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12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
(212) 213-1001
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Ranked #274 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good selection of vegan dishes to choose from and reasonably priced. The portions sizes were quite good too but not overbearing. My friend who's never really had vegan food before chose a imitation shrimp and chicken main dish. He asked me to try the 'chicken' as he thought it couldn't be vegan, as it tasted very much like chicken and... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

As an omnivore who's been to a few vegan restaurants, I often alter my expectations when I know there's no meat, fish, dairy or egg on the menu. And I generally enjoy the meal, but leave feeling something was missing (the something usually being meat, fish, dairy or egg). I left Franchia only with the feeling that I had a... More 

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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When I come to NY and I want to return to an amazing and healthy restaurant, I think of Franchia. Food is delicious and it's worth it to try a number of dishes of possible, by sharing or however, because they're all so good. Love the tea element too.

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Newport, RI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went during a New Years weekend in NY.the restaurant was busy but not frantic and early (6:30) reservations were not hard to get. Our orders arrived promptly but we weren't rushed. The food was excellent and imaginative. We particularly liked a couple of dishes made with avocado. The spicy dishes were a little too spicy for some and came... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

first time I tried vegetarian sushi! It's much better than expected.. Other food also nice. Surprising to have an Asian fusion vegan place... I would definitely go back there next time I m in New York City..

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food was generally excellent. A little heavy on the "fake meats" but so e really good flavors - liked the Peking buns, not so much the spicy wontons.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My girlfriend and I, both vegetarian, decided to eat here during a recent trip to NYC. We were intrigued at first, but we were slightly cautious because we tend to stay away from meat-replacement restaurants that simply substitute tofu/soy for meats, and we saw a number of those items on the menu. We ordered three menu items: spicy kimchi pancakes,... More 

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San Antonio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Again, one of my favorite places in the world! Wow! Unbelievable food and decor. The curry hot pots are my favorite and the salads melt in your mouth. Love love love everything about this place. My daughter loves the mango drink and the rice dishes. Sitting within the walls of Franchia, can be a perfect experience. The food is incredible,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We ended up at Franchia after we couldn’t get a table at Hangawi, their 'sister' restaurant. Convicted carnivores, we were very skeptical as we've never been to a vegan restaurant before. We were blown away by the food! The avocado green curry had the most enchanting fresh aroma infused with lemon grass and lime whilst the soy chicken bibimbap was... More 

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Urbino, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been twice at Franchia, once for Lunch and once for Dinner. Both time it was great. Quick service, excellent food, not too spicy (but could have it as spicy as you want) with a wide array of vegan options sapiently and professionally prepared. For dinner I took a fix full course menu salad+2 appetizers+1main+1dessert+tea for 30USD. Besides being... 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>  > Manhattan
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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Vegan, Vegetarian

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