Restaurant Review: Zen Vegetarian House

Zen Vegetarian House
773 Flatbush Avenue
(between Lenox Road and Clarkson Avenue)
Flatbush, Brooklyn

Vegiboys Rating (2.5/4)

Crown Heights hosts a surprising number of vegetarian restaurants, including the recently renovated Zen Vegetarian House. With a huge menu and a comfortably modern interior, the venue offers a variety of Chinese and American-style fast-food options.

For our visit, I tried the General Tso’s “chicken” with cashews and broccoli. The food was crisp and well-spiced: a delicious, albeit greasy dish.

Similarly, Brian’s Zen Fried Chicken (aka chicken nuggets) and tater tots were holding a bit more oil than might be healthy, but the tastes and textures were solidly good. An order of sugarcane drumsticks were similarly well-composed with a sweet barbecue-flavored exterior.

The meal was heavy but satisfying, and we had plenty of leftovers to carry home for a full lunch the next day. At $16 each, the price was right for the experience, and Zen Vegetarian House is worth considering if you find yourself in the neighborhood (or within delivery distance).

While the similarly-designed Zen Kitchen Express on Manhattan tries to offer a comparably sleek experience with an American/Chinese hybrid menu, that restaurant falls short of offering a comfortable experience and satisfying food. Brooklyn’s Zen Vegetarian House hits all the right notes with its efforts, giving a good experience and good food at a good value.

Food (2.5/4)

Atmosphere & Service

Value (2.5/4)

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