Zen Palate NY

Zen Palate is Located in New York City. At the moment there are 3 restaurants Zen Palate:

1- Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West, Theater District

2- Midtown East, Murray Hill

3- Union Square, Gramercy, Flatiron

Zen Palate is all about Chinese Food, Vegetarian and Healthy Vegan Food in NY


Some of the reviews you can see on virtualtourist.com:

This is one of the better vegetarian restaurants I’ve been to…I think the dishes are innovative and delicious. Everything but a few desserts are vegan. Nice views of Union Square. Started by a group of vegetarian Buddhists living the new york. Every time I’ve been here, it has been quite busy…and I often feel packed in by the crowds. But it is definitely worth it!

Overpriced and not much difference in their dishes mainly because they use the same 3 or 4 different kind of sauces. The food also stays kind of heavy in your stomach which is not a great characteristic for vegetarian food. The highlights would be the spring rolls and the vegetarian “ham”, other than that, there are much better vegetarian restaurants that have better dishes and much better prices. Expensive for a vegetarian restaurant.

Zen Palate is known for its great vegetarian menu. In fact, they are so healthy, they don’t even have a bar to emphasize alcohol-consumption, so BYOB (Bring your Own Bottle/Beer/Beverage!). The food here is relatively cheap for what you get, you can spend anywhere from $8-20 on a meal. As New York Metro wrotes: “Much of the menu has familiar Asian staples such as noodle soup, spring rolls and steamed vegetables; some corners are hardcore veggie (faux ham with low-cal conjex- whatever that is!) or just plain strange (moo-shu Mexican style?).”

Either way, Zen Palate is great for a cheap but filling Japanese meal. Also, there is outdoor seating! The first floor is more casual, with people eating at the bar. The Mezzanine has traditional japanese seating (on cushions, not chairs) and upstairs is more formal, classy seating, overlooking Union Square Park.