Pan Asian vegan cuisine in Manhattan since 2016.
GrubHub link: Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-9:30pm, Thu-Sat 11:00am-9:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:30pm. Closed Wed.

50 Reviews

First Review by 770veg


Points +54

21 May 2023

Good vegan food.

A lot to choose from in the menu.

Pros: Very good tasting vegan food.

Cons: They microwave they food. , They resell food they don’t sell. , Unfriendly.



Points +100

19 May 2023

It is good to have an asian vegan place on the upper east side

I had read good things about the restaurant, so I went to check it out. There aren't many vegan restaurants on the upper east side. I thought that it was cool that they offer dim sum that was gluten-free. The staff was very friendly. We got takeout. My husband had the Yakisoba, and I had the Jap Chae. The Jap Chae wasn't bad, but a little oily. The Yakisoba was very greasy, and my husband didn't like it .

Pros: offers gluten free, offers dim sum, good option for vegan asian food on the upper east

Cons: oily, a bit on the pricier side


Points +338

09 May 2023

The best vegan Asian food ever!

I really enjoyed eating here. I have no idea how I hadn’t discovered this place before! The food was delicious. I often have a problem at restaurants that the food is overly salty and overly oily, however this was not the case here. I had the baked eggplant appetizer and the sweet and sour soy protein. So good! I also received a complimentary miso soup which was the best miso soup I’ve ever had tbh. I got to chat with the owner who has been vegan for 32 years! I highly recommend this place to everyone. I’ll be back for sure.
Update: been here many more times, have never been disappointed!

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-22

Pros: Everything is vegan! , Huge menu, Clean bathroom

Cons: None!!!


Points +438

01 Apr 2023

Great food

Wow, after a couple of days visiting New York we were looking for some comfort vegan food .. and this is the place.

The food was absolutely delicious. The staff is very nice and helpful.

A must go in NYC

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-01


Points +986

01 Apr 2023


Absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and all of the dishes we ordered were equally as good.


Points +7152

14 Feb 2023

Amazing vegan restaurant

The owner is Malaysian who speaks at least four different languages😄Cantonese mandarins English and malei😄super friendly and good taste just amazing😄thank you thank you thank you😄


17 Feb 2023

Thanks Ameisherry,hope to see you again soon! Simon


Points +110

04 Dec 2022

Open Again

Hello all members,

Just informed, we are not close, we open every day, 6467644893 Simon


Updated from previous review on 2022-11-16


16 Nov 2022


Points +32

Mostly Veg
23 Aug 2022

Vegan Chinese Dinner

Many choices, maybe too many! I’ll have to go back and try more dishes. Fresh veggies, tasty, and my hot and sour soup was made spicy by request & I loved it.

Pros: Strictly vegan , Friendly staff, Reasonably priced.

DC Vegan

Points +337

09 May 2022

Good Eats on the Upper East Side

My boyfriend and I went to Ginger Root before a spa appointment nearby. Otherwise, it's not a place I would have gone, as it's sort of off the beaten path, far away from any tourist attractions. There was a bit of confusion as to the opening time, as some signs say 11:00, while others say 11:30, but we did get in shortly after 11:00. We both ended up getting lunch specials, which come with a decent miso soup, a nice spring roll, brown rice, and a slice of pumpkin. I got a soy protein dish that came with pea pods, while my boyfriend got a seitan dish with kale. They were both pretty good. And the price was also really good.

I wouldn't travel to the Upper East Side just to go to the restaurant, but if you're in the area, it's a good place to get an inexpensive meal.

Pros: Good food, especially if you get the lunch special, Good service

Cons: Off the beaten path, Conflict in opening time


Points +87

10 Apr 2022

Great find!

Fantastic vegan restaurant, piping hot, tasty food and reasonably priced!


Points +94

05 Apr 2022


I was the only one sitting... mostly delivery ... But the owner was very nice .. i've ordered Bi him Bop .. First i've got a pumpkins soup - it was yummy !
The dish was wonderful, way too big for one person. The kimchi was very tasty .. but still I had to get more kimchi hot sauce . Good dish, a bit pricy ... but still 5 stars for Vegan good healthy food!
If you in the area, go sit there.

Pros: tasty and healthy, nice vibe, traditional kimchi

Cons: I'm used to eat hot dish... only the rice was warm


Points +576

29 Nov 2021

Hidden gem

Came across this restaurant by chance - lucky me! The Udon noodles were delicious. The menu is huge and all vegan, I will definitely be back to try out more items!


Points +770

11 Nov 2021

Yummy options

I’ve really enjoyed the meals I’ve had at ginger root. Always satisfying!


Points +96

03 Nov 2021

Delicious, Fresh Vegan Entree

I had my food delivered and it was fresh and hot. I was impressed! Now I understand the hype! This will be my go-to place when visiting New York.

Pros: Lots of Vegan Options, Lots of food, Fresh Food


Points +78

22 Oct 2021

Everything I have had here has been very good.

Scallion pancakes, cold green tea noodles, baked eggplant, seitan, tofu dishes, pumpkin cheesecake


Points +239

24 Jun 2021

so yummy , great portions

got their lunch special. wish they gave me some more cooked pumpkin cause it was delicious !!!

Pros: all vegan


Points +73

19 May 2021

Delicious & great value

The food here is delicious. Extensive menu too. The prices are straight from the 90s. Unfortunately so is the amount of plastic used to package each order.

Pros: Delicious , Extensive menu , Great value

Cons: Lot of plastic packaging


Points +12779

01 Mar 2021

Very good Chinese vegan

The food here is delicious; very good Chinese-vegan food. My experiences here have all been good, and the service is good too. UPDATE: still open during the pandemic; really good for take-out.

Updated from previous review on 2018-10-28

Pros: Good Chinese vegan food, Reasonably priced

Cons: Not necessarily super healthy


Points +79

03 Jan 2021

One of my favorites.

I lived close enough to order delivery which was a disaster. I ate it all the time for lunch or dinner. Great portions, food was really good. Loved having this options so close to me.

Pros: All good

Cons: nothing


Points +40

02 Jan 2021

Ginger Root is Great!

I ordered the Seitan Skewers and Steamed Vegetable Dumplings. I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. I highly recommend Ginger Root to anyone. Can’t wait to visit again soon.

Pros: Good amount served, Nice presentation, Decently priced


Points +75

13 Dec 2020

Panda express for vegans, but better!

If we could, we would eat here every single day- and inside we talked with a few regulars that really do come in every day!
The staff is very nice and the place is clean and in a wonderful neighborhood.
We ordered the sweet and sour soy protein, bi bim bap, and jap chae. All three were absolutely amazing!
Not only that, but their portion sizes are huge!! We could barely eat it all and still had leftovers!

Pros: Large portion sizes, Good food and great staff, Clean store and neighborhood


Points +281

02 Sep 2020

Mostly delicious!

Loved the Singapore Mai Fun Noodles snd the Smoked Teriyaki Seitan and the eggplant with miso starter were amazing!! However the Green Papaya Salad was a real disappointment, how about taking a stab at home made dressing with fresh garlic, chills and lime juice? And where was the cilantro? Let me know if I can help.

Pros: Tasty noodles and seitan

Cons: Salads making skills needed


Points +94

07 Mar 2020

Way better than expected!

The menu offers a dizzying array of options, so tried something (black pepper seitan) I don’t typically order and it was fantastic! Pan fried dumplings were best I’ve had in a very long time. Delivery was 20 minutes ahead of expectation!

Pros: Quick delivery, Amazing amount of options , Delicious!!

Cons: None


Points +109

24 Dec 2019

Fantastic Vegan food!!!

Wonderful vegan Asian food in NYC. I really enjoyed my kale Avocado bowl and will definitely be back.

2nd time here, still loving the place.

Pros: Kale Avoxado bowl, Very relaxing , Bi-Bim Bap Bowl


Points +32

18 Oct 2019

Great service

The place is very clean and cozy, lots of sitting space. The service is fantastic and the food is delicious.


Points +18

30 Sep 2019


It is pretty close to my place and I know there are plenty of other vegans restaurants around but it is so difficult to not choose Ginger Root. It’s my favorite restaurant in my area.


Points +164

16 Aug 2019

very good asian food

totally impressed. i was starring at menu for almost twenty minutes because it was too difficult to pick only one dish. very fast service, and btw great music in the background;))

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