Serves meat, veg options available. Located in the Chinatown area, this restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu serving mock meats and vegetable dishes. Near a Metro stop. Price: Moderate more-less
Ovo, Chinese, Asian, Take-out, Non-veg
618 H St NW (7th St NW, Washington DC)
Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
202-737-8887

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First Review by cookiem
cookiem
cookiem
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Many choices - avoid chicken broth and msg

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Posted on 11 / 11 / 2013

This restaurant has several dozen American and "authentic" choices for vegetarians, but you have to be careful for the additions of msg and chicken broth.

There is a great selection for veg*ns for dining here- ranging from fake meat (chicken and beef) to tofu dishes to American veggies to Chinese veggies. I was pleased with the choices, even if the best Chinese options are not in DC's Chinatown but the suburbs. The portions were large and satisfying from that perspective, but the prices are a little more than what I'd hoped to pay for food that is somewhat greasy. I did appreciate that it wasn't too salty.

However, please be aware that you will want to be sure that what you order doesn't have msg and/or chicken broth/ oyster sauce. Better to be safe than sorry. They are friendly and attentive if you have dietary restrictions.

What's there to eat? Szechuan Chikn, "beef" and veggies, tofu and spinach soup, mushrooms, garlic sauce broccoli, pea shoots/ leaves, bok choy, spinach, eggplant with basil, kung pao chicken, orange beef, home style bean curd, sesame chicken - lots of great choices. All the same, there is still an Americanized feel to this place. The fake meat is the type you know all too well: dried shreds reconstituted and sauced like mad to have any flavor. Good texture, but no one really eats that without flavoring it!

I would return to test out more of the "Authentic" menu.

Pros: Large selection - dozens, Good portions, Attentive to veg*n diet
Cons: MSG, Prices slightly high for quality, Too oily/ greasy at times

 

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Last updated: 2014/11/12

 

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