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Souley Vegan

#163 of 1,061 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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301 Broadway, Oakland, CA
+1 510-922-1615
11:00 - 00:30
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Fort Worth, Texas
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245 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Souley Vegan was better than the last time I camento Oakland. I ordered the nachos, lemon cake and black bean burger with lettuce instead of buns. The burger patty was good, the lemon cake was delicious and the nachos were yummy as well. However, since I did get the nachos to go, the cheese would be better if it were... More 

Thank Droid19
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank AngelAwakened
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Colin G
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

Thank Blacksnapper
Alturas, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kathleen F
Castro Valley, CA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank cyndloohoo
Hollister, California
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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

Thank AmyJune H
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

Thank Khash C
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 

Thank Alan B
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

Thank Faina G

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Restaurant Details

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