24 Reviews

First Review by shanel28

Great place - Edit

Absolute quality. Great food. Great menu.

Pros: Clean. Absolutely fresh. So much choice.

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At last!! Chinese food that really is veggie! - Edit

Stopped in on the spur of the moment on way home from work. Wasn't expecting much to be honest but the place was really busy for a thurs. I had singapore noodles which were amazing. Spicy, fresh and flavoursome. Boyfriend who is a rampant carnivore had chinese vegetable curry and rice and loved it. I would definitely go again and try some of the other dishes on their very varied menu.

Pros: Lots of choice

Cons: Main meals could be a bit cheaper.

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Amazing food and service - Edit

I've been here several times, I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it yet. I never used to eat much Chinese food years and years ago before I went vegan. I love tofu, and their curry tofu and tofu in black bean sauce are two of my favourite dishes. However what is new to me is Chinese vegetarian versions of mock meats. While the Kung Po Chicken is also one of my favourite dishes, I am not a fan of the vegetarian beef, it is very realistic.

I've tried a few different things on the menu and keep going back to same mains. Personally, none of the starters or desserts excite me that much, but then it wouldn't suit the cuisine to have the sorts of desserts or starters I can find at other vegan restaurants in Glasgow. I am very happy at having two mains, and trying out a new dish they have added to their menu since I was last in.

Service is excellent. The staff remember their customers and are genuinely keen to make sure you have a pleasant experience and enjoy your food. I would always suggest here to anyone coming to Glasgow and looking for a recommendation. At £8 - £10+ for a main without rice it may seem a little bit expensive, but the complimentary green tea and prawn crackers makes up for this.

Pros: Fresh, delicious food, Variety of dishes, all vegan, Excellent service

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Fantastic vegan chinese - Edit

Living in Glasgow we have plenty of choice these days. But this has became one of my favourite place to go - infact when eating out now it's a really struggle not to opt to just go here.

Before I talk to you about the food - lets talk about the owners. They run this place which means they are out on the floor talking to every customer. They are friendly and not in the "will you leave me alone" way. They want you to enjoy their food, if you have any issues tell them. I have eaten here a few times, one of the times my meal came with green peppers which I am not a fan of - the owner noticed I hadn't eaten them and commented telling me to tell him next time. The owners on there own before you even get to food sell this place. Now to the food,

You have 2 options - come for the cheap lunch deal with an extremely limited menu or pop in for dinner and eat off the full and extensive menu. I've done both and not been disappointed.
They have quite good starters - the spring rolls are so tasty and the prawn toast is amazing! The prawn Crackers are a great treat too!

Their curry is amazing - I've tried all 3 - tofu, chicken and the beef. The chicken is my favourite however the other 2 are just as tasty. They also make their own"mock duck" which again is fantastic.

I've never had a bad meal here and would say whether your visiting or live in Glasgow, this place cannot be missed!

Pros: Great owners, Fantastic food

Cons: I can't go every week!

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Friendly staff, food was okay - Edit

A really nice atmosphere and staff, but we were rather disappointed by the food, as it was not really warm and for our taste a bit boring. We waited for more than one hour, which was annoying. Probably wouldn't go there again.

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The existence of this place makes me so happy - Edit

Amazing Chinese food! The crispy shredded chicken, both the sweet chilli and salt & spicey ones are amazing. Never thought we'd eat this dish again. Chow mein spot on, spring rolls 10/10....everything truly delicious. Whole menu is vegan with loads of options. My omni wee gran, who is usually highly suspicious of anything vegan, thinks their prawn toast it the best she's ever had. Love this place.

Pros: staff, all the food, price

Cons: don't deliver! but maybe that's a good thing ;)

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yummy with exceptional service - Edit

We had a fabulous family meal here. An amazing thing for me as I can't normally eat Chinese food due to MSG sensitivity. Lotus has none, as they believe flavours speak for themselves! They are so right.
Top for me were the chilli and salt tofu, broccoli, prawn toast, and beef style dish. Kids lobbed the sweet and sour pork best. We cleared every plate of everything, and were so full, yet the price was very reasonable.
The couple from Hong Kong who run the restaurant are attentive and kind, perfect hosts.

Pros: all vegan and delicious , no MSG, fast and friendly service

Cons: so much choice its hard to decide

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Best chinese food ever - Edit

I've never been a huge fan of chinese food, but thays probably because I had never visited Lotus! I've been dreaming of the salt and chilli aubergines ever since. The portions are a good size to share around, I also got a side of noodles which were incredible. It was also a hit with my carnivore friends! We'll all be back soon. The staff are brilliant, so friendly and all the food is vegan. No alcohol, which actually was quite nice to have a civilized evening! 100% recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Incredible food, Friendly staff, Handy location

Cons: It was a bit cold, take a jumper!

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Amazing! - Edit

Have travelled all over the world and this is my favourite vego Chinese EVER. The fried tofu starter and sweet & sour chicken were delish and the staff are really lovely.

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Best Chinese in Glasgow - Edit

Best Chinese I have tried...and soon to be fully vegan!

Pros: Great selection, soon to be all vegan, Nice staff

Cons: None

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Mostly vegan Chinese 😁 - Edit

Have been to Lotus twice and both times were great. The staff are really friendly and very welcoming to families with children too.

The whole menu is veggie and all but one or two dishes are vegan.

If, like me, you try to avoid too much fake meat, there are still more veg-based choices too. Recommend the salt and chilli aubergine and the miso pumpkin 🙂

Pros: Almost completely vegan, Child friendly, Welcoming staff

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lovely food! - Edit

Great mostly vegan food!
Very friendly staff-
Lots of meat substitutes and wide variety to choose from.
Had veggie spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken and the salt and chilli chips to share.

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so many vegan options! - Edit

The food was delicious. The staff were so friendly - will definitely be back!

Pros: attentive and friendly staff, lots of vegan options!, lovely food

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Awesome Chinese veg feast - Edit

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants I have been to of any food. The food was amazing and great value. Well worth checking out if you are in Glasgow.

Pros: loads of options, great value

Cons: They have no London branch!

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Delicious Cantonese food! - Edit

Wonderful food and very friendly staff. All the menu items apart from two things were vegan. There are many meat substitute dishes so if omnivores are visiting they should feel right at home.

Pros: No alcohol

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Excellent vegan choices - Edit

Second visit to Lotus for lunch. £6.49 for 2 courses with all the Chinese tea you can drink. Beautiful food, large portions. Most of the menu is vegan with some vegetarian, in any case a wide choice. Staff are very nice and welcoming. Definitely recommend.

Pros: Wide choice of dishes, Very cheap lunch, Lovely staff

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Very good find - Edit

Chosen after reading good reviews on 'Happy Cow'. We were delighted with the variety and choice on the menu. Impressed by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. Lovely embiance.

Pros: No MSG, Lots of choice

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Great. A Vegan/ Veggie Chinese - Edit

This is great. I've not been to a Chinese restaurant for 20 years. Now there's a Vegan Chines, with some Veggie dishes. Really nice and mega friendly. We'll be back

Pros: Good choice, Different to the other Glasgow eateries, Friendly Friendly Friendly

Cons: Location isnt the best but OK.

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So fresh and friendly - Edit

We go here for take away a lot. Since it opened, the food has gotten better each time! Staff are friendly and the food is always fresh and well balanced. Love all the tofu dishes I've tried. So grateful to find fake chicken sweetcorn soup too, as I eat egg.

Pros: Bright and lively, Good variety, Tasty authentic food

Cons: Can't think of any

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Great food - Edit

Just had a lovely meal at Lotus. A couple of tofu dishes Kung po tofu and tofu with black bean sauce (both delicious) and an amazing chestnut pumpkin dish (amazing). Will definitely be returning to try more of the menu

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A real delight - Edit

Lotus has a very welcoming ambience. It's a vegetarian restaurant, but all but three or so dishes are vegan. The staff are all really genuine, and the food is absolutely incredible. I highly recommend the faux pork dishes, and the battered salt and chili mushrooms.

The price is completely reasonable for the high quality of food and service. Main dishes average around £8-10

Pros: mostly vegan!

Cons: Too far from my house!

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Great food cooked by lovely people - Edit

It feels good to spend money in a place like this, people who run it are super nice and welcoming, the love for their business shows in every detail, in the cute customised cutlery, the tasty tea imported specially from China, and of course absolutely delicious food, freshly made with no nasty ingredients.

I chose spring rolls to start with, they were lovely and the sauce that came with them was made on premises and it was the best sweet chilli dip I've ever had, it also went well with complimentary vegan "prawn" crackers.

My main was also the winner, salt and chilli tofu, crispy but beautifully soft in the middle, even fried rice was delicious, with a lovely smoky flavour.

My friend had Ma Po Tofu, it was also good but I'm not a big fan of soya mince so I didn't enjoy it as much.

I don't usually drink tea but this green tea I ordered was very nice, good value for money too for a big pot.

I'm definitely coming back, there are a lot of dishes I want to try, and the choice is big since most of them are vegan, to be honest I'm not sure why they even bother with the couple of veggie ones.

It's great to have Chinese food without worrying about hidden fish sauce, MSG, eggs and meat contamination. Also it's not as greasy as your usual takeaway.

Pros: Very welcoming , Amazing food , Good value, cheaper takeaway menu too

Cons: For me the only downside is that I don't live

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lovely people - Edit

At long last a veggie Chinese restaurant in Scotland. the vast majority of the menu is vegan and I think they are gradually changing it to adapt to requests.
we had spring rolls and dumpling to start, the rolls being the better of the two. Pretty good just missing a wee bit of seasoning.
we shared sweet and sour mock chicken and mapo tofu to share. both were good, the sweet and sour was tasty and the owner was delighted to tell me no colouring or msg was used
the mapo was more like a dofu with soya mince throughout. I prefer more bean like texture but a dish which changes depending on tradition, you can't expect it to be the same everywhere.
overall a great first visit and I'm looking forward to returning. delighted I can now to to a Chinese knowing it's deffo veggie. it's not the best I've been too, but I've been to a lot, but it's the best veggie Chinese in Scotland.

Pros: great owners, loads of vegan options. , tasty

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Superb - Edit

My husband and I visited this restaurant 2 weeks after it opened and I have to say it was superb! The food was all freshly made and tasted delicious, the owner is passionate about fresh and healthy ingredients and you can taste that in the food.
The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was lovely, the owner has put everything into opening this wonderful place and I will continue to visit and support this restaurant.
It is about time there was a vegetarian/vegan friendly Chinese in Glasgow.
Well done owner Eric and all the staff on a great job.

Pros: Food quality, Value for money, Friendly staff

Cons: None

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