Garden Wok

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 19 reviews )

6117 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, California, USA, 91335

Vegetarian Chinese restaurant with a family friendly atmosphere. Extensive selection of mockmeats, plus dishes with vegetables, gluten, konnyaku, tofu, mushroom, and nuts. Specialty is the vege fish. Bargain weekday lunch specials. Food is cooked to order. No garlic or onion. Complimentary hot tea served. 2016 reported everything is now vegan. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm.

Category: Vegan, Chinese, Take-out, Asian

Reviews (19)

First Review by The Veggie Cook

This place has gone downhill - Edit

Went here for dinner last night, first time in months. Only one bathroom open, the ladies room, the mens room was out of order. Also, they had a sign up saying they could not take credit cards, only cash and debit.

Service was incredibly slow. Only one server for the entire dining room, but have to give him credit, he was very kind and apologetic, and was literally running from table to table, almost fell down running out of the kitchen! From placing our order to getting our appetizer and soup was 30 minutes. My tofu with greens was good, would have liked more greens, but it was nonetheless delicious. My friend's pan-fried noodle dish was not so good, the noodles were only half cooked and were quite chewy.

Also, they raised their prices -- dinner special used to be $9.95 for an entree, soup, appetizer, and dessert. Now the cost is an entree plus $5.95 for the soup, appetizer, and dessert, which isn't a bad deal, but when you see that the service has gone downhill and is so slow, it's not worth it.

Pros: delicious food, server was nice

Cons: slow service, food not fully cooked, broken bathroom and unable to take credit cards

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excellent!! - Edit

Been going here for over 10 years and love the owners and food! Especially since they're finally all vegan. Menu can be tweaked to your liking most times, so many favorites! Hot and sour soup, orange chicken made with soy, sesame beef, definitely give them a try!

Pros: all vegan, great staff, delicious, in the valley

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Very Pleasant Vegan Dining - Edit

I had the mu shu vegetables with hoisin sauce. Very tasty! I'd like to come again and try more things on the menu.

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The best Chinese Food in LA. - Edit

I've been coming to Garden Wok for 14 years. Won-ton Soup my favorite. the faux choices are great and very tasty.

Pros: All vegan with my exception. inexpensive. Mom&Pop

Cons: if they are busy service can be a little slow. tho

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My favorite restaurant in the greater LA area - Edit

Great food, friendly owners, good sized portions. Try the Tomato "Beef": its awesome! It's a bit out of the way for most people, but worth the drive (and not far from the 101). Very nice inside, although not fancy, and pretty pedestrian outside (think strip mall.) We've been going there for years now, and it is consistently excellent.

Pros: Excellent food!, Good sized portions, Nice friendly owners

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fantastic vegan Chinese. - Edit

Always delicious. Wonderful family owned restaurant. Large portions for the price. Worth the trip to the valley.

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Best Vegan Chinese in LA - Edit

Wonton Soup is AMAZING. This family run restaurant does it right - from the healthy food to the friendly service. Most entrees can be made oil free. Dine or carry out available.

Pros: Healthy Cuisine, Friendly Staff, Excellent Food

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Good Food Friendly Owners - Edit

I had read about this place on happycow and have eaten here on several occasions. Here's my Garden Wok review.

The owners are a friendly Chinese couple who welcome all diners with smiles and complimentary hot tea. The menu is extensive though many items contain a kind of mock meat (fish, chicken, beef, etc.). You could ask for tofu or veggies instead if you don't want mock meat.

Most food items here DO NOT contain MSG, but if an ingredient was brought in from outside, then there might be - just ask.

During the week, there is a bargain value lunch special menu with over 10 choices of main dish, each comes with a single serving soup, rice, and wonton or fried spring roll.

We like: in-house vege fish with hot bean sauce, steam dumplings, fried spring rolls, fried tofu, stir fry vegetables, and brown rice. The owners make their own vege fish with bean curd and seaweed, and it is the BEST.

Garden Wok is a good place to go for Chinese food when in the San Fernando Valley are. Check it out.

Pros: friendly owners, bargain lunch specials, made-to-order hot food

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fastest vegan food in the west - Edit

you won't get piping hot chinese food delivered to your table any faster than at Garden Wok.
Service with a smile.

Pros: great choices

Cons: no teriyaki chicken

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Favorite restaurant of all - Edit

We would live at this restaurant if we could. Owners are super friendly. Orange chicken, cashew chicken are the best. Get the complete dinner or lunch special if possible. Weekends are a little busy and crazy.

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Yummy - Edit

My first time here. Very nice ambience. Sit-down type of restaurant w/ wait staff attending. Very good service. I had the vegan cream cheese won tons and the spring rolls w/ plum sauce. SO SO yummy!!!

Pros: Reasonable prices, Good food, Good portions

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Good vegan Chinese - Edit

Although not 100% vegan, I believe most of their offerings are so and those that aren't are noted clearly. It's nice to be able to have Chinese food since mainstream Chinese cuisine is a risky proposition for vegans and even vegetarians. This is a Buddhist-run place with lots of free reading material on Buddhism to keep you entertained while you wait for your food, which doesn't take long. Everything I've had here has been good. They also have a dim sum menu, which I am excited to try one of these days. It's been a while since I have been able to have dim sum.

Pros: Fast service, Friendly staff, Good parking

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The best food I probably have ever ate. - Edit

Their vegan cream cheese wong tongs are amazing, they taste like real cheese. Their drumsticks are amazing as well. The best Chinese food I ever had. I am so glad my dad decided to take me there and he liked it as much as I did and he loves meat. Although I wish it was closer to me, I live about almost fifty miles away.

Pros: Clean facility., Delicious food.

Cons: close on Mondays.

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Good, good. - Edit

I went there on 03/28/2009 and I just love it!! great food, great service !!!

Pros: great food , great service, quiet place

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excellent food and service - Edit

Not only is the food delicious, but the restaurant is run by a family that really know what customer service means.

Pros: great flavor, variety, prices

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I'm usually a critic - Edit

Usually I am a critic whenever I go out to eat. Very few places have received a RAVING 5 COWS from me. Yet Garden Wok has absolutely deserved it. The sweet and sour pork is a tough dish to perfect, yet 3 hours later I still have a taste of it on my tongue. Great work Garden Wok.

They also had some nice books on Buddhism. The one I read was very touching. With Love, Erb Avore

Pros: Food, Price, Food

Cons: It was a simple restaurant

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Fantastic! Great Price & Service 6/6/08 - Edit

The restaurant is very "mom & pop" - the service is fantastic. The food is fresh & superb.
My boyfriend & I have been there 5 times in 5 months (thanks to Happy Cow). He is a meat eater & loves the sizzling 'steak'.
I get the eggplant in brown sauce which I am addicted to, the flavor is incredible. We split a Big brown rice ($4ish).
We sometimes split the appetizer combo (7.95 i think) which has approx 10-11 good sized variety pieces ('shrimp' 'drumsticks' cucumber salad & something else) & each get a soup (we're stuffed after).
The soups are great: 'wonton' or creamy corn are our fav's (1.75 small bowl 4.50ish big bowl). The portions are generous.
Each item is $6-$8ish.
The tea is complimentary & very good.
We cannot spend $40 total if we tried.
They are located in a little strip of 5 or 6 other businesses which are all closed when we go for dinner so there is a nice well lit empty parking lot. They are less than a mile from the 101 on Reseda Blvd.
They are closed on Mondays. The only thing I can complain about is - I wish they delivered =)

Pros: Price, Parking, Service

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Love the steamed buns - Edit

I went with my LA Happycow group and had a great time! The food was all outstanding. Definitely go with a few people so you can order a bunch of stuff and share. I got to sample a lot more items and would have never guessed their vegan fish was so good! Its made in house out of bean curd so its nothing freaky like I'd have expected otherwise! Can't wait to go back!

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