New Chinatown

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 6 reviews )

1020 20th St S, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 35205

Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese restaurant in Five Points South. Has vegetarian menu selections including sesame tofu, mongolian tofu, broccoli with garlic sauce, vegetarian hot and sour soup, veg spring rolls and veg dumplings. Specializes in tofu dishes. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (6)

First Review by Ellen Kovalsky

Basic, but solid option in a vegan wasteland... - Edit

The vegan pickins are slim in Birmingham. New Chinatown has a decent sized menu of very affordable vegan options. The owner knew the word vegan! Several of the dishes offered medium and large options - the medium is enough for one person or get a couple of mediums if sharing.

Pros: Cheap

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Best Restaurant in Birmingham! - Edit

Absolutely 100% the best restaurant in Birmingham, Chinese or otherwise. The owner is so incredibly sweet, and she always remembers you when you return! She even knows my order (and my mom's order) by heart, and always remembers that my boyfriend orders coffee. Just that would be enough to recommend it, but the food is also amazing! They have a huge selection of vegan options, and every single one I've had is delicious. My favorite is the sweet and sour tofu, but the curry tofu, vegetable fried rice, vegetable dumplings, Mongolian chicken, and Mongolian beef are all incredible, as well. If you only ever eat at one restaurant in Birmingham, this needs to be it!!!

Pros: Wonderful Staff, Huge Portions, Giant Vegan Menu

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good experience! - Edit

I joined a weekly vegan meetup at this restaurant. The service was impeccable, the price was reasonable, and the food was tasty. Not health food, but very solid choice if you want Asian food in Birmingham. All of the vegetarian items are vegan.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, good service

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Many Choices - Edit

Had many vegetarian/vegan options on menu. The flavors weren't quite as complex compared to PF Changs, but I also did NOT find meat bits in my food like I have a few times at PF Changs. Restaurant could use an update on the interior. It smelled like a musty old building.
Updated from previous review on Friday January 15, 2016

Pros: Friendly Staff, Large Portions, Many Menu Choices

Cons: Limited Parking Downtown, Flavors Could Be Improved, Building Had Funky Smell

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eh. - Edit

It's not anything special. Fairly run-of-the-mill american-chinese.

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Excellent vegetarian options - Edit

Being new to the Birmingham area, I was pretty clueless as to what restaurants had acceptable vegetarian options. I actually had read a positive review on New China Town and decided to give it a try. The staff was extremely friendly and doted on my husband, 3 year old son, and me during our entire visit. I ordered the hot & sour soup (vegetarian!) and moo shu tofu and my husband had the vegetarian mongolian "chicken". My son was happy with the rice. Everything was excellent. Actually, it was some of the best chinese food I have ever tasted. My husband who is not quite a vegetarian has returned numerous times on his own for the mongolian "chicken". There were so many vegetarian/vegan options on the menu. I have been there several times since and plan to try everything in the vegetarian section of the menu.

Pros: many vegetarian options, friendly staff, very reasonably priced

Cons: closed on Sundays

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