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59-08 Main St., Main St, Flushing, NY 11355-4723
(718) 939-1188
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Vegan

The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the prices are reasonable. Lots of healthy green broccoli, and brown rice. Yummy sesame chickenr.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
MorningMorgantown
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New York
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the prices are reasonable. Lots of healthy green broccoli, and brown rice. Yummy sesame chickenr.

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Thank MorningMorgantown
St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

On entry, the chef wearing his toque was there to greet us with a big smile. Two eager waiters helped us with the ordering. This was unlike most chinese restaurants not only because it is a vegetarian style but because of the friendly and accommodating staff. The feature dish was a 4 hour simmered winter melon soup cooked in the... More 

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Thank jerryolga
New York City, New York
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497 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant puts a lot of effort and pride on every platter they serve.. sadly, not as much into their dining room atmosphere. The quality, texture and flavors are exquisite. I wish their dining room could have been better equipped for an outstanding dining experience. The waitstaff service stations are in plain sight, the takeout fridge is right by the... More 

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1 Thank KKua
Gallup, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Snuggled in between the old Jewish neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, which is now mostly Chinese and Asian, and Kew Gardens, Queens, which has a sizable Jewish community, is the hidden delight of kosher/vegetarian Jewish food, certainly also influenced by Dim Sum presentation. It's unique Its underrated. And it's delicious.

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1 Thank Barry K
Queens, New York
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wife and I went for an enjoyable lunch on a freezing sunny day in Queensboro Hill. The mildly spicy Chinese dishes warmed us up for the walk back home. We had kung pao and Gen Tso's "chicken" dishes which had consistency of the real deal; both included fresh vegetables and good sauces. We will return.

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2 Thank Jimbo_Queens_NewYork
Plainview, New York, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went to Buddha Bodai this evening based on reviews from Trip Advisor. We had been meaning to go to Flushing for a while to try the Queens version of China Town, and we chose this place. The food was terrific. Not much atmosphere, but not bad either. This place is exclusively vegetarian. I had the spinach and corn soup... More 

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1 Thank Bob E
San Antonio
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food. Not too busy. The most memorable part of our meal was that we had quite a bit left on our plates and a gentleman seated near us leaned over and asked if we might be interested in sharing our food. He wanted to try what we were having. Needless to say, we pushed our plates over and he... More 

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Thank Rosie W
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I came here for an evening meal with a non-veggie friend. It was a weeknight and wasn't at all busy. After being served a complimentary pot of tea, we chose a selection of dishes (steak with Chinese broccoli, garlic prawns, and spinach) to share. The mock meats were absolutely delicious, as were the sauces and veggies. I find Chinese a... More 

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Thank Aspascia
Troy, New York, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A vegetarian friend suggested that we eat at Buddha Bodai. But, as a non-vegetarian, I was skeptical but was willing to give it a chance. When I checked into my hotel in Wall Street, I happened to mention my dinner plans to the desk clerk. It turned out she is a vegetarian, had a menu to give me, and told... More 

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Thank Jessica L
Milano
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We didn't realize at the beginning that was a vegetarian restaurant but was too late to come back...Besides our esitations it was a positive surprise! Good service, fair price, great food...hightly recomended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59-08 Main St., Main St, Flushing, NY 11355-4723
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Flushing
  • Phone Number: (718) 939-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?