Buddha Bodai is a kosher and vegetarian restaurant. It doesn’t get insanely busy, and most dishes here cost less than $15 - so it’s a very useful place to know about, especially because it’s BYOB. There’s a long menu of things like dumplings, spring rolls, and various noodle dishes, as well as some pretty solid vegetarian versions of chicken, duck, and lamb. And if you’re looking for some vegetarian dim sum, this is a great spot for that as well.
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