Reviews written by ChrisChick
Registered on Oct 18 07
I didn't know this was "fake-Indian" food or as some of the reviews say "Americanized". I suppose when I saw only Caucasian customers and staff--- a flag should have went up for me?
The food didn't taste bad-- I was just craving Indian food. And the price for one meal and one drink cost $18 (too much!!). Plus my side of rice was the majority of the meal (--i.e 2 cups of cooked rice with two 1/8 cup bland entrees.)
I won't waste my time and $$ again.
A very welcome addition to Phoenix--and Phoenix is in dire need of Jamaican fare.
Tasty & satifying vegan meal of curried tofu with rice and kidney beans, fabulous appetizer with plantains. Only one selection in each category is vegan so my choices are a no-brainer...just wish more options become available as this place becomes more well known and appreciated.
Good service and very small restaurant (about 6 tables) and clean.
FATE has HORRIBLE FOOD. If you see any post saying the food is great they must work for the restaurant or have been paid to post. One post prior to me said positive remarks on the food but then continues to state the food tastes like "gasoline"....how can toxic substances tastes good in your food?
As a Vegan, I ordered the Fried Tofu appetizer and the Coconut Curry with Tofu. The tofu was too mushy and was coated in a tasteless breading. The Coconut Curry came close to tasting like a "fried dirty sock" (or at least how I would imagine a dirty sock in grease tasting???). It had one mushroom and one carrot chunk, filled mainly oversized triangles of tofu in a sauce looking close to vomit but less acidic. Overall FATE gets my approval for worst tasting food in the USA. And please know I am pretty forgiving and have ate at an extensive amount of restaurants since I was 5 years old from the East to West Coast and overseas! If you MUST go there or are ever forced, don't eat.... enjoy the location and interior which is the only good thing FATE has got going (a historic home turned into a restaurant).
My favorite hummus/ falafel/ baba ghanouj/ dolmas serving spot in the US so far. I like that this place has a large menu selection, great price/ value and even better tasting food. Despite its location, I was pleasantly surprised to have the option to dine-in coupled with prompt and personable service.
Breakfast: The tofu scramble oddly had a crunch to it-- almost like "eggshells" but I couldn't place what it could be... otherwise the tofu scramble had NO flavor. I know this place is new but with a menu sooo small & limited I hope they soon doctor-up the tofu scramble.
Lunch: I had the Chili con Veggie (the day's lunch special) and that was flavorful and I enjoyed the use of yams in my Chili. Also I had a Tomato Salad---pretty basic, yes-- but I appreciate the use of locally grown veggies.
So overall-- I would suggest going for a lunch & trying the Specials and getting your food-to-go (only about 5 tables inside-- very confined space).
I love this place for Indian food. Honestly I don't know what I've ordered here by it's "official name" maybe "thali" but I tell the server I'm vegan and would like the veg combo plate.... and so far it has been fabulous each time. Sooo many little dishes that are all vegan AND tasty. I feel like a cow, so much to taste, so much I want to eat! The service is friendly and prompt. I live about 30 minutes away but the commute is worth it... everytime. The lunch buffet is great here too.
First, DO NOT bother coming here if you are simply a vegetarian.......
The only GOOD thing about this place is that I can order anything on the menu as it is "all Vegan". In Phoenix, I only know of two Vegan restaurants and honestly both have MANY NEGATIVES.
Sad to say, as much as I shouldn't waste my time and money on Vegetarian House, I will drive to this place when I am feeling lazy. I do not recommend this place at all, the waiter always appears bothered by having any customers at all. On my 1st visit and 2nd visit when asking about the sauces on the food, he honestly appeared irritated. The food is typically flavorless and dry. My carnivore friend and Chinese food expert friend agrees the food is bad, service is worst and the ambience is bland and dingy.
-This place is just as vegan-friendly as the next coffee house.... I had a soy latte and the only vegan sandwich on the menu wheat pita bread with hummus, sprouts, mushrooms....the food definitely not worth going back for.
-The interior is dirty/ dusty eliciting flashbacks of my early college years when I found my furniture in dumpster alleys and used duct tape to fix everything.
-The smell is reminiscent of my grandfather's old home which seems to clash with the smell of a steamy latte...
-What is good about Willow House? The original artwork and knick knacks for sale, friendly staff, and free wi-fi : )