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Long Life Vegi House

2129 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1025
+1 510-845-6072
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
26 Aug 2016
“An ancient Gem hidden in plain sight”
26 Feb 2016
“Excellent Food, Welcoming Hosts, Modest Surroundings and Prices”
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Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
2129 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1025
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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....More

Thank schota1
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....More

Thank N_skier
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank theTravelingEngineer
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...More

Thank skiparoundtheblock
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...More

Thank iChaseDragons
Reviewed 17 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...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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Average prices
US$8 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2129 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-6072
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