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“My new favorite Berkeley brunch spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Herbivore

Herbivore
2451 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 665-1675
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Ranked #91 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Buffet
San Francisco
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134 reviews 134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“My new favorite Berkeley brunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We had brunch at Herbivore today - and were impressed with the menu selections, the sparkling service, and the food! Best Portabella Mushroom on a Ciabatta roll Sandwich I've ever had (who raves about a sandwich?) The "side" green salad was delicious! Other happy diners had the Quesadilla (great guac.) the Breakfast Burrito, and the Pancakes with grilled bananas.While I am not vegan - I am already planning return visits because the food is so good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SACRAMENTO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“My Kind of ‘Tofu and Salsa’ Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Herbivore in Berkeley is one of our favorite vegan restaurants in the Bay Area. We try to stop by every time we visit San Francisco or the East Bay. The food has always been good, not overly priced, large portions and a great place to entertain friends for an introduction to a large vegan menu. A big plus for me is that many of the items are or can be gluten free. I look upon the restaurant as a good “tofu and salsa” kind of place; nothing too fancy but fresh and well presented.
The one drawback is the service can be slow. My partner loves to go there, especially when we have some time to spare and not in a rush: “Hey, we have an hour or so; why don’t be stop by Herbivore’s?”

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cathedral City, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Herbivore creates great vegetarian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My wife (a vegetarian) and I (a carnivore) thoroughly enjoyed the food here. My mexican dish had grilled Gardein brand "chicken" pieces that actually tasted like grilled chicken! That's a first for me at a vegetarian restaurant. My wife had an excellent lentil loaf. Absolutely worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The tastiest ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We went to to that restaurant and everyone of us tried a different meal and they all, without an exception, were so tasty. You wouldn't think it's a vegan restaurant. And also the prices aren't high at all. No doubt that it's one of the best vegan restaurants in the World.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plano, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Disappointed - Subway is better!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stopped by for a late lunch with high hopes but everything was mediocre. The food was okay; the service was poor.

I ordered a cheesesteak sandwich. Honestly, the same sandwich at Subway is better. I also ordered fresh squeezed lemonade. What I received was watered down and lacking in flavor.

When I was ready to pay my bill, I have to wait 10-15 minutes for the waiter. He was either busy wrapping silverware into napkins, talking to the cook, or just disappearing. It reached the point that I decided not to way him down - I wanted to see if he would ever give a glance my way - he never did. Finally, another wait staff saw my look and she took my payment.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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