GYVAS baras

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Traku 11 (at old town), Vilnius, Lithuania, 01132

Est. 2015, and few months after cooking vegetarian food, GYVAS baras became all vegan and is the first vegan restaurant in Lithuania. Offers a large variety, including changing flavors of burgers made with ingredients like tofu, sweet potato, or bean. Offers business lunch on weekdays. Selection of beer and cider include Lithuanian beer ALUS. Open Mon-Wed 11:30am-10:00pm, Thu 11:30am-11:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-8:00pm. Closing times may vary.

Category: Vegan, International, Western, Beer/Wine

Reviews (85)

First Review by lauravi

great vegan food - Edit

Really good vegan food, we had to wait for the food but it's worth it. We had a soya fillet burger, sweet potato fries that came with a nice garlic/dill sauce, beetroot falafel (big chunks of onion in there but they tasted good), we also got a chocolate lava cake with raspberry ice cream, it was nice not the most amazing one but good.

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Great location - Edit

Worth a visit. Good menu and service.

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great place - Edit

Had a pleasant experience at this restaurant. Spend about 2 hours there picking different foods from soup to entree to dessert. Great service and yummy food!

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Delicious food (they have regional specialities) - Edit

Everything I tasted was really delicious!
Some things were veganized versions of local (pink soup) or eastern-european (chicken Kiev) dishes.
The only drawback is a certain degree of unprofessionalism (e.g. main served before soup finished).

Pros: delicious food, regional dishes, nice staff

Cons: signs of unprofessionalism (but it's just a bar af

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Good food served lovely - Edit

Restaurant with outdoor tables and lovely service. The food was good, nothing special but we would go there again!

Pros: all vegan

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Casual vegan bar - Edit

100% vegan food and drink. No.naibs after 9pm and burgers weren't available on our visit. Had sweet potato fries which were nice. Was supposed ton one with mustard and BBQ but were given different dios, one was garlic mayo and don't know what other was. The seitan wrap was very nice. Had a nice local beer. Staff were friendly but had all been outside smoking when we went in so had a bit of a wait until our order was taken and had to help ourselves to menus.

Pros: 100% vegan

Cons: inattentive staff

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great burgers - Edit

We wanted to try the sietan burgers after looking at the reviews but they weren't on when we visited. That said I loved my sweet potato burger and my wife cleared her plate as well.

Pros: great burgers, good value, local beers

Cons: the music inside may not be to everyone's taste

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very good restaurant - Edit

losts of tasty vegan food in the center of vilnius. we went there with vegan and non vegan family. we all enjoyed the food and the vibes :-)

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Decent - Edit

I had a seitan burger which was really good. Great portion for the price (6.70)
My friend had the chicken kiev which tasted of nothing and was definitely not worth the wait or the price.
The chocolate cake and ice cream was good, if a bit dense for my personal taste.

Pros: Clean, Good portions

Cons: Bit slow, Inconsistency with food

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I have no idea what happened - Edit

So let me preface this by saying I used to visit Gyvas Baras frequently in 2015 & 2016, and loved it.

Recently I visited for the first time in a long while and I'm astonished at the drop in quality.

Rice was undercooked (Really? How hard is it to cook rice?), and the tofu tikka masala was the most bland curry I've ever tasted. This was probably my favourite dish last year, but now it's tasteless. Huge chunks of bell peppers which are again, undercooked, make it difficult to eat.

My partner had the Chicken Kiev, which frankly was awful. Cold inside with a dry and floury coating.

The only thing enjoyable was the 'Towers of Courgette', which tasted very nice, and I really enjoyed the home-made pesto.

Unfortunately, even this was marred by the price of 4.70EUR, which is a lot of money for a small starter consisted of low priced vegetables.

Honestly I'm so disappointed at how far the standards have slipped and I'd urge you to consider either Zatar, Vegafe or Botanique if you're after vegan food in Vilnius.

Would be 1 star if Happy Cow allowed it.

Pros: Location is okay

Cons: Awful food, Overpriced, Unfriendly staff

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Great food - Edit

We ate here on our last night in Vilnius. I got seitan burger and my friend got mint soup and warm salad. Everything was so tasty. We also got hot apple pie served with ice cream which was raspberry one, so yummy. Staff was very friendly, nice to have chat with. And we ended up staying there more than 2 hours, felt so comfortable. Definitely check it out if you are in Vilnius.

Pros: Taste, Staff, Price

Cons:

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Nice vegan place - Edit

Nothing special. Food is tasty, especially sweet potato burger. I tried the meal of the day quite a few times and I got a bit disappointed. But it's not enough just to be a vegan place. I could recommend this place only for burgers. I would go there again but as I said nothing special.

Pros: Good value, Big portions

Cons: Kinda sleepy atmosphere , That's not low salt of low fat place (just saying)

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Good and cheap - Edit

The restaurant is nice and the staff really friendly. Me and my friends tried each one different main dishes. And all of them were delicious.

It is cheap and yummy.

Pros: Price, Tasty, Friendly staff

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Uuuuhu!! - Edit

Recommended recommended! :)
Great food, staff, music and location.

Pros: Indian options are delicious!!, Music

Cons: Nothing I noticed

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Wonderful - Edit

Delicious and ethicaly responsible food, friendly stuff, good music and very good place in the centre of Vilnius! One of the best and my favourite places in this city!

Pros: Deliciuos food, Friendly stuff, Good music

Cons: No

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amazing place - Edit

very cozy, amazing music and atmosphere. the food was good too. really reccomend this place.

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flavour bomb - Edit

Lovely place, funny posters and interior. Staff is friendly, and menu has lots of choice. I tried the burger and let them surprise me, so got the marinated soya nuggets served with potato chips. Amazing!!!

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Chockolate cake - Edit

Need to taste the no sugar no flour chocolate cake...

Best...

Pros: Staff, Location, Chocolate cake

Cons: Sleepy atmosphere

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super tasty burgers - Edit

Me and my boyfriend (who is not vegetarian) tried the seitan burger and the soy nugget burger, and we really enjoyed it? the food was very tasty and the atmosphere was also very good ? we will definitely recommend this place to some of our not vegetarian friends ??

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Underwhelming - Edit

Maybe the cook had a bad day, but the food was not really convincing.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-28

Pros: Nice looking restaurant at a central location., The soup was delicious.

Cons: The fries and potato chips were soggy and oily., The chilly was not spicy, contrary to description.

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Great - Edit

We tried 3 main courses and cake with the ice-cream. Everything was delicious. I am not a massive sweets fan, but the cake my boyfriend ordered was so good that I ate half of his portion. The Vanilla ice-cream was the most milky milkless ice-cream I have ever tried. The cheese tasted like normal cheese as well, so I recommend to take there your not vegan friends. They will love the food there.

Pros: cheap, tasty, fully vegan, very nice waitress

Cons: a little bit heavy and not super healthy

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amazing - Edit

I've been to this restaurant like 6 times in one week.
Plates are amazing, and quantity is very good.
The best vegan I've been in Vilnius by far !

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good food Nice place - Edit

A really cosy place with a mix of local And national guests. A bit alternative, With fresh affortable food And nice but crowdy outdoor seating. A lot of vegan options.

Pros: Nice people, cosy outdoor seating

Cons: a long wait before being served

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Best vegan food I've ever eaten! - Edit

It's placed in small street near to main one. Quiet place with really great peaceful and chilling music. Sweet potatoes soup was heaven! My burger was perfect like not dry (it happens that vegan / vegetarian burgers are so dry). Falafeles of course we're greate with their hummus. You don't have to be afraid that you might be a little bit hungry after your diner here because dishes are really big. And their Lithuanian beer is also great like a little bit sour and light.

Pros: Near to main street, Place where you can chill out, Friendly staff

Cons: Small bar- not many people can be here at once

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The worst vegan restaurant in Vilnius. - Edit

I was looking forward to visit this restaurant, but I was very, very disappointed. The room was gloomy and bare. The food was tasteless - I ordered a dish with Tandoori masala, but it was as the number of the tongue out of the window. I was not pleased.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Tasteless food

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good, but very expensive - Edit

place is nice, our waitress (blonde lovely girl) was very profesional and friendly. we ordered soups: sweet potato a bit spicy was fantastic we liked it a lot, but soup pf the day - tomato soup was like diluted pizza souce. main dishes - soya nuggets burger with fries - very nice, big and tasty, second dish was a bit dissapointing - fallafel salad - good but no fireworks.

summarizing - that was good expirience, but we paid for 2 beers, 2 soups and 2 main dishes almost € 23. in my opinion for that price food should be much better.

Pros: sweet potato soup, soya nuggets burger

Cons: expensive

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Very disappointing diner experience - Edit

After an excellent vegan restaurant experience in Tallinn, I was looking forward to eat here on my last day of a 1 month trip. Especially after all these very positive reviews here.
It couldn't be more disappointing. I love falafel, which I ordered.
It didn't look like falafel...
It didn't taste like falafel,
man It really wasn't falafel but some balls with beans and....?
no pita no decent salad, the humus wasn't humus but also something else
Atmosphere was also not ver social a bot sleepy maybe, I just wanted to leave as soon as possible....
No happy, positivity is great, but this place is not that good

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