18 Reviews

First Review by seow sang

tasty food, poor service - Edit

Staff served 3 locals who didn't know how to queue before getting round to me. No English menu so I basically had to point and guess. Turned out to be cheap and tasty.

Cons: Hello, I'm here?! Serve me...

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My favorite in Nha Trang - Edit

Very delicious food. Very friendly staff. Big choice of mockmeats. And very cheap. You can have a full meal for about 1$.

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Delicious - Edit

Fantastic place with yummy food and friendly service. Amazingly good value. There are various things to choose from at the front, but you can also order from a menu where you have other choices such as soup and salads. A great place and we'll certainly be back; nice breathing space from the chaos in the centre of town.

Pros: Great food, cheap, friendly service

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great local food - Edit

We stumbled in here and once you get over the language barrier , you will find delicious and a very well priced cheap meal . At first we felt out of place but they were good and friendly to us

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Great value - Edit

The food is delicious and super cheap. 5,000 for a spring roll and they were the best I've ever had. The Com Chay with rice is only 17,000 for a generous portion. Very satisfying.

Pros: Cheap , Fast service , Tasty food

Cons: Not that clean , Not much atmosphere , Communal tables

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Nha Trang's Best Attraction - Edit

The saddest thing about leaving Nha Trang was having to leave Bo De behind. If you can navigate the language barrier, huge noodle soups and 'com chay' (rice with a selection of dishes from the buffet) cost 17K each. There's also an extensive a'la carte menu, with dishes starting from 30K, which we never got a chance to explore because everything else was too yummy.

Pros: Great tasty food , Decent portions, Lovely decor and setting

Cons: Closes at 8:00pm

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Great place, but check out the Vietnamese menu too! - Edit

Good quality, fairly fresh, decent mock meat ("chicken" made from oyster mushrooms!) and a big menu. Either by accident or design the cheaper rice dishes, and all of the noodle dishes, are left out of the English menu, but there was no problem when we ordered them from the Vietnamese menu.

Pretty busy but food is served quickly.

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delicious vegetarian food - Edit

I tried the bitter melon soup and I think this is a real winner. The goya is definitely not too bitter and very healthy. The portion is sufficient. The soup is sold for 35,000 VND. I also recommend the vegetarian hamburger. The burger was only 15,000 VND

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-11

Pros: Delicious, Inexpensive, English menu

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Good! - Edit

We had a good dinner here. When we first sat down it took some time to be served, only because the staff were trying to locate the one English speaking person in the restaurant! Once he came to our table he talked us through the menu (it is in Vietnamese only) and we ordered dumplings, fresh rice paper rolls, a noodle soup and a rice pancake - banh xeo. The soup was delicious (one of the best I've had in Vietnam) topped with herbs, crunchy spring rolls, and green mango salad, the fresh rice paper rolls were really good too! Dumpling was tasty but been siting all day, and the bahn xeo was good but pretty oily. But after a long evening trying to find some good vegetarian food we were very happy.

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Food is OK but watch out for egg - Edit

I had eaten once with a friend and had been assured by staff the plate was vegan. The food had been fine, typical 'cơm chay,' I went in again the next day and, while eating, was told by a local that an item I had chosen (which I'd also eaten at other places telling me it was vegan) contained egg. I felt sick at the thought and left my meal unfinished, which is not like me. I speak a little Vietnamese and consider myself careful, but I think this can quite easily happen at vegetarian places here for those with limited or no Vietnamese.

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Okay - Edit

This place is okay. The rice plate and buns are probably the best option. I really liked the steamed buns, but not so much the sticky rice squares steamed in leaves as the filling was a bit too sweet.

I ordered the chili and lemon grass tofu. The sauce lacked flavor. Also vegans be aware that anything in a batter probably has eggs. My tofu was definitely cooked in an egg batter. Springs rolls were mediocre.

My friend ordered the beef steak rice. The fake meat really tastes like beef so I didn't like it at all, but if you like beef you might like it.

Prices are average/low

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very good - Edit

Had 2 dishes, mock goat with lemongrass and chili, and mock duck fried rice. Both supergood!!
Nice restaurant as well, looks more than street food cart, but as always here food is fast and you don't stay long.
No english spoken, but they have an English Menu.

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Cheap and dirty :) - Edit

The place is quite popular among the tourists in general, not only vegetarians, due to its democratic prices and the fact that it's located near Xom Moi market, close to tourist district. As it turned out, some tourists don't even fully understand what they order, and imagine omelet and "unsalted fish" among the variety of soy dishes. :)

The food is rather tasty but it's the typical Vietnamese fast-food so don't expect much diversity. I would recommend you to try "bánh canh". Here it's made from the thick wheat noodles and served with the delicious fried tofu - quite original. By the way, Bồ Đề is a typical "chay" (vegetarian) place, and you can't say that it's fully vegan. At least, if you want you can easily order cow milk as a drink. As for the other dishes, it's most likely that they are vegan, but nobody will guarantee you that, because it's unlikely that the concept of "veganism" is familiar to Vietnamese buddhists.

Bồ Đề is the dirtiest place among all the vegetarian places in Nha Trang, probably because of its large size. This is the main drawback. It isn't extraordinary event really to see a cockroach running along the wall or on your table. And if you're kind of squeamish person and you're afraid of the mere thought of finding a little bug or a black hair in your dish, you should never go to Cơm Chay Bồ Đề. :)

Pros: Cheap, Works all day, Close to tourist district

Cons: Dirty, Little variety in dishes

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Delicious and cheap. - Edit

Visited Bo De a couple of times whilst I was in Nha Trang and it was great both times. I tried the Pho which you can either order from the menu, off of the board behind the counter or at the second table where you'll see pho ingredients laid out. There's also a canteen style area where you can choose rice with mock meats, veggies etc. I tried the steamed buns too which were filled with crisp veggies which I loved. I also loved that this place was packed out with locals no matter what time of day it was, it's clearly really popular which is no surprise as the food's tasty and it's ridiculously cheap.

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A Bit Confusing, but Not Terrible - Edit

The food was far from fresh and didn't really taste special at all. There is no real practical means of ordering unless you speak Vietnamese, so I just pointed at things and hoped for the best. The locals appeared to be getting totally different options, but I guess that's just my own problem for not speaking the language. Anyway, what I did get was passable and pretty cheap, so it wasn't a loss.

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Great! - Edit

I would like to recommend this place especially to solo budget travellers. Very good taste, wide range choice, very very cheap. One plate rice + everything you want on it is 12k vnd. Cmon that's dirty cheap:) Food was very well spiced and I didn't need to add anything to my meal. I got a soup too. I ate lunch and took out as well. You basically just point on different food that you like to have on your rice. Nice staff. No english though. Good selection of mock meat and cooked vegetable. Which is anyway more safe to eat than raw vegetable in SE Asia.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, You Can See And Choose

Cons: Can Be Crowded With Locals, No English Spoken, Very Basic Environment

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Food Tasting - Edit

Only one vegetable available but the rest mostly imitation mocked meat. Very noisy and messy environment not good for relax and sit back for enjoying our meal.

Pros: Cheap 12000dvnd

Cons: No Selection Of Fresh Vegeables, Low Seats Uncomfortable

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Eat there every day for a month!! - Edit

We tried a few of the different veg restaurants in Nha Trang but it was Bo De's huge range, lovely staff and local feel that kept us coming back for more...
Try the veg Pho, packed full of noodles with lovely herbs and soy mock meats. Or take a plate of rice and fill it with any of the wide selection of vegetables, mock meats and soy products... It is VERY reasonable, plate with rice is about 15 000d and pho 12 000d!!
The owner speaks great english and the other staff some small.. no menu but simple to order.
The best part...its right next to the markets so you can grab a coconut on route!!
Definitely try Bo De you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Just point to select what you want..., Not too far from city centre.

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