Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 55 reviews )
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10740-101 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5H 2S3

Edmonton vegan restaurant offering Asian food menu with items include veggie beef satay, fried vermicelli dishes, and other dishes. Offer a weekend vegan brunch as well as monthly all-you-can-eat buffet - see website calendar. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm, Tue-Sun 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-2:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Buffet, Take-out, Asian, Indonesian

55 Reviews

First Review by marben

Misleading "gluten free menu" - Edit

Very disappointed with this place.... they claim to have gluten free options and even have a gluten free menu. When I asked if they used the same fryer with gluten items, they said yes, so why would you put these items on a gluten free menu? Also, I asked if I could have the tofu steamed or sautéed in a seperate pan. The waitress replied "we use the same oil for everything, so it would be contaminated." I asked if they could use clean oil and she said no. Doesn't make any sense at all. I won't be back again. Don't go here if you are allergic to gluten!!!!

Pros: Vegan

Cons: Misleading gluten free menu , Unwilling to accommodate food allergy, Don't understand gluten allergy

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Always Impressed - Edit

Fantastic place to enjoy a good, hearty meal! Portion sizes are great, nice environment..cant wait to go again!

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Great lunch! - Edit

The owner was so friendly! Great lunch options. The vegan ginger beef was awesome.

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My Favourite Restaurant! - Edit

Padmanadi is my favourite restaurant! Almost every item on the menu I love! The food is very delicious and the serving sizes are great. The presentation of the food is beautiful. The atmosphere is beautiful and cozy and the staff are amazing people! The staff quickly became our friends and going here feels like going to a friends' home for dinner!
My favourite dish is the Bakmi Goreng, which is Indonesia-style noodles with an assortment of shredded vegetables. I also order the crispy chick'n strips and drumsticks often.

Pros: Amazing food, Beautiful decor, Awesome staff

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Easily the best restaurant in Edmonton - Edit

Padmanadi's is easily the best restaurant, let alone vegan restaurant, in Edmonton. They are 100% vegan, although you wouldn't know it sometimes because their mock meats seem pretty real and so good! The fried chicken strips appetizers are a must try. Also the roti is amazing. And the curry chicken and sweet and sour pork...the list never ends. And the portion sizes are great for the value. I've taken a number of non-veg friends here and they loved it. Plus the service is always amazing, and the owner is one of the friendliest nicest people you will ever meet and clearly cares a lot about the vegan movement!

Pros: AMAZING FOOD AND PORTION SIZES, GREAT STAFF AND SERVICE, LOVELY ATMOSPHERE

Cons: They only have one location. We need more.

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Love this place! - Edit

I tried their samples at Taste of Edmonton this past summer and loved it! I'm finally back in Edmonton and had to check it out as soon as I could. The food was fabulous and service was top notch! I even brought a non-veg friend with me who was super impressed. I can't wait to go back and am attempting to go as much as possible while I'm home :)

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Friendly and delicious - Edit

As other reviewers state, this is one of the best vegan places in Edmonton: all vegan, delicious food, and friendly staff. The only drawback is that they only offer one buffet a month! (Generally offered on one Friday a month, but three in December). The AYCE buffet is to die for, and very reasonably priced. It can get busy, especially if you show up after 5pm, and it's been getting exceptionally busier in later months (now that they offer take out). You'll be in line for a long, long time. But if you want an incredible vegan buffet, this is the place.

Pros: Food, Staff, Buffet

Cons: Busy

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Amazing food! - Edit

This restaurant is so great! The food was delicious, tasted fresh and came out fairly quickly. Portions are large. The atmosphere is very friendly and aesthetically pleasing and calming. I will be back again and again.

Pros: Great taste, All vegan, Friendly

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On Point! - Edit

Really delicious and wonderfully seasoned dishes. We went here on our last night in Edmonton before catching the train to continue our cross-Canada journey. I wasn't expecting it to be so huge, but it has a lot of seating and what looked like a room for private parties. It seems like everyone drives in Edmonton, so it was odd to walk there and only see people struggling with life on the streets(pretty much the story of downtown Edmonton), only to walk in to a full, somewhat fancy restaurant, but I digress.

We ordered the satay chickn strips to share, and then the curry chickn and tom yum mutton. The mutton was so unique and good, especially with the fresh lemon slices in the sauce to give it a nice tangy flavour. It was too much for us to finish, but we were able to get it wrapped up, which we enjoyed on the train later that night. If you live in Edmonton, they also deliver according to their website. The woman serving us was also very attentive and friendly.

Pros: So much choice!, Unique faux meats and sauces

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❤️ - Edit

Padmanadi is my favourite restaurant in the world. Thank you Kasim and family for sharing your amazing food with us, I hope to one day visit the original location in Indonesia.

I recommend everything on their menu, but my favourites are the curry chick'n, mushroom chick'n, bakmi goreng, and the chick'n strips as an appetizer.

❤️❤️❤️

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All Vegan and Delicous - Edit

I went to Padmanadi twice while in Edmonton for work and will definitely go back every time I am in town. Their menu is huge and it all looks tasty. For dinner I had the chicken curry with rice, which the menu claimed was their signature dish. The faux chicken was great, as were the potatoes. I think next time I would pay extra to have additional vegetables, but it was still very good as-is. The yellow curry sauce was so good, and upon request they brought over a container of sambal to add some heat. The next day for lunch I tried the ginger beef lunch meal, which came with the soup of the day (mushroom), two spring rolls, tea, and rice. I was not as blown away with the ginger beef, but it was still pretty tasty, and the lunch meal was a great deal for the price. I also had their cheesecake of the day, which was mixed berry and very good. The interior is bright and cheerful and the service is great (and very fast). I will be sure to go back anytime in Edmonton.

Pros: Large, all vegan menu, Great variety , Delicious Food

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5/5 - Edit

Everything I've ever had here is phenomenal. I try and go everytime I'm in Edmonton

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hands down the best! - Edit

this is my fav restaurant not only because of the food but because Kasim and his family (actual family and staff family) are amazing. if you want a special dining experience for your stomach and your soul this is the place to go.

Pros: Staff AKA family, food, enviroment

Cons: cant go enough!, cant eat enough!, cant get enough hugs!

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Everything. Is. Vegan. - Edit

Service was excellent and friendly, beautiful restaurant, food was AMAZING and everything on the menu is vegan. They also have alternatives to soy for anyone who is avoiding it. Portion sizes are hearty, priced extremely reasonably and there is gluten free menu available upon request. Worth the trip, we wish we went sooner!

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Best food ever - Edit

We took two non vegans with us and they loved the meal. Recommended dishes are the chicken satay with lemon peanut sauce. Also the spring rolls were. wonderful. Crispy and fresh. The salty chicken strips are to die for. For main courses we had sweet and sour chicken, ginger beef and the chicken curry. All the side dishes were wonderful and tasty and fresh. Big portions.

Pros: All vegan menu. Great ambiance. Very friendly. Goo

Cons: None - just wish they would open a restaurant in C

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yummy - Edit

Enjoyed the vegan Indonesian dishes.

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Ate here 3x within a short visit to Edmonton - Edit

I could not get enough of the food at Padmanadi. On my first visit, I had the won ton soup. I hadn't had won ton soup for about 6 years, as I cannot find eggless wonton wrappers. Their soup was absolutely amazing, full of flavour, and had the satisfying taste I was looking for. I came back the next morning and had their hot chocolate and coconut French toast, which really hit the spot. I then came back another time for another won ton soup. I look forward to returning on my next trip to Edmonton.

Pros: Food is fanastic and full of flavour, Huge variety on the menu, Great environment

Cons: Can get a little pricey

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Best place to take meat eaters! - Edit

Every dish is delish and even meat eaters will love it. Great atmosphere and refreshing not having to triple check that an item is vegan - just find something that catches your eye and order! my favs are salty chicken, curry chicken + potatoes, and ginger beef. cant go wrong eating here

Pros: 100% vegan, amazing food

Cons: a little expensive for a student

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Love it! - Edit

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. I have loved this place for years and years!

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Good Vegan Food at the Padmanadi Restaurant. - Edit

Whenever I go to Edmonton I always go to the Padmanadi Restaurant.The atmosphere is friendly and the food tasty and nourishing. I don't however like all of the fake meat on the menu.I would definitely recommend this place to my friends when they go to Edmonton. It can however be very loud and noisy, not the place for a quiet intimate dinner.

Pros: Great menu selection, Great food.

Cons: Too Noisy, Hard to get a seat if on the weekend, Too much fake meat.

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Best naughty vegan food in edmonton - Edit

Been here too many times to count, have brought meat eaters and they loved it. Alot of it is quite fatty but you can get some healthy options here if you want. that's never what I go for though hahaha. Give this place a try, you won't regret it!

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veganraymie 22 Jul 2014 - Ps, TRY THE MONGOLIAN CHICKEN. Dear god.....  


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Amazing First Time - Edit

After several recommendations my wife, son and I decided to go to for dinner. Food was excellent, service was great and quick. What a good experience overall.
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 24, 2014

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Friendly Staff and Modern Decor - Edit

I liked Padmanadi. We ate there for brunch and dinner on a recent road trip to Edmonton from Calgary. The whole restaurant is vegan. For brunch I had the vegan eggs benedict and the chocolate mousse for desert. The mousse was good, it tastes like the chocolate pudding/mousse I make at home from silken tofu. The eggs benedict was ok, it had too much veggie ham for my taste. But I liked the sauce and the tofu. The corn cakes that we had for appetizers were good too.

I really liked the staff, they were very friendly and helpful. At dinner they let me order the chow mein with extra broccoli, no mushrooms, and no cauliflower. The ginger gai lan was really good. The cheesecake with berry sauce for dessert was amazing. I like the decor and the atmosphere here. I wish they had a location in Calgary.

Pros: Modern Decor / Spacious, Good Desserts, Friendly Staff

Cons: Too much fake meat

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Wow. - Edit

Curry Chicken. Ginger Beef. Salty chicken strips.

That is all I need to say :D !

Pros: Quality, Service, Ambiance

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Love this restaurant - Edit

This is by far my favourite vegan restaurant in the city. Their food is high-quality and the staff are always pleasant. I wish I could eat here more often because I always enjoy my meals when I do. Unfortunately, many other people also know how great Padmanadi is and it can be tough to get a table on Friday or Saturday nights. As a bonus, I feel completely comfortable taking my two pre-school children here - they provide them with plastic cups and utensils which makes my kids feel at home and I don't have to worry about broken glass.

Pros: Family friendly, Great food, Attractive restaurant

Cons: Can be very busy

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fantastic - Edit

This place is always top choice for me when I get to choose!

Pros: excellent food, ginger beef

Cons: location\parking, staff are a bit slow

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Delicious! - Edit

I had stopped coming here for a while due to the prices and the quality having gone down-hill (in my opinion). However I came here on New Years Day and wow, what a difference! Their "meats" are now less squishy and their flavors and amazing. The decor is great, the service is great, lunch specials are reasonably priced and their weekend brunch is fantastic!

I highly recommend the ginger "beef" and curry "chicken".

A lot of their desserts seem to be sold out most of the time, if they could keep more stock that would be good.

Pros: Ambiance, Flavors, Selection

Cons: Location (parking)

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