Vegetarian Restaurants In Ipoh

Vegetarian restaurants in Ipoh are plentiful so you don’t have to worry about limited options! Rather, you will have to worry about which one to choose!

Take your pick from this list which includes vegetarian Japanese, Western, Chinese and Indian cuisine!

By the way, the list does not include the must-try Ipoh food and biscuits – and some of which are vegetarian-friendly!

  1. Fu Tien Vegetarian Restaurant
  2. Vegan Delights Cafe
  3. Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian
  4. Vegan Life (Vegetarian)
  5. Thin Hei Vegetarian Restaurant
  6. V Life
  7. Home Recipe (一家人)
  8. GB Vegetarian Burger
  9. 18CTEA
  10. Su Sum (Vegetarian)
  11. Yun Ji Vegetarian
  12. Purple Cane Ipoh Tea House
  13. Chow Yang Vegetarian (朝阳素食)
  14. Jeram Lui Cha At Kedai Kopi Chor Kee
  15. Seong Man (上文)

15 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Ipoh

1. Fu Tien Vegetarian Restaurant in Ipoh

Fu Tien Vegetarian Restaurant interior
Fu Tien Vegetarian Restaurant interior – photo credits to nohomecook (Instagram)

How often do you come across a dedicated vegetarian Japanese restaurant?

Assorted sushi at Fu Tien Vegetarian Restaurant In Ipoh
Assorted sushi at Fu Tien Vegetarian Restaurant – photo credits to jonathlex (Instagram)

The creative meat-free sushi and bento boxes are delicious! By the way, their mango sushi roll is an absolute must-try!

Customers can also sit down and enjoy their lunch and dinner in an air-conditioned environment.

Fu Tien Vegetarain Sushi Restaurant In Ipoh
Fu Tien Vegetarian Sushi Restaurant – photo credits to maxkerk57 (Instagram)

2. Vegan Delights Cafe

This vegetarian restaurant stays true to its name and comes highly recommended! And this is one place to go to if your diet does not include onions or garlic.

They also have fantastic vegan cakes!

Vegan Delights Cafe
Vegan Delights Cafe – photo credits to mannmannnnn (Instagram)

There are too many good things to say about Vegan Delights Cafe:

  • Affordable food
  • Good service
  • Comfortable and clean environment
  • Variety in the menu
  • Staff are hired from the deaf-mute community
  • Ample parking

Recommended dishes:

  • Lamb (mock) burger
  • Tofu salad
  • Blueberry cake
  • Lemongrass tea
  • Pandan cake

3. Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian

What Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian lacks in ambiance and seating space, they make up for in the taste of their vegan dishes.

Vegetarian Sushi At Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian
Vegetarian Sushi At Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian – Photo credits to krish_xplorer

There is curry, assam fish, and good vegetarian sushi (mango sushi rolls are a must-order) here in addition to their ala carte dishes.

Ala Carte Dishes At Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian
Ala Carte Dishes At Qi Fu Healthy Park Vegetarian – Photo credits to richckc

Service is quick and staff is friendly. However, portions are on the small side which explains their modest pricing.

  • Address: 8, Persiaran Medan Ipoh, Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
  • Opening Hours: 11 am–3 pm, 5:30pm–9 pm
  • Contact: +6012-5167713

4. Vegan Life (Vegetarian)

Have some cruelty-free meals here in a nice cafe setting!

Vegan Life Ipoh store front
Vegan Life Ipoh store front – photo credits to ivan_chiong (Instagram)
Vegan Life Ipoh
Vegan Life Ipoh – photo credits to khearven (Instagram)

Bak kut teh is typically made with meat (pork) and herbs but they have taken a vegan spin on this Chinese broth dish!

Vegan Life
Vegan Life – photo credits to serenechew415 (Instagram)

Recommended dishes:

  • Porridge
  • Bak Kut Teh
  • Assam laksa
  • Tom Yum
  • Green curry

5. Thin Hei Vegetarian Restaurant in Ipoh

Extensive menu of delicious vegan food in a nice Chinese restaurant setting:

They’re very creative when it comes to their use of mushrooms! Mutton curry and yam basket are some of the dishes they are known for.

The restaurant has a clean, well-ventilated, and comfortable dining environment.

PS: Portions are quite large here

6. V Life

Open from brunch to dinner (and private events too):

Outside V Life Cafe - New Vegatarian Cafe In Ipoh
Outside V Life Cafe – New Vegatarian Cafe In Ipoh – Photo by Travelswithsun

V Life certainly does not lack ambiance! It’s quiet, spacious and well-lit with many natural elements! The air-conditioned café even has a wall with a hydroponic set up for their homegrown salad!

Hydroponic Wall Setup At V Life Cafe
Hydroponic Wall Setup At V Life Cafe – Photo by Travelswithsun

The plant-based meat and affordable menu has enough options for a full course meal! Mostly western with some Asian classics as well. Their best sellers are the nasi lemak and Hainanese chicken rice!

V Life Cafe Interior
V Life Cafe Interior – Photo by Travelswithsun

Beverages include coffee, tea, or soda. Try their genmaicha latte for a unique flavor (roasted brown rice with green tea)! Of their cakes, their tiramisu is a popular hit!

Genchai Latte By V Life Cafe
Genchai Latte By V Life Cafe – Photo by Travelswithsun
  • Address: 42, Lintasan Perajurit 6, Taman Ipoh Timur, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
  • Opening hours: 11:30am to 9:30pm
  • Phone: +6017-413 2226
  • Cuisine: Western and Asian
  • Remark: They do use eggs and milk in their menu so make a request if you have special requirements

7. Home Recipe 一家人

Home Recipe Vegetarian Kafe has a large selection of tasty vegetarian dishes in their menu.

The family-run establishment serves moderately priced food in apleasant environment.

Home Recipe Vegetarian 一家人素食館
Home Recipe Vegetarian 一家人素食館 – photo credits to super_boubui.miko (Instagram)

Recommended dishes:

  • Claypot noodles
  • Fried stinky tofu
  • Pizza
  • Fried dumplings
  • Fish head noodles
  • Green curry noodles
  • Tom yam fried rice
  • Chicken chop with mushroom sauce

8. GB Vegetarian Burger (Temporarily Closed)

As the name suggests, they specialize in vegetarian burgers! And mock chicken drumsticks that are similar to the real thing!

GB Vegetarian Burger
GB Vegetarian Burger – photo credits to jane__0819 (Instagram)

The thing is though, there is a long waiting time (1 to 2 hours) and it’s best that you order online through their Facebook or call their phone number before you go!

They do offer online food delivery in Ipoh through Foodpanda!

9. 18CTEA

Not just for good bubble tea:

18CTEA has a very agreeable environment for having affordable vegetarian pasta and a cup of milk tea to accompany it.

18CTEA Ipoh
18CTEA Ipoh – photo credits to neohsoonzhen (Instagram)

Most bubble tea shops in Malaysia don’t normally serve meals, let alone vegetarian ones!

Tom yam fried rice at 18CTEA
Tom yam fried rice at 18CTEA – Photo credits to bionng (Instagram)

Note: The tea comes in those disposable plastic cups with plastic straws.

10. Su Sum (Vegetarian)

Environment here may be lacking but you can get a decently priced healthy vegetarian meal here!

Su Sum Vegetarian Restaurant In Ipoh
Su Sum Vegetarian Restaurant – photo credits to venoth_nathan (Instagram)

Because of their reasonable pricing and generous portions, they’re especially popular among locals every 15th day of the lunar calendar.

Recommended dishes:

  • Vegetarian shark fin soup
  • Yam basket

11. Yun Ji Vegetarian

Another place to get cheap and delicious vegetarian meals in a simple but clean setting!

Yun Ji Vegetarian Restaurant云集斋馆
Yun Ji Vegetarian Restaurant云集斋馆 – photo credits to jasonfong510 (Instagram)

You can choose the size of your dishes – small or large. If you want Chinese dishes without eggs, you’ll find them here. Their wholesome style of cooking uses many mushrooms and vegetables.

Note: Hope you’re not too hungry because their serving times are not the fastest!

Recommended dishes: Assam fried fish, Fried Sang Mee

12. Purple Cane Ipoh Tea House

For vegetarians, there are many enticing options to browse through from the menu of Purple Cane Ipoh Tea House. Interestingly, many of their dishes incorporate Chinese tea. Which you can also order (they have a wide selection) together with your meals.

Beautiful lei cha presentation by Purple Cane Tea House
Beautiful lei cha presentation by Purple Cane Tea House – photo credits to jql89 (Instagram)

Lei cha is one of their signature items on the menu although we will say that none of their tea-infused dishes are as rich as we would expect.

On the plus side, the dining interior is beautiful and very romantic at night.

13. Chow Yang Vegetarian (朝阳素食)

Appearance-wise, this air-conditioned restaurant resembles many other Chinese restaurants in Ipoh:

朝阳素食 Chow Yang Vegetarian Restaurant
朝阳素食 Chow Yang Vegetarian Restaurant – photo credits to dicky_dkmember (Instagram)

They serve palatable Chinese vegetarian dishes including noodlesReasonably priced and with sizeable portions! You can choose the size of the dishes you want (small, medium or large) too.

Because of their popularity, waiting times can be long (30 minutes to an hour) if you come at peak times. They don’t have much seating inside either.


  • Call them first if you plan to have dinner there.
  • They do cater to many events like weddings, festivities, funeral gatherings, company dinners and may be booked for the evening!

Recommended dishes:

  • Assam fish
  • Mango sushi
  • Signature tofu
  • Mutton curry
  • Kangkung with sambal

Read more: 15 Best Breakfast In Ipoh: Recommended By A Local!

14. Jeram Lui Cha at Kedai Kopi Chor Kee

If you’ve never tried this Hakka vegetarian dish before, now’s your chance!

The unmistakable green soup that accompanies a bowl of rice is a blended and boiled concoction of Thai basil, mint, coriander leaves and guava shoots.

It’s slightly bitter and you will either love it or hate it! Other ingredients are the toppings on the rice – these could be bits of tofu, peanuts, cut beans, spinach, etc.

Lei cha from Pusat Makanan Chor Kee
Lei cha from Pusat Makanan Chor Kee – photo credits to lichuen (Instagram)

There’s one very acclaimed food stall (Jeram Lui Cha) in Ipoh Garden South (Taman Ipoh Selatan) that specializes in this distinct dish:

The owner is an elderly man and his son has another hawker stall (Jeram Wah Chai Lui Cha) opposite Maxis center in Greentown Ipoh that also sells lui cha (or lei cha).

But loyal patrons will insist that the father’s lui cha is still the best!

PS: I’m fully aware that a food stall may not qualify as a restaurant! But this one is exceptionally good.

Read more: 5 Famous Ipoh Peanut Candy Stores To Check Out In Ipoh

15. Seong Man Teahouse 上文

Made to look like an old tea house dotted with Chinese antiques, this restaurant has traditional cakes and a large selection of Chinese tea!

Seong Man 上文 at night
Seong Man 上文 at night – photo credits to deserine (Instagram)

And while they are known for their tea and traditional desserts, they have some vegetarian dishes.

It’s a very cosy spot for yum cha with friends and family.

Seong Man 上文
Seong Man 上文 – photo credits to victoria_jonyin (Instagram)


Looking for vegetarian food in Ipoh is all too easy. But just in case, take this list of vegetarian restaurants in Ipoh with you!

Which one are of these restaurants are you most eager to try? Leave a comment below!

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