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Tropical Paradise Restaurant


Closed
4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5.0, 2 reviews
Address: 2021 University Ave. (Milvia and Shattuck), Berkeley 94704
Area: East Bay
Phone: (510) 665-4380
Hours: Lunch: Mon - Fri 12-3 pm; Dinner: Mon - Fri 6-10 pm, Sat 6-11 pm
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegetarian Friendly)
Restaurant Type: African
Average cost: $5-$10 per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: No
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Street
Transit: A few blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART Station

Notes: Cuisine of Ghana. Regular menu features items marked as vegetarian foods (salad, 2 nut-based soups, 2 entrees, 3 side dishes) and 1 vegan side dish (fried plantains). Vegan-friendly particularly during the "African Food Lunch Buffet" for $7.99 which includes seven vegan items out of the eight dishes offered. These are the spinach stew, black eyed peas stew, okra stew, jollof rice, cream of palmnut soup, white rice, and mixed vegetables in gravy. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and blended tropical drinks. The only vegan dessert item is fruit salad.

Website: http://www.themenupage.com/tropicalparadiserestaurant/menu.html
Added by Vegan Living on 2007-08-06, Last update: 2010-01-24, Viewed 2316 times
Last 5 Reviews

Average rating:4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5.0 Based on 2 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
4 out of 5 stars The lunch buffet is the best idea for veg*n folks, as there are several vegan options to choose from. Presentation is weak, but that matters to some more than others. This is an excellent choice for dining with non-veg*n folks who want to try something different. greg
Reviews: 133
  2008-03-30
4 out of 5 stars Unlike Ethiopian food, which I love, Ghanaian cusine does not include injera. One unsual dish, palmnut soup with fufu. was great. Fufu is plantain or yam pounded into a consistency that was soft and gooey and delicious, reminding me of melted cheese in soup. Maybe it could be used as a pizza topping! Llunch buffet is very vegan-friendly, and I like their saying so clearly on the lunch menu. Vegan Living
Reviews: 94
  2007-08-06

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