Green Wok is a vegetarian restaurant, and at noon offers a set price buffet as well as the regular menu. It’s a fairly competitive neighborhood for restaurants, we have Baba Fresh, Subway, Baristador’s, the Hummus Stop, a pho place, and of course, my standby – 7-Eleven.
My only other experience with a vegetarian buffet in Portland was at the Vegetarian House in Old Town. It was pretty good, as I recall.
We give plus points for any locally owned place, on that merit alone. Today, between the four of us, we had a wide variety of foods, including kung pao chicken, noodles, rice, fake sushi, an eggplant dish, mixed vegetables, spring rolls.
All in all, it was good. I have to agree with some other assessments I have seen in reviews – by 1pm (when we arrived) the buffet is starting to look sparse. In farness to management, we did not ask if they would prepare more, but I think they would.
The faux sushi was good, but the fake fish was not to my taste. I kept thinking it looked like Patrick (from Spongebob’s) tongue. I expected it to wag. The consistency was reminiscent of fish, but it really didn’t have much taste.
We shared the ABC roll (avocado, bacon, and c-something), and that was interesting, in a good way.
I of course, liked the fried rice and spring rolls. The kung pao “chicken” was pretty tasty as well.
Will I go back? Sure.