Vegan Pan-Asian restaurant, est. 2015. Uses tofu, soy & seitan based mock-meats, noodles, kim chee and more. Certified kosher. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri 11:30am-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

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58 Reviews

First Review by jimbojonesbos


Points +17

28 Jul 2023

Very Good

This place is dope, I enjoy this place a lot



Points +206

06 May 2023

Yummy food

Food was delicious and flavorful. Good portions. The main entree comes with a side of brown rice and miso soup. Staff was on top of coming back to refill our water/teas. Definitely will come back again.


Points +88

07 Apr 2023

So good!

Really impressed with the menu

Pros: Banana spring rolls for dessert!, Delicious bbq wings, So reasonable!


Points +439

26 Mar 2023

Great apps and meals

Large portions and not very expensive. The spring rolls were good but a little under cooked for my taste. Highly recommend the scallion pancakes!! Pad Thai was very good but could use a little less lime juice/zest

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-26

Pros: Everything is vegan , Large portions; very filling, Good pricing


Points +124

26 Jan 2023

Must visit!!

A true gem. Good staff good menu selection

Pros: All vegan! Good service, Traditional chinese foods, Free soup on the house

Cons: Can be expensive, Can be slow at time (feel deserted on weekday)


Points +487

21 Sep 2022

Good Pan-Asian and all vegan!

Quite tasty take out. We started with the vegetable tempura and spring rolls and loved them. Sauces were excellent and the portions just right. For meals we had the General Tso’s Soy Protein and the Pad Thai and we ate every bite. For dessert we tried the chocolate cake with the strawberry topping and it was ok, not the most tasty, but a sweet finish to a fabulous dinner otherwise.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-28

Pros: Prompt service , Great portions and prices , Flavors were authentic and not too salty


Points +43

11 Sep 2022

Good food

Delicious food. Get N2 - Udon, you won’t regret it. We also got one of the soy protein main meals. It was good, but can’t remember the name. Also, the tea is good and the edamame is top tier.

Pros: Everything is Vegan, Friendly Staff


Points +319

08 Sep 2022

Love the menu

Good selection of beverages, lunch options and desserts. They make delicious seitan dishes. All fresh and beautiful. Staff is super friendly and service is great.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-08


Points +961

30 Aug 2022


This place is so delicious. Right up the road from the place I was staying. Everything is vegan. I got the Malaysian stew but got seitan instead of soy protein. Very refreshing to have all vegan options to choose from.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-11

Pros: Many options


Points +441

10 Jul 2022

Have mercy, this place is awesome

The food and service are 1st class all the way.
The seitan is phenomenal: firm and slightly crispy, not wimpy like you may find in other eateries. Try the smoked Teriyaki seitan strips...Truly the best.

Pros: Extensive menu, Good value

Vegan Vagabond

Points +1899

06 Jun 2022

4 stars for being 100% vegan

This place is pretty far outside of Boston. I don’t believe that there is much else nearby, so, on this alone they are to be applauded. The prices are fair and they have a large menu. I got the steamed dumplings, which were very tasty. I got the General Tso’s Soy Protein, which is breaded and fried soy protein on a bed of broccoli, and smothered in General Tso’s Sauce. It was good, but the sauce was more like sweet and sour sauce or sweet bbq sauce than General Tso sauce. Too sweet for my liking. Still, I ate every bite.


Points +21

25 May 2022

Always great!

Great food and service. Love the variety. Even my meat eating family enjoyed their meals!


Points +176

25 Feb 2022

Nice vegan chinese in Arlington!

A diverse menu with lots of different soy and seitan options. Quick, friendly service.

Pros: Tasty, Quick, Easy to park


Points +21

18 Jan 2022


Absolutely love this place. I’m hooked on the Orange seitan meal. It hits a spot that I haven’t had since before giving up meat.


Points +47

28 Aug 2021

Delicious! The basil soy protein is a must!

I was in Arlington for a week visiting family and we got Zhu twice, it was that good! The food was ready super quickly and everything was delicious


Points +92

01 Jul 2021

Excellent food!

This place is a must stop when in Boston! The service is great and the food is simply amazing! My non vegan friends loved it too!


Points +1134

01 Jan 2021

So good!!

There are so many amazing choices and a lot of gluten free options as well. The dishes are so flavorful.


Points +28

28 Nov 2020

Best vegan Asian in Boston

I’m a big fan of Zhu. The food and service are both great. They list gluten free options on the menu and online. I wish they’d do less with soy protein and more with tofu, though they’ll switch it out if you ask while dining in. I don’t like anything with a meaty texture. But my only real complaint is that there aren’t enough vegetables! Dishes come only with the veggies mentioned in the menu description. The Singapore street noodles are my favorite, but they’d be better with broccoli! Good location, easy to park, on the 77 bus line.

Pros: All vegan, Good for gluten free and food allergies


Points +2054

12 Jul 2020

Delicious food, large portions!

Had the General Tso’s soy protein and vegetable Tempura.. both were so delicious! They are set up well for no contact pickup currently with Covid19. Will definitely be back!

Pros: All vegan Asian restaurant, Excellent food quality , Fast service (food was ready in 10 mins)


Points +16

03 May 2020


Best Asian/Chinese restaurant that I have ever eaten at. A lot of variety and everything tastes great. Even carnivores would like it. It's one of my favorite vegan restaurants.


Points +731

28 Dec 2019


Nice cafe style vegan restaurant. Food is overall good. I am not bug on fake meats so menu options are limited. Service is excellent.

The hot and sour soup was pretty hot and very tasty.

The fresh rolls were serviced extremely cold.

The Singapore noodles were prepare to perfection

The mango soy protein was very sweet.

The the rice pudding was tasty.

Pros: All vegan, Item that can be glutenfree marked on menu , Portions sizes are big

Cons: None

Joel Mog

Points +19

Mostly Veg
27 Dec 2019


Excellent variety and everything is wonderful.


Points +45

17 Nov 2019

Good Pan-Asian food

Friendly staff and decent menu

Pros: Singapore noodles are great

Cons: Pad Thai is not that good


Points +2111

18 Oct 2019

Boston asian food! Yum!

They offer good asian food with solid portions and reasonable pricing. It comes fast and the place is nice.

Pros: Good food, Reasonable pricing, Good portionsize


Points +128

02 Sep 2019


It’s been a year since I moved away from Arlington and I still miss this place! I love that it’s all vegan and they have so many delicious options. The lunch specials are an especially good deal. I recommend the soy cutlet sizzling platter, Korean style clear noodles, and sweet n sour soy protein. Nice ambiance and pleasant service. Main courses are a little pricey but they are high quality, generous portions and definitely not something I could recreate at home (really excellent mock meat). Next time I’m in the Boston area I will definitely prioritize a visit to Zhu!

Pros: all vegan, delicious, great mock meat

Cons: expensive


Points +42

01 Sep 2019

Best Asian food

Everything we got tasted delicious! Would come back here again and again if I didn’t live so far away (NJ). If you live in the area do yourself a favor and come here.

Pros: Everything’s vegan , Super tasty , Nice atmosphere


Points +18

01 Sep 2019

Best vegan Asian food I’ve ever had

The food was amazing! We had the vegetable dumplings, oyster mushrooms, and sweet and sour soy protein. The sweet and sour soy protein was better than any sweet and sour chicken I’ve ever had. So delicious, I highly recommend this restaurant!

Pros: All vegan , Great flavor , Fair prices

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