CNNGo recently compiled a list of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in the United States, and several Bay Area restaurants make an appearance. Some familiar names include San Tung, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, and R & G Lounge. Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant, which doesn't get much positive chatter on the board, also made the list, so hhc decided to check it out.
Enjoy Vegetarian has two locations: one in the Inner Sunset, and one in the Financial District. hhc visited the Financial District outlet on Kearny Street, where she discovered an excellent lunch deal, a so-so entrée, and a surprising bathroom fee for non-customers.
During the workweek, the $7.50 set lunch includes soup, a main dish, brown or white rice, and a spring roll, which seems like a major bargain compared to neighborhood competitors.
As hhc visited on the weekend, she couldn't take advantage of the set lunch, and instead ordered eggplant tofu basil for $8.50 with a $1.25 small bowl of brown rice. The plate of eggplant, fried tofu squares, and a few basil leaves was just "ok," says hhc, and was prepared without MSG, garlic, or onions per Buddhist dining restrictions.
While the free Buddhist pamphlets might bring you to a Zen state, the $2 charge to use the restroom if you're not a customer seems likely to have the opposite effect.
Enjoy Vegetarian [Financial District]
839 Kearny Street, San Francisco