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Souley Vegan

#70 of 1,039 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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301 Broadway, Oakland Ca, 94607, Oakland, CA
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited San Francisco frequently but had never been to Oakland. This place caught my attention for its unique fare, and I wasn't disappointed at all. Cajun vegan served in an awesome setting, with great retro pictures on the walls and an eclectic crowd. The food is very affordable and tasted great. The selection of beers and drinks (full... More 

Thank Alan B
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I was sooo excited when they opened because I've had vegan soul food in Chicago several times that I absolutely loved Was really disappointed with souley vegan & I gave them two chances. Hard, fried, not flavorful, just didn't seem like they knew what they were doing. Vegan soul food for hipsters that don't know any better

Thank Faina G
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Love the food and the vibe here. Been many times. The vegan mac & cheese rocks, and the desserts are wonderful. My only suggestion would be to marinate the tofu for the fried chick-un to give it a bit more flavor.

Thank StephTOak
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My daughter is the only vegetarian in our family but we all LOVE Souley Vegan! The chicken and waffles are by far the best thing I've had there, but to be fair I haven't tried everything. The seiten patty is delicious with a good texture. I don't think you'd mistake it for chicken but its great tasting. The waffle is... More 

Thank Jen R
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I only got a chocolate cupcake, lemon cake and their house made lemonade. The desserts were very sweet, the lemonade was good, but I heard lots of good things about this place, I will try their main dishes next time.

Thank ingine
Alameda, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

My favorite Oakland restaurant for anytime not-too-pricey lunch or dinner. Even my carnivore friends have found the food delicious.

Thank RMSmiler
Washington, DC
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149 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The portions here are large. Everything being vegan makes it so easy to come here for vegetarians (and vegans, of course). A ten minute walk from downtown Oakland - this restaurant is in the Jack London neighborhood. Order and pay at small front counter and your food will be brought to you. Music is set up in the large, back... More 

Thank citysuburb
Kapaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I recently had lunch at Souley Vegan and enjoyed the atmosphere, quick & friendly service, and vegan comfort food. I had the sample platter with southern fried tofu, vegan mac'n'cheese, and beans and rice. I particularly like the tofu and mac'n'cheese while the beans and rice were a little bland. I could have and should have picked one other dozen... More 

Thank Paul S
Redding, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The hostess / cashier and staff were excellent and friendly. We ordered the sampler platter for two adults and a child. For $30, it wasn't as much as we expected, but we had leftovers. Everything was good, the potato salad, Mac n cheese, and fried okra were our faves. The greens were a bit overly salty. We got red velvet... More 

Thank Gabriella B
Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

More eclectic than the Cajun-style vegan they style themselves after. The dishes I tried were hit and miss, but the menu is so creative I'd try it again and again just looking for the little gems.

Thank skolding

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Broadway, Oakland Ca, 94607, Oakland, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-922-1615
amazing Vegan food for those who miss meat!!
Souly vegan is an amazing restaurant with an amazing story! You MUST go to there web sight & check them out. Great collard greens, amazing no meat chicken & free oranges wail you wait. I am a vegetarian who used to love a good meaty sandwich & this place makes me forget all about my old habits. The first time I eat the chicken sandwich I knew going vegetarian wasn’t going to be as hard as I thought, as long as souly vegan is open!!!

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