Mandoline Grill Food Truck

Mandoline Grill Food Truck
Description: Traditional and vegan-friendly Gourmet Vietnamese food truck serving the streets of Los Angeles!
Menu: Mandoline Grill menu
Category: Asian (Vietnamese) Vegan
Yelp Rating: (291 reviews)

About Mandoline Grill (from

Owner Mong Skillman grew up eating traditional b'anh m`i sandwiches and bowls of b'un tht nng, both as a daughter and regular customer at her mother's Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu's Chinatown. Believing that her mother's cuisine was far too flavorful to be kept an island secret, she left her day job in LA in 2007, and returned to Hawaii to study in her mother's kitchen, determined to bring her family's light, bright and savory dishes to the masses.

With no written recipes, Mong shadowed her mother, learning to taste by palate and taking vigorous notes that she brought back to LA to tweak, refine and make her own. A couple years later, she had come up with a menu that incorporated her mother's culinary essence, while using less oil, little fat and absolutely no MSG.

Then she gave herself the ultimate challenge: making tasty options that were 100% vegan...even the "fish" sauce.

In the fall of 2009, Mandoline Grill launched at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. For these first few months, Mong supplied her own fryers, toaster oven, and coolers, basically throwing a backyard cookout at the beloved Eastside bar. As support grew, Mong started riding shotgun and working shifts on the Dosa Truck, just to get a hang of the food truck life before hitting the streets in her own truck this past February 2010.

Now Mong has the privilege of introducing her mother's inspirational flavors to LA (and beyond!) as she drives the Mandoline Grill truck from Orange County to Echo Park to Santa Monica, offering fresh, crisp vegan and carnivore-friendly b'anh m`i sandwiches, and of course, her mother's famous b'un tht nng noodle bowls.

Recent Tweets from Mandoline Grill LA

Hey guys! We’ll be wrapping things up at 9pm here in #GlassellPark. Come on out! 4136 Verdugo Rd!

Doors are up in #GlassellPark at #FaceGuts! 4136 Verdugo Rd til 10pm!

We'll be in #GlassellPark tonight for the #FaceGuts 1 year anniversary party! 4136 Verdugo Rd, 6-10pm!

Saturday! We'll be in #GlassellPark at #FaceGuts! 4136 Verdugo Rd, 6-10pm!

Chúc M?ng N?m M?i! Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you all great happiness and prosperity this year ????

Doors are up for lunch in #CulverCity! 800 Corporate Pointe til 1:30pm!

Lunch today in #CulverCity! 800 Corporate Pointe, 11:30am-1:30pm! Private event for dinner. Hit us up to come out t…

Doors are up for dinner in #Hermon at @FrescoCommunity Market! 5914 Monterey Rd til 8:30pm!

Friday! Lunch in #CulverCity! 800 Corporate Pointe, 11:30am-1:30pm! Private event for dinner. Hit us up to come out…

Tonight! Catch us for dinner in #Hermon at @FrescoCommunity Market! 5914 Monterey Rd, 4:30-8:30pm!

Lunch today in #Burbank! 3300 Warner Blvd, 11:30am-2pm! Dinner in #Hermon at @FrescoCommunity Market! 5914 Monterey Rd, 4:30-8:30pm!

Happy Valentine’s Day! ?? @mandolinegrill

Doors are up for lunch in #Burbank! 2525 N Naomi St til 2pm!

Lunch today in #Burbank! 2525 N Naomi St, 11:30am-2pm!

Come see us for lunch in #Burbank today! You won’t regret it. #VietnameseNachos #MandolineGrill…

Doors are up for lunch in #Burbank! 2950 N Hollywood Way til 2pm!

Lunch today in #Burbank! 2950 N Hollywood Way, 11am-2pm!

Lunch today in #Burbank! 2300 W Empire Ave, 11:30am-2pm!

Doors are up in #Venice at @artistsandfleas! 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd til 4:30pm!

Tonight! We'll be in #Silverlake at #TenantsOfTheTrees! 2810 Hyperion Ave, 7pm-1am!


Overall Rating:
Based on 291 reviews

Latest Reviews

This is by far one of my favorite food trucks when it comes to Vietnamese( I have 3 favs). Vietnamese is hard to come by here at work since anything walking... read more
Posted by Andrea P. on

STEPH JUDGEMENT: Excellent food. The coffee wasn't quite there, but the food more than made up for it. I think this was my favorite food I had at the FYF... read more
Posted by Steph H. on

The vegan options are amazing. LWith the addition of lemongrass tofu and veganaise to any menu option you can have: Bun, Banh mi, tacos, Saigon fries and... read more
Posted by Tammy C. on

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