Chinese vegetarian restaurant with several locations. Features a variety of Asian vegetable dishes, mock meat dishes, sushi, dim sum, and others. Large selection of tea. Quiet. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-8:00pm.

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29 Reviews

First Review by Ken4057


Points +18

14 Nov 2023

Favourite restaurant

So many amazing vegan options - the whole menu is almost completely vegan (few options have dairy). Totally vegetarian restaurant with delicious food

Pros: Good main portions, Tasty, Non vegans like it here too

Cons: Small rice portions



Points +183

31 Jul 2023

Really tasty

Most of the menu is vegan and clearly marked. I went here twice and liked everything I ordered on both occasions including a soup, various dim sum and a main course.


Points +11

Mostly Veg
22 Feb 2023


I’ve been coming here for years and their vegan dishes are some of the best I’ve ever had.


Points +111

15 Feb 2023

Delicious mostly vegan restaurant

Family style Asian restaurant with shareable plates made from soy and seitan. Great choices of soups, dim sums, mains, noodle- and rice-based dishes. Exactly what you would expect from an Asian mock meat restaurant. Ideal for groups to share different dishes.

Pros: Almost entirely vegan, Many options, Shareable plates; great for groups


Points +166

18 Jun 2022

Amazing seitan!

Got takeout for dinner with my fiancé’s non-veg family and everybody loved it. We all took second helpings! The seitan was definitely the star of the show.

The value is good too; we spent $90-ish dollars for 4 people and had leftovers.


Points +895

10 May 2022


I have been a regular at this location for the past 12 years. They have a great selection of dishes, excellent soups and dimsum. Make sure you pay attention to the menu markings that indicate if the ingredients include egg or dairy- but most items are vegan. It gets super busy at times so make sure to call in for reservations. The prices are also quite high but you will love it

Pros: Great dimsum, Nice decor

Cons: Quite expensive , Limited drink selection (if you don’t like tea)


Points +982

07 Mar 2022

Amazing taste

It’s so good that it reminds me of Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 2nd movement. Pure joy.

Wallet ached a bit though as they jacked up the price. Almost 20 dollars for a noodle dish.

They only do takeout when we visited on 19th of Feb, 2022.

Pros: Amazing taste, Big portion

Cons: Expensive, Only takeout during our visit


Points +94

30 Nov 2021

This is a great restaurant!

I eat at Zen Gardens whenever I am in the Mississauga area.

They have a wonderful selection to pick from.

On my trip in October, I got take out from them 3 nights in a row. Everything was great.

Please help them during the pandemic.

Pros: great food, large menu to pick from , vegan

Cons: none, none, none


Points +881

13 Nov 2021

Tasty but was takeout only

We had made the trek to check this place out but when we got there, there was no dine-in available (when current Covid reopening allowed dining in). We got takeout instead but a few items we wanted were not available. Staff were helpful recommending alternates. Taste was good. Will try again sometime.

Pros: Whole menu is vegetarian or vegan, Helpful staff

Cons: Takeout only, Few menu items not available


Points +175

03 Jun 2020

Special place in my heart for Zen Garden

Every time I’ve visited Toronto I’ve made sure to go here at least once. This place is so good and they are so friendly and inviting I usually don’t want to leave. Ive tried a ton of the menu and I’ve never had something I didn’t like. This is a special place worth the travel. Make sure to try the Tom Yang vermicelli noodle soup and the crystal rolls!!!!!!


Points +497

10 Nov 2019

Yummy veg food

One of my favourite vegetarian restaurants. The food here is always fresh and delicious.

Pros: Lots of amazing dishes to choose from, Clean, nice ambiance

Cons: A little pricey


Points +236

01 Aug 2019


Pleasant experience, tasty food and nice ambience.

Pros: Generous portion, Flavorful , Price is reasonable

Cons: None


Points +35

27 Jul 2019

Awesome variety of dishes and great service!

I love this place! Try and go every couple if months. They have a really good variety of mock meats and flavour and prepare them in unique ways that I really appreciate. Their service is perfect and the staff are always so welcoming and kind. I'm a dessert person above all else and their magic bars are legit.

Pros: Lots of options, Nice ambience, Good prices

Cons: Not closer to my house


Points +25

14 May 2019

Worst experience ever

Had a terrible experience. Went there for lunch on Mother's day with the family. They were very busy, which is understandable. The order took a long time, which is ok too considering it is one of the busiest days of the year. One of the appetizer items we ordered took so long that they brought it at the end after the dessert. What made it worse was the fact that the owner/manager was rushing us so much that she wouldn't let us finish or order any more food. She wanted us out of the restaurant. She was practically yelling at us and almost made my 8 year old nephew cry. The food was ok. I feel bad for the waitress who was trying to help and she got yelled at as well in front of everybody. Ruined Mother's day for us. Will not be going back. If I had negative stars, I would give -5 for service the way the manager handled everything.

Updated from previous review on 2019-05-13


Points +32

28 Apr 2019

One of the best

I have always loved Zen Gardens, the staff is very friendly, the food is always well made and yummy! My favorite is their miso soup, veggie rice and noodles. In the summer I love the sushi platter.

Pros: Ton of vegan options, Great customer service, Delicious food

Cons: Long wait times on Saturday evenings


Points +43

12 Feb 2019

Fantastic vegan/veg choice!

Fantastic, affordable food. The menu is huge and the food tastes good! Can’t wait to go back.

Pros: Lots of vegan choices, Loads & loads of vegetarian options., Friendly staff


Points +491

11 Oct 2018

Delicious and great value for money

Extensive menu and food was delicious. Service was quick too!

Pros: Extensive options , Clearly labeled vegan , Quick service


Points +24

19 Sep 2018

Amazing food

Zen gardens has an extensive array delicious and flavourful vegan dishes. I love coming here!


Points +130

16 May 2018

Delicious Vegetarian Chinese Cuisinse

Came here once before and I got a curry mushroom combo. No complaints from me!

Pros: Nice decor, Prompt service, Delicious meal


Points +18

19 Dec 2017

Always great food. A go-to for sure!

Huge assortment of vegan items. The portions are inexpensive and very big.

Pros: Huge portions, many vegan options

Cons: The service can be very slow and no vegan dessert.


Points +21

05 Mar 2017

Very Impressed - First Vist

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and had the Lunch Box Specials. She had the curry based and I had the spicy based special. Both were fantastic. We will definitely be back!

Pros: fair price, fast service, excellent, fresh vegan f

Cons: none


Points +1346

17 Jan 2017

delicious vegan Asian options

We eat here couple of times a months. The prices are correct, food comes fast, easy to park, many many vegan options and things that we tend not to do at home... try the seitan BBQ !


Points +48

15 Jan 2014

Great Restaurant

I've been here a lot. It's about 40km (one way) for me to come here but me and my hubby think it's worth. The food may be a bit pricey but taste really good. We've tried so many dishes here. The noodles soup we love the most is "noodles braised with the soy sauce". We also love their combos, too. Anyway, it's a very nice restaurant to go and try.

Warren Nelson

Points +50

04 Nov 2013


This is a nice restaurant to enjoy a special evening as the staff are very considerate and the atmosphere quiet and relaxing. They also do spiritual "tea-tastings" on Fridays (noon to 9pm) for $10/person. I haven't done that yet but look forward to experiencing that sometime soon and updating my review! I suspect there is quite a bit of sodium used in the seasoning as I am usually hungry and thirsty an hour after eating here.

Pros: teas are a nice complement with the meal, staff very courteous, atmosphere quiet/relaxing

Cons: a little pricey, high salt/sodium in food


Points +60

02 Jul 2013


I've been to the Cambridge, Guelph, London and Mississauga locations and they are all fantastic.
The menu tends to vary at each location with same dishes being vegan at some locations but not at others (not sure why?) - but overall I can always find something great to eat at any of them.

I have even dined with my very discerning and meat loving father at Zen Gardens for lunch and he was impressed by the food.

I tend to frequent the Mississauga location the most, the ladies on staff are always welcoming.

Pros: Food, Staff, Options


Points +68

29 Mar 2013


Been to a few of their locations and always so happy! Great food! Lots of choices! Zen gardens is a great restaurant! Amazing smoothies as well!

Pros: lots of choices

Cons: no alcohol served


Points +24

14 Aug 2012


Mostly everything on the menu is vegan, if it isn't, it is clearly specified that it contains dairy and/or egg. There are SO many options on the menu. This place has amazing variety and flavour. The wonton soup is amazing, the sweet and sour bites, kung po soy fritters, crispy soy fritters (tastes like how i remember KFC popcorn chicken), all the noodle dishes, the sushi.. I've brought many non vegetarian/non vegan friends here and they've all loved it. I go here way too often. There have been times where I've ordered something I havent liked so i suggest if you go and dont like it, you give it another try!

Pros: almost all vegan, AMAZINGly delicious, well priced

Cons: lots of deep fried (still delicious)

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