We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Long Life Vegi House
Ranked #279 of 726 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: USD 8 - USD 8
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
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. It is really a sign that these are hard working long-time residents of this spot and they put more work into a good meal than their external appearance.
No waiting on a Friday evening with Cal in session. Obviously this is not a trendy spot for students.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank schota1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 5 of 9 reviews

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. We like the Mu Shu Vegetables (with egg), Vegetables Deluxe, and Long Life Tofu.
The lunch special can't be beat for price, quality and quantity. Portions are generous.
Lots of public transit, BART and buses are nearby. Parking is costly and difficult.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank N_skier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 are big at a low price. Each person has a plate in addition to the plate the food comes on. So you can pick and mix food with each other if you like. My personal favorite is the veggie chicken fried rice, and the peanut veggie mix with Tofu.

All Veggie Lovers should check this place out when they are visiting the Berkeley area!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank theTravelingEngineer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 of vegetarian choices like vegetarian chicken, beef and even spare ribs! Great soups and sauces! We always bring visiting family and friends here. ..have even brought many meat lovers here and they have been especially delighted. Great gathering place in central Berkeley right near the University. Cheerful and fast service! How they can do all that and continue to be one of the very best bargains in town is beyond me, but somehow they do! And there are many of us grateful customers who just keep coming back!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank skiparoundtheblock
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 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 sour "chicken" is seriously fantastic.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank iChaseDragons
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Long Life Vegi House also viewed

 

Been to Long Life Vegi House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing