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Au NatuRaw

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

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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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  • Cuisine(s): Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 11am-8pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Free
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Takeout

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