The Purple Mint

Asian, Fresh Juices, Noodles, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups

4616 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 280-3388
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Reviews 4.7/5

Kevin Lozano 5/5

Came here for some vegan food and was not disappointed at all! The service was quick and the place is pristine, definitely has a great atmosphere. The food was amazing! The yellow curry bowl with tofu was delicious and so was the vermicelli with “chicken”, you honestly can’t tell the difference between this and real chicken. GO HERE if you need some vegan food. Will absolutely be coming back!!!

Stephanie Wolfe 5/5

Went for lunch. Was greeted immediately and shown to my table. I sat outside which was very nice. They were also kind enough to let my use their WIFI so I could work. Although the place was empty I loved the atmosphere, very beautiful and clean.

I order the Double Delight rolls (on the starter menu) which were recommended by my server. I also had a glass of Thai tea which was DELICIOUS. I enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely be back. Thank you Purple Mint team, keep up the great work!

Judy Jones 5/5

This restaurant was a real find on my San Diego vacation. First, it was extremely accessible for my older cousin with mobility issues. The waiter was attentive to both of our needs and quite patient when we repeated questions. The menu was huge which made it hard to decide. We started with crispy wontons and some kind of spring roll. I expected them to taste the same, but there was a completely enjoyable difference. I would have liked more of a variety in sauces instead of just sweet duck sauce, but it was quite delicious, anyway. I had the entree with the black noodles and it was wonderful. We took home our appetizer leftovers and I’m excited to see how they taste on day two.. Everything else we gobbled up completely. And, in my opinion, the prices were very reasonable! I highly recommend.

Taieja Cook 5/5

So I got the special fried rice or house fried rice and it was phenomenal. The restaurant was really empty but there was such a great presence of staff and the entire Place felt clean and welcome. Definitely would order from here again.

Savvy Rush 5/5

Beautiful, calming modern Asian ambiance, friendly service and delicious food! I am not vegan but I really enjoyed the vegan food. The plating was beautiful and quantity was huge. The jackfruit salad is something I haven’t seen before and I really enjoyed it. The very much shrimp looking and tasting fake shrimp was extremely intriguing to say the least! I didn’t mind it but I don’t love it and don’t see the appeal. I have had the eggplant tofu combo before and this was very well done. The eggplant and tofu were fried just right and the sauce was well balanced. A great experience and approved by a non vegan!

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