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“A very pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Splendid Essence

Splendid Essence
Ranked #34 of 242 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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.
Dieppe, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Searched for vegetarian fare in Charlottetown, and found this wonderful gem of a restaurant on TA. The food was incredible, the service impeccable, the menu choices were abundant, and the ambience was peaceful and zen-like in a quaint cottage sytle buildng. Prices are very reasonable. Try the teas, Ten Perfections, and Seasonal Stir-Fry. A must visit for anyone seeking healthy vegetarian options.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gena K
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“If you are looking for vegetarian Chinese food, this is the place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Since we had a lot of vegetarians in our midst during our recent trip to the Maritimes, I researched TA to find restaurants that offered more vegetarian options. Splendid Essence was one such find, but it surpassed our expectations. Food was very tasty and very different from the usual Chinese fare we see in restaurants. Various teas offered were also very good. And the service was very friendly and fast - we dd go at a time when there were fewer patrons in the restaurant. To top it off, prices were very reasonable. If we are ever in Charlottetown again, will definitely visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank SMP1212
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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese vegetarian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

A good representative dish in Chinese restaurants is string beans. If they can do good string beans, the food is usually good overall. Splendid Essence makes them perfectly, along with the other dishes I tried, which were tofu-based and vegan.

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank dagmaragogo
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Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Most peaceful dinning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

The food was sooo good! I loved the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. It gave you a feeling of almost being in another country. The service was quick, helpful and very friendly! It felt so relaxing and gave you a perfect taste of authenticity. Amazing selection of Teas (MUST Try).

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Allyson C
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Vegetarian dishes served quickly by friendly, helpful staff. Large selection of teas. Lovely flavours.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Bunty A
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