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The Green Temple

1700 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 944-4525
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Ranked #21 of 260 restaurants in Redondo Beach
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was hungry and wanted something healthy to eat. I was told by a good friend Green Temple a good choice for vegetarians. I ordered a veggie burger to go with side veggies and when I say it was tasty and not dry like eating wood. Very good will definitely go back for more options on the menu. Pricing fair... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This came up on my Vegat app when looking for someplace new to try and near/on the beach. Redondo was on our list of places to see and was not very far from the hotel. Actually drive straight there from Griffith Observatory and traffic was fine! I had the tofu bowl, $8.50 portion (Organic brown rice, organic black or pinto... More

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are a vegan or a vegetarian this is the place for you! So many choices and the food was really yummy. I need to return many times just so I can try everything on the menu. The service was friendly and plenty attentive. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I wasn't... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
35 helpful votes 35 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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