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New Territories
0.2 km from Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Chinese, Asian
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

The vegetarian restaurant staffs where very very friendly abs helpful, even with our naughty boys. Food was fabulous and plentiful Don’t miss it. Very satisfied

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 December 2019

The taro and the spring rolls were amazing. I opted not to get the imitation meat. The noodles were really good too.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 23 November 2019

We loved the vegetarian meal which we had during our visit to the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Bhudda. We opted to pay the extra on our entrance and chose the deluxe option. We were not disappointed. We had a large, tasty meal in...an authentic restaurant which is all part of the monastery complex. Well worth the money an dit all goes to boost the funds for the upkeep.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 November 2019

As non vegetarians we struggled to eat the meal. All reviews were positive so we went in with open minds and hungry bellies, ready to be converted. Unfortunately for us, it didn't tick boxes. The stir-fry, mushrooms and desert thing were well presented and looked...ok. The soup was very unappealing. We were very aware it was monastery food and conscious of the beliefs and ideals - ie non-wastage. We put this down to an experience and donation. Restaurant as expected was basic, and service was quick despite there being a number of different groups. For the record, we spent time in a Buddhist temple in South Korea and the food there was also strictly vegetarian, however much more palatable.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant for lunch during our trip to Po Lin monastery. Vegetarian meals are served family style and are rather simple though fairly good and well prepared. It is probably one of the better, if not the only one, places for lunch...at the monastery when visiting big Buddha. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 12 November 2019

On holidays in Hong Kong, we decided to visit the Po Lin Monastery Vegetarian Restaurant. They have very delicious meals, for strict vegetarians this is just the best restaurant for you and also affordable.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 5 November 2019

Vegan or not vegan? It doesn't matter, you'll enjoy the food they prepare at Po Lin Monastery. Sweet or salty? You'll enjoy both there. Try the mango smoothie there. It's too die for.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

This is a vegetarian restaurant so do not look for any meat! But what you get is filling and doesn’t cost the earth! (Excuse the pun!) You can get the snack free if you go into the exhibition at the Buddha. Only cost £4.40 each.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

Had lunch here and was hugely impressed — corn chowder, tofu skins with lemon, lovely fresh vegetable stirfry. Informal setting but tremendously enjoyable.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

It was raining cats and dogs outside, but we were made to feel very welcome in the restaurant. The setting is quite rustic but the food was very good.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Jane K
17 March 2019|
Response from Steve_Grant1 | Reviewed this property |
From memory there are a couple of set meal options but nothing expensive.
Tan L
31 May 2018|
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Response from Anuradha H | Reviewed this property |
There is a counter displaying food. You choose what you need, pay and proceed to a table. We loved the spring roll and fungi noodles. The mochi was excellent.
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Po Lin Monastery Vegetarian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5