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Long Life Vegi House

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1725 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
+1 510-845-6072
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We were looking for a place to eat. Almost accidentally settled on this restaurant. Very friendly staff greeted us immediately when we walked in the door. Authentic excellent Chinese food. Reasonable prices. The run-down storefront gives a false impression that this is a poor restaurant. It is really a sign that these are hard working long-time residents of this spot... More 

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Concord, California
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278 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have always been skeptical of the "tofu can substitute for any meat" approach to vegetarian dishes, but the Long Life Vegi House has convinced me otherwise. Although I think I do prefer their "pure" vegetarian dishes just a bit, their tofu-as-meat dishes are delicious. We like the Mu Shu Vegetables (with egg), Vegetables Deluxe, and Long Life Tofu. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

It may not look it, but this place offers some of the best veggie Chinese food out there. Tea is complimentary, and service was attentive and fast. The veggie chicken and beef taste just as good if not better than the real thing. Meal portions are big at a low price. Each person has a plate in addition to the... More 

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san francisco, ca
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Long Life Vegi House has been a Berkeley staple for over 30 years, lovingly served by the same family. Incredibly delicious vegetarian food that has proven to be consistently good over a very long time period. They offer an amazing variety of tastes and textures of vegetarian choices like vegetarian chicken, beef and even spare ribs! Great soups and sauces!... More 

Thank skiparoundtheblock
Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We have been going here for a couple of years, and are never disappointed. Sure, the atmosphere could be improved by a serious makeover, but the food is fabulous, things are nice and clean, and the owners are a really sweet family. The sweet and sour "chicken" is seriously fantastic.

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Berkeley, California
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We have been going here for over 20 years and it is a great place, inexpensive, and lots of good food. I encourage people to support small businesses and they have been owned by the same family group for many years. The lunch special is great for under $5, brown rice, an entree, an egg roll, hot and sour soup... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2008

Pretty gross. The brown rice tasted awful...like it wasn't cooked enough and there was still water in it. It was not good.

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Reviewed 16 March 2008

Their mock meat is so authentic, the first time I ate Beef and Brocolli, I tried to spit it out. So worth the trip to the East Bay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$8
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-6072

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?