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Restaurant with vegetarian options, KOP-WC-Paoli area

Liz K Jul 6, 2012 10:02 AM

I need a suggest for a restaurant in this general area for 6 people on a Saturday night (but not THIS Saturday night.) Ethnic food is appreciated by all, and 2 of the 4 are vegetarians and I'd like them to have some choice. Hopefully someplace not too noisy to carry on a conversation. Any thoughts?

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    mookleknuck RE: Liz K Jul 6, 2012 10:19 AM

    Ekta in Bryn Mawr (one of their outposts) is delicious with really wonderful special dishes. It was pretty quiet before.

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      waking1 RE: Liz K Jul 6, 2012 05:03 PM

      Ceders Cafe in Frazer might be a good fit. Lebanese/Middle Eastern. I'm not sure of the dinner noise level.

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        Liz K RE: waking1 Jul 6, 2012 06:51 PM

        Thanks, but we got take-out from Cedars once...not impressed. Some really odd flavors, but not recent enough to recall exactly what we had.

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        cook262 RE: Liz K Jul 6, 2012 06:33 PM

        Not quite in your 'range' but how about Devi Indian in Exton. It is all vegetarian. Even tho I love my steak, I enjoy going to Devi and don't even miss the meat.

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          Chefpaulo RE: Liz K Jul 7, 2012 05:33 AM

          A Taste of India in Gateway Shopping Center (Rt. 202 and Rt. 252 in Devon) is one of my local favorites and has an extensive vegetarian menu.

          1. Bacchus101 RE: Liz K Jul 7, 2012 07:32 AM

            The White Dog Cafe in Wayne has a good choice of Veggie 1st courses, Shared Plates and Entrees. To avoid high volume chatter steer clear of the bar area. Nice spot, interesting decor, very clubby ,good service and most food I have had there has been good. Got a problem with over-the-top dog decor? If so don't go!

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              cwdonald RE: Bacchus101 Jul 7, 2012 08:36 AM

              +1 for White Dog. My biggest issue with Wayne is the parking...
              +1 for Taste of India. King of Prussia is crowded with decent indian options all of which have a good representation of vegetarian dishes, especially if you are getting the buffet. Chinnar and Desi Village are both good.

              Devi in Exton has been getting mixed reviews, especially from my friends from India. It is South Indian and is all vegetarian. So you are going to see different breads, different spices. Not at all like the northern India/Pakistani food that we think of as Indian food.

              Another option for south indian is the Dosa Hut & Chaat House in Eagleville. I like this place. Small and unassuming and very reasonably priced.

            2. CindyJ RE: Liz K Jul 7, 2012 10:26 AM

              The Mediterranean in West Chester offers quite a few vegetarian options. I was there a couple of weeks ago with three other people and we all enjoyed our meals. We sat in the upstairs dining room and it was not noisy at all. It's BYO, if that matters. And there are often discount certificates available on Restaurant.com. http://www.themedwcpa.com/index.html

              1. 94Bravo RE: Liz K Jul 10, 2012 12:38 PM

                What about Seasons 52 in KoP? A vegetarian friend ate there and was very happy with their offerings.

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                  cwdonald RE: 94Bravo Jul 10, 2012 12:45 PM

                  I think that's a great suggestion. The OP did suggest they were interested in ethnic food, but Season's does have food of inspired by different regions. My only comment would be get a reservation. It gets crowded.

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                  leepinleemur RE: Liz K Jul 10, 2012 01:56 PM

                  Chinnar for India or Su Tao for all vegan (mostly chinese).

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                    Liz K RE: Liz K Jul 11, 2012 09:55 AM

                    Thanks for all the suggestions!

                    We really like Seasons52, but it isn't right for this group, and I'm a little reluctant to suggest Indian Restaurants since one of the couples is Indian...

                    After discussion with my SO, I think we'll offer a choice of Nectar Berwyn, Thai Orchid Frazer, and Devi Exton (yes, one Indian restaurant).

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                      apods RE: Liz K Jul 13, 2012 09:16 AM

                      This is late, but if you ever need to find another place, try SuTao Cafe:

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                        Liz K RE: apods Jul 13, 2012 09:49 AM

                        I've always wondered about this place. What's good there? What's the atmosphere?

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