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Potala Organic Cafe

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1045 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2225
+1 510-528-2375
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviewers describe Potala pretty well. Simple, casual, wholesome meals, served quickly. The closest thing to having mom cook you dinner, that is if mom cooks organic, vegan meals.

Thank John H
Corte Madera, California, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Portala keeps things simple: one set meal of soup, beans, rice, green leafy veg, salad and root veggies served in full or simple format and in sizes medium or large. The food is always fresh and served with a smile. One you arrive, simply take a look at the white board that shows the menu, tell the person who seats... More 

Thank GayaBlair
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A destination cafe for vegan lovers! Pure, simple, organic lunch and dinner options with casual atmosphere and reasonable price. Love their free teas and olive oil on the table as condiment.

Thank Anna N
Santiago, Chile
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A no frills, laid back place which looks like a home turned restaurant. Went in for dinner and had to figure out there was one dish; you could order it large or medium. Great! No difficulty choosing what to eat. You grab a cup, serve yourself some tea and wait for the plate to arrive. It consisted of a mix... More 

Thank 2010-Urbi-et-Orbi
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

One could order a la carte or the plate of the day, which comes with a variety of items. We ordered two plates to share among three people. We ended up boxing up most of the two plates - the food was very good, but the portions are very generous. Friendly, easy going service.

Thank bamboola
delray beach, florida usa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Used credit card to pay and next day i had fraudulent charges in India. Be mindful and pay cash.

Thank treboruno
El Cerrito, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great price for organic macrobiotic food. Convenient parking lot. Delicious. A little salty but other than that, can't be healthier!

Thank Jenniesnorkeler
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Excellent meal always at this unique restaurant. Love Tenzin's cooking. Great vegetables in curry sauce and delicious soup.

Thank Toni E
Richmond, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

I LOVE this place! Its in my regular circuit of places for a nice lunch out with co-workers and by myself. The staff is Beyond Sweet and the meals are wonderful.

Thank bemidjigreen
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

A friend and I ate an early lunch a couple of weeks ago at Potala and were very delighted. Delicious, fresh and wholesome foods presented in a large plate or medium plate selection, also with other foods you could buy separately. Our medium plates were satisfying and filling. Brown Rice, beans, kale, salad, and chopped vegetables with sauces and a... More 

Thank tripper45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1045 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-2375

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?