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The Green Temple

1700 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 944-4525
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Ranked #20 of 255 restaurants in Redondo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Redondo Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

On the recommendation of a local, we sought out this delightful little spot located in the Riviera Village area of Redondo Beach. Parking can be a challenge during peak hours, but it's worth circling a couple of times. We walked in and were greeted by a friendly, soft-spoken Aussie who was both gracious and attentive, despite being busy during the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is an OK restaurant...nice atmosphere and a good vegetarian menu.... but I ate there with my family last week... AND THEY KICKED US OUT AT 8:59 PM. No warning! The waitress came over at 8:58 (while we were finishing our entrees) and said "if you want dessert, you'll have to take it to go...we are closing at 9". Outrageous,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I love this place... I live nearby, so I probably go there once a month, but I especially like to take out-of-town visitors here because it is so unique. It is a vegetarian/vegan(?) place and they don't serve alcohol, so keep that in mind when you decide whom to take. But again, the food is out of this world delicious... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our favorite restaurant in Redondo Beach. The decor and atmosphere are enchanting, the food healthy and delicious, the people friendly and wonderful. We go there regularly. Our kids took us there some years ago and we've been regulars ever since.

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Redondo Beach, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Just a few blocks from the beach, in Riviera Village, this is an enchanting respite from the usual loud, plastic places...the Green Temple is serene with it's trickling water fountain, colourfully cushioned seats, and menu full of healthy choices. The staff is friendly, and the food is as tasty as it is healthy. My family has long been fans of... More

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Salinas, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The menu items immediately reminded me of THE SPOT vegetarian restaurant in Hermosa Beach. Apparently there is some connection, but the waiter was vague when asked. The meals were fine but the portions were a bit small. The place is a hole in the wall so adjacent diners' conversations will become part of your elevated consciousness--undoubtedly elevated by the useless... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This very low-key restaurant consistently delivers excellent food and service with adorable accents. As an omnivore, I am impressed with the many tasty vegetarian options to choose from, all of which leave me full. Everyone's super friendly and there is no "attitude" if you are not a vegetarian, so just let the good food and chillness wash over you and... More

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Redondo Beach, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place has the BEST vegetarian food!! I love all of their fresh soups and veggies. They also have amazing fresh baked bread. The tofu sauce is amazing as well. I could eat at this place every day!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We don't know of a single vegetarian-exclusive restaurant in our area in England. We stumbled across the Green Temple while wandering towards the beach, and it came highly recommended by the lovely owner of "m'pressions", the new-age style store next door (check it out. Wonderful shop!) My partner is vegetarian, and having a menu where everything on it was available... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

the owners, there great people and all the staff are really cool.Besides the hospitality and ambiance, the food is delicious.I have been coming here for years and im not even a vegetarian, just really fresh organic tasty food.I have turned on many hardcore meat eaters to their meatloaf,I always feel revived after a visit from the temple.It has a rad... More

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