Shou Kang Yong Vegetarian

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 10 Reviews
Chinese name 寿康永素食店, address 延安南路38号. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese
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First Review by RickH
shanghaivegan
shanghaivegan
  • vegan
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+53

Friendly service, bland food, small portions

3 Posted on 08 / 04 / 2013

The restaurant is located close to Hangzhou's most popular tourist destination west lake, somewhat near the Dingan Rd. metro station and easily reachable from Hangzhou's main railway station.

The menu seems completely vegan and is quite large, but lots of fake meat and oil is used, as usual in China.

The waiting staff was very friendly and one of them seemed to understand some english.

The portion sizing was quite small for most dishes and the taste was unfortunately quite bland for all of them.

Overall the bill came down to 40ish RMB per person, which was really cheap, however if you're looking for more than to fill your stomach with bland tasting food, this restaurant might not be for you.

Pros: Friendly service, Vegan, Close to West Lake
Cons: Small portiton sizing, Lots of fake meat, Bland taste
Veganjoe108
Veganjoe108
  • vegan
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+22

Great place to eat

5 Posted on 05 / 30 / 2013

Shou Kang Yong is definitely my favourite Hangzhou place - all the food is vegan, contrary to the description and I especially recommend the dumplings; they are highly yummy. In addition one can buy vegan mock meats downstairs for pretty cheap, which is pretty useful for home cooking

Pros: Food, Service, Veganess
Cons: So much choice
Encrypted
Encrypted
  • vegan
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+122

Great vegan place

4 Posted on 01 / 13 / 2013

Confortable restaurant near Xihu (the big lake), with very big menu and friendly staff.
Good food, many choices.

Someone said the food is not 100% vegan but I asked the owner and told me the restaurant is 7 years old and they've always been vegan (no milk, no egg, no meat).

Pros: Good food, Friendly, 100% vegan
Cons: Not the cheapest vegan resto

VeganSoapDude
VeganSoapDude
  • vegan
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+276

Great Chinese veg food

4 Posted on 09 / 10 / 2012

This is a typical Chinese-style vegetarian restaurant. It has a nice menu, quite extensive, with lots of mock meats as well as tofu and vegetable dishes. This is a place that you can spend a lot of money at, but it's also possible to eat here on a budget. If you look through the menu, there are quite a few options for under 15rmb (Ma Po Tofu 12rmb for example). These are large portions and well worth the price. I got a plate of Ma Po Tofu and a plate of stirfried bokchoy, total 24rmb. I am a big guy, and this was a lot of food. On another visit, I ordered a soup which was 48rmb, and it was significantly less food for more money. Also be careful as they are not 100% vegan.

Pros: Can be cheap, Large menu, Friendly staff
Cons: Not 100% Vegan, Can be pricey
Vitxo
Vitxo
  • vegan
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+50

Great place to eat!!

5 Posted on 08 / 11 / 2012

Incredible presentation!

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff
Quinten84
Quinten84
  • vegetarian
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+61

Loads of choices

4 Posted on 07 / 20 / 2012

The restaurant (2nd floor) has an extensive menu, with both vegetables and mocks. There's dishes I've never seen before in a vegetarian restaurant - certainly worth visiting. Prices tend to be a bit higher here, but the tea is 'free'.

Pros: Choice!
eatinggreen
eatinggreen
  • vegetarian
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+311

Best in Hangzhou

3 Posted on 10 / 26 / 2011

Just finished writing a really long review on this place and thanks to a technical glitch, it is gone. So... elevator pitch version:
- closes at 9pm
- organic claims are a bit dodgy.. they use factory made mock meats and mass produced / questionable condiments
- some of the foods are frozen and warmed up (we got one that was still cold inside)
- tea is not great, best avoided
- juice menu is interesting. try a hot grain smoothie
- service is really friendly, albeit not in english ;)
- menu is big but not so if you want to avoid the mocks

We still think it was probably the best we came across in Hangzhou, so kudos to them for helping us all out with food that, despite all the shortcomings, is still pretty good.

Try the buckwheat dumplings, they are interesting and we loved the fact that they replaced the white flour with something nutritious.

Probably close to a 3.5 but to balance out all the 5's will go with 3 for now.

Pros: friendly, helpful service, unique drinks, no MSG and probably some organics
Cons: processed ingredients, frozen foods, bad tea
Wozza
Wozza
  • vegetarian
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+29

Too much choice

4 Posted on 10 / 03 / 2011

The menu has so much choice it was difficult to know what to have. Very nice food and good service. There is a big yellow "Vegetarian" sign outside the restaurant.

Pros: free tea
Cons: not the cleanest place to eat
smithintaiwan
smithintaiwan
  • vegetarian
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+165

Excellent Buddhist Restaurant

5 Posted on 01 / 12 / 2011

I stumbled upon this restaurant after walking down the tourist street with all the shops and tea houses just around the corner. The menu is certainly amazing, as the above review points out. They served me at 3PM (which many Chinese restaurants won't do!), and the food was so good I decided to go back for dinner a few hours later. Also, after living in Shanghai and getting used to expensive veg, I found the prices to be excellent.

Pros: good prices, nice staff, great location
RickH
RickH
  • vegan
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+23

Best ever - must visit!

5 Posted on 01 / 05 / 2011

36 page photgraphic menu with English translations, all vegetarian, over 90% vegan!
I've visited China 4 times and being vegan can be a bit limiting, yet you know there is fantastic food out there! Much of the menu follows the Chinese tradition of cooking vegetables/tofu/setian in the style of meat, but there is still plenty of choice if you don't like that.
Although it is now 3 months since my visit, I would rate this as the best vegan restaurant I've ever been to - to be honest, I've forgotten how to choose from such an extensive menu!

Pros: Huge choice, Easy to find, English photgraphic menu
Cons: no alcohol

 

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