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by Pitaya

Review: I would like to love this restaurant, but unfortunately I can't. It's a nice restaurant that offers possibility to enjoy some other vegetarian (vegan) food than Chinese. But recently the service has been so slow, that it's almost unbelievable. Many times they don't have some menu items at all and even if they have everything, menu still isn't very large. Food is normally ok, but some dishes are not that great. I still value their effort and use of organic ingredients. Wine and beer are also available. But it's definitely not the place to convince your meat-eating friends about greatness of being vegetarian. You can also order their dishes via Sherpa Food Delivery Service: http://www.sherpa.com.cn/listMenuItem.shtml?selServiceCharge=25&restaurantID=10872B01&delTag=1 About the lack of toilet: Veggie table is situated in a (very nice) hutong street. You cannot build toilets to these buildings. There are two public toilets close to the restaurant and you could say that using them is part of any real Beijing experience. :) Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 10, 2012: Now one year later I have to say that I have much more positive feelings towards this restaurant. I still think that many of their dishes are not perfectly executed, but for example hummus is very good, they have their own fresh vegan mayonnaise, great warm and cold drinks and some other nice appetizers and soups. I still don't like their burgers a lot and I think that their pizza should not be called pizza, but this is still a unique restaurant in Beijing: European style vegan food, very nice atmosphere, great location, serves also alcohol (vegan hot chocolate with rum!) and they have really high ecological standards and standards for food freshness/use of clean and healthy items. Service is sometimes extremely slow, but not always. :) Updated from previous review on Thursday January 03, 2013


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