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“Fantastic atmosphere.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Splendid Essence

Splendid Essence
Ranked #34 of 241 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Splendid Essence is a congregation of all kinds of beauty and splendor inside an exquisite cottage.The restaurant on the first floor offers trendy and gourmet vegetable dishes and an assortment of Chinese teas and beverages in a cozy and congenial atmosphere. The bright and delightful space on the second floor offers facinating classes, lectures and exhibitions to enrich your life.The third floor is an elegant Buddhist praying hall.
Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great food and ambiance.Very well priced with pleasant service.I had to return twice more just for more of the place.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Gordon M
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Charlottetown, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magnificient! Great atmosphere! Healthy & Affordable :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Can't count the number of times I've been here. Food is incredibly delicious. I love it for its authenticity. Ambiance is another factor that triggers me to go back each time. Nice and cozy. Definitely a great place to hang out with friends and your loved ones. Occasionally I would go alone, sit at a booth, catch up on some reading, while enjoying my afternoon tea and dim sum.

Surely worth a visit!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chris T
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Charlottetown, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, great prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Delicious, cheap, healthy vegetarian food at great prices. A must try in Charlottetown. The ambiance is lovely, and the service is great. Formerly known as the Formosa Tea House, Splendid Essence has revived the menu and spruced up the place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TravelsFrequent
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sunnyvale, ca
Level Contributor
49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Excellent vegetarian fare... lots of good dishes made with seitan and tofu! Lovely ambiance as well.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank geri w
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Eastern Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Dining Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

The food at Splendid Essence reminds us of our travels throughout the world, looking for different vegetarian choices. Their selection of soya and wheat gluten-based "meat" is unique on Prince Edward Island. Every dish is prepared fresh and there are ample choices for all tastes. We have taken many of our non-vegetarian friends there to introduce them to this type of cuisine and all of them have returned on their own because they enjoyed the experience.

Portions are ample and very well priced.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank VeteranTravellers56
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