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HK$39 - HK$78
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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 July 2020

Despite being one of the top-rated vegetarian restaurants and highly recommended by Lonely Planet, I personally find the food to be mediocre. It was not as though it tasted bad, but we were just not quite acquainted with this taste even as a vegetarian. I...certainly would not highly recommend this eatery, but it might be quite worth trying it for the first time. The overall experience was just fine. As we were near famishment when we visited this vegetarian restaurant at around 8:30pm after our trip from Oriental Pearl Tower, we made the gross mistake of over-ordering. Coupled with the unappetising food, we had a hard time forcing ourselves finishing this extravagantly-priced food. The service is generally acceptable, depending on which waiter/waitress you received. The restaurant is located at the heart of Nanjing West Road station, just beside Majestic Theatre building, and its size is large enough to probably accommodate 30 people. We saw a cat in their kitchen at the second floor after I came out from their toilet. Hopefully, the restaurant is hygienic enough!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

The food here is so tasty, whether it is obvious vegetable dishes, tofu or creative mocking up of meats. Prices are reasonable which is good as the menu is extensive and you keep spotting something else you want to try! The downstairs dining room is...large can get a little noisy when busy.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

The decoration is not fancy, but the food is really good. Even the white rice tastes good! The vegetables are, of course, great. But I also like how they make "meat" dishes with vegetarian ingredients. It's very creative and tastes good. I highly recommend this...restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019

This place was very bright and friendly. The food was very homey and down to earth but extremely delicious. The prices were more than reasonable and the portions were quite generous.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

I eat some meat but mostly vegetarian meals. I tried this place after searching for some fresh food that has vegetables as I was bit sick of the meat dishes after a week in Shanghai. I had a great meal here: actually probably the best...food of the whole week I spent in Shanghai, and perhaps the best meal iv read for. Long time : it was that good. Very tasty and presentation is top restaurant quality. The dishes I ordered were not like any previously seen on my trip - the ‘vegetarian meat’ dish was remarkable. One note of caution: is is a little tricky to find, as it’s located just off a road and the entrance was through a gate with a guard sitting there. I walked past it thinking I couldn’t go into the road that leads to the restaurant. So if you are following your map on the phone just enter the unmarked gate about 20metres before the restaurant. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 May 2019

I was really happy with the restaurant and really recommend it! My bf and I went back twice as we found the food very good - It was fresh and tasty! I highly recommend the green vegetable curry!!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

You can’t beat the vegetarian lifestyle restaurants. Lots of veggie and vegan food, menus in English with pictures and great staff. Food is amazing and very traditional. Lots of mock meats are used which I imagine tastes like the real thing. Would love to eat...here every night. Price is alright.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 March 2019

I love this place. I come here all the time when I'm in Shanghai. Sadly they just changed the menu, and several of the dishes I would recommend are gone. But the food is still great!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Absolutely lovely vegan food, better then expected and a great evening for the two of us. Excellent!!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

Oh my gosh, as others have said - the food at Vegetarian Lifestyle was wonderful. We found it through our Lonely Planet guidebook and were not disappointed. The staff were lovely and attentive and we ordered many, many dishes - the seaweed was lovely, as...were the mushroom dumplings and the spare ribs (with crunchy okra as the bone!).... everything we ate was amazing. The staff were also happy for us to have a long, lazy lunch - we didn't feel rushed at any point. If you are veggie, do yourself a favour and make time for here.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

It`s very hard to find Chinese Vegetarian food in Shanghai but we found the food here was excellent.The staff did`t speak English but the menu is in Chinese, English and photos of the dishes.The service was good and the 4 dishes we ordered were delicious.The..."Beef" with pepper sauce and 'Peking Duck' pancakes were the best.If you want Chinese Vegetarian food in Shanghai, this is the place.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Best meal in Shanghai! Had the carrot salad and the mushrooms. Went back a 2nd time a few days later.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

A quiet place with variety of vegetarian dish options. They serve you a small starter for free (Tofu, pickled vegetable, some fruits). I tried the veg fried rice and curry Tofu. It was delicious. The place is easy to find and near the Nanjing road...station.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I went here with business friends for dinner with one of the group being a vegetarian, and another who practiced Jain. The food was delicious and I highly recommend this restaurant. I gave it a 4 star because they didn’t serve any drinks, like beer...which would have complimented the food. There were many Americans eating here as well.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This pearl is 100% recommended if you want to experience Chinese food from a vegetarian point of view. Prices are not low, my bf and I spent 30 € each, but the food is really worth it. Like in every Chinese restaurant dishes are abundant...and variety of food is amazing. I recommend tea mushrooms but you can explore the whole menu to find interesting things. The presentation is super nice, the waiters are cordial. Very good service and amazing vegetarian food. Located in the centre and easy to reach.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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i think from 11am till 8:30pm ...might b open a bit later too
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VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE(HUAIHAI), Shanghai - Puxi (Downtown Shanghai) - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Vegetarian Lifestyle(Huaihai) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4