CLOSED: Longhua Temple Vegetarian

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )



Longhua Temple, 2853 Longhua Rd, Shanghai, China

Chinese name 龙华寺素食, address 龙华路2853号龙华寺内. Reported closed to HappyCow.

Categories: Chinese

3 Reviews

First Review by selena

A chance to eat in a buddhist temple! - Edit

The location of this canteen moved from the dingy, fun, very local looking canteen to the more spiffy, cleaned up location it is at today. Still on the site of the temple but not as colorful or fun as before! Also, the price of a basic bowl of noodles has increased since I first started eating here to 15kwai, but it is still worth it. The noodles are delicious and inexpensive. You pay at the front desk and are given a ticket. Bring the ticket to the serving window and they will give you your bowl. Complimentary basic condiments on the tables are either how tea or soy milk available.

Pros: Inexpensive, Authentic--no tourists

Cons: Can be daunting

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Pleasing place - Edit

There are three different restaurants at / inside / near Longhua Temple and I am not sure I got them all straight. The one we went to was inside the temple – and there’s only one restaurant inside the temple. There is no menu. There are only 1-2 dishes for breakfast (that’s what we had there) and several condiments with fake meat and fermented vegetables. You pay in advance for the main dish and for each of the condiments you wish to have. You get tickets with different colors for the main dish and for the condiments. You present them at the two separate counters (main dish and condiments and you are set! We had an excellent noodle soup and tried all the condiments which were also good. The dining hall is large but it’s pleasant sitting there and mingling with the Chinese Buddhist devotees. Very inexpensive.

Pros: Good food, Good value

Cons: very limited selections

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No go - Edit

Visited the temple in hopes of trying the "inexpensive vegetarian FOOD" advertised in this very paltry listing. Got there in the afternoon, around 3 o'clock - had to pay 10Y admission just to get in but very hungry so quickly paid and went in to find the restaurant. Followed some signs to the hall but it was shut, a few monks were lolling around and they shooed us out. Not sure what the hours are but good luck getting anything here.

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