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Wheel of Life

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14370 Culver Dr Ste 2, Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 551-8222
Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 9
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So good I can't stop craving more!

I am a vegetarian - so this place is up my alley. However, even for a meat eater, I am sure you would enjoy the fun variety of fresh meals to be found here. My absolute favorites -- green noodles and the Tom Ka Kai coconut soup. My entire family has loved everything we've ever tried here and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Gr8_FamilyAdventures
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am a vegetarian - so this place is up my alley. However, even for a meat eater, I am sure you would enjoy the fun variety of fresh meals to be found here. My absolute favorites -- green noodles and the Tom Ka Kai coconut soup. My entire family has loved everything we've ever tried here and my 8-yr-old... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ate here based on the positive reviews we read online and we were thrilled! This is one of the best vegan restaurants we've been to and we've been to many. The staff here are very friendly and conscientious, the menu selection is huge, the food was very fresh, and the atmosphere was simple and down to earth. If we... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my second visit to Wheel of Life. I was very impressed with the texture and flavor of the Vegetable based Faux Meat. I had Chicken, Beef, and Shrimp and they were all good facsimiles. It is a little pricey but everything is super fresh. If you have never tried this type of vegetarian fare this would be a... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have been eating at "the Wheel" for several years and usually thoroughly enjoyed the offerings being both imaginative and tasty. The parking is close and ample and it is quite near the I 5 Culver exit. On Saturday nite we called ahead to inquire when they served their last meal (as we were driving from Garden Grove) and we... More 

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We have been there several times on our trips heading north. Today was our first time eating the lunch special. It's prepared in advance and looks like a buffet style. For the small portion they give you, I would say it's a overpriced; however, given the healthy and fresh ingredients they use, you certainly pay for it. You don't feel... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

To rehash. I went to this establishment for the first time in 2005. I had ordered a small soup, a few other things, and then was charged for a large soup. When I had pointed this out, they insisted "but, we gave you a large soup." And the price difference between a small and large wasn't a dollar or two,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We go to the wheel of life often. I like the various options of dishes. The waiters.are always friendly and accommodating.

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Sacramento
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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Vegan thai, got fresh rolls which were very different than anywhere else; “chicken strips”, lettuces, light watery sauce with peanut pieces. Comes with cabbage and carrot on the side. Would have been better if cabbage and carrot were in the rolls! Rolls bland but good. I also got stir fry broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and corn; again somewhat soy sauce tasting,... More 

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Orange County, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

I had heard great things about the Wheel of Life and decided to try it. I called to place a carry out order for Beef & Broccoli. The woman asked me if I wanted rice with that. I said yes. She offered me a choice of white or brown. I asked for white. I was told to come in about... More 

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We were a party of three, the parents and an adult child, and we were hungry. To go to a vegan place is so unusual, and as we are willing to experiment, we thought we would give WHEEL OF LIFE a try. There is just tons of parking outside of this little restaurant, that we had no problem leaving the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14370 Culver Dr Ste 2, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 551-8222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Vegan, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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