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Franchia Vegan Cafe

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Midtown
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
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12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
(212) 213-1001
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal

Whether you're vegan or not, there's something on the menu for you. I had a tea (they brought more water on request), kimchi dumplings (excellent), and pad thai (more "saucy" than I prefer, but good). If I stay in the neighborhood again, I'd definitely come back and try something else.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
limegreenchalk
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Whether you're vegan or not, there's something on the menu for you. I had a tea (they brought more water on request), kimchi dumplings (excellent), and pad thai (more "saucy" than I prefer, but good). If I stay in the neighborhood again, I'd definitely come back and try something else.

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United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

i (a vegan high schooler) went to this restaurant for dinner with my mom (who normally eats meat/fish/etc.) before a broadway performance in june. i normally try to avoid korean food because it tends to contain a lot of meat/animal products, but this place was phenomenal. i had the kale and brown rice noodles in black bean sauce, and my... More 

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La Roche-sur-Foron, France
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Tasty Asian fusion food, with an incredible choice on the menu. The fish/meat substitutes are extremely well done (chicken, shrimp, crab, spicy tuna and lobster!!!). It was nice to enjoy the great Asian dishes without having to think twice at what kind of stuff is inside. Service and atmosphere were prefect. Prices were really reasonable and offered excellent value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was just a delightful experience. The food was delicious with subtle flavors and beautiful presentation. The only draw back is it's pricey but for special occasions, it's well worth it.

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Liverpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our stand out meal on our recent trip to New York. Fantastic food in a calming environment. I've tasted Bibimbaps before but the vegetarian ‘Duck’ Bibimbap I had was on another level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My whole family just loves this place. The best vegan food in NYC. The food is incredible and they have got a great selection. The sizzling platter is to die for. Try the lobster balls you won't believe its vegan.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I lived in NYC for a while, so when I came in for a day with my mom, I gave her three options of restaurants I had wanted to try, she chose this one. I would return for sure. Overall, we enjoyed our meal very much, sharing everything we ordered. First, Franchia Roll (sushi) - this was excellent and a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We, a couple, went for lunch on a Saturday. This place being on Park Avenue has a very muted signpost. Inside, it looked quite nice but dark. We were seated near the entrance but there is also another dining area, a few stairs up. We ordered: Soup of The Day : Great soup but I forget what vegetable it was... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food here is very good and the design is pretty cool, three tiers of seating. They also have good vegan sushi which is nice to find.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This place has got to be the number one vegan restaurant I have ever eaten at. The vast array of choice is unbelievable and every meal I have eaten here is hot quickly prepared and served in a lovely friendly manner. The prices are brilliantly competitive with any other eatery- intact for what they achieve taste wise I think they... More 

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Additional Information about Franchia Vegan Cafe

Address: 12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
Phone Number: (212) 213-1001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 213-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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