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Merit Vegetarian Restaurant

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548 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 245-8988
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had tofu with brown rice. The taste was good. The quantity served was too much for me and probably will be the case for many. The staff was courteous.

Thank NCKM
Bangalore, India
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327 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Merit Vegetarian is a misleading name. It should be Merit Vegan. This Thai-Cambodian-Indian fusion cuisine restaurant located on Lawrence Expressway is surely one of the rare restaurants which serves Vegan South East Asian food. The service and friendliness of the staff is something unique and pleasant. All staff members were constantly checking if everything was okay. They were ever willing... More 

Thank PramodKSrikanth
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

My co-workers and I come here at least once a week, sometimes twice a week :) Customer service and their food deserve A++++++. I think they're a little expensive, but it's worth it since they serve big portions. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to try vegan!!!

Thank Tisha F
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. We just wanted something light to hold us over until dinner. I had the satay salad. It was awesome. The dressing had a nice bite to it! The service was fast and efficient. And the menu had a wide variety of choices that are clearly noted for those with gluten and nut allergies.

Thank Valanncy
Sunnyvale, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Had lunch with the wife and a friend. Everyone truly enjoyed there meals from the Pho soup, a noodle sweet potato soup, and a salad. Will go back

Thank rsk538
Bear Valley, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This was my first time at Merit and my server spent a good deal of time with me describing the dishes and helping me decide. I had the won ton soup which was delicious and, as my server said, enough for dinner. It had lots of vegetables along with the noodles and 4 wontons. I would have liked more wontons,... More 

Thank BV_Mtn_Girl
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Wow - truly a great alternative to all the meats, freshly prepared in tasty sauces. One dish that stands out is like a spicy beef dish, made with a wheat base product - looked just like beef but thank god it didn't taste like beef - I like my food spice and it was an incredible dish. Another one was... More 

Thank mambokings
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I was staying in the area for business and checked out this place for dinner. The waitstaff was very helpful and friendly on directing me to their favorite dishes. I will definitely come back again!

Thank Lisa L
Irving, Texas
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is horribly understaffed. The waiters run around like chickens in a typhoon -- apologies at the ready for all of the mistakes that they know are going to happen. The manager stands around like the "dear leader", waiting for those critical errors that she can shoot someone for. I loved the food, but I'm torn about coming back... More 

Thank bithead2k
San Jose, California
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this place recently and were both very happy with our choices. We had non fried spring rolls, a curry soup and a vegetable vermicelli and they were all amazingly good. One word to the nice staff: the guys were really friendly and attentive.

Thank lmg512

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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
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Vegan, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 245-8988

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