Buddha Chay

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31 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Traditional Vietnamese dishes served in a comfortable atmosphere. Offers a large selection mock meat, tofu, and mushroom dishes. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Vietnamese

Reviews (5)

First Review by earth.and.eats

Great little venue - Edit

Stunning little place, full of character and lovely relaxed atmosphere.
Food is delicious and full of flavour. The spring rolls were awesome.
Staff great and menu had English translations.
Note that some dishes use butter.

Pros: Vibe, Choice, Staff

Cons: Out of the way, Small portions - order extra if hungry, You will want to go back!!

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Amazing - Edit

A total treat for your taste buds. A lovely place with very friendly staff and AMAZING food. The range of dishes was great - all sorts of different things to satisfy every vegetarian and almost all fussy vegans, too (ie. me). Phenomenally tasty mushrooms and loved the chance to get non-fried veg, too. A great place in a great venue. Would highly recommend.

Pros: Delicious, Great menu, Friendly staff

Cons: Not vegan, Not vegan, Not vegan

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Excellent Food, Options, Environment and Staff - Edit

I absolutely enjoyed my late lunch at Buddha Chay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the café is beautiful and comfortable. The menu had a wide and wonderful selection and the food was absolutely delicious. A French diner next to me works in the neighborhood and eats there often. He said anything on the menu is delicious. He was right by me.

Pros: Delicious Food and Many Choices, Helpful and Friendly Staff, Very Nice Environment and all For a Great Cause

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Eat vegan food for good cause - Edit

I read the story behind this restaurant - set up by a famous singer of Vietnam - who stayed single / unmarried for the rest of her life just to bring up 18 adopted orphans. This business is another source of her income. The food quality can be judged by different tongues but I like it a lot. Brought my non-vegan friends and they were all impressed. Maybe the other guests who commented before me was not having luck on that day :)

Pros: Beautiful cause, Friendly staff

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Not worth it - Edit

Well it sure wasn't what I expected. First of all, it's not actually vegan, if I recall. I think there are some instances of dairy and eggs on the menu, so make sure with your waiter or waitress.

Second, it's definitely not a budget place, as it's listed on Happy Cow. Probably about 80k/main.

And third, the food wasn't all that good. I had a jackfruit hotpot. Not a large portion. It was okay, but not very flavorful, and so salty I couldn't taste anything else. Had to pay extra for rice to go with it too. Even the napkins cost money!

I had jackfruit at Ah Di Da Phat, in the neighborhood that night. Twice as good and half the price, for more food. So what are you paying so much for here? Air conditioning, a security guard to open the door for you, and full-color printed spoon protectors. I was not impressed.

Pros: good variety

Cons: overpriced, mediocre food, pay extra for everything

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