3G Vegetarian is a Chinese vegetarian and vegan restaurant with no MSG serving mostly vegan food 7 days a week.
360 spin! I used to not be a fan of this place, to be fair, a gave it a couple of chances before I decided to not go there entirely. I found the food to be rather bland and sub-par to other Chinese and asian place in town, not to mention the portion sizes served here are quite small. That is the impression I had up until now, or so I thought.
We were looking for a place to eat and this one seemed to be the only one that would not take forever to serve us. We went in and the food was not bad. I don't know if there has been a change in management since i last came or what but the fake meat was delicious. Also, don't miss the drumsticks! Delicious.
3G supply all the other mock-meat Buddhist veg joints in town - so of course it naturally follows that they'll do it the best themselves. Since the fire and subsequent closure of the Buddhist Vegetarian on Pender at Main - I've been searching for another to compare. This restaurant at least meets if not exceeds those expectations. Well worth the trek out of the downtown core to explore the masters of the craft of mock-meats.
In from out of country, looking for a veggie Chinese restaurant. This place is really really good!!! We got kung pow chicken and vermicelli noodles with eggplant & fish. The fake chicken is awesome!! Everything was a little greasy, but hey it is chinese food so thats normal.
Based on the other reviews, we came here for the dim sum but sadly they don't have it anymore.
Service, they were really nice!
We would defiantly come back here on our next trip to Vancouver.
I love the people who work here - they are so friendly and from talking with them on numerous occasions, they genuinely care about giving customers delicious and healthy vegetarian fare. Oils used are fresh, they are constantly experimenting with different items (just wait and see) and their dimsum is delicious. I love the BBQ (char siu bao) buns -- I've missed them so! With my non-vegetarian friends, the sweet and sour pork is a big hit. I love their 3G salad too! I wouldn't suggest it as a budget-friendly vegetarian place but it sure beats a lot of Vegetarian restaurants in terms of food presentation, taste, quality of ingredients, and service.
Food- We got the satay bean curd roll (amazing), Thai style noodles (also really yummy) and the pepper steak (not my favorite), some tempura and juices. The mint/lime/apple was almost like a virgin mojito and washed down all the food really well.
Service- really friendly, quick and cheerful. I think the owners must have been working.
Value- It really fills you up. Our meal for two came to $50 with tip, but we would have been full the $5 appetizer and $10 worth of fresh juice. Worth splurging for, but if you pick your meal wisely you don't have to.
Ambiance- really nice! The dining room has obviously been renovated recently, and the carpet and furniture looks brand new. They have this yellow motif going on which is nice and cheerful.
I'll definitely go back as there's more dishes I want to try.
I give this restauraunt one big WOW cool.
We ordered 49. Assorted vegetables with mutton in curry sauce and 54. Fried with mixed vegetables, nuts, fungi and seafood.
The quality of the fake meat was so great that my fellow omnivore thought that the mutton was from a real sheep.The sauces on each of the dishes were perfect along with the vegetables.
I would recommend either dish to anyone.
The decor was hit and miss. Cool painting of a tree on the wall but the dried flowers on the table made me feel like I stumbled into my granny's bathroom.
Service was super. Everytime my water glass was emptied... it would be refilled seconds later.
I definitely want to go there again. Especially to try the "bean crud". Sounds like a delicious typo.
portions are small for the prices. if, for two people, you order 3 dishes at Bo Kong, you have plenty of leftovers. three dishes for 2 people at 3Gs = no leftovers. the prices are similar to Bo Kong's, but you get far less than what you pay for there. and what's with the 'cult-of-juice'? another thing: i grew up in a chinese family, and we went out for chinese food all the time. at none of those restaurants were we ever charged for tea...unlike at 3Gs.
we know what the 3 Gs do NOT stand for:
3Gs definitely not the number one choice for these vegans.
This new vegetarian restaurant on Cambie Street is a great addition to the Village. It has a calming atmosphere and a gracious hostess. Food was yummy! Chicken with cashews and veggies was good, sticky buns was perfect, shortribs with soba noodles was my favourite and juices were okay (not too outstanding).
Also, they have to stop the risotto dishes. They're not risotto, but rice with cream of mushroom sauce.
The menu is fantastic, so I can't wait to try more. It was pretty busy for a Tuesday night, so maybe the word is out, but even if you aren't a vegetarian, you should give it a shot.
I am sorry to say that we really did not enjoy this place. I feel bad though, as the people there were very nice. We really wanted to like it but it was just a bunch of fake meat products and a bunch of gummy sauces. If you like that sort of stuff, then you will really like this place as the flavours were not too bad. But this just does not seem like real food to us. There were 3 of us and unfortunately, we all said we would never go back. Not even for one of the 6 dishes that we tried. And one other note, if you are going to go here, be sure you have plenty of time because each dish comes out one at a time. It took us almost 2 hours to eat. But again, they were at least friendly.
This is my favorite vegan restaurant in town. The drumsticks are delicious! All mock-meat and vegetable dishes are amazing! They have a fried rice that is really great and the "fried coconut water" is the best desert I ever had. All their dishes taste great! I love it and I recommend it!
I was so sick and tired of the bad service and mediocre food at all of the veggie places in Vancouver - until 3G arrived. such great food, sweet service, and clean bathrooms!
Kind of silly name, but turns out it stands for something good - Graciousness, Gratefulness and Generosity.
This fits to a tee. or should I say G times 3.
I have been many times now and have never had anything but a good time.
Its clean and not over lit like some places. the staff is very attentive and great with suggestions.
The daikon cakes (from the all day dim sum menu!) are the most comfortng tasty items ever.
the sweet and sour faux chicken, incredible.
and if you are dragging a meat eater along, you must order the drumsticks. unbeliveable really.
this is the closest i have come to lotus pond in victoria and i am so glad they are here in Vancouver.
Go before they close due to lack of customers, so hard to keep a veggie place going, but it would be criminal for this new restaurant to perish.
This is definitely my favorite restaurant in town. The food is awesome, and I say this as a Bo Kong veteran of many years. I adore the food and the people at Bo Kong, but 3G is actually one step better. At 3G the dishes come with delicious proteins, but also a nice selection of vegetables so you don't feel so heavy afterwards. The couple who run the place are so sweet and genuinely helpful. They even made special accomodations for my friend and I when we arrived just before closing. While I wouldn't say that the prices are free, I find that a plate is on par with everywhere else I've eaten. I also love the painting on the walls, very pretty color, it is very uplifting.
I highly recommend 3G, it is consistently delicious! While you're there, make sure to try the vegetarian chicken drumstick appitizer! Soooo good!
I've only been here once, and the food is quite good. The service is impressive, but the things are quite expensive compared to other Chinese vegetarian places. They do have a great atmosphere though and fresh fruit juices which is great. I would definately try this again. I heard the place is the previous owner of Veggie Favour..which I didn't like because the food was good but TOO EXPENSIVE! I remember when 4 pieces of sushi was like 10 bucks! OUCH. 3G is much better in price and the food was not bad as well.
Cute, bright restaurant with really delicious vegetarian dim sum and chinese dishes for ridiculously low prices. My boyfriend and I shared the bbq pork buns, shrimp dumplings, daikon cake, sweet and sour fish, and stir fried vegetables with tofu. Total: $24...and we were stuffed. They do a great job with the mock meats, the s&s fish was particularly good. Love having a vegetarian dim sum restaurant in the neighborhood as most traditional dim sum dishes have pork hiding in them somewhere. Service was fast and gracious. Definitely recommended.
I'm always on the look out for vegan-friendly and healthful restaurants, and 3G Restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. 3G just opened two weeks ago; I encourage you to stop by!
The lunch menu features a variety of dim sum dishes, including tofu, congee, veggie meat, and vegetable-based dishes. The food was delicious, immaculately presented, and very healthy. The service was very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was very bright with a clean cut simple linen table setting. And there were stainless (and therefore reusable!) chopsticks!
3G stands for "Graciousness, Gratefulness, and Generosity". This was demonstrated through both food presentation and the server's pleasant and helpful manner.
I will most definitely be back!
This restaurant is brand new for 2009 and is fantastic!
Most of the dishes are vegan, the service is very friendly, and the staff are aware of what a vegan is (and know which dishes are truly vegan, ie: whey in mock meats).
Unlike others, there is NO MSG and they are NON-RELIGIOUS! It is also brand new and very clean with an open view to the kitchen.
The food variety is fantastic and they offer lunch specials which a menu that changes each week and is a really good deal, only $6 or $7 for a combo soup and meal, and I have tried all of them and they are great!
I highly recommend this restaurant and truly hope that this restaurant thrives as we go here often.
Maybe it was because we went on a stat day, but it was definitely not what we were expecting. (The majority of us hadn't been there before, and are not vegan). Prices were good. Staff was friendly for the most part, but at the end the guy working there didn't seem to understand that we would like to keep a copy of the receipt (paid via credit card). Also openly advising our entire table that gratuity/tip had not been included with credit card transaction!
We ordered a variety of things and didn't come away with any real favourites. Some of the tempura wasn't cooked all the way through. Mainly the dishes lacked flavour and the faux "meat" had a strange consistency. We like vegetables and tofu and would rather have dishes with both of those rather than over-processed "meat" substitute which resulted in unsettled tummies. Would rather NOT come back nor recommend to non vegans.
I go to 3G at LEAST once a week. The owners are so friendly and helpful, the food is super delicious and healthy (and vegan), and so reasonably priced. Even my aged parents (carnivores) thought it was the best Chinese food they'd ever eaten. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Oh! They finally have a website where they list their entire menu. http://www.3g-veg-restaurant.com. Sometimes it's not very busy at lunch/dinner so PLEASE visit 3G and enjoy!
My friend walked by and thought it would be a nice place to try. We usually go to Bo Kong, but are always in to try new things.
A group of 7 of us went. We ordered a range of dishes.
Overall the dishes didn't have much flavour, and were definitely small portions. The Sweet and Sour "pork" dish came with about 12 pieces of the "pork" and each piece was smaller than the 6 pieces of pineapple that accompanied it on the plate.
I must completely agree with the previous reviewer in how disappointing the whole experience was.
And what kind of Chinese restaurant charges for tea?
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