• DàFāng SùShí Guǎn

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  • White Vegetarian

大方素食馆 is a simple vegetarian restaurant at 水牛埕巷, at diagonally opposite the Xiamen Institute of Technology, at bus stop Li Gong Xue Yuan. Walk towards the way of Nan Putuo Temple, you will find it. Offers large menu with food photos. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by VeganSoapDude


Points +335

22 Aug 2023


Whereas the food at the temple opposite this place tends to be blander, here you can find a selection of really tasty dishes, with inspiration from Japan, Europe and elsewhere. The place seems to be always peaceful and pleasant, with nice service.



Points +43

02 Feb 2023

Average but cold

food tasted pretty good, but was cold even though it came out quickly. They also charge you for tea automatically without asking.


Points +255

25 Dec 2019

Tasty food

I had the faux meat with black pepper and it was really good.
Great portion size.
The menu in English and has acurate pictures as well.
I paid 40yuan for one dish with rice.
Some dishes are a bit pricey.


Points +83

11 Dec 2019

Nice little restaurant!

It's easy to find and the staff was very friendly. They have lots of "fake-meat" dishes and the portions are big. The prices are high in comparison to other vegetarian restaurants in the area, but they are still fair.

Pros: Food pictures on the menue

Cons: Relatively pricey, no English-speaking staff


Points +417

03 Apr 2019

Nice restaurant with lovely terrace

Lovely little restaurant, very suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They start with telling you they do not have any animal on the menu. I had the feeling it is even vegan but I was a little lost in translation.

Waiters are very friendly, menu has beautiful and accurate photo's. They have more expensive on the menu but I had the 25rbm rice noodles. It was a big plate and I had half of the portion to take away (and eat in the airplane)

They are also open around lunch time, in contrary to some other vegetarian restaurants in the area wich is a big plus.

Pros: Left over for Take away possible, Friendly staff, Loads of options


Points +60

05 Feb 2019

Good food

We ate our first faux meat here. It was good and the staff was super nice.

Pros: Plenty of choice


Points +586

29 Jun 2018

Tourist friendly, good food

Went to visit the nanputuo temple nearby with my parents, the temple restaurant makes traditionally cleaner food with no spice and less flavourful. I saw Bob’s review and went to this place instead. Recommended: the fried mushrooms and the fried ‘popcorn chicken’, they’re made with fried peppers, celery and peanuts.

Pros: Lots of options


Points +67

29 Dec 2015

Tasty food and good service

Vegan restaurant with extensive menu. There is an English translation (which is sometimes in German :) and a photo for every dish. Tea section is not translated, though, but took the first option on the list and it was great chrisantemum tea full of aroma. One pot is good for two, and they also refilled the pot with water every time it ran empty, without being asked. We've been there 3 times now as it's close to our hotel and they're always open. The service is quick, prices are average: we've paid +/- RMB100 for 3 dishes and a pot of tea, which is more than enough for dinner for 2 people. Overall, highly recommended.

Pros: lots of options on the menu, generous portions, qu

Bob Sultan

Points +630

25 Jan 2014

Excellent Veggie Place in Xiamen

I was happy to find this place. I haven't had much luck in finding some of the other veggie restaurants listed for Xiamen. Xiamen, by the way, is a great place to visit, particularly the nearby small island of Gulangyu. Anyway, this place is large, clean, and bright. There are tables outside also. I ordered a mock pork dish (I like mock meats). I thought it was really nicely done. Each piece of mock pork was wrapped together with a piece of Taro using tofu skin. The sauce and other vegetable were tasty. I also ordered the lamb on skewers and that had a pleasant curried flavor. The Tsingdao was reasonable at 6rmb. So, I thought the place was almost a 5, and given that someone else gave it a 3, I thought I'd go for the 5. The other review mentions that the prices may have been hiked for National Day. I don't know if that's true of this place, but travelers in China should certainly be aware that hotel prices can be tripled for National Day. I paid a total of 53 rmb for my dinner with the main mock pork dish, skewered lamb, and a beer. So moderate seems accurate. There were two sets of monks who ate there while I was there. The directions are quite accurate EXCEPT, it is slightly misleading to say that it is diagonally across from the Technology University. It is across from the Technology University, but you must walk a distance East on Siming South Road before you come to it. The location on the map looks exactly right.


Points +6000

05 Oct 2011

Decent food, overpriced for National Day

I went here with a party of seven people during China's National Day. The food was pretty decent, what I've come to expect from China's vegetarian restaurants. We had a vegan fish dish, some fried noodles, some fake meats, and some soup. We did not get a lot of food (because it was very expensive, most likely the price had been inflated for the holiday). The staff was friendly enough and the food was decent. They do serve alcohol here.

Pros: Friendly staff, good food, serve alcohol

Cons: Expensive!

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