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Merit Vegetarian Restaurant

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548 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4001
(408) 245-8988
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with a friend because he know I was a vegan. I had never heard of this place before. The service was fast and I ordered some mixed vegetables over rice noodles. It was fantastic. I really enjoyed my visit and meal here. I'll be coming back.

Thank Carmenmimi611
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever a restaurant serves a dish with peas, carrots and green beans, I know the vegetables are frozen not fresh. Merit Vegetarian Restaurant serves plates and entrees that are frozen and not fresh. I ordered the vegan drumstick and was very disappointed. It was very bland, and the "stick" was an oddity. I can't remember the name of the main... More 

Thank ViolaIda
Los Altos, CA
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here is vegetarian and there are multiple pages of menu and hard to chose! Anyways been here few times and food is good but service can be slow so be patient!

Thank dsramesh
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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329 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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59 reviews
22 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vietnamese, Vegan Options, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 94085-4001
  • 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?