Vietnamese vegetarian food restaurant est. 2020. Offers a variety of dishes, including the use of mock meats. Makes it own tofu. Open Mon 11:00am-8:00pm, Wed-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm, Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by wwweber260


Points +564

27 Nov 2023

Good noodle soups

Went here on a cold day for a good old noodle soup that hit the spot. The portions are huge, so if you are like me, 2 ppl can share a soup and appetizer. We ordered the house special which was pretty good. The other soup we ordered was a pho but somehow the server got us the spicy noodle soup instead. I thought that one was ok. We also ordered the spring rolls, which was good but not the best. Would do here again to try the other items.

A word of caution to fellow vegans - all items are not vegan, so be sure to check the menu - its clearly marked or ask the server.

Pros: Good noodle soup, Good decor

Cons: Server messed the order but was very polite.



Points +636

07 Oct 2023

My new favorite !

I visited my mother in the Bay Area for her birthday and got a big spread of takeout from here one night. My non-vegan family loved it. And I loved it so much I came back the next day for lunch with an old friend. I do think it’s my new favorite place to visit when I come back to the Bay !

Pros: Extensive menu, Delicious food, Quick service

Cons: Surrounding area is a bit seedy


Points +662

07 Jan 2023

Great Vietnamese Food

A family member brought food from Green Lotus to a gathering. I was very impressed with the food, but as importantly my omnivore family also really enjoyed it (paying it, sadly, the highest omnivore compliment which is “I’d never guess it was vegan”). The restaurant offers a good balance of whole food and fake meat-cantered options, which is nice.


Points +103

09 Dec 2022

My favorite local place

My family and I love this place.

Pros: Everything I have try it’s tasty. , Friendly service , And calm atmosphere


Points +50

02 Dec 2022

Serene decor and amazing food!

Really delicious food and peaceful colors painted inside. Our toddler daughter loved everything we ordered and she can be kind of picky with her food. The papaya and mango salads were so refreshing and the hot food (My family got a bunch of things) was the perfect temperature and we could not get enough!

Pros: Family friendly seating, Food is suitable for all ages , Tasty, hot, nice portion sizes and seasoned well

Cons: Parking lot is narrow and crowded


Points +3863

28 Nov 2022

My Favorite Vegan Restaurant

I absolutely love Green Lotus and have taken many people here for some amazing vegan Vietnamese food.

This place had it all and everything was delicious. The Pho ($11) with tofu and meat-substitutes was incredibly flavorful and tasted just like it's beef cousin. We had their "BBQ Pork Rolls ($7)" which were great starters, served with a tasty peanut sauce. Their Mushroom Porridge ($11) was also stellar and reminded me of Cantonese congee from home - absolutely YUM. The Claypot Fish ($14) was sweet and savory, served on top of brown rice ($3) made for an incredible dish. Everything was delicious!

More recently, I've always ordered their Fried Mushrooms ($11) which is now a staple of every meal. I have not had fried mushrooms as good as Green Lotus anywhere else, and I encourage you to try it if you're okay with consuming fried foods.

Parking area is small and sometimes they close early for events. I would call ahead to make sure they are open and for how long.

Pros: Best vegan Vietnamese food in town, Fried Mushrooms are stellar

Cons: May close unexpectedly or early


Points +143

06 Nov 2022

Everything is so delicious!

I've been here twice and have been impressed both times. Ordered the "beef" pho and fried oyster mushrooms, both so well seasoned and the soup was spicy! The portions are huge and I always have yummy leftovers to enjoy tomorrow. New favorite spot when I'm visiting for a hockey game.

Pros: Everything is vegan , Lots of Asian options - pho, curry, clay pot, Huge portions


Points +16

11 Jul 2022

One of the most amazing meals I’ve had!

We were so lucky to find Green Lotus on Happy Cow after touring the nearby Winchester house. As a family with some vegans, some picky eaters, etc., everyone was amazed by their meal. It was truly amazing.

Pros: Mostly vegan options, Veggies amazingly fresh, Delicious


Points +47

09 Jun 2022

Great fresh vegan Vietnamese

This place is at the top of my list for vegetarian or vegan besides the point its Vietnamese. Great sized menue with lots of options

Pros: Lots of opt, Decent prices


Points +197

27 Apr 2022


It was my first time eating here. I didn’t know they were vegetarian but they made adjustments to my order to omit non vegan items. Some of their items have milk and egg.

Pros: Mostly vegan, Delicious


Points +15

Mostly Veg
06 Feb 2021

My go-to for vegan pho

I’ve been coming here and ordering to go since this location opened last year. Pretty much every time I get the Vietnamese pho and it’s amazing. I eat mostly plant based and beef pho was the hardest to give up until I had the pho from here. To be honest, it’s better than most pho places around in general. Their other dishes like the curry and papaya salad are also delicious.

Pros: Wide ranged menu, Kind and efficient service, Delivery and pick up options


Points +275

18 Jul 2020

Fantastic food

I saw this place in passing. Was excited to try it. They had great, prompt service. Because of covid19, they are only serving to go orders, but there is outdoor seating that you can enjoy your meal. Very nice staff. Food was excellent! Will be back!

Pros: Great Location, Lots of vegan options, Good prices

Cons: Small parking lot


Points +45

18 Feb 2020

Great new vegan/vegetarian restaurant

I have eaten there twice now and was never disappointed. The food is really good and the staff is eager to please. The place is airy and bright. The only drawback is the parking. The restaurant is located in a business circle with other restaurants and businesses around. During lunch it's easier that at dinner time. However, parking down the street on Bascom Avenue is usually not a problem. This should not deter anyone from going there and supporting this new almost all vegan restaurant.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Eager to please re food allergies

Cons: Parking can be a bit difficult during dinner time


Points +24

16 Jan 2020

Delicious Vietnamese Food

The two dishes we got were very tasty. Although most of the food in this restaurant is Vietnamese, we were surprised that the green curry was competitive with the best we've tasted in Thai restaurants.

The service was friendly and eager to accept our customization requests of the curry dish.

This restaurant is a sibling restaurant to

It is rare to find a vegetarian restaurant in this part of San Jose so come out and support it.

Updated from previous review on 2020-01-16

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly service, It's Vegetarian!

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