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Garden Fresh Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine

460 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 462-9298
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Ranked #71 of 313 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Feb 24, 2014
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90% Recommend
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Kinderhook, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

As a vegetarian, it's rare that I have so many choices when I go to a restaurant. I wanted to try everything! I finally decided upon the sweet and sour soy "pork". I was not disappointed; it was delicious! I was with three other diners, none of whom are vegetarian, and they all loved their meals as well. The tofu... More

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Menlo Park, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Easily the best Chinese food I've ever had. Most Chinese restaurants are avoided by this carnivore because most everything on the menu is questionable at best. No mystery meat here, excellent sauces, fresh veggies, friendly service, and fair prices. General's 'Chicken' and a tasty basil dish were our entrees that followed our delicious steamed dumplings in peanut sauce. Everything was... More

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Washington, DC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Was looking for vegetarian food, saw other positive reviews, so figured I'd try it. I only sampled two items: hot and sour soup (I've had better), and the general's veggie chicken (really tasty; not very spicy even though advertised as such). The restaurant is small (only 10 tables or so) and can get crowded. As other reviewers point out, it... More

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Paris, France
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204 reviews 204 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but as a general rule I love vegan restaurants. I left this place a little disappointed. The decor is basic, and the acoustic is such that you can hear other peoples' conversation a little too clearly, for my taste. Service is ok, but could be friendlier. The hot & sour soup was WAY too salty.... More

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Northern California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My husband and I were delighted to find this all-vegan restaurant and enjoyed dining here twice during our visit to Palo Alto. The restaurant is cozy (small) but the owners are very friendly and we could tell most of the people eating there were regulars. It had a very friendly vibe. The menu is extensive and, as other vegans well... More

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Redwood City, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This restaurant has a huge menu and is completely vegan. However, though the menu is big, it is very heavy on fake meat. I happen to enjoy fake meat, so that's fine by me, but if you're looking for lots of fresh veggies this probably isn't the place for you. The restaurant is small and casual, and the friendly if... More

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Palo Alto, California
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488 reviews 488 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

So the menu here is definitely smaller at lunchtime. But that's cool-- the lunch specials are a great size, run about $8, and come with rice! (but no free soup) The spring rolls are delicious-- basically vegetarian egg rolls, really. And I love egg rolls. It's a very good thing I can't make them myself. The Japanese eggplant dish is... More

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232 reviews 232 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This is a small restaurant, and we arrived on the late side on a Sunday night - around 8. We had to wait until a party left and the table was reset, which was done very quickly. The menu is really extensive, with lots of vegetable choices, along with dishes containing tofu and faux meat. I had hot and sour... More

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Menlo Park, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

It's so great to go to a restaurant and know that everything on the menu is cruelty free and delicious. This is a very small restaurant and has a friendly, family feel. I have so many favorite dishes, from the orange beef to generals chicken, the hot and sour soup, scallion pancake, lemon chicken, it's all amazingly good, and service... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Seriously. This is a real review. I LOVE this place. And the one in Mountain View. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and have always been a fan of Chinese food. I have sampled many Chinese restaurants and vegetarian Chinese restaurants and vegetarian restaurants of other varieties around the world and this place wins hands down. The... More

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