Balti Drambliai Vegetarine Kavine

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Vilniaus g. 41, Vilnius, Lithuania

Vegetarian restaurant known for pizza. Offers loose tea, local beer, and Tibetan dumplings plus burgers, samosa, falafel, potato pancakes, and curries. Located in the ancient dungeons of the XVI century Radvila‘s palace. Different themed chambers for dining including some private areas. Hosts concerts, lectures, poetry readings. Conference rooms available. Smoking permitted. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-12:00am, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-2:00am, Sun 12:00pm-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, International, Western, Beer/Wine, Lithuanian

40 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

good food but noisy - Edit

Lots of vegan options and tasty food. Interesting place inside old cellars. Not wheelchair accessible.

Cons: Very loud music do its hard to talk.

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nice and cheap - Edit

Mostly indian with some thai dishes, everything we had was tasty. Coffee was ok.

Cons:

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Very good - Edit

Very good

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Your stomach will say the truth for Poisoned frozen food - Edit

So many friends feel stomach pain after eat in this place... I tried so many times from 2011 till 2016... "Not possible to suggest or to digest this kitchen" my Lithuanian friends say...

Menu on paper appears great, but what you get.... 50% of times is better not to eat you you like to stay healty

Last but not least, the manager is tracking the clients in social networks to gently invite to "not to order anything" in this restaurant

Updated from previous review on 2016-05-08

Pros: menu offer, cozy in winter the cellar mood underground, some dishes could be very good sometimes

Cons: in summertime people smoking everywhere upstairs, stomach and belly ache after eating 50% of times, smell not nice of many dishes

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Cool place with locals - Edit

My friend and I ended up here on accident since the other vegetarian place was closed already. It is a very cosy place with seatings in the basement. The food was nice and very cheap. Also, there are several beers on draft. There is a football table available.
We had to order at the bar which was a bit of a con for us.

Pros: Late opening hours, Cozy, Cheap

Cons: Order at the bar

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variety of vegan options - Edit

Great service, very cozy and the food is super good. So many vegan options every day, kind of hard to choose when you visit :D

Pros: vegan options

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old but still nice - Edit

i guess, it's one of the first vegetarian restaurants in Vilnius. Restaurant atmosphere and staff are nice, they have lots of vegan options. i recommend to try their tofu

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simple but tasty food - Edit

The food was simple, bus tasted amazing!

Pros: tasty food, cozy place, friendly staff

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Nice place - Edit

A simple place to get some food friendly to the animals

Pros: Vegan friendly, Easy to find

Cons: Simple food, Slow service

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Simple, but tasty food - Edit

During my several visits to this place I ate macaroni with tofu, falafels and vegetable soup and carrot salad. All dishes were really tasty. This place is nice to hang out in with friends in summer, because they have inside open yard

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Cosy cellar - Edit

I only had beer when I was there since I had already eaten. Nice staff and crowd, nice atmosphere, great beer (Vilnius unfiltered), I liked the music.

Pros: superb beer, nice atmosphere, good music

Cons: steep stairs to climb when leaving

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Not recommended - Edit

Worst falafels i have ever tasted in my life.
Wait time for potato pancake was 2.5h.
Wouldn't recommend.
The only good thing about this place is a nice outside seating area during summer.

Cons: Bad food, Wait time

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Great atmosphere... - Edit

Really nice atmosphere - the cellaris really cosy, in summer they have outdoor seating, which is also great.

Food is not that amazing, you should know what to order. I usually get falafels or parata with vegetables, or both ;)

Service is generally slow, so if you are starving - better go some place else. This is more of a place where you just sit and chill over some tea or beer.

Pros: cosy atmosphere, good prices, outdoor seating

Cons: food is average, service is slow

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Huge portions - Edit

They have a large patio but unfortunately only 4 tables are for non-smokers. I was surprised that there are many smokers among the visitors of vegetarian cafe.
The food was quite good, but not exceptional. We've ordered 2 main dishes and one appetizer for two. The taste wasn't bland, and the portions were so huge that we couldn't finish our meals.
The prices are very reasonable.

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Bland and Boring - Edit

It's good that the vegan options are marked clearly, but it had almost no taste. Falafels were hard and almost not eatable, the rest had no real taste. Service is extremely slow. The garden is nice and cozy for having a drink.

Pros: Garden

Cons: Bland Food, Slow Service

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Pretty good place to eat in Vilnius - Edit

This place is quite good. It has a big courtyard where it's nice to sit.
We had a totally nice, fast and very obliging waitress.
The food was also pretty good. Very tasty cold borscht, momo (dumblings), and a tasty zucchini curry and afterwards a HUGE apple pie....
Go there and have a great diner :)

Pros: good price, very good service, tasty food

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The most popular vegetarian places in Vilnius - Edit

Big variety of tasty dishes, many options for vegetarians and vegans. Plenty of different herb teas and deserts. Nice place to fill your stomach and meet friends.

Pros: Good price and quality ratio, Friendly staff, Cozy place

Cons: Sometimes it takes long to get waitress

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Really nice atmosphere, ok food - Edit

My sister and I stumbled upon this place recently while walking around Vilnius. What an interesting find! It has a wonderful cozy atmosphere, perfect for the rainy gray day we'd just come out of. The service was very prompt and friendly and there was a good selection of food. However, the dishes we chose, the curry of the day and the soup of the day, were, well, bland and rather uninspired. Not awful, just not great. However, the food came quickly, it was hot and fresh, and the wine was cheap. A pleasant meal, overall.

Pros: great atmosphere, inexpensive, friendly service

Cons: food was not anything special

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Great place: concerts, good food, not expensive - Edit

It's the ONE place I always go to in Vilnius, when I can, after four years of traveling there.
It's unexpensive, people are nice, the beer is great, there is a greeat variety of dishes on the go, with many choices for vegans.
The place is in a cave, with different rooms, some more noisy, some calmer. And outside is terrace isolated from the street, really great at summer or mid-season.
Enjoy!

Pros: Unexpensive, Many choices for vegans, Several atmospheres, always good

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Average food, but good atmoshere - Edit

Balti Drambliai is probably the most known vegetarians place in town, and one of the oldest. It has been known for attracting creative folks, new age hippies, and just people who wanted to meditate at their veg meal under the vibes of relaxing music.
The food is not bad, but not extraordinary. I have been there many times, and I think they did better in their early years, but now they lost some kind of quality and genuine feeling of the preparation of their meals.
Vegan options marked separately, but check for honey, last time I was there it was included in one or two vegan options.
I also think they the portions are too small, and too pricy for their size.

Pros: location, vegan options marked, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: small portions, more flavours needed, slow staff

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Good food, cool setting - Edit

The location and atmosphere of this restaurant is great. The food is OK, and the service is good. I'd go back, but I'd order something different. The samosas were just "OK", nothing great. I still had a good meal, though, and the price was good.

Pros: All-veg, Friendly, Aesthetically-pleasing inside

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Nice and cozy place - Edit

Very good and inexpensive food.
Most of the waiters and waitresses don't speak English but not a problem at all.

Pros: Good food, Adequate portions, Cozy place

Cons: Slow service

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good to hang out for a snack and beer - Edit

I only had french fries and beer but i saw that the menu was full of possibilities. the atmosphere is great and I would go back there if could. I can recommend this for lovers of indian cuisine!

Pros: cheap, nice garden outside, big choice

Cons: slow waitresses

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So-so food, but nice hang out place - Edit

This place has a very ambitious menu, but the food we ordered, Indian tofu and paneer, did not taste much at all. But the atmosphere was relaxed and it is still worth a visit, maybe rather for a snack than for a meal.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, Cheap

Cons: So-so food

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mediocre - Edit

the food is ridiculously bland, the service is slow, and the menu doesn't have many vegan options. on the plus side, the price is cheap and it's open late.

Pros: cheap

Cons: bland food, slow service, not many vegan options

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Nice but so...so....SO SLOW - Edit

I went to two vegetarian restaurants in Vilnius, this one and Shiva Bar.

I ordered Tibetan dumplings here. Don't get me wrong, they were delicious and cheap. But the service was SO SLOW...

It took them AGES to get me the dumplings. And the problem was, they didn't really fill me up (they were good, but they were small and few), but by the time I finished them and realized the dumplings weren't enough, it was too late. I wasn't gonna wait so long AGAIN for a second dish, so I just decided to pay, leave, and finish eating somewhere else.

So, keep this in mind, the food is good, but get ready to wait a long, long time...

Pros: Tasty, Cheap

Cons: VERY SLOW

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disappointing - Edit

Apart from the happycow reviews, the place was also recommended to me by a colleague from Vilnius. I was really very disappointed. the place looks nice, and the menu is large. I ordered a vegetable gratin. You would expect that you can't go wrong on usch a dish, but it was bad. Most vegetables were not fresh, and they did not match (olives and gherkin...), were just thrown together as leftovers. It was cheap and I suppose it's okay if you're on a student budget, but I would rather pay a bit more for food that tastes good.

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