I was excited to try Lotus based on several veggie recommendations. It really wasn't all that great, in my opinion. I really wanted this to be good, I appreciate the basic no frills atmosphere, and know it's popular in the neighborhood. It just didn't taste great to me... also, although they market some soups as "veggie", I asked about the broth and low and behold, it's the ever present beef/chicken juice thing. To their credit, they were very upfront about it, no misleading about this information when I asked. The counter person was actually apologetic, and I sensed this was an ongoing issue with their menu. The staff is very friendly, and I know the prices are reasonable, it's just the food itself that doesnt do a thing for me.