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1700 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 944-4525
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
A very peaceful place to eat delicious vegetarian food

Tucked away off of Catalina Avenue just past Avenue I is a great hidden restaurant. The food is excellent and the service just is just as good. Peaceful furnishings add to its ambiance. If you are around Redondo Beach and you enjoy a good meal....be sure to try this one. I am not a devoted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
LouisTWeintraub
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Redondo Beach, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Redondo Beach, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tucked away off of Catalina Avenue just past Avenue I is a great hidden restaurant. The food is excellent and the service just is just as good. Peaceful furnishings add to its ambiance. If you are around Redondo Beach and you enjoy a good meal....be sure to try this one. I am not a devoted vegetarian... just like good food... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been here a few times and it has good alternative vegetarian choices and the dishes are always tasty. it is tucked in a corner off an alley so hard to find. nice outdoor patio. the vibe is a bit "hippyish" in it looks, feel and with the staff.

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Sheffield
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We eat meat but also love a good veggie restaurant and were very happy to find this in the place we were holidaying in. It is run by a couple (I think the lady is Danish and the husband is from Blackpool). Great ambiance and friendly service. We are from the North of England and the husband owner was incredibly... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 944-4525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?