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Au Lac Royal Vegetarian Cuisine

#145 of 1,046 Restaurants in Canberra
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Shop 4 39 Woolley St, Canberra 2602, Australia
+61 2 6262 8922
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quick stop-in for tofu with sate and a lemongrass and chilli tofu dish with plain boiled rice, accompanied by green tea. But what I want to mention is the "young coconut" pudding! It's low-calorie and yummy - a transparent colourless jelly, simple as that, and not too sweet. Rarely do you get a nice pudding, I find, in an... More 

Thank Lucy B
Brisbane, Australia
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was catching up with a couple of friends that I hadn't seen for a few years, one of which is a vegan. I approached the restaurant with trepidation....I love my meat! I let my friends order: - lemongrass tofu - okay, but not great - beef stir fry - very good - shanton(g) chicken - delicious! I will return... More 

Thank malomax
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place, so tasty. I love mock meat though. Lots of my meat eater friends are happy to eat here too. Can be crowded and noisy. Not expensive. Food comes out very quickly. BYO alcohol.

Thank 585Rhi
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I had the Au Lac Pho Soup with soy chicken - it was a meal in itself, delicious and quite inexpensive. I knew this restaurant from the time I lived in Canberra; on this visit it seemed even better than I remembered. This place is a gem for people who prefer vegetarian food, and meat lovers won't be disappointed either... More 

Thank Felix S
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was amazed at the variety of dishes on offer and even more impressed with the flavours and quality. There was something for everyone, just get over the fact it is vegetarian and enjoy. The staff were all friendly & helpful and prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank Aussie-Arthur
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189 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Invited to dinner here by a couple who are vegetarians. Was amazed at the size of the menu and we enjoyed the whole experience. Very nice spring rolls and satay chicken skewers for entre followed by Massaman beef, Shantung chicken, Lemon Grass Tofu and Mongolian lamb. All dishes were delicious and good size serves. The services was quite good considering... More 

Thank RussCanberra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great vegan food with staff who are just brilliant. Has become less affordable in recent years, but still a favourite of ours on a treat night.

Thank Rob D
Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Exciting to find an exclusively vegetarian restaurant but overall I wasn't that impressed. The veggie dumplings were nice, but the soy "meat" in my laksa tasted weird. Would prefer tofu to meat substitutes. The laksa soup was ok but I've had a better veggie laksa in a non-vegetarian restaurant. Service was fast, although they brought out my friend's food so... More 

Thank CatLadyAbroad
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

On our way to Snowy Mountains, we decided to stop for a bite and found this place by accident. My missus wasn't sure about the dishes but I convinced her to give it a go. We got: - Au Lac spring rolls - Paw-paw salad - Stay sauce soy chicken. - Buddha feast. The food arrived shortly after we ordered.... More 

Thank rodrigoelp
Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Wow, this restaurant is fantastic! It's amazing how they make soybean resemble and taste like meat. The food was delicious and so healthy. It even tricked my son into thinking he was eating chicken! The servings were large and pricing very reasonable. Good friendly customer service and lovely atmosphere. Definitely be back.

Thank Leanne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 4 39 Woolley St, Canberra 2602, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 8922
Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine- Vegetarian Catering Specialist

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?