Distinguish between Sycuan Casino and Sycuan Resort, which are not on the same property, but in the same vicinity.
Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort
I prefer to spend time at resorts over casinos. They are more relaxing and the air is better. I won the opportunity to stay overnight and check out their restaurant, Sycuan Café Grill (AKA Red Tail Grill, the name on the web page.) I did lunch before checking in and the only other party in the restaurant at the time was a group of golfer dudes who talked a lot of their memories of exploiting and killing innocent animals. Creepy.
Even though the menu doesn’t mention anything vegan, you can easily order vegan-friendly. I ordered a vegan-version Margherita Pizza flatbread, salad, and angel hair pasta with veggies (dish created especially for me.) No, I’m not a fatty! I saved a bunch and ate the rest for dinner. Yum!
I won a certificate that permitted me to choose which restaurant I wanted to dine at (in Sycuan Casino.) I chose Wachena because their menu has tofu. Yay! Luckily they have an entrée called Tofu & Mixed Vegetables. The waiter didn’t really have much knowledge and couldn’t say if it was vegan or not, but let’s hope so:
Tofu & Mixed Vegetables
Fried tofu with snow peas, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and onions in a light garlic sauce. 9.00
They also had a nice fall salad with acorn squash that I ordered without the cheese.
If there is a longer wait to sit in the non-smoking section, I recommend you wait. I sat in the smoking section to avoid a wait and the air was too polluted. I should have worn a mask as is done in Beijing (and also in Sycuan casino.) (I would have photographed the people wearing face masks, but a security guard asked me not to take any photos of the people or inside the casino.)