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928 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-1750
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I am not vegan

This place is good. Not just for a vegan restaurant, it is good. We had Indian dal over rice and some spring rolls. I looked for a browning piece of lettuce but it did not exist. Everything was fresh and beautiful. It was like eating a crunchy rainbow with a side of dal. Honestly good food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
jkap910
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is good. Not just for a vegan restaurant, it is good. We had Indian dal over rice and some spring rolls. I looked for a browning piece of lettuce but it did not exist. Everything was fresh and beautiful. It was like eating a crunchy rainbow with a side of dal. Honestly good food!

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West Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fresh and healthy food that tastes great. Amazing creativity. Amazing flavour. I was staying with my friend in Ojai for almost a week and we ate here or got take-out from them 3 times. I started with salads (Barbara's and the Black Bean Bowl) and on the last day I got the Reuben (?!*&%#@?!!!!!). I wanted to extend my stay... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We specifically drove via Ojai on our way back to LA to visit Hip Vegan which always sets one up for possible disappointment, but thankfully Hip Vegan was excellent. It's a tiny cafe with a cosy sun-filled courtyard (bring shades and a hat). I had the reubens sandwich (seitan) and it was bursting with flavour and proper hand-licking messiness. Thumbs... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a must stop even if you aren't a vegetarian. The food is fresh, the selections and plentiful and dining outdoors is a bonus. My husband who is on a no fat diet found it accommodating as so often vegetables are grilled or stir fried in oil. There were items meeting his diet requirements. We spent lunch chatting with... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the food, everything on the menu is of interest, so never a time when there isn't something that I want. The soups are great, the salads and the variety of salads, and the size of the portions are big, so splitting with others is a fun way to try a number of foods without a full commitment. I love... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My husband and I travel a lot and I just want to say "this is one of the most creative, artistic, healthy, food we ever had." The place has a cool staff, outdoor patio, cushions for the chairs, plants, music, free water to drink. It shows the owners of this restaurant care about everyone. A community atmosphere. Parking on street... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We travel extensively and, yet, continue to call Hip the best vegan food we have had. The produce is so fresh and alive, the chai with coconut creamer is a must, and the quaint location make this spot a must-do for anyone traveling to Ojai.

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Ojai, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love pretty much the whole menu at Hip Vegan. The salads are scrumptious, the "burger" is fantastic. I had to eat here a few times to really appreciate it. The only reason this isn't getting a five star rating is the prices. I think it is priced slightly higher than it needs to be. But kudos to the chef... More 

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Ojai, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We noticed that this is Ojai's #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor. Friends wanted to try it for the first time, so we went with them. We are not vegans, but we studied the reviews and menu and figured it would be fine. The atmosphere of the restaurant isn't much. I ordered the burger with the extra carmelized onions. The extra... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If I could eat this food twice a day for the rest of my life I would not mind it at all! This food was amazing. Fresh, tasty, creative and not too expensive. The 3 scoop salad was amazing. My only complaint? I wish they didn't close at 5pm! lol Woulda been great to have dinner there, as the options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 928 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-646-1750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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