Vegan Hills

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )

3585 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96816

Plant-based menu with raw, gluten-free, soy-free, macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, local and western-style dishes. Uses non-GMO ingredients. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American

10 Reviews

First Review by myra975

excellent - Edit

The food here was excellent. Best Vegan nachos I have ever had. Satori and chili bowl were also fantastic.

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Vegetables prepared delightfully! - Edit

Lots of gluten-free options. Healthy food. Not cheap but worth it!

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Overpriced - Edit

Tried this place twice and found it to be
* Overpriced
* Lacking in flavor
* Noisy
* Slow service

The bagel with lox and cream cheese sandwich didn't taste like lox and cream cheese - it was a paste that had a smoked salt flavor.

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Amazing! - Edit

The first time we went was for brunch and let me tell you this place did not disappoint. My husband ordered the special, which was the vegan Eggs Benedict. I ordered the Strawberry Princess which was pancakes with strawberries, strawberry sauce, and their house made whipped cream. I also asked them to add chocolate sauce for good measure.

We absolutely loved our meal. Plus, the meal was beautifully plated and displayed. You can tell they really care about the food they are serving.

Vegan Hills is a must if you are in Honolulu. Trust me!

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Pros: All vegan, Location, Service

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Good Experience - Edit

My food was delicious and friendly staff!

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Fantastic Addition to Vegan Food Scene - Edit

Everything about this place is high quality. The ambiance, service and food. It is not too formal, more of a high-class cafe, but very nicely done.
The menu is varied and delicious - we especially enjoyed the bowls with grains sand veggies..
The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, accommodating one diner's vegan, oil-free request.
Park in back at muni lot and use back entrance.

Pros: HIgh quality food, Variety and great flavors, Excellent service

Cons: Prices higher end

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Good Food, if boring - Edit

I got The Good Morning Plate. It was good, but somewhat uninventive. It consisted of house-made tempeh bacon which was very good, as well as some toast, scrambled tofu, and some greens. The scramble was lacking in flavor and the greens were just a pile of dry greens. Still worth going to. My wife really enjoyed her nachos.

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Vegan Hills Quickly Rises to the Top of Honolulu Vegan Scene - Edit

Honolulu is fortunate to have chef Megumi Odin, who is well-known for producing Peace Cafe, Satori (pop-up), Green Garden and her latest, Vegan Hills. Right at the top of Waialae Ave. across from Bank of Hawaii and next to FHB. Thus came the name, Vegan "Hills"!
With Greens and Vines (Raw Vegan Gourmet) closing its doors the same month as it opened (March 2017), Vegan Hills didn't need much time to rise to the top of the full service vegan restaurants in town.
Given the short time it has been open, Vegan Hills is doing great business which means the food and atmosphere attracts both vegans and non-vegans alike.
I missed Vegan Hill's official grand opening last month, but made it to the new brunch menu's "grand opening" yesterday. Having already eaten breakfast, I picked one of the few savory items on the menu, a Balinese fried rice with tempeh, and was very satisfied. The perfectly cooked long-grain Basmati rice had a delicate balance of Chinese 5-spice (with notable star anise) and a bit of a spicy kick from chili pepper. The rice portion was plentiful, with a bit of tofu scramble on top and a green salad on the plate as well. I added a little shoyu and black pepper as suggested by our server. I propose a little red chili paste on the side would be even better.
My dining partner had an order of fluffy pancakes which he topped with a separate order of strawberries, bananas and whip-cream (non-dairy of course). Everyone around seemed to be enjoying their tasty vegan brunch.
Now, I am looking forward to returning to Vegan Hills on a weekday for many dishes that I've been hankering for, including Coco Cove, a laksa noodle soup, the Satori Bowl, and many others. Once I go, I will add those items to this review.
My friend treated me to Vegan Hills for lunch. I ordered the Satori Bowl with Wakame Soup, which was especially tasty. My friend got the chili, which of course, I also tried, and it was quite spicy. The portions were more than adequate. My friend could not finish his chili and I was happy to do so. I was in heaven with this comforting food.
If going by car, you will probably need to use paid parking. There is a municipal lot that is $0.75/half hour. Weekends you may be able to find free parking near the library or along Waialae Ave. toward Kahala.
The only thing about Vegan Hills is that it's a bit pricier than average, but the quality of food and service will make any day a special occasion.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-25

Pros: Wide selection of vegan gourmet dishes, Great location, with ight and airy interior, Friendly staff

Cons: Higher price than other vegan restaurants, Parking

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Vegan Hills - Edit

Located in Kaimuki, Vegan Hills is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood eatery scene.

Parking: Metered spaces on Waialae Avenue or street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Dining Experience: Once we entered, we were immediately greeted with smiling faces and were told to sit anywhere. The staff was very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu. The decor is simple, bright and cheerful. The ambiance was relaxing and the music was just right.

Food: Vegan Hills uses organic ingredients whenever possible and all of our meals were plated elegantly. The portions are just enough to fill you, giving you some room for dessert. We had the Why Not Chos ($14.00) and the Avocado Tempeh Melt ($15.00). They have 'onolicious desserts. We tried both of the dessert specials - a slice of lemon poppy seed cake and slice of chocolate pie ($7.00 ea).

I am really excited and thankful for more vegan establishments on O'ahu and am looking forward to visiting again soon!

4/22/17 update: They have a new brunch menu on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Pancakes, Benedict, Granola, Yogurt, Western, Mexican, Japanese , and more!! / They also serve breakfast daily such as the Vegan Hills macrobiotic breakfast - Breakfast is from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-01

Pros: Clean and Elegant Vegan Eatery, Friendly Staff, Relaxing Vibe

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Staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is beautifully presented and the quality of the organic ingredients is amazing. Love all the Micro Greens in the bowls. Crazy about Avocado bowl I just finished and I loved it. Cant wait to try all the rest!

Pros: Totally vegan and so delicious and beautifully pre

Cons: None

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