Open since April 2009, this is Enjoy's second location in San Francisco, located on the eastern border of Chinatown, opposite St. Mary's School. Same extensive Chinese food menu; no garlic or onion used. Some dishes have photos. Plenty of seating. Reported fully vegan September 2022. NOTE: Please verify if still fully vegan. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri 5:00pm-8:30pm, Sat 5:00pm-8:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-8:30pm.

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86 Reviews

First Review by Mimi710


Points +28

10 Aug 2023

Phenomenal Vegan!

Really fantastic menu of *all vegan* dishes. Tons of flavor (and optionally spice), large portions and reasonable prices. 10/10 recommend!!

Pros: Flavor, Variety, Service



Points +27

01 Aug 2023

Great Chinese place

Really great place in Chinatown, would recommend.

Pros: Many options, Tasty food, Fast service


Points +67

27 Jul 2023

Tons of options

I had the kungpao chicken with a side of rice. It was good - I’d definitely come back. They have a huge menu as well


Points +53

22 Jul 2023

Terrific Chinese Food - Period!

Got the orange vegan chicken with broccoli. The orange sauce was delightfully fresh-squeezed orange tasting. The broccoli was crisp and fresh. A terrific lunch!


Points +1023

20 Jul 2023

Some of the best food

I can't even say how wonderful this meal was. Everything was spot on, and better than imagined. LOVE it here, I canceled other stops on my trip to eat here multiple days, happily. I wish Portland had one here, and I can't wait to visit again.

Pros: wonton soup, dumplings, rice and veggie dishses, quick, kind staff


Points +499

11 Jul 2023


Yes folks, it's over! Let's hand Enjoy Vegetarian (Vegan) the 👑 for Bay Area Veganism. I got a few posts on here with my nostalgic bench marks for Chinese food on what I looked for (growing up eating in Oakland Chinatown), specifically chow mein & fried rice. The slight char from the wok, hint of sesame oil, perfect amount of soy sauce. Enjoy Veg EXCEEDS them all. I want to come back immediately and try their mock meats. If I had to choose between the two to go w/ the mock meats, probably the fried rice. The char on the "pork" was superb. Price point? It's up there with "City" prices. But food ratio, quality, and taste matches the price. EASY 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-11


11 Jul 2023


Points +329

23 May 2023

Vegan Chinese food

Location, lots of seating, great tasty food

Pros: Tasty food , Good atmosphere , Lots of options

Cons: Expensive , Ok service , No outside seating


Points +28

13 May 2023

Great vegan Chinese restaurant

Great variety of Chinese dishes

Pros: Not too fancy, Good value


Points +1524

06 May 2023

All vegan Chinese restaurant

CNN Travel named Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant as one of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in the country! M-F from 11am to 2pm there is a lunch special for $9.99 that includes an entree with brown or white rice along with a spring roll. Complementary tea is served yet didn't have it as I avoid caffeinated beverages.

Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant is the second all vegan Chinese restaurant I've been to recently in San Francisco's Chinatown. The biggest challenge here is too much choice as there are 50 items to choose from for the lunch special & all of them are vegan so it is truly a vegan heaven!

One of my favorite things about Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant is that the menu has pictures of each of the entrees so this gives you a good sense of what you order. I've often gone to other restaurants & what I think I'm ordering turns out to be something quite different.

I decided to order- L37 Kung Pao Tofu w/ Pepper & Broccoli宮保豆腐

As the picture menu showcased this entree had lots of broccoli & bell pepper which was what I wanted along with a good amount of tofu. The Kung Pao Tofu entree also comes with peanuts.

The Kung Pao Tofu was listed under the spicy section yet didn't find it that spicy yet the flavor was great & you can always ask for it to be more spicy. If you want more of kick there is hot sauce on the table to make it more spicy yourself.

Portions here are hearty so bring your appetite or bring a friend to share or bring your own tupperware to take home leftovers. Eating lunch here will give you some plant powered fuel to conquer the surreal epic hills nearby that makes San Francisco so famous & fun to explore.

Also worth checking out nearby is the oasis in the city & one of my favorite bookstores on the planet "City Lights Bookstore" which is just a four minute walk away.

I look forward to returning to Enjoy Vegetarian to try out some more of the 50 entrees. You can almost come here once a week for a year getting a different entree each week!

Pros: many choices, hearty portions


Points +648

21 Apr 2023

Awesome service and great food

Great place if you’re looking for vegan Chinese food. Lots of options making it super hard to choose. Get the hot tea when you sit down 🫖🍵

We got the golden boat appetizer, general Tso chicken and orange chicken with a side of rice.

Both were pretty good, and came in big portions. The golden boat was way more food than we thought. Took two takeout boxes home.

If you’re sensitive to wheat products they have GF options.

Pros: So many options


Points +103

18 Apr 2023

Excellent Vegan Chinese

Comfortable restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. I ordered a "pork" dish that I wish I had taken a picture of as the presentation was so appealing. Good food, good service, good vibe. Reasonably priced.


Points +20

03 Apr 2023

Amazing vegan food!

I was totally overwhelmed by all the vegan options 😄 The Food was delicious!


Points +247

26 Mar 2023

Almost all vegan

Clearly labeled, only a couple non vegan options. Great mapo tofu and fried wontons


Points +156

02 Mar 2023

Great vegan Chinese

My favorite vegan Chinese spot. I've been eating here for several years now and it's always delicious and consistent. Extensive menu, good portions, and reasonable prices.


Points +3612

27 Nov 2022

Interesting Veggie Duck

The restaurant was clean and true to its cruelty-free mission. There were signs reminding you to not bring in any animal products and it felt like a very modern restaurant for those not wanting to dine in mom-and-pop shop settings.

My partner and I tried ordering a few appetizers that we could take to-go since we weren't super hungry. They sadly said they were out of the Veggie Glutinous Rice which broke my heart, especially since we got there early afternoon.

Instead, we went for their Chili Dumplings and the Veggie Duck, the later of which intrigued me the most. I didn't know quite what to expect when we opened the box and saw the duck. It was essentially bean curd roll with a tangy sauce on the side, so nothing about it really screamed "duck" as I remembered. I definitely say this will be a pass for me moving forward. However, our dumplings were pretty solid as you'd expect from any Chinese restaurant.

Overall, a good spot to check out for vegan/vegetarian Chinese options but definitely stick with the main dishes.

Pros: Animal cruelty free mission is on point, Good takeout options


Points +85

21 Nov 2022

Great Vegan Chinese

Despite how busy they were, service was quick and friendly. The waitress was really helpful in choosing our dishes, which were steamed dumplings, taro pumpkin and fatty “pork”, tofu knots, and eggplant and string beans. Everything was delicious, but the stars were the flavorful eggplant and the tofu skin knots, which were sort of like eating chicken skin. The fatty pork was also really good and very different from anything we’d had before.


Points +110

14 Oct 2022


The fried tofu was way more salty than expected. The orange chicken was really good, and the vermicelli noodles were interesting but good covered in curry spice. The place smelled of cleaning products but I guess that means they cleaned at least.


Points +112

06 Oct 2022

Great food, many many options

We visited recently and really enjoyed the food. There were so many options, it was kind of shocking and difficult to pick entrees for a vegan who is used to few to no vegan options.

We were served immediately and didn't have to wait too long for food. One of the waiters was a bit rude, but we weren't bothered. We look forward to being able to visit next time we're in the area.


Points +361

04 Oct 2022

Average. Nothing special

The house fried rice was good but the chowmein was a bit soggy and not tasty. I also ordered the drumsticks and did not like it, it had no flavor

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-04


Points +305

03 Oct 2022

Tasty Chinese food

Most dishes are vegan but they still have some fish and egg here and there.
We had the vegan fried chicken, fin shark vegan soup and vegan beef noodles. There is no desserts but that is a good thing if you like food too much. 😜

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-03

Pros: Fast serving , Big portions , Lots of options


Points +1426

25 Aug 2022

Delicious Chinese Food

Had such a good meal. You need to ask what is vegan but can strongly recommend eating here. The meat substitutes they use are terrific.


Points +387

10 Aug 2022

Good food

I have finally try vegan orange chicken. It was good


Points +414

Mostly Veg
24 Jul 2022

Excellent veg food

I’ve had many different items on the menu and while I do have some favourites none have disappointed me. I lean more towards the items that are not made with the fake meat products although I have had a few and they are fine. The food tends to be very flavourful, fresh and not overly spicy.


Points +121

13 Jun 2022

My gold standard

My bf and I went here for lunch on a Friday and were blown away by how delicious everything was. We got the Orange Chicken and Broccoli Beef with rice and hot tea for 2. The sauces were flavorful, the vegetables were ultra-fresh, and the mock meats were out of this world. The star of the show was the "chicken", and for that alone we would make the trip here again. We need more of it! :)


Points +34

11 Jun 2022

Great vegetarian option in Chinatown

This place was just what we needed as a family of vegetarians and vegans. Got spring rolls, dumplings, spicy wontons, noodles, fried rice, and tea. Wontons were our least favorite but still good. Recommended.

Pros: Lots of options, Kids loved it - "best dumplings I've ever had"

Cons: None


Points +70

19 Apr 2022

Great option in Chinatown

This was our second attempt for Chinese food in one day. Enjoy vegetarian did not disappoint. I had the orange chicken and it was flavorful and fresh. My husband had the king pao tofu and appreciated the level of spice. We also had the sesame balls for dessert and those were warm and delicious!

Pros: Lots of options


Points +34

29 Mar 2022

Very disappointing

Maybe we ordered the wrong offerings, but we were VERY DISAPPOINTED. Soup was thin, mock goose was a pancake stuffed with some sauteed vegs with an strange sauce -- needed to smother in extra soy sauce. Same for another entry. I've eaten in 100 vegan/veg Chinese restaurants in NY, Philly, Hong Kong, San Fransisco, Beijing and elsewhere in China. In SFO you can do much better elsewhere.

Pros: People were very friendly

Cons: Menu needs pictures, Food that we ordered was a huge dissapointment., Have eaten at 99 better Chinese vegan/veg places

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