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Blossom Vegetarian

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 16 reviews )
Contact 425-430-1610
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305 Burnett Ave S (at S 3rd St, downtown), Renton, Washington, USA, 98057

Vietnamese cuisine that's mostly vegan. Has selection of teas. Casual nice interior with temple vibe and Wi-Fi. The chef is a Buddhist nun. Close to airport Bellevue and Seattle. Operating since summer 2011. Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm

Category: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Reviews (16)

First Review by al

Not convincing - Edit

The Blossom is the only real vegetarian restaurant in the in the Renton-Kent area. Especially as the well-known Naan'N'Curry around the corner has just one (!!!) vegan option.

What can I say… the menu, no surprise, is Vietnamese, the dishes are okay, no doubt. But it’s nothing outstanding, nothing real tasty that you remember afterwards.

You do nothing wrong when you eat there, but I think it’s too expensive for the “taste” offered.

Pros: Only real vegan/vegetarian restaur. in this area

Cons: Too expensive


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Good Vegan Options - Edit

The people are very friendly! I get the sweet and sour chicken it's really good and so are the fired muscles which are an appetizer. It is a little pricey for the quality of food, but I've been there multiple times and haven't had a bad experience yet!

Pros: vegan options, tasty, friendly staff

Cons: pricey


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great! FRESH Buddhist food - Edit

The food here is superb. I love it. Had cashew chicken. Ginger fish. Lemongrass stuffed tofu. Stir fried rice noodles. All fantastic. Fresh tasting. Large servings and good value for money.

Pros: tasty, fresh, friendly


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love - Edit

My usual order: sesame beef, tofu fried rice, general tso's chicken, caramelized jackfruit in clay pot. If I'm really hungry I'll throw in pumpkin soup and caramelized eggplant :).

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service

Cons: Egg Noodles


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not always good - Edit

Updated review:
Both the food and service have been inconsistent. We try to overlook it but the waiter last time lectured me on HOW to order. The time before that they took a half hour to take the full order. The entrees can run together in flavor. They market a bar down the street that serves meat. They have outdoor seating but have inappropriate objects out there for dining. Sometimes though, they can be very nice and the food is really good, but it hasn't been that way for a while seemingly.
The lecturing waiter was a bit much though. He did it twice.

Pros: good food sometimes, parking, decor

Cons: not good food sometimes, inconsistent, lecturing waiter/ absent


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New Favorite Place - Edit

The food here has me surprised on how flavorful and colorful everything is. Portion size are decent and decor really sets the atmosphere for these creative dishes. Almost all vegan menu. Highly recommend by us now!


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Absolutely Amazing - Edit

I was in Renton this afternoon and needed a place to eat, so I found this one on happycow. I am very glad I saw it. The food was probably one of, if not the best meals I have had in my lifetime. The atmosphere is very nice and relaxing, and their selections of tea is very good.

Their menu is very large, and includes 3 non-vegan items (they have eggs) and are clearly marked. They have many things on their menu that are "fake meat", which I personally am not a huge fan of, but they also have many options that are simply whole plant products. It annoys me a little when I go to veg*n restaurants that have almost only fake meat products. I don't like them much.

The food came out very quickly for me (that might have been because there was only 2 other people in the restaurant at the time) but I was eating within maybe 2 or 3 minutes of ordering. The tofu mini pie I had tasted absolutely amazing, the only issue is that it was a little bit cold in the center. Not too big of an issue, though. I had almost finished that when my sweet and spicy soup came out. It was filled with tofu, and tons of different vegetables/plant stuffs. I enjoyed that a lot, and although I got a small, it seemed very large.

This place is a little pricy, but it is worth the cost in my opinion. If you are in Renton and need a place to eat, this is it.

Pros: Excellent food, great atmosphere, awesome selection

Cons: little pricy, tofu mini pie a little cold in middle


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Love eating here! - Edit

Blossom Vegetarian is my favorite vegan restaurant. I've dined there many times now. I've had the caramelized eggplants in a claypot. It goes superbly with the lightly seasoned brown rice. I'm not big on fake meat, but I did try out the "roasted chicken". I was curious what that would taste like. It must take time to prepare because it took a solid half hour before that entree was served. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. It looked exactly like a roasted half chicken with skin! I was sure it wouldn't taste as good as it looked, what fake meat does? Wrong again! While the texture wasn't exactly like chicken, it was pretty darn close. And the flavor was no different than eating a chicken seasoned in Chinese five spice. It was unique, interesting, and appetizing. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't order that meal again. Fake meat is still not my favorite. I've also had the mushrooms in a clay pot. Good, but eggplant is tastier. The vegetables in puff pastry is delicious, well seasoned. I didn't care much for the tofu pie. It was too bland for my liking. I love the ambiance inside the restaurant. The splendid decor makes you feel like you are dining in a Buddhist temple. They also have a nice selection of teas. I've had the jasmine and cherry teas. Both aromatic and flavorful. I hope one day this wonderful restaurant will branch out and open a place here in Bellevue!

Pros: huge selection of meals, beautiful Asian decor, offers outdoor seating

Cons: wish they were closer


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My new favorite! - Edit

We have been to blossom 4 times and have always loved the food and the service. 90% of the menu is VEGAN by default. Items that are not vegan are clearly marked on the menu. The atmosphere is great. We have eaten at vegan/vegetarian restaurants all over Seattle/Tacoma. This is my NEW FAVORITE!

Pros: Menu, Service, Atmosphere


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Outstanding food, welcoming atmosphere - Edit

Made the two hour drive to Blossom on a whim, we were glad we did. We ordered the Blossom Puff Pasty and "chicken" nuggets for appetizers and found them both to be exceptional. For entrees our party of 3 ordered the "chicken" pho, the spicy beef pho, and the pan fried noodles. Each was outstanding, but the "chicken" pho was the real standout.

The staff made us feel very welcome, the restaurant was spotless yet inviting, and the service was great. No complaints, we weill be back!

Pros: Excellent Foot, Caring Staff, Clean Atmosphere/Open Kitchen


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A real find in Renton! - Edit

We live in Renton and were ecstatic to hear that a vegetarian restaurant recently opened and so we had to try it out. Upon entering we could feel the peacefulness of the place and the decor does have that feeling of walking into a temple. The wait staff was very friendly and the food was excellent! The fresh spring roll appetizers were beautifully made and every dish we tried was delicioust. I love their selection of teas, most of which they blend themselves. The Mango Coconut smelled and tasted so good! We've been back with a friend and are bringing our whole family for New Year's Day .... we love this place! Our new favorite restaurant!

Pros: excellent food, vegetarian; mainly vegan, peaceful atmosphere


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Awesome foods - Edit

I have been at Blossom 3 times since they opened. I always have their special Pho noodle soups. In a cold rainy day it is just great! Healthy and delicious. I will try other dishes next trip and recommend it to all my vegan friends, in facts all my friends!

Pros: healthy, tasty, good atmosphere

Cons: none


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Great food, great service, and reasonable prices. - Edit

Blossom has only been open for 3 weeks, and I didn't even know it was there. I am told that it use to be a sushi joint, but now is reopened as a Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant.
My partner and I were in downtown Renton to see a play and decided to grab dinner before the show. We walked around to see what restaurants were around and happened to see a sandwich board for Blossom and decided to check it out. It ended up being a great discovery. The entire staff was super friendly, and you know that they genuinely appreciate your patronage. The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered the fresh rolls, mini tofu pie, and the sweet and sour "chicken." All were wonderful, but I have to say that the fresh rolls were the best I've had at any restaurant. At other places, the wrap can seem a little tough or dried out, but Blossom's were perfect. The prices are very reasonable too.
The decor and atmosphere are very nice, and it's very clean too but don't just choose to go there because of that. The food is soooooo good! Oh yeah, plenty of parking.
We'll definitely be back to try many of the other dishes. It will be worth the drive from Seattle for us.
Updated from previous review on Saturday October 22, 2011

Pros: Delicious food, Super friendly staff, Reasonable prices

Cons: None that I can think of.


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