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Lotus Pond

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617 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-380-9293
14:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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176 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Tony C
Victoria, Canada
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank somegalfromcan
Huntington Beach, California
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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 9 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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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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165 reviews
99 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
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have been coming here since 2009. I love the food, soups. Good people. This is small and unassuming but you will love it. You would have to be a local to know to pick it. I bring everyone I travel with to Victoria. Everyone loves it. I recommend the Turnip cakes.

1 Thank LAWarden
Kansas City
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great service, really really REALLY good food, and not that far to walk from the main tourist area. We found the staff and owners to be extremely kind with attentive service and a clean restaurant. The food was stellar, and wished we could have eaten here more than once.

Thank David&Puanani

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