NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Ariyoshi Japanese Restaurant
41-13 Queens Boulevard
Sunnyside NY 11104
Ariyoshi Japanese Restaurant website
Not Vegetarian (few decent vegan options)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30-2:30pm. Dinner Monday-Thursday 5:30-10:30; Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm; Sunday 4:30pm-10:30pm.
Between 41st and 42nd Streets.
7 train to 40th Street.
Ariyoshi Japanese Restaurant delivers.
This authentic Japanese restaurant doesn't offer an overwhelming number of vegan options. Still, the staff is knowledgeable about what is vegan and it's possible to create a meal for one's self.
Review by Melissa Bastian on January 30, 2009:
- Three words: Meat. In. Everything.
I went here a couple of times when I was staying with a friend in Sunnyside. It's a cute place, and the servers are nice and tried to accommodate my "vegetarianism" (I didn't try to explain the whole veganism thing - way too complicated). Unfortunately, between a lack of understanding of what "vegetarianism" is and a serious language barrier, I ended up being served agadashi tofu covered in bonito flakes (fish OK, right?), and some kind of vegetable dish which I ate some of and only later found out was cooked in CHICKEN BROTH! Don't even get me started on how nauseous that made me.
I don't think there was any ill intent on the part of the server; in fact I think she was trying really hard to find food for me. They've just tried so hard to adjust to an American palette that there's next to nothing for vegans, and I do not suggest a visit.