Vegetarian Asian restaurant offering a wide variety of vegan meals. Includes dishes such as noodles in soup, stir fries and bento boxes. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, 4:00pm-8:30pm.

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20 Reviews

First Review by EliseElicious


Points +405

21 Jun 2023

Happy to be back

Haven’t had Veggie Chef in a while but came back and the food was still amazing. Super fast service and staff are really nice. Food is also still very delicious.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-20

Pros: Fast, Nice Staff

Cons: Pricy



Points +1609

25 Mar 2023

A bit hit and miss

Had the chilli oil steamed wontons, special fried noodles, and char kway teoh today.
The CKT was delicious, with that traditional charred taste. I've tried it from here before, and is the reason I wanted to go back and it certainly didn't disapoint.
The special fried noodles really weren't very special at all, they were just your typical hokkien noodles in soy sauce, and looked nothing like the picture or description in the menu. It looked more like the hokkien noodles but with less sauce. Also a few of the tofu pieces were cold.
Although the chilli oil steamed wontons were delicious, each of the approximately 10 wontons only had a very small amount of (fake meat) filling, like about half a teaspoon full. I would prefer to have less wontons but more filling in each one. The chilli oil was very spicy so be careful of that if you don't like very spicy things.
Also, we've been here twice now, and each time the opening hours are different to what it is on Google. Both times we turned up for lunch but they have been closed so we had to come back for dinner. It really would be so convenient if they would update their social media, as we travel across town to get here.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-25

Pros: Char kway teoh was delicious, Very quick service

Cons: Opening hours not always consistent with Google


Points +198

08 Mar 2023

Great little place

Although not entirely vegan (despite the “100% plant-based” sign on the window), 90% of the menu is vegan and the rest can be easily made so. I ordered the Singapore noodles and wontons which were tasty and arrived quickly with friendly service. Would definitely come back again!

Pros: Mostly vegan, Quick service, Friendly


Points +4992

10 Jan 2023

Tasty Bento box

I enjoyed the salted calamari bento box. It was tasty and came with miso soup, which was bland. I also enjoyed a green tea as well. I’ll try a healthier option next time. The staff member was so friendly too!

Pros: Many vegan items , Tasty food, Lovely staff.


Points +359

08 Dec 2022

Can't get enough of this place

Great options and lovely service

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-18

Pros: Loads of interesting options, Delicious and reasonably priced


Points +21

21 Sep 2022

Best Vegan/Vegetarian shop in Oakleigh and surrounds

Excellent Japanese and fusion restaurant with lots of mock meat options. I go here quite regularly now and the Char Kway Teow and the vegan chicken Laksa is probably my favourite dishes. The tempura udon soup and the nasu dengaku was really tasty. Most dishes are vegan, staff as really friendly.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good portion size

Black Seville

Points +474

17 Aug 2022

Great food and efficient and friendly staff

The staff are very eager to please and efficient. They are very quick to serve you and take your order. When you are done, they quickly take your empty plates. The food is very nice. Everything vegan is labelled VG and the staff seem knowledgeable about what is vegan vs vegetarian. One problem is that the place is somewhat small, so you feel close to the other people in the restaurant.

Pros: Vegetarian restaurants but lots of vegan options, Friendly and efficient staff

Cons: Restaurant is somewhat small


Points +218

10 Jul 2022

So many options!

I went for a Sunday lunch and was blown away by the menu. Staff were so great and helpful, food was delicious and the prices were great. Will need many more visits to try all their dishes.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Fresh and delicious


Points +138

22 Jun 2022


Went here for dinner last night, food was delicious and staff were friendly. I’ll definitely be going back!


Points +20

10 Oct 2021

Great vegan food

I'm a regular customer, usually order a couple of times every week. Trusted and yummy vegan food. I love the noodles soup.

Pros: Excellent service

Cons: Containers are made of plastic unfortunately, but , That's the case with many restaurants


Points +1196

11 Jul 2021

My new weekly laksa stop

Found the only vegetarian place in Box Hill Central with many vegan options that offer delicious meals, value for money and lovely service. This will be my new weekly go-to place.


Points +607

12 May 2021

Great Japanese food

Vego cafe with lots of vegan options. It was so good to be able to enjoy the vegan versions of some of my favourite Japanese dishes.

Cons: Small venue


Points +295

28 Apr 2021

Such a great little place

There used to be a place called tai chi veggie a few doors away which was really nice. This is very similar feel to that.
Will definitely be back!

Pros: So many vegan things you don't usually get to try, Bento boxes! , Cheap


Points +13

Mostly Veg
17 Apr 2021

Delicious Bento boxes!

My family and I tried 4 of the Bento boxes and the calamari entre for delivery Friday. All was delicious and super filling! The mock meats were perfect! Yum yum can't wait to try more of the menu! Very lucky find!

Pros: Delicious food, Great mock meats, Good service


Points +6053

06 Feb 2021


Laksa was nice. As was the salt and pepper tofu. The gyozas and veggie tofu were just ok. They need more sauce flavours & chilli but they don't use onion, chilli or garlic so it limits their flavouring. Will get a bento box next time. My friends enjoyed them.

Pros: Benton boxes look good.


Points +38

01 Jan 2021

Really good service and great food. Dazzling array of choice.

Lovely food; had the Agedashi Bento and the Green Chicken Curry; both excellent. Very attentive service. An alternative choice in an area where veg/Vegan dining is very limited.

Pros: Green curry chicken/veg excellent., Agadashi tofu bento tasty., Quiet atmosphere, great service.


Points +106

27 Dec 2020

Outstanding Tranquility

Today I returned to Veggie Chef. I went a week ago, memories of the food stayed strong. The Agadashi Tofu, Tofu Laksa, Panfried Dumplings and deep fried sesame Eggplant were again outstanding.
Service is perfectly attentive. Tea flasks are replaced often.

Staff and atmosphere is calm and allows for mindful eating.
Prices are reasonable.

I'd eat there weekly if I was a local. I will return often!

Pros: Refined flavours., Quiet, calm atmosphere.

Cons: It is 30 minutes from my home!, Disliked nothing., Nothing todislike.


Points +24

23 Dec 2020

Great food, one of my favourite places.

No garlic and onion options, love it!


Points +282

12 Dec 2020

Vegetarian Paradise Newly Opened for 3 months

After shopping at Chadstone, we visited this newly opened (3 months)vegetarian restaurant and were pleasantly surprised by their delicious food. Portion was generous and they were all very tasty, restaurant very clean, staff very nice. We will definitely visit again,maybe try out the bento box. Love the fried dumplings and the vegetarian Hainan chicken rice.

Pros: Tasty, yummy food, Great selection

Cons: Can be hard to park at peak times


Points +247

23 Oct 2020

Delicious range of dishes

This place offers a wide range of vegan dishes and is perfect for vegetarians. The tempura veggie udon noodles are delicious.
Best won tons ever!

Updated from previous review on 2020-10-22

Pros: Affordable , Select Vegan dishes , Most things can be made vegan if you ask

Cons: Doesn’t list what could be made as a vegan option

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