• Yuan Tong

  • (10)
  • White Vegetarian

Many choices made to order vegetarian food as well as pay by weight buffet. Has Western style breakfast. Address in Chinese 台北市士林區大東路158號. Open Mon-Sat 6:30am-9:30pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by cj the taniwha


Points +15

02 Oct 2023

Cheap and authentic

Very small, but nice and charming restaurant. It feels like you eat in the living room of the family which runs it. Great selection of vegan/ vegetarian food which tastes very yummy. No AC unfortunately when we were there and very little space to seat. And when you are there between regular lunch and dinner time, the selection of meals might be a bit lower.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-02



Points +161

Non Veg
01 Apr 2019


Really tasty vegan array of dishes. I had a good sized plate with brown (red) rice and paid 100.
This will now be my local!


Points +553

30 Mar 2019

Nice buffet style place

Good food, cheap etc


Points +19

27 Apr 2017

Great value for money

Get the whole grain rice with sweet potato. very good.


Points +217

06 Dec 2016

Cheap n Nice

Small eateries with plenty of choices. Pay-by-weight. We reached there at 8pm on a Sat night so not much dishes left even though it closes at 9:30pm. However, after 7:30pm all pay-by-weight dishes will be at 20% discount. NT10 for a bowl of short grain rice. We ordered a plate of fried rice for NT100. Or u may choose NT75 for child serving. However, their Fried rice is very oily.

Pros: Price moderate

Cons: Most dishes very too oily


Points +484

07 Jun 2016

I picked the wrong day to go!

I ended up here after coming back on the bus from the national Palace Museum to the metro station. It was late by the time I finally found them, around 7 PM. There wasn't a lot left. I found out that this was because Monday was their special discount day, and I had managed to get there on a Monday. I managed to find enough to eat, but there was no tea and not even any water to drink! Their English speaker was very nice though.

Cons: no AC, small


Points +161

18 Dec 2014

Great place for a Quick Fix

Turns out that this place has been here for quite a while... around 30 years. I was in the area because it was a childhood neighborhood and we were hungry.

The place is small but it has a steady flow of customers - mainly locals. It serves a pay-by-weight buffet and you can also order off of their menu. The buffet choices are decent (your usual Taiwanese fare) but they are not hot... they're placed on plates on a large table setting and when it's closer to their 'break' time, what they have is what you get - no refills.

All in all, it's a good place for food. Nothing special, but considering the fact that it's still standing, I'd say it's doing well!

Pros: inexpensive, decent array of food


Points +94

15 Aug 2014




Points +631

07 Jul 2013

Cheap and yummy!

Quite a small place, very popular with locals. The atmosphere wasn't special, but it's a good place to grab a quick bite.

4 cows, as I felt the place wasn't very clean.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Eat in or take away.

Cons: Could be cleaner

cj the taniwha

Points +71

24 Jan 2013

Great cheap buffet

This is my favourite buffet restaurant in this area, the food is a lot more tasty and flavoursome than any of the other cheap buffet places I have tried in Taipei. Standard pay by weight action, very friendly staff and customers - no English spoken though, but they assured me it was all vegan. My rating is 'good' but seeing as it is better than fair but not very good I gave it 4 cows.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Good location

Cons: Some food not so healthy, Greasy, Small

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