Vegetarian buffet featuring over 30 different choices. Formerly To-Fu, Vegan Room, and prior to that Tai Veg. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Asian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out
86 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush
West London, England W12 8LR
07590553057
Closed now

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm

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  • Cash only
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Reviews

First Review by stea
Jayneisastarr
Jayneisastarr
  • vegan
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+113

Great value Asian buffet

5
Posted on 01 / 19 / 2015

I wish I had have discovered this place years ago. I really enjoyed the great selection on the serve-yourself buffet spread, which consisted of mock meat dishes such as black been 'beef' and sweet and sour 'chicken'. For those not into mock meats, there are plenty of other more standard options such as spring rolls. I went there for a late dinner and the food was being topped up continually so it wasn't a 'food sitting there for hours under heat lamps' buffet. What I can't comprehend are the reviews giving the impression that this place is trying to rip you off with hidden charges. At dinner, for all-you-can-eat it costs £6.90! That is shockingly good value. A 10% service charge? Still fantastic value. What's more the costs are written clearly in the window in big signage and there were plenty of staff standing around to answer questions so they can have my extra 70p as I see it!
I'll be going back soon to try the dishes I was too full to eat in my first visit!

Pros: Open late, Tasty vegan food, Excellent value
SG213
SG213
  • vegetarian
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+162

Decent asian buffet

4
Posted on 01 / 08 / 2015

I had read the reviews on Happycow before going to this place, so knew what to expect before arriving.

It's a cheap and cheerful all you can eat asian-style buffet. There are a good selection of dishes to choose from, and you can go back to the buffet as many times as you like for a refill. In addition to various noodle and tofu/mock meat options, there are also some more mainstream ones like fried potatoes. They also have dressings available such as ginger & spring onion, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce etc.

Everything was quite tasty, maybe not exceptional, but not bad at all. However there isn't much labelling to tell what is what.

The 10% service charge added to the bill is a little silly for a buffet, but it's not expensive to begin with so it's not a big deal.

Pros: Inexpensive, reasonably tasty, Single charge, all you can eat
Cons: Lacks any ingredient/dietary labelling, Pointless service charge
Tomericko
Tomericko
  • vegan
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+32

it is the same as "dou-dou" and "Tao"!

4
Posted on 11 / 23 / 2014

These three restaurant are the same,
Only different names. So if you know the other two- it has exactly the same food.

But other than that- the food is good, don't expect something new and interesting, but if you're into filling your stomach it is the place for you !



EmilyBennett3050
EmilyBennett3050
  • vegan
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+340

Good selection but be aware of the hidden charge!

3
Posted on 08 / 19 / 2014

I live local to Shepherd's Bush and have eaten at To-fu a number of times. The all-you-can eat buffet is inexpensive at just under £7 per adult and the choice definitely includes something for everyone although the dishes are always the same (mock meat curries, rice, noodles, vegetable dishes, chips, tempura, mini spring rolls). When you arrive you are shown to a table and handed a plate so that you can begin serving yourself. When paying, note that there is a 10% service charge automatically added to the bill. Considering that you self-serve for the entire duration, I personally think that this is cheeky. Don't be afraid to decline to pay this added charge - especially if you have not ordered drinks and have not actually been served in any way. Not the best quality veggie Chinese in London (go to Loving Hut Archway or Edgware) but certainly adequate enough to fill an empty stomach. Good transport links into central London and of course Westfield shopping centre in White City is just next door. 100% vegan and take out boxes are available.

Pros: Inexpensive, quick , good variety
Cons: Watch the hidden charge, some food can seem overly oily
spiderylue
spiderylue
  • vegan
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+27

Good food - watch for the hidden charges

3
Posted on 05 / 12 / 2014

I really enjoyed my meal at To-Fu today. Especially the crispy soy duck with pancakes and hoi-sin...extra yummy. I was a bit dismayed when I got to the counter and found my meal cost me quite a bit more than the advertised £5.90. The green tea not being free was probably an oversight on my account, but is still disappointing considering that it's free in all the other similar veggie chinese all you can eats I've ever been to. There's also a compulsory 10% service charge.

But, to end on a light note. The staff were courteous and the food really was very good!

Pros: Crispy soy duck, Good location
Cons: 10% compulsory service charge, No free green tea
jon active
jon active
  • vegan
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+167

the great cheap thai buffet

4
Posted on 12 / 16 / 2013

Once upon a time there opened an all you can eat Thai buffet in Greek St , Soho. We couldn't believe how amazing it was. All Vegan and eat as much as you like! A year or so later there were about 10 franchises of the the same, the best of which was Joi on Percy St off Tottenham Court Road. Sadly there are only two (possibly 3) left that are still vegan. This restaurant is a beacon of joy stuck out in the misery that is Shepherds Bush where there is SFA else vegan to eat.
The buffet is extensive, featuring salads, hot and cold dishes, noodles, rice, roast potatoes, lots of fake meat and some sweet dishes for desert! A real bonus at this place is that the worker spoke good enough English to be able to discuss the ingredients of each dish, so those trying to avoid sugar etc could eat with ease.
Great it's still going, go support it!

Pros: Wide choice, Cheap cost, All you can eat.
Cons: In West london!, Some dishes may sit around too long.
Shockingfish
Shockingfish
  • vegan
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+90

All you can eat

4
Posted on 08 / 18 / 2013

Like all the other veg buffet places in London it can be a little hit and miss - while there is always a good selection the length of time the food has been left sitting out can be an issue. However the staff are plesent and friendly and while the drinks costs can be expensive the fact it's all you can eat is a real plus.

Pros: All you can eat, Good selection
Cons: Drinks can be expensive, Poor desert selection
SCos
SCos
  • vegan
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+59

Spicy and tasty thai buffet

4
Posted on 06 / 06 / 2013

A great variety of vegan "fake meats" and really tasty spring rolls! Hot and spicy sauces available for those who enjoy hot food. In addition to hot and cold options, they also have some sprout soup and fruit salad dessert.

Take-aways are smallish but very inexpencive, only 3,50 £.

Note that the restaurant accepts only cash!

Pros: Many options, Cozy restaurant
Cons: Cash only
stea
stea
  • vegetarian
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+27

cheap and good !

4
Posted on 03 / 11 / 2010

We were very glad to find this 100% vegetarian buffet, close to the underground station, at Shepherd's Bush. We ate here 3 times at least, because it's good and "all you can eat" for less than 10 pounds. There are no many options for desert, but after all, the fruit salad is good with dried coconut and grapes.

Pros: cheap, good food, big choice
Cons: just fruits for desert, small portions for takeaway

 

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