Au NatuRaw

206 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-955-4774

Details

  • Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 11am-8pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
At Au NatuRaw in Santa Ana, a raw-food vegan eatery, you won’t miss meat here for the same reason you wouldn’t yearn for Disneyland while hiking through the Sierras--there’s a lot to keep you preoccupied and distracted. The best dish is the pad Thai, a concoction that doesn’t taste like pad Thai, yet manages to transcend that fact. It features noodles made by kelp--thin, angel-hair-like strands exhibiting so much of the translucence, resiliency and elasticity of the real thing it’s rather uncanny. It even twirls on a fork the right way. Only when you bite do you notice that the consistency is slightly crunchier, more wiggly and jelly-like than noodles made from starch. The best thing about the dish is halfway into it, you forget you aren’t eating noodles.

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