great raw food, overpriced food, great service, overpriced dining experience, good experience, really friendly staff, like juliano
It's pricy but you can't put a price on health. You'll feel like a new person after a meal here. Sit outside an the wrap around patio.
good but $$$. It's a good place to go if you like eating raw and you're in Santa Monica but if you're on a budget...I wouldn't suggest it. There are other places around Venice and Culvery that can give you just as good or even BETTER for less.
Best raw food restaurant I've been to!. The food is healthy and tasty, and the staff are friendly. Raw food restaurants just don't get any better than this!
Best Raw Food in LA Area. I just ate lunch at Juliano's Raw and was absolutely blown away. I am a somewhat new raw foodist and have frequented several of the other raw restaurants in Los Angeles, but nothing compares to Juliano's. The food is absolutely delicious! I had the chocolate shake to start and the Pesto Pizza for the entree. Everything was absolutely scrumcious. If you are on a raw food diet either by choice or by need and you feel that you are in any way missing out on "regular" food then this is the place to go. The service could not have been better - very friendly waitress willing to help us with her recommendations. I took a friend of mine there who is a burgers and fries guy and who is not "into raw food." He had the Tijuana Taco and a Macha Iced Coffee smoothie. He couldn't stop saying how wonderful everything was. He, nor I, felt deprived in any way with our raw meal. It couldn't have been tastier, fresher, more beautifully prepared than it was. We will both be frequenting Juliano's as often as possible. It's not a cheap place, but it's definitely worth the price considering the value of what you are eating and how amazingly it tastes and is prepared. I wish all raw restaurants could at least mimic some of the creations from Juliano.
great service, great food, great time!. We recently went to julianos on a recommendation. I read the other reviews, which are mixed, but this place is great! We were definently not disappointed. The menu is huge, and we had no idea what to order until our waitress, ashley, gave us recommendations, and we loved them all. She was really sweet, patient and very knowlegable of the menu (a rarity it seems in many restaurants) and was able to answer all of our questions (we had a lot!). We had the best raw plate of nachos ever, curry zuchinni pasta and some really really good "cheese" pocket things. My friends had never eaten raw before but were loving it! The portions are on the smaller side and its kind of expensive, but worth the money. Every dish was a piece of art and everything tasted so good! We also had the chocolate mousse and apple pie, our waitress' favorites, and they were some of the best desserts I have ever had! You definently feel like your eating gourmet here, much more than some other raw/vegan places around. The staff was really friendly and it was great having a waitress you felt really cared about your meal. we will definently be going back!
First time trying raw.. My girlfriend dragged me kicking and screaming. It wasn't the greatest but if she wanted to go again, I wouldn't mind going back.
pretty flowers pretty food. you have to try this place, if you already haven't. you have to try it especially if you're NOT vegan. just like RFD, this place REALLY plays w/ your taste buds. if you don't cook anything, heat anything, or serve meat or dairy or wheats, and you STILL manage to pull off great-tasting foods, i'd say you're doing something rite! everything is sooooo colorful & served with edible flowers (which aren't gross or weird, by the way) to match the colorful organic decor indoors and out. but most of all, it all just tastes sooooooo FRESH & you definitely feel more alive & rejuvenated after eating here. you feel detoxed & way healthier than when you came in. i recommend taking visitors from out of town, die-hard meat eaters, to try something completely 'organic' for yourself, or bring a date- cuz it IS really pretty & nice-smelling inside! park either on the street (metered) or further down in 1 of the structures. it used to be really pricey, but i think the owner took heed of what the public was saying & lowered the price some.
Citysearch Editorial Review. From the blue-bottle vases of wildflowers on the tables to the hemp-clad diners, neo-hippie servers and raw food menu, it's pretty clear this indoor/outdoor eatery is all about an earthy, eco-conscious experience that's perfectly suited to Santa Monica's laidback vibe. Broadening the menu from its former incarnation as Juliano's Raw, the dishes here are organic, dairy- and animal-free, and are never heated above 120F degrees. Gourmet entrees maintain rich flavor and color with vegan substitutions, like zesty tacos with crunchy purple cabbage instead of tortillas. In savory lasagna, translucent zucchini strips replace the need for pasta, and ground pine nuts make a creamy stand-in for ricotta. Hearty faux meatloaf, made from a dehydrated walnut-veggie mix, is served with strained cauliflower "mashed potatoes" and date-miso gravy--a raw version of the comfort-food classic.
AMAZING, DELICIOUS RAW Organic Vegan Restraunt.... I feel soooo good now! and the food is the best!. Wow, this restaurant is more amazing then ever and SO CHEAP now! it is definitely Not "over priced".. it's actually very reasonable and the food is fit for a King and Queen! Appetizers start at only $3 - $7 and Entrees are only $9 - $15 and fill you up.. as well as all the amazing enzymes, nutrients, & minerals that get directly absorbed into your brain and bloood stream. Your body will be thanking you... I know mine is. I have been raw for 8 days now.. and I feel absolutely AMAZING. Their guac and cheese burrito is bomb and delicious.. and their new strawberry parfait is mind blowing to say the least. Their Thai pasta is so tangy and out of this world.. you won't believe your taste buds! If you want the best raw, vegan, organic amazing food EVER... then come eat at Juliano's RAW!
true gourmet, great for the planet, great for every cell in your body.
Check the dates on the negative reviews. They are from years ago. Last night was my first time to eat there & it was the first thing on my mind when I woke up today. I was blown away at how delicious this food was.
I've been thinking about my experience there all morning. So I decided to log on today & create an account specifically to put my 2 cents in about Juliano's. I spent 20 minutes writing my first review & it was deleted, but I'm passionate enough about sharing the truth on Juliano's that I'm willing to write it all over.
Perhaps Juliano's was not as good prior to this year? I have no idea. But try it in 2008. The taste and presentation blew me away. Everything here is also: alive, alkaline, anti-aging, vitalizing, disease fighting, whole, and organic... Nothing dead, acidic, aging, de-vitalizing, disease causing, processed, chemical or raised with pesticides & hormones like the Standard American Diet (SAD). Those who are accustomed to eating like that, may find this cuisine to be an acquired taste. I don't know, I've lost my taste for fast food & junk food.
The benefit of eating raw vegan whole organic foods is obvious in the waistaff here. Every server I saw had an awesome physique, glowing skin & hair, bright eyes, and an energetic spring in their step. I saw a long haired man walk in the back that must have been Juliano himself. He had more youth and vitality than most healthy teenagers and is probably in his 30s. Eating like this is a major factor in the slender youthful appearance & energy of many celebrities.
Love the quote from Albert Einstein at the back of their menu:
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Try the following items:
- "Ariel's Salad," (blend of seaweeds, algae, chlorophyll, medicinal greens, avocado, and a superfood dressing) ...So gratifying.
-"Harem in The Raw" in a collard green.
-raw chocolate desserts!
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