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Splendid Essence

186 Prince St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4R9, Canada
+1 902-566-4991
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“udon noodles” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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186 Prince St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4R9, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

A great choice for vegan asian food. Always so fresh tasting food, prepared as you wait. Quiet atmosphere, nice place to lunch with a friend or to just go and get away for some peace and quiet.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Incredible selections of incredible food ~ service is top notch, prices amazingly low. If you have any dietary requirements, you can likely eat EVERYTHING here!! :)

Thank IslandCowgirl1961
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Vegetarian or not. You will like it. It is different in a good way. Great food. Why not try something different today? Why not ;)

1  Thank ChevreuilJKF
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Never even knew this little gem existed before today. Had lunch with my cousin (who has never had a non-meat meal), my niece (who loves trying new dishes), and her 18-month old son. We had the Dry Cooked Green Beans (5 stars), Mushroom Udon Noodles...More

1  Thank Quaker S
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Cute little restaurant and the food was delicious! We ordered the bamboo rice, daikon cakes, house fried rice to mention a few items. The daikon cakes and bamboo rice were especially yummy. Server was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.

Thank Boytbab
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is a great restaurant for vegetarians but has something for everyone! They have a very extensive menu, reasonable pricing, excellent lemonade and some very interesting dishes. I highly recommend it!

Thank Marcel P
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Splendid Essence, which was formerly The Formosa Restaurant, is a restaurant that I have frequented regularly in the past 7 years in Charlottetown. As a vegetarian, I was always assured that there would be good veggie selections at this restaurant. The atmosphere is quaint...More

Thank Regena R
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Over the years I have had good luck, I suppose, in rarely having a restaurant that has both mediocre food and poor service. Not this time. My family and good friends from PEI had dinner at Splendid Essence recently and found all the dishes we...More

1  Thank BellaCoolaman
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Returned to this restaurant for the second time and had another great experience. Lots of variety for vegetarian Chinese dishes with a personal touch.

1  Thank JamesPharm
Reviewed 30 July 2014

After a month of traveling in the Maritimes and having our fill of seafood at least once a day, we were both missing vegetables! So we decided to try out Splendid Essence and are very glad we did. Although very unpretentious from the outside, the...More

2  Thank Jan J
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20 October 2015|
Response from Splendid E | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free options. Please let us know your preference when order the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Prince St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4R9, Canada (Formerly Splendid Essense)
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown
  • Phone Number: +1 902-566-4991
The Splendid Essence is a congregation of all kinds of beauty and splendor inside an exquisite cottage.The restaurant on the first floor offers trendy and gourmet vegetable dishes and an assortment of Chinese teas and beverages in a cozy and congenial atmosphere. The bright and delightful space on the second floor offers facinating classes, lectures and exhibitions to enrich your life.The third floor is an elegant Buddhist praying hall.
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