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Lotus Pond

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617 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-380-9293
Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Victoria, Canada
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The night was freezing cold so we were looking for hot soup before our nights entertainment. Since the Lotus Pond was right next to our venue we gave it a try although none of our party were vegans we had little experience in vegan foods. The menu posted showed lots of soup choices. We started with appetizers of Spring rolls,... More 

Thank BigRivers
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went to this restaurant. It was good food simple. The best deal is the first page where two can eat. The waitress is not fluent in English and it took a while to understand this. The menu is overwhelming with so much stuff, you get lost with all the possibilities. The portions were generous and all of... More 

Thank Gentle T
Brisbane, Australia
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176 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

To be honest I am not a big fan of vegetarian food when it tries to be like a meat dish. After my visit to this restaurant I have changed my mind. Through skillful use of herbs and spices each dish was delicious. Sauces and dressings had a tasty tang. I liked the relaxed atmosphere and pleasant decor of Lotus... More 

1 Thank Tony C
Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a great little Chinese restaurant in downtown Victoria. Everything on the menu is vegetarian and reasonably priced. My favourite dish is the Pineapple Mock Chicken Balls - so yummy!

1 Thank somegalfromcan
Huntington Beach, California
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Located downtown. Very basic restaurant inside. But the food is sensational. A huge menu. Big portions. Big big taste. Service was fast. One of my favorite meals ever. If we'd found it earlier, we would have eaten there every night

1 Thank BobBarnett
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Don't expect a fancy atmosphere from this great family run restaurant. The food is delicious and the ambiance very simple. We enjoyed it so much that we returned a second night. The waitress not only remembered what we had eaten but recommended new dishes that proved to be equally delicious.

Thank sandb_18
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have gone there once and have been hooked ever since -- We now go at least once every week. The food is absolutely DELICIOUS & the service, friendly. To anyone who is first going to Lotus Pond, I recommend the "Sizzling Plate - Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce" with an order of rice on the side -- you will... More 

Thank tayseb15
Victoria, Canada
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here with family for many years when we visit Victoria. It has never disappointed. Good service, clean, great selection of food on the menus and in the buffet. And they are all reasonably priced and very delicious. The lemon mock chicken is superb. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Thank travelblaster42
Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The only thing we can tell about the Lotus Pond is that the food IS NOT GOOD : the vegan proposals are interesting, the fake meat not too bad, but the rest is simply the bad asian cuisine you see at buffets. My husband plate was swimming in an industrial ready-made sauce, my soup had no taste and the rice... More 

Thank Jessica N
San Francisco, California
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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for vegetarian fare in Victoria, BC, this is not the place. The food was mediocre and not presented well at all. Items on the menu were not available. Never asked if we wanted tea, which was very odd for this place. Victoria has much better places to dine.

Thank RaySF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-380-9293

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