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5908 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355-5338
+1 718-939-1188
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We happily found this restaurant on the fly through Trip Advisor. Most of the food items were very good but not all. Especially liked the pan fried noodles and chicken with broccoli. Staff was very friendly. The place was not so clean and had a NYC "B" rating.

Thank Edy B
New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the prices are reasonable. Lots of healthy green broccoli, and brown rice. Yummy sesame chickenr.

Thank MorningMorgantown
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

On entry, the chef wearing his toque was there to greet us with a big smile. Two eager waiters helped us with the ordering. This was unlike most chinese restaurants not only because it is a vegetarian style but because of the friendly and accommodating staff. The feature dish was a 4 hour simmered winter melon soup cooked in the... More 

Thank jerryolga
New York City, New York
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669 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This restaurant puts a lot of effort and pride on every platter they serve.. sadly, not as much into their dining room atmosphere. The quality, texture and flavors are exquisite. I wish their dining room could have been better equipped for an outstanding dining experience. The waitstaff service stations are in plain sight, the takeout fridge is right by the... More 

1 Thank KKua
Gallup, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Snuggled in between the old Jewish neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, which is now mostly Chinese and Asian, and Kew Gardens, Queens, which has a sizable Jewish community, is the hidden delight of kosher/vegetarian Jewish food, certainly also influenced by Dim Sum presentation. It's unique Its underrated. And it's delicious.

1 Thank Barry K
Queens, New York
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Wife and I went for an enjoyable lunch on a freezing sunny day in Queensboro Hill. The mildly spicy Chinese dishes warmed us up for the walk back home. We had kung pao and Gen Tso's "chicken" dishes which had consistency of the real deal; both included fresh vegetables and good sauces. We will return.

2 Thank Jimbo_Queens_NewYork
Plainview, New York, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

We went to Buddha Bodai this evening based on reviews from Trip Advisor. We had been meaning to go to Flushing for a while to try the Queens version of China Town, and we chose this place. The food was terrific. Not much atmosphere, but not bad either. This place is exclusively vegetarian. I had the spinach and corn soup... More 

1 Thank Bob E
San Antonio
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Good food. Not too busy. The most memorable part of our meal was that we had quite a bit left on our plates and a gentleman seated near us leaned over and asked if we might be interested in sharing our food. He wanted to try what we were having. Needless to say, we pushed our plates over and he... More 

Thank Rosie W
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I came here for an evening meal with a non-veggie friend. It was a weeknight and wasn't at all busy. After being served a complimentary pot of tea, we chose a selection of dishes (steak with Chinese broccoli, garlic prawns, and spinach) to share. The mock meats were absolutely delicious, as were the sauces and veggies. I find Chinese a... More 

Thank Aspascia
Troy, New York, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

A vegetarian friend suggested that we eat at Buddha Bodai. But, as a non-vegetarian, I was skeptical but was willing to give it a chance. When I checked into my hotel in Wall Street, I happened to mention my dinner plans to the desk clerk. It turned out she is a vegetarian, had a menu to give me, and told... More 

Thank Jessica L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5908 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355-5338
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Flushing
  • Phone Number: +1 718-939-1188

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