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Kaohsiung (28)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (24 Listings)

Di Shui Shu Fang
CiSian 2nd Road (at east of the Cisian bridge) ~ PH: 07-2728649
Moderate-- Vegan, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Renovated in 2010 and is affiliated to the large Fo Guang Shan monastery in Ping Tung province. Nice sitting area. They also sell Buddhist books and items. The restaurant is in a small alley off the main road, on north side of Cisian 2nd rd, very close to the bridge. Open Tue-Sun 11-22, closed Mon.-- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Loving Hut - Nanzi
370 YouChang Street, Nanzi District ~ PH: 07-3600-838
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: Part of international chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Serves all vegan food, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan desserts. Name in Chinese 愛家國際連鎖餐飲. Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, closed Sun.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Loving Hut - Sinsing
283, Jhongshan 1st Road, Sinsing District ~ PH: 07-2856895
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: Part of international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for vegetarian living. Serving food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and more. Name in Chinese 愛家國際連鎖餐飲, address 800台灣高雄市新興區中山一路283號. Open Mon-Sun lunch and dinner.-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Asia Vegetarian Restaurant
252 Chinting Road, SanMin District ~ PH: 3438006
Inexpensive-- --- Additional Info: Please send HappyCow some details- thanks! -- Rating: Not rated yet

Calabash Shop
63 Tianxiang 2nd Road ~ PH: 556-5222
Inexpensive-- Chinese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Pay-by-weight buffet offering 35-40 cooked dishes. Featuring 8-10 different green vegetable dishes, along with dishes of sprouts, seaweed, roots, gourds, beans, tofu, mushrooms, and noodles. A special glutinous rice with mushrooms is available, in addition to the usual white or brown rice. No MSG. Family owned and operated. Next to Love River pedestrian/bike path, in Zuoying District. Easy to spot by English sign and attractive photos outside. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Jen Dow Vegetarian Buffet
Jiuru 1st Rd, Unit 426 ~ PH: +886-7-384-5526
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, International, Japanese, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: A large and upscale vegetarian buffet on the first floor of the Jen Dow International Hotel (the second floor has a vegetarian Chinese restaurant). Is part of a chain of 5-star vegetarian buffets and has locations in Taipei and Shanghai. Buffet consists of soups, faux meat entrees, vegetable entrees, dim sum, a sushi bar, a large dessert bar, a noodle bar, a salad bar, a juice bar, a chocolate fondue fountain, and an alcohol bar (which is pay only). Eggless options are marked in Chinese with a sign that says no egg but dairy free options are not marked so vegans please inquire. Reservations recommended for dinner. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Jia Jia Vegetable Foods
180, YuCheng Rd ~ PH: 5588662
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Italian--- Additional Info: Food photos, no English, staff is helpful. Menu includes noodle dishes, Italian-style noodles, fresh greens, set meals, iron plate meals, hot pots, and a lettuce salad. Simple, pleasant bistro atmosphere. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Jujube Tree
Level 7, Dream Mall, 789, Zhong Hua 5th Road ~ PH: 07-9705966
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Chinese name 棗子樹. A Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant with several locations. Features dumplings and many types of small dishes, all made in-house. On weekends, a reserved section of the restaurant is opened up and you could get a great view of the cityscape. Open Mon-Sun 11am-2pm, 5-9pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Mei Nung Blissful Health and Vegetarian Shop
Level 7, Dream Mall, 789, Zhong Hua 5th Road (at ShiDai Blvd) ~ PH: 07-9700158
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Take-out--- Additional Info: This veggie restaurant is located inside the "China Town" section of Dream Mall, Level 7. Wheelchair accessible. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Mexican Sandwiches
36, LinChain Street, LingYa District ~ PH: 07-7266803
Inexpensive-- Western, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Located behind Kaohsiung culture center. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Ming Der Vegetarian Buffet
70, Nai Tai Road (at Xin Xing District) ~ PH: 07-2850979
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Inexpensive vegetarian food buffet. Choose what you'd like and pay by weight. Has brown rice, variety of dishes. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Qian Ye Vegetarian Restaurant
131 DaYi St. (at Sin Le St., Kaoshiung) ~ PH: 886-7-5213665
Inexpensive-- Ovo, International, Chinese, Salad bar, Buffet--- Additional Info: Buffet selection includes small salad bar and a few varieties of sushi/seaweed, noodles, vegetables, stews, dumplings, and bean curd dishes. Choice of white or brown rice. Egg dishes seem easy to spot and steer clear of. Not priced by weight, as in some other Taiwanese buffets - cashier looks at your selection and calculates a price. There's also a choice of soups (including Chinese herbal, and mixed fungi) that are priced separately. Lots of simple, but pleasant, fan-cooled seating on 2nd floor. Look for a sign in English "Vegetarian Rice Dumplings". Address in Chinese: 高雄市鹽埕區大義街131號. Open 7:00-20:30, closed 2nd and 4th Sunday.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Savor Vegetarian's Restaurant
23, MinSheng 1st Road, Sinsing District ~ PH: 07-227-3333
Moderate-- Chinese, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Extensive Chinese/English menu with photos. Family style large round tables available. Open Mon-Sun 11.00-14.00, 17.00-21.00.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shang Hai Vegetarian Cuisine
6F, 777, Sec. 2, BoAi Road (at Hanshin Shopping Mall) ~ PH: 0937323526
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Taiwanese, Japanese, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet--- Additional Info: Fancy buffet restaurant with a huge range of food including salads, veggie sushi, desserts, coffees and teas, and much more. They even have a few western dishes like pizza (with cheese), and lots of Japanese-style dishes. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open for lunch and dinner.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Shang Pin Vegetarian Food
89, LingYa Second Road ~ PH: 07-3392616
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Taiwanese, Buffet--- Additional Info: Pay-by-weight buffet, offering a better-than-average selection of dishes and comfortable seating upstairs. Egg dishes seem easy to spot. Choice of white or brown rice. No English name on sign - look for large sign above shop, 食素品上. Open Mon-Sat, closed Sun.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shang Pin Zhai
128 QingNian 2nd Rd ~ PH: 07-2152582
Inexpensive-- Organic, Chinese--- Additional Info: Noodle shop serving vegetables, miso and rice that are organic. Options include hand-pulled noodles, rice vermicelli, or Yang Chun (Canton) noodles; noodles in soup, "dry" noodles, or pan-fried noodles; with or without dumplings (wonton); in base of miso, Chinese herbs, or Sichuan vegetable. English not spoken by staff, but an English menu is provided. No English name on sign: look for sign with 上品齋 and the English phrase "organic vegetables and rice". NOTE: On Google Maps the street is spelled "QingNian", but the actual street signs use "CingNian". Open 11am-2pm, 4:30pm-8pm, closed Mon.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shanghai Vegetarian Dim Sum
228 Jiuru 2nd Road ~ PH: 07-3232745-7
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: The restaurant is divided into two sections, one for hot pot with a conveyor belt selection of vegetables and fake meat; the other dining area is where you could order from an extensive menu that includes dim sum and desserts (only in Chinese, with food photos). The menu-selection area has large round tables, as well as smaller ones. Ice cream served is made with cow milk. -- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Shanghai Vegetarian Foods
126, Jiuru 2nd Road, Sanmin District ~ PH: 0937323526
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Taiwanese, Buffet--- Additional Info: The Shanghai Vegetarian restaurant chain operates a slew of different style restaurants. Here you could choose the all-you-can-eat hot pot or sit at a table and order a la carte. Prices are moderate-expensive. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Shou-Yu Vegetarian Buffet
274 Jhongsiao-1st Rd ~ PH: 07-251-8286
Inexpensive-- Chinese--- Additional Info: With additional locations in downtown Pingtung, Taipei, Taichung, and Taitung this buffet chain uses no alcohol or eggs in their cooking. In addition to regular buffet items, pot-sticker dumplings, oven-baked onion cakes, salads and refreshments are available. Offers 35-50 dishes (few raw, mostly cooked) including sprouts, greens, seaweed, roots, gourds, funghi, noodles, fried rice, and soups. Priced by weight (except sushi and dumplings, by piece). Address in Chinese: 高雄市新興區忠孝一路274號. Open Mon-Sun 10am-2pm and 3pm-8pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Sufood
2F, 489, Zhongshan 2nd Road, Lingya District (at north of Sanduo shopping district station) ~ PH: 07-335-5250
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Italian--- Additional Info: High-end vegetarian cuisine chain with locations in Taiwan. Modern, upscale decor. Features a set menu for around NT$400. You choose from one of few main entrees, plus you get appetizer, bread, soup, salad, dessert, and drink. You can only order it as part of a set menu. Some dishes use eggs and dairy; server will point out which dishes are suitable for you. Chinese name is 舒果新米蘭蔬食, address 高雄市中山二路489號2F. Open Mon-Sun 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Tend Life Vegetarian
1, Dayong Road, YanCheng District ~ PH: 07-5211253
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Trendy zen atmosphere. Food may be mostly vegan. Offers set menus at different price levels. For 1 person the price starts at NT 280. Chinese name 天來蔬食, address 高雄市鹽埕區大勇路11號. -- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Vegetary Restaurant
191 CingNian Road, LingYa District ~ PH: 07-2695280
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Cantonese--- Additional Info: A la carte menu restaurant offering many Cantonese recipes on the menu including bamboo fungus and a large variety of other mushroom and vegetables, cooked or raw. Moved from 145, WuFu 3rd Road. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Fan Tuan - Food Stand
813, Fumin Road, Zuoying District (at Yucheng Road corner) ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Taiwanese, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Well-known food stand at the intersection, besides a small department store. Makes breakfast rice balls (fan tuan) that cost around NT$35 each. Choose from over 20 kinds of fillings with the upper half of the shelf being veg suitable. Cash only. Open Mon-Sun 7-11:30am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Hao Ji Hot Pot
286, Zhonghua 4th Road, Qianjin District ~ PH: 07-2826386
Moderate-- Taiwanese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Taiwanese hot pot restaurant, all-you-can-eat. Offers a pure veg hot pot choice - request "chuen su" or say "wo chi su." Comes with an array of veggies to add to your pot. Cash only. -- Rating: Not rated yet


Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (4 Listings)

Santa Cruz Organic Foods
183-1, QingNian 1st Rd ~ PH: 07-5378901
Santa Cruz International is Taiwan's largest organic food importer/distributor and was acquired by the owner 7-Eleven convenience stores on Taiwan to establish a chain of organic food stores here. This branch is the size of a convenience store, mainly carrying packaged health and organic foods (local and imported). Juices, nuts, grains, pasta, beans, seaweed, snacks, tofu, sauces, seasonings, and food-based nutritional supplements. A small selection of fresh organic produce is available. Note: although the street sign actually gives road name as "CingNian", the Pinyin spelling "QingNian" is given here to work with Google Maps. Open Mon-Sun 10am-8pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Wild Veg Village Store - maybe closed
136 Tong Chin Road (at Her Ping Road) ~ PH: 07-2243936
Many organic food items, some fresh fruits and vegetables. Distributes Vitamix blenders and purified water. 2 other branches in Kaoshiung - see website for details. NOTE: Maybe closed/shut down, please confirm and inform HappyCow- thanks! Open Mon-Sun.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Wudu Organic House
114 SiWei 2nd Rd, Lingya District ~ PH: 07-7171009
A compact shop carrying a small selection of packaged health and organic foods (local and imported): juices, nuts, grains and other dry goods, plus a few food-based nutritional supplements. There is a vegetarian restaurant on second floor. NOTE: The shop sign does not have its name in English, but it prominently displays the English words "organic foods" so look for it. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Dou Liu Ice Town
450, Jhongjhou 3rd Road, Cijin District ~ PH: 075713850
Taiwanese ice cream shop on Cijin island off Kaohsiung. Offers dairy as well a few non-dairy based flavors like taro, red bean, and lemon--served by the scoop in cold red tea. Think rootbeer float but Taiwan style. Has outdoor seating. -- Rating: Not rated yet

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