Lotus Vegetarian

Chantilly, Virginia

4.2 / 6 votes

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Chinese-inspired vegan and vegetarian

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

At Lotus Vegetarian, we strive to make healthy yet enjoyable foods by using the freshest ingredients coupled with great skill and dedication. Our Chinese-inspired menu suits the tastes of not only vegetarians and vegans, but also customers who want an alternative to their favorite foods. Sea salt and vegetable oil are used in our dishes. We do not add MSG.

Added by vgnk on Nov 1 08 (last updated Apr 15 12)

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I am rating this restaurant based on taste, health, and overall quality.

I believe that considering this restaurant is under the 'american chinese' category type, the food is good. Dishes are flavorful, but tend to be on the heavy side. My favorite is the general tso dish. It comes out fresh and hot with brown rice and steamed broccoli that is still crisp and bare(the best kind, and great for sauce dipping). I feel quite satisfied after eating here.

In terms of health, I find many dishes fall short. It is hard to find any restaurant that uses one of the better oil choices (Lotus does not) and even harder to find a restaurant that is not 'heavy handed' in that oil's ussage (Lotus is). Of course, most do not expect 'healhty' when they want american chinese, they expect comfort, which some Lotus dishes may provide. The soups, as is true at non-veg type chinese restaurants, tends to be a little on the thick side. I'm not sure why a lot of chinese soups seem overly gelatinous, but perhaps this is just a style issue. Consistency aside, the soups taste as expected and do satisfy.

Overall, it's worth a couple trips to try out the many different food AND beverage options (I am impressed with the number of options), I do not find it to be an overall great or excellent restaurant, but it is definitely a solid 'good'!


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The food is absolutely wonderful. It's fantastically easy to select vegan food and the menus are very helpful. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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Directions

Adjacent to route 50, located in the large shopping center (close to Lowes and next to Petsmart) by the intersection of 50 and Centreville Rd.

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • American
  • Chinese

Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Quiet

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Hours

11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 10pm
noon - 9:30pm

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