• Nova China

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Opened since 1973, specializes in ta raditional Chinese food.
Has daily and a la carte menus marks the vegetarian choices, of which some may be vegan or can be made vegan. Almost all dishes are made-to-order. Staff is aware of what is and what isn't vegan, so be sure and inquire, especially about soups, Chinese rolls and others. Open Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00, 19:00-23:00.

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15 Reviews

First Review by Anticopy


Points +204

02 Dec 2023

Many vegan options

Friendly service and affordable pricing. One page full of vegetarian options, only a few soups and fried rice/cantonese rice included egg, the rest was vegan



Points +110

24 Aug 2023

Very tasy

Tasy, cheap (about 6 euro's for a portion), done quick & nice staff. I did takeaway, had the noodles with veggies and the leeks with tofu. Enough food for 2 meals.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-24


Points +75

25 Oct 2022

Erstaunlich günstig👍🏼

Das Essen war lecker, wenn auch sehr ölig. Der Preis haut‘s raus.


Points +423

21 Oct 2022

Good value for money

It's really incredibly cheap, but the place itself looks rundown, the food was way too oily, but okay for the price. The old woman who works there has Taiwanese roots and is very sweet, but no one of the staff speaks any English.


Points +50

01 Jan 2022


I thought it was great and really affordable. €5.50 for veggie spring roll & a tofu veggie dish. Would go back.


Points +38

03 Nov 2019


A comida era horrível. A massa parecia ter sido congelada e depois aquecida. A sopa de milho tinha milho de lata que nem tinha sido cozido. O Chao min estava cheio de gordura.


Points +245

29 Oct 2019

So good!!

Amazing restaurant. Staff was extremely familiar with vegetarianism and assured me that all the broths and gravies were plant-based. Full vegetarian menu with ability to make almost anything vegan. She explained she has a few vegan regulars and takes it seriously. Food was phenomenal—the spring roll (vegan!), won ton, and both noodle dishes were so so good (the curry noodles were especially good). All that with a pitcher of sangria came out to less than 20 Euros. Can’t beat that!

Pros: Big menu, Fantastic staff, Delicious food (and cheap!!)

Cons: Not located anywhere else in Portugal


Points +51

18 Oct 2019

Nice food, friendly staff and cozy atmosphere.

I've gone to this place a couple of times with some friends and there's a good amount of vegetarian/vegan options. The food is super tasty and the people are incredibly nice.

Pros: A lot of veggie/vegan options.

Cons: Shark fin soup.


Points +107

18 Jul 2019

Comida incrível e ambiente agradável

Embora não seja um espaço exclusivamente vegan tem um menu completo que podemos escolher e outras tantas opções que facilmente se tornam vegan (incluindo sobremesa). O meu namorado não é vegan e por isso foi super conveniente para ambos, para além de que o preço ficou super em conta.
O atendimento foi ótimo e senti bastante compreensão perante questões remetentes ao veganismo.
Obrigada 🙏🏼

Updated from previous review on 2018-03-22

Pros: Bom ambiente, Várias opções vegan, Bom preço

Cons: Não é exclusivamente vegan


Points +22

06 Jan 2019

Comida perfecta y personal muy amable

Entramos 5 min antes del horario de cierre y sin problemas nos dieron comida y todo súper bueno

Pros: Muy rico, Personal muy amable


Points +402

22 Aug 2018

Vegan chinese

I found this by accident a long time ago, when I was living nearby, and was pleasantly surprised to see that this chinese restaurant has a separate menu with vegetarian dishes and the waiter asked me if I was a vegan to inform me of what dishes contain egg. The food is good and the prices are low (the average for a chinese restaurant), so if you fancy asian food give it a try!

Pros: Veg*an menu, Friendly staff


Points +2148

06 Aug 2018

very friendly

Very helpful waitress, good vegan options, nice food, local atmosphere


Points +607

22 Dec 2017

great food

Delicious tofu with vegetable, few options. the best meal is massa (home made noodle) soup! Also reasonable prices.
However, they claim to be open from 19, but you may happen to arrive 19:30 and it is still closed.

Cons: the opening time was strange


Points +68

31 Aug 2017

Delicious, authentic Chinese food

We loved this place. The staff are incredibly helpful and have a good understanding of veganism. The vegetarian menu is extensive and we were told the only items on it that were not vegan were the soups and they could be made without egg if we wanted. Most of the desserts are vegan too. We had three main dishes, rice and a side, a dessert each and a bottle of wine and it came to less than €30. Would definitely go back.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Knowledgeable staff, Good value


Points +1594

27 Feb 2017

Cheap and Vegan w/chopsticks

I had come to this place some times because it's pretty cheap (if you go for the menu, only veganized options are the Menu H and Menu I) and in the city center.
The staff speaks perfect portuguese (half portuguese born) and has knowledge on what vegans eat, so going there, ask for a vegan version (might not be possible because of the schedule of the cooking staff).
I had the cheapest menu (submitted in the photos) for €4.40 and ate a vegetable roll, white rice and chinese veggies with tofu and sauce plus a coffee.
It is possible to have some more veganized items, like one or other soup (but you have to ask the staff what can be veganized because some won't work without the egg or fish stock and some can be made using vegetable broth).
Maybe some desserts also, I don't know since I'm not a dessert type of person.
Well it is pretty good to have a safe option in this part of town, since some vegetarian/vegan places ask at least double of the price, and many people like me and my friends cannot afford, we are not tourists in "our" city.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-27

Pros: Price for the Menu, Location, Chopstick food

Cons: Too much oil maybe, Number of vegan options

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