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Review of Splendid Essence

Splendid Essence
Ranked #31 of 289 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Cuisines: Chinese, Taiwanese
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Description: 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.
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great little spot with a really great veggie/vegan menu. Great service and the large sized meal was a perfect size for a big eater like myself. So glad I found this place while visiting Charlottetown, I'll be going back tomorrow to try more items and pick up lunch before flying out for sure!

Thank Jenn L
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

It's not everyday you come across the vegetarian Chinese restaurant. Despite our reservations, all the dishes were excellent - I honestly think anything we ordered would have been great. Closes a little early so get there early in the evening to avoid disappointment!

Thank inyongh743
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Nice atmosphere, nice booths, lovely people/service, lots of variety on the menu, for fairly prefab stuff (some of it is clearly frozen mass-produced then reheated), somehow it manages to be a good meal experience for a fair price every single time. I go here fairly often, and it's busy for a reason.

Thank Indie P
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We are a small company of vegetarian people, we thought that is hard to find some place that can offer us good Veggie food, especially everyont is hunting for restaurant for Lobster at PEI, but it is a miracle that we found this restaurant in Charlottetown, their food is so tasty and delicious, price is reasonable, good service and atmosphere, and surprise that also provide Dim-Sum at evening, the first order arrived on the table was so good, we can't resist to order some more, that's a restaurant I'd honestly like to recommend you!

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Thank 123Happyme
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

In Charlottetown for a night and we were looking for some good options for a vegetarian and a vegan and much to our surprise we found this little gem. I was not expecting a vegetarian or a vegan friendly place in Maritimes and definitely not in PEI.

Were seated quickly and the place wasn't busy, but tables were filled in which was as a good indicator. Disappointed that green tea is not offered complimentary. Ordered a steamed dumplings to start with and Udon Noodles with mixed veggies, Mushrooms with Bok Choy, Spicy Soy Nuggets with mixed veggies.

The dumpling were freshly made and good. The filling needed some more seasonings and were bit smaller than the ones we have added. The Chilli Sauce requested did the trick. The Steamed Rice provided with the two dishes was also smaller than anticipated and glad that we ordered the Noodles dish. After traveling for days and not having proper food, this food was a welcome relief.

The udon noodles was perfect in every way except I think one of the mushroom or wood ears had a stronger flavour which over powered the entire dish. It was almost bitter. Not overly, but it still took away all the rest of the flavours.

Mushrooms with Bok Choy was perfect. The flavours and crispness of Bok Choy was 5/5*. The Soy Nuggets with mixed veggies was amazing as well. The Soy nuggets small and veggie still crisp. Could have used a bit more spice though

All in all a good spot. What was most amazing to me was that in the land of sea food that there was this place.

Also as we were in PEI, it would have been nice if at least one dish was made with PEI potatoes and some Soy Sea Food dishes that are available

Thank PatelSR
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