3G Vegetarian Restaurant

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    ( 45 reviews )
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3424 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 2W8

Dim sum, Chinese and Thai food place in Cambie Village area. Uses Sheese vegan cheese and vegan faux meats in some dishes. Est. 2009 and became all vegan in 2011. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Take-out, Asian

45 Reviews

First Review by christine_bean

Tasty - Edit

Good but not great. Enjoyable food but We just thought it was ok.

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My fav restaurant in Vancouver BC - Edit

I love this place.
The food is excellent, freshly made.
The "chicken" on a stick is just AMAZING. I have taken many non veggie friends and they all were in awe!
The owner was very accommodating, one item on the menu was all gone and he made a batch for me.
I go very often and take home some take-outs and they freeze very well.

Pros: All vegan, Wonderful Dim-Sum, Fresh

Cons: none

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Delicious Vegan Chinese Food - Edit

My husband and I recently moved to Vancouver and have been looking all over for good Vegan food. We have been to 3G twice now and were very happy with what we ordered. The sweet and sour soy chicken is AMAZING and so is the Gyoza. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is the spring rolls were too oily for my taste. The portion sizes are big and the service was excellent. Would recommend and will definitely be going back! Just a tip, although it's marketed as a vegetarian restaurant all items are vegan!!!

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Good but pricey - Edit

The first time we went there, the price corresponded well to the portion size. However, when we visited the restaurant recently, we noticed that while the prices increased, the portions got smaller in size.
Nevertheless, the food is very good, especially the drumsticks. As for mains, I usually go for anything that has eggplant and so far I was not disappointed.

People who run this place are always nice.

I wish they did a bit of facelift on the place.



Updated from previous review on 2017-07-09

Pros: Good food

Cons: Pricey, Interior could be improved

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Best Veggie Dim Sum in Vancouver? - Edit

I love dim sum and frankly all the dim sum offerings all over Vancouver. It's really hard to choose a favourite but this might just well be it. You need to go with a group to sample a big variety of items. What a great way to enjoy brunch on a weekend! Meatless Meetup will be there with a group for dim sum as soon as 3G gives us the green light!

Pros: Great variety of dim sum items. , Great location. , Friendly staff.

Cons: Items are large and need to be shared with a group

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Disappointing slow service - Edit

With great reviews I was hoping for more. Only two tables it took 45 minutes for food to come out. Cold service. Skimping on ingredients. Not again.

Cons: Slow service, Expensive for quality of food and atmosphere

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We Love 3G - Edit

When you have a vegan craving 3G is the best place for it.

Pros: Chinese Food, Every thing on the menu is amazing, Can't go wrong

Cons: It's in Vancouver and we are in Victoria

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Go Here! - Edit

This place was great! I can't wait to go back!

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Great - Edit

Nice restaurant in a trendy neighboirhood. Food was delicious and staff very polite.

Pros: Lots of tasty options

Cons: None

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3 Times the Awesome - Edit

We call when we are at the border and pick up after we cross. We eat it in the car. It is an oasis on the journey north to Vancouver. Don't miss out :)

Pros: cheap, delicious, easy to find

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Worst Experience Ever - Edit

SO I love supporting Vegan restaurants and I feel so bad for my experience here.
I came in by myself and ordered udon. The contents of my Udon dish consisted of hot flavourless water, under cooked udon noodles a half of a tomato and a small piece of mushroom- that was all! I have up loaded a picture here to show you. The dish was only $7.50 and on the menu looked very tasty. It was nothing like the picture and when I asked the waitress about this in broken English replied Udon- its Udon. I wont go into all the details but she was extremely rude as was another Chinese man that came over. I felt horrible and ashamed as they were so rude and even told me to call the police if I didnt like it! 0 stars for service

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It's not the worst. - Edit

Most of my friends like this place because they have alcohol. But the food is so so. There are far better places to eat at in Vancouver, but if you are eating here get the drum sticks. They are dope.

Pros: fast, alcohol

Cons: not the best food.

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Used to be great for dim sums - Edit

We have been disappointed the last few times with food quality and service is not as good when the owners are not in... We have not been back in a while.

3G has the best vegan dim sums in Vancouver. They are open 365 days a year, rain or shine. The owners also serve so the service is attentive and friendly. We go to 3G for weekend dim sums. The food is usually delicious (except a one-off) . Try the deep fried bean curd rolls in black bean sauce (dim sum menu) or satay sauce (main menu), they are delicious. Also noteworthy the taro fried rice and the sweet and sour "pork". Heavy on soy and sauces but it's all vegan and it tastes delicious as a treat...
Updated from previous review on Wednesday July 11, 2012

Updated from previous review on Monday October 05, 2015

Pros: vegan dim sums, friendly owners

Cons: Gluten free knowledge

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NO NO NO - Edit

If you want greasy fake food then this is your place! Processed, fried "meat" products? I'm sorry, vegans deserve better! There is great vegan options in Vancouver, don't waste time or money at this one.

Pros: good location

Cons: not fresh, processed fake meat, greasy

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Needs improvement - Edit

Food, costumer service, environment!

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Not impressed - Edit

The food was mediocre at best. Greasy and unexciting. The main reason why I won't go back there is that the place is unclean. My (metal) chopsticks were visibly greasy and I actually went to the washroom to wash them so I could eat. Also, I saw the guy just rinse the dirty chopsticks (no soap) and put them on a mat to dry. There was even something floating in my water cup.

Cons: unclean

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Great Chinese vegetarian food - Edit

We have travelled the world and enjoyed many vegetarian meals. I personally enjoy the Chinese style fake meat dishes, especially sweet and sour pork. This restaurant had one of the best sweet and sour chicken dishes I have tasted. The fake meat was perfectly cooked, battered but not doughy, chewy and not soggy. The sweet and sour sauce was not overdone and not too sickly sweet or overbearing. We also ordered the vegetables with lotus root and Japanese yam. Cooked to perfection and delicious sauce. The only disappointment was the hot and sour soup with noodles.

We will be going back for lunch tomorrow.

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Pretty good! - Edit

I don't eat fake meats very often but when I do I would definitely come here as it was surprisingly tasty. I wouldn't go regularly as it's not the healthiest but definitely would go again!!

Pros: all vegan, good fake meats

Cons: oily

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I can eat dim sum again! - Edit

Now that I have become a vegetarian, going to dim sum is not the same anymore. I can only eat 1 or 2 dishes at normal dim sum places... after strategically picking out all the meat pieces.

I tried 3G out last week. The food is alright, it's passable for dim sum. I ordered the BBQ Pork Bun, which is pretty good. I remember I also ordered the 'pork' siu mai... which I did not think was very good - it was just mushrooms and water chestnuts, it was too mushy.

This place is ok... but I feel I need to find a better place for vegetarian dim sum that my parents would approve of.

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Don't Eat Here! - Edit

I wanted to try this place and took my family there for my birthday. The menu is all fake meat which I personally detest and when I asked if any dishes were gluten free the staff didn't know if it was or not. I think they should know whether or not their food contains certain ingredients, no? We went ahead and ordered the dishes that the server said were soy based "meats" and it was gross. Everyone got the runs after eating there. I have a feeling their kitchen is not very clean. Definitely wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: dirty, too much fake meat, unknowledgeable staff

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YUMMMY - Edit

I was amazed and delighted by all the vegan options . Cheese and Fake meat where AMAZING !!!

Pros: Amazing Food, Options, Vegan

Cons: service

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Great choice for newbie Veg heads and wannabes too - Edit

I found this restaurant on this website and thought I would try it out because of the great reviews. Let me just say that everyone was right! Those drumsticks were amazing! They give you so much and it eerily tasted (and texture-wise felt like) pork! I actually had to stop eating them because of that ha ha ha but my brother--in-law (not veggy) LOVED them and said it would be perfect for anyone trying out veg-life. I also tried the "ribs", which again were eerily-like the real thing but tasted amazing. I loved the cozy, homestyle character of the restaurant. I still can't believe that EVERYTHING on that menu was vegan! I asked a few times just to make sure he he. I can't wait to eat there again and bring all my meat-head friends along :) Highly recommended!

Pros: Delicious food - everything is vegan, Great value for great portions, Comfy atmosphere and friendly staff

Cons: Older decor (but that's super minor)

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Worth Going for the Dim Sum - Edit

I recently tried 3G while visiting Vancouver, as I have never had vegan dim sum. There are so many dim sum options, it was hard to choose, and this restaurant is worth trying to sample some new things. Some dim sum we tried were quite good, and some were so-so. I was nervous about the shrimp dumplings, but was pleasantly surprised to find I really liked them. I also thought the bbq pork bun was quite good. I did not really care for the steamed bean curd roll, and the chicken with ginger bun was okay but nothing special. In addition to dim sum, we sampled the lunch sweet and sour chicken, which was very good. I think if I went back I would try a couple more dim sum, but get less of that and more of the other dishes. I think it is different at dinner, but for lunch they give smaller, less expensive portions for even the non dim-sum dishes so multiple items can be tried and shared. This is a great way to try new things. The service was very good as well.

Pros: Large vegan dim sum menu, Small inexpensive portions for sampling

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fantastic! - Edit

It's a real treat for a vegan to be able to partake in dim sum which is traditionally so meat oriented. Everything on then menu we tried was awesome. And their 'drumsticks' need to be tried by everyone. Very innovative. :)

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, extensive menu

Cons: limited seating

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Amazing! - Edit

I have visited this place several times and enjoy it everytime. You HAVE to get the drumsticks, they are so good, will satisty any craving you have for salty delicious "chicken wings" and come with an awesome sauce to dip in, we always need more it's so good. The sweet and sour pork is another must-have! So good, I can't replicate it! We also usually order the chowmein which is a great accompainment to any of the saucy dishes.

The owners are super friendly and the female cook will come out wearing a "save the seals" shirt etc. she's so cute. They are definitely in the business of customer satisfaction and vegan awareness!

Pros: Good variety, Helpful, friendly staff, Good location

Cons: Menu is a bit "lost in translation"

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Favourite Vegan restaurant on the west coast. - Edit

ThreeG is the best. The sweet and sour pork patties are amazing and so is everything else. The dim sum menu is super fun and delicious. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is cute.

Pros: excellent food, reasonable prices, great staff

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Ok food - Edit

I ordered the Yam and Potato Tempura. I know it’s not very healthy since it was fried, but it tasted decent. I didn’t care for the sauce, but the tempura was nice. I liked the yam more than the potato and would just order them next time instead of the blend.

For my entree, I had Chili Tofu with Sesame Sauce and rice. The rice costs extra and was not a large amount for the price. The serving of tofu was very large, and I didn’t even finish half of it. I would think it would work best to serve two people with a vegetable side.

I enjoyed the flavor of the tofu. The chili wasn’t too spicy; it was just the right amount of heat. I liked the sauce. It went especially well with the tempura.

Overall average Asain, but not the best. I would go back.

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