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Lotus Pond

617 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-380-9293
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mock chicken” (4 reviews)
“turnip cake” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Italyinjune07
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...More

Thank yoda2009
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank yusqueya
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Meadow4444
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank burnabytraveller
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 10 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....More

Thank BigRivers
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...More

Thank Gentle T
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 28 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
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Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
I have no way of knowing. Suggest you contact the store owner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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 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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