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Zen Garden Veg Restaurant

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Guelph, Ontario N1H 3P9, Canada
(519) 341-0866
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars

have visited several times, generally I am a meat eating carnivore however I never leave here disappointed. Meals are excellent every time. visit every time I get a chance. nice little place, quiet, well prepared food. Delicious every time

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Steve B
Guelph, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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268 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I acknowledge first off that I am torn about this review. Clearly, there was something wrong at the restaurant last night. But our meal was a disaster and it ruined our plans for the evening. As vegans, we appreciate a restaurant like this and have eaten at the one in Cambridge, which was superb. This is a chain or franchise,... More 

Thank DLCAlberta
Innisfil, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This restaurant has so many good reviews I thought it would be worth while. Boy was I wrong. We were seated right away. We were the only couple in the restaurant. It took forever for our server to come and take our order. We waited and waited and waited. We almost got up and left. The food was very mediocre.... More 

Thank NovacaneSandwich
Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

have visited several times, generally I am a meat eating carnivore however I never leave here disappointed. Meals are excellent every time. visit every time I get a chance. nice little place, quiet, well prepared food. Delicious every time

Thank Steve B
Richmond Hill, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After becoming vegetarian, I missed eating BBQ pork buns, sticky rice, and other traditional Chinese food that commonly includes meat. Somehow Zen Gardens makes vegetarian dim sum taste as good if not better than traditional dim sum. Highly recommend the BBQ pork buns, sticky rice, and veggie pork. Not only is the food incredible, they treat you like family. They... More 

Thank SabrinaCirone
Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was my first ever visit to one of these vegetarian / vegan restaurants. My wife and I were just driving by the Guelph location while hunting for a suitable place for a late lunch / early dinner. I can state that all of the food was exceptionally tasty with great presentation. The staff were very helpful and after stating... More 

Thank cyberruk
thunder bay ON
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Had pan fried veg dumplings wonton soup chow neon pineapple mock chicken fried rice and tempura fried veggies Dumplings were excellent. Chow mein was to die for firt time there and also first time trying any sort of "mock chicken" or anything of the sort and honestly it was very good. I'm def going back. Didn't give them 5 stars... More 

Thank tazzzy
Guelph, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here many times and it never disappoints! Service is great, food is awesome. Everything is vegetarian, so you can order things like Kung Po Chicken without fear! Personal favourite is the veggie sushi, but am highly partial to the crispy soy fritters.

Thank J M
Guelph, Ontario
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252 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My partner and I went for lunch in June, 2014. It was a very nice day so we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful day. We ordered from the lunch specials menu. It consisted of many meat dishes, like BBQ pork, Shrimp or Chicken, but there is no meat what so ever as this is a vegetarian restaurant. To our... More 

Thank goldenboy1947
Eugene, Oregon
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've eaten here twice on business trips to Guelph. It's so delicious, and the staff is super friendly and helpful. There are so many choices, which I'm not used to as a vegan. The first time I ate there, I was the only customer.The second time, there were two women at another table. I hope that people start eating here... More 

Thank T P M
Acton, Canada
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are not vegan and enjoyed trying new food. Our daughters are vegan and we thought we would try a restaurant for all of us. We have went several times and have enjoyed the iced teas.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Guelph, Ontario N1H 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 341-0866
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am

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