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288 Monroe Ave, Natural Oasis Market & Wellness Center, Rochester, NY 14607-3622
+1 585-325-1831
10:00 - 20:00
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Saranac Lake, New York
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Came in for the buffet they have at lunch time. Food was just okay. There is much better Ethiopian food out there. I love that they are offering vegan food and market themselves as a healthfood center but food should be on point and I didn't think it was.

Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Always have great food, and quick service here! The lentils and gnocchi are my favorite(beside the bread). The salads are very good as well! Give them a try!

Thank Ashley P
Rochester, New York, United States
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Wife and I love this place. First time in it might be a bit disorienting as it is a rather large room and the seating is further to the back, near the open kitchen. The prices for everything is very reasonable, especially for what you're getting. The food is all vegan and very filling. Great for medium sized groups, especially... More 

Thank Kyle S
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you love good food and peaceful venues, Natural Oasis is a must-try. We were lucky to find it, having done a web search for "organic food" while on a family trip. I don't recall how much, if any, of the items, were organic, but the quality was incredibly high. Located in the rear of a health and wellness business,... More 

1 Thank Sarah R
Rochester, New York
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent little resturant and it's especially good for lunchtime eating. It is best to order three or four standard items. We usually order the Risotto, Gnochi, 'Pizza' (which is excellent, but nothing like American pizza). The atmosphere is non pretentious, simple and for us, this added to the pleasant dining experience. The prices are reasonable , a... More 

Thank Jeff D
Rochester, New York, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very Zen and calm atmosphere; I come here if I'm really stressed. You feel good after you eat here; not guilty or overly full even though they offer all you can eat for lunch, if you dine in. Owner is one of the nicest guys you'll meet :-)

Thank Senten124
Asheville, North Carolina
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413 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Stepping in the door would turn away many people, as it has a dumpy look to it. But for the adventurous, an interesting array of favors awaits. Using Ethiopian cuisine as a starting point, and utilizing the tapas concept (although the serving size is larger than most tapas places), they have a core menu which they customize seasonally. I had... More 

Thank R C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Best salad in Rochester. N.O. has a warm, home grown atmosphere. It is our go-to restaurant. Love the simplicity and the creativity of the food. The gnocchi is sublime.

1 Thank Lise C
Rochester, NY
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

I've visited this cafe several times in the last few months and I am always satisfied with my meal. I've also had the pleasure of sharing this wonderful place with several companions, all who have been impressed by the flavor and quality of the meals. If you weren't aware, this is a vegan establishment that generally serves southeastern asian cuisine... More 

1 Thank danrodz
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The buffet is great. The food tastes like you've cooked it at home and it is healthy, vegan faire. We visit here whenever we come to restaurant.

1 Thank Nicole D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
African, Healthy, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Monroe Ave, Natural Oasis Market & Wellness Center, Rochester, NY 14607-3622
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-325-1831

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