Dharma Kitchen is a relaxed, serene and soothing spot on Broadway that serves up "mindful" vegan dishes.
Came here for lunch with a friend a few weeks ago. Service was good and the food (burger & potatoes) looked good but not too much more. The potatoes tasted off - like they were boiled 3-4 days ago, and then refreshed in the pan that day. More worrisome was the mysterious 1 inch scoop/hole missing from the bottom of my burger bun. I wouldn't have even noticed it had I not put the burger down upside down on my plate by accident. What's with that hole? What was there before? Mold? Did something 'nibble' a hole in the burger? It wasn't an air hole from baking... strange. Won't be back.
my friend is a vegatarian so we went to dharma kitchen. i ordered a thai veggi burger (which was very very bland) and my friend ordered the thai red curry. the thai red curry was extremely spicy. both of us eat spicy food, and this curry was too hot, even for thai food standards....when we told our server about it, he didn't offer much help so she ordered something else.....when we got the bill, we were charged for this incredibly spicy dish. the server argued that the menu indicated it was spicy, that the red curry was pre-prepared, that he eats the dish often, and that other people eat the dish as well. he wasn't prepared to hear that this was even spicy for someone who eats very spicy food (i'm indian), that the kitchen could have made a mistake with the heat level of the food, and that we were not notified that we would be charged for the dish. we even told him that this was the first time we ate at the restaurant and that he would be loosing future customers and was he prepared to do that for $12. they were. i was very disappointed with the service and the food was not that great.
we love dharma kitchen, and try to go at least once a week!it's a small local healthy food business that needs our support.as a specialty restaurant who rely on word of mouth for business while supplying fresh, healthy and generously portioned food, i'm happy to see them so busy on the weekends.the atmosphere is unique, and everything's so simple, as it should be. they are so friendly and always remember our favourites. as to the cocktail comment the bby guy wrote, did he even read the ingredients listed in the menu? they are nutritional drinks.
After finally resigning myself to the belief that vegetarian restaurants could not surpass the bland flavours of The Naam, I discovered Dharma Kitchen. The food was surprisingly delicious, almost leaving my whole family practically in a glow after consumption. The ambience was not my style - a bit too new age for me. However, I can appreciate tasty, well-prepared food. A salad that is truly scrumptious is something to be wondered at. The tofu was perfect. The curry had just the right amount of spice, and the miso gravy was delectable. Reasonably priced and highly recommended.
For me, this restaurant was confusion. Food is OK and fresh, but feeling is strange. I grew up among Thailand. I am student at Vancouver. I wanted to try Canadian food. This is pretend food. It is only meals made to make look as if not Canadian. It is kind of fake. I ate veggie burger and it was dry. I had fruit drink and it was $7! It was small even. Also bad: farang trying to tell me about Thai cooking and Thai spices!! Sir, I am Thai born! You can not teach me what I was life! How rude! Lecture me on kaeng cooking! How come you tell me???
Many times waitors rubbed bumms to each other (men). Feeling was bad! :(. Every one person was staring at me. Kind of not like Asians. One Chinese-Canadian book but he would not say hello. I leaved fast. My pocket empty! My stomache empty!
Very sad to see Buddha on the floor :( :(. This is bad. Many sacred things put on floor and dusty :( :(. Phom kin ahaan mangsawirat . . . mai khao jai.
Big fake time.
I've eaten here on numerous occasions and have always had a good time. Amazing salads and rice bowl, friendly servers, no problems. Until the day i decided to take a couple of my friends there. We had a server that I've never seen before, and at first he seemed friendly enough. But as lunch went on he started to make us feel more and more uncomfortable. He would make statement and then wait expectantly for a response. We were a little distracted with our own conversation, and when one my friends didn't respond right away to his question, our server got a little nasty adding "So you guys don't talk to servers?" But what really shocked me was what happened when we were ready to pay. We asked him to split the bill, not a difficult request really. Except for he wanted us to add our own bills and calculate the tax ourselves. My friend had a smoothie and a burger and he actually asked her to add it up herself, even though he had a calculator. Never in my life has anyone asked me to do that, and I was totally shocked. Even if we had been rude to him, this was uncalled for. I'm still shocked by the whole ordeal. He totally ruined a good restaurant for me.
Drove 40 min from bby to the place, not knowing it was so far and after hearing good reviews here. Got there at 11:30, NOT OPEN till 12pm...wierd, especially for a weekend. Waited and waited and at 12 pm sharp, a girl opens the door. NO Hello, NOTHING. we sat ourselves. Us 3 ordered a Dharma burger, Bengal Burger, and Dharma Salad.Salad came first...basically just grilled veggies on a bed of green lettuce. THAT's IT.Burger looked simple...lettuce, tomatoe, vegie patty on a superstorish hamburger bun. I got side greens and my frnd got potatoes (basically just boiled potatoes cut into slices). Only thing good was the sauce. good thing they smothered the burger in it. OTHER than that, nothing surprised me and I vow NEVER to go back again. WE were the ONLY people in the restaurant for lunch on a sunday... now i understand why.
oh yah, service sucked, the 2 servers looked like they just woke up and was not very friendly. I suspect the previous good reviews were all rigged cuz it just was not as good as the other vegetarian places I've tried.