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Lotus Pond

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Downtown
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617 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-380-9293
Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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174 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside it may not look inviting but the food certainly is. Hazel is the Vegan I go along for the company but must admit more often than not walk away thinking Wow that was a great meal. The same happened at the Lotus Pond although must admit the pot stickers were filling, glad I only had six. the... More 

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Thank Italyinjune07
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

One of my favorite little restaurants - food you can believe in. It's a fairly low profile restaurant with a small, modest space but the food is honest, affordable, healthy and always delicious. I highly recommend Lotus Pond to anyone that loves or wants to try some great vegetarian food.

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Thank yoda2009
Nanaimo, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We've eaten at Lotus Pond several times on visits to Victoria and will keep going back - especially for the lemon chicken! It is just incredible. Good sized menu with reasonable prices but not what I'd call high end food - more similar to Loving Hut. But the food is tasty sand the service is always excellent.

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Thank yusqueya
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a quant little restaurant that could be easily missed... I've seen it before, but never walked in till a friend suggested we go. It is vegetarian and run by a family that really cares about the service and food. It is also very affordable esp. compared to other similar restaurants. I plan to go back.

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Thank Meadow4444
Burnaby, BC
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96 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been coming to Lotus Pond for a few years now. All veggie restaurant, quick service, very cost friendly and good food based on their Buddhist philosophy. No alcohol and the restaurant is plain but, oh so good.

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Thank burnabytraveller
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Simply put, this is our favourite restaurant in Victoria, a less vegan-friendly city than you would be led to believe. One of us is vegan; the other is not. The portions are generous, the staff hard-working and lovely, and the prices very, very fair. The menu is huge! There is simply no match for this place on Vancouver Island. Please... More 

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Thank Kat J
Victoria, Canada
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

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Thank BigRivers
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

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Thank Gentle T
Brisbane, Australia
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178 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

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1 Thank Tony C
Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Johnson St, 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?