Thanh Tinh Chay

Asian, Vietnamese

4591 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 255-0134
  • Monday: 10:32 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:32 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10:32 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:32 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:32 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:32 AM – 9:00 PM

Reviews 4.9/5

Stephanie Yang 5/5

Absolutely incredible authentic Vietnamese establishment with a fully plant-based menu right in the heart of Little Saigon. Everything tasted just like how I remember the non-vegan versions to be before I became vegan. The ingredients were all so fresh and flavorful. All of their mock meats are made in-house too. Very impressive!! The service was also top-notch. We were immediately greeted by friendly staff right as we walked through the door. They were attentive and truly went above and beyond for all of their customers and even served complimentary sweet treats after our dinner. The owner is SO sweet and welcoming and took the time to ensure everyone was enjoying their meals.

Even if you’re not vegan, I promise you will enjoy the food and the welcoming atmosphere!! Do not sleep on this place. :)

Bronchelle Bijou 5/5

First, the owner and staff are incredibly friendly and super passionate about their restaurant. They take pride in the dishes they make and you can taste it! Everything is homemade, healthy, and absolutely delicious!! They have over 100 items on the menu list and everything comes out looking just like the pictures if not better. I highly recommend this place even if you’re not a vegan; the food and hospitality are that amazing!

Jerry Lai 5/5

If I could eat here every day, I would not be bored, even as an omnivore. This place is a gem. I’ve been to some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world, and I find myself long for the food here. The flavors are subtle yet complex, starting with the amount of detail they put into something as simple as the water they serve you. they provide naturally flavored (with apple!) water, many tiny desserts after the meal.

Despite being vegan, they are serious about sharing Vietnamese food and culture and does an amazing job replicating the aromas, textures, and profiles of classic dishes. The prices reflect the care and quality of ingredients that go into the meals, and are absolutely worthwhile. All the mock meats are made in-house.

Do not miss out, whether you are vegan or not.

Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook 5/5

The restaurant has a wonderful welcoming vibe. The owner Tranh was very friendly and told us of how they make the food. I ordered Lemongrass tofu as an appetizer and It was very tasty. I have never had something quite yummy like that. They immediately bring you metal glasses that keep your drinks cold and they serve you iced lime water sweetened with other fruits! Just that was worth the visit! I had a plant based beef stew with home made vegan bread (no yeast, no eggs) that could rival any baguette in Paris! I drank about two liters of that delicious drink and not once was my glass empty. Service is always great always with a smile. To welcome us there because it was our first (but not last) time there, we got a little pineapple puff pastry and a vegan flan made with coconut and tofu and also could rival any flan in Mexico! No wonder it is one of the top ten vegan restaurants in the USA! I only hesitate to make this contribution because I fear it will become too popular and I will not be able to be seated immediately upon arrival, yet, it is so good, how could I not write about it.

Amy Dong 5/5

This is one of the best meals I’ve ever had! I’m not vegan, but this plant-based Vietnamese food was amazing. Our server was so kind & thoughtful. We drove from out of the area to try this spot & it exceeded all of our expectations. The owner & staff clearly have culinary expertise and are so passionate about what they create. Run, don’t walk!

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