Vegetarian in the Golden Age

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 10 Reviews
Vegan Buddhist restaurant serving Asian and western food with mock meats. Nice and clean. Owners speak basic English and meals are sizable. The only place outside Vietnam found serving typical western pho style meals, vermicelli with tofu, sprouts, shredded carrots, cucumber, herbs and mock fish sauce, and spring rolls with peanut sauce. Also offers fruit shakes, various seasoned vegetables, and appetizers, soups. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Chinese, Vietnamese, Western
0155 Hatxadi, Saylom Road, Chanthabouly District
Vientiane, Laos
+856-20550133169; +856-2055505305

Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm.

more-less
  • Outdoor seating
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Reviews

First Review by esteph
aspara-gus
aspara-gus
  • vegan
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+32

good, but is it really vegan???

4 Posted on 08 / 27 / 2014

Went here twice. Once we ordered off the menu and once we had the buffet which only cost 25000 kip. There were so many options on the menu that looked delicious and I ordered two of them both of which tasted great. However, the crepe that I ordered looked, smelled, and tasted a lot like eggs. It was hard to find out what it was made of as they don't speak any English and I don't speak either Lao or Vietnamese. The buffet was ok but not as good as the menu items
By the way, another reviewer wrote that they are only open for lunch. Untrue, they stay open until 7pm.

Pros: lots of menu items, nice service
Cons: no english, might include egg, don't know
Fedep
Fedep
  • vegan
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+26

Great food in a relaxing atmosphere

5 Posted on 07 / 24 / 2014

Very nice buddhist music and relaxing atmosphere. I went for the lunch buffet (about $ 3) and there were about 10 different dishes to eat with rice. Everything was freshly made, included noodle soup and beans and coconut dessert.The food was very tasty, clean and light, not stuffed with fake meat, spices or MSG. I would strongly recommend this place. Plenty of different sort of vegetables: greens, spinach, mushrooms, aubergines, broccoli, cauliflowers, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkin and tofu. The warm dessert with kidney beans in coconut milk was absolutely delicious!!!

Pros: Fresh, Clean, Friendly and relaxed staff
san_vai
san_vai
  • vegetarian
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+23

innovative food

4 Posted on 07 / 13 / 2014

Nice and innovative food, mostly soya base, still lot of vegetables. nice verity to try-out. I am frequent customer for lunch. multiple visits lets you know actual taste.


Cons: food gets cold very fast.(bufe)

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Ianthewander
Ianthewander
  • vegetarian
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+114

Great meal

4 Posted on 06 / 30 / 2014

Lunch time buffet, 25000 kip ($2.50). A dozen or so trays of food laid out, help yourself. Tasty fare, I enjoyed 3 plates, plus a coconut. Only open for lunch, outside seating is pleasant. Spoke to some cute Laos girls on their lunch break.

Pros: Food, Low cost
Cons: Little hard to find, food is not protected from flies
Drew Cummings
Drew Cummings
  • vegan
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+21

Fresh and Tasty

4 Posted on 04 / 11 / 2014

I was very impressed by this restaurant. Everything was very fresh and tasty. There was a good selection and with a cup of iced tea represents very good value for money.
it is a shop as well so you can purchase some goods as well as cook books etc.

Pros: Fresh and tasty, Good selection, Store combined
Cons: there were a few killer mosquitos
Sarayna
Sarayna
  • vegetarian
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+55

Great place!

4 Posted on 03 / 29 / 2014

Amazing menu with loads of choice, English and pictures.

Pros: Lots of choice, Tasty food, Nice staff
Cons: Quite a few of ants/mosquitos/etc
anarchistanimal
anarchistanimal
  • vegan
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+349

Good option at night, Vietnam style

4 Posted on 03 / 06 / 2013

A nice place, quiet at night. The best veg*n option at night in Vientiane in my opinion. There's lots to choose from on the menu, including plenty of interesting Vietnamese dishes. I went twice and tried the pho soup, which was nice and the Vietnamese stuffed bitter melon soup, which was tasty and interesting.

The restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere with colourful decorations and lots of photos of a happy monk called Master Ruma. Prices are inexpensive, ranging from 15,000 to 25,000 kip.

Pros: Vietnamese dishes, Open at night
rons
rons
  • vegan
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+19

ok, but ther are better spots in town

2 Posted on 02 / 28 / 2013

i just tried the buffet, which is cheap 25.000 but the taste is not the best, imo to much salt/say sauce.

Pros: cheap, friendly staff
Cons: not , to much salt/soy sauce
AmericanPhil
AmericanPhil
  • vegan
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+72

good

5 Posted on 09 / 05 / 2012

Cheap and worth the little walk to get here. 10 minutes walk from the center or 10000 kip tuk tuk. Good food and very cheap.


esteph
esteph
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+24

Buddhists vegetarian in Vientiane

5 Posted on 09 / 04 / 2011

Nice, clean, great service and friendly staff. It all vegetarian and offers beautiful mock meat meals. Place ran by a buddhist family honoring a local guru. Offers tasty traditional pho Vietnamese dishes and sizeable! Just 5 minutes from Ventiane central touristy spot. They aren't overly busy probably as local folks view this kind of restaurant as specialty food and only important on religious days when they must refrain from eating meat. Big place, many fans and table, very clean and organized with a small section outside.

Pros: excellent food, healthy cuisine, good value
Cons: relatively unknown to travelers

 

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Last updated: 2013/09/05

 

Added: 2011/08/08

 

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