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Vegetarian House

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520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2012
(408) 292-3798
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Vegetarian House is one of the rare restaurants where the food is as good and as healthy as I could make in my own kitchen. The ingredients are fresh, recipes exceptionally tasty, and dishes are offered with careful attention to presentation. The service is exemplary and though small, the dining room is comfortable (and not too noisy even when full).

Thank forthwrite
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

When I visit my brothers family in San Jose we always go this place. We find an excuse to celebrate something. We start with the house special soup, next spicy cha cha, then crispy mushroom delight and chow mein. We always end it with Sunday Banana fritters. With jasmine tea on the side. Cannot wait to go back there to... More 

Thank Gigi L
Hyderabad, India
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169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

As the name suggests, they have only vegetarian (vegan) food. I liked the place. I had so many choices. Not so common for veggies. Almond milk was good. Chowmin was horrible. Mushrooms were okay. Fired rice was just too good. Service can be improved.

Thank SatyaPrakash P
Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I've been here so many times and always bring new people with me when I go. They have really good vegan, vegetarian and gluten free items and the it is very affordable. Great service, very nice people!

Thank Careen_D2014
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a fantastic place for vegan food and is my go-to place as a local and to impress Herbivores and Omni's alike!!

Thank Stephen R
San Jose, CA
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Delicious vegetarian dishes with fresh ingredients and great service. There is a lot of variety. Parking lot is small.

1 Thank kizosj
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Excellent spot for vegan food in San Jose. Vegan options include Vietnamese, Chinese and Western. Five stars.

Thank Agentdbl07
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very good Vegetarian fare. We had the mildly spicy Vegetable plate and the Gyro Sandwich for lunch. Both were good and tasty. The restaurant is very clean and the staff was attentive/ We liked it so much, we came back with meat eating friends a few days later and they enjoyed it as well.

Thank romavo
San Francisco, California
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Always return to the Vegetarian House. The extensive menu is a marvel in itself. The food is delicious, unique, flavorful. The staff is always friendly. What they can do with plant based food makes being vegetarian a joy! Try the Sunshine Garden. It is a work of art.

1 Thank RaySF
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I had high expactations of this one, so it was nice but not that great, you have a lot of choice on the menu, drinks are very natural but the service is poor and the atmosphere is not that comforting...

Thank Natasja V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 292-3798

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