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Restaurant Information
Seva Detroit
66 East Forest Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 View Larger Map
Website & Main Menu.
Cuisine: Vegetarian Restaurant and Juice Bar
Open: Sun-Thu 11:00–21:00; Fri-Sat 11:00-23:00
Price: $ (Cheap – $10-15 per meal)
Parking: Street parking; Public lots
Reservations: Not available for Friday and Saturday evenings but call ahead seating is available on these nights
Specials: Specials change on a weekly basis
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Taster Recommendation: The menu is a long list of creative vegetarian dishes. Even meat-eaters won’t be disappointed.
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The Detroit Seva is actually the restaurant’s second location. It’s Ann Arbor restaurant took off, so the owners opened up shop in the up-and-coming Midtown Detroit area. The restaurant shares a building with a local Contemporary Art centre. Outside is a massive patio with lots of seating for dining al fresco and inside Seva has a chic, industrial feel with exposed brick, concrete floors, and a wood ceiling.

Seva is a vegetarian restaurant and juice bar. There is a large drink menu with fresh squeezed juice, house made sodas, smoothies, and even kombucha by the bottle. Of course, if you prefer to imbibe there is also a wine and cocktail list and an interesting selection of imported beer.

The menu includes reasonably priced entrees, sandwiches, salads, and weekly specials. Some of the dishes are vegan and gluten free, most are very healthy, and ALL are vegetarian. It’s a great option for vegetarians who are tired of being relegated to just the pasta or salad section of a menu. There is enough of a selection here that carnivores shouldn’t have trouble choosing a dish, however we caution bringing those picky “meat ‘n potatoes” guests who aren’t open to trying new foods.

Diner’s Favourites:

General Tso’s Cauliflower – tempura battered and deep fried cauliflower with a sweet and spicy sauce. It’s crispier and arguably tastier than the typical Chinese take-out chicken version

Diner’s Thoughts:

Taster Girl

This is my kind of restaurant. I was surprised at how little convincing it took to get Taster to take me here. Maybe it was because we looked up the menu beforehand, and the combination of reasonable prices and intriguing dish descriptions made it a pretty easy sell.

Taster and I split the OMG-best-cauliflower-of-my-life(ie. general tso’s cauliflower) as an appetizer. For my entree, I chose peppers stuffed with walnuts & forbidden rice from the specials menu which I really savoured. I also made sure to order a freshly squeezed juice (for only $4!), although next time around I’d love to try their homemade sodas.

The service at Seva is pretty standard but the food is all really good and we really liked every dish we ordered. I thoroughly enjoyed Seva and would be willing to cross the border just to come back, but only with certain people who would be open minded to healthy, vegetarian cuisine.


This was not my kind of restaurant: no meat on the menu! However, the general tso’s cauliflower was amazing because the sauce had the right amount of sweetness and sesame seeds to give the deep fried cauliflower lots of flavour. I ended up ordering the mushroom pasta with tofu sausages – can’t go wrong with that, can you? Well, yes you can. The pasta was so under-seasoned that it tasted like they just put pasta on a plate and served it, but the tofu sausages were sooooooo good that it was hard to tell that they were tofu and not actual sausages. Taster Girl’s stuffed peppers were really good, and I wish I ordered something else – I tried to make my last bite be her dish.

Recommendation: My meal wasn’t the greatest, but the awesomeness of tso’s cauliflower made up for the suckyness my dish. I definitely have to try this restaurant again to give a fair chance. Compared to places like Fresh in Toronto (think vegetarian Chanosos), this place comes out on top! Check it out if you are a vegan/vegetarian and you will be pleased.

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  • Seva Detroit
  • Seva Detroit Entrance
  • Seva Detroit Patio
  • Bar area
  • Seva Detroit Interior
  • Wine
  • Fresh Squeezed Juice
  • General Tso's Cauliflower
  • Pasta with Tofu Sausage
  • Seva Detroit Specials
  • Stuffed Peppers

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