Cuisine: Asian , Vegetarian
Menu Details: West Lake, Mango Halo, Portobello Burger and Yam Fries, Banana Bliss, Veggie Noodle Soup
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This restaurant with multiple locations throughout the city has two main camps: those who love it and those who, often quite vociferously, do not. It is, however, important to keep in mind that Zen Palace is a completely vegetarian restaurant with many options for vegans. Zen Palace caters to those looking for Asian fusion choices as well as other not-typically vegan dishes, like an Asian-inspired vegan Shepherd's Pie Croquette (10.95) made with soy protein and teriyaki sauce.Review By: Emily Monaco
Those who like Zen Palate love it, praising such dishes as the Autumn Rolls (6.95 for 6), or the savory, sweet and spicy Sizzling Medallions of wheat gluten filet with orange sauce (19.25). Some options are on the healthier side, like the wide range of salads featuring the Kale and Seaweed Salad (7.50), a healthful favorite with silken tofu and ginger dressing. Other options are more like guilty pleasures for the vegetarian and vegan population, such as stir-fried vegetarian Hong Kong style noodles (8.95). Non-vegetarians may not be used to some of the flavors and textures, but vegetarians and vegans will love the overwhelming array of choices, if not the somewhat overwhelming prices that go along with it.
The “zen” atmosphere is understated at best and may seem empty in comparison to other New York restaurants, but for a wide array of healthy vegetarian and vegan options, Zen Palace is a great address to know.
Neighborhood: West 90s & Up
Reservations: Click for reservations
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm