Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant (in Edmonton, Alberta), opened in 2002. Kasim Kasim originally moved from Jakarta, Indonesia, where the original Padmanadi was founded in the late 70's.
Back in Jakarta Padmanadi was the most popular vegetarian restaurant. The same appears to be happening in Edmonton as well!
Padmanadi means "Lotus Waterspring". The restaurant was dedicated to Kasim's mother. The vision behind Padmanadi is to promote the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle to all.
The food at Padmanadi is a blend of Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisine.
The restaurant is regularly featured in newspapers and consistently receives rave reviews.
Many of the customers like the restaurant and staff so much they volunteer on a regular basis!