Yo Green Restaurant

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54/9 Bangla Rd, Soi Patong Resort, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, 83150

Menu is descriptive and includes a range of vegan, vegetarian and Jain food using several mock meats and fish. All Thai dishes are vegan; Italian dishes are lacto vegetarian. No msg, eggs, fish sauce or oyster sauce. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Indian, Organic, Thai, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Fusion

72 Reviews

First Review by YoGreenRestaurant

Best vegetarian restaurant in Patong - Edit

Friendly staff. Many options of vegetarian food - Thai and Western food. Will definately be back again. ☺

Pros: Lots of option

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excellent food - Edit

Really nice food. Great variety of options for mock meat. Went twice in one day

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Superb - Edit

The food is amazing and they offer so many different options. The staff is very friendly but their English isn't very good. We went there three times in a row.

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Very tasty food! - Edit

The food was really good and I usually dont even like mockmeat. We ordered 5 different dishes and all were delicious!

Pros: Very tasty, Good prices, All vegan/vegeterian resturant

Cons: the location if you go with kids at night, you nee

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Open Late - Edit

This is one of two veg*n restaurants in Patong, and the only one open past 5pm (closes at 11pm). Like other reviewers have noted, the servings are quite small for the prices; and the food is not exactly spectacular. That said, it IS open at night; mostly (all the Thai dishes are) vegan; and the staff are absolutely gorgeous.

Pros: beautiful staff, many vegan options, open till late

Cons: only accessible via Bangla Road, a tad expensive, food a little average

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A great start, with some room to grow - Edit

Yo Green Restaurant is a very welcome addition to the Patong food scene, not least because it's the only veg restaurant in town that's open for dinner.

We visited on several evenings and got to sample quite a few selections from the fairly extensive menu, and found the quality to range from great to OK. We stuck with the Thai dishes since they are vegan (unlike the European dishes, most of which contain dairy products). Our favorites were the curries, the Chinese kale, and the satay (which has a particularly tasty sauce).

It's still a relatively young restaurant, and so a few growing pains are to be expected, but for the most part they're doing a great job and trying sincerely to keep improving.

Positives:
• The diverse menu includes healthier whole-veggie dishes as well as the faux-meat fare.
• For food items, it's very clear on the menu which items are vegan and which contain dairy (though this wasn't explicitly clear for drinks and desserts).
• The chef has a knack for sauces, so everything saucy (ranging from the satay dip to the curries) was surprisingly delicious.
• Moderate prices, which are reasonable considering it's a sit-down restaurant with table service and made-to-order food.

Areas that could be improved:
• Wait times can be rather long when the place is busy. Another staff member or two might help.
• Our "chicken" drumsticks were served hot on the outside but still very cold in the middle (clearly they were frozen and hadn't thawed properly or been cooked long enough).
• For the next version of their menu, they should take photos of the dishes they actually make and serve, since the stock photos used on the menu are often unintentionally misleading, in some cases showing something completely different from what one will actually get.

Bottom line: Yo Green is doing a lot of things very well, though there may still be some rough edges here and there. Given their determination, we expect they'll keep getting better, and we look forward to visiting again next time we're on the island.

Enjoy!

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A very decent option - Edit

If you visit Phuket, you will learn that getting a decent vegan meal is more difficult that one would think. Hence we visited this place more than once and found it to be a quite pleasent place to eat.

The menu includes a wide variety of Thai food, but also "meat immitations" such as a very realistic mock popcorn chicken. All very delicious, but be warned, as with Thai food, it tends to be on the spicy side of the spectrum.

My points of (minor) criticism:
1. The food is - for Thai standards - very expensive. For a "normal meal" of spring rolls, one dish each for two people [here two dishes each, because portions are small], and a drink each, you will end up paying around $20/€17. Not bad, but at some buffets you get all-you-can eat for €5 each.
2. The staff knows no English at all [seriously, they did not understand "two bottles of water" without hand gestures]. While Thailand is generally not known for its English speaking abilities, a restaurant that caters virtually only to tourists (you will not see Thai people inside the place that do not work there) could do a bit more.
The waitress does have a smartphone though, so communication through Google Translate always is an option.
3. The soups. Thai tap water is not drinkable, as it is not germ-free. Yo Green uses tap water to cook, which is fine if you properly boil the water. I got a soup that was mildly warm, something I was pretty happy about at first because I did not have to wait to eat it.
Spending the whole next day switching between sitting on and leaning over the toilet was a rather unpleasent experience.
4. They do not know Western food. My girlfriend ordered a margarita pizza, which in the West means dough tomatoe cheese. What she got was additionally paprica pieces and a ton of paprica powder. Weird.

In summary: be prepared to pay a bit more for nice mock meat and/or Thai food in a nice little restaurant and avoid the soups.

Pros: All kinds of mock meat, Usually pretty empty

Cons: Expensive, Avoid the soups!, No English whatsoever

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We intended on giving this place a better rating... - Edit

... until we saw the size of the plates! First off we have to say that the service was lovely! The staff looked genuinely happy to serve us and were all very sweet and polite. The only problem was that the plates were tiny and for 120baht each we were a little surprised. We know it’s likeley because of the area in which the restaurant is located, but compared to everywhere we had eaten in previously in Phuket town this was easily triple the price. Saying that, the food was yummy so if you’re not on a budget it’s still a great little spot for some lunch. We just headed straight for the fruit stalls afterwards.

Pros: Lovely Service, Tasty, Lots of choice

Cons: Tiny portions in light of price

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good food - Edit

Good menu and friendly service

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good! - Edit

Вкусная еда! Отличное обслуживание! Разнообразное меню!

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Amazing!!!! - Edit

The food was amazing! We had the veggie fried rice, chik'n nuggets and the sweet, sour and spicy tofu and everything was delicious! Will come back again for sure!!!

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SO NICE - Edit

Forced my non-vegan family to come with me on our last day in phuket! Took a while to find it so they were extra angry... When we finally found it, the staff were super friendly, the drinks were super refreshing and the service was great! Cannot fault the food at all!! Absolutely incredible. Even my (annoyingly) staunch meat eating brother was very pleased with the food. The yellow curry was absolutely outstanding. Especially since many places don’t have a vegan option it was a very happy change from stir fried vegetables. If you are in the paying area I highly recommend visiting this restaurant!! Brilliant!!

Pros: Food , Banana Frappe

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Delicious! - Edit

We stopped at Yo Green for dinner and we are so glad we did! The entire menu is meatless and they have a lot of great meat substitutes. We had the pad see ew and the tom yum and they were both really good! The staff is very friendly and helped me make sure what I ordered was safe for my peanut allergy. We will definitely be back!

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great addition to Bang-la road - Edit

Could not be happier. Service was fast, food was great and there are plenty of authentic Thai vegan options and western options (vegetarian) so no complaints. Will be returning soon

Pros: fast service , great vegan cuisine, great location

Cons: staff don’t speak English but google translate get

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Excellent!! - Edit

Mock meats were amazing. Every dish was super tasty. One of the papaya salads was really spicy tho, haha!! Maybe ask them not too spicy ;) the rice came shaped lime a heart! So yummy!!!

Pros: Mostly vegan!!

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Delicious! - Edit

Had a delicious and authentic thai dinner - they basically take the whole thai cuisine and just replace all meat /fish with what they call "fake meat" (saitan, tofu & co). can 100% recommend it. low cost, friendly staff, amazing food :)

Pros: authentic thai food for vegetarians and vegans, clean

Cons: interior is very basic, would have big potential t

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Una buena opción a metros de Bangla Road. - Edit

Ofrecen una amplia variedad de platos y hay muchas opciones de carnes vegetales. El lugar es amplio y agradable. Con mi pareja pedimos dos platos diferentes (no recuerdo los nombres, pero en la carta aparecen con los números 60 y 69). Al probar mi plato, no pude comerlo pues era muy picante. En la carta no estaba señalado este "detalle", como sucedía con otros platos. Como no podía comerlo porque era muy fuerte y además tengo gastritis, quien parecía ser la dueña del local se acercó y muy amablemente me ofreció cambiar mi pedido. De hecho pude pedir una opción que se ofrecía como picante y me lo prepararon especialmente para mí. Cabe destacar este gesto que me dejó muy satisfecho, pues siempre se mostraron solícitos y atentos a nuestros requerimientos.

Lo que pudimos pecibir es que los precios son un tanto elevados para las porciones que ofrecen. Además, nuestros platos abundaban en verduras y contenían poca carne vegetal. Otra cuestión eran los sabores. Las salsas agridulces tenían mucha azúcar y algo similar nos ocurrió con el herbal tea. De todos modos, los ingredientes principales de cada plato eran sabrosos. Si corrigieran estas cuestiones el lugar sería excelente.

Insisto en destacar la muy buena atención que recibimos y lo bien que nos trataron, mostrándose siempre preocupados porque estuvieramos satisfechos. Esto no es algo muy habitual en lugares con turismo masivo.

Probamos el helado de pandan y coco y era riquísimo.

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Wide selection of vegan and vegetarian food - Edit

The number of vegan and vegetarian options in Patong is limited. This place has alot of mock meat options so if you are into it, it is great. Overall, the food lacks complex flavours but that is counterbalanced by the wide variety of Thai and Western cuisine available.

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Absolute must when staying in Patong! - Edit

We ended up eating here 3 or 4 times while staying in Patong area, it was just TOO good to try anywhere else. The satay kebab are to die for, the fried mock pork or chicken balls are amazing. 50 baht fruit shakes which are so yum. Menu is so extensive youd never run out of things to eat

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enjoyed the first time but... - Edit

The first time I went there the food was great, I had the tofu cashew and the papaya salad and both were really good so I decided to come back again the next day.

I ordered the tomato sauce pasta and veggies salad. First of all- the veggies weren’t fresh as I expected and the sauce was very sweet.
When ordering the pasta I made sure there are only tomatoes in the sauce and the waitress confirmed.
When the pasta arrived, the sauce was full with weird vegetables (who puts peas, corn and carrots in tomato sauce?) and the sauce looked like red water.
I told the waitress I can’t have it cause I’m allergic to corn (and that is why I made sure this is just TOMATO sauce), so she took my plate and brought it 3 minuets later without the corn. The people in the kitchen just took out the corn one by one. Who does that??

I obviously didn’t eat cause I’m allergic and can’t have it, I asked to pay for my half eaten salad and non eaten pasta, and paid the full price when the waitress saw I barely touched my food.

Wouldn’t go back there.

They have a promotion for the customers- if you rate them 5/5 in HappyCow, TripAdvisor or google maps you get 10% off the bill, so I would read carefully all the reviews.

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Dear Travel Veggie,
We apologize for the mishaps. We tell our staffs to pay attention closely to allergies. Sometimes their English is not that great as it's Thailand and sometimes they don't understand. We will make sure such situation does not happen again.

As for the vegetables in the sauce, we have had comments earlier that there was only sauce and no veggies, so we started putting. Sometimes, if there's a lot of orders, the chef may have slipped and made it the regular way. We shall be extra cautious on this.

Regarding the 5 Stars rating to get 10%, we were not aware in the beginning. We have covered the message with tape several months ago. If it slipped out, then our apology. We have understood this part and therefore, put the tape so our reviews are genuine and not from any incentives, so as a veg*n community, we can grow together.

We request to use google translate or google image search to help our staffs what you want better. Or you can contact us at +6614578006 Nikki or +66896172312 Andy for better English speaking person.

Thank you and your support is highly appreciated.

Yo Green Team.  


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RajDollar 04 Jan 2018 - I put peas, corn and carrot in tomato sauce quite a lot especially when making pasta, unsure why that's so weird to you  


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Absolutely great food! 100/100 would return to eat - Edit

Yo Green is all the way at the end of one of the bylanes in Bangla Road.

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Saishreyas,
Thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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Amazing Vegan Food - Edit

Must have at here at least 8 times while I was in Patong Beach. The food is delicious. My favorite were the Sate and the Tom Yum noodles. Their mock meat texture is really impressive.

Pros: Excellent Food , Friendly Staff , They have vegan ice cream!

Cons: You have to walk down Bangla road to get here.

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Tlallishakti,
Thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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Excellent meal with plenty of options - Edit

We had an excellent meal yesterday, we recommend the fried chicken, the satay and the massaman curry. Will come back again.
For reader information the venue is closed the forthcoming 20th December 2017 (the next of the two days a month they close).

Pros: the mock meats, the service, the big selection

Cons: a bit hidden

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Lluisand Manu,
Apology for the late response. We forgot the password.

Thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

Well we chose Bangla, thinking is right in the center of Patong. On the main road could be quite a challenge for a veg*n restaurant to survive, besides the noise. Here, we can try our best to let you have some peace from the noise.

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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amazing vegan Thai in Phuket - Edit

Wow, GREAT meal! Best veg food we've had in 14 days in Thailand! Everything is vegan except for some of the Italian items that have dairy.

Great: Laab, Tom Yum Gai, Fried Som Tom, Morningglory, yellow noodles, creative mocktails.
Not great: The Thai ice tea w soy milk was only OK, the fact that my stomach isn't bigger and that I couldn't order everything else on the menu was disappointing. Stupid stomach!

Pros: sweet and helpful owners, wide variety of classic and novel Thai dishes, veg, deliciousness

Cons: none

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Phil & Ken,

Lol, your comment is really creative.

We apologize for the late response. We forgot the password.

And thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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Yummy - Edit

I personally didn't care for the seafood options they have here, but mostly everything else was good. It was jelly like. Not great but good.

Pros: Yummy, Good location , Modern

Cons: Pricey, Weird options

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Hula Hooping Vegan,
Apology for the late response. We forgot the password.

Thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

All our Thai food is Vegan. Our Italian part is Lacto Vegetarian. But certain items we can modify to go without cheese. No egg, fish sauce, oyster sauce or even MSG is used in our restaurant.

We have placed ourselves as Vegan & Vegetarian. The back cover of our menu would give list of veg*n from different part of the world so as a Veg*n we can understand and accommodate each other more, regardless of our differences.

Then we state our spectrum of coverage. We are not any one of them but we are friendly with all of them. This way our community of differences can all enjoy ^_^.

We would highly appreciate if perhaps during your next visit you could let us know which ones you don't like. After all, we try to be creative and some items may taste better to some than the other.

The jelly like thing is so low in calorie, a 1000 g is only for 100 calorie !!!

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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Tastastic - Edit

Beautiful flavour and kind service!

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Jolenep,
Apology for the late response. We forgot the password.

Thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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amazing - Edit

Delicious food, a lot of choices, we loved it, friendly staff. Almost all dishes are vegan. What's not is clearly marked. Would recommend for a delicious vegan Thai meal!

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YoGreenRestaurant 28 Dec 2017 - Hi Lolamuy,
Apology for the late response. We forgot the password.

Thank you so much for your review. Your great review really helps us stay well in the business.

We look forward to your return soon. All the best.

Yo Green Team.  


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