• Xiamen NanputuoTemple

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  • White Vegan

南普陀寺素食馆, at 思明南路南普陀寺内515号, is located on the east side of Nanputuo Temple. Uses fresh ingredients. Large space with modern decoration and muted lighting. Service is efficient. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by JChan


Points +335

22 Aug 2023

Tasty vegan with a pure vibe

The temple hosts a noodle restaurant and a full menu one, both vegan. Both are quite in demand , so reservations are a good idea.
If you expect gourmet food, you may be disappointed, but if you are looking for tasty, pure vegan food, I think you will love this place.



Points +82

15 Dec 2022

Nice Restaurant

Great variety of vegan dishes


Points +37

16 Jul 2021

Great Veggie Buffet!

If you're looking for a clean, cozy, buffet style veggie restaurant, you've come to the right place! Nanputuo Temple has a good variety of different vegetarian dishes, mainly Chinese style, which are so delicious. At 89rmb per person, it is very reasonable, as this also includes drinks and dessert. A great place! ✨


Points +34

09 Apr 2021

Nice vegetarian buffet

Very good vegetarian buffet with many options. Also some desert options available.
Price is not too cheap with around 90 RMB but for the variety of food and drinks really fair.


Points +32

03 Apr 2021

One of the best in Xiamen

Watch out as there are two restaurants in the temple. One is a canteen style restaurant and the other is the buffet restaurant. I went to the buffet restaurant which was amazing! It’s the one on the right side. 108RMB for one person but unlimited food

Pros: Food seemed mostly vegan, Buffet, all you can eat

Bob Sultan

Points +630

27 Jan 2014

Good - but nothing special

After reading the other Happycow review of this restaurant, I was prepared for a great experience. I was disappointed. The dish I ordered, tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables in a brown sauce, was good, and the vegetables were indeed fresh and lightly cooked, but I didn't think it was anything special. I'd actually rate it slightly below a 4. This is in spite of a number of signs around the restaurant proclaiming that it is internationally renowned. I looked at other dishes and they didn't seem particularly inspiring, but I was alone so I ordered only one dish. My dish was very reasonably priced at 32 rmb (about $5 US) with rice. Part of the problem is that the menu is in Chinese with no pictures. I speak some Chinese so I told the waitress generally what I like and asked her to recommend a dish. I don't understand why a vegetarian restaurant at a major temple would not have pictures on the menu. This is really customary in China. There are more than 25 tables and while I was there I would say that it was two-thirds full. It does not open for dinner until 5PM. This restaurant is located on the east side of the grounds of the Nanputuo Temple. Personally, if you are in this area, I would head for the nearby Da Fang Vegetarian Restaurant which I think is much more of a gourmet experience at roughly the same price (slightly nicer ambiance and you can order beer if you drink). It's quite nearby.

Pros: visit the temple, fresh vegetables, clean and pleasant

Cons: nothing special


Points +110

03 Apr 2009

A place to visit in Xiamen!

This place makes possibly the very best Chinese vegetarian dishes anywhere in the world I've been to. The materials are fresh, the taste is never powerful, the dishes are never showy, but the combination of different tastes and the creativity in designing the dishes is simply delightful. One feels the cook really cares about the food he prepares. One doesn't feel stuffed after the normal round of dishes (usually 8-10) are all savored. Michelin should give it at least 2 stars for the excellent cuisine, because the ambiance though very pleasant may not be what the French think it "should be." The restaurant is quite large is space and the decoration is modern, private, lighting is muted and cozy. The service is efficient. This is a place no vegan should miss on a visit to Xiamen!

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