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Jujubetree Vegetarian Lifestyle

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 19 reviews )
Contact 028-86282848

4F, 27 Qing Long Jie Qing Yang Qu, Chengdu, China,

Chinese name 枣子树(成都铂金店), address 成都市青羊区青龙街27号2号楼4楼. Situated between Carrefour and Pacific, this is a veggie restaurant that features an extensive menu. Meal include tea and fruit. Modern, stylish decor. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm, Mon-Sun 5:00pm-9:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese

Reviews (19)

First Review by craigmc

great food - Edit

this place is mainly vegan besides a few dishes that contain milk or cheese.the food is very good and so is the service.it's easy to find which after living in China for more than a year now, is pretty rare.our favorite dish was the potato curry and the seaweed wrap salad but everything was good.

Pros: delicious food, easy to find, not too pricy, nice

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tasty, but watch out for msg - Edit

I went here with a couple friends. We had some mapo tofu, fried mushrooms balls, some greens, and desert. The food was very good but I got super sick from what felt like msg (headache, fuzzy brain, sleepy, thirsty--my normal msg reaction). I normally ask for no msg but forgot when I went here. It kind of turned me off the place though. Still seeking places that don't use msg as a rule.

Pros: flavorful interesting selections, nice clean airy atmosphere

Cons: watch out for MSG

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Very good restaurant - Edit

I loved this restaurant and went there twice during a one-week stay in Chengdu. There's a wide variety to choose from. Some dishes are very inventive - try the mushrooms in mango juice! You can easily avoid mock meat and/or spicy dishes, if you don't like those. My non-vegetarian husband also enjoyed the place very much - this is vegetarian food for food lovers. Nice looking place, friendly staff. Take the elevator to 4F and you're right at the entrance.

Pros: Great food, wide variety, Nice setting

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Great restaurant - Edit

Located 5 minute walk from Wenshu Monastery, this restaurant is quite easy to find as, on the side of the building high up, is a sign saying Vegetarian Lifestyle Restaurant!

It's on the 4th floor and is large. The menu is huge and takes some time to go through and there are pictures and English descriptions.

The staff were great and can speak a bit of English if need be. However this is China so don't expect them know things like I have a wheat allergy (which the Westerner at the next table had) and then expect them to understand. Have it written down!

We had four dishes, the black pepper steak was great, the white and green dumplings very tasty and the beancurd skin rolls were very good.

If you are worried about spicy food in Sichuan, then all the spicy items have peppers next to them on the menu so they are easy to avoid.

Pros: Huge menu, English speaking staff, Good food

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A hugely disappointing experience - Edit

It’s a really fancy looking place at the top of a deserted shopping mall. We ordered roasted pork, green beans and a hot pot. We asked if they could all be served at the same time. We got our roasted pork first (it wasn’t great and looked nothing like its picture in the menu), the green beans came ages later (these were pretty good) and we waited ages for our hot pot (all the while watching other tables getting their orders) by this point we’d finished our other 2 dishes and when we said about the hot pot the waitress acted like it had been forgotten. We said we didn’t want it and didn’t want to pay for it the guy who seemed to be in charge was really rude and walked away from us mid sentence and left the non-English speaking waitress to deal with us. A hugely disappointing experience.

Pros: Nice setting

Cons: Rude staff, Inaccurate photo menu

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Best Jujube Tree location - Edit

Located in a relatively empty mall, this restaurant is popular with tourists and locals alike.

Arguably the best restaurant in town for vegans, the interior is upscale, the waiters attentive (some even speak English) and the bilingual menu has plenty of delicious inexpensive options.

If you have been to one of the Jujube Tree locations in Shanghai and were not overly impressed, you should give them a shot again in Chengdu.

The chefs are miles better, use less oil, the portion sizing is bigger and the menu is better, featuring great vegan versions of local specialties like dan dan mien and ma po tofu.

Pros: Nice interior, Attentive staff, Great cooking

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Second best vego restaurant in Chengdu - Edit

Located on the top floor of an almost-empty shopping centre, you can get fantastic food in a clean place. A wee bit pricey by local standards, good value by Western standards, but you'll end up ordering a lot because of all the interesting choices.

With such a big selection of things to try, there'll be some misses among the hits. The menu is enormous, like a book, with each dish explained in English, Chinese and pictures. Its full of real Chinese style cuisine from all over China, fusion stuff, and some attempts at modern cuisine (obligatory big white spaces on the plate). Just with vego ingredients instead of animal ingredients. Any Chinese person will recognise the dishes and intent, and you will finally understand why they think so little of your tofu & vegie stir fries at home.

If you get there before rush hour you might hear the staff go through their pre-shift motivation drill chanting.

Catch the excellent Metro to Wen Shu Monastery station.

If you're travelling, be aware this is part of a chain - they have one more place in Ningbo, and four in Shanghai. Plan your trip around it.

Pros: Great food, Clean, Understand what Chinese food is.

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High end place - Edit

This place is quite nice. It's a bit fancier than the other places in town, and the food is more expensive. The display here is beautiful, and they offer some very nice looking, high end dishes (80-more than 100rmb a plate). They also offer much cheaper food. The very good Mapo tofu is 22rmb for example, and they have many dishes in the 30-50rmb range. The food is good, and the staff speaks a bit of English. The place is obviously popular, and they become quite busy at times. They are not 100% vegan, so check before ordering!

Pros: A bit fancy, Good food, English is spoken

Cons: Not 100% vegan, A bit pricey

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International flavour in Chengdu - Edit

Visited this restaurant twice. First time on my own n ordered sichuan hotpot - the hotpot not exactly sichuan style and shows signs of internationalisation with fresh chilli padi. Typical sichuan cuisine uses mainly dried chilli. The second time was with a non vegetarian friend n he was totally amazed by the food served. We ordered a stir-fry monkeyhead
mushroom, sweet n sour ribs, "crab roe" with tofu, yam w greens n fried rice. Crab roe n yam with greens are must-trys. We were also given a
choice of less oil, less chilli if we want.

given a choice of less oil, less chilli etc. The "crab roe" is a must try.

Pros: International flavour, Friendly staff

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Ideal Place with Friends or Group - Edit

Went there alone so only had 2 dish and a soup.

Had a vegetable soup which was good but portion is small considering the price.

The other 2 dishes was Spicy French Beans and Deep Fried Mushroom in Mango Sauce. French Beans was taste pretty good (I managed to finish it) although I must say the beans were "overfried" and thus were too dry to be grade excellent.

Likewise for the mushroom, although the mushroom goes pretty well with the mango sauce, but the mushroom was deep fried for too long, thus was hard and dry. It would taste better with slightly more moisture.

Overall the meal was pleasant though it is a bit pricy. Ideal place for a meal with a friend or a group.

The place though is pretty classy and the staffs were friendly. Free fruits and free flow of tea.

Pros: Free fruits and tea, Friendly staff, Environment

Cons: A bit expensive

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Elegant Restaurant - Edit

We invited some non-veggie friends who are native to Chengdu to join us for dinner at Vegetarian Lifestyle. We were impressed with the decor and ambiance. We liked all the dishes we tried including the eggplant and the stir-fried Chinese Greens. We had to order additional food after the dishes came out since the portions are on the small side. The noodle dish in particular was lacking in portion size. We didn't try all the veggie restaurants in Chengdu but this had the best food by far. As Sichuan Province is renowned for spicy cuisine, please note that many of their dishes will be on the spicy side.

Pros: Excellent Food, Nice Atmosphere, Easy To Find

Cons: Small Portions

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Excellent Vegie restaurant - Edit

Modern eatery with good service and excellent food. Try the satay chicken and sweet and sour mushrooms. Very flavoursome, with meaty texture, rich sauces, modest serves,
A$12.Herbal tea is very good (complimentry) Small store at entry sells many vegie items: teas, nuts, health foods.
Michael Tait, Australia

Pros: food, ambience, service

Cons: no beer

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Great place - Edit

This beautiful vegetarian restaurant serves excellent vegetarian food. The place is a bit difficult to find, you have to take a lift to upper floor of the building, but it's worth searching for. :)

Pros: Excellent food, Beautiful restaurant, Central location

Cons: Bit difficult to find

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Awesome! - Edit

We love this restaurant - the food was so great, and not too expensive. Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff. And the food was really, really yummy. Definitely go there if you are a vegetarian in Chengdu. For vegans, note that this is not a vegan restaurant but it is vegan-friendly. Just let the staff know.

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one of our favourites in china! - Edit

I recommend anyone who goes to Chengdu to go to Jujubetree. The restaurant is really smart in a separate building between Carrefour and Pacific.

They serve complementary tea and fruit.

They have an amazing varied menu and the food is reasonably priced. We had the spicy dumplings in chilli oil for which you get 6 dumplings for 8 yuan. The pasta coating was delicious and the filling inside was also delicious. We had a tody and sea vegetable hot pot which had lovely soft tofu, and ordered brown rice on the side.

I also won 5 yuan in my change!

They also have a few branches of this restaurant in Shanghai with mostly the same menu and a few different dishes which I would also recommend.

Pros: excellent food

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simply divine - Edit

it's well worth travelling to the middle of China to dine here. The foods mostly organic, the decor is smart & chic (I'll send a photo later), the food is exceptioanlly good, the service very good not just by Chinese standards, and the place even has spotlessly clean toilets (a rarity in these parts). And it's all non-smoking too.

i had bamboo, capsicum, carrot & mushrooms, etc (Y26); bean noodle & sweet potato shreds (Y16); wantons in chili oil (Y8); an aloe, lemon & honeydew juice (Y20); and roughage cake (semi-sweet with corn, raisin & peas)(Y12); plus large complimentary pot of green tea. All superb.

And i won Y5 off my next meal in one of the vouchers given with my change! I can't wait to get back there. You couldn't find a better place than this for vegan dining!

Pros: non-smoking, no alcohol

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nice modern restaurant, exceptional service - Edit

Well I can't really review the food, I was recovering from a hefty night of drinking. And with having a hangover, well all I could take in where dumplings and noodles. I ate about 1/3 of the food and I didn't even order much. One thing I need to say though is that the service was exceptional, almost the best I have gotten in china.

Pros: great service, convenient location

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get in!!!! - Edit

fantastic place.
very clean and wide selection on dishes, veg, tofu and mock meat.
place is large, english and picture menu. staff speak no english, but are very helpful.

Pros: great food, great selection

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