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Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant

1245 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
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Sunnyvale, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

So I came here for lunch based on all the reviews. What a big mistake! First we ordered from the weekend menu which was $9.95 for an entree, soup, and rice. We got 2 dishes. Eggplant and string beans. Soup was a pathetic bunch of frozen veggies in a bland broth. Brown rice came in a tiny bowl meant for... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our family has loved Garden Fresh for years. This evening, as we were enjoying our dinner, my daughter asked "Mom...why haven't you ever reviewed Garden Fresh?" "I haven't reviewed Garden Fresh?" I replied. "Seriously?" "Yep! I was reading through your reviews the other day, and you've never reviewed it!" Oops! I couldn't believe I'd never written a review of this... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Ok...they have awards for the last 6 years...they have been around for 20...this should be enough... Not a fancy place...but the food makes up for it! Yum! The beef with broccoli is great! Broccoli is al dente and the shiitake mushroom " beef" has a great texture and flavor. It was crisp on the outside. The Kung Pao chicken is... More 

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Mahatma Gandhi's words welcome me, as I enter the restaurant....." Eating flesh is unsuited for our species. The life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork".......I gaze at these words for sometime, also go through the words of other Great Thinkers, who lay importance... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great staff, delicious vegetarian food in a funky casual setting. No alcohol served at this location, but wine and beer are served at the Palo Alto Garden Fresh.

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Mountain View, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I thought this vegan Chinese restaurant had really good food, it was nice to find a place that can prepare tasty and creative vegan dishes. I had the spring rolls, the veggie moo shoo, hot and sour soup and the Singapore style rice noodles. Everything was good but the moo shoo was quite plain I wouldn't order that again. We... More 

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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I felt that the food was quite tasteless. In their bid to create vegetarian fish, etc., I think they totally went awry. Also, they hashed up the straight forward vegetarian stuff (like wantons and dumplings being undercooked, soup tasting horrible, etc). I had the spinach wonton soup, the spinach tasted stale. All in all, I wouldnt touch this place with... More 

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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379 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Okay, I get it. I had the vegetarian duck and I get it. It's long been my theory that this place has such great reviews because meat-eaters come here and they're surprised at not being totally revolted by the fake meat. Well, I'm a vegetarian and I was absolutely stunned at how real and delicious the fake meat was... It... More 

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mountain view, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

True, most of the food here revolves around industrial grade Taiwanese pre-made tofu and tvp meat analogs, but they do create fast and simple meals that always hit the spot. Don't expect much creativity or pristine ingredients, it's just a nice place for a quick vegan meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

I went with a group of friends and we ordered a few dishes to share. My two favorite dishes were the vegetarian duck and the vegetarian orange chicken. I became vegetarian less than 1 year ago and my experience at this restaurant was great. The textures, flavors, and aspect of these fake meats (made mostly of shiitake mushrooms) really fooled... More 

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Additional Information about Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: 1245 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone Number: 650-254-1688
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian

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