Zen Vegetarian

9329 Bolsa Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683
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  • Daily 8am-9pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Sitting cross-legged at the epicenter of Little Saigon's meat-loving food culture is Zen Vegetarian, a temple to soy protein. A golden Buddha greets you at the door, but other than this, there are no clues that you just entered a vegetarian restaurant. No self-serving mantras are seen on the walls. The servers don't look like they just ambled out of a Phish concert. The dishes are convincing façsimiles of the real thing. The whole roasted chicken is formed to the shape of a rotisserie bird, complete with wings, breast and drumstick. You'd be clueless of the fact that it's not made of meat until you put it in your mouth and chewed—and maybe—not even then.

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