• Red Lotus Chinese Restaurant

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese food in the tourist area of West Yellowstone. Offers traditional dishes - ask for vegan. Gets busy at dinner during tourist season. Reported open October 2023. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by Mberry


Points +1310

28 Jul 2023

Still Open!

And a great option in this meat-centric town. If you are traveling with little ones or are otherwise spice-averse, the “family tofu” is a good, protein-rich entree option.



Points +357

13 Jun 2023


We came back to this vegan-friendly restaurant twice. Our favorite meal was the „Tofu with black bean sauce“.


Points +34

02 Oct 2022

I asked them to make the to fu family style spicy and it’s delicious.

I wandered around looking for something and wound up here on a local’s recommendation. Would return.


Points +406

20 Jun 2022

Fab vegan options when little else available West Yellowstone

We called here 19 June 2022. West Yellowstone didn’t appear to have many vegan options. The bar serving the BM burger was shut so we opted for the Red Lotus. What a find! I asked if they had vegan options and they assured us there were plenty. I had the coconut milk curry and hubby had the eggplant in a garlic sauce. The portions were huge. We got two portions of rice as well. Just a bit of rice left over! They do tofu, but we opted for extra veg. Well worth a visit and wouldn’t hesitate to return if we were travelling this way again.

Pros: Lots of menu items can be veganised, Huge portions, Friendly staff

Cons: Vegan options not shown on the menu, Tip included in the price (but they earned it)


Points +77

23 Sep 2021

Good food, great service

Restaurant was packed but service was great. We got all the tofu dishes (I asked for everything without egg, so I don't know what originally had it). Non-vegan dad happy with vegan stuff

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-21

Pros: Good authentic food, Lots of options, Great service

Cons: Few options with tofu (many just veggies or egg)


Points +43

25 Aug 2021

Great food

Must go for vegans vegetarians, they have quite a lot of options. I went twice and ordered many of my favourite Asian dishes

Tofu seaweed soup
Eggplant in spicy garlic sauce
Indian curry noodles
Vegetables in coconut curry sauce
Tofu is bean sauce

All of them too good

It’s a bit pricy, we paid 50 for a meal for two people

Cons: Expensive


Points +16

18 Oct 2018

Good service and good food (especially for the area)

I thought the veggie options were quite delicious and I don't think it was only because my husband and I were pretty hungry after a full day in Yellowstone (my husband thinks the hunger helped bump our opinion and would have given 3 stars). I gave 4 stars because the veggies were fresh and spices were distinct but not overpowering. We had the flavorful curry vegetables with white rice, egg rolls (crispy but a tad greasy and undercooked) and veggie chowmein. I'm assuming it was vegetarian not vegan (probably contained eggs) but didn't ask a bunch of questions. Service was super fast (got all food within 5 minutes) and friendly, even with a pretty full restaurant. This is the slower season of course. Based on the limited options in town and meat-centric menus, this felt like a win.

Pros: Veggie section on menu (although just 4 options)

Cons: Hard to tell if options are vegan


Points +45

27 Jul 2018

Good option!

There is a vegetarian option, with a really good tofu dish. Food was a bit salty, but I did enjoy it.

Pros: Tasted pretty good.

Cons: Only about 5 vegetarian options., Food was a bit salty.


Points +153

14 May 2018

A solid option in a “vegan food desert”

This is the only place in West Yellowstone they offered tofu on the menu. Staff were really friendly and even though the place was busy, the food was quick. Vegan friendly with a section for “vegetarians”.

Pros: Tofu!, Knowledgeable staff, Authentic food!

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