Lotus Thai Bistro

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

3050 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, California, USA, 92008

Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai restaurant. Will accommodate vegetarians and vegans upon request. Try the tofu satay.

Categories: Thai, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by vegheadhonna

Good food but difficult to communicate vegan needs - Edit

My family of four stopped at Lotus Thai Bistro after a trip to Legoland California. As we always do in Thai restaurants, we ordered all of our dishes and specified "fully vegan" - stating we wanted tofu, no egg, no fish sauce. One of our dishes came to us smelling fishy and with egg. We had to send it back, again specifying "vegan." It came back the second time with chicken! We felt bad having to send it back, again, but fortunately it came back correctly the third time. The staff was polite and apologetic. The food was great.

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Soooooooooooo flavorfull - Edit

We eat here every time we visit the Carlsbad area! This is some of the best flavored Thai food we've ever had. Good veggie options. Prices are a little on the high side for us, but it's usually the splurge of the trip. Easy to find, not far from the freeway.

Pros: Such flavorful food, Easy to find and park

Cons: A little on the pricey side

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Good for lack of a better option - Edit

Had some good vegan options and the waitress was very helpful. We were able to change the veggie soup from chicken broth to vegetable broth. You can also order mock duck, tofu, or extra vegetables with all of the entrees. We ordered a few noodle dishes like the pad see ew. They were very flavorful and we enjoyed most of the dishes. The only thing is you could tell one of our dishes was grilled with meat and the flavor was off putting.

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Try the Mock Duck - Edit

The mock duck is our favorite part of this restaurant, a soy curd that is soooo tasty! They can make vegan dishes but be very specific about no egg, no seafood-based sauces or broths, etc. A little on the oily side with some dishes but that is so yummy now and then. I love how they do soy thread noodles!

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