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“Simply Wonderful!”
Review of Socrates Vegan Hut

Socrates Vegan Hut
Ranked #41 of 465 Restaurants in Medan
Price range: US$2 - US$4
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: A local brand, provides wide variety of vegan food since 2005, with homey and comfortable atmosphere. Our motto is 'eat.Read.Think' which inspire us to create a cafe-library restaurant.
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I fell in love with this place the minute I arrived: The smell of food was incredible, books on philosophy, health, spiritualism and a great deal more subjects lining the walls, warm and friendly greetings from the staff and a lovely atmosphere. The food was sensational, the menu is extensive (pictures of dishes included). We were a party of 3 - one vegan, one vegetarian and one meat eater - we all couldnt get enough! Our meat eating friend was stunned out how good the food was and kept ordering more. Ive been back here 2 times since and on every occasion the food was delicious. Couldnt recommend it enough! PS they have amazing vegan icecream in the freezer for eat in or take out!

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1  Thank Cassie N
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StellaM877, Manager at Socrates Vegan Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We are looking forward to your next visit :)

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Not like the other restaurant, in this vegan restaurant, you can feel like you are at home. Indeed the dining room is small, but comfortable. The design is nice, and the concept is great. The motto is Eat, Read, Think. Very interesting.
The food is delicious. I recommend Nasi Goreng Olive (Fried Rice with Olive) or my favorite Nasi Goreng Ikan Asin (Fried Rice with salted Fish). No onions, no preservatives. Healthy and a must visit for vegetarian. I'm not a vegetarian, but I like it a lot.

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1  Thank RochmanLJ
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StellaM877, Manager at Socrates Vegan Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for your kind review, we are looking forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 29 March 2013

I am a vegetarian. Being in Medan, the choices are pretty limited. I found out about this gem via Tripadvisor. It turned out to be a fantastic place. The ambiance is very suitable for reading, discussions and meals. It has a relaxing place compared to other restaurants in Medan. It is super clean. It has beautiful furniture. Many types of seating options. You can even play board games here.

The books are fantastic. The ones I found were really reflected a wide range of interests. But philosophy dominated the shelves. I found J.Krishnamurti's book here! There are many versions of famous books translated to Bahasa Indonesia.

I love the fact they do not use onions or garlic in their dishes, however they do use mushrooms which is called 'jamur' in Indonesia. The proprietor, Pak Benny is a wonderful conversationalist and very friendly. Do engage him in a discussion, he is also a treasure trove of information about things 'zen' in Medan.

The menu is extensive and quite reasonable. The WIFI signal is great downstairs, so I spent 3 hours working on some notes not realizing I had been there that long. The restaurant has a strict no tipping policy which is great because tipping is expected in most restaurants. The juices are yummy and menu quite interesting!

Vegetarians and vegans may find this a fantastic find in Medan!

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2  Thank Janarthani A
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StellaM877, Manager at Socrates Vegan Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again next time!

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

this is a unique place with a slogan "eat, read, thing" its a vegetarian restaurant and owner is a vegetarian expert so to say, if you have a strict vege diet than this would be the place to come to, they will be able to consult your concern. the place is not very large or anything but the atmosphere is something.
go for the 2nd floor seating area where you sit on the floor and plenty of book available to read, the setting of this place remind of an ancient chinese study hall, with all the books from tree bark being stack on a low shelf near the floor. the owner is also a very nice person to chat with, strike up a convo with him a bout philosophy and you could be there all day.

there is plenty to choose from the menu even though its a vege restaurant, plenty of innovative menu for those who want to get away from plain vegetable and rice. and all that with a very reasonable price

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3  Thank artemiofranchi
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StellaM877, Manager at Socrates Vegan Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

This is a small restaurant serving vegan food. It is well decorated. You could read lot of philosophy type book here.

Menu with photos. 2 floors. Just ask taxi driver to jalan air langga. Near this restaurant have bintang restaurant serving local indonesian food. Or walking nearby there is eat all you can eat vegan resto.

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