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Franchia Vegan Cafe

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Neighborhood:
Midtown
Asian, Japanese, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
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12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
(212) 213-1001
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Impressive place, impressive food!

The food is great - dumplings are my particular favourite, but anything here is a success. We tried many different things, everything superb. Beyond the food, the place looks like some kind of temple, have to walk upstairs to little terraces where you sit. It is magical. It is super awesome if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Crislamar
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is great - dumplings are my particular favourite, but anything here is a success. We tried many different things, everything superb. Beyond the food, the place looks like some kind of temple, have to walk upstairs to little terraces where you sit. It is magical. It is super awesome if slightly pricey (but in NY standard medium to... More 

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Thank Crislamar
new york
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968 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual spot lovely teas. Not expensive. Food is delicious and you can get out fast consider bimbambop or pad thai

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Thank nycmom22
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed eating here. Noodled with spinach and faux chicken was terrific, as was fried seaweed rolls. Interesting asian-themed cocktails.

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Thank dsm133
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place. I loved the tea selection and my "fake" duck was pretty good. I would definitely come back with my vegan friends who love Asian food.

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Thank Marianna N
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whist on a christmad shopping weekend we found this amazing restaurant. Iam vegetarian but not vegan so I really was not sure how it would taste but wow it blew me away. It was the best tasting food I have proberly ever experienced. One of our party who's a meat eater did not even know they were eating vegan. Amazing... More 

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Thank emmalooyloo
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fried dumplings, Franchia salad, Green curry, Blueberry coconut cake Oolong tea. Flavorful nourishment. Calm.Intimate environment.Perfect for our special dinner!

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Thank dlbzarro
Hertford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy on a Monday night (don't go if you're carrying a lot of stuff, the tables are crammed in). Fast service, helpful staff. You're not encouraged to linger but it's not that kind of place. I wish I'd picked the spring rolls instead of the dumplings but the veggie stone bowl was excellent.

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Thank Aliten
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I found this restaurant by an accident. It's easy to be found, about 5 mins away from the subway. I'm a strict vegetarian and I don't even eat onion and garlic. Most of the vegetarian meals in restaurants would come with onion or garlic, I can usually found some in the meals even if I told them I don't eat... More 

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Thank PhoebeCcc
New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My daughter suggested this place for the family. They're vegans (not me) but I was not disappointed. The food was delicious, cocktails and beer (Korean) and excellent value for 5th Avenue. We could not fault the service which was attentive without being on your shoulder. For vegans this is highly recommended (say my family) and quite frankly not bad for... More 

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Thank MrTebes
Nassau, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We ate here for dinner and everything was great. Dumplings, chicken meatballs, duck, curry noodles. Excellent vegan restaurant. Great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 213-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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?

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