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AU Lac Gourmet Vegetarian

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16563 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2344
+1 714-418-0658
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Au Lac serves a wonderful variety of healthy foods you want to eat!! Very delicious!! Love the Green Pyramid dish!! Their fake chicken and shrimp dishes are great!! Fabulous chocolate dessert too!!

Thank Yulama
El Cajon, California
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love, love this place. The food is so scrumptious and the presentation just beautiful. I could eat here everyday. And, it's all vegetarian, even vegan. Their coconut avocado soup is to die for - worth the 90 minute drive from San Diego. They do a fun birthday acknowledgement with the ringing of a big gong! :D

Thank fairgirl59
Garden Grove, California
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that if you order a dish that would come with meat you will not know the difference. The food is top quality. The appetizers are always great. Don't forget to look at the Living Deserts which are the best. We normally order the cooked entrees, but always get a raw desert.

Thank Jay B
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309 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Vegan? This good? SERIOUSLY?!?! Oh my goodness, you will not believe the flavors these folks bring to a plate of raw, vegan cuisine. If you're vegetarian, vegan, paleo, dairy-free, or gluten-free, you will be in heaven. If you're a carnivore, I promise ... you won't even miss the meat. At tonight's visit, we ordered the following ... pictures attached. Cream... More 

Thank Connie I
London, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of the best meals I've had in all of California. Au Lac menu is entirely vegan with a good selection of raw (living) foods, but you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy their wonderful Vietnamese food with a twist (a cuisine that they self-labelled 'humanese'). It's all very no frills- simple decor, unassuming location in a strip... More 

Thank DareToLive
Fountain Valley, California
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

They call themselves a "Humanese" restaurant, and they serve a variety of Asian foods including Pho, Spring Rolls, Sweet and Sour Soup, and Eggplant Hot Pot. But, they also have an extensive raw menu that includes menu items that seem out of place like Risotto and Soft Taco. Don't let that fool you, however - both the Asian dishes and... More 

Thank GeorgeReis
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I had lunch here with two travel industry professionals who have been all over the world. We all loved this restaurant. The food is delicious, satisfying, beautiful, and creative. I took the advice of previous reviewers and ordered the Green Pyramid -- I recommend it to you, too. The room itself is not fancy, but comfortable and attractive. Although the... More 

Thank Socsci
Long Beach, California
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've been eating at Au Lac for years, and it never disappoints. EVER. There are a few things to know about the restaurant. It has two kitchens/two menus--the cooked, and the raw or "living' menus. Everything is vegan, just divided into cooked and raw items (and even the "raw/living items might be warmed). Also (and this doesn't affect the food,... More 

1 Thank TrDCpr
Anaheim, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great place for a romantic dinner or for a special occasion. My only negative is that they rely too much on the faux meat. More dishes with vegetables would be great.

1 Thank markevanscma
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After teaching a bunch of classes today, I drove all the way to Fountain Valley to have vegan food. It was already past 1pm and I had not eaten a single meal. I got to Au Lac, and upon pushing then pulling the front door of the restaurant, I realized the restaurant is closed. What a bummer!! I asked a... More 

1 Thank Newton C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16563 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fountain Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 714-418-0658
Here at Au Lac the compassion manifests itself in the attention to detail that goes into every dish we want to cultivate an atmosphere where people come together to create a center of gravity pulsating with love, harmony, and health. We opened our doors in 1996 and introduced our Vegan RAW cuisine in 2001. The concept of the restaurant is we honor the arrival of every guest, treat each as our friend to honor the humanese concept, and anyone representing Au Lac is eager to present the two kitchens and have a chance to serve a delicious meal. It's a unique meal in that there are only plant-based, unprocessed and organic ingredients. Vegan-Living is our style of dining but also a lifestyle you can feel.

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