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Zhu Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant

90, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong 10100 Penang, Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
604-2617706
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Ranked #52 of 391 restaurants in Georgetown
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Went there on CNY 2014 and order 5 dishes, for vegetarian food this place can be consider expensive for Penangites. Broccoli with few pieces of mushroom cost RM38, average price for other dishes will cost from RM 25 onwards. Definitely this is the first and last time I shall patronizing.

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San Francisco, California
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86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Admittedly I would never have known about this place until Amelleia at Soohongry suggested it to me after I told her I was vegetarian. Tourists usually don't come here and it's mostly a locals spot, but the staff is very accommodating and pleasant to visitors. I went here twice during my stay in George Town and my waiter spoke English... More

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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We walked into this restaurant not knowing what to expect. Before going in, we'd read some reviews but were still very unsure. This is a small family business. Coming from Singapore, we wanted very much to try vegetarian style authentic Penang laksa. Zhu Yuan was the 1st restaurant in Penang that we walked into on arrival in Panang. Immediately we... More

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Singapore
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Very standard menu. Well prepared. The restaurant is to the north-east of Komtar, just of the corner of Prangin Mall.

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Canberra
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I am new to trying vegetarian cuisine and Zhu Yuan really contrasts Vegetarian cuisine from the restaurants I am used to eating at here in Australia. Firstly, the range of dishes aren't very wide, however, when dining at Zhu Yuan I selected two entrees and two mains. The entrees were the spring rolls and fish cakes. The mains were a... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

this vegetarian restraunt located at Geogeotwn. Hai nam mee, 九里香fried rice, tai look mee..horray!the taster is excellent. sanitation good!

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Kuala Lumpur
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

while the shop promotes vegetarian food, it's a bit disappointing how things are presented. how do you entice people to eat vegetables when dishes look the same as elsewhere? they could do with a bit more work on the music they play, the decors of the place, taking time to explain the concept and the menu ... one that gives... More

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chicago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Food? 90-95% fake meat. I ordered the spinach soup and a salad. One of the other reviewers said that the tofu had some kind of unique flavor. I can positively identify that flavor as the taste of plain, unprepared tofu, a flavor I am used to and enjoy (although I know many others who do not). Better unprepared tofu than... More

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Samuel S, Manager at Zhu Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan, Greeting from Zhu Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant. Thanks for your comment and we will look forward to this issue. About 90 - 95 % fake meat , that is make by gulten, soya, bean curd and mushroom. This is the way to GREETING non-vegetarian guest to VEGETARIAN and more healthy lifestyle. Meanwhile we still serve aborted vegetable. Sometime human... More

Dortmund, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place is a little bit outside of the center of Georgetown (or whatever I thought would be the center ;) ) but you can still walk there easily. Their menu offers a lot of interesting foods, I cannot remember what we chose to eat, but what I do remember, that the fake-meat was incredible - at one point I... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This purely vegetarian restaurant (which I think is owned and managed by a buddhist family) has something to offer for most food preferences. I prefer plain tofu meals and can higly reccomend the spinach soup that comes with the most delicious tofu I have ever had (can't be compared to any of the regular chunks you get outside in the... More

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