• Asian Wind

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers tofu and mockmeat options. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:30pm, Fri 11:00am-10:30pm, Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun 11:00am-9:30pm.

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19 Reviews

First Review by Bohemianwife


Points +72

06 Nov 2022

Delicious and affordable

The mock chicken (kwachic) was delicious and had an impressive texture. The sweet and sour was so yummy. The orange kwachic was also great, but they really mean it when they say it's spicy! If you don't have a tolerance for heat, I recommend trying something not spicy from their menu.

The vegetable soup, while simple, was so delicious. I could've made a meal out of getting several orders of it - it was that surprisingly good. Will definitely go here during my trips to Lexington.

Pros: Dedicated vegetarian menu that's mostly vegan, Affordable, especially during lunch special, Filling



Points +147

08 Aug 2020

Would give 5 stars if possible

Maybe my favorite restaurant in Lexington! The lunch special is affordable and the kwachic is mind-blowingly delicious

Pros: Many options and very affordable

Cons: Serves nonvegans items too.


Points +133

04 Jan 2020


Love this place! It offers the most vegan- asian options in Lexington at this time. The have a whole vegan menu with over 10 unique dishes and the staff is knowledgeable about customizing their other dishes. Best time to go is during their lunch specials, 12 pm to 4 pm. You will get the most bang for your buck in that window.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly staff, Great prices


Points +21

Mostly Veg
14 Jul 2019

Decent restaurant service was quick. Need more vegan options...

Nice little spot. Very polite and prompt.

Cons: Small portions. But it's ok.


Points +41

Mostly Veg
01 Jul 2019

Stupid good

Even my husband, who would only eat meat if he could, gets the mock meat options here.

Pros: Vegan and vegetarian options, insanely good

Cons: Kind of pricey


Points +108

21 Jun 2019


I have only been once so far but had delicious sweet and sour “chickn”. My server was a bit confused when I asked what was vegan but we figured it out and I will be back!


Points +44

17 Aug 2018

love the Orange Kwachik

I have loved this place for years. I would give it 5 stars if you would let me.


Points +23

13 Feb 2017

They gave me REAL DEAD CHICKEN!!!!

Please beware of this place, If you do decide to go I would thoroughly check your food before taking a bite. I ordered take out and when I got back to work with it me and my friend both tried it and inspected the items and it was very clearly real chicken. I have never been so disgusted and disappointed. For a restaurant that places the word vegetarian on their sign they sure don't take any care to make sure they are feeding someone ordering off of the vegetarian menu the correct item.

Cons: fed me real chicken, not vegan, do not care about dietary restrictions


Points +1793

16 Dec 2015


I ate here twice during my stay in Lexington. The staff was very nice and explained their lingo for meat substitutes. There a lot of options for those that abstain from meat and animal product consumption. The food didn't stick around long enough for me to take a picture!

My GPS took me to the LA Fitness. They are actually located a few stores down from the Walmart and the Qdoba Mexican Grill.

Pros: variety, helpful staff to explain vegan options, reasonable prices


Points +51

13 Sep 2015

Best Vegan Asian in Lexington

Asian Wind is one of my favorite places in Lexington. This is actually where I had my first meal out as a vegan. Harrison, a waiter, knew exactly which items on the menu were and weren't vegan. The kwachic is quite tasty, and comes in several styles. The lunch deals here are awesome, and the vegetable soup is simple but good. Excellent place to go with non-veg friends as most of the menu is your typical American-Chinese fare.

Pros: Selection, Price, Service

Cons: Not the healthiest, Processed


Points +16

30 Aug 2015

Will go again

The sesame kwachic is my favorite, and I definitely recommend it. The general tso kwachic was good but not as good as the sesame.They also served a lot of pieces of the kwachic (more than I expected). The rice given was bland,but it is vegan as long as you make sure they serve it with no eggs.

Pros: Good food, Good value

Cons: Rice is bland


Points +26

03 Aug 2014

Good food, but equal & cheaper options nearby

We like the atmosphere at Asian Wind, and the food is very delicious, but we've found that portions are small. We live nearby and prefer Peking Bistro, which is in Beaumont Centre and has equally good vegetarian offerings for less money.

If you need a quiet place to sit and have a relaxing meal, go for Asian Wind ... but if you're just looking to bring a meal home, their competitor 5 minutes away has great food for a cheaper price. (I'm all about the money, in addition to the menu choices. :-)


Points +3865

11 Jul 2012

Lots of options, good food

Restaurant serves meat, but you can request a vegetarian menu, which has mock-meat versions of many of the items on their menu.

We asked a few questions, to see how much we were willing to trust the 'veganness' of the menu, but they seemed pretty legit.

The food was good and flavorful - nothing unique or overly-amazing, but it was good and not expensive, so that meets the criteria of a good meal.

If you're in the area, this place is worth visiting for their General Tso's.

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, Lots of vegan options

Cons: Serves meat


Points +54

13 Dec 2011

Great Food

This is a place that my mother and I both can eat at. She is an omnivore and lover of Chinese food, so, when we travel to Lexington together, we always eat here. The food is delicious, and the waitors are friendly and helpful. The one thing to be careful of is their Vegetable Soup. They have tried a couple of times to give me the Wonton Soup without the Wonton. It's just simply a miscommunication though.


Points +416

26 Apr 2010

Lexington's jewel

My girl and I make it a point to go here every time we're in Lexington - the kwabeef and kwachik are excellent, especially in the breaded/fried varieties (like the general tso's or orange chicken). They have some other interesting versions like 'grilled chicken' and tasty vegan appetizers. If you are looking for vegan food in Lexington, this is the place.

Pros: great mock meat, vegan-friendly, tasty

Cons: out of the way


Points +45

09 Nov 2009

Fake Meat a Plenty

If you are one of those who longs for a specific meat dish from your carnivore past then this is the place for you! They make every staple of chinese cuisine with a fake beef or chicken substitute. The food is very good and you will be dazzled by the options. The place is in a strip mall, but it tries to be charming. It has a little pond inside.

Pros: tons of options

Cons: strip mall


Points +17

07 Mar 2008

Best Chinese in Town!

They have an extensive vegetarian menu and the service is great. Vegetable soup is a great starter. Try the Sesame kwachik for an entre.

Best time to go is an early dinner on Sunday when the place is quiet. It can really fill up during peak hours.

Pros: tons of vegetarian options, doting staff, pleasant ambiance


Points +15

Mostly Veg
02 Oct 2007

One of the Best

Possibly the best Chinese/Pan-Asian restaurant I have ever eaten at. A veggie's dream as Asian Wind offers numerous delicious dishes with their signature soy and gluten based kwachic and kwabeef. Beyond catering to veggie's, the food is prepared with a flair for fresh, crisp, and, if you like, spicy! The ambiance is also very pleasant.

Pros: Fresh, Kwachic!, Spicy

Cons: Too far from my house, Too far from downtown


Points +73

18 May 2007

Favorite place to go!

I love this place because they have their own fake chicken and fake beef call kwachik and kawabif. Sesame kwachik is the best but has honey. I would eat here often but it is expensive. The staff is really nice and there are alot of veggies who eat here. Give it a chance, its so worth it.

Pros: kwachik, service, choices

Cons: expensive, weird decorations

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