Friendship Restaurant is an upscale-looking Chinese joint with a couple of vegan dishes. While its ambience and service are good, the food here is woefully mediocre.
My friend and I shared a "Temple's Feast" ($11) and a Kung Pao Eggplant and Mushroom ($11) along with an order of veggie spring rolls ($6). The spring rolls were passable, being overly breaded and stuffed with mostly cabbage and cellophane noodles (boring!). The Temple's Feast and the Kung Pao dishes had indistinguishable sauces, neither of which rose above the level of gooey, corn starch-laden stripmall food. While both dishes were edible, they weren't worth $11, especially not at those small portion sizes.
The service and atmosphere were great, though. This is one of few Chinese restaurants in the city that is both relatively vegan-friendly as well as upscale in terms of appearance. Our waiter was courteous, fast and efficient.
If Friendship offered more unusual vegan dishes (perhaps something with mockmeat or seitan?), and a lighter, spicier touch to their sauce preparation, I might consider returning.