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14370 Culver Dr Ste 2, Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 551-8222
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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Best Thai Restaurant in Irvin

The food was amazing and tasted the way it should. Its best Thai food I ever had in US. Service was awesome and staff friendly. Its my favorite restaurant now. Must visit for vegetarians.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food was amazing and tasted the way it should. Its best Thai food I ever had in US. Service was awesome and staff friendly. Its my favorite restaurant now. Must visit for vegetarians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went with the family. We loved it. An entire menu with delicious choices of vegan food. Super friendly service, too. Highly recommend giving it a try even if you aren't vegan.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I go to Wheel of Life as often as possible. When living in Irvine I went weekly and ordered their Thanksgiving Special to take to my family dinner so I would have something to eat. My favorites: Spring Rolls, Vege BBQ 'Chicken', Deep Fried Vege Fish. And for some reason, I love their Green Pumpkin Beverage - it's not for... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Wheel of Life

Address: 14370 Culver Dr Ste 2, Irvine, CA 92604
Phone Number: (949) 551-8222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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 10
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian, Vegan
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?