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“Vegan travelers will love the options”
Review of Soy and Sake - CLOSED

Soy and Sake
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West Village
Washington, DC
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Vegan travelers will love the options”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Soy and Sake is an all-vegan restaurant that will give vegan and vegetarian travelers more options than they'll know what to do.

The restaurant itself is half updated, half outdated, so try to sit near the row of windows.

The food was decent. If you're an experienced vegan who has eaten at many vegan restaurants, Soy and Sake won't impress. It's middle-of-the-road vegan Asian food.

That's not to say I won't be back. Because it's so nice to have so many options and the food is good. It's just not outstanding.

Visited April 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Proof that meatless can be delicious”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Try the Gen Tso's 'chicken' - so good! I had Filipino rice (rice fried with garlic) along with it and it was a good combination. Big portions with reasonable prices. Another visit is in order to try the other items in the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
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Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hard to believe it isn't real meat.”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We first came across this place during a East Village food walk in 2010. We loved it that much we just had to go back and back again each time we are in the city. I am not a vegetarian but these soy creations taste and look just like the real thing even the texture is correct.
There is a large choice from burgers and fries to salmon and tempura chicken. The servings are large and reasonably priced. Yummy.

  • Visited May 2012
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best veg restaurant in NY!!”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Oh my word, so delicious. I've been a vegetarian for years and had no idea that fake shrimp was (a) possible; (b) would taste even marginally good; let alone (c) be so AMAZING. You MUST get the (Fake) Rock Shrimp Tempura. I prefer the Asian-fusion dishes to the curries, but the American (burgers and fries) dishes are delicious too.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank cem76
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Portland, Oregon
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242 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Say it isn't soy!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

A little back story: the first time I ever tried soy chicken was in a London Chinese restaurant. I didn't even know soy chicken existed! After eating at this restaurant, I vowed never to eat soy chicken again. Times change, though.

The food at Soy and Sake is actually quite tasty. The dishes have the same look and texture as their meat counterparts and taste quite similar. There is that lingering notion, though, that you aren't really eating duck. Nonetheless, it's savory and delicious.

Soy is really generous with their proportions. Order two appetizers and one entree and you'll be set for two people. The menu is extensive too and it offers the usual Chinese fare (sesame chicken, kung bao, et al) but there is also curry chicken, teriyaki and soy sushi.

Worth recommending.

  • Visited February 2012
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