Restaurants with best vegetarian options
I'm looking for restaurants that have the best vegetarian options. Price is not an issue and I am open to all types of cuisine. I am taking out a vegetarian to dinner and as I am a meat eater I have not paid too much attention to the vegetarian parts of menus. This is a very broad question i realize, basically, its a third date and I want to make sure she has a memorable time AND meal. Hopefully i can take care of the time aspect but Im hoping you all can help with the meal as ive only been here about 6 months.
I'm a carnivore, so what you are getting from me is second hand, but maybe you can get some other responses to this.
Hale Restaurant, across Makaloa from Walmart is supposedly the best vegetarian restaurant on the island. Vegetarians seem to think its great, omnivores aren't so sure.
Govinda's is an Indian restaurant in Nuuanu run by the Hare Krishnas. they also have a place on Fort Street Mall and at the University of Hawaii. I'm not sure any of them are open for dinner. This place has a long standing reputation for tasty food.
Legends Buddhist Vegetarian is just around the corner from the regular Legends at the Chinese Cultural Plaza at Beretania and River street. It also has a long standing reputation for good food, especially vegetarian dim-sum.
Hale Vietnam in Kaimuki has a good vegetarian broth option for their Pho. Other dishes can be ordered vegetarian, and in some cases vegan.
Like most Thai restaurants, Keo's in Waikiki is known for making good vegetarian food.
The University/King branch of Down To Earth has a deli section with a small eating area. It generally has a good selection of vegetarian dishes, again, some are vegan. It has been around for a long time, for a casual meal its not a bad choice.
Hope this gives you a start.
Chinese Cultural Plaza
Honolulu, HI, USA, Honolulu, HI
Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant
100 N Beretania St Ste 109, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hale Vietnam Restaurant
1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
Tried Peace Cafe for the first time tonight, and learned that they have now extended hours till 9 pm most nights.
The place is clean and sort of quaint/cute, with a few small tables and one large one. I think it is strictly vegan. Order at the counter, pay, and the kitchen help delivers....everything comes on biodegradable plates, and they offer a 10 cent discount if you bring your own container for take-out!
I had the Moroccan Stew, quite tasty, but not especially memorable, which was a lot of brown rice, with a reasonable portion of mildly spicy chickpea stew, a few salad greens, and a tiny container of pickled vegetables. Were the pickles supposed to go with the BiBimBap the SO ordered? That was ok too, a large plate with choice of tofu or tvp base, and veggies, etc...a good sized portion, but at $9 not a great bargain. On the other hand it was healthy and fairly tasty.
Lots of drinks and sweets on the menu, which we didn't try...organic this and fair trade that. Not a destination unless you are a serious vegetarian, but as the OP wanted a place where he could eat meat and his guest not, Peace Cafe would not be his choice.