Respond to Review of Vegetarian Haven
Review: Okay first the good. The atmosphere is wonderful. The servers are top notch and very helfpul. Every desert I've had is great. Nice place to catch up with a friend after work. Now the bad: Unfortunately, the worst thing about this restaurant is the food. WARNING: Do not take non vegetarians to this restaurant. A couple of my carnivore co-workers very kindly chose this restaurant for a work meeting and they couldn't even choke down their meals. I've probably eaten at this restaurant 15 times as Baldwin street is very close to work-never my choice. Every soup i've tried is flavourless, the hot and sour soup tastes too strongly of vinegar. Every dumpling dish is awful. If I HAVE to eat there I order the drumsticks and a side of purple rice and have a great desert. Alternatively, I will sometimes order the Singapore noodles without the 'ham.' Those are the only dishes i can tolerate on the menu. Go for the great deserts, tea's, service and atmosphere, definetly don't go for the food. This is not a place to take non-vegetarians or people who are new to veg cuisine. All it does is reiterate the false notion that veg food is bland and tasteless.
Posted by Steve Holt on Friday, February 22, 2013