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917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
+1 804-213-0170
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Ipanema is our favorite place to go for vegetarian meals when visiting Richmond. Our son moved to Richmond about 8 years ago. He introduced us to the good food and good service shortly after he checked out the different restaurants in town. We've usually gone there first when we visit. The food selection is always a fun adventure with the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

We discovered this cafe on our second day in Richmond and returned the second day. The menu is quite eclectic and included seafood both days. My husband is a vegetarian but I am not. I happily ordered a bbq jack fruit sandwich which was served on a large home baked roll with sweet potato fries and a delicious mixed green... More 

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Virginia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Unusual and brilliant fare with the most interesting combination of vegetarian dishes. I loved a summer salad with fresh greens, jicama and figs with a hibiscus dressing followed by Mofongo Plantain dish in a delicious tomato gravy. It was lip-smacking. My partner had a fish dish and a friend ordered a lovely quinoa with eggplant and pecorino and both of... More 

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Thank Samaan05
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

This is THE place for great vegetarian food in the city. Great staff, great atmosphere, great food. This place is a real winner. Food value is great as are the portions and quality. A wonderful location and fantastic food. Needs to be a staple in your eating out rotation.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Ipanema is such a rare find. I have been there several times and each one has me wanting to return to try other menu items. The specials change but the food is always delicious. If you are vegan/vegetarian or are gluten free, you will be amazed at the choices you have. There is usually fish/seafood on the menu too. I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Of course my husband is more interested in the meat.....but I love the salad bar too!!!!

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Richmond VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Food and service are terrific. It's in the basement, so has that dark pub feel. But it's quiet and the food never disappoints.

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2 Thank luvtheanimals
Richmond
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

This hole in the wall (or hole in the basement, I guess) serves an earth-friendly menu that caters to people of all cuisine persuasians. My wife can get a few dishes that include meat, I can choose between many veggie dishes, and our vegan friends can order vegan fare without sacrificing taste or variety. Try the vegan pies. You'll never... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

It was very eclectic atmosphere almost goth. The food was good especially if you have allergies. Would go back.

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Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

I read the reviews of this restaurant on here when I was looking for a place to eat during a day trip to Richmond. The only con about the place is that it is a little to tricky to find if you don't know where it is. But it is so worth the hunt!! As soon as we sat down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-213-0170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?