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Contact 336-723-1400

134 N Spruce St (at 2nd St W), Winston-salem, North Carolina, USA,

Serves meat, vegan options available. Asian fusion cuisine. Has faux chicken and pork in addition to tofu. Reported closed to HappyCow, Sep 2015.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Asian Fusion, Non-veg

Reviews (4)

First Review by djmichael

love it - Edit

One of my favorite restaurants.
their fried rice is simply the best I've ever had.
Many options.
very friendly to vegans.
Owners are great people

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great ambiance. , not expensive

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Loved it! - Edit

I got the vegan sea bass entree. It was on the expensive side, at around $16, but they do have less expensive items. They have vegan "sea bass", vegan "salmon", vegan "chicken", vegan "pork", and tofu. Any item on the menu can be made vegan, easily making Wen Hwa the most vegan-friendly restaurant that I know of in Winston-Salem. There are also two vegan dessert options, a mango coconut sticky rice that was not listed on the menu and the banana chocolate dessert rolls (which are vegan if you leave out the ice cream, or have it on the side if you are sharing the dish with a nonvegan). The atmosphere was great, a very chic Asian restaurant. I got the feeling that the food was a little on the spicy side. Definitely ask the staff about how spicy the food is if that is a problem for you. I would definitely recommend this place! Will definitely be returning here.

Pros: Nice staff, lots of vegan options

Cons: Spicy food, On the pricy side

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You Must Eat Here! - Edit

WOW! My husband and I have been searching for vegan friendly restaurants near our area, and we really lucked up with this place. Every dish can be substituted with vegan chicken, vegan pork, or tofu. I ordered Mandarin Orange Vegan Chicken and it was the best thing I've eaten since becoming vegan! The entree's average about $10.95 and I feel that is an amazing deal for food that delicious. The perfect atmosphere also added to our dining experience. We live an hour away, but I'm already planning our next visit.

Pros: Excellent Food, Good Value, Awesome Atmosphere

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Beautiful Presentation, Average Food - Edit

The official name of this restaurant is Wen Hwa Asian Fusion Cuisine. It's located in an artsy district of downtown Winston-Salem, in walking distance of the Marriott. I'm not sure what the fusion is, unless it's the fusion of soy-based meat analogs with Chinese food. As far as I could tell, most items on the menu are Chinese-type dishes. Anyway, we were greeted warmly by owner Connie, who told us that she is vegan. The place is beautiful, with lots of black and red. The menu is quite unique: printed on a rolled up fabric scroll that is inside a hollow, dried bamboo stalk. The menu posted on the restaurant's website does not show all the vegetarian dishes, though you'll find the very unusual vegetarian sea bass and vegetarian salmon listed under Special Entrees. What's nice is that any dish on the menu can be made vegan; and they offer vegan chicken or pork in addition to tofu. I wanted to try the "pork," but it was unavailable. We started with a great-tasting appetizer of steamed vegetable dumplings. I was so glad that they arrived in a covered metal serving dish, so they stayed warm. For my entree, I got a sizzling tofu and vegetable dish, but with the vegan chicken replacing the tofu. Alas, the vegan chicken was thin reddish slices and tasted more like ham. And the overriding taste of the dish was SALT: It was as if regular soy sauce had been poured over the food rather than any sort of special sauce. My partner had the same experience with her dish. That was a big disappointment. Also, I was quite surprised that Wen Hwa does not offer brown rice. I would try this place again, but I'd be more careful in my entree selection... I give Wen Hwa a "very good" rating because of the atmosphere and because of the extra effort to cater to vegans/vegetarians.

Pros: Convenient, Lots of vegan choices, Lovely atmosphere

Cons: Salty food, nondescript taste

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