Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant

District of Columbia, USA


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I get take out from Sunflower fairly often - often enough that they recognize my voice when I call to place my order! So embarrassing! The dishes I often order and really enjoy are the spring rolls, Vegan General Tso's Magic, the Amazing Mushrooms Palate, and the Kale and Burdock Deluxe. The coconut vegi-shrimp appetizer is good but the sauce doesn't quite match the coconut flavors (they should take notes from Busboys and Poets, who have a coconut tofu bites appetizer that is to die for!).

The only bad thing about Sunflower is their desserts. I had the Organic Lemon Tofu pie once years ago before I went veg and thought it was absolutely disgusting. We tried the chocolate cake this past year and were disappointed by it, too. If I want vegan dessert now I prefer to make it myself or pick something up from the nearby Loving Hut location!

Sunflower's interior is nice - it's a full-sized restaurant, not your typical Chinese takeout place. As you might guess, they have sunflower artwork EVERYWHERE. They do not sell alcohol. The staff is nice and the service for takeout is fast - the food is always ready in about 10 minutes - even when they're busiest on weekends it only takes about 15 minutes.

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their vegetarian "meats" are good... liked the food.. nothing to complain about.

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one of my favorite restaurants. I always order the Sweet and Sour Sensation - soy protein with pineapple, green pepper, carrot, and onion in a sweet and sour sauce. I haven't been there in a while, though. My only complaint is the size- the entire restaurant is about the size of my living room, so you will usually have to wait for a table. The sunflower decor is really cute and eclectic though- they are everywhere!

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Sunflower offers a pleasing array of options, from standard Asian dishes to more unusual fusion-style pan-Asian entrees and appetizers. Our Japanese-style BBQ kabobs were excellent and well-presented. For the main course, I found our Sunflower Forest to be an intriguing and tasty Asian version of a taco. Sunflower Satisfaction (soy protein with veggies in an orange-chili sauce) was also tempered well and not too spicy or too sweet. It also had a colorful range of vegetables. Service was friendly and prompt. Recommended.

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