Jenni's Noodle House - S Shepherd

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 10 reviews )

3111 S Shepherd, Houston, Texas, USA, 77098

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a separate vegan menu and the regular menu indicates items which can be made vegan. Vegan options include appetizers, salads, main courses, and cookies. Try the art car curry, the dream rolls and vegetable dumplings. Multiple vermicelli salads are available vegan as well as soba, udon, and ramen dishes.

Categories: Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese, Non-veg

10 Reviews

First Review by devanshi

Check your order! - Edit

I ordered lemongrass tofu to go. The menu doesn't even show that as having meat in it, but I specifically said when I placed the order that I needed it to be vegan as well as gluten-free. The whole reason I chose this restaurant was because they had a large selection of dishes that could be both vegan and GF (I have celiac disease). Well, I got to my AirBnB, unpacked my dinner, and guess what? There was meat in it! Pork. I was way too tired to go back out to get a replacement, and plus, if they mess up to the point of putting meat in a dish that was meatless to begin with, how can I trust them to do gluten-free right? My AirBnB host got a free dinner.

Pros: Large number of items that are vegan., Large overlap between vegan and gluten-free items

Cons: They put meat in a vegan dish!

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very vegan friendly - Edit

Good neighborhood​ noodle house. Not 100% vegan. Yet many vegan options, and much of the regular menu is marked with stars to indicate dishes that can be made vegan. Excellent curry dishes, with either rice or noodles. Friendly knowledgeable service. Free parking. Convenient neighborhood locations around Houston.

Pros: lots of vegan options, many non vegan options can be made vegan & clearly, inexpensive

Cons: not 100% vegan

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A lot of vegan options - Edit

I love that everything is labeled vegan or non, plus they label what non vegan items on menu can be MADE vegan. A lot of tofu based dishes if you eat soy....I'm not sure if the tofu is organic though. I don't eat soy and have found several options on the menu such as vermicelli bowl which don't have to contain tofu. My favorite location is the one in the Heights, but there is a few other locations as well. Overall, I give this place two thumbs up for are sure to find something you love (without the stress of wondering if what you're getting is really vegan or not).

Pros: tons of vegan options, vegan options labeled, lots of modifications to make non vegan stuff vega

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Jenni's tofu is super good - Edit

The menu at Jenni's has vermicelli salads, soups (including vegan pho!) and tofu based entrees. The menu clearly labels the vegan and vegan-izable dishes. I love the ginger tofu served with red onions and jalapeños with a side of cucumber seaweed salad. Make sure to grab a vegan cookie for dessert. Overall tasty and great quality, but a little pricey.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Expensive

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Old Standard - Edit

I love Jenni's Noodle House. I've been frequenting them since they began in mid-town. They are very veggie/vegan friendly and were so before most restaurants got on the bandwagon. Their owners, Scott and Jenni, are wonderful people. Some people spoke of blandness. Part of their appeal is they have sauces that are added to many of their dishes (especially bun bowls). Their soups are flavorful and I highly recommend "Angry Udon" which is delicious and spicy too. Lots to choose from: Art Car Curry, TNG, Faux Pho, Lemongrass Tofu, Angry Udon, Seaweed Salad, Buddha Soba, Salt and Pepper Tofu, and the list goes on - all Vegan! Give yourself a treat and visit them. They have a few locations. I find the Heights to be my favorite.

Pros: Fresh, Variety, Fast Service

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Not vegetarian friendly! - Edit

Jenni's Noodle House claims to be vegetarian and vegan friendly. On more than 1 occasion I have ordered vegan dishes and they have come back with meat items cooked in them(ie chicken or pork instead of tofu). Management was unapologetic about the mistakes. Needless to say I no longer frequent this restaurant. They don't care to cater to vegetarian and or vegan needs.

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jnh - Edit

Most of the food is bland and not authentic the only item I like is the rocking veggies and they have a vegan menu! Most of the dishes taste the same plus they charge you to fry your tofu!? Its a nice atmosphere
Updated from previous review on Thursday May 31, 2012

Pros: vegan friendly , vegan pho , clean

Cons: pricey, bland, small portions

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OK, but small - Edit

My husband and I have been to Jenni's Noodle House a few times with our kiddos. Although they have a vegan menu, which I appreciate, their food can be rather bland and their portions are small. We ordered appetizers and 3 dishes and were still hungry. We are not big eaters, but had to eat something at home afterwards. For a restaurant that totes itself as being the best noodles... not quite. We will probably not return.

Pros: Close to home, Not crowded, OK food

Cons: Small portions, Can be bland, Left hungry

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Inauthentic Vietnamese - Edit

I've tried to eat here a few times, but the results have all been the same; bland-town. This is probably the most inauthentic Vietnamese food in the city. There are sooo many other great options, do yourself a favor and try somewhere else. I give them two stars simply because they have vegan options on their menu.

Pros: Vegan Options

Cons: Bland, Boring

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So Yummy! - Edit

I visited the location on Westheimer tonight. So Yummy! I think I even said, "Forget dessert; I want more soup!"...

They have tons of vegetarian/vegan dishes, and those items were clearly marked on the menu.

We ordered the Angry Udon soup and it was full of flavor. We also ordered the TNG Noodles. We thought they were bland at first, but then we mixed in the sauce that they came with, plus some hot pepper oil and chili pepper sauce (near the soda machines from an unlabelled squeeze bottle, not the Rooster sauce on the tables). It tasted great!

I think Jenni's is going to be a new staple. =)

Pros: nice atmosphere, big portions, tasty!

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