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Zhengzhou Vegetarian Restaurants

1. Suyu Chayuan Vegetarian Restaurant

This is the first vegetarian restaurant in Zhengzhou, which has been rated as a four star restaurant for foreign tourism in Henan Province by the Henan Provincial Tourism Administration. It mainly serves vegetarian dishes, infusing Buddhism culture into daily diets and life. Being free from smoke and monosodium glutamate, the dishes are mainly made from pollution-free vegetables. The environment is of antique simplicity and exceeding serenity; it’s an excellent place for both your body and mind to have a good rest. Sometimes the serving speed may be a bit slow.

  • Chinese name: 素语茶缘 Suyu Chayuan
  • Recommended dishes: "fish" fillets in hot chili oil (水煮鱼), "bouilli" (红烧肉),fried hericium erinaceus (mushrooms) (猴头菇), Shanghai-style marbled "meat" (上海五花肉), "beef" and "beef offal" (夫妻肺片), large "meatballs" (狮子头), "sausages" made from gluten (无量长)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 85 yuan
  • Address: 116 Huayuan Road, Zhengzhou City 郑州市花园路116号
  • Tel: 0371-69518151, 0371-69518152
  • Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm; 6pm – 9.30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 2, 29, 32, 42, 47, 303, 308 or 332 and get off at the Zoo of Zhengzhou (郑州市动物园).
  • Special service: Free parking and a swiping card facility are available.

Suyu Chayuan Vegetarian Restaurant Zhengdong New District Branch 素语茶缘郑东新区分店

  • Address: 100 meters north from the intersection of Nongye Road and Zhongyi Road, Zhengdong New District 农业路与众意路交叉口北100米路东
  • Tel: 0371-69518151, 0371-69518152
  • Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm

2. Yongtai Temple Vegetarian Restaurant

The restaurant is located inside the Yongtai Temple, a tranquil place where it is good for people to meditate and repose. Many vegetarian dishes are made very similar to meat or fish from every aspect, such as the appearance and the taste. With a nice and kind serving attitude, the staff members there are all dressed like Buddhist monks and nuns, giving people a sense of peace.

  • Chinese name: 登封永泰寺素斋馆 Dengfeng Yongtaisi Suzhai Guan
  • Recommended dishes: celery cooked with "sausage" (西芹腊肠), "Buddha skipping wall" (佛跳墙), fried sweet and sour "tenderloin" (糖醋里脊), Liangxi fried "finless eel" (梁溪脆鳝), fried baked scallion pancake (葱煎饼), braised "gooseneck" (红烧鹅颈), braised "pork chops" (红烧排骨), sautéed "chicken" cubes with chili and peanuts (宫爆鸡丁), fried "carp" with sweet and sour sauce (糖醋鲤鱼)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 46 yuan
  • Address: inside the scenic zone of the Yongtai Temple, in the suburb of Dengfeng City 近郊登封市永泰寺景区
  • Tel: 0371-62748757
  • Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 1, 1 (regular bus), 1 (night bus), 3, 8 (night bus) 10, 32 (night bus), 36 (night bus), 39 (night bus), 66, 66 (Shihu regular bus), 69 (night bus), 183, 190, 219, 236, 541, 544, B8 and get off at the intersection of Beijing Road (北京路口), and then walk about 230 meters.
  • Special service: Free parking and a swiping card facility are available.

3. Jing Xin Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant

In accordance with the spirit of being delicate, quiet, pleasant and true, the restaurant devotes itself to creating both nourishing and delicious vegetarian dishes. The peaceful and quiet environment will allow you to feel the harmony outside of the blatant city life. Besides, while you are there you can appreciate plenty of paintings drawn by the local famous artists and antiques collected by the boss.

  • Chinese name: 净欣缘 Jing Xin Yuan
  • Recommended dishes: sautéed "chicken" cubes with chili and peanuts (宫爆鸡丁), vegetarian "fish" fillets in hot chili oil (素水煮鱼), hericium erinaceus (mushrooms) kebab (猴头菇串), vegetarian food cooked in fried bean curd skin (五福布袋)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 72 yuan
  • Address: beside the Holiday Inn Express Zhongzhou, Yousheng South Road, Jinshui District (near Jiankang Road) 金水区优胜南路中州快捷酒店旁 (近健康路)
  • Tel: 0371-63908978, 0371-66369939
  • Transportation: 1) Take Bus 205 or 211 and get off at Wenhua Road in Yousheng South Road (优胜南路文化路) and then walk about 160 meters; 2) Take Bus 6, 21, 24, 28, 32, 34, 63, 78 (sub-line), 86, 93, 95, 104, 105 (north line and up direction), 105 (north line and down direction), 105 (south line), 305, 603, 916, 919, K6, K903, K906, Y806, Y866 (up direction) or Y866 (down direction) and get off at Xintong Bridge (新通桥) and then walk about 230 meters.
  • Special service: Parking is free, afternoon tea is provided and performances can be enjoyed.

4. Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Restaurant Tianshi Road Branch

The restaurant provides various vegetarian dishes, which are both healthy and nourishing. The elegant environment and strong cultural atmosphere there make it an excellent place for people to dine and have heart-to-heart talks. The cheerful staff members will look after you. The diversified food and the affordable prices will greatly whet your appetite.

  • Chinese name: 菩提树素食会馆 (天时路店) Putishu Sushi Huiguan
  • Average price per person: 40 yuan
  • Address: Dongfeng East Road, Jinshui District (at the south of the intersection of Tianshi Road) 金水区东风东路 (天时路口南)
  • Tel: 0371-86664460
  • Opening hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 43, 114, K43, K115 or 568 (tourism) and get off at Dongfeng East Road in Jinshui Road (金水路东风东路站) and then walk about 40 meters.
  • Special service: Free parking and a swiping card facility are available.

Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Restaurant Tianming Road Branch 菩提树素食会馆 (天明路店)

  • Address: Dongfeng Road, New District (near Tianming Road) 郑东新区东风路 (近天明路)
  • Tel: 0371-86664460
  • Opening hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
  • Transportation: 1) Take Bus 2, 42, 67, 282, 303, 332, 502 or 97 and get off at the External Use Electronic Mall (外运电子商厦) and then walk about 25 meters; 2) Take Bus 86, 97, 723 or K906 and get off at Wenhua Road in Dongfeng Road (东风路文化路站) and then walk about 50 meters.