hates Thai food.

Pros: ALL VEGAN, Good location, Reasonable prices

Cons: Non-Thai options are very mediocre

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Amazing - Edit

While traveling to New Mexico on business for two weeks, I visited Thai Vegan on a regular basis. All of my vegan meals were delicious. The main dishes and desserts were amazing. All vegans should visit this location when in the area.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly staff, Healthy

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Tummy for vegans & non-vegans! - Edit

Took my non-veg friend to lunch here- she LOVED it!!!

We had spring rolls, edamame, and fried tofu!!!

It would be 100 % perfect IF it was all organic!!! I'll def be back!!! YUM!!!

Pros: yummy food always

Cons: not 100% organic

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One of my favorite places - Edit

I live in a small town so I travel to Abq once a week to get my groceries and eat here at least once a month. I order my usual appetizer of steam curry dumplings and entrée of spicy noodles. I'm usually in town shopping without the family and I find this place perfect to sit and read as it's so peaceful, the service is fast and my usual order is always perfect.

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Can't Wait To Go Back! - Edit

We only got to eat here once when visiting Albuquerque but we'll definitely be eating here again the next time we're there. We got the mushroom steak, Praram's plate, grand tempura and chocolate chip banana rolls to go. We didn't get to eat it all until we got back to where we were staying, so it was all cooled off by then but we had no complaints. It was all so delicious! Definitely stop here if you're in Albuquerque. You can't go wrong.

Pros: Great Food, Decent Prices, Fast & Friendly Service

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Healthy, mellow atmosphere, and SCRUMPTIOUS! - Edit

Thai Vegan in Nob Hill is my FAVORITE vegan restaurant here in abq! I like plain steamed rice and veggies or a noodle dish. I love how they don't add salt or oil on the rice/veg sides (they do in the main dishes though). The staff is always extremenly welcoming too! And every time my sister and I go we are very relaxed because of the music and atmosphere. 10/10, would recommend :-), from a fellow health-conscious vegan.

Pros: Delicious food, friendly staff, comfortable

Cons: None!

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