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Merit Vegetarian Restaurant

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548 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 245-8988
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
first time vegan food experience and wow - very tasty food

First time i went to a vegan-only restaurant and tried the vegan items which they said mimic the texture and taste of meat - and man, they were right. delicious food and very generous serving size - one dish is enough for one person.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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  • Local cuisine
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First time i went to a vegan-only restaurant and tried the vegan items which they said mimic the texture and taste of meat - and man, they were right. delicious food and very generous serving size - one dish is enough for one person.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Interesting restaurant. All the food is named like regular non-vegetarian food. My non-vegetarian friends say it does not taste like the non-vegetarian dish but is still good.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Merit offers pretty good vegan food, especially since it's greatly lacking in the South Bay. I really like the Chow Mien and Sweet & Sour Chicken. The only aspect that concerns me is the likeliness that they use MSG in their food, which I'm basing on the look of the veggies. I wish it wasn't in their food or any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Have been here couple of times and I love that hot vegetable soup (forget the name). The food is good and Vegetarian! The staff are friendly and explain the food content well. Overall a very good place to eat good quality vegetarian food in sunnyvale. I love their Lunch Special...Oh yes and don't forget to eat the Spicy Garlic Green... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly service, tasty food - never missed the complete absence of animal products in their food. Their specials are all winners; clay pot dishes in particular are so rich in umami. This is a place we do (and will continue) to visit regularly

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Due to health concerns with toxins in food and even harder to eat health while dining out, we have changed our diets in a very big way. We are incorporating more vegetables and less meat. We look for restaurants that offer true vegetarian dishes and the use of spices and herbs to season, without MSGs and preservatives. Fresh is key,... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I visited this place, my second after 3 years, recently for dinner. The non-fried spring rolls were delicious and was served quickly. We hasd trouble communicating some minor changes to the menu to the waitress; she couldn't follow English it appears. The entree was way too salty for my palette and I had to let it go. The fried rice... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been here several times with vegetarian friends. Real good tasty food, even if you are a meat lover you should go check this place out. Many options, some quite spicy. Never had a bad dish here. Service is pretty good. Can get crowded during lunch times. Prices are quite reasonable. For vegetarians / vegans this has got to... More 

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I wound up eating here three times in two days while in Sunnyvale for business. The food was excellent every time.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Took some non-vegan friends there and they enjoyed it very much. The spicy foods are really spicy - watch out :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 548 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 245-8988

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?