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Dao Palate

329 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.677939 -73.97268
at Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-638-1995 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

daopalatevegan.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q at Seventh Ave.

Prices

$11-$14

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene

Profile

Dao Palate follows Zen culinary restrictions as closely as any veggie-fusion spot, but taste and presentation here rank a solid step above neighborly competitors. The tranquil ambiance renders takeout strangely unsatisfying: a green-lit, bare-brick interior overseen by still-faced Buddhas demands attention, while hanging stones and moss grow from carefully selected spots along the walls. Dao's Chinese lineup doesn't feature any particularly exotic entries, but staples like black-pepper stir-fry and the ever-present General Tso don't disappoint. Dao's talent for imitation also yields tasty sizzling tofu and mu-shu plates. Among a menu littered with vegetal proteins, varied seitans are the most filling. A tangy orange preparation is fried particularly crispy and tastes faux-gamey when buoyed by a bed of al dente broccoli and extra-fluffy brown rice. Only Indian touchstones like samosas fall short. Dao boasts an impressive array of teas, and soy cheesecake makes a luscious dessert. A mellow jazz-backed atmosphere leaves plenty of room for breezy date-night repartee.

Recommended Dishes

Orange seitan, $14.50; jade mushroom, $11.50

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