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Dharma's Restaurant

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4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3538
831-462-1717
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. Not expensive. Generous portions. I am not a a vegetarian but I like this place because there is an extensive menu. Healthy food can taste good.

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Thank 116gilberts
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner options. A bit pricey but very healthy and organic. I enjoyed the Japanese Samurai Soup . Soba noodles in a miso broth. Edamame, Arame( seaweed),green onions,tofu,spinach,carrots, sesame seeds, topped with shredded daikon. Very filling.. Good for a cold or rainy day.Friendly staff to answer questions or recommend menu items.

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Thank SusheOne1
Santa Cruz, California
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204 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Nice little vegetarian place in a somewhat unlikely setting in a commercial area on Capitola Rd.. Food choices are quite diverse, from Italian to Thai to Indian to standard American fare. Our meals were tasty and fresh, with generous portions. Ambience is simple and clean with "new-age" decor; you order and pay for food at the counter, and pick it... More 

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Thank brocdog
chicago
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We went here with family while visiting. I am not vegan and I don't eat tofu, but I'll try anything. Had no idea what to expect but after reading the menu, I couldn't decide what to order because it all sounded so tasty!! I had a breakfast burrito that came with a salad and my son had the cornmeal pancakes.... More 

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Thank cpragalz11
Santa Cruz, California
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This restaurant gives very good portions. I always thought it was a vegetarian restaurant, but they have a whole host of different options. I went there with a gluten free friend and she was able to eat a lot of the food on the menu.

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Thank timteresa0
Capitola, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Love their huge Gardener salad and frequently get it takeout just to serve family style with a homemade entree. Huge menu with great variety of items. It's a vegetarian restaurant, and I'm not personally a vegetarian, but there are plenty of hearty options. Personal favorite is the lasagna (huge portion). Counter service with self-bussed tables. Can get a bit noisy... More 

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Thank Dan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Japanese Samauri Soup was the Best I give it 10 out of 10. YUMMY. Great Vegan Options. Will come back again before I leave to go back home.

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Thank Amy L
Bandon, OR
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221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Healthy, charming atmosphere, friendly staff, but did I ever order wrong. I was expecting a Quesadilla with LOTS OF CHEESE, and there was so little cheese on it that I scraped it all to one end and ate one-third of each tortilla. My husband's soup had so much pepper in it that he got a to-go container to bring it... More 

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Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
KarenandScott
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Food was okay not spectacular there are places with better vegan food ... it was crowded slow ... if I saw one more ironic beard I was going to scream. The service was strange and would have been faster if it was a regular sit down restaurant or something else

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Thank KarenandScott
Sebastopol, California
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Excellent wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Came for an early lunch on a Monday. Large space with lots of tables, outside tables are pet friendly. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, Mexican food and entrees of various types, all can be made vegan if desired. Also a huge selection of beverages from fruit smoothie shakes to wine and beer. Outside... More 

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Thank John K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $15
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-462-1717

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