A handy place to grab a quick bite to eat
Posted on 05 / 19 / 2012
This branch of Vishnu is located in the centre of San Jose close to the main shopping street and a 15min walk from the National Museum. Although being told not to walk around the city after dark, we arrived here around 8pm. The place was very quiet but had plenty of seating for those times when it could get busier.
Compared to other places in San Jose, this place stays open relatively late (9pm) - everywhere else we looked at was closed by 6pm.
They have a limited amount of English menus but the menu is simple enough to muddle through with a basic understanding of Spanish.
The menu had a large selection of fresh juices (with Pineapple being their most popular going off the huge number of the fruit dotted around the restaurant!)
Even though this place looks like a fast-food restaurant, it is table service for ordering, service and bussing (At the end you take your check up to the cashier to pay.)
My partner and I both had the burger 'meal-deal' which came with fries and a juice. My burger was vegan (simply without the cheese). It was surprising tasty and very substantial. A thin flavoursome patty with a chunky slice of vegan sausage-ham. However, the fries were disappointing (really anaemic and bland).
Service was attentive (us being the only customers by the end!) and there was a steady stream of people coming in to order fresh bread, pastries and a selection of canned faux-meats which pepper the counter.
Over all this was a tasty stomach-filler of a restaurant in a hectic and confusing city. Cheap prices, good service and reasonable food. However, I just really appreciated a decent, protein-filled vegan meal.
Worth a try if you're in San Jose.
Cheap, Opening times, Convenient location
Overall food quality, atmosphere