Gan Ye Zi Hotpot - Frankie's Kitchen

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 4 reviews )

359 Xinhua Rd, Shanghai, China

Sister restaurant to Wu Guan Tang and also known as Frankie's Kitchen. Vegetarian hotpot restaurant. All-you-can-eat, including: appetizers prepared by the Wu Guan Tang (a few doors down), hotpot with medicine herb base, vegetable and sauce buffet, and selection of tea. Choose your tea from labeled drawers of an antique medicine cabinet.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Organic, Buffet

4 Reviews

First Review by nzvegan

extra Special - Edit

The Food is amazing! Such a good quality. The staff is super friendly and looking the hole time after you. Every day you have different fresh soya milk and so many other lovely details. I loved it 🤗❤️

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If you're super hungry - Edit

A good selection of vegan options, portions and prices are reasonable. I personally didn't enjoy their flavours, they were good but not great. A bit oily for my liking.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-31

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Average flavour combinations, Oily

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great food and service - Edit

Tried this place for hot pot lunch time today - it was great - we just ordered two hot pots - the waitress spoke some English - no need for a menu unless you wanted something else like appetizers etc - v fresh and clean veggies and tofu - we tried one spicy and one not- spicy pot - they were placed on hot plates on the tables - served with lovely jug of tea and great mix of sauces - all vegan and all delicious - service was great and price too - just over 100 Kwai each for more than we could eat - would recommend this place

Pros: great price, clean and fresh - all vegan , service attentive but not in your face

Cons: nothing

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Excellent hot pot - Edit

The place is exactly as in the description. The only caveat - there is NO ENGLISH SPOKEN. They do have a limited English menu available for the included appetisers, but it doesn't elaborate much in terms of ingredients (many are not vegan).
That said, the hot pot is delicious and there are many items on offer, including several mock-meats (you may want to check if these are vegan - but they seem to be the ubiquitous Taiwanese versions which are mostly vegan).

It is run by a sweet lady, who is very patient even in the face of non-mandarin speaking westerners such as myself. The quality of the food is consistent and I make a point of going here at least once a week.
The tea is high quality, fragrant and delicious. As mentioned in the description - you can create whatever you like.

While not necessary - If in doubt, my advice is to bring a Chinese speaking friend... or your vegan passport... or at very least have a translator and Pleco (or similar app) loaded on your phone.

If you like vege/vegan hot pot - it's a no-brainer and is in my opinion far superior to the hot pot available at Jen Dow (Jing'an Temple).

The price at the time I write this is ¥88.00 for unlimited hot pot, tea and appetisers.

Pros: Quality food, Friendly staff, Price

Cons: Limited English menu translation

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