Central Vegetarian Cuisine

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4.39 out of 5 stars 4.39 / 5.0, 9 reviews
Address: 1613 Park Street (between Pacific and Lincoln), Alameda 94501-2920
Area: East Bay
Phone: (510) 522-3745
Hours: Thur - Tues: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am-9pm (closed Wedn)
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegetarian)
Restaurant Type: Vietnamese
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes

Notes: Vietnamese style foods, there are similarities to Golden Lotus but also some distinctions. There are 92 items not including desserts and drinks, nearly all vegan. Only one imitation meat product remains in use in one of the dishes that contains a dairy ingredient--all others have been changed over or were already a vegan product. Vegan desserts available, including Carrot Cake and mocha chocolate cake. One of the owners is a former cook at Golden Lotus.

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Added by veganhobbit on 2007-05-16, Last update: 2008-04-04, Viewed 8128 times
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Average rating:4.39 out of 5 stars 4.39 / 5.0 Based on 9 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
4.5 out of 5 stars Friendly, family run restaurant. Lots of seating. The Vietnamese Crepe is a must have. I despise eggplant, but I tried Central's and it was unbelievably delicious. Their pho is okay. Generous portions. Reasonable prices. bunnygirl
Reviews: 18
  2013-01-16
4 out of 5 stars A bit on the pricey side, but the Lotus Salad is totally worth the trip! JamieR
Reviews: 3
  2009-12-13
4.5 out of 5 stars Not busy for a Friday lunch, which is too bad because the food and the setting are good. Today they said all dishes are vegan (although I didn't of course go check faux meat boxes myself). Only non-vegan items are a couple beverages, and for them the dairy can be substituted with soy milk. Food may be less spicy here since they seem to follow Buddha instead of the Supreme Master. Nice people. greg
Reviews: 133
  2008-11-14
4 out of 5 stars Full house on a Sat night, the SPICY noodle soup was good. The garlic "beef" I didn't know was fried to the point I wasn't able to taste the flavor. The "chicken" curry is not as good as Golden Lotus. Of course spring rolls are always a hit in this Vietnamese veggie restaurant. Overall, it's good to find a clean place to eat good veggie foods. Not part of the Supreme Master group. sunny
Reviews: 81
  2008-07-22
4.5 out of 5 stars It's great that there is now a veg restaurant in Alameda. The menu is very much like Golden Lotus in Oakland. Everything is not vegan, so you need to be sure to specify if you want vegan.Food was very good, except for the Black China cake, which was very stale. So be sure to ask if the cake if fresh that day before you buy it. kmeldrum
Reviews: 23
  2008-05-09
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