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Garden Fresh Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine

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460 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 462-9298
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
nice combos of vegetables

and fake meat, lots of fake meat. They have a wide variety of classic Chinese restaurant favorites. I had the moo shi dinner and would never have known I was not eating the standard pork version. It was very tasty, the pancakes fresh off the grill and the plum sauce sweet and thick. I loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

and fake meat, lots of fake meat. They have a wide variety of classic Chinese restaurant favorites. I had the moo shi dinner and would never have known I was not eating the standard pork version. It was very tasty, the pancakes fresh off the grill and the plum sauce sweet and thick. I loved this place. Even the carnivore... More 

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Palo Alto
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is Chinese food but it is all vegetarian. They have tofu duck. I like the quality of the food and the prices are reasonable. Not high end, but a satisfying meal for a weeknight.

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San Francisco, California
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

I cant believe how good it is. And all vegan too! I have gone there a few times now. I go with a nice fried who doesn't know it's vegan and he loves it just like its a non-vegan place.

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Hayward, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Garden Fresh is the best Chinese food restaurant on the Peninsula, bar none. it also happens to be vegan. Lots of carnivores resist trying a vegan restaurant, because they think the mean will feel unfullfilling. That's not the case at Garden Fresh. The chef goes to elaborate details to make the vegan food look like meat. There are fake bones... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We're familiar with this place and we love a couple of dishes. Basil Tempura is top notch and we often order it with Black Pepper "chicken" and/or Singapore noodles. Owners are super nice and real.

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Virginia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our son recommended this place but we are not vegetarians so we were skeptical. Mushrooms made to taste like duck? Really? We were both blown away at the great taste of all the dishes. You must order the scallion pancakes, the Mongolian Chicken and the veggie duck. My husband is a real beefaholic and raved about the Singapore style rice... More 

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Kinderhook, New York
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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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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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36 helpful votes 36 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 462-9298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?