Being a vegetarian for most of my life, I have been to many vegetarian chinese restaurants in the past. I have always left them feeling at least slightly more healthy than I would had i ate at a normal chinese restaurant, as vegetarian places are usually draw in a more health conscious crowd. I expected House of Vegetarian to at least serve some dishes that did not leave me feeling overwhelmed with grease, sodium, and the like. Well, I was very wrong. We started with the steamed vegetable dumplings: the only dish I found to be remotely edible. Next came the bean curd roll, covered in a concoction of grease and sodium. It all went downhilll from there. Next we tried the fried wontons, which my friend ordered. I cannot stomach fried food, so I very hesitantly took a bite and passed on the rest of it. We ordered the vegetarian roast duck appetizer, which never came. The service, might I add, was AWFUL, though this was to be expected in Chinatown, and did not bother me so much. The waitresses had attitude problems, and were quite inefficient in taking our order, but the food did come out in a timely fashion, as terrible as it was. Next, we shared the eggplant entree and the fried noodles with peppers and soy. I tried one piece of the eggplant, and could not eat anymore. It was THE GREASIEST dish I have had in my life. DISGUSTING. Do not go to the House of Vegetarian restaurant unless you are looking to get in 2,000% of your daily fat and sodium requirements in under 30 minutes.
Pros: once you order the service is pretty quick
Cons: VERY greasy and high in sodium, rude staff