Eugene vegan restaurant serving vegetarian Chinese food, featuring many mock meat dishes. Food is made to order. Gluten-free soy-sauce available upon request. Relaxed and casual atmosphere. Hours reported to be unreliable/incorrect, check ahead. Open Tue-Fri 4:30pm-8:30pm. Also offers take-out only 5:30-7pm; last order 6:30pm.

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53 Reviews

First Review by Kathee


Points +233

27 Oct 2023

Not impressed

The server was super nice but the food bland and greasy.

Pros: Vegan

Cons: Take out only, Not tasty



Points +2559

21 Oct 2023

Fabulous food

Everything we ordered was delicious. My favorites include the vegetables chow mein, mu shu vegetable and kung pao tofu. I haven’t had mu shu vegetables in so long so this part of the dinner was especially enjoyed. I do wish they included more plum sauce and wraps for the mu shu in the to-go order. I hope they hire more vegan Chinese chefs and staff so they can reopen as a sit-down restaurant.

Pros: Excellent vegan menu , Good service , Reasonably priced

Cons: To-go only , More plum sauce and wraps for the mu shu vegetable


Points +2743

12 Oct 2023

100% Vegan Restaurant!

It's only been one visit (I live in Portland), but I have to say I'm quite a fan of Lotus Garden for several reasons: it's 100% vegan, the portions for the prices are more than fair, the takeout process was swift, & unlike our meager options back home, the food (I ordered the Hot & Sour Soup, & the Eggplant with Special Sauce (opting for the fried rice) wasn't overly salty, greasy, or bland. If I lived in Eugene, Lotus Garden would be a monthly if not weekly indulgence as Chinese food was my favorite cuisine growing up & they nailed two of my absolute favorite Chinese dishes. You're a gem, Lotus Garden! I look forward to visiting again.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-12


Points +57

07 Jul 2023

Favorite vegan in Eugene

They’ve been serving the good vegan food for decades and I hope they never stop! For me, it’s all about the Golden Beancurd in Garlic Ginger Sauce- but I’ve never had a bad dish


Points +2239

04 Jun 2023

all vegan Chinese food in Eugene

Lotus Garden is where to go for all vegan Chinese food in Eugene.
Super crowded during lunch time when we went here as there is a lunch special during the week.

We had:
Kung Pao Tempeh (tempeh and veggies in a spicy flavorful brown sauce)
Long Life Veggies (a plethora of veggies)
brown rice and stir fried rice (each dish comes w/ rice)

Both were hearty portions and my friend brought her own container to take some home.
I'm pretty particular about my tempeh and will sometimes opt to order tofu instead when dining out. I took the server's suggestion though to try the Kung Pao Tempeh and he was right! Lotus Garden does it right and it is flavorful here.

Be sure to save room for desert as the two different kinds of mochi that we tried were excellent! If you have never had mochi before this a great place to try it!

Pros: all vegan Chinese in Eugene


Points +500

30 May 2023

Vegan Chinese!

Lotus garden is a great little vegan Chinese spot. Centrally located in Eugene!

Pros: All Vegan , Nice little spot , Delicious

Cons: Not always open


Points +92

10 Mar 2023

I had high hopes

The veggies and soy curles was good but the sweet and sour tofu was bland and the hot and sour soup was just not good.

Pros: Everything is vegan , Good service, Quickly prepared

Cons: Disappointing flavors , Not many GF options


Points +48

14 Jan 2023

Stuffed myself with this yummy food

So so good! Firstly - the chow mein. Incredible. Tons of options. Loved the sweet and sower chicken. Such a treat to find this place😄

Pros: Chow mein, Lots of options

Cons: Seitan (wheat gluten) was a bit soggy in one dish


Points +228

17 Sep 2022

Holy moly!

I was shocked to know this is ALL vegan! The sweet and sour nuggets are freaking amazing. I had the fried bean curd with ginger sauce the other night and I wanted more of that for sure! Drooling just thinking about it now.


Points +424

21 May 2022

Fresh food

The food was fresh, unfortunately mine (fried nuggets sweet and sour) was not very tasty, it lacked seasoning. The special fried rice my fiancé had was ok.


Points +411

16 Apr 2022

Vegan Chinese!

We got take out from here after arriving into Eugene. I’ve never seen an all vegan Chinese before so was excited to try it out. I had the Sichuan Tofu and it was tasty. Would probably go back again if I was in the area

Pros: All vegan, Well priced


Points +227

15 Apr 2022

Clean Home Style Taiwanese Vegan Fare

All Vegan Chinese Family Style restaurant formerly serving lunch and dinner. Their lunch special includes soup and rice.

Pros: Expensive & subtle soup, Subtle & clean flavor palate

Cons: No post-Covid lunch specials


Points +533

15 Jan 2022

Fully Vegan

An ALL vegan restaurant makes my heart sing!
They have a hearty flavorful menu and very fair prices. The pot stickers are AMAZING, however, they are not always available because they are made fresh every day!
I hope they can continue during the pandemic, because their hours have changed.

Pros: All Vegan, Good prices, Big portions

Cons: Friendly staff, Hours have been cut


Points +61

15 Aug 2021

Delicious vegan Chinese food

The atmosphere of the restaurant itself isn't anything special, but I love the variety of vegan dishes here. My favorite is the kung pao with tempeh and the vegetable spring rolls. I have even served this to non vegans who have enjoyed the dishes.

Pros: Great value, Consistently good food

Cons: Not my favorite area of town to try and park, Atmosphere is nothing special


Points +62

07 Jul 2021


Friendly staff and good grub, cozy atmosphere. Can't go wrong here!


Points +77

15 Jun 2021

Hours have changed!!!

We drove all the way here at 12:30pm on Tuesday to find them closed. Check the hours before you make the trip.


Points +75

20 May 2021

Try the duck

Has good stand by favorites, but also some unique things you have to try that I’ve never seen anywhere else (try the duck). Not as greasy as other Chinese food I’ve tried, it’s all the indulgence without being heavy.


Points +1471

20 Aug 2020

Such yummy food

Love love love this place! I highly recommend the steamed buns they are AMAZING! Food here is so good and the staff is very friendly!

Pros: Entirely vegan


Points +29

01 Mar 2020

BEST Chinese food in Eugene

Would recommend to anyone looking for Chinese food with or without dietary restrictions. Dining in is always a great experience they serve you tea and usually have a crock pot of fresh soup for free. Options range from yummy tofu dishes that feel healthy-ish to imitation orange chicken. The fried rice isn’t amazing but still a great side dish.


Points +50

11 Jan 2020

Best Chinese in Eugene

Everything is vegan and delicious. Must haves are the pot stickers and the lotus delight. Have been many times and will be soon in the future.

Pros: Completely Vegan, Delicious


Points +36

03 Nov 2019


This place hit the spot so well. I got the hot and sour soup (a MUST) and it was so reminiscent of the Chinese food place I used to go to growing up. Also got the chow mian which was a bit oily, but oh so good. Finished off with the buns and coconut cream (SO GOOD) and had abundant flowing hot tea for the whole meal and before. It was truly a lovely experience and the food was perfectly prepared and fresh. If I lived here I would be a regular. Also very affordable. I shared with a date and the total came to $24, and had leftovers! Yay!!!


Points +143

17 Sep 2019

Love this place!

I love most of the food here. My favorites are probably the kung pao, veggie fish, eggplant, chow main, and hot and sour soup. So good and filling.

Pros: All vegan, Delicious food

Cons: Could be open longer/more days

Points +28

30 Aug 2019

Delicious tofu and veggie soup

Lots of options, delicious, and complementary tea!


Points +43

22 Aug 2019

Tasty & Relaxed Atmosphere

I have eaten here many times and really enjoy Lotus Garden. They have great lunch specials with really tasty complimentary soup. Their main menu also offers some great options for those who are super veggie lovers and/or those who enjoy soy based meat substitutes. My favorite dish is the Lotus Delight. It will be a go to for me always!

Pros: Great menu, Relaxed atmosphere , Affordable

Cons: Parking can be a bit of a challenge , They aren’t open Sundays 😢


Points +59

04 Aug 2019

Great Find

I have lived in Eugene for years but never seemed to go to Lotus Garden on the right day (they are closed Sunday and Monday). I was not disappointed. I appreciated that they happily substituted soft tofu for fried and even the fried tofu my daughter got was not the deep fried tofu that feels and tastes like sponge. Yippee! Food was super tasty and service was great. I will definitely be returning.

Pros: Completely vegan - you don’t have to ask., Lots of choices., Great service.

Cons: Closed Sunday and Monday., Pretty subdued atmosphere (con for some).


Points +77

27 Jul 2019


Great food, always good. I totally recommend!

Pros: ALL vegan, Great People, Nice vibe


Points +25

12 Jul 2019


Fresh and so flavorful! I’m from out of town, but I’m definitely coming back!

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