New Bodai Vegetarian

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 6 Reviews
The chef and owner has long time experience in vegetarian restaurant operation. This is Cantonese style based Chinese American vegetarian food. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Cantonese, Kosher, Take-out


First Review by tltd70
  • vegan


3 Posted on 05 / 06 / 2014

The food is good - but I don't find it to be particularly amazing. With that said - I find Vegetarian Chinese food to be the most - obvious/typical - of the vegetarian food you can get - because of the tofu and everything.

But it's still good.

Also, if you go there when it's packed the customer service kind of fails.

Pros: Good food, Pickup, Stays open fairly late
Cons: Boring, Sometimes suffers from bad service
Brok O. Lee
Brok O. Lee
  • vegan

Love This Place!

5 Posted on 03 / 04 / 2014

If you're in Queens or Nassau County in Long Island, go here! Delicious food, and mostly vegan; cannot emphasize enough what a huge selection there is on the menu for vegans! I recommend the stir-fried turnip cake, wonton soup, sticky rice in bamboo leaf, and watercress dumplings. I always come here several times when I'm in the area.

Pros: Huge selection for vegans, Delicious food, Excellent service
Cons: Can be hard to find parking
  • vegan

New location, same delicious food!

4 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2014

This place used to be located further down Main Street, and was the Queens location of Buddhai Bodhai. It has pretty good dim sum until 4pm, and their other dishes are a treat as well. I especially enjoy the lettuce song, which is a fake meat and pine nut mixture wrapped in a lettuce leaf with hoisin sauce. The taro bowl and the BBQ "meats" are good as well. For really good pork buns, though, I would recommend Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street, in Manhattan, which is a block or two away from the Chinatown Buddha Bodhai location.

  • non-vegetarian

Adventurous AND Affordable

4 Posted on 10 / 29 / 2013

The cuisine was a bit different than most Chinese veggie places, but it was clearly authentic. Tasty choices, albeit the faux fish was not to my liking. Fed three for under $50.

Pros: Large portions, Very friendly staff, Good food
Cons: NYC "B" rating, Spicy was not so spicy
  • vegetarian

Newer stuff new staff

5 Posted on 04 / 18 / 2012

Food is authentic Cantonese with dim sum til afternoon. I like the new location much better although there's no parking and a little far from the train. Staff seems nicer, food seems taste better cook with less oil. Definitely worth the trip and I will be there again soon!

Pros: authentic, dim sum til 3:30
Cons: street parking, smaller


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Last updated: 2014/08/29


Added: 2012/04/05


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