Serves meat, vegan options available. Vietnamese restaurant with vegetarian options and a few vegan options which are marked in the menu. Open Tue-Fri 11:00-14:00, Tue-Sun 17:00-21:30, Sun 12:00-14:00. Closed Mon.

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4 Reviews

First Review by iokan


Points +104

04 Sep 2023

Unglaublich lecker!

Sehr lecker und total nette und schnelle Bedienung!
Viele vegane Gerichte zur Auswahl, unter eigener Kategorie.

Pros: Lecker, Gemütliches Ambiente, Freundliche Bedienung



Points +21

31 Jul 2022


We had the samosa and vietnamese Ricepaper roll. This was very delicious. We also had the tofu with veggies peanut sauce and Rice! Very cute place!

Pros: Good vegan options, Good quality, Good prices


Points +759

19 Sep 2020

Basic Vietnamese food

We ordered the food for takeaway. The staff was very friendly. The food was fine, nothing special though. We ordered the tofu with water spinach, which turned out to be tofu with Bok Choy. It’s good to know that there’s a place with vegan options in the area, but don’t expect authentic Vietnamese food.


Points +1725

10 Aug 2019

A decent meal at a decent prince

Big cities usually offer of wealth of choice in vegan restaurants. Once out of the city, choices are limited. When I was in Russelsheim, just out of Frankfurt, there were simply no vegan or vegetarian restaurants. The only option was to go to a restaurant that serves meat, but has vegan options. In Russelsheim this means either fast food (pizza) or Vietnamese. Big Buddha is easy to find. It has indoor and outdoor seating, but no exclusive car park. Park your car in a nearby street, or come by bicycle.

I opted for an indoor seat, but once I started speaking English the waitress ran away. While the menu is in German and English (no pictures though), the staff isn't. Luckily the delivery boy did speak English and he was ever so happy to jump in and tell me about the restaurant, the vegan options (demanded by many new residents of this quickly developing area) and the Vietnamese specialties.

He recommended the "Rau Moung Xao Toi": water spinach with black tofu, black soya sauce, garlic, pepper and rice. This sounds wonderful, but in reality it's quite a simple dish. I never found the black tofu, the sauce was very salty and the vegetable very rich in fibre (one has to CHEW this meal). Since healthy eating means eating a wide variety of ingredients, I was a bit disappointed in this meal. On the other hand: it didn't taste like something I'd get in a Chinese, Indian or Japanese restaurant so it was indeed a Vietnamese signature dish.

As a side dish I ordered spring rolls, which were pretty good. Fresh vegetables wrapped in a nice thin rice-like skin.

In the end I paid 15 euros for a drink (orange juice from concentrated), a starter and a main meal which I think is very reasonable. For this price and in a town that doesn't have much else to offer to vegans, I am thankful to Big Buddha for a decent meal at a decent price.

Pros: lots of choice for vegans / vegetarians, fair prices, strong taste

Cons: oily / salty

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