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7 rue du Lycée , Nice, France, 06000

Vegan restaurant in the city center with stylish, light wood decor and communal table seating. Lots of organic and raw food options. Fresh juices. Est. Sept 2015 and changed owners in 2016. Closed until mid-Dec 2017.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Western, Juice bar

32 Reviews

First Review by Kiwi-Minoumi

Awesome!! - Edit

Best Vegan restaurant I’ve been to! The owners were really friendly and the food was delicious!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

Pros: Food, The welcome

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nothing special - Edit

Very, too, simple proposal. Nothing that you cannot do at home in an ordinary day. Nice welcome et cosy ambience even if the simil leather chairs are not exactly in line whit my vision of a vegan place. Expensive considering what you eat.

Pros: nice ambience

Cons: nothing special

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Good food - Edit

I thoroughly enjoyed eating the food from here. Both times I tried to go in for the evening hours (in early August) the place was totally booked. The second time fortunately there was takeaway available. I had the cheesecake starter, a sort of brownie dessert with fruit on top, and one of their delicious raw main dishes. I would suggest this place to anybody! The decor and products available for sale near the front all pointed toward a place that cared about the health of their customers and the environment.

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fantastic food! - Edit

great food! the owners are very friendly and helpful! very modern and beautiful decor!

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Good but pricey - Edit

I had a salad that was very good but the portion size was very small yet pricey... the choice in the menu is also very limited.
I didn't like the chocolate cake at all.

Pros: good food, everything is fresh and organic

Cons: very little choice, pricey, very small portions

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Delicious Food You Won't Find in Other Vegan Restaurants - Edit

I had a shiitake burger with a salad and it was delicious. You can tell that they put a lot of thought into their menu. There were two options for the entrée as well as for the main course and dessert. I prefer when the menu is small because it makes it easier to choose and it's also shows that the food is being freshly prepared.
My friend had a green gazpacho soup as an entrée which she loved.
It seems like they change their menu a lot judging from the other reviews here.
The chef and the waitress were both very nice. The chef even came out several times and asked the guests if they enjoyed the food.
The desert was another highlight. It was some vegan cheese cake, chocolate pudding and rhubarb mush (3 small portions).
I paid 37 € in total for three courses and I think that is absolutely reasonable for the food quality that was served.
I loved the decor. There are vegan cook books, wooden tables and some vegan quotes on the wall.

Pros: Delicious unique food , beautiful decor , reasonable prices

Cons: Small menu

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good lunch - Edit

I had a good lunch here. I think they change their menu daily. Would love to come back again.

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Very tasty, but little too small - Edit

The Vegan Gorilla ist a Restaurant with a creative interior., with i liked a lot. The service was very good an the food was very tasty.
I had the "slices of bread", one with some algae bread spread and with with a very good fake cream cheese. For the second course i had penne with fake salmon. Again, this course was delicious. Sadly, for a man like me, the portions were too small.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-03

Pros: teasty, good service, creative (food and interior)

Cons: small portion, a bit expensive

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The place to eat - Edit

Delicious food. The place to take your non vegan Friends. Very very good.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff

Cons: Limited menu

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My top choice in Nice - Edit

We visited for lunch.
We had the avocado burger, and the waffle plate.

After reading other reviews and looking at some pictures, we knew that the food was going to be good; but actually, I must say that the food was so much better than we expected, creative and yummy at the same time.

The service was also friendly and attentive.
So, this turned out to be our favorite dining place in Nice.

I hope they include both plates in their regular menu, as I'd love to try them again someday.

Pros: interesting and delicious food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: nada

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like home with family !! - Edit

Amazing evening
They gave us the upstairs lounge table made in a really cool style with recycled pallet wood
The owners is a vegan couple doing everything home hard in their menu
They change the menu every week so that you never get bored of discovering new creative ways of plant based delicatessen
The husband is the chef, he has gastronomic background ( You can't miss it) and his wife is doing everything to make you happy. The ambiance is nice, it feels like without knowing them, you are at your friend's home.
We had raw purple artichoke salad, just perfect
Waffles with some kind of chives cream that was so light incredible
And a kickass raw banana fig and coco chocolate dessert
Overall, one of the best vegan restaurant without doubt in south of France, correct prices, creativity, friendly ambiance and adorable family owner
Will come back anytime I'm in town. you are the future ?

Pros: menu changes every week, organic food semi gastro meals, affordable prices

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joli cadre mais plutôt decus - Edit

Le cadre est joli et reposant. La carte est simple et saine. l énoncé des plats par la serveuse donne vraiment envie.le service rapide mais nous avons été très déçus quant aux plats. Lasagnes avec ricotta vegan au butternut choux romanesco etc.... les lasagnes etaient tres sèches voires crues en bordure le butternutt quasi inexistant la farce essentiellement a base de tofu manquait d assaisonnement et etait assez monotone.
Burger vegan et patate avec fausse sour cream: la creme de cajou etait bonne mais le faux burger manquait d assaisonnement le pain aurait pu être grillé. Le guacamole inexsistant.
Café gourmand: moelleux chocolat fondant pomme et mousse chocolat... seule la mousse etait bonne et parfumee.. le fondant aux pommes on sentait la levure ou le bicarbonate et le moelleux au chocolat était assez fade.
Nous avons fait remonter nos impressions au chef.
Montant addition 2 plats 1 bière 1 café gourmand : 45€
Je ne pense pas en revanche y retourner ou le recommander.

Pros: cadre accueil

Cons: gouts saveurs cuisson

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Delicious - Edit

Tasty and fresh food, a friendly host and a cosy atmosphere. What's not to like? Had a great evening and enjoyed the food very much.

Pros: Seasonal menu (changes every week), Friendly staff

Cons: On the pricey side

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Healthy vegan grub! - Edit

Had a lovely lunch at Vegan Gorilla. A small menu with two options for each course. The dragon bowl was very filling and nutritious the setting is modern and clean. A little expensive but you are paying for the quality of the ingredients used.

Pros: Vegan, Gluten free

Cons: Expensive

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Super! - Edit

Great vegan restaurant with a cosy interior and very friendly owners. Serves upscale dishes that are beautifully prepared and tastes fantastic!

Pros: English and French menuGood location close to plac

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Loved everything! - Edit

This place is beautiful, the owners are so lovely, and the food is healthy, beautifully presented gourmet style food, and delicious! They speak good English and have an English menu. The menu rotates once a week. We came back twice and wish we could have come here again but we leave Nice tomorrow. Our favourite place to eat in Nice!

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very nice interior and delicious food - Edit

friendly owner, the menu wasnt in english but he translated and explained everything to us. Very nice natural interior, tasty food but really overpriced.

Pros: tasty food, friendly stuff

Cons: expensive, menu not in english

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Great food and friendly staff - Edit

I popped in here to have lunch. The food was really good and the staff suggested other vegan cafes in the area. They have English speaking staff which made ordering easier.

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Mediocre at best - Edit

We were really looking forward to our lunch there but left quite disappointed.
For 60 Euro we got two glasses of wine, water, a small salad, two slices of bread with avocado spread and two mains (cold, filled small courgette). The starters tasted good, but the mains were not to our taste.
When we left, we had to say goodbye three times before receiving a reply (while only two other guests were present)
It's really cool that there IS a vegan restaurant, but we still expect normal hospitality and for that price also better tasting food.

Pros: all food is vegan

Cons: Very expensive for what you get, We didn't feel welcome, no warm main course for lunch

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Very fine Vegan food - Edit

First its worthy of mention that the restaurant has been recently brought by a vegan couple who have taken it to the next level!!

The chef for example has 20+ years experience in making fine cuisine and it really does show in their food. All of which is organic, fresh and of a high standard.

For me I loved every bite of all their dishes they had available, I personally would highly recommend you trying the Asian starter and their desert option too, which I've uploaded in the gallery here.

The owners/staff were all very friendly and I can tell straight away that they had real passion for what they do.

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant anytime, its rare you find fine vegan cuisine made with such detail and effort!

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Amazing Vegan Food & Great Atmosphere - Edit

My wife and I visited Vegan Gorilla this week for the first time. We are both from Los Angeles and as such have access to some of the best vegan food in the world, so naturally we were a bit worried as to where we would eat while in the south of France. It was a huge relief to find Vegan Gorilla as it felt like a slice of home. Much like the Vegan restaurants in California, Vegan Gorilla serves the highest end Vegan food with no compromises. The dishes are flavorful, original, healthy, and clean. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside and located in a great part of town. Highly recommend it for any Vegans in the area or travelers like us!

Pros: Fantasic food, Great service , Clean

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New owners with great food and service - Edit

I haven't been here with the old owners so I have no idea how good it was then, but now the food is 1st class. They are up there with Faust and Lucky Leek in Berlin.

By the way, the waitress looks like Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also almost vegan.

Great location. Not cheap, but good value for the quality.

There's a nice surprise waiting to visit you as you enter the restaurant.

Pros: Good Service, Good value, Atmosphere plus

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friendly and yummy - Edit

Very nice and welcoming.
Carrot juice, lentils and millet, and a chocolate mousse dessert!
Pricy but fresh.

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Belle découverte - Edit

Je rêverais d'un restaurant comme celui ci dans ma région. Tout y délicieux, la déco est superbe et pour ne rien gacher l'accueil etait très agréable. J'y retournerais sans hésiter lors de mon prochain séjour à Nice.

Pros: Produits frais et qualité, Les jus sont délicieux

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A great vegan in Nice! - Edit

Great owners! Really nice design, great juices and dessert a little minus for the mainplate I took. But I tried my friends plate and it was really good. I like that they change the menu each day so you will always be surprised. The choclate cake for dessert was to die for, the best of the whole meal!

Pros: Super friendly owner, Great design, The juices and the dessert

Cons: The mainplate

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EXCELLENT VEGAN ORGANIC RESTAURANT - Edit

wonderful lunch at the Vegan Gorilla, the food was really delicious with strong flavours, really hight quality. We really love everything we ate, only organic (the noddle, rice, soup, juices, smoothies, desserts and wine ) it was tasty and well-balanced. One could really taste the freshess of every serving.
Bravo to the friendly owners, and thank you!
Highly recommended.
We definitely will come back.

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ça va - Edit

Nice space and host. Tasty juices.
Food was very basic and the flavours were not there/not done with care/bland.
Avocado on wet bread - €9.
Rice and potatoes - €17.
Please gorilla, step it up

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KarimKanfoudi 27 Jun 2016 - You should look at maybe updating your review as the new owners rock!  


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