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Gobo - Upper East Side
Price range: US$25 - US$35
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: Corner of 81st Street
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Gobo is a favorite stop when we're in NYC, and one that always surprises my non-veg husband, (who accompanies me -- begrudgingly -- and leaves shocked and delighted.) A win-win!! If I had a restaurant like it nearby I'd be fat and happy in no time. The service can sometimes be a little slow, but not this time. Attentive, helpful and entertaining.

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Thank Wende S
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Dined here with my wife and newly vegetarian daughter, mainly in deference to our daughter. To our delight, the food was delicious, the decor spare but lovely and the service friendly and attentive. Standout dishes were the seitan in a ginger marinade, which tasted and looked quite a bit like veal; the Malaysian curry, in a rich coconut curry sauce; the steamed vegetable dumplings and the stir fry rice with avocado. Alcohol is only wine, beer and sake, but the beers are artisanal and we had the sake-mint-basil cocktail, which was an excellent riff on a mojito. The music was our only complaint--it was all over the place, with a muted trumpet piece that we found irritating, followed by an odd assortment of musical styles. It would be better if they would pick a theme and go with it. Otherwise, we heartily recommend Gobo. We're even getting seitan now to prepare at home!

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Thank drron36
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Gobo is an unpretentious but pleasant vegan-vegetarian restaurant. The combination of a relaxed atmosphere, inventive and tasty food at fairly reasonable prices makes it worth a visit.

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Thank LBrettas
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Even if you eat meat or fish, you will not feel deprived at Gobo. Fantastic food for vegetarians and vegans but not at all "worthy" so you can enjoy desserts and wine without feeling odd. Service is very friendly and efficient.

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Thank rb_ldn
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

It was difficult to choose from the options on the menu. We went for lunch and greatly enjoyed all of the selections. The service was leisurely and the Vegan Key Lime Pie was delicious. However, it is different enough from standard key lime pie that it should have a different name.

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Thank Ray-n-Sol
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