NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
1426 3rd Avenue
New York NY 10028
Gobo (Uptown) website
Vegetarian (mostly vegan)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)
- Visa ·
- Mastercard ·
- American Express
12 noon-11pm daily.
At 81st Street. 6 to 77th Street.
Gobo (Uptown) delivers.
$10 minimum ($15 for credit cards).
The juice bar is organic and there is also a selection of organic wines and beers. Ask server which foods contain casein.
Review by Minion of Seitan on May 20, 2011:
- Tried Gobo Uptown for lunch during the week, as I have been impressed by Gobo Downtown's creative and tasty dinners. Unfortunately, it did not match up.
The "soy cutlet" was so chewy it was almost uneatable (I've had this problem making gluten when the gluten flour ratio is too high in the dough), which also-too-chewy sundried tomatoes and a near-absence of the advertised cashew sauce which sounded good. The small side salad had a dressing of straight balsamic vinegar - nothing else. I like balsamic vinegar but it was so strong it very difficult to eat. Worse, they served the sandwich and salad on a plate that allowed all the vinegar to run down under the sandwich and get soaked up the bread. So basically I had soggy, vinegar-y bread with a almost-can't-chew-it gluten lump.
All the more suspicious that when I ordered the soy cutlet sandwich from the menu, my server told me they no longer made it. Then he said "well...OK, you can have it". Hmmm!
The beijing-style tofu my tablemate got was fine.
Review by beanmail on February 3, 2009:
- This place is a rip-off. When the best meal at the table is the veggie burger, you are not in a great restaurant. Expensive & not nearly as pretty as downtown Gobo.
Review by impie on March 9, 2008:
- i was visiting from boston and met 2 friends here for dinner on a very rainy friday night this past weekend. it was warm and friendly inside. the bread server soon came around with several varieties of good crunchy bread accompanied with a sweet potato and raisin spread. upon request, he brought us olive oil as well. the soups were delicious: two of us loved the spinach wonton soup, and the french lentil truffle soup was very pleasing as well, although not as fancy as it sounds. then two of us shared two small plates, with a side of brown rice (it is a very small bowl of rice). the salt & pepper organic king oyster mushroom fritters were amazing! tender, flavorful, and slightly crispy, with a rich mushroom flavor. i will be back for that dish! the stir-fry mixed vegetables & bean curd were also very good, with a nice variety of vegetables. we still had a little time and appetite left, so all 3 of us shared a dessert: the port poached comice pear with bittersweet chocolate ganache & almonds. mmmmmm! it was a very nice supper, with lots of variety and great tastes, and without being too expensive the way we ordered.
Review by voodoo lady on January 24, 2008:
- The meal I ordered was delicious - one of the best vegan meals I had in New York!!!
Review by Olivia Lane on August 15, 2006:
- Last night, my girlfriend surprised me by taking me here for a wine and food pairing event. The atmosphere was romantic. The food was pretty tasty and the organic kosher wines selected for each of the three entrees were fantastic. Danny Wong, the wine dude, was very friendly and super informative. I highly recommend this montly event. It left me wishing for nothing besides dessert, which at $40 per person I feel should have been included. Still, I plan to go back.