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Souley Vegan

#162 of 1,057 Restaurants in Oakland
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301 Broadway, Oakland Ca, 94607, Oakland, CA
+1 510-922-1615
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The place was packed and the owner was friendly but unfortunately, the food was not up to par for us. The meal started with tasty cucumber water and I was sure that we were off to a good start. We ordered the combo plate with red beans and rice, collards (perhaps the worst I've tasted) and sweet potatoes. The cornbread... More 

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Thank AngelAwakened
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Meat eaters can love this place. I don't eat strictly vegan, but my partner does, so finding a place that satisfies us both is not always a given - we were surprised that this was the case in the Bay area. Souley Vegan was the culinary highlight of our trip. Had the combination platter., It had us making plans for... More 

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Thank Colin G
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Vegan is not over salted, over greasy and a lot of gluten but Souley Vegan is. In addition for the quality of food that you get it is so over price. The interior spells D-I-V-E. It used to be a nice place but it has deteriorated over time

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Thank Blacksnapper
Alturas, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was excited to visit this vegan restaurant I had heard about, but my first impression was, "who turned out the lights?" We sat in a corner that literally had no light fixture anywhere near it. This led to problems like my husband mistaking the hot sauce container for a ketchup container, with unfortunate results for his fries. The food... More 

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Thank Kathleen F
Castro Valley, CA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

When you arrive you order at the front, are asked to pre-pay the tip, and sit with a number and wait for them to deliver food. Very chaotic and the servers were very confused. Multiple servers came by asking what we were missing as our 7 meals started trickling out of the kitchen. An hour after our first food came,... More 

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Thank cyndloohoo
Hollister, California
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Such good food I had the macaroni and cheese with yams and lentils. The hands were so tasty and the fact that they melted in my mouth melted my heart. I would recommend this to even non-vegetarian friends

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Thank AmyJune H
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We live in San Francisco and when we think of Oakland, unconsciously include a Souley Vegan pitstop chow-down. Veganism and Soul food – what an amazing concept! And they execute it let me tell you. When we go there we always get multiple dishes. They even have a sampler you can order to make it easy; their macaroni and cheese... More 

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Thank Khash C
Houston
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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 

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Thank Alan B
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 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

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Thank Faina G
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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.

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Thank StephTOak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Broadway, Oakland Ca, 94607, Oakland, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-922-1615
Description
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?