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Blossoming Lotus

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 34 reviews )
Contact 02-95505234

182 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042

Offers vegan versions of Thai food dishes, like papaya salad and roasted veggie duck curry (made from beancurd). Food is vegan but will serve dairy milk and milk ice cream upon request. Look for big yellow banner that hangs from the restaurant sign over the sidewalk says "Vegetarian Food." Previously operating as Green Palace Thai Vegetarian, same menu. Call for hours - tell us.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Take-out, BYOB

Reviews (34)

First Review by ampallang

Blooming Good - Edit

Had a takeaway eggplant tomato courgette with stir fied noodles. $10:00. It was very nice. Got the Happy Cow sticker.
Wide variety of food to pick from have either rice or noodles.

Pros: 100% vegan, Clean and nice atmosphere., reasonable priced

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Ok, but there are tastier options out there - Edit

Ordered the duck curry at this place and whilst the meal was OK, I felt it to be somewhat lacking. It may have something to do with their motto of not adding onions or garlic to any of their food. I also tried to mock sugarcane prawn, which was almost cold when i received it.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: I have tasted better

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Love this place! - Edit

Very generous servings, lots of mock meat, quick service, food always tastes the same, I've found my favorites and stick to them.

This is one of my favourite places to eat in Newtown coz I know what I'll be getting. I want to feel relaxed, not like I'm going out for a fancy dinner, but even then I'd still consider going here!

Friendly staff and happy vibes, totally recommend it.

Pros: Huge serving size, Value for money, Friendly open space, relaxing

Cons: Pay by cash, but theres ATMs nearby

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Awful - Edit

The experience left me feeling queasy!The satay sauce tasted terrible and I would not be surprised if it was off.This is close to the worst Asian vegetarian restaurant that I have ever eaten at.Don't bother!

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Sub par food

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The real Vegetarian food - Edit

I go there every time I been to Sydney, Food are delicious,not expensive,good service never found any thing wrong,and I would say this place is good for vegan.

Pros: good food, good service, good price

Cons: what else do we need

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not so great - Edit

I decided to go here today and once I got my food later on I found a hair in it, their food is quite oily as well I was not pleased with it they are cheap but would not recommend others to go

Pros: cheap, vegan

Cons: oily, hair in food

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good vegan fare - Edit

I ordered a jungle curry from the menu with steamed rice. Tasted good. Niki had the crispy soy and pumpkin with rice from the ready made stuff you'll see as you walk in.

Ordering from the menu seems a little more expensive but they are making it for you fresh. Judging by other peoples plates they seem to be very generous with the portions you receive from the ready made stuff which is cheaper too. If you're not into the mock meats and fried stuff then definitely go for something on the menu and order some steamed rice to go with it.

Good place to come to every now and again. Check out my video review on my youtube (see my profile).

Pros: good food, good price

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friendly, yummy and cheap - Edit

I really like this little place, it's friendly, fast, cheap and tasty. They have a bunch of curries and stir-fries all ready to go, with white or brown rice or noodles. As well as lots of dumplings - sweet and savoury. Recommended!

Pros: convenient, cheap, quick and tasty, healthy options, interesting dumplings!

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Good for the price - Edit

We went here a couple of nights ago determined to take full advantage of this place. We'd been a few times before and had usually grabbed the cheap ($11 for the largest) buffet plate. This had mostly been good for what it was, excluding a few unexciting hard vegetables left on the plate with some dishes. However, the previous time we were here we remembered (after ordering from the buffet) that there was actually a pretty good (completely vegan) Thai menu, including vegan desserts. So this time we pored over the menu, which looked great and varied with mains around $15. Then we figured we'd check the bain marie and it looked so good (and was so cheap) that we ended up ordering from there anyway (tofu in black bean sauce, lemongrass ribs, an eggplant dish, fried rice, a coconut cream-based curry among others) . There was no disappointment (except an agreement that lemongrass can be a bit overpowering as the main flavour of a dish, but this may be according to taste). I have to admit that I had been a bit put off by the setup of this place for a while (even after I'd tried it once): the counter with the buffet right by the entrance opening out on to the street and the banner saying 'Vegetarian Food' made it look a bit mediocre, but don't let this stop you from giving the place a try. Youll feed two people easily for under $30. This will remain a regular eatery for me when I'm in Sydney.

Pros: Cheap, All vegan including desserts

Cons: Some dishes a bit unimpressive

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Make sure you get the satay! - Edit

I used to eat here when it was still "Green Palace, Thai"... The name has changed, but the food has not.


The pineapple fried rice is pretty awesome too.
Updated from previous review on Sunday November 24, 2013

Pros: pineapple fried rice, satay, Thai

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OK for a quick and easy meal - Edit

As far as Thai food goes, this place isn't very good... It's rather bland in terms of spiciness... and when I eat Thai I want something that excites the palate. That said, I put this place in a category of it's own, it's quick, cheapish, and filling and of course vegan!

There is an a la carte menu here but most of their business is via the bain-marie, which features around 8 dishes, all of which come with fried rice, noodles or plain rice.

Pros: Value

Cons: lacks spicy flavour

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Name change - Edit

The Green Palace has changed its name to Blossom Lotus. Nothing else has changed: same address, same staff, same food. I have been eating here for years, and it's still great value, particularly if you choose from the dishes on display at the counter rather than order a la carte. Counter prices, eat-in and takeaway, went up slightly in January 2013, the first rise for many years. Pick rice or noodles, plus one dish for $7, two for $9 or three for $10. Good choice of curries and other dishes, including some mock meat things. Cash only.

Updated from previous review on Thursday December 06, 2012

Pros: all vegan, good food, good value

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Not bad - Edit

I've been here a good few times. In a way, I don't know why! I think because I wanted a break from my usual Green Gourmet or Burgerfuel or Iku meals. It's a bit of a mixed bag. I've had some pretty forgettable dishes here, but the good ones are damned good. The ones I'd put in that category are the fake duck with choy sum, the five-spice bean curd, that fake beef dish with the pepper glaze, and the pumpkin with tofu and basil. These choices are all really good and have never disappointed me, but what has disappointed me is getting to the end of my takeaway box and there being a huge puddle of oil. That's not a good sign! Still, order the right dishes here and you'll be impressed. This is a restaurant I'd go to if I wanted a meal to takeaway for myself to eat in my apartment (I've eaten in a few times, but I just felt kinda awkward what with the music and everything...I don't know), but if I wanted to take someone to a meal that I think they'd be really impressed by, I'd probably take them to Green Gourmet.

Pros: Takeaway is economical, Some great dishes, Unusual decor

Cons: Feels pretty unhealthy, Some bad dishes, Very strange music on loop

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My Favorite - Edit

I've spent a great deal of my life at this place eating rice paper rolls and their raw burdock salad. Also love their sesame balls that I get during their weekend yum cha. Good food, good price, good service. Also they have one nice big round take with a lazy susan on it which is great for larger parties who want to share meals

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Comfort food - Edit

I'm not sure why I like this place, but I do. The menu is a kind of comfort food take on Thai standards. It's the sort of place where you go for a big bowl of soup if you have a hangover.

The atmosphere is a bit fast foody but you can still sit down and enjoy a meal. The a la carte food is much better than the stuff from the takeaway counter.

Pros: Friendly, Good variety

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A trusty favourite =) - Edit

I have dined at Green Palace at least a dozen times.. I can safely say it has the tastiest mock meat style dishes I have found. My favourite is the lemongrass rib. They have a menu or a small but quality buffet for under $11. It's quite a casual cafe style place, very simple but with a few strange thai style decorations around. I can definitely recommend it.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly, Cheap

Cons: Bit oily

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