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Au Lac

  • Restaurants
  • Downtown
  • price 2 of 4

Time Out says

The original Fountain Valley location of this vegan Vietnamese restaurant opened in 1997, making it one of the oldest all-vegan restaurants in the country. A newer, more modern Downtown location opened in 2015. Chef Ito, who has taken a life-long vow of silence, oversees menus at both locations and is quite a character. While incredibly innocent and genuine, the chef’s interaction with patrons is comical and entertaining, like you’re in on the joke. The food is unique, thoughtful and always flavorful. Sweet and spicy root veggies and tempeh served with crunchy melinjo crackers and shredded tofu, soy pork and kelp noodle bánh mì are standouts.

Written by
Amber Gibson


710 W 1st St
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sun noon-11pm
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