If Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 14 reviews )
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408 Shaanxi Bei, Jing An District (at Beijing Xi Road), Shanghai, China

An all-vegan restaurant, at this address since 2016. Fusion food. It's also a flower shop and a coffee bar. Speaks English and Chinese. Has afternoon tea, coffee and desserts between 2-4pm. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Raw, Salad bar, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Catering, Fusion

14 Reviews

First Review by Tianci

Great food and nice vibe - Edit

If Vegan offers Chinese and western dishes, as well as cakes, cookies, and bread. It's not super oily like a typical Chinese restaurant, and the food was delicious. The staff was also very friendly. It's bright and cozy, perfect for meeting up with friends.

Note that from 2 - 4pm there's only afternoon tea provided, no standard meals.

Updated from previous review on 2017-10-16

Pros: nice food, cozy vibe, great location

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My favourite - Edit

I can't think of another Chinese restaurant better than this in Shanghai. All dishes I have tried until today are delicious, never overcooked or undercooked, served fast, with great flavour and without much oil.
This is what Shanghai was missing for so long, pure good Chinese food, without animal products but still Chinese, at affordable prices.
The place is cozy - the flower smell as you enter makes you feel like going to the Garden of Eden. Cozy and simple decor, clean, professional, and very very very friendly staff. I even love the concept of having a bathroom to wash yourself before you get into the restaurant seating area.
Every time I go I use that chance to get soy yoghurts here for next day's breakfast, not too sweet.
We usually spend 150-200yuan for 2 people, and end up full.

Pros: delicious, cozy, convenient location

Cons: tiny dessert portions

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Excellent Place - Edit

Food is delicious. Staff is very nice.. Good location. Everthing is perfect. Go if Vegan!!

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Excellent place! - Edit

Lovely place and very tasty food! Extended menu and many posibilites of soups, salads, fake meat, fried and steamed dishes and desserts.
Friendly and English speaker staff. Nice atmosphere :)
Very good option when you are in Shanghai, but you need to walk there or take a taxi. There is not metro station near there.

Cons: the kitchen is closed between 2 and 5pm. They just

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delicious options - Edit

I've been a few times, sometimes on my own, sometimes with friends, some of them are veg and others are not. It has always been good for me, and for them.

The dishes are fresh and delicious, and the staff are friendly though they don't speak much English, if any.

The iPad menu takes some getting used to.

The restaurant is on the third floor, and the restrooms are on the second floor.


Updated from previous review on 2017-07-06

Pros: food is delicious, the staff are nice

Cons: iPad menu

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terrific food, great atmosphere - Edit

Tasty vegan food. Fresh and quality ingredients. Loved it! We ate with the family and will certainly come back regularly.

Pros: atmosphere, service, food

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Gorgeous food confusing menu - Edit

Loved the food at this place however the menus are iPads which only speak Chinese. We don't speak Chinese so we ended up opting for things we could recognise (a few have western descriptions but not all). Unfortunately we misunderstood what was a starter and what was a main course and everything arrived in a strange order. Our man course came first followed by the rice we intended to have with it. Then the starter came last. Not really sure what we did wrong.
Great food though.

Pros: Food

Cons: Didn't like the ordering system, Staff were happy to ignore us until we..., ...became assertive

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very good - Edit

Very tasty food and kind people, I strongly recommend this restaurant 😋

Pros: everything

Cons: price 😛

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BEAUTIFUL!! - Edit

Beautiful little place, warm staff and brilliant food tastes food! A must go!! Great menu choices.
Reminds me of Brighton, England.

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☹️ - Edit

For some reason this wouldn't allow me to give the restaurant one star. Anyway, this restaurant is pretty horrible, and I'll explain why. Location is pretty easy to get to, once inside it's pretty clean and has a lot of space - that's about all the good you get. We ordered a variety of food and all sampled each other's food. The quesadilla was interesting, it was the greasiest thing I have ever eaten in my life, the avocado sauce it came with was the only cold thing in the entire restaurant - the water they serve you is boiling temperature and the smoothies are warm ☹️. The fried potatoes or heavily season potatoes were just that, heavily seasoned and not great. The spaghetti was super interesting as it was super sweet and impossible to finish because of the taste. The vegetable curry was decent. So besides the food and water, the entire half hour we were there, we were being stared at by the staff, which was pretty weird. And although we were being stared at by the staff, our waters were never refilled, even when we asked.

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Great find! - Edit

I had a vegan quesadilla and a mousse cake and both were delicious. Great for lunch or a light dinner. It's above the Daliah so look up when you're trying to find it!

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Good - Edit

I liked the food but the dishes are a bit small.
Deserts were very good and also the vegan sweet chicken!
Let's try it!

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Really great food - Edit

You'll find some really fantastic choices at If Vegan. I would say they have a lot of really good examples of delicious Chinese vegan cuisine alongside equally quality Western dishes. Definitely worth a try!

Pros: Great selection of Chinese, Asian and Western food, Really delicious food

Cons: Perhaps a little pricy, but definitely worth it

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Excellent! - Edit

So glad to see they've opened in a much better venue than they had in the Pudong area.

The wait staff is just as friendly and wonderful as before. (Some English Spokan and menu in both English and Chinese.

The location is easy to find and convenient to public transportation.

Highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in great vegan food!

Pros: Some English and friendly staff , Good tasting food , Good location

Cons: Prices are moderate to a little expensive

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Basel 07 Jan 2017 - I would like to clarify the situation in Shanghai between "I vegan" and "if Vegan'". I am now in Shanghai and the update is " if vegan" is now on 408 Shaanxi Road North (near Beijing Road West). 4th floor Tel.63776999. "I Vegan" is 87 Songlin Road,Pu dong.. Exit 4 Yuanshen Stadium line 6. will try and update opening hours soon. Both well worth visiting.  


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