Samsara

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Stephan Ludwig Roth, 5, Cluj-napoca, Romania

Foodhouse serving vegetarian, vegan, and raw food meals. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Delivery, Take-out, European, Romanian

28 Reviews

First Review by veggieriga

great - Edit

Nice indoor and outdoor seating

Most detailed menu you will probably see in any restaurant nutrition wise, it gives you an idea of what portion size you will get, a long with fats and proteins which is really handy for diet minded people, and to give you an idea of what/how much to order.

Good amount of menu options, I only tried two the but both were very high quality.

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Best Restaurant in Cluj - Edit

A large variety of options, the decor was tasteful, rather classy, and the food was superb! We ordered the coconut, mango sushi, lentil and spinach curry (very spicy), mango and tofu chickpeas with rice (my main dish, I loved it!) and for dessert we tried two raw cakes: figs with sour cherry (it was ok, I’m not a fan of sour cherry) and the kiwi and pineapple cake (we both preferred this cake). The service was excellent, very speedy, and friendly. I will be returning and recommend it to all travellers and locals!

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Wonderful food and fast service, Something unexpected in Cluj-Napoca! - Edit

This is a great restaurant serving excellent food in a great location. Staff is attentive and courteous, menu is in English with pictures so you know what you are getting. I ate here 3 times and had (1) Chilli with Rice, (2) Fried rice with Tofu, (3) Lentil Soup, (4) Vegan Mustard Pizza and (5) Focaccia. All items were excellent but I wasn't so keen on the Mustard Vegan Pizza. Focaccia with Spicy pepper sauce is the best I ever had and Fried rice with Tofu and veggies + Chilli with Rice both were superb too. Lentil soup can be improved. One thing this restaurant can do, as an opinion leader, is focus on introducing and popularizing the vegetarian cheese (cheese without animal rennet) which is unknown in Eastern and Central Europe.

Pros: Superb Food, Great presentation, Excellent service

Cons: Expensive, No veg cheese

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a lot of vegan options ! - Edit

I had a 3 days conference in Cluj-Napoca and was recommended this place for vegan food.
Their vegan raw soups and green burger are amazing.

Really try them :)

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Incredible! The most vegan food ever! - Edit

This menu is unbelievable - soups, salads, apps, raw foods, burgers, pizzas, burritos, pastas, desserts, smoothies.... I've never seen so many amazing vegan options all in one place. Delicious food, friendly service, and super chill vibes. Definitely highly recommend!

Pros: Extensive vegan menu, chill vibe, friendly staff

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Best vegan food ever!! - Edit

Amazing!
There is no doubt in my mind that Samsara is the best vegan food I've ever had!
We have been to a lot of vegetarian restaurants and this is by far the best food we've had. We came to Samsara in September while travelling in Romania. We had the chance to stay very close to the restaurant so we went there quite a few times. Every time, I was surprised at how delicious the food was.

The food was amazing, the service was great. Our server, spoke English very well and was very friendly.

We came on a Saturday around 5pm and we were told that it was full, we needed a reservation. We were pretty disappointed until our daughter said: That's good! It means more people are eating vegetarian! We were able to have take out, problem solved!

The place is nicely decorated with lots of plants and there is a nice terrasse.
We LOVED it!
We highly recommend this place if you are vegetarian or not.

Pros: Amazing food

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samsara.foodhouse 25 Oct 2017 - Hello!
Thank you so very much for your kind words, we loved reading about your visit to Samsara Foodhouse. We are happy and honoured that we could offer you such a positive experience and the best vegan food you ever had!

Yes, our restaurant gets busy, especially during the weekends so we recomand making a reservation just to be sure, but we loved your daughters outlook on the situation, thank you for sharing it! :)

We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Stay happy and healthy
 


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Beautiful and delicious food - Edit

I am extremely happy to find this gem in Cluj. Everything is beautiful, delicious, healthy. Just looking through the menu fills my soul with joy. Well done Samasara !

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samsara.foodhouse 25 Oct 2017 - Dear Viorica,
Thank you for your review, we are happy that we could bring a little joy to your day with our menu and our food :)
We hope to see you again soon!

Stay happy and healthy  


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As always, an amazing meal - Edit

Every time I'm in Cluj I can't wait to have a meal here. They have a huge selection of vegan and raw vegan meals. The menu will make your mouth water. This is a must in Cluj.

They also serve the menu at the Samsara Teahouse just up the street.

Pros: location, environment, variety

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An oasis of deliciousness - Edit

What a find! Thank you happy cow! The setting is a calm beautiful garden you don't expect to stumble across to the side of busy roads even knowing you're going to find it. The menu is extensive (maybe if anything too big). There's some veggie options but mainly it's vegan and lots of raw. I had the almond cheese balls which were not to miss. The vegan pizza and green goddess smoothie were also great. Warning the balls are very filling! Luckily they do doggie bags :)

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-14

Pros: Delicious food, Relaxing beautiful setting, Lots of options

Cons: Smokers (common in Romania though)

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An oasis in a city that is otherwise not vegan friendly - Edit

Was delighted to have made my way here for a late lunch. Sat outside under vines on the pleasant terrace nd had the raw borsch soup and then vegan chili with rice.

Service was also great 👍🏻

Pros: large choice , will presented food, good service

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Didn't expect such great vegan food in Cluj - Edit

This place made me very happy. I had lunch and dinner here during my five days in Cluj. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, the beer is great and the waiters (especially Julian) were very friendly. The menu is one of the best I have ever seen. There was so much to choose from and the menu included pictures, the weight of the food, and basic nutrition info. Some reviewers mentioned that the deserts contain honey. I am happy to report that they have since replaced the honey with agave sirop. Not the healthiest replacement option but at least vegan.

Pros: Great vegan food, Good beer, Friendly waiters

Cons: Not 100% vegan, Outdoor seating not fully covered in case it rains

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best ever - Edit

I was there with 3 non- vegetarians, but we all enjoyed our meal so much. I ate a total raw vegan meal and it was perfect. Totally fresh and full of ideas. The raw bread and the dips are very special. You have to try. And the raw cakes are unbelievable good. Wow. Best vegan restaurant for me, so many choices. The menu is a book and despite all is served fresh and quick. Friendly service. Definitely a reason to come again to Cluj!

Pros: many raw options

Cons: nothing

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Very nice - Edit

Cosy little veggie/vegan place, with very good, reasonably priced food. The waiters were friendly. Check it out, highly recommend!

Pros: Great location, Relatively quick service

Cons: Not many cons

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Amazing menu - Edit

Very good food and service, strongly recommended for anyone who values quality food and surprising flavours

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Great place - Edit

Situated at the bottom of the castle road this restaurant has inside and outside seating, good staff and excellent food. Great place for informal dining with a clear picture menu, creative range of vege and vegan options and good beer too.

Probably the best restaurant we ate at on our trip through Romania.

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Great vegan place in Cluj - Edit

A wonderfully varied and appetizing menu, with so many great options that is difficult to decide what to choose. The portions are big, which makes it even more difficult to sample as many dishes as possible but, if you want, you can always request the courses that you could not eat to go (which we did, given the fact that we ordered 3 courses and could barely eat 2). The food was really tasty, seemed fresh and just perfectly done and the service was excellent. A bit more on the pricy side, yet totally worth it. A piece of advise: pay attention to the desserts, most of them have honey in the ingredients list, although they are marked as vegan and i could only find 2 options with agave syrup instead of honey but they were excellent nonetheless.

Pros: Wonderfully prepared food, Big portions, Great service

Cons: A bit on the expensive side, Uses honey in the desserts

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They have everything! - Edit

I ate at Samara twice in the last few days when visiting Cluj. The first thing that struck me was their extremely extensive menu. They have everything: Pizza (vegetarian, vegan, raw), paste (vegetarian, vegan, raw), all kinds of bowls, raw burrito and dips, Romanian dishes with paprika and eggplant - so much stuff that I would even recommend trimming the menu a little bit. I had a vegan pizza one day, and a raw burrito the other day. The pizza was ok, an interesting variation (no tomato sauce, but a spinach sauce). The raw burrito came in a raw wrap with a nut paste inside and was really good. On both days I had a raw cake for dessert, thoroughly enjoyable both times, even if on the first day it was a bit frozen on the inside (but then, I had considered getting an ice cream in the first place...).
Nice atmosphere. Seems popular for couples and dates.

Pros: Incredible variety, Good food, Nice location

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Perfection - Edit

Their menu is unbeliavable with its beautiful pictures of each meal and the variety of choice! It was really hard to decide what to take but we had some creamy pasta and a quinoa sweet potato salad which were delicious. We also had a choco-mint cake for dessert and it was fantastic! My sea buckthorn lemonade was one of the best one I've ever had, too. Staff was really helpful and professional, true 5 star experience!

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Tooo Goood - Edit

The best raw food ive had, very innovative, colourful and very tasty was there everyday during my visit, loved the raw cakes and delicous raw pizza!

Pros: Great Value, Friendly, Tasty

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Really good! - Edit

I went there twice with a friend a couple of weeks ago, and honestly we could travel back to Cluj just to get there again. It was difficult to choose the courses because everything looked delicious (and it came up they also were!). Finally we took vegetarian gazpacho, lasagna, pizza and some sushi selections. Especially the gazpacho and lasagna were amazing and sushis creatively made and tasty. Highly recommended!



Updated from previous review on 2016-09-03

Pros: Excellent food, Big portions, Low price

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Great Place! - Edit

Have many vegan options that are clearly marked, but all the desserts (mostly raw cakes) that are marked as vegan have honey in them.
What I ordered was very good (blueberry shake and green burger).
Prices are reasonable (although considered high relative to Romania)

Pros: Many vegan options, Menus in English and very clear, Beautiful place

Cons: Marks dishes with honey as vegan, A little pricey

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so much choice! - Edit

Lots of options (including some traditional dishes). I had vegan mushroom soup and mango and tofu sushi. My boyfriend and sour soup and creamy pasta (also all vegan). It was delicious and I can't wait to go back and try more!

Pros: lots of choice, tasty, healthy

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Wonderful meal - Edit


Great food, great service, great presentation. I'm coming back!

Pros: Many vegan options, great service

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highly recommend - Edit

I have been here twice trying many vegan and raw vegan dishes on the menu. Fantastic variety of all different courses from starters to deserts. Would recommend to all

Pros: outdoor terrace, wide variety on the menu

Cons: Expensive

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Wow! - Edit

Consiglio vivamente se passate da cluj napoca di andare a mangiare !
Menù richissimo anche di piatti raw vegan!
Cibo ottimo
Sushi divino!

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Samsara Cluj - Edit

I love this place. They have such a great atmosphere, amazing music and the staff is so friendly.Summer or winter, the place is one of my favorites in Cluj :)

Food wise, you have to choose something you like, make sure you ask the waiter about your dish..the soups are yummy, salads as well, the guacamole is the best in town...and it is not expensive given the costs of healthy eating.

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Good and bad - Edit

I`ve served allot of meals at Samsara, and I had mixed experiences. Sometimes the food was delicious sometimes it was borderline uneatable.
Not very consistent cook.

Pro - very nice staff,
- a good variety of raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes.
- interesting receipes.
- sooperfoods drinks :)

Cons - not all dishes have a good taste,
- the ingredients they use are not bio/ organic or best quality. I believe they shop in supermakets.
- they don`t fully understand how to prepare raw dishes
- very high prices compared to quality of ingredients

I recomend it, but ask the staff for best dishes ;)

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